University of Utah Manager, Program(s) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/02/2017

Requisition Number PRN06884N

Job Title Manager, Program(s)

Working Title Manager, Program(s)-Olivera Lab

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00116 - Biology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $23-$34/hour DOE

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, responsible for planning, organizing, directing and/or controlling all aspects pertaining to a sizable specific program or multiple program functions of assigned department’s internal and external customer service, human resource and financial management operations pertaining to areas including (but not limited to) academic, research, health sciences, and community outreach. Acts as a catalyst between the department and its customers and staff to ensure continuity and quality of service and care.


•Manage the administrative side of a large scientific research grant from the Department of Defense to the University of Utah.

•Coordinate the activities of many different research scientists across several different departments at the University of Utah to enable the researchers to achieve key research milestones proposed in the grant.

•Manage the grant budget.

•Evaluate vendors for purchasing supplies.

•Schedule regular meetings with the principal investigators and other research personnel to facilitate coordination of research activities and data sharing.

•Coordinate data storage and sharing.

•Prepare quarterly reports of research progress to the Department of Defense.

•Coordinate communication between principal investigators, research personnel, University of Utah administrators, accounting/finance, the Department of Defense and external advisors.

•Plan an annual meeting with an external advisory board, the steering committee and the Department of Defense program officer.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

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


•Six years related experience in assigned areas or equivalency.

•Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

•Excellent organizational and time-management skills required.

•Ability to manage financial budgets required.

•Prior experience working in a profession business setting or in a scientific research lab is required. Some scientific research experience is preferred.

•Master’s/PhD/MD degree in a related area is preferred.

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 applicants, 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”). 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.

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