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Director of K-12 Educational Programs

The Cincinnati Ethics Center, University of Cincinnati

Job category Other (non-academic) / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Start date Negotiable
Job description
Job Overview

The Director of K-12 Educational Programs will lead and expand the Cincinnati Ethics Center’s K-12 initiatives, championing the goal to foster moral reasoning, decision-making, dialogue, and leadership skills in students in the Greater Cincinnati Area. The individual will be responsible for the execution of existing programs, development of new initiatives, and building lasting relationships with both schools and community organizations. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and reasoning skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to handle complex, high-level responsibilities. It is essential that this person have a deep understanding of best practices for youth education, and be able to educate and train individuals to implement some of those practices.

This is a 3-year term position funded from a philanthropic gift, and it is renewable contingent upon adequate future funding.

Essential Functions

Program Management & Development:

  • Co-lead and execute of the Greater Cincinnati High School Ethics Bowl
  • Collaborate on curriculum development projects to ensure program relevance and alignment with educational standards.
  • Organize and facilitate professional development workshops for K-12 educators.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate ethics-related workshops for K-12 students.

Relationship Management & Outreach:

  • Steward and deepen relationships with current K-12 educator partners.
  • Identify, cultivate, and establish new partnerships with schools and community organizations.
  • Represent the organization at conferences, workshops, and other public events to promote the Cincinnati Ethics Center’s mission and programs.

Team Leadership:

  • Supervise, mentor, and develop team members working on K-12 programs.
  • Foster a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Ensure ongoing training and professional development opportunities for the team.
  • May 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. This job description can be changed at any time.
Required Education
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Eight (8) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Required Experience
  • Four (4) years of experience in program development or business administration.
  • Some positions may require one (1) year of supervision.
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of experience teaching/working with K-12 students or Master’s degree in education, ethics/philosophy, or related academic field.
  • Experience with educational program development and evaluation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead diverse teams.
  • Passion for ethics education and youth leadership development.
  • Strong networking and relationship-building skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle complex, high-level responsibilities.
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 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).

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.uc.edu/job-invite/95146/
Deadline for full consideration: February 5, 2024, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name Andrew Cullison
Contact email
Time created January 29, 2024, 5:14pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date July 24, 2024, 11:12pm EST
Last updated January 29, 2024, 5:14pm UTC
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