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Program Manager

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 22, 2023

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Program Manager

Job Summary

The U.S.-Canada Center on Climate-Resilient Western Interconnected Grid at the University of Utah has an immediate opening for a “Program Manager” position to work with the center director, faculty, collaborators, and stakeholders to direct, coordinate, and implement the research, workforce development and innovation programs of the center.

The position responsibilities are as follows:

· Coordinate procedural matters to ensure the successful and timely operation of multiple research, development and educational projects related to the U.S.-Canada Center on Climate-Resilient Western Interconnected Grid.
· Prepare presentations and frequent (e.g., quarterly, annually) project reports and performs evaluation of project effectiveness.
· Organize seminars, workshops, luncheons and other meetings and leading associated communication, and making travel arrangements.
· Maintain and oversee the maintenance of project data and documents, meetings minutes, recordings, lists, or files.
· Plan and implement procedural changes/modifications for the projects.
· Monitor expenditures to ensure compliance within project budget and schedule.
· Take meeting minutes and action items during meetings and performs basic follow-up with project participants and monitor their timely progress on actions.
· Facilitate the purchase of necessary equipment and ongoing maintenance requirements.
· Assist in the preparation of project proposals, research materials, and outreach publications.
· Act as resource person and coordinator for explaining and complying with applicable Federal, State, and University Policies and Procedures.
· Acts as liaison between the projects and internal or external stakeholders.
· Design and develop research and outreach marketing materials, including writing articles, news and develop and maintain websites and social media.


The ideal candidate should have experience of proposing, managing, or participating in large multi-institution research and development projects, understanding of reporting needs of federally funded projects, as well as successful experience in stakeholder engagement and organization of large events.

Ph.D. in a related field is preferred, but candidates with M.Sc. degree plus five years of experience in budget, grant and program management are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication and demonstrated management skills also required.

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


The position comes with a competitive benefit package, including medical/dental/vision/life plan and up to 14.2% contribution to your retirement plan, and salary commensurate with the experience. The position starts immediately, with initial appointment of one year, which is renewable for 5 years and beyond depending on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.


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.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically requiredNearly Continuously: Office environment.Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be requiredNearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s Degree + two years of related experience or Bachelor’s degree + six years of related experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN36417B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary:
Department: 00065 - Elect & Computer Engineering
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: $90,000 to $125,000
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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