Utah State University

Program Coordinator II

City Weber County
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/26/2020 3:36 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Manage the Ogden Botanical Gardens (OBG). The OBG is located at 1750 Monroe Boulevard in Ogden, Utah. It is a public garden maintained through Utah State University. The manager oversees the part time employees, works with the local Extension Agent to offer educational programs, works with volunteers, and collaborates with Ogden City Parks. The gardens are open year round.


  • Maintain the OBG in a professional manner.
  • Work directly with the public as a representative of USU.
  • Develop donors and work with an advisory board in securing funding.
  • Answer phones, walk-ins, and all visitors in a professional and timely manner.
  • Ensure facility is open during regular business hours.
  • Develop and maintain a budget.
  • Hire and direct season employees.
  • Manage Master Gardener volunteers and Docents.
  • Facilitate, teach, and coordinate with the USU Extension Agent on workshops and educational programs.
  • Maintain a web and social media presence.
  • Collaborate with Ogden City Parks in maintaining the property.
  • Facilitate garden design, maintenance, installation and expansion of the gardens.
  • Partner with the Utah State University Botanical Center in Kaysville.
  • Be a part of the team that manages the USU two botanical properties (Ogden and Kaysville).


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (horticulture, plant science, nursery management, etc.).
  • 2 years’ experience with horticulture and public gardens.
  • Excellent public and people skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Experience managing people.
  • Experience managing volunteers and docents.
  • Experience managing a budget.
  • Knowledge of irrigation and its components.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

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


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with 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 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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