Assoc Director, Student Wellness

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public 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, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

About the College

The Student Wellness Center empowers students to make informed decisions regarding their health and wellness by providing evidence-based education, inclusive resources, and non-judgmental support.

Job Overview

The Associate Director helps manage the Student Wellness Center, including supervising professional and student staff. They will oversee the peer education program, including training, management, and assisting students. The AD helps with outreach and programming, as well as developing educational materials. Should have experience in assessment and evaluation.

Essential Functions

- Manage a major subdivision within a department, center, or institute responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of goals to achieve strategic objectives; assume management responsibility for a wide range of projects/tasks associated with primary business operations and/or corporate relations with which decisions and quality of execution have a significant impact and influence service delivery on a division, campus or university level.

- Formulate, recommend, approve and implement internal policies, procedures, controls, and manage processes to increase internal business and/or external corporate partnerships and advance service levels; responsible for policy execution and results that enrich the department/center, the campus, and the university; consults with Director on major policy changes affecting other departments; authority to grant exceptions.

- May be responsible for coordinating a function or program(s)in which decisions and quality of execution have a significant impact on external relations.

- Maybe responsible for collaborating efforts with administrative and academic units(i.e., Public Relations, Academic Colleges, Foundation, etc.) to enhance business/community partnerships.

- Develop, implement, and monitor assigned budgets; authority for function budget, revenue and expense planning and approving expenditure; delegated signature authority for programs or functions within department or center; may serve as department business administration officer.

- Prepare reports, disseminate/interpret information, provide advice, write proposals, deliver presentations, construct contractual agreements, and ensure that all programs and services comply with university, state, and federal regulations.

- Communicate and assist students, parents, and corporate partners to resolve questions and complex issues; represent the university internally and externally.

- Assist with administrative leadership and supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff; hire, orient, train, mentor, and evaluate assigned staff; monitor and coordinate staff development and training program.

- Serve on various university, division, and departmental committees and may represent the department at various state and national associations; may function for the Director in his/her absence, as required.

- 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 needs.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Nine (9) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement

Required Experience

Five (5) years related experience

Additional Qualifications Considered

- Master's degree in public health, health education, social work, higher education, and student affairs, or a related field.

- CHES/MCHES certified.

- 3-4 years of related experience working with health and wellness issues in a collegiate setting.

- Demonstrated understanding of contemporary best practices and research in health and wellness.

- Excellent project management skills: ability and willingness to manage flexible workload, multiple tasks, and to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

- Experience and commitment to public health and social justice change models.

- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and work effectively with students, faculty, and administrative constituencies.


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.


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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The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 95595 


Assoc Director, Student Wellness

Date:  May 12, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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