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University of Utah Associate Director IT in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 02/18/2021

Requisition Number PRN25334B

Job Title Associate Director IT

Working Title Associate Director IT

Job Grade H

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 President

Department 00428 - UIT - Network & Comm. Srvs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $75,900/yr. to $148,100/yr. DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Associate Director of the Program and Project Management Office ( PPMO ) directs the operations and strategic planning of UIT program and project management activities and services. The PPMO Associate Director ensures that UIT’s major programs are managed, including prioritization and project portfolio management and that the benefits of individual projects are realized and measured. The Associate Director of the PPMO creates and supports project management methodology and best practice standards, making sure that all projects are planned, approved and implemented to meet stated strategic, business or organizational objectives. The associate director oversees the PPMO services to UIT and business unit program and project managers, including tools, templates, workflow and reporting.

About UIT : University Information Technology ( UIT ), the central IT service provider for campus, reports to the Chief Information Officer and is responsible for many of the University of Utah’s most critical common IT resources including the campus network; the Campus Information Services ( CIS ) portal; UMail, telephone, and online collaboration services; high performance and research computing; information security; teaching and learning technologies; software licensing; and a host of other systems and services. For more information about UIT visit

About the University: Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education and a member of the PAC -12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.

This is a Category IIA position: Not required on campus and able to telework during the duration of the University’s COVID -19 response. Employees and/or functions where employees are able to work remotely in order to maintain campus systems, campus operations, clinical operations, and patient care. However, some on campus work may be required with this role from time to time during the University’s COVID -19 response.


•Lead, plan, direct and coordinate programs and projects. Manage UIT’s project portfolio.

•Work with executives in UIT and the business units to see that projects are properly planned and resourced, identifying risks and risk response strategies.

•Ensure that project goals are accomplished and in-line with business objectives.

•Realize, measure and report the costs and benefits of programs and projects.

•Develop and continuously improve UIT -wide project management methodology.

•Manage the team of program and project managers.

•Oversee and support project managers in all phases of project management, from inception to close out.

•Develop and train project managers.

•Coordinate a community of practice with other University technology program management offices and project management professionals.

•Prepare and administer PMO departmental budget ensuring consistency with the strategic goals, objectives and resource allocation requirements.

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 related computer science area, or equivalency required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Department Specific Qualifications

•Bachelors degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering or related discipline.

•Evidence of continuing education and professional development

•Ability to influence and achieve results from individuals and groups who do not have direct reporting lines to the PMO

•Strong communication skills (written, oral and listening) with the ability to present effectively to large and small audiences

•Strong leadership and project management skills

•Demonstrated analytical skills in defining, measuring and achieving program/project KPI’s and benefits

•Demonstrated use of expert judgment and experience in problem-solving project issues/roadblocks

•Excellent team player with the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across an organization

•Experienced with waterfall and agile project methods and ability to determine best-suited method for a particular project

•Familiarity with current project/portfolio management tools in the marketplace

•Experienced people manager including hiring, evaluating performance and career planning and development

•Familiarity with SDLC models, process/workflow analysis and improvement methods, Quality Assurance principals and practices, and UI design principals.

•Ability to work with stakeholders in all levels of the organization from project team members to CIO , CFO ,Senior Vice Presidents to achieve project objectives

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


•Ten years of progressively more responsible experience as a program and/or project manager on large, complex, cross-functional IT projects

•Project Management Professional ( PMP ) certification

• ITIL certification

•Experience with Higher Education preferred

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.