Job Information

University of Utah HRSA Project Administrator in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 05/28/2021

Requisition Number PRN26329B

Job Title Project Administrator

Working Title HRSA Project Administrator

Job Grade F

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, business hours

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 02159 - HRSA Grant - Med Student Trng

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $58,000 - 63,000/annually

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is responsible to oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of a 1-year Federally-sponsored project related to medical education in tribal and rural communities. The Project Administrator will work closely with two project co-directors and several other faculty leads as well as internal and external partners to ensure the scope and direction of each project is on schedule and within budget.

The Health Resources and Services Administration ( HRSA ) is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. HRSA is supporting the University of Utah School of Medicine ( SOM ) under the direction of Dr. Ty Dickerson, Project Director, to develop this medical education project designed to prepare and encourage medical students to choose residencies and careers in primary care and serve tribal, rural and/or medically underserved communities after they graduate. Funding for this project begins July 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022. Financial support for this position beyond that timeframe cannot be assured.

The two projects over which this position will oversee entail: 1) developing both point-of-care ultrasound ( POCUS ) training programs for primary and urgent care providers working in rural and tribal areas, as well as for UU medical students training in those areas; and 2) developing a remote simulation curriculum catered to rural and tribal communities’ needs. This project will work closely with tribal partners in Wyoming, Arizona, and Eastern/Southeastern Utah.

This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.


•Works with two co-directors to track and update project, keeping tasks within scope and budget for project deliverables.

•Manage grant budget and financial components for two projects totaling $2,731,000.

•Prepares an operating grant budget, which estimates various expenditures and monitors and reports the status of the budget on a monthly basis.

•Reviews expenditures including all major equipment acquisitions over $1,000.

•Sets up consulting agreements with partners.

•Coordinates and schedules meetings and travel for team members.

•Maintains professional working relationships with various stakeholders both internal and external to the School of Medicine to accomplish project objectives.

•Works with grant committees to select and coordinate students for project activities.

•Purchases project equipment and supplies and coordinates delivery and set up with external partners.

•Coordinates education trainings at off-site rural locations with team members, SOM medical students, and community partners.

•Produces and disseminates promotional materials.

•Attends project webinars, training sessions, and project meetings.


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.

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, Accounting, or a related field, or equivalency; four years of progressively more responsible related experience; and demonstrated human relation and effective communications skills required. A related Master’s degree preferred.


Experience and familiarity with University of Utah systems, policies, and procedures.

1-2 years of federal grant management experience.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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, ( 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.