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Administrative Assistant for English

Utah Tech University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Administrative Assistants
Salary: $33,000.00 Annually

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Staff

Division: College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Job Number: 23CLS947-2


Position Announcement

Provides administrative support services to the English Department Chair, the Composition Coordinator, and English Department faculty. This position also supervises part-time clerical staff within the department. The English Department is one of the University's largest departments, offering general education course requirements as well as an English major with four emphases, as well as four minors, and is home to the Master's degree in Technical Writing & Digital Rhetoric (TW&DR). Additional information about the department and program offerings can be found online at

  • Support English Department Chair, Composition Coordinator, faculty, advisors, and students. This includes record management, budget and scheduling requests, IT and facility management work orders, book and office supply orders, office equipment management and maintenance, copy and print requests, website content editor, semester syllabi and grade book management, and use of school database systems, including Banner and Argos, for various administrative and reporting purposes.
  • Greet general public, answer phones, receive messages, distribute mail, and direct students/visitors to proper areas/offices on campus.
  • Prepare and track purchase requisitions, travel authorizations, part-time instructor teaching agreements, equipment inventory, meeting minutes, and other university forms and processes as needed.
  • Supervise/manage the English work-study and student employees. This includes assigning and supervising various administrative duties/special projects and the timely approval/submission of the work-study timecards.
  • Support the program coordinator, graduate faculty, and graduate students of the English master's program. Take minutes at TW&DR committee meetings, maintain website, answer email inquiring from current and prospective grad students, help with program messaging and communication flow, help with purchasing and scheduling needs, and assist the program coordinator with ongoing needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • High School Diploma/GED, with some college coursework or vocational/technical training, required. Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Two years' full-time office experience required; experience working in higher education preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, faculty, students, and community members.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and multi-task with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Knowledge of professional office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (particularly Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook); knowledge of computer systems unique to higher education (Banner, Canvas, Argos, etc.) preferred.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Good working knowledge of financial recordkeeping procedures.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time classified staff (overtime-eligible) position. Annual salary of $33,000, with a desired start date of November 2022. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October24, 2022.Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech 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 the University's non-discrimination policies: For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.


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Highlights from Utah Tech's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Utah Tech;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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