Now Hiring!

December 17, 2014

The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is currently hiring for the following positions:

Director of Public and Social Innovation

Ohio University invites nominations and applications for the Directorship of its new Center for Public and Social Innovation within the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. We seek a self-motivated individual with the vision, passion and collaborative leadership qualities to shape and grow this multidisciplinary Center created by the Ohio University Board of Trustees. This executive level position provides a unique opportunity to launch and manage a respected center that will have the staff and financial resources to undertake high-impact, innovative projects related to public policy and public management.

We invite applicants from academia, government, the nonprofit world or the private sector. Candidates should have an expertise in public and social innovation and a prominent, demonstrated record of accomplishment through research or initiatives resulting in significant social impact. The founding director, with strong backing from Ohio University’s top leadership, will expand existing collaborations with outside entities like foundations and an array of social and public organizations across Ohio and beyond. The successful candidate, working within a dynamic Voinovich School and cross-campus innovation environment, will help create a social innovation fund and will have a broad mandate to originate social innovation programs and projects, including those offering experiential learning opportunities, that address important critical challenges facing the region, the nation and the world.

The individual will hold either a non-faculty or a faculty position in the Voinovich School. Faculty rank, with or without tenure, will be based on professional accomplishments and academic credentials. A Ph.D. or terminal degree is required for faculty rank with tenure. Faculty appointments are year-round (rather than for the 9-month academic year).

The individual will be responsible for growing the Center. This will include envisioning and establishing projects, as well as building connections with relevant partners within the School, the field and the community. The individual will help lead the development of new certificates and assist in the development and redesign of the Voinovich School and University undergraduate and graduate academic and executive programs that promote public and social innovation with other colleges at Ohio University.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by January 25, 2015.

Learn more online and to apply visit: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/12270


ESP Financial Coordinator


This position is responsible for fulfilling daily financial transactions and maintaining financial records in relation to the Entrepreneurial Signature Program (ESP) State of Ohio funded grant program. This position will work with the ESP Director, ESP grant staff, Voinovich School Administrative and Finance Team staff as well as Ohio University Grants and Contracts Accounting staff to carry out responsibilities in a manner consistent with the management of other grant programs at the Voinovich School. The financial transactions will involve activities such as tracking staff work hours, payroll, and travel, paying sub-contractors and consultant invoices, managing consultant purchase orders for services, paying for supplies and other materials needed to fulfill the grant program plus tracking and managing cost share requirements of the grant. The ESP grant is a multi-million dollar project with high visibility and a goal of creating sustainable and scalable business ventures for organizations with the potential for accessing equity funding.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by January 18, 2015.

To learn more about the qualifications and job description and to apply online visit: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/12632