Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public 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, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.
About the College
The College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology (CECH) is dedicated to making a difference in our communities through outreach, academic programs, and community partnerships. Our students and faculty work side-by-side with educators, athletic directors, community wellness experts, cybersecurity analysts, and local, state and federal law enforcement officials. We value experiential learning as an important element of our degree programs. Current research is incorporated into every course to ensure our graduates are prepared to address the most urgent challenges of our society.
About the Student Services Center
The CECH Student Services Center is home to our college's undergraduate academic advisors, as well as our college's Student Success Team, including retention and career specialists, and our embedded mental health counselor.
As part of the CECH Student Success Team, the Program Director for Social Services and Wellness will direct a broad range of student social services and wellness programs and functions. They will support students in distress or crisis by providing guidance on coping strategies and on navigating applicable social services resources. This position will also provide needs assessment, referral, and monitoring for students with economic distress and related issues. They will provide non-therapeutic intake and appropriate referral for students with mental and emotional health issues.
The ideal candidate will possess patience when working with students, offering support through case management, outreach and awareness events, as well as overseeing our satellite location of the Bearcat Pantry. Additionally, they should be knowledgeable in developing tailored programming designed to meet the unique needs of CECH students, including specific identity groups, racially minoritized communities, and other underserved populations.
The person in this position will collaborate with various campus and university units, as well as community organizations. This may include but is not limited to the UC CARE Team, Accessibility Resources, Veteran Affairs, and Financial Aid and Enrollment Services. The Program Director for Social Services and Wellness must have the ability to work independently and to partner with these various departments in order to advance the CECH community's awareness of well-being issues and resources.
Standard Days Worked: M-F Type of Appointment: Full-Time (12 Months) Work Location: Hybrid. Office location is 360 Teachers-Dyer Complex. Position is eligible for 40% remote work.
Research, design and implement high quality student social services and wellness programs.
Create long- and short-term action plans that advance the college's priorities around student social services support.
Provide intensive initial and follow up support for students with social services needs, including economic distress - intake, guidance, referral to applicable resources, monitoring, and follow up.
Provide educational outreach on wellness awareness and resources through events, workshops, and collaboration with applicable partners.
Collaborate with CECH leadership, faculty, and staff, as well as campus and community members.
Maintain data and provide reports on student issues and their resolutions, as well as assessment of outreach and other efforts.
Perform related duties based on college need.
Nine (9) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Five (5) years related experience.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), or Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation (LISW-S).
Experience working with college students or well-versed in college student wellness trends.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations, including underserved and international students, with knowledge of educational barriers facing underrepresented students.
Extensive knowledge of social services in the Cincinnati metro area.
Experience creating partnerships in the university and surrounding local communities.
Ability to prioritize, organize, plan, and follow-up on multiple tasks and projects.
Solutions oriented with a drive for innovation and a spirit of collaboration; team player with ability to work independently.
Commitment to excellence, communication, listening, and attention to detail.
Comfortable with the use of technology and open to learning new systems and technology as needed.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include:
Cover letter of interest
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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.
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).
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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.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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.