Utah State University

Program Coordinator II - Assistant Director of Outreach and Education

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/22/2021 7:09 PM)
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Quinney College of Natural Resourcs
Environment & Society
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Utah State University invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator II - Assistant Director of Outreach and Education in the Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism (http://extension.usu.edu/iort/). The successful candidate to fill this position will play a leadership role in developing and maintaining partnerships with individuals, agencies, and other entities to which the Institute can or does provide services. The Institute provides individual landowners, city and county governments, state and federal government, and non-profit organizations with data, information, and insights on how best to provide for and manage outdoor recreation opportunities within the state.


Through this position, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to play an integral role in shaping the partnerships that inform the management of outdoor recreation resources throughout Utah. Specific expectations of the Assistant Director include:

1) Assisting in the development of fundraising and philanthropic giving campaigns that support the Institute’s programs and initiatives (30%);
2) Delivering one to two courses taught as part of the Recreation Resource Management undergraduate and graduate curriculum (30%);
3) Establishing new connections with individual landowners, city and county governments, state and federal government entities, and non-profit organizations throughout the Intermountain West (15%);
4) Maintaining existing relationships with the Institute’s clients and partners (15%); and
5) Serving as a liaison between the Institute’s clients/partners and the Institute’s leadership and research staff (10%).


Minimum Qualifications:
• MS at date of hire in outdoor recreation management, geospatial sciences, nature-based tourism, park and protected area management, or a related field;
• Evidence of the ability to develop, and contribute to, an active and focused outreach program that meets the needs of a diverse set of clienteles; and
• An interest in working with local, state, and federal agencies and other organizations throughout Utah in the management of outdoor recreation on public and private lands.


Preferred Qualifications:
While there are no teaching expectations with the position, the successful candidate would also have the ability to contribute to the graduate and undergraduate Recreation Resource Management curriculum, so demonstrated teaching experience would be viewed favorably. Preference will be given to applicants who have: an impressive publication record (i.e., lead author publications in high-quality peer review journals); and involvement in large interdisciplinary projects.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

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


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work in an office environment and are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. However, in certain instances employees may work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Employees could be exposed to hazardous chemicals.  Employees nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).  Bending and stooping is occasionally required. Employees nearly continuously listen, hear, and talk.

College/Department Highlights

Academic Setting: The Department of Environment and Society (www.cnr.usu.edu/departments/envs) is one of three departments in the Quinney College of Natural Resources. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. program degrees including a B.S. and M.S. in Recreation Resource Management. Utah State University is a Land Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research Doctoral-Extensive university of over 20,000 students. USU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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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