University of Utah Coordinator, Materials in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/27/2018

Requisition Number PRN16674B

Job Title Coordinator, Materials

Working Title Coordinator, Materials

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 30

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

flexible schedule M-F between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00143 - Psychology Department

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 14.00 to 15.50

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Primary responsibility is providing purchasing support for all entities within a large department.


1. Purchasing equipment and supplies needed for the daily operations of a department, including research activities.

Determines appropriate purchasing process to use (using University guidelines/policies), makes purchases, ensuring accuracy of cost and quantity, etc. Tracks receipt of purchases, resolves any problems (including returns, replacements, and credits).

2. Ascertains that purchases on research grants are in accordance with the awarded budget and that sufficient funds are still available. Educates department personnel on proper purchasing procedures.

3. Maintains databases to assist financial personnel in keeping track of costs and status of accounts.

4. Ensures that appropriate inventory information is gathered for equipment purchases and provides asset tags as necessary.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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

Four years purchasing/business experience or equivalency, experience with database management, and strong organizational skills required. Supervisory experience and a background in electronic transfer systems preferred.

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


Qualifications: Experience with Microsoft Office (primarily Excel), organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail, ability to work under pressure and competing deadlines is necessary. Familiarity with University purchasing systems a plus. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description. Problem Solving: This position works independently in performing most assignments, with oversight provided by department financial personnel.

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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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