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University of Utah Program Coordinator, Caring Connections in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/12/2021

Requisition Number PRN25535B

Job Title PS Coordinator, Admin Program

Working Title Program Coordinator, Caring Connections

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, with need for rare evening and weekend events 4-6 times per year

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $40,000 - $53,000 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Provides support to Caring Connections and the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ( PMHNP ) clinical program. Caring Connections is a hope and comfort in grief program operated by the College of Nursing. Caring Connections offers a variety of grief support groups. Each support groups helps individuals cope with a different kind of loss. Plans and implements activities of the Caring Connections program, ensuring goals and objectives are in accordance with established criteria. Updates program materials policies, interacts with and advises program participants. This position involves sensitive and caring interactions with a variety of patient populations.

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.


Provide logistics, establish grief groups through registration intake, communicate with participants by email and phone, collect and account for funds, provide class materials to participants and coordinate with group facilitators.

Uses Epic to schedule clinical appointments and collect co-pays of individual counseling clients and to run provider reports.

Prepares departmental deposits, P Card allocations and donations. Works with Trust Commerce to run credit cards.

Oversees daily program operations and coordinates program activities and events (some of which are in the evenings).

Assists in developing and implementing program goals and objectives.

Monitors program quality and effectiveness and researches improvement methods.

Assists in establishing program budget; monitors related expenditures and ensures budget goals are met.

Assists with fundraising activities (some of which are in the evenings).

Uses ASTRA for the reservation of rooms needed for the program and arranges parking as needed.

Interfaces with Print and Mail on printing of Newsletter, Grief Group flyers, Manuals, Sudden & Unexpected Death Book and other printing and mailing needs.

Assigns, directs and reviews work of Student interns and works directly with the Advisory Board to communicate and make assignments.

Provide administrative support to upper level department management by scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings and conferences and maintaining and ordering office supplies.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field (psychology, social sciences, nursing) plus one year directly related experience or equivalency required. 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.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

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


Demonstrated ability to work independently, analyze and make decisions related to program objectives.

Experience with community organizations, community networking, managing financial records, outstanding interpersonal relationship skills are strongly preferred.

Excellent writing and editing skills are strongly preferred.

Familiarity with budgeting procedures.

Computer skills include word processing, excel sheets managing large databases, updating and managing large files.

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.