Utah State University

Staff Assistant III - CEHS Dean's Office

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/29/2020 6:19 PM)
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Dean-EEJ Coll of Educ & Human Svs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits


The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services seeks an experienced administrative professional to work as a staff assistant in a team-based environment.  This individual will assist the Dean’s office and the development officer with daily office-wide operations.


Support the Dean’s Office

  • Provides reception duties for the Dean’s office suite, answers phones, greets guests, receives packages and fields questions from students
  • Provides administrative support, which includes: scheduling appointments, meeting preparation and minutes, and other duties as needed
  • Serves as point person for PowerPoint presentations
  • Oversees college awards process from nomination through award ceremony
  • Maintains college calendar website
  • Maintains faculty files (both hardcopy and electronic)
  • Works closely with college emergency preparedness team
  • Assists with event and meeting planning which includes securing venues, catering, invitations and facilitating at the event, which may require early, late, or weekend work hours
  • Prepares letters and other documents as needed
  • Maintains accurate listing of Dean’s office staff and phone numbers on university website, college website, and college directories in the building; updates contact lists and emergency contact information; updates organizational chart
  • Sorts and distributes mail
  • Maintains office supply inventory and ordering, filing, phone support, mail distribution, and other duties as assigned; initiates tasks to resolve issues
  • Other duties as assigned

Support the Development Officer

  • Processes donations and prepares acknowledgement letters and other correspondence
  • Executes follow-up calling, mailing, and other activities related to building strong donor relationships and enhance donor confidence in the college
  • Maintains foundation, corporation, and individual donor files
  • Prepares donor reports, summaries; prepares general and confidential correspondence as directed; continually updates and maintains database records, and ensures Millennium database is current and accurate
  • In coordination with the Development Officer, coordinates programs for gift acknowledgment, donor recognition, and stewardship
  • Assists with the Advancement Board, fundraising events, and special projects
  • Provides administrative support to the Development Officer as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Four years of secretarial or office-related experience; OR a certificate of completion of Business Administrative Support program plus two years of experience; OR an Associate’s degree plus two years of experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), page layout or design programs, mail merge, webpage maintenance, and databases
  • Project management skills and ability to meet deadlines, as well as keep others on track
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, demanding office, and to manage multiple tasks in a timely, effective, and detail oriented manner
  • Effective organization and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality, sensitivity, and discretion
  • Ability to effectively interact with office personnel to meet deadlines and prioritize workload appropriately and adjust responsibilities as needed
  • Good understanding of the English language; excellent written communication skills, including spelling, grammar, and letter writing; excellent proofreading skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and proven customer service skills with the ability to communicate in a professional manner with the University community, senior members of administration, donors, and University guests
  • Ability to maintain a positive, customer-service friendly attitude

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus THREE years of experience
  • Experience working in higher education
  • Experience with fundraising/development
  • Knowledge of USU's Banner system

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


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

2. Names and contact information for at least three professional references to be provided at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile.

3. Cover Letter should be typed/pasted at the end of the application process. The system will provide a text box titled, "Cover Letter" in which the applicant will be directed to paste or type the document.


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education 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. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to ten pounds.

College/Department Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is committed to quality teaching, outreach and research. It is home to eight departments. Graduate and undergraduate programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary school and three stand-alone centers. These offer services to the community and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities. Additional community services are provided by the individual departments. 

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.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or 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, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


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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