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Program Coordinator, UC Center for Entrepreneurship

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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 University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business is currently seeking applications for a Program Coordinator to support entrepreneurial efforts at the UC Center for Entrepreneurship. Working with the Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Studies, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for planning, designing, evaluating, and coordinating Center activities particularly as they relate to the Center’s growing partnership with the College of Engineering and Applied Science.


The UC Center for Entrepreneurship serves as the academic hub for entrepreneurship at the University of Cincinnati supporting both academic courses and co-curricular student activities in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. These are exciting times at the University of Cincinnati as the center celebrates its 25th year anniversary and transitions from a college-facing center to a campus-facing institute over the next year, scaling its programs and activities to serve all UC students and better support our faculty/staff, alumni and local business communities. Working in collaboration with cross-campus academic units and innovation partners that include the 1819 Innovation Hub and the Cincinnati Innovation District, the Center for Entrepreneurship serves as the gateway for students to learn about and connect with resources to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset.

Essential Functions

  • Design/create and conduct seminars, classes, workshops or programs.
  • 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.
  • Provide financial administrative support for program initiatives.
  • Develop, administer and analyze assessment/evaluation questionnaires. Compile statistics and prepare reports.
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to recruit students and program participants.
  • Interact with staff faculty, external agencies and other university departments.
  • May conduct research and analyze relevant literature, other benchmark information to develop grant proposals, new program ideas and propose program changes.
  • 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.).

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

  • Previous event management and marketing experience.
  • Prior experience in entrepreneurship.
  • Familiarity of engineering education.
  • Working knowledge of AirTable a plus. 
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours including evenings and weekend.
  • Willingness to travel.


Physical Requirements/Work Environment

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

Application Process

  • Resume.
  • Cover letter.
  • Contact information for 3 references.


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 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: 85767 


Program Coordinator, UC Center for Entrepreneurship

Date:  Jul 22, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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