University of Utah Program Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/02/2018

Requisition Number PRN07843N

Job Title Program Assistant

Working Title Community Manager

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 10

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

1.The Community Manager is a part time, live-in staff member.

2.The Community Manager is expected to work ten hours a week through community hours, program development, and weekly meetings.

3.While serving as the on-call CM, the CM will be present within close proximity to the apartment area

4. Essential Personnel – This position is considered to be an essential personnel position for the department. As such, must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing missions of the University

  • Community Managers estimated compensation is $583/month.
  • Minimum 1 bedroom apartment (furnishings available), which includes all utilities, Internet, and local phone.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00307 - Housing & Residential Educ

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $583/month

Close Date 05/04/2018

Job Summary

The Community Manager (CM) position is a part-time, live-in, professional staff position of Housing & Residential Education and the Student Affairs Division at the University of Utah.

The CM provides coordination of a comprehensive student-focused programming and support for a residential community of 30 to 70 students. Properties include Downtown Commons 1 & 2 (near DowntownSLC), Cedar Court 700 (near Foothill Drive), and Block 44 (on 400 South). CMs will be placed into a community based on the needs of the team.

Successful CMs have the following skill sets: the ability to develop relationships with a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students; the ability to utilize information to make sound decisions in times of crisis; strong administrative management and organization ability; enthusiasm, flexibility, and commitment to the Mission and Values of the Housing & Residential Education department.

Housing & Residential Education and the University of Utah value interactions among individuals with varying traditions, cultures, identities, expressions, orientation, religious beliefs, economic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic origins. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will share and explore this value with the team and with the residents.

The CM reports directly to the Graduate Assistant for Downtown Commons, Cedar Court 700, and Block 44.

NOTE : Based on the Strategic Plan forHRE, the apartments at Cedar Court 700 and Block 44 are temporary properties. The Community Manager position at these sites cannot be guaranteed beyond two years.


The Community Manager is employed in Housing & Residential Education apartments to help broaden the educational and living experience of the students residing in one of HRE’s off-campus apartment areas including Downtown Commons 1 & 2, Cedar Court 700, and Block 44. The following outlines the responsibilities of the position:

Community Development

•Initiate community-developing programs or activities within the assigned community and in collaboration with the other Community Managers.

•Work continually to become well acquainted with each resident living in the assigned area.

•Facilitate and support student development and participation in services of Housing & Residential Education.

Duty and Behavioral Management

•Advise students about University,HRE, and property specific policies, procedures, programs, services and opportunities.

•Ensure appropriate adherence to the policies and procedures of Housing & Residential Education, off-campus property partners, the University of Utah, and State and Federal regulations and/or laws.

•Take part in on-call duty coverage with the other Community Managers in the community.

Meetings & Other Time Commitments

•Communicate effectively with the Graduate Assistant through personal interaction, staff meetings, on-on-one meetings, and submitting required reports as needed.

•Meet on a regular basis through area meetings or one on ones to communicate needs of the community.

•Support the Residence Hall Association by attending/promotingRHAactivities and recruiting and supporting participation.


•Perform all required administrative responsibilities such as completing inventory forms for residents checking in and checking out, maintenance request, etc.

•Maintain close communication and positive public relations with residents, student and professional staff, maintenance, and custodial.


•Assume additional responsibilities and assignments as needed during the year pursuant to this job description and the objectives of Housing & Residential Education.

Background Check

A successful background check is required before a formal offer of employment can be made for this position.

• 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

Associate’s degree in a related field or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education) required. Two years of related experience, ability to use logic and reasoning to prioritize tasks, expertise using MS Office software, and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required. Database experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be preferred.

Department Specific Qualifications

•Demonstrated experience working with a diverse student population.

•Demonstrated commitment to fostering engagement of students and staff on issues of diversity and social justice.

•Demonstrated experience in administration, organization, and planning.

•Demonstrated experience with student conduct, crisis intervention and emergency response.

•Experience with analyzing and resolving conflict, team building, group dynamics, and problem solving skills.

•Ability to multi-task and remain organized in a high energy and fast paced department.

•Knowledge of sound fiscal and budgetary practices.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


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 applicants, 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”). 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.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.