Utah State University

Program Assistant I

City Roosevelt
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/3/2020 11:32 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Part-Time
Job Classification
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Kinesiology & Health Science
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The TROI project is focused on reducing stigma around evidence-based harm reduction strategies through community story sharing and community education. The USU Extension Roosevelt Office/Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative (TROI) Resource Center is seeking a specialized Program Assistant I. The TROI Program Assistant I will recruit and interview community members affected by opioids and other substances to collect personal oral and video narratives for a public library archival collection, and for use in preventive social media campaigns. The program assistant will join a team that serves Uintah Basin residents and tribal communities throughout Utah.


This position includes interviewing Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and stimulant affected families in Duchesne, Uintah, and Daggett Counties, and production of social media harm reduction education materials. TROI Program Assistant I will report to the site director and Senior Project Coordinator to achieve key grant objectives. Exceptional organizational skills, excellent interpersonal communication abilities and the ability to connect with community members is essential. Training on interview protocols will be provided.


The Roosevelt TROI office is located at - 57 N 100 E, Roosevelt, UT 84066


  • Recruits and interviews community members affected by Opioid Use Disorder to record personal narratives within confidential protocols.
  • Assists with copy writing, editing, and development of oral and video public service announcements.
  • Creates recruiting and educational materials for the project.
  • Assists with community education classes at the TROI Resource Center.
  • Creates and updates content for social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
  • Collects data, prepares scheduled and special reports, maintains program records, and statistical information.
  • May perform specialized activities of a programmatic nature in direct support of the accomplishment of program objectives and protocol.
  • Manage outreach events, including room reservations, A/V, contacting community members.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Aptitude 
  • High degree of self-motivation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in social work, sociology, public health, health education and promotion, education or a related field.
  • Have personal experience with opioid or other substance use disorders.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with diverse community members.
  • Knowledge of public health campaigns, opioid harm reduction strategies, and health communications.
  • Confidence and ability to form relationships with local community members, and recruit for story telling project.
  • Ability to work independently and as an engaged and collegial team member.
  • Strong computer and technology skills.
  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility consistent with University policy.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required.


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 into a text box 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 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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