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Student Judicial Affairs Hearing Officer - FIXED TERM - Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards

Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards Los Angeles, California


The University of Southern California student judicial system is based on a developmental and progressive response to student conduct code violations within the university community. It is designed to educate students about USC’s behavioral and academic integrity standards, and assists students in understanding and acknowledging responsibility for their actions while supporting students in learning behaviors that will contribute to their well-being and success as members of the USC community.

The Student Judicial Affairs Hearing Officer is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of the student judicial system. The Officer is involved in a variety of activities pertaining to the student conduct process.


  • Administrative and Informational Reviews – Meet with students and organizations who are alleged to have violated the student conduct code to ascertain their level of involvement. Adjudicate cases, draft written decisions and assign appropriate developmental sanctions with consistency and purpose. Implement and track sanctions and administrative actions.
  • Case Management –Maintain up-to-date information in all disciplinary files and protect student disciplinary records as mandated under FERPA. Conduct investigations as necessary to render a complete record. Approach sensitive matters with care, and coordinate with campus partners to address issues of concern.
  • Liaison – Serve as the liaison with the Office for Residential Education, Sorority & Fraternity Leadership, Student Support and Advocacy, the Department of Public Safety, and faculty and staff in schools and departments throughout the University regarding student conduct related issues.
  • Office Duties – Maintain regular office hours, assist with phone calls and office work as needed, and attend staff meetings. Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the Director.
  • Training and Development –Participate in annual department training workshops and division wide professional development opportunities. Assist in development of and revisions to training materials and training procedures.
  • Educational Presentations – Develop and present seminars/workshops for members of the university community regarding student conduct expectations, academic integrity standards, ethics, integrity, and other issues relevant to USC’s standards of student conduct.
  • Advising & Meeting with Staff/Student Groups – Advise related student groups such as peer mediators, Greek organizations, and Trojans for Integrity.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Preferred Education

  • Master's degree in Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs, Education, Education Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • 3 years of Student Judicial Affairs professional experience at an institution of Higher Education or comparable experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with students, families, faculty, staff and administrators.
  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to prioritize and undertake multiple tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Sound judgment and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Experience conducting student conduct or other investigations.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work after hours and weekends on occasion, when critical situations occur.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to carry out assignments with minimal instruction and supervision once trained.

REQ20070738 Posted Date: 02/11/2019

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