MPA and MPP Job list UofU Job Postings

Melissa Hall melissa.hall at
Fri Oct 31 09:29:06 MDT 2014

Open Date       10/31/2014
Requisition Number      PRN07135B
Job Title       Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
Working Title   Marketing & Communicators Coordinator
Job Grade       C
FLSA Code       Administrative
Standard Hours per Week 40
Work Schedule Summary

Full time, 40 hrs/week, M-F, 8-5, this is an exempt position so schedule may periodically change

Department      00295 - Office of Admissions
Type of Recruitment     External Posting
Pay Rate Range  33,000-36,500
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.     Yes
Job Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Admissions Marketing & Communications, the Marketing & Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting with all aspects of the department’s communication and marketing efforts, with a particular focus on maintaining the web with basic HTML and producing communications in basic graphics programs, as well as editing content for print, electronic and web communication channels. Utilizes traditional and electronic publishing technologies to produce communications that support department objectives. Assists staff with communication needs and coordinates efforts.


Essential Functions
1. Assists with the research and development of content for print, web, and electronic media.
2. Meticulously edits/proofreads communications.
3. Assists in the development and execution of communication plans by utilizing traditional and electronic publishing technologies.
4. Assists in the development and communication of department marketing and communication to its stakeholders, both internal and external.
5. Assists in testing and monitoring effectiveness of communication tactics and suggests adjustments to communication plans as necessary.
6. Collaborates with other campus entities to conceptualize, build and implement a variety of marketing and communication projects.
7. Makes edits on the web site as directed.
8. Produces newsletters, graphics, or other content as needed.
9. Develops and adheres to project timelines.
10. Ensures that distributed material is accurate and timely.
11. Assists with social media efforts.
12. Acts as a resource to office staff.
13. Assists with other duties as assigned.

Problem Solving
A major task for this position is to understand the needs of various constituents and determine what forms of communication would best meet those needs.

This is an exempt position and hours may periodically go above 40 hours/week and require working early mornings, evening and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related area, or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). One year of related experience and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience in accounts payable and receivable; and knowledge in all phases of production, such as types of paper, typesetting, printing, design, direct mail, and advertising concepts may be preferred.

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


Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; strong editing skills; demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with culturally and ethnically diverse populations; high level of comfort working with technology and familiarity with a variety of computer software; familiarity with social media; demonstrated project management experience and ability to prioritize and manage conflicting deadlines; ability to work both individually with minimal supervision and in a team setting; and demonstrated ability to analyze data and make decisions related to program content.
Experience with CRM software programs, editing, writing for the web, and social media. Special consideration given for HTML programming skills and/or a working knowledge of the Adobe Suite (Photoshop and InDesign). Background knowledge of department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Possess a valid drivers’ license.

Type    Benefited Staff
Open Date       10/20/2014
Requisition Number      PRN07051B
Job Title       Facility Manager
Working Title   Assistant Director for Facilities
Job Grade       F
FLSA Code       Administrative
Standard Hours per Week 40
Work Schedule Summary

This position is considered to be an essential personnel position for the department. As such, must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing missions of the University.

Department      00307 - Housing & Residential Educ.
Type of Recruitment     External Posting
Pay Rate Range  $52,000 - $58,000
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.     12/01/2014
Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.     No
Job Summary

Located in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah is a public, 4-year institution committed to providing an exceptional academic and co-curricular experience for students and the University community. The “U” is a PAC-12 institution with over 33,000 students. Heritage Commons is home to 2,700 students who live in the 2002 Winter Olympic athlete village, residing in 20 co-ed residence halls and 10 apartment buildings. In addition, HRE has two apartment buildings located in downtown Salt Lake City that constitute Downtown Commons. HRE is growing with an additional 309 bed Honors Living Learning complex (161K square feet) that opened August 2012 and is currently under construction on a 400 bed Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community. The University Housing Campus Master plan calls for continued growth and construction to meet the housing demand.

Housing & Residential Education and the University of Utah value interactions among individuals with varying traditions, cultures, identities, expressions, orientation, religious beliefs, economic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic origins. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will share and explore this value with the team and with the residents.

Housing & Residential Education (HRE) is a comprehensive department. Housing options include residence hall suites, undergraduate apartments, and historic homes which serve as Living Learning Communities. In-House facilities staff includes maintenance, custodial, and warehouse employees.

The Assistant Director is a working supervisory position that reports to the Associate Director for Facilities. Responsibilities include the supervision of the Custodial Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisor, and Warehouse Supervisor, with indirect supervisory responsibility over a facilities staff of 56 permanent staff as well as seasonal staff members. This position ensures the efficient and effective use of resources in order to meet the needs of the residential community.


1. Develop work standards and practices for staff; establish and maintain a priority system for emergency responses based on student and facility needs. Ensures compliance with all applicable safety regulations, building codes and safety requirements;
a. Participates in establishing and scheduling facilities projects and preventative maintenance in residential halls.
b. Interprets and applies blueprints, specifications and technical manuals.
c. Makes daily visual inspections of areas for cleanliness, work progress, and completed work requests.
2. Responsible for overseeing high quality recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and training of all assigned facilities staff, and for contribution to their personal and professional development.
a. Delegates to and holds staff responsible for satisfactory performance of assignments. Performs other tasks to include special studies that involve investigation, analysis and recommended solutions to issues to further Best Practices within the department and/or university.
3. Reviews budget on a weekly basis by analyzing the weekly budget expenditures report, reviews specific expenditures with each supervisor, and making any adjustments as needed.
a. Uses work order management system; analyze data through reports to identify efficiencies and gaps, resolve outstanding issues.
4. Develops and monitors strategic planning for residential hall facilities and presents plans to supervisor, or designee;
a. Monitors and inspects outside contract work to ensure standards are being met; makes recommendations for meeting standards.
b. Prepares and implements an effective preventive maintenance program for all buildings assigned to the department by the University.
c. Coordinates preparation of bid documents for outside contractors for facility renovation, furniture upgrades, and custodial services;
5. Ensures customer satisfaction by analyzing customer complaints, concerns and suggestions. Provides appropriate follow through to ensure quality customer service.
a. Implements and administers new and existing department programs and services to internal and external customers. Evaluates program effectiveness.
6. Develop and maintain effective collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and administration in order to collaborate on initiatives that impact Housing & Residential Education as well as utilize the full potential of campus resources available on the university campus with special emphasis on the following: University Guest House and Conference Services, Plant Operations, Space Planning, Campus Design & Construction, and Environmental Health & Safety, Sustainability Office.
7. Assist in the continuous integration of sustainable practices into Housing & Residential Education and the student experience.
a. Provides oversight and direction of the Heritage Commons Community Garden.
8. In the absence of the Associate Director for Facilities, this supervisor will assume the duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Facilities Management, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalency; four years of progressively more responsible experience; demonstrated interpersonal skills; budgeting and purchasing experience; supply system management; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. Experience must include facilities management knowledge in preventative maintenance, HVAC systems and operations, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, interior design, safety coordination, and demonstrated knowledge of custodial activities.


1. Master’s degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, business administration, education, facilities management or related field
2. Progressive experience leading a University Housing facilities system
3. Proven ability to utilize software programs in administrative management

Type    Benefited Staff
Open Date       10/27/2014
Requisition Number      PRN07099B
Job Title       Director, Research & Science
Working Title   Pay for Success Lab Director, Research & Science
Job Grade       H
FLSA Code       Executive
Standard Hours per Week 40
Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm

Department      00036 - School of Business Centers
Type of Recruitment     External Posting
Pay Rate Range  $75,900 to $150,000 DOE
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.     11/27/2014
Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.     No
Job Summary

The Director, Research & Science position is contingent upon grant funding and will report to the directors of both the Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center as well as the Policy Institute. The position will work cooperatively with the directors of the other affiliated programs as well as the Dean of the David Eccles Business School to achieve successful outcomes.

The Director, Research & Science will be responsible for the leadership, operations, and budget oversight of the PFS Lab and will work with the existing leadership of the Policy Institute, the SGII Center, and The David Eccles School of Business to achieve mutually agreed upon goals as well as delivering on the program outcomes included in an awarded federal grant program.

Program Summary

The mission and purposes of the James Lee Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center (SGII Center) are to accelerate and advance the understanding and application of principles of free enterprise to create scalable and sustainable, global societal change through providing world-class experiential education opportunities. With the support of industry leaders as well as initial funding support from The White House Social Innovation Fund, the SGII Center has created a new Pay For Success Lab to grow the social innovation sector by facilitating PFS deals across the Western United States.

The PFS Lab is unique in its approach focusing on three programmatic pillars within the emerging Pay For Success field: policy and data analysis, private impact investing, and government relations. The PFS Lab will pull technical and functional expertise from the University of Utah’s Policy Institute, the Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center, The David Eccles School of Business, and The University of Utah and the surrounding community to create an industry leading organization.

The PFS Lab is committed to reducing barriers to the PFS and social innovation space through technical assistance, open and transparent processes, knowledge sharing, and increasing education.


1. Pay for Success Program Development and Implementation

2. Securing and Maintaining Funding Partnerships

3. Personnel and Program Management of the PFS Lab

4. Financial and Operational Compliance with University and Federal Grant Policies and Procedures

5. Developing and Maintaining Key Partnerships with Public and Private Agencies

6. Organizing and Publishing Key Pay For Success Findings

7. Creating and Maintaining a PFS Information Database

8. Planning and Coordination of Semi-Annual Pay for Success Convening

9.Developing and Delivering Student Educational Content

Domestic travel may be required some of the time.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area, or equivalency; eight years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills required.

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


The ideal candidate will have at least a Master’s degree with a Ph.D. in a related field preferred. The candidate should have expertise in the fields of public policy, public-private partnership, social enterprise, and/or, pay for success contracting. While significant financial experience is not required, the candidate will be engaged in innovative financial structuring and advanced financial and data management so strong finance skills are encouraged.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience in program management and evaluation, as well as the ability to manage and comply with both University and Federal grant administration procedures; prior experience with a variety of government agencies is preferred. Previous work experience in an academic environment is not required however, demonstrated skills in student engagement, teaching, publishing, research and thought leadership will be favorably considered.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of experience in program development and fundraising for research and development, topic specific issue items as well as client facing engagements in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

Type    Benefited Staff

Melissa Yack Hall
MPA Program Manager
University of Utah

melissa.hall at

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