Utah State University

Program Coordinator I

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 4 months ago(12/2/2022 11:30 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Technology Design & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The CTE & Workforce Skill Training Coordinator & Outreach (Program Coordinator I) works directly with the SPARC Director & CTE Director to create an outreach plan to impact the programs under the program requirements: Trucking & Heavy Equipment, Industry Certification and Workforce Skills Training, Custom Fit, and Short Term Intensive Training (STIT) in San Juan County, Grand County, and the Four Corners Region. This position is budgeted for one year, but may be longer contingent upon funding.


The CTE Workforce Development Outreach Coordinator supports the SPARC improvements and increased enrollment in Trucking & Heavy Equipment, Industry Certification & Workforce Skills Training, SPARC Community Job Board, and Awareness of funding options. Supervise interns as needed. This position will provide outreach, grant writing, data tracking, and reporting to support the SPARC & CTE Directors.

This position will:

  • Work with the Director to complete required consulting hours each quarter in the following areas.
    • Planning and Execute outreach plan
    • Technical Assistance
    • Program Financial Analysis and Tracking
    • Branding & Marketing of the program
    • Document tracking for grant reporting
    • Student enrollment for Industry Alignment Partnership and work with CTE Advisor for credit-seeking students
  • CRM Management Digitize all related materials as needed 
    • Utilize the CRM and tracking systems to Digitize Outreach Notes, Track Hours, and Track training attendance
  • Student Funding
    • Learn different student funding options that are available
  • Industry Certification and Workforce Skills Training 
    • Work with Industry Certification & Workforce Skills Coordinator to ensure all students are properly enrolled
    • All fees have been transferred or paid in full before starting classes
    • Ensure all paperwork is tracked and digitized for grant reporting
  • Community Outreach
    • Work with the Director to create a plan for community outreach throughout the entire region.
    • Data collection to inform the development of programs effectiveness
    • Communicate resources, training, and consulting with business owners on Industry partnerships that would help build their CDL workforce.
    • Build an ongoing relationship with business owners to build trust in programming and consulting
    • Build an ongoing relationship with student funding agencies to build trust in programming

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with the campus community or departments to execute the position's responsibilities.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Grant writing for federal, state, and private grants that correlate with our area, needs, and partnerships.
  • Attend Advisory Committee meetings to gather ongoing information about the region that could affect SPARC, businesses, and the workforce in the area. 
  • Turn in quarterly reports to the SPARC Director by the 15th of the month following quarter-end, on or before the due date to ensure SPARC programming reports.
  • Train and supervise interns and part-time staff supporting grant programs.  
  • Assist with direct support to the Training Room as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An associate degree plus two years of related work experience, a bachelor's degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.
  • Attention to detail, deadlines, and ability to complete projects start-to-finish.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clerical/Secretarial: Basic
    • Type 35 wpm (preferred but not required)
  • Skilled at records maintenance.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Experience in customer service or certification (preferred but not required)
  • Ability to solve problems and recognize patterns
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Best Practices for Business Operations

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume /CV - 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


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

SPARC's purpose is to expand San Juan County's economic base by increasing the resilience of struggling small businesses and emerging businesses, job creation, and developing skills to have an employed workforce. The coronavirus pandemic has launched a new era of online commerce, education opportunities, and remote work. We work with individuals, startups, small business owners by leverages existing resources, advocating for local businesses, and developing need training and certification programs.


College/Department Highlights:

The department of Aviation and Technical Education (AVTE) provides instruction to students seeking a certificate, or an associate or baccalaureate degree. These innovative degree programs allow students to gain expertise in the fields of business, cosmetology, machinery, and technology.  AVTE certificates and degrees are available in LoganBrigham CityPriceBlanding, and Moab. Students are encouraged to enhance their education through hands-on application using specialized classrooms and laboratories throughout the state. Additionally, various industries and communities are served by career and technical (vocational) certifications offered through the Workforce Education division.


Blanding Campus Highlights:

This position is based at USU Blanding, which is a rapidly developing location in the Utah State University Statewide network of campuses. Without leaving Blanding, students can obtain a large number of certificates, endorsements, and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Courses are delivered using a variety of formats including face-to-face instruction and a number of distance education technologies (e.g., online and interactive video conferencing). Utah State University has worked closely with Blanding leaders and federal agency partners to create a future vision of post-secondary education in San Juan County. USU Blanding is located in Utah's Canyon Country in the southeastern corner of the state. Blanding City and the surrounding area provides a beautiful backdrop for a stellar education. Residents and visitors have the opportunity to experience beautiful scenery and varied outdoor activities from site-seeing and museums to climbing, hiking, and ATV trail-riding.


For more information about USU Blanding, please visit: http://Blanding.usu.edu/

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 employs 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 Matthew Pinner, 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 11/2022


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