University of Utah Foundational Science Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/08/2018

Requisition Number PRN18016B

Job Title Coordinator, Administrative Program

Working Title Foundational Science 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 through Friday, standard business hours.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01471 - SOM Curriculum/Med ED

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 39000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Plans and implements activities of the foundational science program within the School of Medicine, ensuring goals and objectives are in accordance with established criteria. Interprets program policies and advises course directors, faculty and students on procedures.


1.Oversees and coordinates student information on the Canvas site, ensuring the upload of all relevant course materials, reading assignments, objectives, announcements etc. provided by faculty and course directors; acts as liaison between course directors, faculty, and students to ensure effective communication and understanding of requirements.

2.Manages Canvas calendar for prescribed courses and schedules rooms to accommodate related lectures, small groups, and labs; works with lecturers to implement activities and determine preferences; orders supplies as necessary.

3.Obtains assignments and questions from faculty members to compile and format student exams; enters approved questions into software and posts exams for student download; creates and tests passwords for exam access; announces exam availability to students via Canvas.

4.Ensures proper examination room set-up; creates seating charts, sign in sheets, exam back-ups, and accommodations; troubleshoots technical issues as they arise; posts exam directions and questions in clinical lab settings and ensures proper scheduling and rotation through stations.

5.Ensures accurate weighting and posting of grades; generates exam reports to measure student and question performance for course directors; posts remediation questions on Canvas.

6.Coordinates small group sessions by scheduling dates, rooms, facilitators, and substitutes; groups students into courses; distributes cases and case reveals to facilitators; monitors attendance and reports absences.

7.Coordinates Team-based Learning (TBL) sessions.

8.Performs other related 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 in a related field plus one year directly related experience or equivalency required. 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.


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.