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University of Utah Excellence in Education Program Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/05/2022

Requisition Number PRN31274B

Job Title Academic Program Manager

Working Title Excellence in Education Program Manager

Job Grade E

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 U of U Health - Academics

Department 00985 - CON ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $45,000 - $55,000 annual salary

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The College of Nursing Office of Academic Programs is seeking a highly motivated person to join our team of dedicated faculty and staff with an overall mission of launching and managing a College of Nursing Excellence in Education (CONExEd) program.

The program manager will collaborate with faculty and staff using a systematic process to translate vision, mission and goals into a successful two-pillar approach to achieving educational excellence; supporting faculty and staff teaching innovation teams and ensuring a foundational teaching skillset for all faculty. The program manager will contribute to continuous program improvement and be proactive in planning for goal achievement. Ideal candidates will have knowledge and experience in program management in higher education.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to day-to-day management of faculty teaching development programs and supporting teaching innovation teams to accomplish team objectives, collaborating with stakeholders (staff, faculty, entities external to the College of Nursing) to coordinate, implement, and assess program mission, vision, and objectives, and to support the Director and leadership team of the CONExEd for all program-related initiatives.

This position is not responsible for providing patient care.

This position is eligible for universitybenefits ( including;medical-dental-wellness coverage (\_wellness.php) , an additional immediately vested14.2% of salary employer contribution (\_401aPlan.php) to retirement (401a),paid leave ( ,paid holidays ( ,tuition assistance ( for employees and family,free UTA transport pass ( and others.

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This position will report to the Director of the College of Nursing Excellence in Education program to help support education and educational programs and initiatives, and will work indirectly with the Associate Dean for Academic Programs to accomplish program goals.


  • Program coordination and project/grant management
  • Assist in strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of program goals/metrics
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Director of CONExEd
  • Represent the CON on relevant committees
  • Work in partnership with the CON communication team to amplify the work of CONExEd to internal and external stakeholders

Faculty Development in Teaching Excellence

  • Support creation and production of trainings, workshops, forums, and written materials
  • Collaborate with the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and the Academy of Health Science Educators regarding faculty development and education scholarship
  • Stay current on faculty development best practices

Faculty Teaching Scholarship

  • Support the work of Teaching Innovation Teams
  • Assist in the preparation of grant proposals, including data gathering for education and teaching scholarship grants
  • Collaborate with the Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center( EEJNRC ) to stay apprised of external funding opportunities related to education scholarship and grant management


  • Manage and maintain the CONExEd budget
  • Prepare financial and program evaluation reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide purchasing support
  • Collaborate with EEJNRC on pre-award grant budget and post-awards grants management

Occasional evening or weekend on-or off-campus work may be required, with notice.

This job description is not 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 area plus three years of experience in budget, grant and program management or equivalency required. Develops and implements program ideas into successful academic and research programs; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

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


Master’s degree in Education, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work or a related health/public administration field. Demonstrated excellent human relation and customer service skills. Effective oral and written communication skills. Strong coordination and organizational skills. Previous experience working in a higher education setting. Experience working with advancement officers and external grant funding. Ability to work with and coordinate among multiple project partners. Ability to work as part of a team and also independently. Ability to prioritize competing deadlines. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of software applications. Familiarity with data collection and management tools.

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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.