The position runs a wide range of conservation programs focused on managing and restoring the 1200 acre Swaner Preserve, while supporting community partnerships.
The program coordinator also collaborates with other team members on related education, outreach, and volunteer programs at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, including those detailed below. This position requires some evening and weekend work and reports to the Director of Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter.
Conservation Duties (Approximately 65% of time)
Education and Outreach Duties (Approximately 20% of time)
Other Expectations (Approximately 15% of time)
The conservation coordinator is expected to possess and demonstrate the following abilities:
1. Communicating: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
2. Problem solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve problems.
3. Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action.
4. Critical Thinking: Comes to well-reasoned conclusions, solutions, and approaches to problems.
5. Team Building: Works to create a team-based environment. Consistently demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.
6. Active Listening: Gives full attention when others are speaking; listens to understand, asks questions as appropriate, and does not interrupt.
7. Service Orientation: Actively seeks opportunities to help others.
8. Conflict Resolution: Acts professionally when encountering customers who, at times, may be frustrated.
As representatives of Utah State University and primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:
1. Take initiative.
2. Maintain confidentiality.
3. Be accountable.
4. Behave ethically.
5. Be honest and trustworthy.
6. Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
7. Be inquisitive.
8. Be detail oriented.
9. Be self-motivated.
10. Efficiently manage multiple tasks.
11. Be a team player.
12. Be committed to improving USU.
This position description indicates 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 list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in You Profile under “Resume/CV”
2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Employees typically work in an office environment and are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. However, in certain instances employees may work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Employees could be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Employees nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing). Bending and stooping is occasionally required. Employees nearly continuously listen, hear, and talk.
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).
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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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