Job Information

University of Utah RUUTE Manager, Research, Extracurricular, & Outreach in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/22/2021

Requisition Number PRN27043B

Job Title Academic Program Manager

Working Title RUUTE Manager, Research, Extracurricular, & Outreach

Job Grade E

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

Monday – Friday, business hours

Option for partial remote work arrangements are available

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 02025 - RU UTE

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $46,000 – 52,000/annually

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Rural & Underserved Utah Training Experience ( RUUTE ) and Regional Affairs program in the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking a manager to assist in the oversight of the planning, implementation, and evaluation of research, extracurricular programs, and outreach initiatives within the RUUTE program. The mission of the RUUTE and Regional Affairs program is to improve medical education and training, health care access, and long-term socio-economic benefit for rural and underserved communities of Utah and the intermountain west by expanding interest, awareness, and placement of medical students and residents.


  1. Oversee and manage RUUTE’s K – 20 pipeline, prehealth matriculation, outreach, and research initiatives that align with RUUTE’s mission and vision
  2. Oversee and manage RUUTE’s research programs for high school, undergraduate, and medical students while developing strong relationships with research faculty mentors
  3. Search for and thoroughly review grant opportunities aligned with RUUTE’s mission to expand K-12, undergraduate, research, and medical student opportunities, and collaborate with team members on grant submission
  4. Liaison with multiple internal and external UUSOM departments and stakeholders such as the office of Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion ( OHEDI ), Office of Sponsored Projects, Youth Protection and Program Support, rural/underserved school districts and teachers, research investigators, among others
  5. Establish long-lasting internal and external relationships with rural/underserved stakeholders and communities
  6. Help guide communication and outreach activities, including but not limited to social media, podcasts, printed material, among others
  7. Coordinate and serve as RUUTE’s research subject matter expert regarding research elective courses offered to students
  8. Help develop potential hub sites in Eastern Utah
  9. Coordinate and manage administrative matters and office functions
  10. Oversee and manage the development and ongoing needs of the RUUTE and the RUUTE staff/faculty
  11. Advise and assist University of Utah School of Medicine students, faculty, staff and local partners in administrative and logistical matters related to pipeline, outreach and research
  12. Support project team leaders in updating work plans, managing project timelines and budgets
  13. Assist in RUUTE and Regional Affairs’ budget planning, organization, and implementation
  14. Co-develop and implement program-specific policies and procedures, including a hybrid work model where a combination of in-person and remote work is expected.

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 area plus three years of experience in budget, grant OR program management or equivalency required. Develops and implements program ideas into successful academic and research programs; 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.


● Master’s degree in a related field

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

● Demonstrate a high level of management to effectively lead a robust team

● Strong 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 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


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.