Utah State University

County Outreach Liaison - Salt Lake County

City Salt Lake County
Posted Date 1 year 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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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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

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

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