Utah State University

Family Life Educator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/12/2022 5:35 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Teaching (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
5 - 10 hours per week
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Human Development & Family Studies
Advertised Salary
$24.00 per hour
Telework Eligible


As part of a 5-year federal grant, we are hiring a Fatherhood Education Coordinator (FEC) to serve the Duchesne/Uintah counties and surrounding areas in-person, as well as virtually throughout the state. The Fatherhood Education Coordinator will be responsible for implementing family life education programming targeted to justice-involved fathers. Programming promotes father involvement, effective co-parenting, and successful reentry. “Justice-Involved” includes, but is not limited to, fathers within the Department of Corrections, County Jails, Adult Probation and Parole, Addiction Recovery, etc. This position will be a wage-hourly, non-benefited position. Continued employment is contingent upon on-going grant funding. The Fatherhood Education Coordinators must have a strong desire to strengthen the roles of justice-involved fathers. Curriculum-based courses will be taught virtually and in-person in partnership with correctional facilities and adult probation & parole offices in the listed geographical area and throughout the state. Requirements include reliable transportation to get to partnership venues and a quiet home/workspace from which to facilitate online classes. Fatherhood Education Coordinators will be expected to work independently, remotely, and as a team.


The Fatherhood Education Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of programming associated with grant sponsored activities. A list of primary responsibilities includes, but is not limited to:

  • Teach evidence-based responsible fatherhood curriculum to justice-involved fathers, virtually and in-person. “Justice-Involved” includes, but is not limited to, fathers within the Department of Corrections, County Jails, Adult Probation and Parole, Addiction Recovery, etc.
  • Recruit, retain, and manage class participants.
  • Develop, coordinate, and maintain partnerships with justice-involved organizations (i.e., jails, prisons).
  • Coordinate with county Extension faculty to support county relationship education initiatives.
  • Coordinate incentives and other programmatic supports.
  • Maintain program, financial, and performance measurement
  • Attend and contribute to regular team meetings, trainings, and conferences.
  • Adhere to Domestic Violence prevention and performance measurement protocols.
  • Abide by the terms and conditions of the grant proposal and sponsor guidelines.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in family studies, social work, sociology, education, psychology, criminal justice, or related field plus one year of teaching experience presenting, training, and/or leading groups, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience and passion for strengthening family relationships.
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in preparing, planning, presenting, and facilitating curriculum.
  • Experience with classroom management.
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint), Zoom, and email.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends.
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license to travel (work mileage will be reimbursed by the grant).
  • Commitment to nondiscrimination and equity in programming. Must pass a background check and work within correctional facilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with family-life related programming
  • Experience with on-line, virtual teaching
  • Experience with case management and client retention
  • Experience collaborating with community-based, family service organizations
  • Experience working professionally with fathers
  • Experience as a social media influencer
  • Experience working with jails, prisons, adult probation & parole, addiction recovery
  • 5+ years of professional experience presenting, training and/or leading groups
  • Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) endorsement
  • Certified in the InsideOut Dad Fatherhood program
  • Proficient in Spanish

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Skilled in the use of computers with Windows-based operating environment.
  2. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  3. Records maintenance skills.
  4. Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  5. Database management skills.
  6. Knowledge of office management principles and procedures.
  7. Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
  8. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  9. Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
  10. Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
  11. Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  12. Field specific knowledge, skills, and abilities as described in recruitment notice.

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. Contact information for 3 professional references
  3. Cover letter addressing each of the minimum and any preferred qualifications that apply.  Cover letter should also indicate the county in which you would physically be based.  Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$24.00 per hour


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

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.


The Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development (http://usu.edu/fchd) is one of 8 diverse departments and three distinguished centers in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Sciences (http://www.cehs.usu.edu). The College is ranked in the top 2% among 1200 comparable universities. The department has 30 faculty members, over 500 undergraduate majors, and over 80 graduate students. Extension Specialists within the department and College oversee research-based programs around the state. Their relationship education programs include courses for single, dating, married, divorced, and remarried individuals. Venues include High schools, jails, community agencies, etc. See www.HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org

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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