Job Information

University of Utah Coordinator - Black Cultural Center in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 06/08/2021

Requisition Number PRN26446B

Job Title Coordinator, Administrative Program

Working Title Coordinator - Black Cultural Center

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

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 02043 - Black Cultural Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31,600-38,290

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position will work closely with the inaugural Director of the newly created Black Cultural Center, ( BCC , February 2019) at the University of Utah. The coordinator will assist with leading, planning, developing, and evaluating programs, services and activities designed to promote learning and awareness of the history, culture, and contributions of people of African diaspora. The Black Cultural Center seeks to holistically enrich, support, and advocate for faculty, staff, and students through Black centered research, culturally affirming educational initiatives, and service. Through research, education, and service this center will promote and explore race/racism, social justice, cross disciplines, community connections, centering the black voice, leadership, and the larger African diasporic community. The ( BCC ) Coordinator will assist the director to meet the goals and mission of the Black Cultural Center at the University of Utah. The ability to manage a flexible schedule is needed.


Under the leadership of the BCC Director, and in concert with the vision of the BCC , the coordinator will:

•Initiate and follow through on the entire process associated with “Operation S.U.C.C.E.S.S” powered by the George Floyd Memorial Fund including sending timely reminders to all the Fellows and skill build session facilitators.

•Provide marketing and communication support to the BCC director for Operation S.U.C.C.E.S.S powered by the George Floyd Memorial Fund, including ensuring that pictures and videos are taken of each of cohort, and events; and updates regarding fellows are obtained, social media maintenance and videos.

•Work with BCC director to organize application process for incoming Operation S.U.C.C.E.S.S cohorts, including organizing UBox folder for Black Advisory Council to review.

•Set up logistics, confirm facilitators, and secure food for Operation S.U.C.C.E.S.S skill building Sessions. Ensure all contracts and other relevant program materials are e-filed. Coordinate program-related purchases with the BCC Director.

•Provides recommendations and support to the BCC Director on strategic planning, including the development, facilitation, and evaluation of programs and services (e.g., Black History month, MLK week, affinity series, Black graduation) designed to promote learning and awareness of the history and contributions of people of African diaspora.

•On occasion may be assigned to perform the planning, development, facilitation, and evaluations of programs and events, distribute itineraries, and coordinate catered events including providing logistics and planning reports to the BCC Director.

•Enhances opportunities for students of the African diaspora to collaborate with faculty research.

•Collaborates with the BCC Director to develop relationships with new campus and community partners. As well as maintain relationships and explore new programs, events, and services.

•Attends regular meetings with the BCC Director to report progress and receive direction.

•Attends evening and/or weekend events as a liaison for BCC , as warranted.

•Collaborates with EDI Mar/Comm to develop appropriate marketing and other materials for the BCC and collaborates with University Marketing and Communication to keep website updated.

•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.

Minimum Qualifications

Post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor’s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience. (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.

Flexible and understanding that the Black Cultural Center at the University of Utah is new and will require trying new things and tackling challenges with enthusiasm.


•Experience with programming with African American/Black populations or an identity-based organization focused on social justice, equity, and inclusion is strongly preferred. Experience working with diverse groups and populations in a college/university/community environment, especially with people of African diaspora.

•Effective written and oral communication, including the ability to professionally represent the University as well as the BCC in multiple communities and educational settings.

•Awareness of how a broad range of issues impact individuals within systems of oppression based on multiple identities and positionalities, including gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, worldview, and other significant aspects of identity.

•Someone who is a dependable, a creative problem solver, shares knowledge and can adapt easily and motivates others on the team.

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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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.