You are invited to submit an application to be considered for a position with more than one opening. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department.
Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 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, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
About the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services
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.
CECH is committed to the pursuit of discovery and excellence in research, teaching, and service that addresses real-world challenges and opportunities to create positive social change. We prepare students to maximize their ability to have a positive impact and to be contributing members of society. To this end, we embrace five key values:
Innovation: exploring, discovering, and implementing new ideas, methods, and applications
Partnership: seeking out opportunities for partnership in our academic, research, and community pursuits
Diversity: embracing and celebrating variation in styles, cultures, and disciplines
Leadership: leading through research and by empowering individuals, communities, and organizations
to evolve and facilitate change through best practices
Support: providing an environment where faculty, staff, and students thrive
About UC Upward Bound
Mission: UC Upward Bound provides academic skills and motivation for eligible students to graduate high school, enroll, and graduate from post secondary education.
Vision: To foster academic achievement, cultural exposure, and life success for all eligible students.
UC Upward Bound is seeking to hire two Bound Life Specialists to work with youth in Greater Cincinnati who are underserved and marginalized by systems. As a Bound Life Specialist, you will provide ongoing mentoring support and guidance, by establishing a positive relationship, modeling appropriate behaviors and improving the youth's socio-emotional skills to best improve overall outcomes for academic success.
The Bound Life Specialists provide and model structured academic, emotional and personal/social support for their students assigned. Bound Life Specialists will work individually with each student assigned in the community on life skills to help them through the many challenges and barriers this population face. Additionally, the Bound Life Specialists work closely with the student's guardian and others specified to best guide the student in their goals to overall success in the Upward Bound program to best prepare them for life beyond Upward Bound.
The Bound Life Specialist also actively assist in recruiting new students to participate in the program by conducting recruiting sessions at the University of Cincinnati Upward Bound program targeted schools.
This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with a number of different community agencies, social service agencies and teachers/administrators in schools. Candidates must be available during evenings and some weekends for program functions and overall program support. Must have reliable transportation.
Funding for these positions are based upon the availability of external funds.
Assess students' academic needs and proficiency, connect student to appropriate resources, and provide ongoing support as needed.
Liaison with campus Accessibility Resources.
Coordinate with faculty, advisors and staff to provide and support innovative programs that help students succeed.
Coordinate tutoring for students of all skills levels needing remedial instruction assistance.
Ensure policies and procedures are in place to address academic integrity.
Serve as liaison between faculty/other department personnel and student to coordinate approved absences.
May assist faculty to create assessment rubrics and set attainment targets for the different course learning outcomes.
May work with students on individualized educational plans and on development of learning skills.
May work with student to identify accommodations needed to meet learning skills.
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.
Three (3) years of relevant experience to include previous teaching or tutoring experience.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Bachelor's degree in education, educational assessment, counseling, psychology, social work or related field.
Successful applicants should be highly organized, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, mentor programs, persuasive and strong negotiation skills.
Advanced Degree in education, social work, psychology or related field.
Experience working with underserved youth.
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 of $48,500 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.
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.