Utah State University

Director of Students - Brigham City Campus

City Brigham City Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/26/2023 5:58 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT-Brigham City
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Statewide Campuses
Statewide Campuses-Brigham City
Advertised Salary
$62,000 - $68,000 depending on experience; plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Director of Students (DOS) is an administrative position responsible for providing leadership and management for day-to-day student service-related operations at Utah State University Brigham City, Tremonton and Kaysville. The purpose of this position is to develop, enhance, and maintain programs that support students in the attainment of their educational goals with a focus on recruitment, retention, and completion.


The DOS leads and engages in strategic planning and promotes creative ideas that foster student success and enable the campus to be more productive, efficient, and continuously improve student services.


The chosen candidate will be a key member of the Utah State University Brigham City region. As part of the leadership team, the DOS will provide campus oversight in the absence, or at the direction, of the Associate Vice President. As a member of the campus leadership team, the Director will represent Utah State University in various capacities and will need to be an effective communicator, collaborator, and partner with others representing educational, business, and community partners.


The position requires excellent interpersonal skills along with strong coordination, planning, and organizational skills. The candidate must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively with others or as part of a team, effectively supervise student service staff, and build good rapport with a variety of constituents. The successful candidate must be flexible, patient and creative along with having a service-oriented attitude.


The successful candidate will have the ability to create a positive atmosphere, inspire others to greatness, and be able to bring fun and excitement to the region.


This position will work under the general supervision of the Associate Vice President of USU Brigham City Region with a dotted reporting line to the Assistant Vice President of Statewide Campuses.


Campus Leadership: 40%

  • Serve as a member of the Brigham City Region’s Innovation Team
  • Support and work in collaboration with campus staff to provide academic excellence and engaging campus services for students and the community
  • Support the state-wide mission of Utah State University and represent Associate Vice President at meetings and community events as needed.
  • Manage confidential information, oversee assigned projects effectively, and demonstrate reliability and strong work ethic, as well as resolve questions and issues that arise when possible and refers complex issues to higher levels.
  • Oversee the leadership of the Little Brigham Aggies childcare center
  • Be present and actively engaged in the region during peak student times and for regional activities.

Student Affairs: 40%

  • Supervise Brigham City Region student services staff, coordinate direction, and foster Logan-campus support/collaboration in the following areas: records and registration, admissions, recruiting, orientation, retention and graduation, academic advising, veteran resources, counseling, concurrent enrollment, disability resources, student life, student government, tutoring, student conduct, financial aid, and child care.
  • Provide student services staff with appropriate professional development and in-service training.
  • Oversee the data analytics software for USU Brigham City used by advising and student services staff to improve retention and services.
  • Remain up-to-date with state and federal legislation regarding student services, and ensure the campus' policies and procedures are congruent with the legislation.
  • Recommend and review policies and procedures for the student services staff and operations to continuously improve both efficiency and friendly service to students.
  • Responsible for developing and managing the budget for student services at USU Brigham City and Tremonton.
  • Organize and lead regularly scheduled student services meetings with prepared agenda and review of previous minutes and assignments. Provide training as necessary.
  • Serve on related student services committees locally and within the University.
  • Collaborate with other student services professionals to develop and implement approved programs and/or services to meet the needs of students. This includes acting as a liaison by delivering information from the Directors of Students and Logan personnel to the Associate Vice President and pertinent staff.
  • Work directly with Statewide Assistant Vice President, Director of Advising & Student Success, and Director of Recruitment to assist with USU Brigham City student needs and staff best practices, performance expectations, and position evaluations.
  • Support students on an ongoing basis as they establish and evaluate their educational, career, and life goals and assess potential roadblocks for students and act to mitigate roadblocks.
  • Assist students through concern, conduct, and grievance procedures according to University policy in coordination with Logan personnel.
  • Regularly review advising feedback from students regarding student's advising experience.
  • Attend and participate in all training meetings and conferences for advisors/student service personnel as scheduled.
  • Participate as decided by the region in USUSA student government.

Other: 20%

  • Actively solicit scholarship donations and manage current scholarship receipts and awards.
  • Engage in continuing professional development activities to keep abreast of the research, theories, legislation, policies, and developments that affect programs and services.
  • Obtain knowledge of institutional policies pertaining to job-related functions or activities, and of privacy and confidentiality policies and laws regarding access to student records and other sensitive institutional information.
  • Model ethical behavior and institutional citizenship.
  • Be actively engaged in community events, civic organizations, activities, governmental organizations, schools, non-profit groups, and other community related areas.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus four years of related experience; or a master's degree with two years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.
  • Experience in education.
  • An attitude of service and a desire to strive for continuous improvement.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent skills in the areas of leadership, interpersonal communication, coordination, planning, supervision, and creating a positive work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be sensitive and understand the needs of diverse populations.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as work in a team setting.
  • Ability to supervise full-time, part-time, and student employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize technology to communicate and maintain records.
  • Ability and willingness to engage in local activities, service organizations, community events, governmental organizations, local schools by being present for meetings and events throughout the region.
  • Ability to be present at all hours of operation when needed and be available to quickly come to the buildings in the event of an emergency or situation.
  • Ability to work later in the evenings.

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 for three references  
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

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

Advertised Salary

$62,000 - $68,000 depending on 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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