Program Manager, School of Information Technology

Updated: 9 days ago
Location: Cincinnati, OHIO

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


About the School of Information Technology

The School of Information Technology confers an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology (PhD-IT). The SoIT has been growing at 18% annually and currently serves more than 1,200 students with 26 full-time faculty members, 22 full-time staff, and 30 part-time faculty. The SoIT is home to several centers including an NSA/DHS Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, the Information Technology Solutions Center, the Ohio Cyber Range Institute, Applied Machine Learning and Intelligence Center, and the Civic Technology Center. 


The SoIT is a diverse, interdisciplinary, team-oriented, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. It empowers individuals to become passionate, solution-minded Information Technology professionals by fostering continuous innovation, research, leadership development, interdisciplinary problem solving, and real-world experience.  More information about the School can be found at .

About the Job

The School of Information Technology seeks to hire a Program Manager. The principle workload assignment of this position will be to support the Ohio Cyber Range Institute. The Ohio Cyber Range Institute (OCRI), housed at the University of Cincinnati on behalf of the state of Ohio, provides administration of the Ohio Cyber Range (OCR) in advancement of the OCRI’s mission as a cybersecurity education, workforce, and economic development platform. The OCR is a state-wide tool that supports programming for K-20 courses and events; full-spectrum training opportunities, including incident response teams; industry workforce and economic development; cyber security research; as well as government agency support among other programs.


The position is housed in the School of Information Technology (SoIT) and integrates with its mission and strategic plan. The position works within the OCRI governing structure and reports to the OCRI Executive Staff Director and the SoIT Director.

Job Overview

Under general supervision from the OCRI Executive Staff Director, the Program Manager will plan and manage OCRI programs and events. The essential functions will include managing programs, events, and initiatives in accordance with the OCRI annual plan and in alignment with its vision and mission. This position requires collaborative effort with various stakeholders including, but not limited to, OCRI staff, OCRI regional programming centers, state agencies, and the general public. In addition, the program manager will develop operation standards and procedures in partnership with the OCRI Executive Staff Director, and in alignment with OCRI and UC jurisdiction and policies. This position will serve on the OCRI leadership team.

Essential Functions
  • Manage, design, develop, modify and present programs.  Perform program needs assessment and make recommendations.
  • Implement policies and procedures. 
  • Maintain budget, prepare contracts, approve and monitor expenditures, prepare budget requests and financial reports. 
  • Act as liaison to internal departments, external entities and community organizations.
  • May prepare and edit reports and/or newsletters and develop publication materials.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect 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.
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience
  • Three (3) years of experience in program development or business administration.
  • May require supervision experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Mission-driven
  • Self-motivated
  • Degree at the bachelor or master’s levels preferred
  • Experience working within academic setting
  • Experience in project management is preferred
  • Project management certifications are preferred

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.  Review of the applications will start as soon as applications are received and continue until the position is filled.


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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