University of Utah Sales Account Executive in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/02/2018

Requisition Number PRN17689B

Job Title Coordinator, Sales

Working Title Sales Account Executive

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Usually Mon – Fri., 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. but will vary, depending on clients’ needs. Must be available any day of the week.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01115 - Guest House

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $31,600 to $40,000/annually

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Located in Historic Fort Douglas on the University of Utah campus, the Guest House and Conference Center includes 180 hotel rooms and approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of unique meeting space. The Sales Account Executive: Develops new prospects and interacts with existing customers to increase sales for the University Guest House & Conference Center. Requires a positive attitude and must have the ability to work effectively as part of a team, provides outstanding customer service. Increases client base through consistent solicitations. Establishes trust and rapport with clients through appropriate coordination of new and existing accounts to ensure repeat business. Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrates ability to meet service standards to achieve complete guest satisfaction.


The Sales Account Executive works with the Sales and Marketing Team for the University Guest House and Conference Center. This position builds long term sales relationships with new and existing clients and works with established sales team to market and promote services/space provided by assigned University department to internal and external clients. Resolves complaints and concerns to ensure complete client satisfaction. Provides appropriate follow through to ensure quality customer service. Establishes and maintains relationships with University staff, faculty and services. Represents the University Guest House and Conference Center in the community at chapter meetings,SLCchamber of commerce, and other local business groups. Works with sales and marketing team to develop sales strategies. Maintains files and records; Updates mailing lists and maintains databases and files. May decide on rate charges when interacting with perspective customers/clients; Advise customers/clients on U of U polices. May assist with coordination of special event activities such as conferences, luncheons and workshops.

Minimum Qualifications

Associates degree in related field or its equivalent with 2-4 years sales experience applicable to assigned University department. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Depending upon department of assignment, preference may be given for a background in hospitality, marketing, communications, public relations, or athletics.


Experience in hotel and/or conference sales experience preferred.

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.