Utah State University

Project Coordinator I - NEXT-UP Peer Support Specialist

City Salt Lake County
Posted Date 1 week ago(9/9/2020 5:40 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Northern Region
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


NEXT-UP Peer Support Specialist Project Coordinator I


The Necessary Education and Experiential Training for Up-coming Peers (NEXT-UP) Project Coordinator will support the administration of an HRSA grant to build the peer and family support specialists workforce in Utah.  The NEXT-UP project coordinator will provide logistical, organizational, and implementation support for the daily activities of the HRSA grant administration, including coalition building, budgeting, and data reporting.  Under direction from the Project Director, the Project Coordinator will develop an opioid impacted family curriculum, advance key relationships with community partners, provide program promotion and implementation oversight, data tracking, and reporting.


  • Support implementation of a Certified Peer Support and Family Resource Facilitator trainings
  • Modify and support development of a culturally relevant and family-focused curricula in opioid harm reduction and recovery support
  • Establish memoranda of understanding with key partners
  • Work with key partners on developing apprenticeship opportunities and apprenticeship supervision protocols
  • Monitor funding provided for training and apprenticeships
  • Promote training and advanced certification programs through partner relationships, online marketing, and participation in National Recovery Day events in Tooele County
  • Promote CPSS and FRF employment opportunities through workforce development outreach
  • Work with staff and community partners, schedule meetings, arrange travel, schedule community and faculty development activities, courses, and other project related functions.
  • Assists with technical writing for project activities.
  • Prepare reports, financial statements, records on program status and progress for management and the sponsor agency.
  • Assist with writing and editing project related reports and promotional or educational materials.
  • Support the civil right mandate of Utah State University Extension
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years of experience; or an associate degree plus two years of experience; or a bachelor’s degree is required in public health, education, project management, or a related field.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written skills
  • Experience in recruiting, supervising, and working with other adults
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Basic computer skills- Word, Excel and Internet
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, interpret, and integrate evaluation data
  • Access to reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership and program implementation experience in a health-related field
  • Experience navigating grant or governmental program implementation, finances, and reporting
  • Skills in social media promotion and other forms of online marketing and relationship building
  • Ability to write and speak Spanish and English fluently

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the 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 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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