Utah State University

Public & School Partnership: AmeriCorps VISTA Coordinator II

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/19/2020 2:01 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Center for Persons w/ Disabilities
Advertised Salary
$30,000 plus excellent benefits


We are happy to announce 1 new open position with the Public & School Partnership’s AmeriCorps VISTA program, based at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University in beautiful Cache County, Utah!


We are looking for dedicated, organized professionals who have experience or are interested in working in a unique service-oriented setting that combines the best the university and local community have to offer. Program Coordinators will work directly with the Project Director, office staff, VISTA Leaders, and VISTA members to ensure program, VISTA member, and service site success. PSP’s Program Coordinators are truly the glue that holds the organization together; therefore, applicants expressing a desire to remain in the position for a few years are preferred.


What you will gain as a Program Coordinator with PSP’s AmeriCorps VISTA program:

First, USU provides amazing benefits. Second, PSP encourages the pursuit of professional development opportunities and is often able to provide resources to attend conferences, workshops, and other activities that contribute to the success of the employee as it relates to the position. Also, you’ll gain invaluable experience supporting and collaborating with university, school, and local nonprofit and business partners that will prepare you to work in a variety of fields. Last, but never least, working with PSP guarantees you’ll work with a diverse, supportive, fun group of professionals!


Additional information:

This position is full-time, benefited, salary-based positions through Utah State University. Salary is grant-contingent and is therefore non-negotiable. Some monthly travel required – work-related mileage reimbursement provided.


Position responsibilities will vary slightly, depending on the interests and strengths of each successful candidate. Generally, position responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Event coordination (service projects, social/recognition events, and training conferences/workshops)
  • VISTA Leader supervision
  • VISTA member site visits
  • School- and community-based service site oversight (site application intake, site partner contacts, etc.)
  • Data management and federal reporting assistance
  • Administrative process coordination (receipt/purchases tracking, VISTA member hiring/exiting, etc.)
  • VISTA member recognition
  • Social media
  • Editing/publishing handbook and other written materials
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum qualifications:

  • At least 2 years experience working in a professional position or an Associate’s degree
  • Experience with Google Drive applications (sheets, docs, forms, slides, etc.)
  • Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check

Preferred qualifications & qualities:

  • Experience with AmeriCorps projects and service (AmeriCorps alumni and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers highly encouraged to apply)
  • Experience supervising others in professional setting
  • Self-motivated – proactive and productive with minimal direct supervision
  • Detail-oriented, ability to meet sometimes overlapping deadlines without prompting
  • Effective and adaptable communicator
  • Bachelor’s degree (not required)

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

$30,000 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.

College/Department Highlights

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, and was the first UCEDD program in the U.S. to focus on the educational and social needs of children and adults with disabilities. The CPD has since 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.


The CPD is committed to hiring qualified people with disabilities, veterans, and individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds. We recognize that diversity makes us stronger, and we welcome applicants who bring something different and unique to our organization. We value creativity, loyalty, and hard work. We believe that we can change the world and make it a better, more inclusive place for everyone and we want to hire people who also believe that they can make a difference. We have high standards and we hire exceptional people.


CPD 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.


CPD 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.


CPD Funding Statement:

The Center for Persons with Disabilities is one of the largest research and outreach centers at USU, and we are largely funded through grants, contracts, and fee for service programs. All staff positions at the CPD are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the CPD with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.

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.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University 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 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, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


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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