Utah State University

County Outreach Liaison - Salt Lake County

City Salt Lake County
Posted Date 4 months ago(1/24/2023 3:00 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
4 hours a week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
$20.00 - $25.00 per hour
Telework Eligible


Utah State University Extension is seeking multiple outgoing and positive individuals to serve as Community Liaisons responsible for supporting programming and community engagement efforts as part of a federally funded substance misuse prevention project in Salt Lake, Box Elder, Carbon, and Emery Counties. The primary role of these positions is to facilitate project involvement of population subgroups within their respective counties, which may include people in rural areas, Hispanic and Latino/a/e people, Native American or tribal people, Pacific Islanders, and/or youth and families from refugee populations. Community Liaisons will work to promote educational workshops, in-person and virtual programs, and other project services while identifying and reducing participation barriers such as language and transportation for underserved subgroups.


We encourage applicants who are from, or have connections to, one of the population subgroups mentioned above to apply. The number of hours worked each week and work schedule will vary based on project phase and applicant availability but is estimated to average to around four hours per week across the year. Some evening and weekend work will be necessary, and applicants must have their own transportation. This is a non-benefited position.


  • Represent the project and engage in community outreach in the designated project county by attending community events, meeting with stakeholders, and conducting other networking activities, especially with minority and traditionally underserved population subgroups (i.e., targeted subgroups).
  • Help the project team tailor marketing materials to be culturally appropriate and relevant to targeted community subgroups.
  • Promote youth and family workshops, youth and family programs, and other project services to the broader community and the targeted population subgroups.
  • Assist with planning, organizing, and implementing youth and family workshops and other educational events in designated project county.
  • Build partnerships with law enforcement, recovery community, schools, juvenile justice systems, and other relevant partners in designated project county.
  • Identify participation barriers experienced by targeted subgroups and work with project team to offer resources that mitigate access issues and encourage participation.
  • Communicate regularly with county project coordinator.
  • Attend monthly project team meetings virtually or in-person.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting community outreach and developing and maintaining community partnerships.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, which may include work with individuals from different racial groups, ethnic groups, cultural groups, gender identities, sexual orientations, and ideologies.
  • Knowledge of minority or traditionally underserved populations in designated county.
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, local resources and services available in the community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience planning educational events and activities.
  • Experience developing or assisting with the creation of marketing materials.
  • Experience working with rural populations, Hispanic and Latino/a/e people, Native American or tribal people, Pacific Islanders, and/or youth and families from refugee populations.
  • Connections with at least one minority or traditionally underserved population in designated county.
  • Fluency in a language other than English.

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 Info for a Professional Reference
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

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

Advertised Salary

$20.00 - $25.00 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.

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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