Utah State University

Business Assistant III - TEAL

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 week ago(6/18/2022 6:58 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per week
Business Services
Bus Svs-Education & Human Svs
Advertised Salary
commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits


The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is seeking a Business Assistant III to join a dynamic business services team supporting the School of Teacher Education and Leadership in the areas of contracts/grants and program support. We offer opportunity for growth, career development, and a positive work team.


Student Experience/Course Fee Support

Liaison with Office of Field Experience and partner departments to support the student experiences:

  1. Develops and processes semester student teacher supervisory payments.   
  2. Develops and processes semester mentor payments.
  3. Oversees and tracks travel to support student teacher supervision.
  4. Coordinates student teacher expenses with partner departments.
  5. Reconciles course fee and differential tuition indexes. Reviews all transactions and generates timely adjusting entries as needed.

Grant/Contract Support

Responsible for the support of department contracts/grant awards.

  1. Gathers monthly transaction documents and reconciles with monthly Argos reports in a timely and organized fashion.
  2. Assists business manager in administering proposals to ensure compliance with all federal, state and University policies.
  3. Tracks awards through the entire grant period from award to final report, including all match accounts/indexes.
  4. Develops and maintains databases as needed for accurate reporting, including projections.
  5. Develops custom reporting.
  6. Monthly reconciliation and allocation of indirect costs.

Other Financial Support

Responsible for providing other support as designated by the business manager:

  1. Provides support to the Business Manager on monthly reconciliation of designated indexes.
  2. Maintains and destroys documents in accordance with retention guidelines.
  3. Works collectively with department personnel to provide office coverage.
  4. Works with inventory personnel to enter and maintain accurate inventory records in AssetView.
  5. Enters journal entries and/or labor redistributions as needed.
  6. Acts as backup to other department business assistants.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Six years of related work experience; or an associate degree/technical training plus four years of related work experience; or a bachelor’s degree in a business field plus two years of related work experience is required.
  • Competent in the use of computer programs, including Excel, Office and other applications. Proven ability to create formulas and spreadsheets in Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal skills along with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people.  Able to develop professional documents and accurate reports.
  • Able to create 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 providing high-level customer service.
  • Meet background check requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in contract/grants/research administration.
  • Experience in payroll processing at USU through AggieTime/Banner.
  • Experience in MyTime setting up schedules and/or leave manager.
  • Experience in ServiceNow Pcard system as receipt attacher or cardholder.
  • Experience working in an academic department.
  • Working knowledge of USU’s purchasing and operational policies
  • Keyboarding and ten-key skills to support accurate and timely data entry.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of purchasing and accounts payable procedures, including those that relate to a public institution.
  • Knowledge of accounts reconciliation and ability to reconcile indexes.
  • Skilled with computer programs, including Excel and Windows.
  • Skilled with basic office equipment, including printers, copiers, fax/scanners and telephone systems.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Skilled in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential business data and personal information.
  • Ability to take initiative, maintain confidentiality and work without close supervision.
  • Excellent customer service.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile under “Resume/CV”.
  2. Names and contact information for at least three professional references to be provided at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile.
  3. Cover Letter should be typed/pasted at the end of the application process. 

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

Advertised Salary

commensurate with education and experience, plus 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

The School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) has an established tradition of land-grant outreach, delivering quality teacher education to preservice and inservice teachers and school leaders. TEAL offers an array of baccalaureate and graduate degrees, including a distance-delivered doctorate, within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. TEAL provides outreach programs within the University’s Regional Campuses system.


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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