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Program Manager, College of Law

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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 College of Law seeks to hire an outstanding individual to manage the day-to-day operations of the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights and the Human Rights Quarterly (HRQ). Founded in 1979, the Urban Morgan Institute was the first endowed institute at an American law school devoted to international human rights law and has long been a world leader in legal education and human rights scholarship. The Institute publishes the HRQ, the world’s leading human rights academic journal, in conjunction with The Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP).



Essential Functions

The Program Manager works closely with the Director of the Institute.  Responsibilities pertaining to the Institute will include: 

  • programming for events and conferences
  • facilitating the Distinguished Visitor Program
  • coordinating summer internships (both abroad and U.S.-based) for Institute Fellows and HRQ Staff
  • interfacing with UC International
  • composing and transmitting letters of recommendation
  • communicating with graduates
  • promoting the Institute through social media
  • drafting stories/press releases for the College’s website and other fora
  • facilitating the preparation of grant applications
  • processing expenses and reimbursements.


For the Quarterly, the Program Manager will among other things:

  • keep a log of all submitted manuscripts
  • correspond with authors
  • prepare articles for student editors to distribute to staff
  • annotate page proofs
  • hire student workers
  • train student workers and staff
  • act as liaison with JHUP.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

  • Three (3) years of experience in program development or business administration.
  • May require supervision experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Knowledge of human rights and social justice issues is desirable.
  • Exceptional editing and organizational skills. 
  • Leadership, management, and team-building experience. 
  • Strong student support skills. 
  • Ability to work under deadlines. 
  • Responsive communication. 
  • Social media expertise. 
  • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Pro and word-processing software and the inclination to learn other programs as needed.

Application Information

Applicants should submit a cv, a cover letter, and a list of references.


For questions, contact Jacob Cogan, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, College of Law at

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

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


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: 83801 


Program Manager, College of Law

Date:  Jun 21, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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