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To promote the health and safety of our university community, UC currently has a mandatory mask requirement for all buildings on campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Additionally, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by November 15, 2021. Newly hired individuals will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. There is an opportunity to request an exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical reasons, sincerely held reasons of conscience, or religious beliefs.

Associate Director, Student Wellness Center

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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

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.
  • May be 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.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental needs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with seven (7) years of experience; -OR-Associate's degree with nine (9) years of experience; -OR-eleven (11) years of experience. Degree must be in a related field.
  • Experience must be related.  Experience also requires at least three (3) years of supervision.

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.


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 $53,589.64 - $54,000 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.


REQ: 75301 


Associate Director, Student Wellness Center

Date:  Nov 25, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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