Utah State University

Program Coordinator I - Mental Health Community Outreach Coordinator

City San Juan County
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/20/2023 5:18 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT | US-UT-Blanding
Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100 %
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
Commensurate on Experience and Education
Telework Eligible


USU Blanding is seeking applicants for a Mental Health Community Outreach Coordinator (Program Coordinator I) position. Incumbents will work in coordination with the Mental Health Counselor supporting individuals as they develop positive community connections as part of their recovery process. The Mental Health Community Outreach Coordinator will identify resources, build partnerships, and provide support within the community to ensure that each student has access to the mental health services they need.


  • Work collaboratively with local organizations providing resources, outreach, and education on mental health.
  • Work collaboratively with the NASNTI Tribal Liaison on community outreach and mental health education.
  • Build relationships with local community partners to assist in the management and execution of collaborative mental health projects.
  • Assist students in applying for services and benefits.
  • Support and coordinate efforts with school mental health and advising departments and services.
  • Maintain and monitor a database of community partners, mental health service providers, community-based outreach, and engagement activities.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and follow up on needed mental health student services.
  • Maintain professional and effective relationships with students, faculty, administration, and staff.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, public health, or related field.
  • Proven ability to communicate verbally and in writing effectively, maintain confidentiality, and work independently under general supervision.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with students, family members, school staff, and relevant community organizations.
  • Must have the ability to identify community resources and services for students and coordinate the provision of services.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of college student behavior and knowledge regarding chemical dependency, mental health, juvenile justice, and other significant youth issues and needs.
  • Two (2) years of qualifying experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indian communities, regional tribal history, politics, and Native American/Alaska Native culture.
  • Experience working with minority groups, especially Native American and low-income students. Conversant in Navajo Language preferred but not required.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume (to be uploaded during the application process)
  2. Cover Letter (to be typed completed during the application process)

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate on Experience and Education


Employees typically work in an office environment and are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. However, in certain instances employees may work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Employees could be exposed to hazardous chemicals.  Employees nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).  Bending and stooping is occasionally required. Employees nearly continuously listen, hear, and talk.

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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