The University Honors Program requires an experienced and highly professional program assistant to work with students, faculty, and staff in a team-based environment. The program assistant provides both broad programmatic support and primary administrative assistance for the director, including professional writing and communication, calendar and meeting coordination, event planning, database and records management, and maintenance of the Honors Program’s web and marketing presence. This individual must skillfully balance careful attention to daily operational details with sustained engagement in long-term strategic initiatives, with the expectation of excellence in both areas. The position requires excellent interpersonal, communication, and professional writing skills, web and some marketing and/or basic design skills, the ability to balance multiple projects and deadlines, and the desire and capacity to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a productive team.
Four years of office-related experience; or a certificate of Business Administrative Support program plus two years of office-related experience; or an Associate’s degree plus two years of office-related experience; or a Bachelor’s degree plus one year of office-related experience, in addition to the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Along with the online application, please attach:
Please do not attach cover letter in the Candidate Profile; you will be instructed to copy and paste your cover letter later on in the application.
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
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.
For more information about the University Honors Program, please see our website at http://honors.usu.edu.
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/.
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