University of Cincinnati — Assistant Director

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, Next Lives Here. 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.

Job Overview
Under general supervision from the Vice President for Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact, the Assistant Director supports the direction, management and supervision of the operations of the Office of Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact. In addition, the Assistant Director defines, develops and executes strategies and ongoing initiatives to promote inclusive excellence priorities for the university.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the direction, management and supervision of the operations of the Office of Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact.
  • Serve as the primary staff member for developing, conducting and integrating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) education across campus – serving as a liaison with college and unit Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) professionals; supporting faculty, staff and student efforts; and managing community outreach efforts. Ensure effective external communications including program and event marketing, unit website and any social media activity.
  • Represent the office in designated administrator’s absence; serve as a member of various campus and community committees.
  • Develop, administer and analyze climate surveys.  Compile statistics, determine necessary interventions, and prepare reports.
  • Manage a program budget to support an annual conference and educating workshops.
  • Serve as the grant administrator for the office to support campus-wide DEI initiatives and professional development opportunities.
  • Serve as the primary advisor to a student organization; attend meetings and advise on matters involving program development, marketing, and budgeting.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).  
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education
Bachelor’s Degree with five (5) years of experience

Required Experience

  • Experience must be in behavioral or social sciences, human resources management, diversity education, curriculum development, communications, counseling, project management or other relevant disciplines. 
  • Experience may require at least two (2) years of supervision.
  • Proven ability to work independently, take ideas from concept to execution; strong project management and programming skills required.
  • Ability to act with diplomacy and discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential matters. 
  • Demonstrated success in creating and delivering educational programming with diverse audiences. 
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to supervise, implement and facilitate evening and weekend programs and events.
  • Demonstrated leadership advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within an organization, team, and/or campus environment.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands. 

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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).

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