Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
Reporting directly to the Director of the Learning Commons, this position will provide leadership, planning, and day-to-day direction for the Learning Commons College Success Programs- Academic Coaching and Success Skills Workshops. They will also oversee Success Plans for students required to attend Learning Commons services and be a liaison to campus partners. This position may have the ability to work off-campus intermittently depending on the needs of the unit.
Assistant Director Responsibilities:
Serve as a member of the Learning Commons Leadership Team.
Oversee the operations of at least one internal "Goal Team" focusing on an area of intra-office collaboration.
Oversee operations within the Learning Commons main office, including organizational and technological systems (i.e. TracCloud, centralized admin processes for Learning Commons main desk and office, etc.) and office outreach.
Coordinate with Front Desk supervisor and Academic Services Administrator for Peer Tutoring and the Academic Writing Center to maintain office consistency.
Coordinate with partner offices to develop outreach and collaborative academic support programming such as academic alert and probation interventions.
Develop program objectives and corresponding assessment program. Collect and monitor program data, identify problems and solutions, develop clear goals and action steps for program enhancement.
Research and analyze relevant literature, benchmark institution information, and innovative practices in order to develop new program ideas, evidence-based training regimens, and center practices.
Assist in Learning Commons research and staff development initiatives.
Perform related duties based on departmental need.
Academic Coaching and Success Skills Workshop Responsibilities:
Coordinate all Academic Coaching and Success Skills Workshop services, training, assessment, and promotion. Responsibilities including:
Oversee Academic Coaching and Success Skills Workshop services, programs, and staff.
Design and implement training for staff.
Assess and report outcomes to relevant stakeholders.
Direct supervision of student staff (i.e. performance evaluations, disciplinary action, leave requests, etc.).
Collaborate with relevant Learning Commons staff, advisors, and faculty to develop and maintain the Academic Coaching and Success Skills Workshop program.
Masters degree with three (3) years of experience.
Additional Qualifications Considered
3+ years working in learning assistance with coaching or college success initiatives, advising, or retention programming at the post-secondary level.
Engaged with research and literature around interventions for alert, probation, and first-year students, Motivational Interviewing, student success, anti-deficit frameworks, and retention.
Familiarity with educational technology such as TutorTrac, Access Databases/Query software, and Canvas (or other similar LMSs).
Experience supervising, hiring, and training undergraduate students in professional settings.
Masters in college student personnel, student affairs in higher education, educational studies, or a relevant field.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
A cover letter expressing your interest in this role is a required document in order to be considered a candidate.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range of $60,000 - $63,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.