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University of Utah Assistant Director in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/25/2021

Requisition Number PRN25642B

Job Title Coordinator, Administrative Program

Working Title Assistant Director

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 8am – 5pm, some weekends and nights

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00845 - Orientation and Transition

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 42,000-46,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Office of Orientation & Transition is hiring for an Assistant Director who will focus on New Student Orientation. This position will have the opportunity to impact the development of undergraduate student leaders and aid in the orientation, transition, and retention of a variety of student populations, including first-year and transfer students. Core Values of the office include: Embrace and Drive Change, Work as a team to Build Community, Pursue Growth and Learning, and Advocate for Social Justice. For more information about the office visit


•Strategically plan, implement, and assess first-year and transfer new student orientations

•Supervise undergraduate and graduate students

•Manage recruitment, selection, training, supervision, motivation, and evaluation of staff including graduate assistant(s), and undergraduate student leaders

•Oversee and implement marketing and communication of program(s)

•Lead the planning, implementation, and assessment of project(s) or program(s)

•Project, manage, and account for program budgets

•Assist with Weeks of Welcome programming

•Play an active role in supporting all Parent & Family Orientations and Undergraduate Studies/Enrollment Management initiatives

•Assist in the creation and editing of all of marketing and web materials

•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 field plus one year directly related experience or equivalency required (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). 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.


1.Master’s Degree in Student Personnel or related field preferred.

2.Two or more years in related professional experience in higher education and event planning.

3.Experience working with first-year and/or transfer students, faculty, administrative staff, and student groups.

4.Strong demonstrated collaboration skills.

5.Effective written and verbal communication skills.

6.Demonstrated commitment and experience working with diverse populations.

7.Prior event planning experience.

8.Prior program development and event coordination experience.

9.Prior student staff supervisory and/or advisory experience.

10.Knowledge of student development theory.

11.Experience in marketing and communications.

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”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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