Utah State University

Health & Wellness Coordinator - Davis County

City Davis County
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/15/2020 7:01 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-2731
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
Kaysville
Category (Portal Searching)
Extension
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
College
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Department
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
$12.50/hour

Overview

The Health & Wellness Coordinator is a 2.5 year position (September 1, 2020-August 31, 2022) assisting in the coordination of HEART programming with HEART Faculty in 3 Utah counties (Carbon, Emery, and Weber). This position is located in Davis County at the USU Extension - Kaysville Office. 

 

The Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, and Teaching Initiative, also known as HEART is a new pilot initiative through Utah State University Extension. This cutting-edge, 4-year pilot program is aligned with National Cooperative Extension's recently instituted essential focus area in health and wellness. HEART serves as a model of how Extension can join community partners to better address the health and wellness needs in our state. HEART brings unique academic resources into the community, partnering locally and nationally to address the opioid epidemic and other pressing public health issues.

 

For more information, please visit our website here: https://extension.usu.edu/heart/

Responsibilities

  1. Work cooperatively with HEART faculty to plan, organize, present, promote, and supervise special events or outreach activities (e.g., education events, coalitions, etc.).
  2. Engage in research activities with faculty mentor, such as collaborate to review relevant knowledge base(s), create literature reviews or publish fact sheets, collect data, analyze data, and disseminate research.
  3. Assist in the creation and organization of resource guides based on community needs.
  4. Assist in the creation of health materials and in the production of presentations or print materials related to health and wellness
  5. Assist in the production of fact sheets covering pertinent health and wellness topics based on community guidance and needs.
  6. Other duties as assigned. 

Benefits of this part-time position:

  1. Cultivation of communication skills. Employees will learn to communicate effectively with faculty, volunteers, and community members to determine need and articulate what role they are able and willing to play to help meet those needs.
  2. Develop research and grant skills. Work with faculty mentorship to understand and gain experience with the full spectrum of research and dissemination of research to the public. Employees will learn about grants and how to manage grants through assigned duties.
  3. Develop event planning skills. Develop strong planning, organizational, presentation, marketing, and supervision skills for specialized events for the general public and/or specific audiences. Employees learn how to manage time effectively and efficiently.
  4. Increase comfort with adaptability. When working with the community it can be hard to predict or be comfortably prepared for all situations. Employees will learn to be adaptable to the variability that comes with community work, and will develop skills to thrive in these situations.
  5. Strengthening of teamwork skills. Employees will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, community members, and/or volunteers on projects, and will learn to work effectively across spaces to accomplish a collaborative end goal.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Basic Computer skills (Microsoft Applications, Google Drive, Gmail). 
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills. 
  • Ability to lead group planning, discussions, and public presentations. 
  • Understand public health initiatives, regulations, trends and emerging issues.
  • Excellent organizational skills; the ability to set, track, and accomplish realistic goals within a strict timeline, gather required data for reporting client outcomes.
  • Punctual; attend all required programs, meetings, and events. 

Education:

  • Current students are encouraged to apply. 
  • Course work completed in Public Health, Health Education and Promotion, Psychology, Social Work or a related fields. 

Additional Requirements:

  • Job offer contingent upon successfully passed background check. 
  • Reliable transportation to and from work sites as employee will be travelling to different locations to perform all essential job responsibilities.
  • Flexible schedule: some weekend and evening work is required. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A degree (AS or BS/BA) in Public Health, Health Education and Promotion, Psychology, Social Work or a related field. 
  • Experience facilitating/assisting public health promotion and community support initiatives.
  • Some background and skill in data use and/or collection. 
  • Grant experience or understanding. 

Personal Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and communicates credibly and confidently with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations. 
  • Ability to multitask; balance various responsibilities. 
  • Passionate self-starter; able to work independently and project a sense of grace under pressure and time constraints. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise tact, discretion, integrity, and sound judgment.
  • Strong sense of professionalism, including a strong work ethic and reliability. 
  • Critical thinking; ability to develop creative solutions to organizational and community challenges. 
  • Flexible/adaptable. 
  • Outgoing; displays enthusiasm and willingness to meet new people and expand the organization's outreach through multiple community sectors, stakeholders, and collaborative partners. 

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. Names and contact information of three references to be submitted at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile 

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

 

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

Advertised Salary

$12.50/hour

ADA

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 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. 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 here.

 

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.

 

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. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities 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 (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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