University of Utah Associate Director, Student Activities / Advising in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/14/2017

Requisition Number PRN14814B

Job Title Associate Director, Student Activities / Advising

Working Title Associate Director, New Student & Family Programs

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00845 - New Student Programs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $50,000 - 54,000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Develop and implement programs, policies, communications, and financial objectives in relation to Student Affairs and Academic Affairs functions including (but not limited to) orientation, transition, retention, and parent and family programs. Ensure continuity and quality customer service between University departments and community.


The Associate Director of New Student & Family Programs will assist in overseeing all operations of the Center for New Student & Family Programs, including supervision of an office comprised of over 100 undergraduate student staff, 4 graduate student staff, and 5 professional staff; planning and facilitation of orientation programs; implementation of all first-year and transfer programs; coordination of Welcome Week; programming for parents and families and support for the Parent Association; managing office communications plan; creating and conducting strategic plans and assessment of all areas; and development and management of budgets.

Specific duties of the Associate Director will include:

1. Coordinate and/or manage specific large-scale, collaborative programs such as New Student Orientation, Parent & Family Orientation, Welcome Week, and other new initiatives (35%)

2. Supervise professional and student staff and assist in the coordination of intentional professional development opportunities for the office (35%)

3. Manage office communications plan, including marketing and social media presence (10%)

4. Ensure continuity and quality customer service from office staff (5%)

5. Participate in preparing and documenting department budgets (5%)

6. Aid in setting, tracking and meeting department goals through a strategic plan (5%)

7. Other duties as assigned (5%)

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Master’s degree preferred.


Master’s degree in Student Personnel or related field, with a minimum of 3 years of administrative experience in Higher Education; experience working with faculty, administrative, and student groups; strong demonstrated collaboration skills; effective written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated commitment and experience working with diverse populations; prior program development and management experience.

Preference will be given to candidates who can additionally demonstrate prior budgetary and supervisory experience, experience with assessment and strategic planning, and knowledge of student development theory and practice.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.