Utah State University

Utah Marriage Commission Manager

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/21/2021 5:32 PM)
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Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
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Percent of Time or Hours per Week
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Human Development & Family Studies
Advertised Salary
Minimum $42,000.00 at 3/4 time (0.75 FTE) commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Utah State University hosts the Utah Marriage Commission. See H.B. 55 from the 2021 General Session of the Utah Legislature. The Marriage Commission Manager will oversee programmatic, administrative, and operational activities of funded programs, donor sponsored events, revenue generating efforts, and other short- and long-term projects. The Marriage Commission Manager will provide leadership for new initiatives, expand existing programs, and develop private-public partnerships. The Marriage Commission Manager will also facilitate promotional and fundraising activities and coordinate the related efforts of Commission leadership, staff, board members, donors, volunteers, and other supporters. The Marriage Commission Manager will plan and coordinate with USU faculty/staff and partnering organizations to optimize the reach and impact of the Utah Marriage Commission. This may include supervising staff, students, and volunteers.  The position is intended to be ¾ time (.75 FTE). Part-time may be considered. Excellent University benefits are included with an approximate value of 45% of your annual salary (see https://hr.usu.edu/benefits/). Continued employment is contingent upon performance and on-going funding from the Utah Marriage Commission. Office space will be provided in Logan Utah. Remote work, if approved, most follow USU policy 330.

This position is contingent upon ongoing funding.


  • Directs the programmatic, operational and administrative aspects of the Utah Marriage Commission assigned to Utah State University. Plans, supervises, and monitors the progress of Utah Marriage Commission initiatives.
  • Writes, edits, and coordinates development of promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures.
  • Writes and/or assists with writing grants and proposals as appropriate to the objectives and funding nature of the project;
  • Coordinates fundraising and sponsorship efforts. Develops private-public partnerships.
  • Coordinates content for project website.
  • Provides updates and information to project stakeholders.
  • Collects and analyzes data; prepares scheduled and special reports; maintains program records and statistical information to meet state and federal requirements.
  • Presents on topics related to the Utah Marriage Commission in person or virtually.
  • Analyzes problems and applies corrective action as needed.
  • Ensures that projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Monitors and administers program revenues and expenses; may develop or participate in the development of funding proposals.
  • Contributes to business and operational decisions that affect the department.
  • May serve as administrative proxy for the Utah Marriage Commission and supporting faculty.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field plus two years of experience; or a master’s degree in a related field; or equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.
  • A strong desire to promote healthy relationships
  • Experience working with private-public partnerships
  • Experience fundraising
  • Experience with project management
  • Social skills to effectively interact and network with community members, elected officials, donors, and partnering organizations
  • Ability to travel and flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Computer skills including: Adobe, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with elected officials, state-agencies, and community-based family-service organizations in Utah
  • Experience with developing and implementing family life education
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Experience working with the Utah Marriage Commission
  • Proficient in Spanish

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 addressing each of the responsibilities, expectations, and qualifications to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application

3. Contact information for three professional references


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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $42,000.00 at 3/4 time (0.75 FTE) commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees may work in an office environment where they 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).  Employees nearly continuously listen, hear, and talk.

College/Department 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.


The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (http:/hdfs.usu.edu) is one of 8 diverse departments and 3 distinguished centers in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Sciences (http://www.cehs.usu.edu). The College is ranked in the top 2% among 1200 comparable universities. The department has 30 faculty members, over 500 undergraduate majors, and over 80 graduate students.


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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