Utah State University

Project Coordinator II

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 week ago(6/30/2020 1:12 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Center for Persons w/ Disabilities
Advertised Salary
Commensurate based on experience, plus excellent benefits


The Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) is searching for a Project Coordinator II. This position is contingent upon funding and starts at a .75 FTE or 30 hours per week. The position may increase to full time dependent on securing additional funding.



  1. Plans and coordinates the day-to-day aspects of academic, research, or administrative projects. Monitors the progress and status of assigned projects.
  2. Serves as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, other departments, and/or external constituencies on day-to-day project, operational, and/or administrative issues.
  3. Writes, edits, and coordinates development of educational materials, training manuals, policy briefs, progress reports, as appropriate to the project.
  4. Writes and/or assists with developing/writing grants and other funding proposals, program evaluation plans, research proposals and related articles as appropriate to the objectives and funding nature of the Research and Training Division;
  5. Maintains and creates content for project websites as assigned.
  6. Provides updates and information to project stakeholders.
  7. Collects and analyzes data; prepares scheduled and special reports; maintains program records and statistical information to meet state and federal requirements.
  8. May present on topics related to projects in person or via webinar.
  9. Analyzes problems and applies corrective action as needed.
  10. Ensures that projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.
  11. Monitors and administers program revenue and expenses as applicable. 
  12. May contribute to business and operational decisions that affect the department.
  13. May advise and advocate for students participating in the project.
  14. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work with an emphasis on Macro-practice
  • Relevant work experience with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities
  • Licensed or eligible for license in Utah at CSW level
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in working as a productive team member on complex projects
  • Previous experience with developing and implementing program evaluation plans
  • Previous experience working in a University Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
  • Ability to start immediately

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of project.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Ability to direct the work of others.
  • Knowledge of computers and database/spreadsheet/word processing software.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty, staff, and/or the public in a team environment.
  • Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  • Project specific knowledge, skills, and abilities as described in recruitment notices.
  • Skilled at records maintenance.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of creativity, decision making, problem solving, and discretion as work is varied and may be undefined.

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 based on experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees may work in an office environment where they 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

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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