Assistant Dean of Professional and Continuing Education, College of Coop Ed/Prof Studies, Hybrid

University of
Ohio, United States
$100,000.00 - $120,000.00
Closing date
Oct 5, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Other Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Dean of Professional and Continuing Education, College of Coop Ed/Prof Studies, Hybrid

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to nearly 48,000 students, about 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, 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 $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

About the Department
At the University of Cincinnati College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS), we believe that experiential learning and career education are essential components of higher education. In support of this, we develop and deliver innovative, high-impact courses, programs, and services that foster students' personal and professional development as dynamic, thoughtful, global citizens. Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS) faculty and staff have earned UC the distinction of being U.S. News and World Report's (2023) #1 public university for co-ops and internships.

Job Overview
The College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies is expanding its team to enhance support and offerings for adult learners and non-matriculated students. This hire represents an area of emphasis within the CCPS expanded mission.

 The Assistant Dean will be a key member of the CCPS leadership team. CCPS is seeking a team member with strong organizational, planning, and communication skills to assist in the innovation and delivery of continuing education offerings, including microcredentials and workforce development programs. This position is a full-time, 12-month administrative role and reports to the Dean. CCPS participates in the University's alternative work program; the associate dean's schedule is negotiable.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with the Dean on developing/implementing a cohesive and effective strategy to grow continuing education including ensuring coordination of non-credit programming within CCPS and supporting partner colleges in their development/implementation of credentialing, continuing ed & workforce development programs.
  • Collaborate across the college and UC to identify funding opportunities and support CCPS efforts to pursue federal/state/private grant funding for workforce development programming.
  • Convene key groups including the cross-college advisory committee on credentials as well as industrial advisory board, utilizing feedback and input from these groups to inform strategy.
  • Develop and execute a growth plan that includes identification of market needs for new non-credit programming/offerings through on-going market analysis, creation of competitive pricing structures, etc.
  • Oversee the development of CCPS non-credit offerings including employer education initiatives.
  • Develop strategy to utilize DestinyOne software system to support delivery of offerings.
  • Work collaboratively to support delivery of Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies degree and ensure strategic alignment across curricular and non-curricular offerings.

Required Education
Bachelor's Degree or Terminal Degree.

Required Experience

  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of higher education administrative experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a proven record of achieving diversity goals.
  • Some positions may require a record of scholarship and professional achievement that would meet the criteria for appointment as a full professor with tenure.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with faculty and staff across colleges, departments, and/or disciplines.
  • Grant writing experience and proven success in obtaining funding.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

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 $100,000 - $120,000 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.

If interested, please apply online at

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.

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