University of Cincinnati — Assistant Director, Advising Equity Inclusion & Advancement

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.

Job Overview
As a member of the Office of Advising and Academic Services team, this position will lead accountability measures to ensure equitable hiring, professional development, and advancement of equity in advising.  This position shall promote inclusive excellence within our university-wide advising community in pursuit of a culture of innovation, collaboration, courage, and compassion in line with UC’s Next Lives Here strategic direction. 

This position will offer flexibility for a hybrid remote option for applicants with a residence within OH/IN/KY. Hybrid remote work arrangements are subject to change in accordance with university policies.

Essential Functions

  • Lead outreach and advocacy for policies, procedures, and practice that impact inclusion and belonging to the UC Advising community in alignment with recommendations of the Race, Ethnicity and Inclusion in Advising Task Force and Implementation team.
  • Develop and lead training, benchmarking, and research based on advisor feedback and competitive standards related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Lead, support and collaborate with other DEI programs and organizations in alignment with the Office for Equity, Inclusion, and Community Impact.
  • Lead best practices for recruiting, advertising positions, compensation & policies in advising.  Strategize with the Office for Equal Opportunity to diversify applicant pools.
  • Identify and implement accountability mechanisms to ensure equitable hiring practices are established across all colleges for advising positions.
  • Identify and implement accountability measures to ensure that race, ethnicity, and inclusion becomes strategic and sustained part of annual performance goals throughout UC Advising.
  • Provide mentorship and advocacy to advisors on career advancement opportunities at UC, including promotion advocacy, leadership opportunities, etc.
  • Assist in creation and deployment of advisor satisfaction survey annually. Interpret and disseminate data to administration and the advising community. Assist in recommendations.
  • Develop, administer, and analyze exit survey strategy for advisors, assistant directors and associate directors leaving the university or the advising community.
  • Partner with advising directors and managers to identify quantifiable metrics of success; assess achievement of metrics; and implement accountability measures as appropriate.
  • Partner with the Assistant Director of Advisor Training, Professional Development and Online Resources to align advisor training resources and offerings.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience
Three (3) years of experience as an academic advisor, career counselor, human resource specialist, or related function.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • DEI or learning & development certification.
  • Appreciation of the imperative for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Working knowledge of theories of race, intersectionality, identity, and structural oppression.
  • Demonstrated experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse students or populations preferably in a college or university setting.
  • Master’s degree.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

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

Application Process
Interested and qualified applicants must apply online at In addition to completing the online application, applicants must include the following:

  • A resume  
  • A cover letter (explaining your interest in the position).
  • Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.

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 $54,000 – $62,000 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.

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.