The Learning Commons provides centralized academic support for University of Cincinnati students. The Learning Commons also provides campus-wide leadership around innovative and evidence-based programming to increase student success from first-year to post-baccalaureate preparation and coursework. The Learning Community program at the University of Cincinnati employs more than 100 peer educators to support first-year students in their successful transition to campus.
The Assistant Director of the Learning Communities program oversees professional and student staff members who execute critical functions of the Learning Community program. This includes supervision and development for para-professional Peer Leader Coordinators, a student staff who operate as intermediate supervisors for Peer Leaders within the program. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of the Learning Commons, serves on the Leadership Team, and contributes to strategic planning around marketing, budgets, programming priorities, and staffing.
Provide leadership and direct supervision to professional staff; Orient, train, mentor and evaluate professional staff members; approve time off, payroll, etc.; monitor and coordinate staff development and training in order to assist staff in meeting their professional goals.
Oversee the Learning Community program; including collaborations with campus stakeholders to ensure expectations are being met, Learning Community configuration process, student learning outcomes, curriculum development, and pedagogical strategies for Peer Leaders to utilize in first-year classrooms.
Collaborate with Assistant Director for FYE Curriculum and Assessment to align Learning Community program with other FYE programs and university-wide FYE requirements.
Collaborate with Learning Commons Leadership team to consult on college service requests, develop novel service offerings, and create budgetary projections for programming.
Oversee the implementation of configurations; coordinate with Assistant Director for FYE Curriculum, Faculty Training, and Assessment to ensure co-enrollment structures align with FYE outcomes.
Provide direction for the Learning Community Peer Leader program—more than 100 student staff members.
Supervise and develop Peer Leader Coordinators, a paraprofessional student staff who supervise Peer Leaders
Contribute to oversight of Peer Leader payroll and scheduling
Manage crisis protocols regarding student emergencies or difficult student circumstances requiring intervention or assistance from a professional staff member (e.g., Title IX and Clery reporting, mental or physical health emergencies, etc.)
Manage assigned budget and prepare budget summaries and projections.
Monitor Learning Community enrollments and determining total enrollments, when to close sections, and relevant HR decisions.
Prepare reports, disseminate/interpret information, provide consultation, write proposals, deliver presentations, construct contractual agreements, and ensure that all program services comply with university, state and federal regulations.
Lead one internal Goal Team; an office-wide committee tackling themed projects and opportunities.
Work collaboratively with Director and relevant Learning Commons staff to ensure equitable and consistent policies and practices are created and enforced.
Collaborate with Learning Commons leadership personnel to design innovative programs and services to meet campus stakeholder needs.
Teach First-year (FY) or Peer Education (PE), or other academic course(s), as needed.
Additional responsibilities in any area supporting the Learning Commons, Peer Education Network, university service committees, or other initiative as assigned.
Master's degree in related field with one (1) years’ experience -OR- Bachelor's degree with three (3) years’ experience -OR- Associate's degree with five (5) years’ experience -OR- seven (7) years’ experience. Experience must be in a field related to the position.
Please provide a COVER LETTER along with your resume.
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 / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.