Utah State University

Office Assistant - Custom Fit/Small Business Development Center (CF/SB DC)

City Price Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/27/2024 11:45 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Up to 40 hours weekly
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Technology Design & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
$18-$20 per hour
Telework Eligible


Key contributor overseeing the administrative operations of the Custom Fit/Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Department. Tasked with managing a range of essential functions, including but not limited to report compilation, publication generation, record maintenance, contract execution, client interaction, data management, and staff support. Dedicated to ensuring the smooth and efficient functioning of departmental activities, while upholding compliance with regional guidelines and fostering positive client experiences. Committed to optimizing processes and providing valuable administrative support to drive the success of Custom Fit and SBDC initiatives.


  • Streamline Reporting Processes: Implementing software or systems that automate report compilation can save time and reduce errors. This could involve using specialized tools for annual report generation and newsletter creation.

  • Centralized Record-Keeping: Utilize a comprehensive database system that integrates client training records, tracking, and reporting functionalities. This can enhance efficiency and provide easy access to information when needed.

  • Standardized Contract Execution: Develop standardized procedures or templates for executing Custom Fit contracts to ensure consistency and minimize errors.

  • Enhanced Client Interaction: Consider establishing an online portal or communication platform where Custom Fit clients can access information, submit documentation, and interact with staff easily. This can streamline communication and support processes.

  • Automation of Data Input: Explore options for automating data input processes, such as using barcode scanners or OCR technology to capture information from Proof of Payment and Proof of Completion documents.

  • Training Request Validation: Implement a standardized validation process for training requests to ensure alignment with regional guidelines and legitimacy of courses. This could involve developing a checklist or criteria for assessing training requests.

  • Improved Client Onboarding: Develop comprehensive orientation materials and resources to assist new clients with registration procedures and familiarize them with regional guidelines. This can enhance the client experience and facilitate a smoother onboarding process.

  • Training Program Development: Invest in professional development for staff members responsible for designing and administering lesson plans for business training and related courses. This can ensure high-quality training programs that meet the needs of clients effectively.

  • Efficient Operations Support: Implement tools or systems to streamline day-to-day operations support tasks, such as client screening, scheduling, and administrative duties. This can free up time for staff to focus on higher-value activities.

  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Stay responsive to evolving needs and requirements by regularly reviewing and updating duties and responsibilities to align with organizational goals and priorities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Education and/or experience: Associate in related field required or three years experience and /or training in a related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of spreadsheet software, word processing software, customer database systems, Internet and e-mail.
  • Be able to type 50-60 wpm.
  • Ability to compile routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before a group of customers or employees of organization to explain our programs
  • Ability to work with individuals of all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds, including those with disabilities
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

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  
  3. Contact information for three Professional References

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

Advertised Salary

$18-$20 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, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all 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. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. 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 04/2024

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

*updated 09/2023


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