Utah State University

  • Program/Office Assistant - Coordinator of Programs II - Grand County

    City Other
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/17/2019 6:53 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    Southern Region
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    Utah State Extension is hiring a Coordinator of Programs in the Grand County Extension Office in Moab, UT.  Candidates need to have a positive attitude and excellent work ethic as this position will keep the office open and work closely with the public, extension staff, and assist in facilitating and or teaching various extension programs. 

    Utah State University Extension offers competitive pay and an excellent benefits package that includes paid vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, generous retirement account contribution, and many other benefits.  


    Major Responsibilities Program Assistant:

    • Assist County Director with all Extension programs including implementing, advertising, presenting, and as assigned development.
    • Main programming area: Family and Consumer Science topics including parenting, relationships, and finance.
    • Secondary programming area: 4-H and youth.
    • Obtain necessary certifications for involvement in programs if needed.
    • Assist in program preparations as needed, such as copying handouts, developing program packets, and other duties.
    • Assist in the marketing of USU Extension Grand County programs through the development of ads, flyers, brochures, and social media, etc.
    • Provide the public with educational information.
    • Assist in the development of announcements, letters, emails, newsletters and typing of narratives, reports, minutes, agendas, and other documents.
    • As directed, attend appropriate trainings (for example: potential program assistant trainings). These and any other trainings must be pre-approved by the county director.
    • As needed, organize, maintain, and file all materials.

    Major Responsibilities Office Assistant:

    • Develop an understanding of the resources available through Extension to assist the public in finding requested information when the county director is out of the office.
    • Assist in management of mail (incoming/outgoing), bills, and other paperwork.
    • Assist with development/changing of Extension bulletin and information boards.
    • Assist with updating of USU Grand County Website and updating of USU Grand County social media (Facebook).
    • Perform other office needs as required, such as answering phones and taking messages as needed.
    • Be proactive in office upkeep.


    • Keep County Director informed of activities and progress in assigned duties.
    • Undertake other duties as assigned by the County Director.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Two years of related experience, or an Associates degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 
    • Have a working knowledge and skills using office equipment (computer, copy machine, fax).
    • Confidence in ability to present to large groups.
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft office (especially Word, Excel, and Outlook) and knowledge of or ability to learn other programs such as PowerPoint and Publisher.
    • Exhibit good written and oral communication skills.
    • Have a genuine interest in people, ability to work effectively with all adults and youth.
    • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision once tasks are assigned, but be a team player with a positive attitude and able to work with county director, other staff, and volunteers on projects.
    • Must have access to reliable transportation.
    • Must complete other required University trainings.
    • Meet all challenges that arise with an attitude of positive solution.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree.
    • Current knowledge of social media and experience in developing and managing social media accounts.
    • Current knowledge in designing signs, flyers, ads, documents, awards, etc., for Extension activities using programs such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro among others.
    • Able to work flexible hours if required to meet other Extension program schedules.
    • Meet all challenges that arise with an attitude of positive solution.
    • Ability to communicate in Spanish.

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted during your application

    2. Resume to be uploaded in the candidate profile


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


    Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.


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