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Student Rights and Responsibilities Officer (Repost)
 
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Brampton, ON, CANADA; Mississauga, ON, CANADA; Oakville, ON, CANADA; Toronto, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Training and Education ; Other Training and Education Jobs
Job Industry: Education
Job Career Level: Experienced
Date Posted: Jan 4, 2013
 

Sheridan College is one of Canada's leading postsecondary institutions dedicated to the provision of outstanding academic programs and the support of student and graduate success. We deliver an exceptional educational experience in an environment renowned for innovation and creativity. Program options range from one-year certificates to four-year degrees in the arts, business, community service and technology fields. Sheridan serves 18,000 full-time and 35,000 continuing education students at our campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga.

Sheridan employees will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous vacation entitlement
  • Excellent benefits package with Sun Life
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee assistance programs
  • On-site fitness facilities include: weight rooms, cardio rooms, and squash courts, as well as karate, yoga, pilates, rock climbing and other instructional activities.

In addition, we offer professional development opportunities to promote career development and success in the workplace, including:

  • Professional Development funding
  • Reduced fees for Continuing Education courses
  • Tuition Reimbursement

 

Please note Sheridan College only accepts applications using Resume Basic. Please refer to our online application guide and FAQ section to learn more about the application process. Sheridan's Online Application Guide & FAQs

Reporting to the Manager, Student Rights & Responsibilities (MSRR), and under the direction of the Senior Rights and Responsibilities Officer (SRRO), the Student Rights & Responsibilities Officer (RRO) is responsible for all investigations of student behavioural incidents in the non-academic component of the College and also for investigating for the Students At Risk Intervention Team (SARIT). He/she will work with the MSRR and SRRO to research and develop policy and processes that will reflect the needs of the College and students.  The incumbent will thoroughly investigates all non-academic behavioural incidents, document all aspects of the cases, interview all parties involved and make decisions regarding educational sanctions, including non-academic probation status and financial retribution, as required.  The incumbent will also manage the judiciary process for all non-academic student situations at the assigned campus and provides workshops and seminars to the College community regarding all aspects of Students Rights and Responsibilities, College responsibilities and the associated disciplinary processes.

Specific duties include:
·         Assisting the MSRR in the management and implementation of the Code of Conduct for the College; meeting with students who have allegedly violate the Code of Conduct to ascertain level of involvement;
·         Adjudicating cases and assigning educational and developmental sanctions as appropriate, including decisions concerning non-academic probation; ensuring rights remain intact;
·         Crafting recommendations for MSRR and SRRO concerning suspension, expulsion and unique disciplinary situations;
·         Consulting regularly for students who are on non-academic probation or are referred out to other services to ensure they are meeting all conditions of their probation;
·         Providing communication and effective analysis regarding sensitive student issues while ensuring confidentiality;
·         Making referrals to other Colleges services such as  tutoring, counselling and student advisement;
·         Maintaining files on all disciplinary cases, tracking sanctions and follow-up discussions;
·         Generating reports regarding trends of behavioural issues and associated discipline procedures;
·         Maintaining confidential records and releases information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act  (e.g. background checks for students);
·         Making recommendations to the SRRO regarding policies and process documents, operational manuals or other documentation related to student behaviour;
·         Assisting in investigation of student issues with regards to the Residence Agreement and Student Code of Conduct;
·         Contributing to the Student Services team by working with each area to develop and implement special events;
·         Working on special projects and research initiatives assigned by the Dean; performing other duties as required.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have a 3 year diploma/degree in social science or related field along with 3 years related work experience, preferably in a post-secondary environment (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience).  Experience dealing with sensitive behaviours, issues and procedures is necessary.  The incumbent will possess excellent analytical, research, problem-solving and investigative skills as well as knowledge of due process, rights and responsibilities applicable to student judicial work and current issues/trends related to college student conduct procedures. Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft office, are also necessary.  S/he must have strong interpersonal skills to deal with sensitive student issues, must be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Strong communication skills, ability to act independently and also show initiative and good judgement are important, as is the flexibility to work in a changing environment.

Appointment Details:
Employee Group: Administrative
Department: Student Services
Campus: Mississauga (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 12/A/48
Payband: NI
Target Hiring Range: $55,440 - $58,905
Salary Range: $55,440 - $69,300 
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Application Details: Reposted with changes to Payband, Target Hiring Range and Salary Range. Previous applicants will be considered and need not apply.

To be considered for this position, an on-line application is required. Please click on the "Apply for this job" button to proceed with your application. Please review Sheridan's Online Application Guide & FAQs; before you begin.

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit:
World Education Services

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities.
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