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Program Director, Strategic Initiatives Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Program Director, Strategic Initiatives

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 10/15/2020 - Expires: 1/13/2021

Job ID: 221165317

Job Description

Program Director, Strategic Initiatives                                       

Date: Oct 15, 2020

Location:Cincinnati, OH, US

                Company:                 University of Cincinnati
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Program Director of Strategic Initiatives

Office of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement


The College of Engineering and Applied Science is looking for a 100% FTE, full-time position. This position will be a Director, and this position will provide support to the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement. The Director, reporting to the Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement is responsible for working collaboratively throughout the college and university to develop and coordinate programmatic and training efforts that foster an inclusive community for a broad range of constituents. The Director will work with student leaders, administrators, faculty, staff and external partners on a robust set of college-wide collegewide programming initiatives, such as but not limited to the diversity programming, equity and inclusion committee, retention programming and office scholarships. The Director also has oversight for the Summer Bridge Program.


In collaboration and consultation with the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science and the Departments of Engineering:

Develop, plan, manage, and evaluate programs to recruit under-served and underrepresented into undergraduate and graduate programs, working in close cooperation with the CEAS Undergraduate Enrollment Office and individual departments.
Develop program objectives and monitor quantitative and qualitative data on progress toward objectives. Research and analyze relevant literature, other benchmark information in order to develop grant proposals, new program ideas and propose program changes
Create, implement, assess and coordinate retention and completion programming geared toward historically under-served and underrepresented populations within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Including but not limited to the emerging ethnic engineers program (E3), sophomore leadership program, Freshman Engineering Program, First-Generation Engineers Programs.
Management of all current and future E3, CEAS corporate based scholarships for URM and WiE; including selection, and allocation of funds. Funds include but are not limited to- Choose Ohio First, Prather, Pioneer, Sargent & Lundy, Marathon Petroleum, GE-Aviation, Kinetic Vision, and all other scholarships for Under-represented students in CEAS.
Strengthen collaborative corporate partnerships with a primary goal of increasing student engagement, maximizing student retention, and fostering student success.
Collaborate with the office of Experiential Learning to track and assist with co-op placement and evaluation.
Collaborate with staff, faculty and students in creative ways to assist them in creating and promoting a welcoming, supportive and inclusive climate within the college. Work closely with academic advisors, faculty and others to closely monitor performance of students in each IECE retention program.
Liaise with and create mutually beneficial, scalable relationships with key contacts at the university regrading STEM and Engineering initiatives.
Enable and guide staff and volunteers and oversee program space.
Oversee the communication efforts from the IECE office including the creation and delivery of press releases, advertisements, newsletters, IECE website material, and other marketing materials related to Office of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement efforts.
Develop, administer and analyze assessment/evaluation questionnaires. Compile statistics and prepare reports. May provide direct supervision to interns and student workers (i.e., hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.)
Serve on university-wide committees as an advocate for programs and policies that will affect underrepresented groups in CEAS.
Analyze data relevant to student needs, retention, attrition, student success, and persistence and graduation rates and provide recommendations to the Assistant Dean of IECE.
The position will serve the diverse needs of the university community and will participate on appropriate university committees to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of our underrepresented students.
Create informal engagement opportunities to aid with student retention through participation in student-based activities by serving as a mentor/advisor to individual students and key underrepresented student groups including, but not limited to; SHPE, NSBE, SASE, WiE, Choose Ohio First, FEP, 1st Generation, Veteran & LGBTQ students.

In cooperation and consultation with development and business office staff:

Identify, cultivate, and solicit major donors, volunteers, and corporate and foundation prospects etc. that are focused on the success of underrepresented groups in CEAS.
Work on increasing alumnae development and participation on Advisory Boards and other initiatives.
Assist in the procurement of federal, foundation, and corporate funds and write stewardship reports.
Maintain a highly visible national profile to publicize the accomplishments of IECE programs and related efforts.



Serve in the place of the Assistant Dean of IECE as needed.
Perform related duties based on office and college needs.


Supervise all student workers who will engage university and local community on social media, create flyers and send out office communication and other STEM related opportunities to students and alumni of IECE.
Supervise the Program Coordinator for the Summer Bridge Program & Special Events. Aide in the hiring, training and supervision of all instructional staff, and development and allocation of the summer bridge operational budget.
Supervise the Program Coordinator for Community Engagement. Aide in the hiring, training and supervision of all instructional staff and volunteers, and development and allocation of the community engagement operational budget.
Provide coaching, counseling, and corrective action (when necessary) to team members.

Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor's degree with three (3) years of experience; -OR- Associate's degree with five (5) years of experience; -OR- seven (7) years of experience.  Experience must be in program development or business administration. Experience must include at least one (1) year in a supervisory capacity.

Additional Qualifications Considered:   Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field; experience with co-op programs; excellent communication and mentoring skills.  Experience with programs focused on women and/or minority development is preferred.

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.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

REQ: 54841

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati                                   
Job Segment:                     Manager, Engineer, Equity, Management, Engineering, Finance, Strategy, Research                                       

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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