Job Information

University of Utah Director, Education Master of Legal Studies Program in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/24/2023

Requisition Number PRN35110B

Job Title Director, Education

Working Title Director, Education Master of Legal Studies Program

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

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00096 - College of Law - Dean

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 80,000 to 90,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Directs and oversees operations and strategic planning of education functions including (but not limited to) the SJ Quinney College of Law’s Master of Legal Studies ( MLS ), College of Law online learning initiatives including credentialing and pathway to MLS matriculation, development of curriculum and/or content for classes, lectures, conferences, and other education materials specific to academic, continuing education, and/or international education programs. This position is administrative in nature. Individuals wishing to teach in the program would receive additional compensation for additional duties. Works as part of a team. The Director reports to the Associate Dean of non-JD programs, supervises the MLS Program Manager, and works closely with the Educational Technology team, and also professionals in the Admissions, Career Development Office, and Marketing departments focused on the MLS program. Supports the University of Utah’s and College of Law’s goals and mission.

Acts as a catalyst and team builder between College of Law departments, University departments, faculty, staff, students, and external entities to ensure continuity and quality of service.


1. Directs the development and implementation of education objectives that are comprehensive, appropriate, and consistent with the University of Utah’s and SJ Quinney College of Law’s goals and objectives through enhancement of the Exceptional Student Experience.

2. Will oversee the MLS program in all aspects and assist in developing certificates and micro credentials for MLS and other College of Law programs.

3. Ensures all activities and requirements regarding education/certification programs are met. Will ensure new programs are properly vetted through all necessary accreditations.

4. Provides strategic direction by setting short and long-term goals, estimating budgetary requirements for staff, space and equipment planning, and implementing special projects and policies.

5. Develops strategies consistent with the University of Utah’s continuous quality improvement program.

6. Oversees all aspects of staff resource management including recruitment and retention of assigned staff.

7. Forecasts staffing, capital and operating budget needs in evaluating and reporting on market sensitivity, financial analysis, space utilization review, staff performance evaluation, etc.

8. Ensures student/stakeholder satisfaction by analyzing complaints, concerns and suggestions and providing appropriate follow-through.

9. Oversees the analysis and determination of appropriate staff mix to support customer needs.

10. Ensures competency of management/supervisory staff through the development and/or presentation of educational programs and through on-going staff performance evaluation.

11. Markets and promotes new and existing programs and services to internal and external customers.

12. Participates in College of Law and university-wide committees to establish customer service and administrative plans and policies.

13. Facilitates cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.

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 Business Administration, or related area, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Eight years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills required.

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


Juris Doctorate degree.

Experience with existing MLS Programs or related Law School Administrative Programs involving curriculum development.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Incumbents in this position have the authority to manage designated programs and services. They are responsible for ensuring that diverse student/stakeholder issues affecting student/stakeholder service and educational needs are resolved. Directs the planning and administration of the program’s budget and makes spending decisions within budget guidelines. Oversees program development and ensures that policies and procedures are followed.

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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.

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