Job Information

University of Utah Programs Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date

Requisition Number PRN27977B

Job Title Manager, Program(s)

Working Title Programs Manager

Job Grade F

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

REMOTE WORK OPPORTUNITY . Employees must reside in the state of Utah but may have the opportunity to work remotely.

VP Area President

Department 00642 - PIVOT Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 69000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology ( PIVOT ) Center leads the University of Utah’s centralized and integrated strategy and operation for technology commercialization, corporate engagement and economic development. In doing so, the Center serves as a hub for the U to foster partnerships between industry, university and government entities. The Center formalizes the U’s commitment to broaden its impact on Utah’s economy by enhancing local and global collaborations to catalyze innovation.

PIVOT Center is looking for a highly motivated person to serve as a Program Manager – to develop, manage and execute several event-based programs.

Under minimal supervision, responsible for planning, organizing, directing and/or controlling all aspects pertaining to a sizable specific program or multiple program functions. Manage programs with strong attention to strategy and implementation. Programs will include activities such as networking, educational, and other events promoted by PIVOT Center. Acts as a catalyst between PIVOT Center and its stakeholders and staff to ensure continuity and quality of service and care.

The value of being an employee at the University of Utah goes far beyond your base salary, so we encourage you to carefully consider and compare our total package offer. This package includes a variety of excellent employee benefits, including health care coverage, retirement plans, and paid leave time as well as other valuable benefits, services, and programs such as tuition reduction. One example is the U’s retirement benefits which amount to a 14.2% contribution in addition to your annual salary. You may view the U’s total compensation estimator to calculate the approximate value of your total compensation If you have any questions on how to use the estimator tool, please contact Human Resources at 801-581-7447.


The Program Manager will work under the direction of PIVOT Center’s Sr. Director of Communications to create and run programs and ensure that requirements are met in a timely manner. Specifically, the key duties of the Program Manager include:

• Work closely with PIVOT senior team members and PIVOT stakeholders to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, and timing for initiatives.

• Develop and manage goals for program(s) and be accountable for delivering against established business goals/objectives.

• Manage multiple, complex projects and meet deadlines.

• Manage all aspects of events and programming related to assigned programs.

• Analyze, evaluate, and produce presentations with findings for management and stakeholders.

• Write clear program content that demonstrates an understanding of each program and its objectives.

• Coordinate high-level engagements, develop agendas and presentation material.

• Serve as department representative in addressing issues and questions related to the programs, which may include representing the department on various committees.

• Communicate successfully with stakeholders to ensure productive meetings and balance of events and meetings.

• Forecast, prepare or direct the preparation of the program budget and monitor expenditures.

• Stay abreast of current issues, relevant programs or other related changes impacting the program(s) and make recommendations for improvement and compliance.

• May develop systems and maintain records to support and advance the program.

• Align with goals and objectives that are consistent with University of Utah’s policies.

• Market and promote new and existing programs and services to internal and external stakeholders.

• Facilitate cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.

• Attend weekly department meetings.

• Work at on-site events and before/after normal business work hours.


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, and talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education).
  • Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience.
  • Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department.
  • Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.
  • Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


• Small business work experience

• Entrepreneurial background

• 3 -5 years project management experience

• Business data analytics experience

• Experience with Salesforce Marketing Cloud specifically with Automation, Journeys, and Email Content Creation features.

• Experience with generating reports in Salesforce

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)

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.