Utah State University

Latinx & Indigenous Community Outreach Coordinator - MOAB

City Moab Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/6/2021 5:58 PM)
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Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
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Quinney College of Natural Resourcs
Environment & Society
Advertised Salary
$20 an hour


This position involves working with Moab’s local Latinx and Indigenous communities to inform and engage on climate change issues. An important aspect of this work is learning what these communities need to help them adapt to climate change and improve their local environment.


General Description:
Coordinate education, research and stewardship projects and continuing education with Latinx and Indigenous volunteers. Assist in the development of educational events and public involvement that serve Latinx and Indigenous residents in Grand and San Juan Counties and engage them as volunteer educators.


This is a 15 to 20 hour per week position, from January 3, 2022-August 31, 2022, with a possibility for an additional year and growth in the position. The position is housed with USU Moab and will primarily entail working from home. Weekends and weeknight work will occasionally be required. Transportation will occasionally be required, and travel reimbursement is provided.


  • Support and encourage community service volunteers. Grow a young Climate Stewards program into something solidly rooted in USU Extension and retain volunteer involvement.
  • Engage with the Latinx and Indigenous community to learn about needs regarding climate change through interviews and focus groups.
  • Plan and implement volunteer training involving numerous guest presenters as well as shorter continuing education and advanced training sessions.
  • Provide support in the design, production, and distribution of Spanish and/or Navajo language program outreach and communication materials, including website content, Facebook posts, text campaigns, flyers, signs, and/or paid advertising.
  • Conduct evaluation of education and volunteer project outcomes.
  • Work independently and make decisions based on prior experiences.
  • Develop new project ideas and partners.
  • Other duties as determined by the Supervisor.


The ideal applicant will be interested in environmental issues and in engaging Latinx and Indigenous community members, so they can inform and benefit from the extensive resources and information available about natural resource protection and environmental opportunities. The applicant will be a people person who loves working with others, reaching out to new people and is interested in building a young initiative into a vibrant, long-term program. This person will enjoy a fast pace, deadline driven, family oriented work-place that is all about connecting community to knowledge and resources, so they can do public good AND benefit our environment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience coordinating volunteers or students in any type of setting.
  • Concrete examples of community-based events planned and/or implemented.
  • Interest in learning about or knowledge of Colorado Plateau natural resource issues, especially climate change issues.
  • Fluency in social media particularly for the Latinx and/or Indigenous community.
  • Able to multi-task well.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Zoom.
  • Confident communicator in both the spoken and written word, in English and Spanish.
  • Familiar with Latinx and Indigenous organizations, community members and/or businesses in Grand and San Juan Counties, Utah.

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 typed/pasted at the end of your application


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

Advertised Salary

$20 an hour


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. 

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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