Utah State University

Marketing Assistant (Program Assistant II)

City Salt Lake City Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/19/2020 7:02 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Marketing & PR
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Kinesiology & Health Science
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Assist the Marketing Lead and Health and Wellness Program Coordinators in the Office of Health, Equity, and Community Engagement in completing grant-funded objectives and promoting evidence-based health and wellness programming, outreach, and education across counties in Utah. Current programming includes opioid harm reduction education, and community engagement around substance use disorder resources.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, creative individual with a passion for connecting with an online audience. This position has the responsibility of building and engaging our community on a consistent basis with the ultimate goal of growing the online audience through electronic reach. An essential component is communicating the OHECE brand and mission, and program messages in a consistent, positive, and authentic way that will attract treatment professionals, at-risk populations, and community members to connect with us.


This position will assist the marketing team with creating deliberate and intentional social media strategies that deliver results and meet grant objectives through organic and paid advertising. The strategy will grow support USU brand awareness and build off our expanding online presence.


  • Work closely with Marketing Lead, marketing team and program coordinators to develop content for all current and future social media platforms accounts (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn).
  • Monitor and engage with comments posted on OHECE and individual program social channels daily to maintain constant activity.
  • Respond appropriately to notifications and messages on all OHECE and individual program accounts in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and analyze marketing campaign data utilizing reporting functions such as Google Analytics and Facebook Insights.
  • Work effectively under deadlines and manage multiple assignments simultaneously, as well as maintain a flexible work schedule.
  • Create relevant, original, high-quality content (for all channels and platforms) that consistently deliver the program identity, while ensuring all design guidelines are maintained.
  • Assist with managing a content editorial calendar to plan general content, and specific and timely marketing campaigns based on seasonal events.
  • May assist Marketing Lead and Program Coordinators with video/audio editing and production, print design and copywriting as needed.
  • Be a creative problem solver, with a proactive work ethic.
  • May perform general office duties, including scheduling, answering calls and emails, and assisting team members, faculty, and staff.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience or an associate degree/technical training is required
  • Demonstrated experience and passion for engaging audiences via all social media channels (i.e., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn).
  • Strong understanding of social media positioning, including cross-platform engagement.
  • Ability to identify appropriate influencers to create a broad network of relevant newsfeed resources.
  • General understanding of media promotion and marketing.
  • Ability to work remotely with a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with general public, college staff, team members, at-risk populations and Substance Use Disordered communities (may include cultural sensitivities as well as population-specific needs).
  • High degree of self-motivation is a must.
  • Ability to work independently and as an engaged team member.
  • Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility consistent with university policy.
  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Strong computer and technology skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or combination of degrees, professional licensure, and experience.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design.
  • Experience in social media marketing and promotion.
  • Experience in expanding social media reach.
  • Understanding of social media algorithms and developing trends.
  • Website management experience.
  • Experience with video and photo editing.
  • Audio mixing and recording experience helpful.
  • Understanding of harm reduction as a public health framework for reducing risky behavior.
  • Understanding of or experience with substance use disorders.
  • Desire to help prevent overdose deaths and reduce stigma around harm reduction.
  • Basic knowledge of public health campaigns, opioid reduction strategies, and health communications.

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 in a text box at the end of the application

3. If you are selected for an interview, we will request a portfolio of your relevant work.


**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 visit https://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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