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Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Psychology, Arts and Sciences

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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.


Job Overview

The Department of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati seeks to hire a Graduate Program Coordinator. The department is one of the largest in the College of Arts and Sciences and is an active, diverse, growing and busy department with a mission that spans research, instruction at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and community and professional service.  The Graduate Program Coordinator serves as the primary contact for our doctoral and terminal master's graduate programs to those within the university and from the general community. Other responsibilities include providing graduate student assistance, including tuition remission processing, graduation certification, graduate coursework documentation, and graduate student tracking; and assisting the Graduate Directors with admissions processes and coordinating/processing graduate scholarships and fellowships.


The graduate program works collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders to achieve set goals. The ideal candidate must be a valuable contributor to the team, be able to work independently, solve problems and pay attention to detail.


Essential Functions

  • Develop program objectives and monitor quantitative and qualitative data on progress toward objectives.  Review objectives to identify problems and solutions, prioritize solutions and develop action steps for program improvement.  
  • Develop, administer and analyze assessment/evaluation questionnaires. Compile statistics and prepare reports.  
  • Interact with staff faculty, external agencies and other university departments.  
  • 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.).  
  • Gather and interpret data to inform clinical planning and placement efforts. Develop and implement strategies to educate and support stakeholders involved in graduate clinical experiences and internship placements.  
  • Support the graduate student experience through proactive outreach and exemplary customer service.  
  • Interact with current and prospective students, staff, faculty, other university departments, and external partners.  
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.


Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

One (1) year of program coordination experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Strong data-entry and computer skills including experience using Microsoft Office Suite, database software, and/or other similar software programs.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to support directors with official offer letters, email distributions, and online information.. 
    role is preferred, particularly within an academic setting.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectful with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a collaborative, team-based atmosphere.
  • Respect for diversity and individual differences in all aspects of professional behavior.
  • Demonstrated success in working in an administrative support.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

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

Application Process

  • A completed application form, cover letter, and resume must be submitted online to be considered for this position.
  • Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.
  • Contact information for three references will be requested from applicants selected to participate in in-person interviews. 


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin in May 2022.

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 $40,000 - $45000 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: 82333 


Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Psychology, Arts and Sciences

Date:  Aug 18, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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