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Job Overview
The Assistant Director for College Access and Community Partnerships assists in the coordination and implementation of community outreach, admissions, and yield initiatives for undergraduate admissions, with a focus on creating college access pipeline programs (which also include early access and education), and community partnerships (which include varying levels of engagement for Community-Based Organizations events, relationships, and programs). This position will manage all aspects of a Summer College Access Program, oversee college access (and early access) workshops, presentations, assist with strategic recruitment efforts, and help to foster ways to reduce college going barriers and create a network of support and engagement for students, families, and community partners. This position will report to the Associate Director of Admissions for Strategic Initiatives and supervise full-time and part time staff. This person must be skilled in relationship building, be an innovative thinker, and be detailed-oriented; they must be able to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Flexibility for a hybrid remote work option is offered for applicants within the Cincinnati Tri-State Area of 60% in the office days and (2 days) remotes. A complete application should encompass both a resume and a cover letter that outlines your interest in the role and demonstrates your qualifications.

Essential Functions
– Assist in the determination of policies and procedures for the recruitment and admission of students.
– Advise and maintain liaison with the directors of various projects and special programs on campus and in outside agencies regarding admission of target populations.
– Coordinate admission of students including counseling students and parents, reviewing applications, determining eligibility, and recommending alternatives whenever appropriate.
– Assist in determining budget needs for respective areas.
– May coordinate student recruitment for assigned geographic area.
– Lead efforts associated with a function of the Office of Admissions such as recruitment, communications, events/visits, operations and processing, or the recruitment of strategic populations and associated programs.
– Represent Office of Admissions at state and national professional meetings, college fairs, etc.
– 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.).
– Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education
Bachelor’s Degree.

Required Experience
– Three (3) years of relevant experience.
– Some positions may require specialized experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered
– Master’s Degree.
– Experience with Slate or other CRM software.
– Previous supervisory experience.
– Commitment to a diverse applicant pool and student body and the ability to work with people from other backgrounds.
– Experience in project management and customer service, and familiarity with customer relationship management systems.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process
– A resume
– A cover letter (explaining your interest in the position)
– List of three (3) professional references
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 starting at $48,000 – $53,000 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.
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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.

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