Job Information

University of Utah Director, Administration, CSBS Dean's Office in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/24/2022

Requisition Number PRN30708B

Job Title Director, Administration

Working Title Director, Administration, CSBS Dean's Office

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

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00129 - Social & Behav Science-Dean

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60,000 - 85,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The College of Social and Behavioral Science is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic individual to plan and direct all administrative and operational activities. Acts as a point of contact between executive leadership and employees or other stakeholders. Provides oversight and guidance to projects of high importance and brings those projects to completion working with other teams throughout the college. Leads and directs the work of others. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Reports to the dean and works with the associate deans of the college.

The CSBS has as its mission to “Inspire Human Solutions to Life’s Challenges.” As we work toward tackling today’s challenges (e.g., mental health and suicide risk, climate change, income inequality) we celebrate the diversity of the experiences of our students, faculty, and staff, and the range of disciplines represented in the college. The CSBS is deeply committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We embrace this commitment to grow and maintain a diverse, safe, and inclusive workplace culture for all employees in the college. We highly encourage applications from historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military, and others who would bring additional dimensions of education and experience to our team.


1. Serve as the Administrative Director for the Dean’s office and college, overseeing all aspects of staff management

2. Serve as active member of executive leadership team and act as a liaison between leadership and employees or other stakeholders

3. Manage dean’s office staff, administrative officers, and chairs’ & directors’ meeting agendas

4. Facilitate college awards coordination

5. Serve on CSBS staff council and University of Utah staff council

6. Serve on CSBS events and convocation committee

7. Provide administrative assistance for the dean and associate deans of CSBS , including managing the dean’s schedule and correspondence.

8. Coordinate and assists the dean in college level retention, promotion, and tenure ( RPT ) reviews, tenured faculty reviews ( TFR ) and formal career line and adjunct faculty reviews

9. Assist with faculty appointments and serves as a liaison to the Office for Faculty and Presidents Office, keeping faculty records up to date

10. Provide strategic direction for assigned units by setting short and long-term goals and planning and implementing special projects and policies

11. Supervise the Administrative Program Coordinator and student assistant of the office

12. Serve as the liaison between the dean’s office and the college departments’ Administrative Assistants

13. Other duties as assigned

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, or equivalency; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Eight years of progressively more responsible management experience.

Experience in project management and higher education processes (retention, promotion, and tenure) is preferred. Excellent writing and communication skills are preferred, as well as experience with Microsoft Office Suite and database management systems.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

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


University experience, understanding of University of Utah policies, procedures, and financial systems.

Advanced understanding of Microsoft Office Suite; proactive with a high-degree of detail; strong communication skills both verbally and written; independent thinker; self-directed and team player; resourceful and internet savvy; versatile in adapting to differing communication and work styles under pressure; ability to retain focus on task and goal under time sensitive situations.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Learn more about the College of Social and Behavioral Science and

their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion!

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


Online reports may be submitted at

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.