Utah State University

  • Program Coordinator I

    City Salt Lake County Extension Office
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/19/2019 2:27 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    Youth Programs
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    The primary responsibility of the Youth Program Coordinator is to support the Extension Youth Program efforts in three areas: volunteer recruitment and training, youth participant recruitment/retention and seeking donations (financial and in kind). Extension's signature youth program is the 4-H Club, additional programs include but are not limited to: educator training, school enrichment, camps and teen leadership. This position will work closely with teen and adult volunteers/mentors, provide volunteer training and oversight, and build the overall capacity to meet community needs and statewide priorities. USU Extension Youth Programs focus on the areas of: STEM, Agriculture, Healthy Living, Civic Engagement and Communicative/Expressive Arts. The position will report to the Director of Youth Programs. The continuation of the position is contingent upon funding, need, and performance.


    Interested candidates must apply through jobs.usu.edu to be considered for the position.


    • Advance the 4-H program in the county by recruiting and training youth and volunteers to organize and join 4-H Clubs. Provide support and guidance to existing and new volunteers and 4-H clubs.
    • Promote Regional and State 4-H programs. This may include marketing, registering, and supporting volunteers in facilitating opportunities.
    • Coordinate the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Awards and Recognition efforts for the county.
    • Support a variety of Extension outreach activities that may include school enrichment activities such as Farm Field Day, Career Days etc., educator trainings, camps and teen leadership programs, day camps etc.
    • Respond to requests, office visits, telephone calls, emails, and other correspondence promptly and professionally.
    • Support the 4-H Teen Council.
    • Seek external donations to support the USU Extension Youth Programs.
    • Be an active member of the USU Youth Programs Team, which includes participating in meetings, serving on working groups, and assisting at regional and state events.
    • Support the Civil Rights mandate of Utah State University Extension and implement innovative approaches to reach diverse audiences.
    • Assist with other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Development, Agriculture, Youth Development or other related field OR 4 years related experience.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to teach, manage and engage an audience (youth and adult).
    • Strong computer and technology skills – Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
    • Ability to market USU Extension youth program events and opportunities.
    • Ability to effectively utilize social media to raise awareness of opportunities.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to pleasantly interact with a wide variety of individuals.
    • Ability to work nights and weekends.
    • Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility, occasional statewide, consistent with university policy.
    • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills.

    Job offer will be contingent upon the successful completion of a Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation and FBI Background Check performed as part of the hiring process.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Work experience with 4-H or other youth serving organizations.
    • Experience with youth and adult education.
    • Experience with recruiting, supervising and working with volunteers.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.
    • Experience working with low income, diverse, and under-served audiences.
    • Knowledge of the Land Grant University system.

    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

    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.

    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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