Utah State University

Health & Wellness Prevention Coordinator- Carbon & Emery County

City Carbon County
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/24/2020 6:56 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
$20 per hour


The Health & Wellness Prevention Coordinator is a 9-month position (October 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) assisting in the coordination of HEART programming with USU Extension and HEART Faculty in 3 Utah counties (Carbon, Emery, and Grand). This position has two part-time openings; one will be located in Carbon/Emery County (office located in Price, UT) and one will be located in Grand County (office located in Moab, UT) at the USU Extension offices.


This position allows for some remote work (e.g., work from home), in addition to in-person events with youth, teachers, and parents. The Health & Wellness Prevention Coordinators will support the administration of a local grant to help prevent youth vaping/e-cigarette use in Carbon, Emery (1 position), and Grand (1 position) counties. The prevention coordinators will provide logistical, organizational, and implementation support for the daily activities of the grant administration, including activity planning, trainings, implementation of events/activities, budgeting, and data reporting. Under direction from the Project Director, the prevention coordinators will develop a parent prevention training/curriculum, advance key relationships with community partners, provide program promotion and implementation of teacher and youth trainings/activities, data tracking, and reporting.



  • Support and provide implementation of a vape/e-cigarette prevention trainings for youth, parents, and teachers.
  • Plan, organize, present, promote, and supervise special events or outreach activities (e.g., education events, teacher trainings, youth trainings, etc.).
  • Modify and support development of prevention events.
  • Establish working relationship with key partners, schools, and prevention coalitions.
  • Monitor local budget provided for trainings and other grant activities.
  • Promote trainings and events through social media and other marketing tools.
  • Work with staff and with community partners, schedule meetings, arrange travel, schedule community and teacher development activities and after school programs for youth and other project related functions.
  • Assists with technical writing for project activities.
  • Prepare reports, financial statements and records on program status and progress for management and the sponsor agency.
  • Assist with data entry and analysis.
  • 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:

  • Two years of experience; or an associate degree; or a current bachelor's degree student in social work, psychology, public health, education, project management, or a related field
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written skills
  • Experience in recruiting, supervising, and working with youth
  • 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
  • Ability to lead group planning, discussions, and public presentations
  • Understand public health initiatives, regulations, trends and emerging issues
  • Ability to set, track, and accomplish realistic goals within a strict timeline
  • Punctual; attend all required programs, meetings, and events

Additional Requirements

  • Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check
  • Flexible schedule: some weekend and evening work is required

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
  • Background and skill in data use and/or collection
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Public Health, Health Education and Promotion, Psychology, Social Work or a related field


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


As representatives of Utah State University Extension and primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Take initiative
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Be accountable
  • Behave ethically
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic
  • Be inquisitive
  • Be detail oriented
  • Be self-motivated
  • Efficiently manage multiple tasks
  • Be a team player
  • Be committed to improving USU


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. Contact Information for Professional References to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “References”

4. Please submit a sample project, assignment, or marketing materials you have created that shows some of your skills in these areas. These can be health and wellness related, or not. Be prepared to discuss your process for creating your submitted materials/other experience. To be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-5”


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

Advertised Salary

$20 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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