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Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Community Engagement and Equity, College of Law

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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

Responsible for developing and implementing a wide variety of programs ensuring that law students succeed academically, personally, and professionally.

Essential Functions

  • Manages the facilitation of law student access to academic, co-curricular, and social activities at the University. 
  • Plans, organizes, and supervises law school new student orientation, graduation, and award/recognition ceremonies, including student leadership development programs. 
  • Oversees academic advising for JD, joint-degree, and certificate program students.
  • Oversees referrals and resources for academic support, is the primary contact for law student emergencies, and manages the medical leave of absence process for College of Law students.
  • Oversees the coordination of disability-related accommodations for the College of Law community. 
  • Supports the College’s Title IX Compliance.
  • Supervises, coordinates, advises, and promotes student organizations, including law student government, assists student organization in establishing appropriate governance structures and in complying with all law school and university requirements.
  • Provides support for law student discipline structures.  Ensures reporting by structures of character and fitness.
  • Serves as an ex officio member on faculty committees as requested.
  • Provides mentoring, support, and programming for historically underrepresented groups and first generation college/low income undergraduates and connects them with the resources necessary to thrive in a professional school environment.
  • Collaborates with COL leadership team on all questions bearing on the overall climate of the school community, including student concerns relating to diversity, equity, and belonging.
  • Collaborates and provides thought partnership to student services team on the best practices and programming to support diversity, equity, and belonging initiatives.
  • Develop budget requests and monitor expenditures.
  • 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.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree or Terminal Degree.

Required Experience

  • Five - Seven (7) years of relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion including experience in a legal setting engaging in equity and inclusion initiatives.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  •  J.D. strongly ideal.
  • Extensive experience in student services and knowledge of best practices in mentoring programs in higher education
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and prioritization of projects, programs, and activities, using sound judgment while meeting organizational requirements and maintaining accountability.
  • High level of independent judgment, initiative, discretion, collegiality, integrity, professionalism, confidentiality, and attention to detail
  • Must understand how individuals' lived experiences impact the needs of multiple constituencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

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


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 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.


REQ: 92193 


Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Community Engagement and Equity, College of Law

Date:  Mar 14, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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