Utah State University

Biological Engineering Staff Community Building

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 year 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
Telework Eligible


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 Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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


*updated 11/2022


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