Job Information

University of Utah SARA - Project Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/13/2023

Requisition Number PRN14180N

Job Title Clerical or Temporary

Working Title SARA - Project Assistant

Job Grade 005

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week up to 20 hours per week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Hybrid: Flexible Schedule, Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 01379 - USHE Comissioner

Location Office of the Commissioner - Downtown SLC

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment

Pay Rate Range $17.94 (up to 20 hours per work week)

Close Date

Job Summary

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement ( SARA ) Project Assistant is a vital position within the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education. This position will perform a variety of tasks related to research, internal and external communication (written and oral), database maintenance, reporting and record retention. This position is temporary up to 12 months from the date of hire. This position can support up to 20 hours per work week.


  • Research and track licensed occupations and licensing boards on behalf of 18 Utah SARA institutions of higher education (IHEs).

  • Conduct internet research on licensure requirements and work with IHEs to research and track all licensed occupations and licensing boards in 50 States and US Territories.

  • Link to statute and licensing rules

  • Summarize information on licensing requirements including education, experiential learning conditions, state or national exams, background checks, etc.

  • Research and track national professional licensing entities, consortia, specialty accreditors, compacts, and reciprocity agreements

  • Compile licensure information and other data in an environment that can be maintained over time and is shareable across UT- SARA institutions
  • Facilitate State Portal Entity support of institutional affiliation with NC- SARA .

  • Track information received from UT- SARA institutions.

  • Search college and university websites and catalogs to gather and update comparative data about institutions.
  • Communication — Follow up with institutional staff as needed to validate data. Communication may involve phone calls, email, or short correspondence.
  • Provide other support as needed


  • 15 to 20 hours per week
  • Flexible scheduling between 8 am and 5 pm
  • Remote work possible for Utah residents.

Minimum Qualifications


Demonstrated college-level written and oral communication skills; proficiency with MS Office Suite, email, and Internet browsing; accurate keyboard skills; demonstrated ability to be highly organized, detail oriented, and self-directed.

Key Competencies

  • Organization and ability to multitask
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Time management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Database and spreadsheet management
  • Team work
  • Communication skills—verbal and written
  • Confidentiality


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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.