Manager Special Projects and Programs
Date: Jun 8, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, US
University of Cincinnati
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century - building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what's Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America's top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as "the most ambitious campus design program in the country.
Under the guidance of the Office of the Provost, the university has established a new state-of-the-art Faculty Enrichment Center (FEC) that serves as the intellectual and social commons for faculty and is intended to enrich faculty, foster collaborations, and build community using inclusive and innovate programs and high-quality workspaces.
The Office of the Provost is currently seeking a Manager of Special Projects and Programs who will support the Executive Director of the FEC by assisting in the daily operations of the center. Commitment to process improvement, equity and inclusion, and professional development are essential values associated with this position.
This position will assist the Executive Director with the creation of new policies, procedures, and practices that optimize operations and performance, and conduct research on faculty development programs and best-practices. The Manager of Special Projects will also assist with planning, implementation, and assessment of programs and events and elicit feedback from stakeholders and constituents. This position will involve collaboration with the media specialists to publicize programs and partner with various campus offices and the FEC advisory board to identify core programs. Other duties include monthly reporting, creating presentations, assisting with faculty awards, and supervising student assistants.
Manage the functions of the assigned unit; develop unit procedures, implement quality improvement initiatives/controls and assess staff skills to ensure achievement of established department goals and objectives; ensures product and services yields the expected outcome and meets established quality levels. Collaborate with units to develop performance standards; ensure safe work environment.
Render decisions in which quality of execution has significant impact within the manager's area and influences service delivery on a department and division basis.
Ensure compliance with standard operating procedures, collective bargaining agreements, state regulations, federal laws and all other regulations within area of managerial responsibility; limited authority to grant exceptions within established parameters.
May have limited authority for purchases or payroll preparation within the area of managerial responsibility; may provide input for annual unit budget.
May provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hire, orient, train, mentor, and evaluate assigned staff); assess skills and identify shortfalls to coordinator or develop training needs.
Represent the university in a positive manner and serve as a liaison with internal and external agents.
May serve on various university, division and departmental committees, attend meetings/conferences and may represent the department at various community events to promote services.
Complete other duties as assigned including special projects.
Bachelor's degree with three (3) years' experience, -OR- Associate's degree with five (5) years' experience; -OR- seven (7) years' experience; degree and experience must be in a related field.
Additional Qualifications Considered
* Master's degree
* Experience working in higher education.
* Supervisory experience.
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).
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