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University of Utah Director, University Policy Office in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/31/2021

Requisition Number PRN25696B

Job Title Director, Operations & Logistics

Working Title Director, University Policy Office

Job Grade H

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00658 - General Counsel

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 75900 to 148100

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

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


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.

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.

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.


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

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.