Utah State University

Program Assistant II

City Price Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/20/2021 12:17 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
30 Hours per week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Aviation & Technical Education
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Aviation and Technical Education at Utah State University Eastern offers a non-exempt, benefitted, ¾ time position -- 1,040 hours over 8 months. Pay is $22,080 for the 8-month period. Utah State University provides excellent retirement, medical, dental, life insurance, and long and short-term disability program as part of it's hire. Funding is available only until June 30th, 2022. The hiring term in 8 months beginning about November 2021 and ending on June 30, 2022.


Utah State University offers a Community Health Worker (CHW) Program Assistant position as part of USU’s mission to make its academic programs accessible throughout the state. The position will be located at the USU Eastern Campus (Carbon County). The position will support Health Professions programs and students in the communities and the surrounding areas.

The Community Health Worker (CHW) Program Assistant supports the Blanding Community Health Worker Program Coordinator, located in San Juan County, in initiating the CHW Core Skills Training in Southeast Utah, in collaboration with industry partners including the Utah Department of Health and healthcare providers in the regions.


The CHW Program Assistant is supervised by the USU Health Professions Director, Michele Lyman. The CHW Program Assistant will work with the CHW Coordinator to implement the CHW program in southeast Utah. The Community Health Worker training complements existing health professions programs at USU Moab, Eastern, and Blanding campuses providing traditional clinical prevention training through use of evidence-based services. The CHW Program Assistant provides training to community members in the implementation of innovative clinical prevention strategies outside of the clinical setting, offering interventions that will reach whole populations -- not only those with access to the traditional healthcare system.


The Program Assistant II position will work with USU and community entities within the Southeast service area to attract and retain students in the community health worker certification. The Program Assistant II will identify the important roles community health workers execute within the clinic setting, schools, local health departments and with major employers in the region. The Program Assistant II serves as a mentor to trainees within the Community Health Worker Core Skills Certification training, assisting them to navigate the online curriculum, proving guidance in structuring public health focused final projects and providing peer support. 


Assist in the implementation of the Peer/Family Support Specialist in cooperation with USU Extension's $2.3M grant.


The final graduation ceremony will be planned by the Program Assistant. The position will interface with the USU Eastern CTE Coordinator, AVP for CTE in Southeast Campuses, AVP of USU Eastern, USU Director of Health Professions, and AVTE CTE Department Head to strategically plan program sustainability.


  • Serve as a training mentor to students entering the Community Health Worker Certificate program.
  • Plan and host the end of training completion events with each CHW cohort.
  • Engage in state-wide CHW coalition meetings and workgroups at the direction of the CHW Program Coordinator.
  • Write, edit, and coordinate the development of promotional materials, educational materials, and training manuals, with the CHW Program Coordinator and USU Director of Health Professions.
  • CHW course shell in cooperation with extension course development.
  • Manage CHW Certificate Program equipment inventory.
  • Develop strategies for recruitment into the Community Health Worker training program, assisting potential students through application and registration, and processing and managing applications for the program.
  • Coordinate with healthcare and social services industry stakeholders and workforce development stakeholders through workgroup meetings and follow ups, conferences, outreach, and involvement.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of work experience as a community health worker or health educator; or an associate degree/technical training; or an equivalent combination or education and experience is required.  
  • Field specific knowledge in community health. 
  • Ability to coordinate and organize meeting and/or special events. 
  • Records maintenance skills.

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


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.

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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