Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards

Enrollment Management and Student Experience

Supervisor:   Louise D. Gaile, Director of Student Conduct and Student Experience

Hours: 10 per week

Salary: $5,048.00 (paid at salary rate based on start date)


Supporting the university’s mission and distinctive college system, the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards provides central leadership for UMES’s campus-wide non-academic student conduct process in conjunction with the undergraduate colleges and residential areas, graduate and professional schools, and greater university community.  The office plays a critical role in managing and resolving student complaints of sexual violence and sexual assault, bias, discrimination, and harassment. Additionally, facilitates ongoing comprehensive student conduct-related training for staff, students, and faculty while educating the campus community about student rights and responsibilities.


Under the direct supervision of the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards, the Graduate Assistant will play a key role in the day to day operations of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards and the overall student conduct process.  Areas of emphasis include: developing counseling skills through individual student conduct meetings, utilizing research, organization, and communication skills and knowledge and understanding of student conduct processes and regulations, and understanding the intersection of student development and the student conduct process.  Graduate Assistant will meet the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards on a regular basis in order to provide/receive feedback, evaluate the assistantship experience, and discuss career goals and interests.


  • Assist Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards in developing and implementing annual revisions to Student Conduct Code and Standards.  Research potential changes, compile best practices and trends, and summarize national, USM system-wide, and other related policy issues/changes.  Organize and coordinate regular meetings of Student Conduct and Community Standards Group to discuss policy changes.
  • Assist Student Conduct Director in reviewing incident reports, uploading reports and other documents into Advocate Database, and performing sanction follow-up.
  • Serve as University Graduate Assistant to Student Conduct.  Conduct one on one Administrative Resolution meetings with students the resolve non-academic student conduct cases.  Assign sanctions when students accept responsibility for Student Conduct Code violations.
  • Serve as a University Representative at Student Conduct Reviews and present information supporting alleged violations from University’s perspective.
  • Assist the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards in investigating non-academic student conduct incidents.
  • Assist with various student conduct related assessments, statistical reports, and research projects.
  • Assist with initial intake and front desk reception, including receiving and directing walk-in traffic, answering phones, and answering questions from students, staff, faculty and other members of the UMES community about the student conduct process.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.


  • Must be a current UMES student
  • General understanding of student conduct processes and interest in student conduct as a field.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to explain detailed statistical data reports in everyday language.  Attention to detail is crucial.
  • Student centered philosophy focused on student development.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and PageMaker.


  • Opportunity for personal and professional growth and development.
  • Opportunity for one on one interaction with students.
  • Opportunity to increase knowledge and understanding of student conduct processes and standards.
  • Professional mentoring relationship with Enrollment Management and Student Experience staff.
  • Hands-on experience with widely-used student conduct database.

Application Process: Submit an application to the Office of Human Resources following the instructions below. A resume must be sent directly to Ms. Louse Gaile at

Follow the instructions below to submit an application to HR:

1. Visit

2. Select Talent Acquisition

3. Select Students

4. Select Student Employment Website

5. Select Student Job Board or Student Application

6. Email the application to

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