Director, University Policy Office (PRN25696B)

Utah, United States
$75,900.00 - $148,100.00
Mar 31, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University Regulations (policies, rules, guidelines, procedures) impact the entire University: main campus and health sciences, HR and Academic Senate, students and employees, and small units (e.g., programs) and large units (e.g., colleges). The Director of the University Policy Office (UPO) has a comprehensive understanding of the Regulations Library, including how multiple regulations interact in all of these contexts, as well as how the Regulations Library intersects with State and Federal laws and regulations. The UPO Director draws on this comprehensive understanding in order to help draft and revise regulations; to advise policy owners/officers on proposals; and to ensure regulations are consistent and clear, as well as equitable and inclusive. The UPO Director demonstrates critical thinking, creative problem solving, and exceptional organizational skills to accomplish goals efficiently and collaboratively.

The UPO Director is a key member of the University Policy Team, a collaborative group of both faculty and staff members that ensures policy is coordinated and that revisions are supported by all constituents and managed efficiently across the entire University. The Office for Faculty and the Office of General Counsel provide staff support to the UPO. The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice to the UPO.

University Mission and Values

The mission of the University is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for lives of impact; to generate and share discoveries and innovations; and to engage local and global communities to promote education, health, and quality of life. Core values include celebrating the rich diversity of people as well as creative and intellectual traditions by being inclusive in every respect.

Category IIA: Not required on campus and able to telework

University of Utah Job ID# PRN25696B - 00658 - General Counsel

COMPENSATION: $75,900 to $148,100/year



Essential Functions

In collaboration with the University Policy Team and the Office of General Counsel,
o Advise sponsors of new/revised regulations and provide drafting and editing support
o Advise Senate Presidency, Senate Executive Committee, and Academic Senate regarding new or revised regulation proposals and the review process (Includes attending Senate Executive Committee and Academic Senate meetings when University Regulations are on the agenda, to provide advice, context, and background)
o Advise Senate committees engaged in drafting or revising regulations
o Advise University committees, Office for Faculty, Office for Academic Affairs (Health Sciences), Colleges, Departments, Centers, Institutes, Human Resources, Student Affairs, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and other offices as needed on regulation proposals and the review process
o Identify areas of policy that need revision and reach out to policy owners to initiate the process of revision
o Ensure regulations are consistent and adhere to State and Federal regulations
o Support units when State or Federal changes require regulation adoption or revision
o Serve as ex officio, non-voting member of the Institutional Policy Committee (IPC)
o Other related tasks, as assigned


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.

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.

Master’s degree in Business Administration, or related area preferred.

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

PREFERENCES: JD, other terminal degree, or commensurate experience. One year of education is equivalent to two years’ experience.



The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.