Do you want a career that allows you to mentor outstanding student staff members while influencing campus-wide initiatives and outcomes? Are you interested in developing, implementing, and reviewing evidence-based practices in student success? The Learning Commons is an area that provides centralized academic support for the University of Cincinnati students. We bring together faculty, best practices in teaching and learning, and hundreds of outstanding peer educators to create flexible academic success programming. We are seeking motivated candidates who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment to help students achieve their full potential!
Reporting to the Associate Director of Learning Communities, the selected candidate will provide leadership tospecific areas of the Learning Community Peer Educator Program. The Educational Adviser will work closely with Peer Leaders to help direct their work mentoring and teaching first-year students enrolled in Learning Communities.
Job Responsibilities relating to Pear Leaders:
Participate in Peer Leader recruitment, selection, and reappointment processes
Coordinate Peer Leader Placement into specific Learning Community positions
Directly engage with cohorts of Peer Leaders
Spearhead assigned partnerships with specific departments who offer specialized and highly integrated peer-led experiences for their Learning Community students
Create additional Peer Leader trainings to address and prepare them for special circumstances
Assist Associate Director in planning and leading the Peer Leader training, and Learning Commons meetings
Develop and implement a robust, interactive on-line training curriculum for Peer Leaders who cannot attend in-person training
Oversee the process of conducting 75-100 Peer Leader performance observations each semester
Develop and institute comprehensive Peer Leader recognition systems
Job Responsibilities relating to Learning Commons:
Create and institute a Learning Commons Affiliation program; serve as liaison and coordinator for alumni-related events and outreach
Generate fundraising efforts and coordinate through the Learning Commons alumni group
Serve as Learning Commons representative for Early Alert programming and policies, including Starfish integration and utilization
Facilitate First-year (FY), Peer Education (PE), or other academic courses as assigned
Additional responsibilities in any area supporting the Learning Commons, Peer Education Network, university service committees, or other initiatives as assigned
Assist in Learning Commons marketing, research, and staff development initiatives
Perform related duties based on departmental need
Bachelor's degree with one (1) year of experience; -OR- Associates degree with three (3) years of Experience; - OR-five (5) years of experience. Experience must be in educational advising
Graduate degree strongly preferred
Familiarity with first-year experience, learning communities, learning assistance and related curricular initiatives and programs
Teaching, training, group facilitation experience
Background in organizational leadership, student development, or related field
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 / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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About University of Cincinnati
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.MISSIO...N 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.