Utah State University

Staff Assistant II

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/7/2024 5:21 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per Week
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
$32,000 to $35,000; Commensurate on experience and education, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The successful candidate will perform administrative assistant duties and work with students, faculty, and staff on the Blanding Campus. This is a full-time position with the Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTI) grant.


  • Work with the grant management team and Director to achieve grant objectives, support academic programs, and execute summer programs.
  • Database management in Banner, Excel, and other software programs as required for grant management.
  • Track academic progress of Native American students, provide liaison communication between students and faculty and tutoring programs.
  • Monitor project budget including necessary paperwork required by the institution and/or project; monthly stipend requests, travel forms, travel requests, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, etc.
  • Assist with collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for evaluation and completing summative evaluation reports for Annual Performance Report (APR).
  • Able to work evening hours as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An Associate's Degree/Certification OR a minimum of 2 years related work experience.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Detail-oriented aptitude; high degree of accuracy is required.
  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills,
  • Able to travel to outreach sites; valid driver’s license to perform essential job responsibilities, such as driving university
    vehicles and transporting materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Native American students and Native American communities.
  • Experience with Banner, and Financial Records.
  • Experience with Federal Grants.
  • Navajo language proficiency is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to keep routine financial records and to prepare routine financial reports.
  • Excellent data management and analytical skills.
  • Strong computer skills, proficient in MS Word and MS Excel and capacity to create and maintain budgeting spreadsheets.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and team-oriented skills.

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

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

Advertised Salary

$32,000 to $35,000; Commensurate on experience and education, 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

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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