University of Utah Manager, Student Services in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/07/2017

Requisition Number PRN14173B

Job Title Manager, Student Services

Working Title Legislative Advisor

Job Grade E

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

9-5pm with frequent evenings

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00321 - ASUU

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $42,000 - 48,000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The Legislative Advisor serves as an integral part of the professional staff within Student Leadership & Involvement, working directly with Associated Students of the University of Utah. They serve as a professional adviser who is responsible for advising, managing and maintaining the day-to-day operations of the legislative branch, judicial branch and boards of the executive branch, in conjunction and advisement of elected and appointedASUUstudent leaders.

TheASUUOffice is a very fast paced environment with students, staff and community members consistently having various needs from the six full-time and two part-time employees. As the Legislative Advisor, this position works with the 36 student assembly members and 18 student senators to consider how to write and pass legislation that funds student organization and advising initiatives and activities of the Governmental Relations, Elections and the Judicial Branch.

The incumbent will report to the Director of Student Leadership & Involvement.


1.Advises the General Assembly and the Student Senate, which includes providing proper training for students to be knowledgeable and effective in their roles, communication with branch leadership to organize bills throughout the entire legislative process.

2.Serve as the office expert of Redbook, theASUUConstitution and Bylaws, to inform student leadership and professional staff of possible violations and changes, in collaboration with the elected Attorney General.

3.Advises the Governmental Relations and Elections Boards to help students strategize, implement, and evaluate all initiatives, public relations, and communications regarding ASUU’s lobbying efforts and elections process to students, faculty, staff, University administrators and governmental officials.

4.Work to assure leadership development of University of Utah students, including direct advisees, participants of Student Leadership & Involvement student programs, and campus community at large through advising, presentations and mentorship.

5.Coordinates assessment efforts for Student Leadership & Involvement.

6.May teach courses in the Leadership Studies Minor.

7.Assists in the advisement of the Judicial Branch, with assistance from General Counsel, including the Supreme Court and Attorney General and their activities.

8.Attends meetings of the Legislative and Judicial Branch to assure proper decorum and effective operations and record keeping ofASUUbills and hearings.

9.Serve as an advisor for and ex officio member ofASUUinternal committees, including but not limited to the subcommittees, rules, and joint committees.

10.Work with the student leadership to host trainings for the various positions at the beginning of their term, as new members are appointed and as needed.

11.May assist general students in understanding the rules and procedures ofASUU.

12.Stays abreast of legislative action by the Faculty Senate, Board of Trustees, and Board of Regents impacting the program and makes recommendations for improvement and compliance.

13.Coordinate reports as necessary regarding the communications efforts and functions ofASUUlegislative action.

14.May be required to provide office support, assist students and customer service opportunities, assist in the revision and implementation of policies and procedures, and to participate as staff representation on existing university committees.

15.Other duties as assigned.

This job description 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.

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 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. 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.


Master’s degree in a Student Affairs and/or Higher Education preferred. Experience working directly with student leaders. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills required as well as a desire to work in a team setting are required. Ability to work effectively and efficiently with a variety of constituencies including students, parents, faculty/staff, and community organizations is required. The incumbent must be capable of prioritizing and managing several tasks concurrently in a fast paced environment. Solid knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order and student government procedures in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to students and colleagues and a commitment to supporting the academic mission and advocating for students are further necessary.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

It is a priority within the department to meet the vast needs of a diverse student population. Please include in your cover letter how you have demonstrated effective responsiveness to student diversity and inclusivity needs.

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.