Utah State University

TROI Resource Center Community Engagement VISTA

City USU Extension - Roosevelt Office
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/9/2021 6:00 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-4161
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Roosevelt
Category (Portal Searching)
Other
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Full-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
College
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Department
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
VISTA stipend $1050 per 30 day month

Overview

The Tribal & Rural Opioid Initiative (TROI) Resource Center works to promote health and wellness in tribal and rural communities throughout Utah. Through utilizing the Extension model and cross-sector partnerships, our office is bridging the gap between public health and the broader community. Our vision is to create a healthier Utah by empowering local communities to develop innovative solutions to their most urgent public health concerns. We use the community-based participatory research model in our projects to ensure that solutions meet local needs. Our projects, such as the Tribal & Rural Opioid Initiative, the Master Health Volunteer Program, and the Well Connected Communities initiative have increased local community engagement in health and wellness issues and have expanded local capacity to meet significant health needs.


We are looking for an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) in order to expand our impact in tribal and rural communities in Utah. This year-long position involves volunteer management, community education development, and research.

 

Applicant information. https://americorps.gov/about

Responsibilities

  • Develop new community partnerships and sustainable coalition strategies.
  • Recruit volunteers for local health and wellness projects.
  • Manage volunteers as they complete health and wellness training and volunteer projects.
  • Assist with tribal needs assessment processes.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • Some college experience
  • General office skills
  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Public speaking
  • Relationship-building
  • Cross-cultural collaboration

Prefer successful applicant to have volunteer, leadership, or management 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

 

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

Advertised Salary

VISTA stipend $1050 per 30 day month

ADA

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.

College/Department Highlights

AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture.

 

By bringing people together to serve communities, AmeriCorps is making service to others an indispensable part of the American experience. We offer individuals and organizations flexible ways to make a local impact through our programs: State and National, VISTA, NCCC, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, RSVP, and Volunteer Generation Fund, along with initiatives including September 11 and MLK Day of Service.

 

Our purpose is to bring out the best of America.

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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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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