University of Utah Associate Director, Student Services in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/21/2017

Requisition Number PRN15343B

Job Title Associate Director, Student Services

Working Title Associate Director

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code?

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Standard 8 am to 5 pm, with expectations of covering evening and weekend events as necessary.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00036 - School of Business Centers

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range DOE

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Work closely with faculty institute director and affiliated faculty to oversee the creation and functioning of a large research institute, the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis. This is a rare opportunity to be part of the creation of an institute that aims to leave a lasting legacy for excellence in research in Utah.

Job responsibilities are unusually broad, and include budgeting, communicating with faculty, donors and other key stakeholders, planning and managing conferences, symposia, workshops, visits for distinguished policymakers and scholars and managing web content.


The associate director will work with the faculty director to introduce, build, and run this new institute. The right individual for this job is a higher-ed entrepreneur with excellent teamwork skills. The institute will provide funding for research, organize conferences, workshops and visits of distinguished researchers. It will also indirectly support academic programs. The program manager will work directly with the faculty director and affiliated faculty to develop and implement strategy. This individual must interface with faculty, donors, administrators and others within the David Eccles School of Business and the University to advance the program’s goals.

Job responsibilities are unusually broad, and include (but are not limited to):


•Communication with Faculty

•Communication with key stakeholders both inside and outside the University

•Planning and managing conferences, workshops, symposia, visits

•Grant writing and processing

•Managing web content

This job features direct involvement with scholars at the U and abroad that are passionate about research and is an opportunity to build something new and lasting within the David Eccles School of Business and the University of Utah.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency required (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


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.