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University of Utah SPEC Representative in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/01/2024

Requisition Number PRN14879N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title SPEC Representative

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 12

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Weekdays, flexible

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00702 - Development Services

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15.50

Close Date 10/01/2024

Job Summary

The Student Philanthropy & Engagement Center ( SPEC ) brings students together to advance the university through philanthropy and engagement from alumni, family, and friends. Student representatives make outbound phone calls to maintain and update records, share university experiences, and request philanthropic support. Calling raises the number of university supporters, funds for scholarships and campus resources, and the amount of participation in the university community. This role requires strong verbal communication and active listening skills, maintenance of performance and attendance standards, and positive representation of the university. There are regular incentives and team activities.

This position requires in-person work. Employees hired for this role will be required to be physically located in the center during scheduled shifts. The center is located at the University of Utah campus within the University Advancement Office (lower campus). Shifts are only scheduled for weekdays at this time.


  • Making outbound phone calls and holding conversations with diverse groups.

  • Representing the university in a positive light.

  • Navigation of calling and payment software systems.

  • Continual Learning and Ongoing training.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current University of Utah Student

  • Excellent verbal communication and active listening skills.

  • Ability to speak positively about the university and build rapport with alumni, students, and others.

  • Attention to detail in maintaining and updating prospect records


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

https://safety.utah.edu/safetyreport This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.