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Partnership Development Coordinator, Experience-Based Learning and Career Education, Hybrid

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You are invited to submit an application to be considered for a position with more than one opening. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department.


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

At the University of Cincinnati's Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education (ELCE), we believe that experiential learning and career education are essential components of higher education. In support of this, we develop and deliver innovative, high-impact courses, programs, and services that foster students' personal and professional development as dynamic, thoughtful, global citizens. Within a thriving culture of collaboration, the division provides students, employers, and partners a single point of contact for experience-based learning opportunities and transition-to-career services.


Members of the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education strive to carry out our mission and vision and act in accordance with the following values: Respect, Equity and Inclusion, Service, Innovation and Excellence, Integrity, and Professional Development.

Job Overview

This position works with the division to execute an employer engagement strategy and best practices as it relates to employer retention- this may include employer appreciation events and coordinating touchpoints with employer partners. Partnership Development Coordinators will work with the division to develop alumni relationships as they relate to future employer development. Additionally, the position will execute and support re-engagement strategies that seek to bring back Legacy employers.  Responsible for the development of external partnerships for the various experiential learning programs. These programs include co-op, academic internship, micro-internship, and full-time employment opportunities as well as academic experiences such as UC Forward, Undergraduate Research, and Service Learning for students.

Essential Functions

  • Generate leads for new job development through alumni networks, industry research, and on-campus partnerships and assist faculty in follow-up.
  • Work with faculty and administrators to execute an employer engagement strategy and best practices as it relates to employer retention– this may include employer appreciation events and coordinating touchpoints with employer partners. Work with faculty and administration to develop alumni relationships as they relate to future employer development.
  • Cultivate, build, and maintain relationships with employer partners to ensure effective employer management. Work with faculty and student ambassadors to promote new opportunities. Assist in developing and implementing a partnership on-boarding strategy.
  • Develop strong relationships with external organizations. Learn and understand the process and needs for each co-op offering as well as other programs. Develop an understanding of employer metrics, best practices, relationship history, and industry language.
  • Support faculty in evaluating job opportunities for suitability as an academic learning experience by conducting company research and prospecting phone-calls.
  • Support the development of an employer support and re-engagement strategy with faculty and administration that seeks to bring back Legacy employers.
  • Support the development of strategic employer engagement plans by providing data and reports on employer hiring practices and trends. Meet directly with employers to discuss company hiring needs and develop university partnerships. Occasional local and out-of-state travel may be required. 
  • Assist in the coordination of all relevant job-related events and support employer engagement events. 
  • Lead external and internal teams focusing on job development and employer engagement efforts for specific geographic areas and specific industry sectors, nationally and internationally. Assist in the planning and coordination of strategic job development travel and coordinating debriefing sessions on job development.
  • 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 Trainings/Certifications

A valid driver’s license.

Required Experience

One (1) year of relevant experience.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

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

Application Process

  • An Application cover letter are required to be considered for this position.
  • 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 $38,000 - $41,500 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.


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: 85904

Partnership Development Coordinator, Experience-Based Learning and Career Education, Hybrid

Date:  Sep 15, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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