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Manager, High Impact Practices

University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022

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Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you’ll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We’re seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

The Opportunity:

Student Success and Well-Being seeks a Manager, High Impact Practices to join their team! The Manager of High Impact Practices (HIP) coordinates and supports the development and implementation of inclusive, culturally responsive, and evidenced-based strategies to engage students in High Impact Practices. This includes, but is not limited to, developing the HIP Scholars Program, monitoring and gathering HIP data, working with HIP centralized offices and partners university-wide, creating programing, and working with HIP peer coaches.

This position is funded by a five-year grant through the Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Program (Title V, Part A), to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. This grant also enables HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability, benefiting students of all backgrounds.

The Manager of High Impact Practices reports to the Assistant Vice Provost of Academic Engagement in the Division of Student Success and Well Being, who serves as a member of the project management team and provides regular updates to the POTENCIAL Project Manager.


  • Develop and implement the HIP Scholars Program: Inform the university community about program activities and resources to recruit student scholars; Meet one-on-one and in small groups with student scholars during the one-year program; Connect student scholars to HIP opportunities focused on non-profit internships, undergraduate research, and study abroad; Offer workshops and training for HIP Scholars; Support assessment of program activities.

  • Develop and implement HIP initiatives university wide; Develop and implement intentional outreach and marketing strategies to achieve grant objectives and increase HIP involvement among Hispanic/Latino/a/x, low-income, pre-transfer and recently transferred students.

  • Provide support to HIP PeerKnights Coaching, an innovative peer-to-peer coaching program to strengthen awareness and engagement in HIPs, academic self-concept and sense of belonging; Recruit, hire, onboard, and supervise two HIP PeerKnight Coaches.

  • Assist with monitoring and gathering student data to increase HIP participation among Hispanic/Latino/a/x, low-income, and transfer students; Develop and implement intervention strategies to reduce identified gaps.

  • Work in collaboration with the POTENCIAL project management team, centralized HIP offices and across university departments to increase HIP participation, sense of belonging, and 2/4-year graduation rates among Hispanic/Latino/a/x, low-income, and transfer students.

  • Performs other grant implementation duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working at an institution of higher education.

  • Experience working with faculty.

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems through critical thinking.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time.

  • Ability to plan and organize work.

  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

  • Proactive, takes initiative to get things done without prompting.

  • Makes well-reasoned and timely decisions.

  • Recent experience supporting Hispanic/Latino/a/x and other marginalized/minoritized student populations.

  • Knowledge of the implications of the HSI designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.

Additional Application Materials Required:

In addition to your application, please submit a resume and cover letter.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to UCF Employee Benefits Guide (12-14-21)

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Work Schedule

Typically Monday-Friday; 8am-5pm. Some evening and weekend hours may apply.

Expected Salary

$48,722.00 to $60,000.00

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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