Utah State University

Education & Career Specialist - Aggies Elevated

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/8/2023 2:33 PM)
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Student Programs & Services
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Benefited Full-Time
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Special Educ & Rehabil Counseling
Advertised Salary
Minimum $36,000 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Aggies Elevated at Utah State University an opening for an Education & Career Specialist (Teacher, Adults with Disabilities). If you are looking for a rewarding career helping young adults with intellectual disabilities reach their employment and education goals this position is for you! We are looking for an energetic, motivated, team-player to join us as we work to push the limits of what students with intellectual disabilities can achieve.  


Aggies Elevated is a two-year certificate program at Utah State University for students ages 18-26 who have intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities. With a post-graduation employment rate of approximately 85%, Aggies Elevated is a national leader in inclusive post-secondary education.


This is a full-time position eligible for excellent benefits including: 13 paid holidays, earn 12 days of paid leave and 12 days of sick leave per year, 50% tuition reduction for employee and spouse, competitive health benefits packages and a generous contribution into your retirement. View more information here: Summary of Benefits 2022-2023


  1. Teach employment related social skills for learners with disabilities in both large/small group classroom settings (including broadcast and online formats), and in one-on-one tutoring sessions.
  2. Provide classroom and community-based instruction focusing on job exploration and job readiness skills.
  3. Conduct interest inventories and skills assessments, develop resumes, learn and teach current job search strategies and tools, develop interviewing skills, and manage employer encounters.
  4. Provide one-on-one, real time, job coaching/tutoring including education on how to handle specific job tasks and display appropriate behaviors.
  5. Engage in job development tasks to create additional community-based employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
  6. Engage in employer and public education outreach in regards to the benefits of hiring and working with people with disabilities.
  7. Teach and lead classes.
  8. Create thorough and professional documentation.
  9. Coordinates transportation with clients and students to prospective job sites.
  10. Other job-related responsibilities as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field plus two years of experience, or any other equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possess, or able to obtain within 90 days of employment, a current ACRE Certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and education programs designed for adults with disabilities.
  • Skilled in professional communication both written and oral.
  • Skilled in analytical thinking and analysis.
  • Skilled in interpersonal and professional business skills.
  • Ability to teach via broadcast, online, and in-person.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.  
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions on sensitive and/or confidential issues.  
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations. 
  • Ability to interpret and integrate assessment information needed to develop individualized teaching plans.  

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

Minimum $36,000 commensurate with 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 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 employs 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 Matthew Pinner, 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 11/2022


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