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Regional Partnership and Development Coordinator, Central Northeast Ohio

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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".


About the Job

This role is responsible for the development of external partnerships for the Central and Northeast Ohio Region. Applicants for this role must reside in the Northeastern or North Central part of Ohio and will focus on serving the Columbus and Cleveland regions. This position is a 100% remote position but may require occasional in-person visits to UC's main campus.

Job Overview

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.

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.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Reside in Northeastern or North Central part of Ohio, to focus on serving the Columbus and Cleveland metro areas.
  • Ability to work 100% remotely.

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.


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Regional Partnership and Development Coordinator, Central Northeast Ohio

Date:  Jan 5, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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