University of Utah Rural Utah Underserved Training Experience Program Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/09/2018

Requisition Number PRN17122B

Job Title Manager, Program

Working Title Rural Utah Underserved Training Experience Program Manager

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, 8:00 – 5:00 p.m.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01528 - SOM Idaho Affairs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $40,000 - $45,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for building a new program within the University of Utah School of Medicine to enhance rural and under-served health education opportunities for students and provide access to broader health care services for these communities.


The program will be developed in phases as follows:

Phase One:

•Research housing options in key locations and secure rentals assuring adherence to University budget, rules and policies

•Coordinate the purchase of furnishings and set-up of utilities, cleaning services, etc.

•Cooperate with legal department to develop housing contracts

•Develop processes to allocate, monitor and prioritize student rural assignments; coordinate with clerkship directors to assess needs

•Manage clerkship logistics by identifying and establishing relationships with contracted facility administrators

Phase Two:

•Assist with recruitment of new faculty preceptors in rural and underserved communities using social media platforms, newsletters and professional recognition efforts

•Coordinate with Admissions Office on efforts to recruit and admit rural and underserved applicants

•Work with Student Affairs and Medical Education units to facilitate communications and expectations and gather feedback

•Participate in fostering a relationship with the University’s faculty development office to assemble donor interest lists, produce materials and support program momentum

•Conduct outreach efforts to promote rural health initiatives throughout health sciences and maximize utility of rental properties

•Develop relationships with Eccles Health Science Library and Continuing Medical Education to investigate the opportunity for online library access andCMEcredits for community preceptors

Phase Three:

•Coordinate administrative matters and office functions for the Graduate Rural Health Certificate program

•Advise and assist University of Utah School of Medicine students, faculty, staff and local partners in administrative and logistical matters related to medical student rural health education

•Coordinate didactic and elective courses, including co-developing syllabi, scheduling lecturers, developing assessments and evaluations and managing on-line content, including uploading schedule, readings, assessments, and grades

•Interact with the clinical directors and preceptors of rural health education programs at the University to coordinate and support the independent programs throughout the School of Medicine

•Coordinate periodic conferences and meetings, setting agendas, distributing minutes, fielding questions and distributing information resources

•Work with the IT department to update and maintain the rural health website

•Work with the School of Medicine finance office, maintain financials records and assist in budget preparation

•Co-develop and implement program-specific policies and procedures

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 field plus two years of related experience or equivalency. 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.


•Familiarity with administration in higher education and/or background or knowledge of rural or underserved health and/or health care.

•Strongly preferred organizational skills along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

•Ability to work independently and take initiative to achieve outcomes is essential.

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.