Utah State University

Program Coordinator I

City Sevier County
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/1/2023 6:39 PM)
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
Youth Programs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The primary responsibility of the Youth Program Coordinator is to provide leadership to the Extension Youth Program efforts in three areas: Sevier County 4-H team management, adult and youth volunteer development (recruitment, orientation, training and support), and seeking donations (financial and in kind). Extension’s signature youth program is the 4-H Club, additional programs include but are not limited to: educator training, school enrichment, camps, and teen leadership. This position will work closely with teen and adult volunteers/mentors, provide volunteer training, and oversight, and build the overall capacity to meet community needs and statewide priorities. This is a full-time position with full benefits in Richfield, UT. USU Extension Youth Programs focus on the areas of: STEM, Agriculture, Healthy Living, Civic Engagement and Communicative/Expressive Arts.


  • Provide leadership for the 4-H Youth Development Team in Sevier County, by holding staff meetings, oversee marketing plan/communication, and be in direct contact with the Sevier County Extension Office and County Director.

  • Advance the 4-H program in the county by recruiting and training youth and volunteers to organize and join 4-H Clubs. Provide support and guidance to existing and new volunteers and 4-H clubs.

  • Be an active member of the USU Youth Programs Team, working with program leader, which includes participating in meetings, serving on working groups, and assisting at regional and state events.

  • Promote Regional and State 4-H programs. This may include marketing, registering, and supporting volunteers in facilitating opportunities.

  • Manage 4-H related budgets, allocating responsibility to 4-H team members as appropriate.

  • This position will focus on the implementation of the Utah 4-H iSEE program (STEM) in fifth grade classes throughout Sevier County.

  • Coordinate the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Awards and Recognition efforts for the county.

  • Coordinate the 4-H section of the Sevier County Fair.

  • Support a variety of Extension outreach activities that may include school enrichment activities such as Farm Field Day, Career Days etc., educator trainings, camps and teen leadership programs, day camps etc.

  • Respond to requests, office visits, telephone calls, emails, and other correspondence promptly and professionally.

  • Support the efforts of the 4-H Teen Leadership Program and Horse and Livestock Program staff in Sevier County.

  • Seek external donations to support the USU Extension Youth Programs.

  • Support the Civil Rights mandate of Utah State University Extension and implement innovative approaches to reach diverse audiences.

  • Assist with other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Development, Agriculture, Youth Development, or other related field OR four years related experience.

  • Experience with recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers.

  • Ability to provide leadership to coworkers and provide guidance with different programs.

  • Ability to teach, manage and engage an audience (youth and adult).

  • Ability to market USU Extension youth program events and opportunities.

  • Ability to effectively utilize social media to raise awareness of opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Employment with 4-H or other youth serving organizations.
  • Experience managing other employees.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Experience with youth and adult education.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.
  • Experience working with low income, diverse, and under-served audiences.
  • Knowledge of the Land Grant University system.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Strong computer and technology skills – Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to pleasantly interact with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.

  • Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility, occasional statewide, consistent with university policy.

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. 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.

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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