University Ombuds, Division of Student Affairs University of Cincinnati is seeking an Ombudsman. The Office of the University Ombuds is a safe place for all members of the UC community to talk about university related conflicts, issues or concerns. Our mission is to respond to the concerns of the university students, faculty and staff. We examine complaints, refer problems to other university offices and offer mediation and conflict resolution services.
Essential Function: Under general supervision from a designated administrator, direct, manage and supervise the responsibilities of the Office of the Ombuds, which include the investigation and mediation of complaints and grievances, research projects, policy recommendations, and administrative activities.
Direct the Investigation and mediation of complaints and grievances, research projects, policy recommendations and administrative activities.
Maintain records of casework.
Prepare and deliver presentations to groups in connection with the activities of the Office of Ombuds.
Attend and participate in University policy meetings.
Recommend policies and procedures.
Develop budget request and written narrative.
Develop reports on institutional improvements.
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 with five (5) years of experience; -OR- Associate's degree with seven (7) years of experience; -OR- nine (9) years of experience. Related experience must be in a University environment (department will define related experience).
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 Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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.MISSION 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.