Asst Director, GEN-1

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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 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 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, worldwide 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. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

About the University of Cincinnati

Gen-1 is a groundbreaking University of Cincinnati program that is the nation's first living-learning community to focus on first-generation college students. The Gen-1 Program was established in 2008 and is a living and learning community that supports Pell-eligible, first-generation college students with a structured environment in which to live, learn, and work. Gen-1 helps to promote successful transition to the University of Cincinnati, first-to-second year retention, and degree completion. By helping these students achieve academic, personal, and social success, this program transforms lives and enhances our community.

Job Overview

This position supports first-generation college students at the University of Cincinnati. The Assistant Director uses all forms of student contact including in-person, virtual, email, and phone interactions to provide student-centered advising.


The Assistant Director collaborates on projects supporting first-generation college students, focusing on student success, retention, and graduation. Additionally, the Assistant Director collects and analyzes quantitative and qualitative program data and national data on first-generation student success to evaluate current programming effectiveness and inform future programming. The Assistant Director uses technology such as Slate, My Bearcat Network, Catalyst (PeopleSoft), Canvas and many more, to monitor student progress.


This position will offer flexibility for a hybrid remote work arrangement (a set schedule of on campus and work from home days each week) for applicants with a residence within OH/IN/KY. Hybrid work arrangements are subject to change in accordance with university policies. Hybrid work will start after onboarding.    

Essential Functions

  • Advise students and provide support on academic, financial, career, and personal matters. 
  • Evaluate student needs and provide referrals to career, academic, counseling, and student life resources and opportunities.  
  • Collaborate to design, implement, modify, and evaluate programs.  
  • Research and analyze relevant literature and other benchmark information to identify funding sources, develop new program ideas, and propose program changes. 
  • Develop program objectives and monitor quantitative and qualitative data on student progress toward objectives.  
  • Review objectives to identify problems and solutions. Develop, administer, and analyze assessment/evaluation tools.  
  • Compile statistics, prepare reports, and disseminate information regarding first-generation college students.  
  • Collaborate with internal administrative and academic units and external entities to enhance community partnerships and expand student resources and opportunities. Manage scholarship selection process.  
  • Teach one semester of the Gen-1 course, annually.  
  • May assist with supervision of exempt and non-exempt staff. 
  • May provide direct supervision to student staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.) on projects such as social media and marketing.  
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.  

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 related experience

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Undergraduate student service and/or leadership may be considered. Experience working with disadvantaged youth in an educational setting may be considered.  
  • Experience in other areas with transferable skills may be considered.  
  • Possess a collaborative work style that fosters trust, respect, and successful working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administrators. 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

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

Application Process

  • Cover letters must be included for complete application process.
  • Cover letter should be addressed to the search committee. 

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 $50,132 - $52,000 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.


For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at


The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 96533 


Asst Director, GEN-1

Date:  Jul 10, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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