The University of Cincinnati’s Office of Innovation is located in the University’s new 133,000 square foot 1819 Innovation Hub. Part of its mission is to ignite a thriving uptown innovation district, populated with large corporate partners, fast-moving startups, and globally competitive talent spanning executives down to student interns. As a result, the University of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati region will be a destination for top student, faculty, and staff talent, and that talent will be globally connected such they can thrive in today’s fast-changing digital age. This ambitious endeavor requires supporting staff who recognize the challenge, urgency, and impact associated with this journey for the University of Cincinnati and this region.
Perform responsible administrative staff functions, frequently of a confidential nature, concerning administrative activities of substantial complexity.
Maintains organization and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Manages a complex schedule with competing priorities.
Recommend the development of operating policies and procedures, advise and assist administrator in policy and strategy formulation.
Prepare responses to inquiries.
Identify and review problem areas such as staffing levels, operating procedures, budgetary support, etc.
Review and evaluate proposals concerning operational activities of designated units.
Maintain liaison with designated unit directors and administrators, as well as external offices and agencies to insure conformity to external policies and procedures.
Prepare memos, speeches, presentations, and position statements, as required.
Represent designated administrator, as needed, with moderate authority to make commitments on administrative policies and procedures.
Assist in the development of budget request and narrative, as required.
Interview and recommend the employment of support staff.
May provide direct 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.
Bachelor's degree and three (3) years’ experience; -OR- Associate's degree and five (5) years’ experience; -OR- seven (7) years’ experience. Degree and experience must be in a related field.
Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team.
Experience interfacing with a wide-range of constituents, including business and community leaders within the city of Cincinnati.
Flexible and a self-starter; being able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented.
The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC on of the most beautiful campuses. UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers.
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.