Job Information

University of Utah Early Contact Program Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/10/2022

Requisition Number PRN30528B

Job Title Coordinator, Administrative Program

Working Title Early Contact Program Coordinator

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, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

May be asked to work some nights and weekend hours

VP Area President

Department 00006 - Associate VP for Diversity

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $40,000 to $49,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Center for Equity and Student Belonging ( CESB ) creates community and advocates for academic success and belonging for students across inter-sectional identities and experiences among our African, African American, Black, Native, Indigenous, American Indian, Asian, Asian American, Latinx, Chicanx, Pacific Islander, Multiracial, LGBTQ+, Neurodiverse and Disabled students of color.

The Center for Equity and Student Belonging ( CESB ) Early Contact Program Coordinator will have responsibilities in the areas of connection with admitted first-year students prior to their first day on campus. The Coordinator will help transition students from high school to college, providing student empowerment through knowledge and self-discovery, and academic skills strategies. The Early Contact Coordinator will have an abiding concern for, and commitment to, serving the diverse needs of the University community, student development in a learning organization, active promotion of an inclusive environment, and support of divisional programs and goals.


Essential Functions

  1. Serve as the liaison between the Center for Equity and Student Belonging and the University of Utah’s Office of Admission Outreach and Recruitment Teams.
  2. Collaborate with campus partners to create on campus early contact engagement events.
  3. Develop and facilitate opportunities for students to explore the joy of learning, establish a sense of communities on campus and develop tools for student success well before the first day of classes.
  4. Create, gather, analyze data to assess the impact of early contact events and programs.
  5. Establish program budget; monitor and approve related expenditures and ensure budget goals are met.
  6. Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with campus departments, student groups and colleagues.
  7. Consult faculty and staff at the University of Utah, as well as with related universities and with the American Indian Resource Center ( AIRC ), Black Cultural Center ( BCC ), Center for Equity and Student Belonging ( CESB ), Dream Center, LGBT RC, Office of Inclusive Excellence and the Office for Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion ( OHEDI ) to ensure student success and access to partnership opportunities.
  8. Serve on various University committees to initiate change and to resolve issues related to academic services and curriculum requirements.
  9. All other duties as assigned.

Problem Solving

This position provides independent coordination and decision making for all activities of a specified program. The program outcome often impacts the University as a whole. Acts as a liaison between internal and external constituencies involved in program activities. Problems arising from these coordination efforts will be addressed by the incumbent who will refer to the manager for issues outside of program policy and procedure guidelines.


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.

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


Priority given to candidates that apply by May 20, 2022.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Preference will be given to candidates that apply by May 20, 2022.

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.