Job Information

University of Utah Real Estate Associate Director of Development in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/08/2022

Requisition Number PRN32851B

Job Title Assoc Dir, Ops & Logistics

Working Title Real Estate Associate Director of Development

Job Grade G

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

M-F 8-5

VP Area President

Department 00342 - Real Estate Administration

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $110,000 - $150,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

As part of the Office of the Chief Real Estate Officer, supports the Senior Director in directing and overseeing the development and management of new U of U properties, to support the University’s goals of student success, generating knowledge, engaging communities, and ensuring vitality of the institution.


  • Managing the development of new properties by researching market trends, negotiating deals with sellers and tenants, and overseeing construction
  • Managing property portfolios by identifying opportunities for sales, development, or leasing of individual properties or entire portfolios
  • Supports the Senior Director in coordinating with architects, engineers, contractors, or other consultants as needed to ensure that construction projects proceed according to schedule
  • Negotiating purchase contracts for land or existing buildings, including terms such as price, down payment and interest rate, closing date, and contingencies
  • Supports the Senior Director in reviewing financial statements to determine if projects will generate adequate revenue to cover expenses
  • Supports the Senior Director in establishing relationships with local businesses and community leaders to promote new developments
  • Recommending appropriate strategies for maximizing profits and minimizing risks when selling or purchasing real estate properties
  • Managing the design and construction of new buildings or renovations of existing structures based on client specifications
  • Communicating with clients throughout the development process to ensure their needs are met

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required. Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred. This position is not responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred. Six years of related real estate development experience.

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.