University of Utah Project Facilitator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/17/2018

Requisition Number PRN17793B

Job Title Project Facilitator

Working Title Project Facilitator

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

Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01736 - FAMILY PLANNING

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 51699

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Family Planning Elevated (FPE) is an externally funded project that is operated by the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Family Planning Division.FPEis a three-year program designed to expand contraceptive access across the state of Utah through clinic-level capacity building (training, education, technical support) and patient-centered care (contraceptive education, counseling, and services).

The Project Facilitator is responsible for serving as the Family Planning Elevated program manager. Responsibilities include implementing and managing a state-level contraceptive initiative in Utah; managing financial accounts and pharmaceutical contracts, facilitating family planning education and technical support trainings at/for health centers in Utah; managing contracts withFPEsubgrantees; establishing relationships with community partners; completing reporting requirements for funders and sponsors; participating in development and public relations on behalf of Family Planning Elevated; writing research proposals, grants and manuscripts; presenting findings at local and national conferences; creating policy briefs related to Family Planning in Utah and; working to broaden research within Family Planning Division and the OB/GYNDepartment. The Research Associate will be expected to work on-site in the Family Planning Division’s offices at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Project Facilitator will work closely with Dr. Kyl Myers, the Director of Family Planning Elevated, as well as the other members of the Family Planning Elevated team and broader Family Planning Division.


1.Assists the Director of Family Planning Elevated by managingFPEcontracts withFPEfunders and sponsors,FPEsubgrantees, and digital advertising agencies.

2.Assists with study design development and other research as needed within the program or department.

3.Organizes annual Family Planning Elevated Contraceptive Education and Training Conference.

4.Coordinates family planning related trainings for health centers in Utah.

5.Provides education and technical support toFPEsubgrantees.

6.Manages theFPEonline media campaign, public affairs and media requests.

7.Manages FPE’s social media and website.

8.Identify outreach opportunities and prepare presentations.

9.Review monthly budget statements to ensure that the project has the funds needed for continuation.

10.Writes policy briefs regarding publicly funded family planning programs in Utah.

11.Assists in writing research proposals and manuscripts; creates posters and slides for presentation at conferences.

12.Identifies potential funding opportunities and writes grant applications.

13.Review and stay current on project-related literature (contraception, unintended pregnancy, abortion, sexual and reproductive health disparities, Medicaid, Title X, patient assistance programs, and related topics.)

14.May travel to a variety of sites within and outside the University to coordinate research projects; and, acts as the University’s representative for a specialty area when contacting other departments and outside organizations.

15. May prepare and maintain regulatory documents associated with studies.

16. Knowledge and/or interest in the following areas with a United States focus: unintended pregnancy, contraception, abortion, sex education, publicly funded family planning services (Medicaid expansion, State Plan Amendments, Title X), federally qualified health centers, provision and costs of reproductive health services, health care systems and sexual and reproductive health disparities.

Problem Solving: The Project Facilitator is responsible for coordinating research while working with all levels and variety of staff internally and externally to the University. They must employ expertise to determine the most favorable research formats and methods of analysis necessary to attain research objectives. This individual is responsible for all decisions related to a specific research project including the development of survey methodologies, and may have signatory authority over all aspects of the grant or contract.


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 clinical field or equivalency plus 2 years related experience, demonstrated communications skills, and a commitment to providing excellent customer service required. Experience in management or coordination, training, quality assurance, team building, program development and evaluation preferred.

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


•Bilingual in English and Spanish;

•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

•Experience in program implementation;

•Commitment to policy-relevant research;

•Passion for women’s health, particularly access to birth control;

•Experience in public relations;

•Familiar with the health care needs of underserved Utahns

•Understanding of Medicaid, 340B pricing, Title X, and family planning related patient assistance programs;

•Experience with event planning;

•Strong project management and organizational skills;

•Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously;

•Ability to work as a member of a research team and communicate with supervisors, faculty and other research staff.

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.