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Instructional Design

Program Manager

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Mid  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $31k - $58k /yr  

Organizes, directs and controls all aspects of a site, project or program within an academic, research or administrative unit.

HuntsmanCancer Institute is committed to cancer prevention, care, and survivorship for all communities within the area we serve – which includes Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming – with impact worldwide. Partnerships with individuals, communities, and many other entities are crucial to our work. Huntsman Cancer Institute values cancer-related health equity, and inclusion as integral to our guiding principle to serve our patients and their communities, and our commitment to foster a culture of belonging for all within our organization.

In your cover letter or during your interview process, we invite you to share how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you to serve as a member of our team as we work to reduce the cancer burden experienced by all people and communities. This may include description of your prior experiences related to research, prevention, clinical care, community engagement/outreach, training, administration, or other areas relevant to Huntsman Cancer Institute’s mission and this position.

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  • Oversees administrative matters regarding the day-to-day operations and procedures of an academic, research or administrative program.
  • Develops and implements unit specific financial goals and performs strategic and tactical planning for the program by establishing short and long range objectives.
  • Prepares or assists in preparing grant proposals, audit reports, protocols, publications and articles.
  • Assesses related training needs and coordinates training programs to meet those needs.
  • Develops and implements department or program specific policies and procedures.
  • Serves as department representative in addressing issues and questions related to the programs, which may include representing the department on various committees.
  • Forecasts, prepares or directs the preparation of the program budget and monitors expenditures. Negotiates terms of contracts and/or service agreements.
  • Stays abreast of legal or other related changes impacting the program and makes recommendations for improvement and compliance.
  • May develop systems and maintain records to support and advance the program.
  • May supervise subordinate staff.

The incumbent provides independent oversight and decision making for all activities of a specified program. Program outcomes often impact the University as a whole. The incumbent acts as a liaison between internal and external constituencies involved in program related activities. Problems arising from these efforts will be addressed by the incumbent who will refer to their manager any issues outside of program policy and procedure guidelines.

The level of responsibility does not generally extend beyond the parameters of the program except in an advisory capacity. Incumbents may have generalized oversight of more than one program.

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 required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus two years of related experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

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


Type Benefited Staff

About Organization

The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 31,000 students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the university prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the U encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty and business leaders.