Job Information

University of Utah HBCU Partnership Project Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/13/2022

Requisition Number PRN30586B

Job Title Manager, Operations

Working Title HBCU Partnership Project Manager

Job Grade G

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

VP Area President

Department 00006 - Associate VP for Diversity

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Commensurate with experience

Close Date 05/27/2022

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Equity Diversity and Inclusion ( EDI ) seeks a thought leader as the HBCU Partnership Manager at the University of Utah. The HBCU Partnership manager partners with the activities of University academic units in the planning, programming, design, and maintenance of exchange/intern/rotational/teaching/research and other partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities ( HBCU ) in an effort to recruit, retain, and promote diverse talent at the University of Utah and across our local community.

The HBCU partnership manager will work with the University of Utah President’s Office and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion division leadership to advance the national presence of the University of Utah by identifying and establishing partnerships and programs with University units and HBCUs aligned with the University of Utah mission and vision. The HBCU partnership manager will also frequently consult with already established University of Utah unit HBCU partnerships regarding their partnership status and changes, as well as coordinate with units to ensure the vitality and success of programs.

About the University of Utah and EDI

EDI at the University of Utah is comprised of leaders, experts, and educators who drive the University’s effort to create a safe and welcoming campus climate. The University of Utah is located at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains and offers a rich benefits package including health benefits, generous retirement contributions of 14.2%, tuition reduction for employees and families, paid parental leave and more. Please visit our Benefits website for more information:


  • Elevate and support the comprehensive partnerships of University of Utah academic units and the university as a whole with Historically Black Colleges and Universities in an effort to recruit, retain, and promote diverse talent at the University of Utah and across our local community .
  • Partner with the University of Utah Black Cultural Center to build community for participating units, HBCU partners, students, and local advisory board members.
  • Gather and analyze HBCU data, and University of Utah data, and other established organizations and associations to identify opportunities for new partnerships and develop strategic efforts with academic units, the President’s Office, and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion division in an effort align the work as One U.
  • Collect ongoing data on University of Utah HBCU partnerships and report the status and programmatic needs of each partnership to the President’s Office and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion division to align with University mission and vision.
  • Analyze program feedback and provide appropriate follow-through and support where needed.
  • Coordinate with the Graduate School Diversity Office and the Black Cultural Center to identify and support graduate school pipelines throughout HBCU partnerships.
  • Oversee operations in areas relating to HBCU advisory board involvement.
  • Collaborate with units to support faculty and student exchanges with HBCU partners and support strategic vision.
  • Collaborate with the campus stakeholders to facilitate cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.
  • Connect regularly with University of Utah campus stakeholders to maintain a collaborative HBCU partners community.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.

Problem Solving

The problems and solutions encountered by this position vary depending on the area and structure of the department. This position frequently addresses situations that may require a mediator or a negotiator. A major task for this position is to understand the needs of the stakeholders and determine what should be provided to meet needs.

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

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department.

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.


  • Demonstrated experience with frameworks of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse populations in a respectful and caring manner.
  • Experience in program development, implementation, and analysis in a higher education diversity support program.
  • Previous professional experience in a college/university setting working with diverse U.S. College students.
  • Professional and/or lived experience with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Application Materials

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement: How have you committed yourself to understanding and aiding in the pursuit of equity and inclusion in your professional life?
  • Cover Letter

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.