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Assistant Director, Gen-1/Impact House

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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.


About the Department

Housed in the Division of Student Affairs, the Gen-1/1MPACT House Program is a scholarship and living and learning community that supports Pell-eligible, first-generation college students with a structured environment in which to live, learn, and work. The program promotes 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 as well as national data on first-generation student success to evaluate effectiveness of current programming 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 option to work from home 2 days per week and in office 3 days per week for applicants with a residence within OH/IN/KY, after a probationary period. Remote work arrangements are subject to change in accordance with university policies.

Essential Functions

  • Provide student support and guidance on academic, financial, career, and personal matters. Advise students on educational alternatives. 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, as well as 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with five(5) years experience; -OR-Associate's degree with seven (7) years experience; -OR-nine (9) years experience. Degreemust be in a related field; experience must be related.
  • Experience also requires at least three (3) years supervision.

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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Possess a collaborative work style that fosters trust, respect, and successful working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Application Process

  • A Resume and Cover letter are required and must be submitted as part of the on-line application process.
  • Cover Letters should be addressed to Suzette Combs, Director of Gen-1/Impact House.
  • Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.

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.


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.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 91567 


Assistant Director, Gen-1/Impact House

Date:  Jan 30, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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