University of Utah Program Manager-Nadkarni Lab in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/11/2018

Requisition Number PRN17752B

Job Title Manager, Program

Working Title Program Manager-Nadkarni Lab

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


VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00116 - Biology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $49,000-54,500

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This project combines the activities of two complementary programs that bringSTEMeducation programs to adult and juvenile people who are incarcerated in Utah: 1)INSPIRE(Initiative to bring Science Programs to the Incarcerated) and 2) theSTEMCommunity Alliance Program for Youth in Care (STEMCAP).

Education for the incarcerated reduces the probability of recidivism and increases the probability of post-release employment. The presence of scientists who can directly and experientially present the content and process of the science enterprise, and inform them of jobs related to science can inspire and motivate these populations.INSPIREwas established in 2013 to bring science lectures, conservation workshops, and nature/nature imagery to adult offenders at the Draper State Prison and the Salt Lake County Jail. Since 2016, the Utah State board of Education Youth in Care Program (USBE-YOC) has partnered with the Department of Biology’s to createSTEMCAP, which implements educational lectures and workshops for Utah youth in custody. In July of 2018, the program has brought experts in science, the arts, and culture to increase awareness of, interest in, and the capacity to achieve inSTEMtopics; to enhance educational self-discovery, and provide a constructive creative outlet for youth participants. Activities of both programs are formally evaluated to provide information to other programs involving education and the incarcerated.


Essential functions include:

1.Oversee administrative matters and operations; contribute to strategic planning; with Project Director, provide oversight for all activities.

2.Identify and establish community partnerships specific to program needs.

3.Acts as a liaison between internal and external constituencies; serves as a project representative.

4.Work alongside UU faculty, graduate students, and staff and external project partners to create and facilitate effective programming.

5.Develop and maintain databases and records.

6.Assist Project Director in Institutional Research Board document maintenance.

7.Forecast and monitor the program budget.

8.Assist in preparing grant proposal reports, protocols, and publications.

9.Manage day-to-day work of Program Coordinator

10.Work with Program Coordinator in updating and maintaining web and social media content

11.Assist with other job functions as needed, including office tasks, additional lecture and event coordination, communication, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus two years of related experience or equivalency. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

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


Minimum/Required Qualifications

1.Bachelor’s degree in science education, science communication, or related field, with related experience. A Masters of Ph.D. in natural, learning, social ,or applied sciences is preferred.

2.Demonstrated experience coordinating complex projects with multiple partners.

3.Demonstrated experience in assisting and conducting research.

4.Demonstrated ability using qualitative and quantitative approaches to understanding social science data.

5.Excellent oral and written communication skills.

6.Experience working with “STEM-disenfranchised” populations preferred.

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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, 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 for information.

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