Utah State University

Director of Industry Relations

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/20/2023 6:52 PM)
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Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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College of Engineering
Advertised Salary
Minimum $62,000 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Director of Industry Relations (Program Coordinator III) works directly with the Dean of the College of Engineering as the college’s primary interface with our 80+ industry partners across all five academic departments and research centers. This person works with industry partners to secure senior design projects and funding, funded research, Industry Advisory Board coordination, agreement negotiations, scholarships, and interactions with college programs and courses.  Some travel within Utah will be required, primarily to Hill Air Force Base and Salt Lake City.  


  • Identifies new industry partners.
  • Coordinates interactions with all current industry partners.
  • Identifies and secures new senior design projects and manages all project business arrangements.
  • Identifies and secures new industry sponsored funded research.
  • Coordinates industry partner involvement with college programs including Launch Your Engineering Career, in-class presentations, information sessions, college and department Industry Advisory Board meetings, college and department presentations at industry locations, industry tours, and industry student recruiting.
  • Assists the college development group in identifying and securing private and corporate donations.
  • Develops and manages student clubs and teams funding process and department coordination.
  • Negotiates agreements with industry partners.
  • Develops and coordinates the annual Senior Design Night event showcasing the student’s capstone projects.
  • Assists with proposal development when industry partners are involved.
  • Supports the dean, associate deans, and department heads with other industry related activities as needed.


Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or engineering plus two years of relevant industry experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • An ability to communicate seamlessly with industry executives and management, and college leadership and faculty.
  • Ability to understand the faculty needs as they relate to industry and translate those needs into actionable goals.
  • Ability to identify industry needs related to hiring, and help to implement college projects to support those needs.
  • Ability to compose clear and responsive emails, prepare and make effective presentations, and other written communications.
  • Knowledge of research and information gathering methods and procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
  • Skilled in organizing resources and records maintenance.
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple concurrent tasks.

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 

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $62,000 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.

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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