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Program Manager, Student Affairs

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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 Department

The Student Wellness Center empowers students to make informed decisions regarding their health and wellness by providing evidence-based education, inclusive resources, and non-judgmental support.

Job Overview

Under general supervision from the Associate Director the Student Wellness Center Program Manager will manage, design, develop, modify, and evaluate comprehensive student wellness prevention and awareness efforts.

Essential Functions
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive student wellness prevention and awareness efforts; including but not limited to mental health, stress management, and more. This includes, but is not limited to, presentations, monthly awareness events, workshops and trainings, and more.These awareness efforts may take place on evenings or weekends.
  • Manage programming and plan events in the Student Wellness Center that align with various dimensions of wellness.
  • Conduct assessment activities to acquire relevant data about prevalence, attitudes and perceptions about campus wellness issues, and the influence of environmental factors that contribute to wellness on campus.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate environmental prevention and awareness strategies, including, but not limited to, social norms marketing and creating a culture of respect.
  • Provide guidance to other university departments in developing University and/or departmental student wellness policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Utilize best-practices for prevention using ongoing research and benchmarking.
  • Serve on University and Division of Student Affairs committees that are responsible for shaping policies and programs that address the needs of students, particularly those regarding mental health and related issues.
  • Write and coordinate grant funding around student wellness issues.
  • Demonstrate cultural competence and inclusiveness in working with populations of diverse cultures and identities in addressing student wellness issues.
  • Work to eliminate or modify environmental factors that contribute to wellness issues on campus and in the surrounding community.
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate student workers as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Education
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Required Experience

Three (3) years of relevant experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Master's degree in public health, health education, social work, higher education and student affairs, mental health, or a related field.
  • CHES/MCHES certified.
  • Two (2) years of related experience working with health and wellness issues, specifically with mental health, in a collegiate setting (this can include graduate student work).
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary best practices and research in health and wellness, including mental health.
  • Excellent project management skills: ability and willingness to manage flexible workload, multiple tasks, and to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Experience and commitment to public health and social justice change models.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and work effectively with students, faculty, and administrative constituencies.
  • Experience working with a variety of social media platforms.
  • Experience with marketing and promotional messaging on social media, relating to mental wellbeing outreach.
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 $40,738.32-$44,500 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.

    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).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources 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.

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 94780


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