Utah State University

  • URLEND Program Coordinator

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/3/2019 3:05 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Program Management & Support
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
    Center for Persons w/ Disabilities
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits.
  • Overview

    The Program Coordinator will work with the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (URLEND), a federally funded training program for health care and related professionals.  The URLEND Program Coordinator will oversee the day-to-day activities with the URLEND program, including coordinating with faculty, staff, and trainees across URLEND partner states.


    Program Highlights

    The URLEND program is focused on increasing the capacity of professionals in health care and related disciplines who will provide family-centered, culturally-competent interdisciplinary care to youth with disabilities and their families. URLEND is funded through a grant from Maternal and Child Health Bureau to the University of Utah with a subcontract to USU.  Faculty and trainees from five states (Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota) participate in the URLEND program.  Each year approximately 35 URLEND trainees participate in the program.  The URLEND program faculty include approximately 20 professionals across the partner states.  URLEND is overseen by two Co-Directors – one at the University of Utah and the other at USU. 


    Support and tracking of trainees in the URLEND program

    • Arrange for advanced trainee clinical experiences, coordinate trainee travel arrangements across 5 states
    • Make travel arrangements for trainees attending national conferences
    • Monitor all current trainees in their 300+ target hours, initiate stipend requests, maintain internal trainee data
    • Administer trainee tracking for all trainees at 2, 5, & 10 years post training as required under the URLEND Federal Grant requirements approximately 90 trainees annually


    Support faculty in the URLEND program

    • Assist faculty with assignments and presentations as needed
    • Post/update assignments/materials and schedules in Canvas for faculty presenters
    • Make travel arrangements for faculty attending national conferences

    Provide general program support

    • Arrange for 2-day trainee orientation in Salt Lake City annually including for all program trainees and faculty. As part of this, make travel arrangements and coordinate with URLEND faculty/staff in Salt Lake on event location and meals.
    • Attend weekly URLEND Seminars and assist with logistics for seminars (e.g., logging into Zoom and troubleshooting any issues at the Logan site).
    • Maintain URLEND website
    • Prepare and submit request for payments for participants in participation of URLEND activities such as Parent Directed Consultations, Adults with Disabilities Panel and Family Mentorship Participants
    • Work with web-based reporting system (NIRS) required for all LEND grantees including assisting faculty in entering information into NIRS, providing training for faculty on NIRS, running reports in NIRS for grant progress reports. Also serve as NIRS Data Trainee Coordinator which includes attending NIRS trainings, conference calls and webinar trainings to stay up to date on changes to the data base.
    • Stay informed of policies relevant to URLEND by attending conferences and conference calls
    • Assist with LEND reporting requirements including processing information and uploading performance measures to the Electronic Hand Book database for URLEND reporting
    • Assist USU Co-Director with budget management for the portion of funding that comes to USU


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    1. Ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
    2. Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
    3. Excellent organizational skills.
    4. Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
    5. Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
    6. Knowledge of computers and database/spreadsheet/word processing software.
    7. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
    8. Ability to interact with students, faculty, staff, and/or the public in a team environment.
    9. Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
    10. Project specific knowledge, skills, and abilities as described in recruitment notices.
    11. Ability to exercise a high level of creativity, decision making, problem solving, and discretion as work is varied and may be undefined.


    Minimum Qualifications  

    • Associates degree plus four years of experience; or a bachelor’s degree plus two years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.
    • Proficient in use of common computer program including Microsoft Office products and Adobe Acrobat
    • Ability to problem solve and work effectively with limited supervision
    • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
    • Ability to work effectively in a team setting

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge and experience with the Canvas learning management system
    • Experience with USU systems including Travel, EZ Buy, and Box
    • Experience in using Zoom
    • Knowledge of the NIRS system

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach the following required documents:

    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 of three professional references to be entered at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile


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

    Advertised Salary

    Commensurate with experience 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. 

    Employees typically work in an office environment and are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. Employees nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).  Bending and stooping is occasionally required. Employees nearly continuously listen, hear, and talk.

    College/Department Highlights

    Center for Persons with Disabilities

    The Center for Persons with Disabilities is Utah’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The CPD was established in 1972 by Dr. Marvin Fifield, and was the first UCEDD program in the nation to focus on the educational and social needs of children with disabilities. Over our 45-year history, the CPD has grown into one of the largest UCEDD programs in the nation and is recognized as a pioneer in research, training, technical assistance, and services for children and adults with disabilities, families, and the professionals who serve them.


    Our Mission:

    We are working together to create inclusive communities and improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families through sustainable innovation, collaborative research, responsive service, and interdisciplinary training and education.


    Our Values:

    • We Innovate: We lead by developing dynamic, sustainable, forward-thinking programs and services.
    • We Include: We demonstrate how to effectively work toward inclusive communities in our planning, programs, and services. We celebrate diversity in ability, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, politics, and religion. 
    • We Collaborate: We forge partnerships. Working together makes us more effective and responsive to the current needs of our clients and communities.
    • We Care: We do what we do because we care. We are making the world a better place for people with disabilities and their families.

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.



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