Utah State University

Program Coordinator I

City Davis County
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/1/2021 12:24 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-4242
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT
Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
Extension
Department
Youth Programs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview

This position will provide leadership and programming for the youth outreach components of the USU Botanical Center in Kaysville, UT. The Program Coordinator will plan and facilitate onsite field trips for the “Wings and Water” program, the Utah informal science education enhancement (iSEE) presentations in Davis County schools, and other youth outreach efforts for the Botanical Center including coordination of the overall 4-H Summer Camp program.


These programs will align with Utah education standards and be delivered using experiential learning. This position will work closely with Extension faculty and Coordinators in Davis County and other parts of the state.  The position is located at the USU Botanical Center in Kaysville, UT.  It is a 100% benefited position with 40 hours/week and will report to Extension Youth Programs STEM Faculty Member who manages the iSEE grant program for Utah State University.  The position is contingent upon funds, need, and performance.

Responsibilities

  • Advance the Extension Youth Programs efforts to provide quality, research-based field trips and other opportunities to youth and educators through STEM education using experiential learning.
  • Plan, schedule and facilitate outreach visits and onsite field trips for schools.
  • Maintain accurate records of which schools have participated in outreach programs.
  • Be part of a collaborative team to design and implement STEM outreach programs and teacher professional development.
  • Recruit, train, organize, assist and recognize volunteers to build and strengthen outreach programs.
  • Coordinate the overall summer camp program for Davis County Extension Youth Programs.
  • Attend staff meetings; provide updates about program developments and events to various Extension teams.
  • Respond to requests, office visits, telephone calls, emails and other correspondence promptly and professionally.
  • Plan, schedule and facilitate a robust, fee-based summer camp program for the USU Botanical Center.
  • Create and distribute promotional materials in the form of flyers, e-newsletters, webpage content, social media messaging, and more.
  • Keep equipment and materials clean, organized, and in good working condition.
  • Assist with program assessment.
  • Support the Civil Rights mandate of Utah State University Extension and implement innovative approaches to reach diverse audiences.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree plus two years of related work experience; or a bachelor’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to teach, manage and engage an audience (youth and/or adult)
  • Strong computer and technology skills - Microsoft Office, Google docs, social media, etc.
  • Flexibility and adaptability responding to conditions (e.g. weather, COVID)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to pleasantly interact with a wide variety of individuals
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Ability to travel throughout an area of responsibility consistent with university policy
  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills
  • Job offer contingent upon the successful completion of a background check

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies/Natural Resources, Youth Development, Agriculture, Education or other related field OR 4 years related experience
  • Working with 4-H or youth experience
  • Experience with environmental education outreach
  • Program development, grant writing, and/or delivery of programs
  • Skills with youth and adult education
  • Experience with recruiting, supervising and working with volunteers
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish
  • Experience working with low income and under-served audiences
  • Knowledge of the Land Grant University system
  • First Aid Certification
  • Watershed Science related experience

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

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

 

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

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. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 30 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 27,700 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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