Job Information

University of Utah Coordinator, Administrative Program in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/22/2021

Requisition Number PRN27062B

Job Title Coordinator, Administrative Program

Working Title Coordinator, Administrative Program

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

Monday-Friday; some nights and weekends required. Part-time telecommuting options available.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01281 - Office of Sustainability

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $45,000-$48,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah Sustainability Office promotes the integration of sustainability principles, ideas and actions into university operations, education, and research. The Sustainability Office seeks an Engagement and Events Coordinator to increase campus engagement by connecting students, faculty, and staff with programs and events that promote a culture of environmental, social, and economic sustainability. The Sustainability Engagement and Events Coordinator will plan and implement activities that reflect U Sustainability’s commitment to social equity and justice, wellness, and environmental integrity, as well as recruit and manage student team members and volunteers. The Engagement and Event Coordinator will also coordinate logistics for Sustainability Office events, including room reservations, catering, staffing, etc.


1. Oversees daily program operations and coordinates program activities.

2. Develops and implements program goals and objectives that adhere to the Sustainability Office mission, vision, and equity commitments. [AC1]

3. Supports and manages student employees.

4. Partners with Sustainability colleagues and other university partners to coordinate and plan events.

5. Recruits and manages volunteers where appropriate.

6. Coordinates events and manages event logistics, including but not limited to set-up, personnel management, catering contracts, etc.

7. Monitors program quality and effectiveness and researches best practices.

8. Establishes program budget; monitors and approves related expenditures and ensures budget goals are met.

9. Advises staff, students and others regarding program policies, goals and related technical issues.

10. Prepares reports, financial statements and records on program status and progress for management and outside agencies.

11. Assigns, directs and reviews work of student support staff.


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.

We seek qualified applicants who bring perspectives and experiences that will enrich and strengthen our organization. All candidates should be prepared to discuss how they see themselves contributing to the University of Utah’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. We are therefore interested in identifying and interviewing candidates who have experience with underserved and/or marginalized communities who are committed to advancing social equity and environmental justice in the sustainability movement.

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


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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For more information:

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.