Utah State University

Program Coordinator I

City St. George
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/28/2022 1:41 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-5430
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-St. George
Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
College
Extension
Department
Youth Programs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview

The primary responsibility of the Youth Program Coordinator is to support the Extension Youth Program efforts in three areas: (1) volunteer recruitment and training, (2) youth participant recruitment/retention, and (3) seeking donations (financial and in kind). Extension’s signature youth program is the 4-H club, additional programs include but are not limited to: educator training, school enrichment, camps, and teen leadership. This position will work closely with teen and adult volunteers/mentors, provide volunteer training, and oversight, and build the overall capacity to meet community needs and statewide priorities. This is a full-time position with full benefits in Washington County, UT. USU Extension Youth Programs focus on the areas of: STEM, agriculture, healthy living, civic engagement and communicative/expressive arts.

Responsibilities

  • Advance the 4-H program in the county by recruiting and training youth and volunteers to organize and join 4-H clubs. Provide support and guidance to existing and new volunteers and 4-H clubs.
  • Promote Regional and State 4-H programs. This may include marketing, registering, and supporting volunteers in facilitating opportunities.
  • Coordinate the 4-H youth and volunteer awards and recognition efforts for the county.
  • Support a variety of Extension outreach activities that may include school enrichment activities such as Farm Field Day, Career Days etc., educator trainings, camps and teen leadership programs, day camps etc.
  • 20 % of this position will focus on the implementation of the Utah 4-H iSEE program (STEM) in fifth grade classes throughout Washington County.
  • Respond to requests, office visits, telephone calls, emails, and other correspondence promptly and professionally.
  • Organize and support the 4-H Teen Council or similar 4-H teen leadership program.
  • Seek external donations to support the USU Extension Youth Programs.
  • Be an active member of the USU Youth Programs Team, which includes participating in meetings, serving on working groups, and assisting at regional and state events.
  • 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.
  • 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 adult).
  • Strong computer and technology skills – Microsoft Office and Google Drive.
  • Ability to market USU Extension youth program events and opportunities.
  • Ability to effectively utilize social media to raise awareness of opportunities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to pleasantly interact with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility, occasional statewide, consistent with university policy.
  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Job offers contingent upon the successful completion of a background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Employment with 4-H or other youth serving organizations.
  • Experience with youth and adult education.
  • Experience with recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.
  • Experience working with low income, diverse, and under-served audiences.
  • Knowledge of the Land Grant University system.

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

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.

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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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 08/2022

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