Utah State University

Program Assistant SR

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/29/2020 12:40 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time
Job Classification
Quinney College of Natural Resourcs
Ecology Center
Advertised Salary
Commensurate upon experience plus excellent benefits


We seek a Program Assistant SR to join a National Science Foundation-funded NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) project that trains students in Climate Adaptation Science. The Program Assistant SR will assist in coordination of the educational, research, and engagement activities of the interdisciplinary training program, which includes faculty from many departments and 5 colleges; (Science, Natural Resources, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering, Applied and Agricultural Sciences). The project enrolls both MS and PhD students, includes an educational assessment, and features internships with government agencies, industry, and NGOs.


We seek a proactive and detail-oriented person with education in a field related to climate adaptation science (e.g., geography, water sciences, ecology, sociology, climate science, or other social, physical, or natural, science) and some work experience, sensitivity to the position of students, good teamwork skills, and excellent organizational and communication skills.


The position is half-time, 20 hours per week. Work will be during normal business hours of 8 AM to 5 PM; there is flexibility in scheduled hours within that time-frame. The position is contingent on grant funding, currently scheduled to end on August 31, 2021. There is the possibility of extension of the position through June 30, 2022.


More information is available on the program website: https://climateadaptation.usu.edu/.


  • The Program Assistant SR will support the Project Director and Ecology Center Program Coordinator Project Faculty.
  • Serve as an advocate for students enrolled in the program and as point-of contact for the project.
  • Will assist in coordination of recruiting, courses, and internships; day-to-day business and record-keeping; project reporting; maintenance of the project website and social media presence; organize and coordinate events; and assist with additional project-related duties, as assigned.




Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree plus 2 years experience in a field related to climate adaptation science. Or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. 
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and teamwork skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with training or experience in communications, website and multimedia software, and with a research-based MS degree in a field related to climate adaptation science.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. CV/ Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted in a text box at the end of the application 

3. Contact information for three Professional References 


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate upon 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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