Utah State University

Youth Programs Assistant

City Park City
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/22/2021 6:16 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT-Park City
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
20-29 Hours per Week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Swaner EcoCenter
Advertised Salary
Starting at $13/hour, commensurate with experience


The Youth Programs Assistant will help with the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter’s youth education programs, including those detailed below. This person will focus on providing high quality, meaningful environmental education and STEM programs to youth ranging from toddlers to high school students. Each youth education program at the Swaner Preserve strives to spark curiosity about the natural world and foster a lifelong love of nature.


The Youth Programs Assistant must be personable, creative, flexible, team-oriented, and highly organized. They should have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and enjoy working with youth. A positive attitude is a must, as well as a willingness to work in an outdoor setting in variable weather conditions. This position requires some evening and weekend work, and reports to the Education Director at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter.


  • Take leadership in planning and facilitating the Wild Explorers Afterschool program for youth in Kindergarten through 5th grade, with oversight from Education Director
  • Work collaboratively with Education team in planning and facilitating school break camps and summer camp programs
  • Co-facilitate school outreach and field trips for students in pre-K through 12th grade
  • Assist with other youth education programs as needed, including special exhibit openings, member events, Little Naturalist, EcoClub, etc.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with community members and organizations


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in a related field or equivalency (2 years related work may be substituted for 1 year education) required. At least 1 year of experience working with youth in a formal, nonformal, or informal education setting.
  • Passion for the environment, the outdoors, and/or science education
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Ability to work independently
  • Team player who excels at building strong relationships with coworkers, program participants, and community members
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • CPR/First Aid certification (or ability to obtain within 30 days of start)
  • Valid driver’s license and compliance with USU driving policy
  • Job offer contingent upon the successful completion of a background check 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as early education, environmental science, biology, or similar.
  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • Experience with:
    • Program development
    • Curriculum development and implementation
    • Program evaluation

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

Starting at $13/hour, commensurate with experience


The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).

Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

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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