University of Utah Academic Program Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/29/2018

Requisition Number PRN17315B

Job Title Academic Program Manager

Working Title Academic Program Manager

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 8-5

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01488 - SOM Research

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39300 to 64349

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Associate Director for Diabetes Strategic Initiatives in the Senior Vice President’s Research Unit at University of Utah Health seeks a Program Manager to assist in expanding, managing, and sustaining two complementary diabetes-related programmatic initiatives. The Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center is an initiative seeded by the University of Utah’s Senior Vice President to bring together clinicians, researchers, and educators to broadly support research relating to diabetes, metabolism, and overall metabolic health. The Driving Out Diabetes, a Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative, is an initiative developed in partnership with the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family foundation to reduce the burden of diabetes in Utah through education and prevention outreach, innovations in clinical care, and cutting-edge research. The broad area of Diabetes, Metabolism, and Wellness is currently an area of great momentum at University of Utah Health. The Program Manager will work closely with the Associate Director, initiative Directors, faculty leaders, and other key stakeholders to develop, coordinate, organize, and administer programs and communication platforms related to these initiatives and future related efforts in this area.


1.Plans, develops, coordinates, and establishes new programs, seminar series, symposia to meet identified needs of educational and research groups in collaboration with multiple stakeholders. Specifically, organizes and coordinates cross-campus weekly/monthly seminar series for health behaviors, diabetes prevention, and diabetes management and a yearly symposium.

2.Coordinates academic and research programmatic activities and outcome tracking for all diabetes-related initiatives out of theSVPHSResearch Unit.

3.Oversees communication platforms (website, email listservs, newsletter, marketing materials), including developing content for weekly/yearly distributions and updating membership for the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center.

4.Organizes and coordinates internal seed grant and award competitions for diabetes initiatives.

5.Assists the Associate Director in preparing complex grant proposals that serve the diabetes research community.

6.May serve asDMRCand Driving Out Diabetes representative/coordinator for questions related to the programs both internally and externally. May liaise with community organizations to provide information and offer tours related to these initiatives.

7.Reports to the Associate Director of Diabetes Strategic Initiatives and to the Directors of the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center and the Driving Out Diabetes, a Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative.

8.Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director or Program Directors.

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.

This position currently is structured as a two-year position. However, there may be opportunities to extend this position past this period based on both overall initiative and personal performance.

We are currently seeking a full time (1.0FTE) employee, but may consider 0.75FTEfor exceptional candidates provided that the scope of work can be met at reduced effort.

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 plus three years of experience in budget, grant and program management or equivalency required. Develops and implements program ideas into successful academic and research programs; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

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


University experience.

Expertise with Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint.

Basic graphics and/or web development skills a plus.

Strong organizational skills.

Strong multi-tasking ability with flexibility to switch between tasks.

Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).

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.