Job Information

University of Utah Manager, Program(s) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/11/2023

Requisition Number PRN36637B

Job Title Manager, Program(s)

Working Title Manager, Program(s)

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

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01527 - Genetic Science Learning CTR

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $60000-70000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Genetic Science Learning Center ( GSLC ) seeks an energetic and versatile Program Manager who has experience engaging with a broad range of community members and organizations. This individual will develop partnerships with libraries, museums, federally qualified health centers, academic health centers and their clinics, high school teachers, and community organizations. A major focus for this position will be on identifying and supporting partners in using and evaluating educational materials the GSLC has developed for the National Institute of Health’s All of Us Research Program.

The NIH All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to recruit 1 million or more individuals to participate as partners in one of the world’s largest and most diverse health databases, with a goal of making health research more equitable. All of Us particularly focuses on recruiting individuals who have previously been underrepresented in research including those from

communities that have been minoritized due to race, ethnicity, sex and gender, and/or disability as well as children and older adults, and those living in rural areas.

We seek a Program Manager who has experience forming partnerships with a broad range of organizations; experience collaborating with one or more minoritized communities is a plus. This person must enjoy working with people, including comfort in reaching out to new individuals, coordinating among multiple people both within the GSLC and with partners, and supporting partners throughout collaborations. In addition to partner-facing work, this individual will participate in preparing monthly and annual reports to funders, participate in preparing IRB applications, submit project deliverables for funder approval, and collaborate with the GSLC’s Project Manager to develop and track detailed project timelines. They also will support preparation of grant proposals.

About the Genetic Science Learning Center ( GSLC )

Our mission is “making science and health easy for everyone to understand.” The educational materials we develop and study aim to educate middle and high school students and teachers, patients, and community members. Through courses, workshops, and conferences we train others to use our materials as well as bring science educators together to share ideas and resources. The Program Manager position will primarily support work by the NIH All of Us Research Program. In addition to our own projects, the GSLC collaborates with faculty across the University and at other institutions to develop and study educational materials and programs that address all areas of life science, health and a broad range of other fields.

Our projects require a collaborative, team-based approach from planning through materials production and testing as well as engaging individuals in using our materials. Our multi-talented team of 17 includes expertise in science and health writing, curriculum development, instructional design and training, graphic design, multimedia art, interactive development, videography, music composition and sound design, web design, software development, community engagement, evaluation, and science education research, along with project management and administration.


· Develop and support partnerships with a broad range of organizations and communities; experience collaborating with one or more minoritized communities is a plus.

· Coordinate with the GSLC’s Research & Evaluation Team to conduct evaluations with partners.

· Participate in preparing monthly and annual reports to funders.

· Participate in preparing IRB applications.

· Serve as the GSLC liaison in submitting deliverables for funder approval.

· Collaborate with the GSLC’s Project Manager to develop and track detailed project timelines.

· Support preparation of grant proposals.

Needed Skills

· Strong inter-personal skills to support successful collaborations with a broad range of organizations and communities.

· Experience using community engagement approaches in carrying out projects.

· Experience facilitating meetings or workshops is a plus.

· Strong organizational skills that support simultaneous management of multiple projects or programs.

· Strong leadership and collaboration skills.

· Versatile, with a proven ability to work on multiple topics and types of projects.

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 area or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring 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. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required. 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.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Required documents

1. Resume

2. Cover letter describing your experience relative to this position

Additional Information

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.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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