Director Academic - Higher Education Mentoring Initiative (HEMI)
University of Cincinnati
January 10, 2018
The University of Cincinnati's College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) is seeking a highly qualified, experienced, and dynamic individual to work for the Higher Educaiton Mentoring Initiative (HEMI) as the Director. HEMI is a partnership between the University of Cincinnati, Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners, Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Great Oaks Campuses and Mount St. Joseph University. HEMI provides Hamilton County foster youth a long-term academic mentoring relationship that begins in high school and is focused on awareness, preparation, and completion of post-secondary education and training.
The Director is responsible for providing leadership and management of HEMI and is responsible for the overall effectiveness and efficiency of HEMI. The Director will oversee and direct strategic planning, program design and implementation, personnel evaluation and program outcomes for HEMI. In collaboration and concert with the HEMI Steering Committee will strive to move HEMI toward full realization of its vision, mission, and program goals. To accomplish this goal, the Director will secure necessary resources through grant writing, contracts and fundraising to support HEMI programs, initiatives and student scholarships. The Director will work with the CECH Business Office to be compliant with fiscal management of all HEMI fund accounts.
Oversee all aspects of HEMI operations
Monitor program outcomes and develop appropriate interventions
Supervise and support the HEMI program staff, MSW interns, work-study students; delegate tasks and assess progress
Provide leadership in developing an effective HEMI partner collaboration.
Establish and maintain positive, long-term working relationships with community partners and organizations.
Develop HEMI goals and objectives aligned with the HEMI vision and mission
Manage annual program budget, attend meetings that pertain to grant opportunities
Attend monthly budget meetings; manage spending and document
Lead Scholarship Committee and monitor distribution of scholarship awards to students
Monitor and maintain HEMI websites as well as social media
Represent HEMI at identified committees and boards
Develop and implement a mentor recruitment plan to meet the needs of the HEMI mentee referrals. Plan, coordinate and manage mentor trainings and CEU opportunities
Collaborate with the program specialists on mentor and mentee support that increases program engagement and positive outcomes
Create mentee quarterly events that are intentionally designed to increase mentee assets
Pursue and maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the mentor field of research and best practices and integrate this knowledge into the HEMI program
Collaborate with the Assistant Dean on all personnel matters, including professional development, trainings, team meetings and UC policies and procedures
Collaborate with Hamilton County JFS leadership to ensure contract expectations and compliance
Execute program contracts/ grants, monitor compliance and submit required reports
A Master's Degree in education, social work, or related field
Three years work experience in the child welfare system, social service agency and/or education related field
Ability to analyze, organize, and synthesize data to enhance the planning and decision making of HEMI programming
Demonstrated success in constituency development
Experience in managerial or supervisory role, especially as the director or coordinator of a grant-funded program
Experience working with foster youth
Experience with mentoring projects
Important things to consider:
This position is funded through a yearly contract with Hamilton County Job & Family Services. Current grant ends 07/31/2018. If for some reason the contract is not renewed, employment is not guaranteed.
Department hopes to fill position in March 2018, with a two-three month transition period for the current Director to provide training.
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.
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