Utah State University

Biological Engineering Staff Community Building

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/22/2021 1:45 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
20-30 hours a week
College of Engineering
Biological Engineering
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience


The USU Department of Biological Engineering seeks an energetic, collaborative team player skilled in marketing and communication, stakeholder engagement, and team building to facilitate the department’s goals.


  • Develop and implement ongoing outreach and recruitment initiatives to attract future biological engineering students to the program and to build ongoing relationships with relevant K-12 and 4-year institutions in the Intermountain area
  • Originate and evolve marketing and communication initiatives to engage alumni and future stakeholders in biological engineering institutions in the Intermountain area in department initiatives
  • Organize and coordinate regular social interactions among faculty, staff and students and external stakeholders to foster community-building and encourage interactions
  • Coordinate and grow an annual technical conference, an advisory board meeting, and participation in university sponsored conferences that engage faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders from industry and government in biological engineering
  • Prepare reports and presentations to support outreach, marketing, social, ad technical activities and to disseminate outcomes and impacts of these activities
  • Create and distribute an annual newsletter describing department activities to faculty, staff, students, stakeholders and alumni
  • Maintain and update information about the biological engineering department on social media, the department website, and other outlets in coordination with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and stakeholders
  • Initiate timely, clear ongoing communication among diverse stakeholders to engage students and faculty in biological engineering experiences
  • Plan, record, manage and assess use of resources including software and information systems to support timely completion of initiative objectives
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • One to two years of experience in a related field
  • Associates or Bachelors degree in a relevant field
  • Skilled at conducting professional, effective, and efficient outreach, marketing, social, and technical communications and events
  • Demonstrated proficiency using the MS Office suite of programs and Qualtrics software
  • Demonstrated proficiency initiating and maintaining social media and web-based communications
  • Ability to think strategically, analyze complex situations, and resolve problems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Ability to balance and prioritize and advance multiple simultaneous workflows.
  • Ability to maintain a budget and track expenditures and transactions.
  • Ability to manage communications through web development, social media, etc.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled with web content management systems, e.g., Wordpress, Sitefinity

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 typed/pasted at the end of your application


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience


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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