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University of Utah K-16 Chinese Outreach Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/25/2021

Requisition Number PRN25629B

Job Title Coordinator, Administrative Program

Working Title K-16 Chinese Outreach 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

M-F 8-5 and evenings/weekends as needed for events.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00084 - Asian Studies Program

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 50000 to 52000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah seeks to hire a K-16 Chinese Outreach Coordinator for the Confucius Institute & Asia Center whose core mission is to coordinate and collaborate with all educational and community entities engaging in K-16 Chinese language and culture education.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Master’s highly preferred) with 2 + years of Chinese teaching experience in a charter, private or public school. Experience teaching in a Chinese Immersion program is desirable. Highly proficient in both Mandarin Chinese and English is a must.

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. Ability to effectively work with K-16 students, educators, and administrators of various backgrounds.

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.


• Coordinate Chinese language and culture educational efforts between Utah Chinese teachers, district and school administrators, community and business leaders, university administrators, publishers, etc.

• Lead curriculum development projects for immersion and secondary Chinese programs.

• Coordinate, host and train guest teachers from China.

• Organize and present Chinese teacher professional development workshops.

• Organize and publicize Chinese cultural events and guest lectures.

• Work with relevant Chinese government officials for budget and grants to local schools.

• Organize and publicize study abroad to China for high school students

• Collaborate with Utah schools, administrators, and other university entities to create and run Chinese language summer camps for kindergarten through high school students.

• Serve as general resource to the public and University for all things Chinese culture and Chinese language teaching.


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, lifting up to 50 pounds.

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.


Master’s degree highly preferred.

5 years of experience teaching Chinese

Must be a native Chinese speaker or be able to pass Chinese HSK level 6 proficiency test within 2 months of hire.

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”). 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.