Utah State University

Director - She's Daring Mighty Things Initiative

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/14/2022 6:36 PM)
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Jon M Huntsman School of Business
Dean-Jon M Huntsman School of Bus
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience with excellent benefits


The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University is looking for a dynamic leader with proven experience in driving positive cultural change aligned to our student-focused mission to develop leaders of distinction. The She’s Daring Mighty Things Initiative (SDMTI), initially launched in 2018 as a stand-alone event, will support our female students with tailored curricular and extracurricular opportunities, provide connections with mentors and role models, and raise goals and aspirations.  The Initiative will create workshops and bootcamps to build professional skills and confidence, connect students with peers and alumni through career development events, provide a network to jumpstart career paths, and provide direct scholarship support.  


The SDMT Initiative will be a focal point for support and empowerment of female students in the Huntsman School. The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the enrollment of female students in the Huntsman School. The leader in this role will be required to bring forward both innovative and strategic thinking and outstanding implementation and operational excellence to attract, retain, and grow enrollment, engagement, and outcomes of female students across the school.


Applications are open and the position, located in Logan, Utah, is available July 1, 2022.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Director position (Program Coordinator III) will report to the Dean of the Huntsman School of Business and will serve as a member of the Huntsman School of Business Leadership Team.


The position requires an understanding of higher education programs, proven experience in program leadership and management, ability to lead people, and passion for engaging with students.



  • Design, launch, and scale a college-wide “She’s Daring Mighty Things” strategy with input from leadership and department heads that is high-impact and focuses on a culture of excellence for all students.
  • Develop metrics and use data to track progress, identify trends, inform future actions, and benchmark practices for improvement.
  • Build relationships and provide training/coaching to internal groups to help expand scope and reach of college to female students.
  • Facilitate tactical programs to build relationships and opportunities for female students to achieve our purpose as an engine of growth for our community, the state, the nation, and the world.
  • Foster a global perspective, consistent with the School’s “Global Vision” pillar.
  • Ability to develop and secure philanthropic funding to promote student success.


Desired Background:

  • Demonstrated experience designing, building, and leading measurable and scalable programs and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage external relations and secure program funding.
  • Strong program management skills, attention to detail, and a highly organized, process-oriented approach.
  • Strong communications skills across multiple mediums and channels.
  • Extensive experience gathering and reporting data to multiple stakeholders and analyzing data in order to develop insights, drive decisions, and measure impact.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, think proactively, and function independently.
  • Ability to break down complex organizational challenges into concrete solutions.
  • Multicultural/global perspective and experience.
  • Knowledge of academic operations, governance, and culture.
  • Knowledge of and significant experience with promoting student success.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree plus five years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s or doctorate degree plus five years of relevant experience.

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 with excellent benefits


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

We believe that the best leaders dream big, prepare, take risks, create value, and give back. The Huntsman School provides unique learning experiences that develop these characteristics, preparing students to become leaders who leave the world better than they found it.


We started as the first business school in the West and have a proud legacy, but we’re not done yet. We strive each year to “Dare Mighty Things,” to honor the Huntsman name by putting our students first and developing programs that align with values such as ethical leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. We see successful outcomes of this approach in the lives of our students and alumni every day. We invite you to become a part of our aspirational journey.

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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