Utah State University

Aggies Elevated Associate Director

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/11/2022 6:17 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Special Educ & Rehabil Counseling
Advertised Salary
commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits


The Aggies Elevated Associate Director (Program Coordinator III) works closely with the Aggies Elevated Executive Director and the Aggies Elevated Eastern Associate Director and plans and coordinates the day-to-day fiscal, administrative, and operational activities of the Aggies Elevated Program on the USU-Main Campus.


  • In collaboration with the Aggies Elevated Executive Director and the Aggies Elevated Eastern Associate Director, designs, coordinates, and implements the aspects of the Aggies Elevated program on the USU-Main Campus.
    • Coordinate logistics for and participate in the application, interview, Visit Day, and admissions process.
    • Coordinate logistics for housing assignments and registration.
    • Coordinate logistics for Base Camp orientation week.
    • Coordinate students’ participation in USU 1010: Connections
    • Coordinate logistics for graduation & graduation celebration.
  • Acts as the USU- Main Campus liaison to Registrar, Disability Resource Center, & Financial Aid.
  • Provides the training and supervision of AE Support Team members including Logan-based grad assistants and VISTAs.
  • Recruiting, Training, and supervision of Logan-based peer mentors; approval of mentor timecards.
  • Accurately portrays program supports and parameters at transition fairs, as well as to Logan group tours & family visits.
  • Works with family members and students from inquiry to graduation and beyond to problem-solve and ensure a successful transition and educational experience.
  • With the Aggies Elevated Executive Director and the Aggies Elevated Eastern Associate Director, recruits, selects, orients, and evaluates qualified course instructors.
  • Provides as-needed training on Universal Design for Learning and disability culture to housing and other relevant USU entities.
  • Maintains and reviews documentation of pertinent student interactions.
  • Maintains regular contact with students and evaluates their progress and eligibility for continued participation in the program at the end of each semester.
  • Monitors and administers program revenues and expenses under the direction of the Aggies Elevated Executive Director and may develop or participate in the development of funding proposals for the program.
  • May write and/or assist with writing grants and proposals as appropriate to the objectives and funding nature of the program; may participate in other fundraising activities.
  • Teaches or leads seminars, classes, and/or workshops.
  • Collaborate with local area high schools and community organizations to create a successful transition into Aggies Elevated.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to developmental disabilities, cognitive studies (or a related field) and/or education plus two years of relevant work experience; or a master’s degree in a field related to developmental disabilities, cognitive studies, and/or education; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a field related to developmental disabilities, cognitive studies, and/or education (i.e., Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, Social Work, or other related fields.).
  • Experience working in a transition-related field with youth with disabilities (i.e., rehabilitation counseling, special education, VR, ILC, CRP, etc.)
  • Experience teaching at the postsecondary level.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of principles and practices related to specific program.
  2. Knowledge of research and information gathering methods and procedures.
  3. If applicable, knowledge of grant development, implementation, budgeting, fiscal control, and reporting.
  4. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  5. Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
  6. Clerical, word processing, and/or office skills.
  7. Skilled in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  8. Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  9. Skilled at records maintenance.
  10. Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  11. Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment.
  12. Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
  13. Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  14. Program specific knowledge, skills, and abilities as described in recruitment notices.
  15. Ability to exercise a high level of creativity, decision making, problem solving, and discretion as work is varied and may be undefined.

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. Contact information of three professional references 
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted in the a text box at the end of the application

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

Advertised Salary

commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work in an office environment and 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).  Bending and stooping is occasionally required. Employees nearly continuously listen, hear, and talk.

College/Department Highlights

Aggies Elevated Highlights

Aggies Elevated at Utah State University is a fully inclusive post-secondary education opportunity for young adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Students live in the residence halls, attend courses with their typically admitted peers, work in internships, and are included in every aspect of campus life. The program culminates in a two-year Certificate of Integrated College & Community Studies.


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 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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