Job Information

University of Utah Program Manager, Opportunity Scholars Program in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/22/2022

Requisition Number PRN31110B

Job Title Academic Program Manager

Working Title Program Manager, Opportunity Scholars Program

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00047 - Undergrad Stu Prg (Sch of Bus)

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $50760

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The School of Business, Office for Student Inclusion is seeking a full-time Program Manager for the Opportunity Scholars Program. The Program Manager is a highly responsible and administrative position in directing all activities of the program, which include: budgeting, recruiting, programming, and student retention. The incumbent will be required to foster successful transition to the university environment, provide counseling support to help with personal issues, provide leadership and community building activities, travel opportunities, assist students in identifying resources for academic success, link students with opportunities to engage in deep learning and encourage timely graduation. The program manager is also responsible for working closely with the Associate Director and the external advisory board for the program. The Program Manager must be self-motivated with a strong sense of organization to prioritize daily work and able to work under minimal supervision.

To learn more about the Opportunity Scholars program:


  • Managing day-to-day programmatic operations
  • Budget development and monitoring
  • Provide administrative support for student leaders and graduate students
  • Develop a recruiting strategy and materials for the program
  • Develop regular communications strategy for program donors
  • Assist students with securing financial aid, in particular, Pell grants
  • Provide advising and mentorship for the entirety of the college career
  • Develop leadership, enrichment and community building activities for the students in the program
  • Ensure students have the resources they need to be successful (counseling, computers, tutoring, academic advising, and career coaching)

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 plus three years of experience in budget, grant and program management or equivalency required. Develops and implements program ideas into successful academic and research programs; 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.


  • Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or other related area.
  • Develops and implements program ideas into successful academic and research programs; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
  • Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching in higher education environment is preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Preference will be given to applicants who apply by July 20th, 2022.

Additional Information

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

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.