Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence, College of Coop Ed/Prof Studies, Hybrid

University of Cincinnati

Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence, College of Coop Ed/Prof Studies, Hybrid

  • Institution: University of Cincinnati
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
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Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence, College of Coop Ed/Prof Studies, Hybrid

  • University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: October 21, 2023
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Job TitleAssistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence, College of Coop Ed/Prof Studies, Hybrid

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Administrator

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Location Cincinnati, OH

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Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence, 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 College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies
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 include an effective leader with proven success and expertise in inclusive excellence. This hire represents an area of emphasis within the CCPS expanded mission and is reflective of the values of the College and UC at large. The Assistant Dean will work collaboratively within the college and across the institution to promote inclusion across stakeholders and functions.

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 development and delivery of strategic efforts to enhance inclusion. The position will work closely with the Office of Equity & Inclusion and other university partners to align institutional initiatives with college initiatives to promote innovative approaches to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion across campus.

This position is a full-time, 12-month administrative role and reports to the Dean. CCPS participates in the University’s alternative work program; hybrid work schedule is negotiable.

Essential Functions

  • Develop, implement, assess, and update a strategic, comprehensive DEI Plan for the College with particular emphasis on expanding access of programs and promoting inclusive practices across functions and stakeholders including but not limited to students, employer and community partners, faculty, and staff.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with college-level and university-level DEI professionals and leaders.
  • Develop policies and implement actions to improve existing processes/practices to achieve strategic DEI Plan.
  • Research, prepare and conduct training programs aimed at recognizing, accommodating, and appreciating individual differences, and apply skills in meeting operational and community needs.
  • Guide programs/departments on increasing diversity in employer partners.
  • Identify external trends and best practices to develop DEI across CCPS programs, courses, and employer partnerships.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in inclusive practices and community engagement including developing and analyzing departmental climate surveys.
  • Develop and implement professional development programming for faculty and staff around DEI.
  • Develop curricular materials and support around topics related to DEI for both students and employers.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources and search committee leaders in assessing potential barriers and developing strategies to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.
  • Develop and monitor metrics/key performance indicators measuring the progress of the College’s DEI efforts.
  • Maintain DEI knowledge of current and emergent developments/trends, assess impact and recommend modifications in current and future strategies.

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.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process
Apply online at Be sure to include your resume, cover letter, list of 3 professional references (supervisor, colleague, etc.). Additionally, UC requires all applicants to submit a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) statement addressing how you are prepared to work in an environment with people from cultures and backgrounds different than your own. Please note, if your statement exceeds the character limit of the provided box you may attach your statement to your application.

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 $90,000 – $110,000 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.

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