Utah State University

Program Assistant I

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/29/2022 6:39 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
Minimum $22,140 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Student Involvement and Leadership office (SIL) is accepting applications for a Program Assistant I. This is a full-time, benefited position. The Program Assistant will assist in the planning and coordination of USUSA sponsored activities, events and services. Be responsible to help maintain the Student Involvement & leadership office, manage department inventory and work with outlying USU Centers.


The Program Assistant I typically reports to the Program Coordinator III and will assist in training and guiding students and/or part-time employees.

Typical Functions

  • Provides support to students, administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Performs office management duties, including scheduling, filing, preparing paperwork, organizing supplies, managing inventories and greets students, faculty, staff and visitors.
  • Represents the Student Involvement & Leadership department/program in a positive manner with students, staff, faculty, and the community.
  • Assist with day to day operations.
  • Communicate daily with program coordinator, students, faculty or staff via email, phone, Zoom or in-person.
  • Assist with the SIL department services: SNAC (Student Nutrition Access Center), Aggie Bikes, Fitness Center, Campus Recreation, San Juan Wellness Center.
  • Assist with the scheduling of the campus Hogan and or other SIL events as needed.
  • Support and participate in the planning and coordination of all student activities/events with USUSA representatives, the student body, USUSA Blanding clubs, committees and or volunteers: Club Rush, NN/county Parades, IPD, Halloween Trunk or Treat, Native Heritage Week, Holiday Party, USUSA Elections, Miss USU Blanding, Commencement Week and other Student Involvement & Leadership activities/events.
  • Assist with maintaining and updating the office calendar in the office and on the website.
  • Attend staff meetings, USUSA Rep weekly meetings, faculty/staff retreats and or USUSA Blanding trainings/retreats.
  • Collaborate with the outlying USU Center (Montezuma Creek, Monument Valley & Monticello) Site Supervisors in coordinating on-site SIL activities/events.
  • Assist in training and guiding student and/or part-time employees.
  • Provides training, instruction, and/or consultation to students, faculty, and/or staff in the use of USUSA services.
  • Serves as the liaison between administration, faculty, students who are participating in the program, and/or community members who serve as mentors.
  • Help coordinate, support, and participate in all USUSA weekly/nightly student activities.  
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Aptitude is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of related work experience or an associate’s degree
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proven communication skills, written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new software
  • Flexibility in helping with tasks and projects
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to stay on task and complete work with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings
  • Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with students and co-workers
  • Productive worker with solid work ethic who exerts effort in successfully completing tasks
  • Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success
  • Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to learn new skills or techniques

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
  3. Leadership Philosophy to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $22,140 commensurate with 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.

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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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 08/2022


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