Utah State University


City Logan Campus
Posted Date 6 days ago(8/4/2022 5:47 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
25 hours per week
College of Science
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Utah State University seeks an enthusiastic, student-oriented individual to help develop and implement recruiting programs in the Department of Geosciences. This position (Recruiter Non-Exempt) requires familiarity with geoscience degree programs as well as excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. The candidate will represent the Geosciences Department to others and work with prospective students, school counselors and advisors, and the public.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in recruiting new students on and off the USU campus into Geosciences degree programs by developing new recruitment media, building relationships, and conducting outreach. The candidate must be a self-starter, work well both independently and in a team, and be comfortable presenting to others.
This position allows for flexibility in the work schedule, although occasional evening and weekend work will be required. This position is based on the Logan Main Campus.


Recruiting and Outreach (75%)

  • Coordinate and implement student-recruiting strategies with the Department Head and faculty of USU Geosciences with the aim of increasing undergraduate enrollment
  • Develop new connections and programs with the College of Science, Statewide Campuses, Admissions, Marketing, and other USU offices involved in student recruitment and new-student orientation
  • Find, plan, and represent the department at events promoting geosciences careers and USU degree programs
  • Interface with regional high schools through events and counseling offices
  • Be familiar with and share knowledge and advice about geosciences degree programs and career trends
  • Follow-up with potential students about attending college; work with individual potential students
  • Establish a recruiting plan, goals and targets; track and analyze effectiveness of the plan
  • Create appropriate outreach for, and be dedicated in recruiting students from, underrepresented and non-traditional groups in the sciences.

Marketing (25%)

  • Design promotional media in collaboration with USU Geosciences staff and in collaboration with USU’s Marketing and Communication office
  • Strategize recruiting campaigns for the Geosciences Department, also in collaboration with Marketing and Communication
  • Spearhead department social media (Instagram and YouTube)


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geosciences or closely related Earth Science program
  • High enthusiasm for STEM education and its role in society
  • Developed organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and manage complex relationships
  • Maintains inclusive, professional, and cooperative relationships with colleagues, students, and supervisors
  • Experience with social media platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in recruitment, sales, or marketing or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience at USU as a student or employee
  • Familiarity with Banner and other university software systems

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please be prepared to upload:

  1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. A short (1-page) Statement to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10” answering the following question: How you would express to a prospective college student the importance of geoscience for the future of society? 
  3. Contacts for 2 professional references to be included in the Candidate Profile

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

Advertised Salary

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.

College/Department Highlights

The Department of Geosciences is a progressive and growing Earth science program with 16 faculty and additional instructors, office and research staff (https://geo.usu.edu/). The department offers multiple undergraduate degree pathways including a workforce-oriented program, as well as PhD and MSc degrees. Recruitment and outreach efforts are augmented by the department’s Museum of Geology.

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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