Utah State University

Empowering Financial Wellness Program Manager

City Morgan County
Posted Date 3 months ago(7/27/2020 11:42 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
$15.00 per hour


The Empowering Financial Wellness (EFW) program is a research-based, financial education program designed to empower improved financial decision-making skills though on-line and in-person financial education experiences, and professional development training opportunities. The primary duty of the EFW Program Manager position is to work with faculty PI's and EFW Program Coordinators to oversee the procedural matters and manage the day-to-day operations of the EFW program (e-newsletter, website updates, reporting, etc.).


The EFW Program Manager responsibilities will also include reporting, managing on-line resources, social media outreach, etc. Hours will be 15 per week. No benefits are provided. Applicants should be able to work well independently and in a team. Some evening and weekend work may be necessary. This is a 3-year, grant-funded position, contingent upon grant funding. Applicants must submit to a background check.


  • Program planning and implementation: recruit, teach, mentor youth through program completion
  • Plans and coordinates the day-to-day aspects of the EFW project. Monitors the progress and status of project.
  • Serves as a liaison between faculty, staff, other departments, and community partners on day-to-day project, operational, and/or administrative issues.
  • Writes, edits, and coordinates development of personal finance resources, promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures, as appropriate to the project.
  • May maintain and create content for project website.
  • Provides updates and information to project stakeholders.
  • Works with program evaluator and grant faculty to collect and analyze data; prepare scheduled and special reports; maintain program records and statistical information to meet state and federal requirements.
  • May present on topics related to project (budgeting, debt reduction, credit, saving, etc.) in person or via webinar.
  • Ensures that projects are delivered on time.
  • May advise and advocate for student interns participating in the project.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years of experience; or Associate degree/technical training plus two years of experience; or a bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.
  • Strong written, oral, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and coordinate multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to manage social media marketing and other related on-line marketing tasks.
  • 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 in a team environment.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of creativity, decision making, problem solving, and discretion as work is varied and may be undefined.
  • Knowledge of personal finance topics related to project (budgeting, debt reduction, credit, saving, etc.).
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Ability to travel to programs (mileage will be reimbursed).
  • Communicating: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Problem solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve problems.
  • Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking: Comes to well-reasoned conclusions, solutions, and approaches to problems.
  • Team Building: Works to create a team-based environment. Consistently demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.
  • Active Listening: Gives full attention when others are speaking; listens to understand, asks questions as appropriate, and does not interrupt.
  • Service Orientation: Actively seeks opportunities to help others.
  • Conflict Resolution: Acts professionally when encountering customers who, at times, may be frustrated.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the mission of Cooperative Extension.
  • Knowledge of USU policies and procedures a plus.
  • Experience working with youth and limited-income, at-risk populations.
  • Social media marketing experience.
  • Remote work experience.
  • Experience with Canvas (learning management system); Webinar services (Zoom), Social media marketing experience.

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

3. One Letters of Recommendation to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-5”

4. Three References to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "References" 


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

Advertised Salary

$15.00 per hour


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. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

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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