Utah State University

Academic Belonging Program Coordinator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/7/2023 5:36 PM)
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Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
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Executive Vice President
Academic Belonging & Learning Excel
Advertised Salary
Minimum $50,000 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Utah State University (USU) in beautiful Logan, UT is looking to hire an Academic Belonging Program Coordinator (Program Coordinator II) for the Office of Academic Belonging & Learning Excellence.


The Academic Belonging Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director of Academic Belonging & Learning Excellence within the Student Achievement Collaborative. In this position, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead and innovate programming that supports academic belonging for all undergraduate students throughout the USU system.
  • Collaborate and represent the unit on various committees focused on academic belonging, including those focused on DEI efforts and initiatives.
  • Make an impact in the lives of first-generation college students.

As a USU employee you will receive: 13 paid holidays per year, earn 22 vacation days per year, earn 12 days of sick leave per year, 14.2% of gross income paid to a retirement account, excellent health and dental insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, and tuition reduction benefits. See more at https://www.usu.edu/hr/compensation/calculator.


Aggie First Scholars Administration and Coordination

  • Hire, train, and supervise student staff, including: Student Coordinator, Team Leads, and Mentors.
  • Utilize data to track progress of all first-generation college students and to inform management and further development of AFS programming.
  • Lead the AFS Faculty Advisory Committee in developing additional programming and curriculum.
  • Recruit incoming and freshmen students to AFS.
  • Recruit continuing students as mentors and leaders within the program.
  • Supervise the coordination of all AFS activities and events.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders throughout the USU system to support first-generation students.
  • Teach USU 2160 (a leadership and mentor development course).
  • Support faculty who are responsible for USU 1050 instruction and curriculum development. 

Student Support Services (TRIO) Success Coaching

  • Support SSS/TRIO participants who plan on future graduate/professional school through mentoring and monthly activities and workshops that assist project participants to apply to, and obtain financial aid for, graduate school.
  • Attend weekly TRIO staff meetings.
  • Provide other assistance as requested by the TRIO Project Director.

Academic Belonging Leadership

  • Aggie Advocates program development, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Data analytics and assessment of academic belonging programming and outcomes.
  • Represent academic belonging on appointed campus committees and working groups, including those with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Involvement in student support and/or success programming within a higher education setting.
  • Displayed communication skills including the ability to effectively convey information verbally and in writing.
  • Exhibited attention to detail in planning and executing student events and programming.
  • Proven computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite programs, and a willingness and ability to learn additional computer software programs.
  • Successful supervision of marketing, fundraising, and grant-writing in support of student programming.
  • Demonstrated innovation and adaptation of strategies to improve programming outcomes.
  • Committed to providing an equitable and accessible standard of care for all USU students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge regarding Utah State University services, academic policies, procedures, and resources.
  • Trained in data analytics utilizing Banner, ARGOS, CIVITAS, and Tableau (or comparable systems).
  • Experience leading or supervising a First-generation college student program.
  • Participation as an instructor, mentor, and/or trainer within higher education.
  • Spanish speaker.
  • First-generation college graduate.

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. 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 $50,000 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 purpose of the Office of Academic Belonging & Learning Excellence is to empower students to reach their goal of earning a degree from Utah State University. We accomplish this through intentional collaboration with students, faculty, support professionals, and university administrators. To learn more, please visit: https://www.usu.edu/able

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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