Dir CPS Strong -
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.
Lead and coordinate the
University of Cincinnati’s efforts to significantly increase the
number of Cincinnati Public School (CPS) students who enroll in and
graduate from the university.
- Lead and coordinate UC efforts to increase enrollment, student
success, and graduation rates of CPS students.
- Establish trust-based relationships with CPS district and
school leadership teams to facilitate successful collaboration
between the university, district, and individual schools.
- Establish shared-leadership partnerships with key stakeholders
across the university, including decentralized colleges, advising
and student success supports, student life/services, and identity
- Develop strategic goals and implementation plans to increase
CPS student retention, progression, and graduation from UC.
Communicate with deans and senior leaders to advance a
student-ready culture and advocate change. Identify policy,
process, and programs that support student success at Uptown, UC
Blue Ash and UC Clermont campuses.
- Advocate for strategies to make the logistics of college access
easier (ex. application process, new student experience, policy,
etc.) with Enrollment Management offices and other partners.
- Partner with CECH and CPS Schools to support readiness models
that increase college preparation (ex. UC Scholars Academy,
Bearcats Academy, Upward Bound, etc.). Provide CPS schools with
clarity about academic preparation requirements for UC
- Chair a CPS Strong steering committee and convene stakeholder
groups to coordinate leadership structure around readiness, access,
- Work with university partners to build on existing programs
that meet student success goals resulting in stronger academic
achievement, enhanced campus engagement and sense of community for
- Collaboratively design a detailed assessment plan and timeline
to monitor student success outcomes. Present outcomes and
opportunity data regularly to CPS partners, college deans,
admissions, and student success personnel
- Convene a student advisory board of CPS graduates. Participate
in CPS-related student programming and outreach on campus and in
- Serve as a member of the Advising & Academic Services
directorial leadership team.
- Develop and sustain a working knowledge of student success
models, practices, and research for urban university partnerships
with urban school systems. Utilize a deep understanding of equity
& inclusion practices for student success.
- Create celebration opportunities to recognize and tell the
stories and successes of CPS graduates. Create and implement
awareness of initiatives, services and programming to UC, CPS and
- Publish articles and present at local and national conferences
to create awareness of CPS Strong work.
- Manage budgetary expenditures for the CPS Strong funded
initiatives across the university. Build business case and support
materials to increase funding including grant proposals, budget
proposals, and fundraising briefs.
- 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.).
- Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job
description can be changed at any time.
Master's Degree in
a related educational program, Education Administration, Teaching,
Counseling, Student Development or related field.
Seven (7) years of
related experience that includes progressively responsible
administrative experience in student success, support, program
management, and assessment. Experience must include one (1) year
Additional Qualifications Considered
- Experience working within a large, decentralized
- Experience working with a K-12 public school system or with
urban high school students.
Interested candidates, please go to: https://bit.ly/3i4PbvP
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
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
The University of Cincinnati
is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority /
Female / Disability / Veteran.