Utah State University

Admissions and Communications Assistant

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/23/2022 4:55 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Marketing & PR
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
25 hours per week
School of Graduate Studies
Advertised Salary
$14.00 per hour


The admissions and communications assistant position at the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is a student/hourly position designed to assist SGS staff in achieving marketing, recruitment, and administrative objectives. This position works closely with the SGS marketer and the SGS admissions officers and will provide support in a wide variety of areas including events, digital content creation, strategy and planning, internal and external communications, survey research, data management, and graphic design.

  • Flexible hours (10-25 per week based on interest and availability).
  • Flexible tasks (you’ll have a lot of say in the kinds of responsibilities you’d like to try or take on).
  • Telework eligible but at times will be required to work in the office
  • Occasional work on weekends and outside of the typical 8-5 workday.
  • Hourly wage starts at $14.00/hour.


  • Develop and carry out marketing and communication campaigns to recruit graduate students to Utah State University.
  • Help brainstorm, plan, and execute events for both retention and recruitment purposes. These events can include monthly graduate student socials, monthly professional development workshops, annual recruitment weekend visits, and student orientation.
  • Create and schedule social media content (SGS currently has accounts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube).
  • Monitor social media chatter and engage with various USU social media accounts.
  • Create marketing materials such as flyers, posters, social media graphics, TV displays, banners, etc.
  • Photograph events to use on social media accounts or SGS website.
  • Collaborate with departments to create and share stories of graduate student success.
  • Create and send email communications.
  • Create and send student surveys.
  • Process domestic and international transcripts.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A can-do attitude and the ability to pick up tasks quickly.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with social media.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Keen attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graphic design.
  • Photography/videography.
  • Mass email marketing.
  • Website design and maintenance.
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS.
  • Event management.
  • Survey research and data management.

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

$14.00 per hour


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 employees 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, 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


*updated 04/18/2022


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