Utah State University

Associate Director - Utah Women & Leadership Project

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(8/26/2023 6:55 PM)
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Jon M Huntsman School of Business
Marketing & Strategy
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience with excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Working in collaboration with the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) Director, the Associate Director (Program Specialist) will be involved in the planning and implementation of research, resources, and events that align with the overall mission and goals of the UWLP and A Bolder Way Forward (BWF). This includes research, writing, and editing; strategic and project planning; team management; resource development and initiative creation; grants/fundraising and outreach; and involvement with other elements of the Project. This position is telework eligible within the state of Utah, with the ability to travel around the state as needed.



  • Manages teams of researchers and writers.
  • Researches, writes, and edits reports on a wide variety of topics surrounding Utah women, including multicultural and other related areas.
  • Creates timelines and projections for producing long-term research efforts.
  • Identifies and works with community and state experts to ensure quality of research reports.


  • Works with Director in refining the overall strategic directions of the UWLP and BWF.
  • Plans initiatives that align with Project mission and goals.
  • Manages communication with select BWF and other community partners and affiliates, representing the Project and BWF as a key team member.
  • As needed, assists in planning and executing events and gatherings.
  • On occasion, delivers presentations on various topics to community and school groups.
  • Represents Project to media outlets and community groups, as needed.


  • Explores grants that align with the program mission and objectives.
  • Coordinates with grant office to write, edit, refine, and submit grant proposals.
  • Assists Director, as needed, with exploring individuals and corporations that have an interest in donating
  • Manages logistics of donations and facilitates communication with ongoing and potential donors.


  • Works with Director in conceiving, planning, and overseeing special initiatives and programs, creates and disseminates related resources.
  • Works with team members to disseminate Project resources.
  • In partnership with the Director, designs and implements the evaluation of research, programs, and other initiatives.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree in social science fields, women’s studies, business, communication, political science, or another related field of study.
  • Minimum of five (5) years research, writing, and publishing experience, with evidence of successfully managing projects and relationships.
  • Experience in quantitative/statistical analysis and/or qualitative research.
  • Experience with project management, public speaking, and public relations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited institution in related field
  • Seven (7) years of experience related to summary of duties
  • Network of individual and organizational connections within Utah.
  • Knowledge of and involvement in women’s efforts and groups in Utah.
  • Knowledge of research around women’s challenges in Utah and beyond.

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. Contact Information for Professional References
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience with 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

We believe that the best leaders dream big, prepare, take risks, create value, and give back. The Huntsman School provides unique learning experiences that develop these characteristics, preparing students to become leaders who leave the world better than they found it.


We started as the first business school in the West and have a proud legacy, but we’re not done yet. We strive each year to “Dare Mighty Things,” to honor the Huntsman name by putting our students first and developing programs that align with values such as ethical leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. We see successful outcomes of this approach in the lives of our students and alumni every day. We invite you to become a part of our aspirational journey.

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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