University of Utah Coordinator, Administrative Program in Salt Lake City, Utah84165


Open Date 06/02/2017

Requisition Number PRN14378B

Job Title Coordinator, Administrative Program

Working Title Director, BioKids

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

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 00116 - Biology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 32,000 to 51,000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

This position is for an experienced Early Childhood Program Director in anNAEYCAccredited Program. BioKids Preschool and Child Care Program, designed to meet the needs of University faculty and staff, is part of the Department of Biology and operates under the supervision of the BioKids Steering Committee. BioKids serves 32 children between the ages of infancy – 5 years in two mixed-age classrooms. Priority enrollment is given to Department of Biology faculty and staff. This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and their families at the University of Utah.

The Coordinator oversees all aspects of program management: budget, staffing, curriculum, enrollment, procurement, parent participation, classroom management and community visibility on campus.


•Oversees daily program operations and coordinates program activities within the guidelines of the Utah Department of Child Care Licensing.

•Oversees daily program operations and coordinates program to meet the accreditation standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

• Monitors program quality and effectiveness and implements improvement strategies as needed

•Hires, orients, supports, supervises and evaluates all BioKids staff and substitutes.

•Establishes program budget within existing parameters; monitors and approves related expenses to ensure budgeting goals are met

•Works with the BioKids Steering Committee to set tuition and salary increases as well as any programmatic changes.

•Writes and / or edits program related reports and publications: newsletters, Parent Handbook, Staff Manual, monthly / quarterly reports to The Center for Child Care and Family Resources on campus.

•Attends and participates inUEAYC,NAEYCand related professional meetings and conferences.

•Maintains program growth, development, and waitlist to assure that BioKids is fully enrolled.

• Works to ensure best practices are implemented and program quality is maintained

• Develops and implements program goals and objectives within NAEYC developmentally appropriate standards

• Advises staff, students and others regarding program policies, goals and related classroom issues

• Prepares reports, financial statements and records on program status and progress for Advisory Board and the Center for Child Care and Family Resources.

• Assigns, directs and reviews work of support staff

• Assists with grant writing and other fundraising activities

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus one year directly related experience or equivalency required. Demonstrated ability to work independently, analyze and make decisions related to program content. Strong coordination and organizational skills required to prioritize conflicting deadlines. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

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


•Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education / Child Development or closely related field.

•Strong preference given to candidates who have leadership experience in anNAEYCAccredited Early Childhood Program; ideally, having guided a program through the accreditation process at least one time.

•Physical stamina necessary for daily interaction with young children, i.e., bending, lifting, and getting up and down off the floor.

•Demonstrated skills / experience in multi-age programming for children and families

•Demonstrated skills / experience in staff orientation, training and evaluation

•Demonstrated skills /experience in computer based documentation of programmatic concerns.

•Demonstrated skills / experience in program administration, including budgeting and grant writing / management.

•A successful candidate must be innovative, goal-oriented and pro-active with both classroom and administrative experience in anNAEYCAccredited Early Childhood setting.

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.