Utah State University

Health & Wellness Prevention Coordinator

City Grand County
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/28/2023 5:50 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
10 hours per week
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
$20.00 per hour
Telework Eligible


The Health & Wellness Prevention Coordinator is a 12-month position (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024) assisting in the coordination and implementation of Be Epic, Escape the Vape programming with USU Extension and HEART Faculty in Grand County. The position is renewable for 3 years (through June 30, 2026) contingent on performance and funding.

This position allows for some remote work (e.g., work from home), in addition to in-person events with youth, teachers, and parents. The Health & Wellness Prevention Coordinators will support the administration of a local grant to help prevent youth vaping/e-cigarette use in Moab/Grand County. The prevention coordinators will provide logistical, organizational, and implementation support for the daily activities of the grant administration, including activity planning, training, implementation of events/activities, budgeting, and data reporting. Under direction from the Project Director, the prevention coordinators will develop a parent prevention training/curriculum, advance key relationships with community partners, collaborate to support local events and prevention activities, provide program promotion and implementation of teacher and youth training/activities, data tracking, and reporting. Learn more about the Be Epic, Escape the Vape program at USU Extension at extension.usu.edu/be-epic/


  • Support and provide implementation of a vape/e-cigarette prevention trainings for youth, parents, and teachers.
  • Plan, organize, present, promote, and supervise special events or outreach activities (e.g., education events, teacher trainings, youth trainings, etc.).
  • Modify and support development of prevention events.
  • Establish working relationship with key partners, schools, and prevention coalitions.
  • Monitor local budget provided for trainings and other grant activities.
  • Promote trainings and events through social media and other marketing tools.
  • Create vape prevention social media content.
  • Work with staff and with community partners, schedule meetings, arrange travel, schedule community and teacher development activities and programs for youth and other project related functions.
  • Assists with technical writing for project activities.
  • Prepare reports, financial statements and records on program status and progress for management and the sponsor agency.
  • Assist with data entry and analysis.
  • Assist with writing and editing project related reports and promotional or educational materials.
  • Engage in evidence-based prevention trainings, professional development, and other opportunities as available.
  • Support the civil right mandate of Utah State University Extension.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifcaionts

  • Two years of experience; or an associate degree; or a current bachelor's degree student in social work, psychology, public health, education, project management, or a related field
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written skills
  • Experience in recruiting, supervising, and working with youth
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Basic computer skills- Word, Excel and Internet
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, interpret, and integrate evaluation data
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to lead group planning, discussions, and public presentations
  • Understand public health initiatives, regulations, trends and emerging issues
  • Ability to set, track, and accomplish realistic goals within a strict timeline
  • Punctual; attend all required programs, meetings, and events
  • Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check
  • Flexible schedule: some weekend and evening work is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership and program implementation experience in a health-related field
  • Experience navigating grant or governmental program implementation, finances, and reporting
  • Skills in social media promotion and other forms of online marketing and relationship building
  • Background and skill in data use and/or collection
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Public Health, Health Education and Promotion, Psychology, Social Work or a related field

As representatives of Utah State University Extension and primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Take initiative
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Be accountable
  • Behave ethically
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic
  • Be inquisitive
  • Be detail-oriented
  • Be self-motivated
  • Efficiently manage multiple tasks
  • Be a team player
  • Be committed to improving USU

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

$20.00 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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