Job Information

University of Utah Associate Director for Finance and Analysis in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 11/04/2021

Requisition Number PRN28351B

Job Title Assoc Dir, Acct & Finance

Working Title Associate Director for Finance and Analysis

Job Grade G

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

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01488 - SVPHS Research Unit

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60700 to 95000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Senior Vice President for Health Sciences ( SVPHS ) Research Unit is a dynamic and high functioning team environment seeking a high-level professional to provide strategic financial and business intelligence analysis, in-depth reporting, and budget development oversight for the Senior Director, Associate Director, and to other leaders in the Health Sciences Center to improve mission decision-making. Under minimal supervision, this position supports the Research Unit, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research, and the mission broadly.

The position requires strong interpersonal, strategic thinking, technical, and communication skills; a deep knowledge of BI tool architectures, functions, and features; SQL and relational and multidimensional database designs. Further, a strong understanding of what data is used by business processes and what the data means in the context of specific processes, and the ability to apply creativity to analytics, are key skills for the position.

The SVPHS Research Unit is an inclusive and accessible workplace, whose employees take informed actions to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion within the unit and the health sciences center they serve.


  1. Work closely with research leadership to translate business needs into technical solutions using research financial and other performance data.
  2. Act as the Research Unit resident expert and liaison for research data and data analysis, including for development of mission data dashboards, strategic models, and Business Intelligence reporting with partners in Health Sciences. Deeply understand BI tool architecture, functions, features, and customize BI tools to meet user needs.
  3. Prepare and present information for decision-making to leadership.
  4. Plan and conduct projects and adhere to timelines to meet milestones.
  5. Perform technical tasks to advance projects: Work and effectively communicate with technical colleagues; collect and coordinate business requirements for analytics and reporting; interview end users to determine requirements for data, reports, analyses, metadata, training, data quality and performance; determine statistical methods used to analyze data.
  6. Track and summarize information related to institutional performance against established research benchmarks and metrics.
  7. Establish and refine business processes for mission reporting and evaluation.
  8. Provide financial oversight for research-related units, as requested.
  9. Leads the preparation and evaluation of special projects.

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 Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required. Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred. This position is not responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Masters degree in related field is preferred.
  • Prior grants and contracts or research experience at the University of Utah or other academic institution is preferred.
  • Experience with Excel, Statistical Software, BI Applications, and SQL . Knowledge of SQL and relational and multidimensional database designs.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.