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Manager of Special Projects and Programs, COM

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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

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine's faculty are transforming the world of medicine every day.


The College of Medicine, Office of Operations and Finance is recruiting a Manager of Special Projects and Programs - COM.  This position will support the Clinical Performance Improvement Director by developing, initiating and maintaining resources necessary to support improvements in patient experience, clinical outcomes, quality measures, population health, and pay-for-performance initiatives.  Activities to support such initiatives will involve extensive data analysis as well as data presentation preparation and at times presentation of such data and initiatives to clinical department leadership.

Essential Functions

  • Manage the functions of the assigned unit; develop unit procedures, implement quality improvement initiatives/controls and assess staff skills to ensure achievement of established department goals and objectives; ensures product and services yields the expected outcome and meets established quality levels.  Collaborate with units to develop performance standards; ensure safe work environment.
  • Render decisions in which quality of execution has significant impact within the manager's area and influences service delivery on a department and division basis.
  • Ensure compliance with standard operating procedures, collective bargaining agreements, state regulations, federal laws and all other regulations within area of managerial responsibility; limited authority to grant exceptions within established parameters.
  • May have limited authority for purchases or payroll preparation within the area of managerial responsibility; may provide input for annual unit budget.
  • May provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hire, orient, train, mentor, and evaluate assigned staff); assess skills and identify shortfalls to coordinator or develop training needs. 
  • Represent the university in a positive manner and serve as a liaison with internal and external agents.
  • May serve on various university, division and departmental committees, attend meetings/conferences and may represent the department at various community events to promote services.
  • Complete other duties as assigned including special projects.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree with three (3) years’ experience, -OR- Associate's degree with five (5) years’ experience; -OR- seven (7) years’ experience; degree and experience must be in a related field.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Computer Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, and PowerPoint, extensive proficiency in Excel
  • 3-5 years' experience with clinical quality initiatives is ideal


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: 67601 


Manager of Special Projects and Programs, COM

Date:  Sep 6, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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