Job Information

University of Utah Program Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/19/2023

Requisition Number PRN36417B

Job Title Assoc Dir, Research Dev

Working Title Program Manager

Job Grade H

FLSA Code Professional

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 00065 - Elect & Computer Engineering

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $90,000 to $125,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The U.S.-Canada Center on Climate-Resilient Western Interconnected Grid at the University of Utah has an immediate opening for a “Program Manager” position to work with the center director, faculty, collaborators, and stakeholders to direct, coordinate, and implement the research, workforce development and innovation programs of the center.


The position responsibilities are as follows:

· Coordinate procedural matters to ensure the successful and timely operation of multiple research, development and educational projects related to the U.S.-Canada Center on Climate-Resilient Western Interconnected Grid.

· Prepare presentations and frequent (e.g., quarterly, annually) project reports and performs evaluation of project effectiveness.

· Organize seminars, workshops, luncheons and other meetings and leading associated communication, and making travel arrangements.

· Maintain and oversee the maintenance of project data and documents, meetings minutes, recordings, lists, or files.

· Plan and implement procedural changes/modifications for the projects.

· Monitor expenditures to ensure compliance within project budget and schedule.

· Take meeting minutes and action items during meetings and performs basic follow-up with project participants and monitor their timely progress on actions.

· Facilitate the purchase of necessary equipment and ongoing maintenance requirements.

· Assist in the preparation of project proposals, research materials, and outreach publications.

· Act as resource person and coordinator for explaining and complying with applicable Federal, State, and University Policies and Procedures.

· Acts as liaison between the projects and internal or external stakeholders.

· Design and develop research and outreach marketing materials, including writing articles, news and develop and maintain websites and social media.


The ideal candidate should have experience of proposing, managing, or participating in large multi-institution research and development projects, understanding of reporting needs of federally funded projects, as well as successful experience in stakeholder engagement and organization of large events.

Ph.D. in a related field is preferred, but candidates with M.Sc. degree plus five years of experience in budget, grant and program management are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication and demonstrated management skills also required.

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


The position comes with a competitive benefit package, including medical/dental/vision/life plan and up to 14.2% contribution to your retirement plan, and salary commensurate with the experience. The position starts immediately, with initial appointment of one year, which is renewable for 5 years and beyond depending on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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

Master’s Degree + two years of related experience or Bachelor’s degree + six years of related experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).

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

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.