Utah State University

Fatherhood Education Coordinator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/20/2020 11:09 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Human Development & Family Studies
Advertised Salary
$47,500 for full time, plus excellent benefits (please note: wage is proportional to the percent of time worked)


Healthy Relationships Utah, a USU Extension initiative, seeks multiple Fatherhood Education Coordinators (FECs) around the state. As part of a 5-year federal grant, FECs will be responsible for implementing family life education programming targeted to justice-involved fathers in Utah. Programming promotes father involvement, effective co-parenting, and successful reentry. “Justice-Involved” includes, but is not limited to, fathers within the Department of Corrections, County Jails, Adult Probation and Parole, Addiction Recovery, etc.


Depending on the need and geographical service area(s), positions will either be 50%, 75%, or 100% (full-time); excellent University benefits are included with an approximate value of 45% of your annual salary (see https://hr.usu.edu/benefits/). Continued employment is contingent upon performance and on-going grant funding.


The Fatherhood Education Coordinators must have a strong desire to serve justice-involved fathers. Curriculum-based classes will be taught virtually and in-person in partnership with correctional facilities and adult probation & parole offices throughout the state.

Requirements include reliable transportation to get to partnership venues. Fatherhood Education Coordinators will not be provided an office but must have access to reliable internet and a home office or workspace to facilitate online classes. Fatherhood Education Coordinators will be expected to work independently and as a team. See https://healthyrelationshipsutah.org/


*This position will be reviewed starting 11/18/2020, and will remain open until filled.


The Fatherhood Education Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of programming associated with grant sponsored activities. A list of primary responsibilities includes, but is not limited to:

  • Teach evidence-based responsible fatherhood curricula to justice-involved fathers, virtually and in-person. 
    • "Justice-Involved" includes, but is not limited to, fathers within the Department of Corrections, County Jails, Adult Probation and Parole, Addiction Recovery, etc.
  • Recruit, retain, and manage class participants.
  • Develop, coordinate, and maintain partnerships with justice-involved organizations (i.e., jails, prisons).
  • Coordinate with county Extension faculty to support county relationship education initiatives.
  • Coordinate incentives and other programmatic supports.
  • Maintain program, financial, and performance measurement.
  • Attend and contribute to regular team meetings, trainings, and conferences.
  • Adhere to Domestic Violence prevention and performance measurement protocols.
  • Abide by the terms and conditions of the grant proposal and sponsor guidelines.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of teaching experience (i.e., presenting, training, leading groups).
  • Bachelor’s degree in family studies, social work, sociology, education, psychology, criminal justice, or related field, or equivalent combination of education plus experience.
  • Experience and passion for strengthening family relationships.
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in preparing, planning, presenting, and facilitating curricula.
  • Experience with classroom management.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint), Zoom, and email.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends.
  • Reliable transportation to travel (work mileage will be reimbursed by the grant).
  • Must be able to speak, understand and write proficiently in English.
  • Reliable internet and a home office or work space to facilitate online classes.
  • Commitment to nondiscrimination and equity in programming.
  • Position contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
  • Willing to work within correctional facilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with family-life related programming.
  • Experience with on-line, virtual teaching.
  • Experience with case management and client retention.
  • Experience collaborating with community-based, family service organizations.
  • Experience working professionally with fathers.
  • Experience as a social media influencer.
  • Experience working with jails, prisons, adult probation & parole, addiction recovery.
  • 5+ years of professional experience presenting, training and/or leading groups.
  • Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) endorsement.
  • Certified in the InsideOut Dad fatherhood program.
  • Proficient in Spanish. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skilled in the use of computers with Windows-based operating environment.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Database management skills.
  • Knowledge of office management principles and procedures.
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
  • Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures. 

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1.  Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"

2.  Contact information for 3 professional references

3.  Cover letter addressing each of the minimum and preferred qualifcations.  Also indicate preferred time commitment (50%, 75%, or 100%), the county in Utah which you would physically be based, and your preferred geographical service area (i.e., which additional counties would you be willing to serve.) To be typed/pasted at the end of the application.


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

Advertised Salary

$47,500 for full time, plus excellent benefits (please note: wage is proportional to the percent of time worked)


Employees typically work in an office environment and are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. However, in certain instances employees may work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Employees nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Department Human Development and Family Studies (http://hdfs.usu.edu) is one of 8 diverse departments and three distinguished centers in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Sciences (http://www.cehs.usu.edu ). The College is ranked in the top 2% among 1200 comparable universities. The department has 30 faculty members, over 500 undergraduate majors, and over 80 graduate students. Extension Specialists within the department and College oversee research-based programs around the state. Their relationship education programs include courses for single, dating, married, divorced, and remarried individuals. Venues include High schools, jails, community agencies, etc. See www.HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org

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 visit https://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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