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Executive Director, Alpaugh Family Economics Center

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About the Alpaugh Family Economics Center

The Alpaugh Family Economics Center (https://www.economicscenter.org/) is searching for an Executive Director. The Center is a 501(c)(3) organization with affiliation status with the University of Cincinnati, and is housed in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services and Information Technology (CECH). The Executive Director will be an employee of the University.


The Center fulfills two missions. First, the Center conducts economic and financial education outreach and programming, teacher training, and resource development. Second, the Center engages in applied research on a fee-for-service basis for nonprofit, business, and government clients. As a 501(c)(3), the Center has a Board of Trustees with full fiduciary responsibility, with current membership at 43 local leaders in business and education.

Job Overview

Provide strategic and functional oversight to the Alpaugh Family Economics Center to ensure effective operations and fulfillment of the Center’s mission.


The Center conducts economic and financial education outreach and programming, teacher training, and resource development. The Center also engages in applied research on a fee-for-service basis for nonprofit, business, and government clients. As a 501(c)(3), the Center has a Board of Trustees with full fiduciary responsibility.

Essential Functions

  • Interact with members of the Board of Trustees/Board committees.
  • Engage in strategic planning and direct execution.
  • Support fund-raising conducted by professional development staff.
  • Work with CECH and Alpaugh Center Business Offices to oversee budget and financials.
  • Create and maintain a focus on organizational diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Create robust partnerships with diverse populations in communities and school systems.
  • Engage with state legislators on biennial appropriation for $martOhio ($martPath) program.
  • Serve as Principal Investigator (PI) and provide analytical oversight on grants and research projects.
  • Grow the research profile of the Center.
  • 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

Doctoral Degree: Ph.D. in Economics or Economic Education.

Required Experience

  • Seven (7) years of experience in economic/financial education.
  • Experience in the economics education network at the center and/or council level, or with a Federal Reserve Bank.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

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

Application Process

The start date for the new Executive Director is flexible, but will occur within an August-November 2022 timeframe. A curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose/cover letter, diversity statement, and any other supporting documents should be submitted.  Letters of recommendation may be requested. 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 dependant 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.


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Executive Director, Alpaugh Family Economics Center

Date:  Nov 5, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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