Utah State University

Program Coordinator II

City Salt Lake County
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/10/2023 11:02 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT | US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
School of Teacher Educ & Leadership
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefit package
Telework Eligible


Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) is a seven-year federally funded grant working with middle and high school students to increase enrollment and success in higher education. Utah State University is looking to hire a Coordinator (Program Coordinator II) to support college freshman as they transition from high school to college. This is a full time, one-year positions with the opportunity to be extended for future years contingent on funding, and will be dependent on a successful background check.


The Year 7 Coordinator will act as a mentor for USU STARS! GEAR UP college freshman, regularly meeting with students to discuss college going strategies, help with class and major selection, answer questions about financial aid and scholarships, and assist with the transition from high school to college. The Coordinator will work to create connections within the universities in their region, offering workshops, student events, educational opportunities and connecting students to the resources necessary for them to succeed in higher education. In addition to working with college students, the Year 7 Coordinator will work with partner high schools to prepare students for higher education, including providing career and college exploration advising, assisting with scholarships and FAFSA, facilitating campus visits, and building a presence as a familiar face at the schools.


Northern Utah Position - This position will be housed at Logan’s Utah State University campus and will be responsible for supporting students at all USU campuses and centers. Additionally, this position will virtually support any GEAR UP student who attends a University outside of Utah, and Logan High School seniors.


This Northern Utah Year 7 Coordinator will work closely with the Southern Utah Year 7 coordinator and our USU STARS! Program Coordinator and Director on programmatic planning to meet GEAR UP goals and objectives. Travel will be required to meet with students at each of the campuses and be available for workshops and help with campus events.


  • Meet with GEAR UP college students and high school seniors face-to-face to discuss updated GEAR UP information, personal and academic well-being at school.  
  • Email, text and/or call students to provide additional insightful information in helping them succeed at their given college/University.   
  • Collaborate with college/universities to provide activities and resources for incoming freshman and build and maintain a positive relationship with relevant university departments.
  • Develop and facilitate events and workshops for GEAR UP students teaching SEL and life skills that will help the students succeed.
  • Keep records on each student and upload to our database in a timely fashion, regularly pull reports to evaluate programmatic successes.
  • Maintain relationship with USU STARS! main office and other Year 7 Coordinators to share success and lessons learned and collaborate on events, curriculum development, and strategies to meet GEAR UP goals.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling, or closely related field plus two years of related experience; OR an equivalent combination or education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, or closely related field
  • Experience with high school or college freshman students
  • Experience with data entry and analysis
  • Experience with college Financial Aid and student services administration
  • Proficiency in event planning and facilitation
  • Experience with GEAR UP or similar federal grants/student service programs

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of computers and database/spreadsheet/word processing software.
  • Excellent organizational skills allowing to manage multiple meetings, plan and facilitate workshops and events.
  • Ability to prioritize own work, take initiative and multi-task, taking ownership of a project with little oversight.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty, staff, and/or the public in a professional team environment. Ability to demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.
  • Ability to gather, input, and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of creativity, decision making, problem solving, and discretion as work is varied and may be undefined.
  • Project specific knowledge, skills, and abilities as described in recruitment notices.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted into at text box at the end of the application

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefit package


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.

College/Department Highlights

Department Highlights

The School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) has an established tradition of land-grant outreach, delivering quality teacher education to preservice and inservice teachers and school leaders. TEAL offers an array of baccalaureate and graduate degrees, including a distance-delivered doctorate, within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. TEAL provides outreach programs within the University's Statewide Campuses system.


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #26 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. We are ranked 6th in the nation in total research dollars. Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different 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. 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 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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


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