Utah State University

Staff Assistant II

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/17/2023 5:20 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per Week
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Human Development & Family Studies
Advertised Salary
Minimum $33,000; commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits.
Telework Eligible


This position will work at the Care About Childcare (CAC) Office on the Logan, Utah State University Campus. The responsibilities will include working with childcare programs, providers, parents, and staff to improve their quality of childcare and support childcare providers. This position is the face of Care About Childcare Program and requires excellent communication and interaction skills.


Continued employment is contingent upon on-going grant funding.


Child Care Market Rate Survey, Whole Record Updates and Database Technical Assistance and Web page - 50%

  • Support programs and early learning professionals in the use of the CAC, DWS, USU and licensing websites
  • Implement and administer services relating to Live Scan Fingerprint to caregivers.
  • Conduct all relevant activities associated with the statewide Market Rate Survey and Whole Record Updates including timelines and policies set by funders.
  • Maintain and develop the Care About Childcare website that follows USU standards and policies.

Child Care Referrals and Parent Activities - 40%

  • Provide free, comprehensive childcare referral services to consumers seeking information about the availability of all early childcare and education.
  • Schedule and hold in-person or virtual meetings and training for parents and childcare providers.
  • Follow all policies and procedures for state and local programs from the Utah Office of Child Care.
  • Provide information and resources to families and childcare providers on the availability and importance of programs and services that support families with young children.

Other duties as assigned, including working with USU fiscal, accounting, and other systems - 10%


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in Child Development, Education, Business Management or related field, or two (2) years of experience working in an office environment
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Database management
  • Experience working in a licensed childcare program
  • Experience with USU accounting system (Travel, ServiceNow or EZ Buy)
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent phone skills

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of the application

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $33,000; 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 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.


The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (https://hdfs.usu.edu/) is in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (http://www.cehs.usu.edu). Our college graduate programs are ranked #1 in Utah and #26 in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. Departmental degrees offered include:

  • BS/BA: Early Childhood Education (in cooperation with the School of Teacher Education and Leadership); Human Development and Family Studies; Family Life Studies)
  • MS: (specializations in Adulthood and Aging, Finance, Infancy and Childhood, Marriage and Family Relations, Marriage and Family Therapy, Youth and Adolescence)
  • MMFT: Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • MHDFS: Master of Human Development and Family Studies (non-thesis degree)
  • PhD in Family and Human Development (concentrations in Family Relations; Human Development Across the Lifespan; Marriage and Family Therapy)
  • A Gerontology Certificate Program is also administered by the department.

The department has 30 faculty members, over 300 undergraduate majors, and over 80 graduate students.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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


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