University of Utah Student Program Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/08/2018

Requisition Number PRN17133B

Job Title Student Program Manager

Working Title Student 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

Hours: 8 – 5 w/ hour lunch

Some evening and weekend hours with significant advance notice.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00012 - Honors Program

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $38,000 - $42,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Develops and administers academic programs by designing co-curricular programming for Learning Communities / Living Learning Communities, negotiating contracts and program funding, solving related problems, evaluating and redesigning programs. Collaborates with departments and faculty to develop programming that promotes degree completion.


1. Meets with students to provide information and guidance on academic-related issues, such as graduation requirements and exceptions,major exploration, course planning and registration, transfer credit evaluation /substitution or advanced degree requirements.

2. Facilitates students’ academic progress by evaluating their needs and developing appropriate educational plans.

3. Makes referrals for students who need assistance with overcoming learning obstacles, specialized tutoring, extended or intensive assistance with career decisions or similar needs.

4. Coordinates, participates and present in the advising-related portion of new/transfer student and parent orientation sessions.

5. Collects and disseminates information to students, faculty advisors, deans/chairs and department advisors about changes or updates regarding students within their respective areas. Communication is ongoing throughout the year.

6. Collaboration with deans/chairs, faculty advisors, and academic advisors for each department or program on campus is imperative.

7. Maintains students’ academic files that include a record of the advising activity that takes place during each visit.

8. Serves on University committees and makes recommendations that affect curriculum requirements, advising processes and program development and published materials.

9. May supervise lower level advising staff and/or student employees and participate in hiring, training and evaluating those employees.

10. Plans, develops and establishes programs to meet the needs of the Honors College.

11. Coordinates Academic and co-curricular programs designed to promote student success and Honors Degree Completion.

12. Develops and administers small co-curricular programming budget for assigned area.

13. Completes annual evaluation of yearly programming efforts.

14. Serves on the Honors Curriculum Committee to ensure course offerings meet the enrollment demands of the Honors College.

15. Admissions Reader: individually reviews 500 – 1000 applications for admissions into the Honors College.

16. Honors Scholarship Committee – individuals rotate on a yearly basis to participate in a blind read of scholarship applications.

17. Presentations at yearly evening & weekend recruitment events.

18. Required attendance at pivotal Honors events.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching environment is preferred.

This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Incumbents are expected to possess extensive knowledge about academic programs, policies and procedures and student support services. The ability to be sensitive to the needs of diverse student populations, such as non-traditional and minority students and students with disabilities is a necessity. Incumbents must also be able to interpret student needs and determine when referral to other University resources is appropriate.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants please do not contact the department directly. All materials should be routed through Human Resources.

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.