Utah State University

NEXT-UP Family Peer Support Specialist "Project Coordinator I"

City Salt Lake County
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/8/2022 6:38 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


The NEXT-UP Family Peer Support Specialist Project Coordinator I will support the administration of a HRSA grant to build the peer and family support specialist workforce in Utah. The NEXT-UP Project Coordinator will provide logistical, organizational, and implementation support for the daily activities of the HRSA grant administration. Under direction from the Project Director, the Project Coordinator will update family peer support curriculum, conduct trainings, advance key relationships with community partners, provide program promotion and implementation oversight, data tracking, and reporting.


  • Support implementation of all Family Peer Support Specialist (FPSS) trainings
  • Support development of a culturally relevant online version of FPSS trainings.
  • Modify and support development of a culturally relevant and family-focused curricula in opioid harm reduction and recovery support
  • Establish memoranda of understanding with key partners
  • Work with key partners on developing apprenticeship opportunities and apprenticeship supervision protocols
  • Monitor funding provided for training and apprenticeships
  • Promote training and advanced certification programs through partner relationships, online marketing, and participation in National Recovery Day events in Tooele County
  • Promote FPSS employment opportunities through workforce development outreach
  • Work with staff and with community partners, schedule meetings, arrange travel, schedule community and faculty development activities and courses and other project related functions
  • Assists with technical writing for project activities
  • Prepare reports, financial statements and records on program status and progress for management and the sponsor agency
  • Assist with writing and editing project related reports and promotional or educational materials
  • Support the civil right mandate of Utah State University Extension
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • FPSS Certification in the State of Utah
  • Four years of experience; or an associate degree plus two years of experience; or a bachelor's degree is required in public health, education, project management, or a related field.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written skills
  • Experience in recruiting, supervising, and working with other adults
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Basic computer skills- Word, Excel and Internet
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, interpret, and integrate evaluation data
  • Access to reliable transportation to perform essential job functions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skills in social media promotion and other forms of online marketing and relationship building
  • Ability to write and speak Spanish and English fluently

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. Contact information for two professional references
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
    • Please address previous experience and capabilities in meeting the minimal and preferred qualifications

**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.

College/Department Highlights

As representatives of Utah State University Extension and primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  1. Take initiative.
  2. Maintain confidentiality.
  3. Be accountable.
  4. Behave ethically.
  5. Be honest and trustworthy.
  6. Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  7. Be inquisitive.
  8. Be detail oriented.
  9. Be self-motivated.
  10. Efficiently manage multiple tasks.
  11. Be a team player.
  12. Be committed to improving USU.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@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


*updated 04/18/2022


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