Utah State University

TRIO Talent Search Tutors

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 6 months ago(8/25/2023 6:32 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
20 hours per week
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
$16.00 per hour
Telework Eligible


USU Blanding is accepting applications for candidates to tutor TRIO Talent Search participants in academic subjects such as English, math, science, foreign language, and study skills, as well as standardized test preparation, and assisting with financial literacy workshops and high school orientations. These are part-time positions on an 'as needed' basis. Multiple positions are available at Grand County Middle and High Schools, Monticello, San Juan, Whitehorse, Monument Valley, and Red Mesa High schools, and Albert R. Lyman Middle School.

This position is eligible for hybrid work within the state of Utah.


  • Assist ETS students in improving academic achievement either in a group or individually by meeting with them on a regular basis to clarify learning problems and work on study skills.
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate, and complete records of student contacts and progress.
  • Meet with ETS Advisor and/or Director regularly to ascertain participant's progress and address any concerns.
  • Assist the ETS Advisors and/or Director in conducting college admissions and financial literacy workshops, as well as high school orientations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a solid academic background in Math, Science, and/or English.
  • Must have superb analytical, problem solving, and communication skills.
  • Must be available to tutor after school hours, some evenings and Saturdays.
  • Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diversity of students.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates must have access to reliable transportation to and from the tutoring site and must complete and pass a background check before hire.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Navajo or Spanish.
  • Bachelor's degree in math, Science, or English.
  • Preference to applicants from socio economic backgrounds similar to ETS participants and/or have a working knowledge of TRIO programs.
  • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings.
  • Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Productive worker with solid work ethic who exerts effort in successfully completing tasks.
  • Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to learn new skills or techniques.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects.
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments.

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. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application  

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

Advertised Salary

$16.00 per hour


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

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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