Utah State University

Research and Training Staff Assistant

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/10/2021 5:39 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-4353
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan | US-UT
Category (Portal Searching)
Administrative/Clerical
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Non-Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per Week
College
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Department
Inst for Disabil Res Policy & Pract
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview

The primary duty of this position is to provide administrative support to the Research and Training division director and provide administrative support for other grant related projects in the Research and Training division as assigned. The Research and Training Staff Assistant (Staff Assistant III) reports to the Research and Training Division Director and has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Work for this position can be done in Logan, UT or Salt Lake City, UT.

Responsibilities

  • Performs office duties, including answering phones, directing calls to appropriate parties, data entry, filing, calendar management, and other general duties as assigned.
  • Screens inquiries and requests; uses judgement and tact to prioritize schedules, calendars, and meetings.
  • Provides administrative support, including scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings/conferences/travel, scheduling trainings.
  • Composes and word-processes various standard documents, correspondence and reports.
  • Prepares agendas, coordinates meetings, and transcribes meeting minutes.
  • Maintains current personnel files.
  • Plans and executes events, including banquets, receptions, retreats, etc.
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Work Experience:

  • Four years of experience; or vocational/technical training/associate degree in an office or business field plus two years of related experience; or a bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.
  • Job offer contingent upon the successful completion of a background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge in the disability field
  • Competent in the use of computer programs including Excel, Microsoft Office, and other applications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills along with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people.
  • Able to work within a team-based environment within the program, department, and college.
  • Experienced in managing multiple responsibilities and deadlines. Able to organize work responsibilities and self-assess personal performance against target objectives.
  • Proactive in resolving issues, setting up processes, and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to edit research articles, technical reports, and/or grants.

Skills/Attributes:

  • Skilled with computer programs, including spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, presentation software, and graphic packages.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Skilled in creative problem solving.
  • Skilled with basic 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.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures

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”

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

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.

College/Department Highlights

The Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice is Utah’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The CPD was established in 1972, and was the first UCEDD program in the U.S. to focus on the educational and social needs of children and adults with disabilities. The IDRPP has since grown into one of the largest UCEDD programs in the nation and is recognized as a pioneer in research, training, technical assistance, and services for children and adults with disabilities, families, and the professionals who serve them.


The IDRPP is committed to hiring qualified people with disabilities, veterans, and individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds.  We recognize that diversity makes us stronger, and we welcome applicants who bring something different and unique to our organization.  We value creativity, loyalty, and hard work.  We believe that we can change the world and make it a better, more inclusive place for everyone and we want to hire people who also believe that they can make a difference. We have high standards and we hire exceptional people.

 

Mission:

We are working together to create inclusive communities and improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families through sustainable innovation, collaborative research, responsive service, and interdisciplinary training and education.

 

Values:

We Innovate: We lead by developing dynamic, sustainable, forward-thinking programs and services.


We Include: We demonstrate how to effectively work toward inclusive communities in our planning, programs, and services. We celebrate diversity in ability, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, politics, and religion. 

 

We Collaborate: We forge partnerships. Working together makes us more effective and responsive to the current needs of our clients and communities.

 

We Care: We do what we do because we care. We are making the world a better place for people with disabilities and their families.

 

Funding Statement

The Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice is one of the largest research and outreach centers at USU, and we are largely funded through grants, contracts, and fee for service programs. All staff positions at the IDRPP are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the IDRPP with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.

 

College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.

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 discrimination@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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