Utah State University

  • Volunteer Coordinator II

    City Davis County
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/27/2019 10:42 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Job Classification
    Youth Programs
    Advertised Salary
    Based on experience with excellent benefits
  • Overview

    The primary responsibility of the Volunteer Coordinator is to support the Extension Programs in three areas: volunteer recruitment and training, participant recruitment/retention and supporting important partnerships with the USU Botanical Center.  This position will focus on supporting full time Extension staff in educator training, community involvement, camps, field trips, and teen leadership. This position will work closely with teen and adult volunteers/mentors and help design and provide volunteer training. USU Extension Programs focus on the areas of: STEM, Healthy Living, Civic Engagement and Water Quality.  Typical work hours will include some evenings and weekends.



    • Recruit, train, supervise, and support volunteers
    • Communicate in a friendly and professional manner
    • Coordinate and plan programs and events
    • Develop and implement volunteer training
    • Promote programs and events through social media, email services and other avenues
    • Maintain and distribute materials and equipment
    • Develop partnerships
    • Lift and move heavy objects (occasional)
    • Work indoors and outdoors in uncontrolled conditions during all seasons
    • Other duties as assigned


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

    • Critical thinking and problem solving
    • Conflict resolution
    • Creative skills
    • Ability to work as a team
    • Skills in the use of personal computers and related software application
    • Self-directed
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to coordinate programs and events
    • Money management


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Associate degree plus two years of related work experience; or a bachelor’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience
    • Valid driver's license
    • Job offer contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Nature Resources, Education, Marketing, Communications or related area OR 2 years relevant experience
    • Skills and experience with recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers and youth
    • Skills and experience with STEM fields
    • Familiarization with 4-H or other youth programs


    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

    Based on experience with excellent benefits


    Employees typically work in an office environment and are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. However, in certain instances employees may work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Employees nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motions. 

    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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