Utah State University

Regional Pathway Coordinator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/30/2022 3:50 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


The position of Regional Pathway Coordinator is to develop and implement clear pathways from technical colleges to regional universities in high-wage, high-demand, 3, 4, and 5-star jobs across the state, and to increase student uptake and support in these pathways, leading to:

  1. Efficiencies in transfer and stackability of career and technical education through to academic programs in regional universities; and
  2. Closer alignment with state and regional workforce needs.


  1. Works in partnership with internal partners in CTE and workforce, state technical colleges, school districts, Talent Ready Utah, DWS, employers and industry advisory boards to identify regional workforce needs. Develop and maintain regional industry partnerships, including public-private partnerships, to support relevant curriculum development in high-wage, high-demand fields with a focus on stackable credentials.
  2. Collaborate with Talent Ready Utah on defined state and regional workforce initiatives via USHE.
  3. Advocate for workforce solutions through relevant credit and non-credit programming, including microcredentials, and articulated pathways. This includes advocating for and promoting stackable credentials internally and between technical colleges and degree granting institutions as well as influencing future curriculum at the institution or at the state level.
  4. In collaboration with USHE, Go Utah, and affiliated tech colleges and LEAs, develops regional strategic plans to increase support, awareness and participation in articulation agreements from high school to tech colleges and universities. This includes concurrent enrollment pathways, tech college to degree granting institutions, and other secondary to postsecondary opportunities.
  5. Assemble data and reports on current regional articulated pathways, enrollment in those pathways, completions, and employment outcomes.
  6. Under the direction of the USHE, collaborates with key workforce partners across the state to identify statewide and regional workforce needs and translate those into effective pathways from high schools, tech colleges and degree granting institutions that give students multiple options and support to meaningful bachelor degrees.
  7. Supports institutions in program approval and program review processes where there is a clear link to CTE programs or technical education.
  8. In collaboration with campus leadership, develops strategies for student outreach and awareness of opportunities available through articulated and stackable programs.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of progressive leadership experience related to the summary of duties.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree and 5-7 years of progressive experience in education.



  1. Familiarity with K-12 system, Technical Education, and student pathways.
  2. Knowledge and experience with CTE (Career & Technical Education) at a K-12 or higher-education level.
  3. Knowledge of program and budget management and effective leadership principles.
  4. Knowledge of workforce and industry needs.


  1. Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  2. Professional presentation and public speaking skill.
  3. Skill in working with diverse audiences and groups of stakeholders to identify shared goals, identify obstacles, and develop appropriate solutions. Priority will be given to applicants with a demonstrated track record of establishing and maintaining successful collaborative working relationships with industry, faculty, staff, students, and the public.
  4. Superb organizational skills and ability to work in a self-directed environment.


  1. Ability to collect and analyze student data and employment trends, using data to inform strategic planning and make appropriate decisions.
  2. Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  3. Capable of direct leadership (supervising a team of direct reports) and indirect, influential leadership (uniting diverse groups to work toward common goals).
  4. Strong ability to work collaboratively with others, with exceptional ability to network between K-12, higher education, and industry sectors.
  5. Ability to be self-directed and proactive in accomplishing assignments.
  6. Commitment to making new connections between employers and education to create new and expanded college and career experiences for all students.

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 uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-5”

**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

For more information about the Office of the Provost, please see our website at http://www.usu.edu/provost/

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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