Utah State University

Staff Assistant - Swaner EcoCenter, Park City, UT

City Park City
Posted Date 8 months ago(1/13/2020 5:47 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT-Park City
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Swaner EcoCenter
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience


The staff assistant position requires the performance of a wide range of administrative support duties at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter that relate to the operation of the center and its environmental education and conservation programs. This individual must be versatile and well organized with a knowledge of administrative systems, and a zest for running an infallible office system. The person in this position will work 20 hours per week on a pre-defined schedule, although there is some flexibility in the layout of those hours.


The assistant will perform a wide range of duties and responsibilities, including the following:

  • Complete standard office duties including phone reception; greeting and assisting visitors; performing data entry; processing forms; maintaining files, databases, and records; ensuring maintenance of office equipment
  • Respond to requests, office visits, telephone calls, emails and correspondence promptly and professionally
  • Carry out register processing, reconciliation and reporting. Twice weekly bank deposits
  • Assist Swaner Staff Assistant and Director with miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned
  • Occasionally assist with Swaner programming as needed, including hosting the exhibit hall front desk and aiding staff in program preparation
  • Assist with Swaner office calendar and meeting notes
  • Assist Development Director with processing donations, donor letters, member database, event planning for fundraising or cultivation events, and taking meeting notes at board meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 4 years directly related office support work experience with increasing responsibilities OR an Associates degree or certification(s) in a designated field plus 2 years of directly related office support work experience with increasing responsibilities OR a bachelors degree
  • Must be a team player who enjoys working closely with coworkers, visitors, volunteers, and others
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently
  • Professional work manner
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills and a proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Must display exceptional human relation skills and be able to pleasantly interact with a wide variety of individuals
  • Willing and eager to learn new things

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience


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 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. 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 here.


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.


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. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities 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 (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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