Utah State University

Staff Assistant – 4-H Civic Leadership Program

City Washington County
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/12/2021 1:43 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
$14.00 Per hour


Incumbents in the Staff Assistant position perform a variety of administrative support, marketing,and/or secretarial duties for the WashingtonCounty office of Utah State University Extension. This is a temporary one year position.


This position is located in Hurricane, Utah. 


Primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Assistant and secretary for economic development faculty member.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate activities for the 4-H civic leadership program in Washington County.
  • Recruit, train, and mentor 4-H youth leadership council.
  • Assist with reports, data entry, office calendar, computer needs, and general office duties.
  • Assist with Extension correspondence through phone calls, letters, email newsletters, etc.
  • Design PowerPoint presentations, program flyers, 4-H and other certificates, etc.
  • Maintain and update 4-H civic leadership program website, offer new ideas for future development to increase website traffic.
  • Keep 4-H civic leadership program website calendar of events current.
  • Update and regularly maintain 4-H civic leadership program mailing-lists.
  • Chair the USU Extension Washington County Fair Public Speaking Contest.
  • Coordinate youth and adult registration for 4-H state and region level events.
  • Maintain enrollment information for 4-H civic leadership program leaders and members. Make calls on a regular basis to 4-H volunteers to keep membership current.
  • Prepare and send news columns and news releases to local media.
  • Be administratively and programmatically responsible to economic development faculty member in Washington County.
  • Perform various office duties, including answering phones, directing calls to appropriate parties, data entry, filing, and other general duties as assigned.
  • Greet and direct visitors to office and in virtual meetings.
  • Sort, screen, and distribute incoming and outgoing mail and messages.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skilled with computers and related software.
  • Skilled with basic office equipment, including printers, copiers, and telephone systems.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential business data and personal information.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  • Excellent customer service skills.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in an office setting or an associate degree/technical training is required.
  • Skilled with computer programs and related software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Skilled in creative problem solving.
  • Skilled with office equipment, including printers, copiers, and telephone systems.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential business data and personal information.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Excellent customer service skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in a wide range of computer software necessary to fulfill duties: Financial software, National 4-H software (4honline), State County Fair software, Extension website creation and maintenance software, University Banner, ServiceNow, EZ-Buy, Digital Measures, and Canva or Adobe Suite.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  • 4-H leadership experience.
  • Skilled in public speaking.
  • Experience in Roberts Rules of Order.
  • Experience organizing and coordinating large events from inception to completion.

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

3. Contact information for a Professional Ref. to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile


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

Advertised Salary

$14.00 Per hour


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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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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