Utah State University

Empowering Financial Wellness Program Coordinator II

City Washington County
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/17/2023 12:35 PM)
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Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
Minimum $52,000 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Program Coordinator Position. The primary duty of the Empowering Financial Wellness (EFW) Program Coordinator II - position is to work with faculty principal investigators and the Project Coordinator to provide day-to-day community outreach and education activities (webinars, train-the-trainer events, online courses, etc.) across Utah. EFW Program Coordinator responsibilities will also include recruiting, teaching, creating resources, social media outreach education, etc. This position is budgeted for 3 years, but may be longer contingent upon funding. Applicants must submit to a background check.


This position will coordinate the day-to-day operational activities of the program education. This program will target women and low-income adults in rural and urban areas of Utah. The EFW unit will reach 12,000 participants (over 3 years) for the targeted clientele. Coordinated community outreach and education events will be in the form of webinars, workshops, train-the-trainer sessions, and online course education. Applicants should be able to work well in a team. Evening and weekend work will be necessary. This position will also provide 1-on-1 coaching and mentorship to unit employees via quarterly face-to-face trainings, weekly webinars, and phone calls.


This person will coordinate with community partners to teach statewide personal finance education and meet requirements of the grant to recruit and serve clients.


This position reports to the USU Extension faculty member principal investigators.


  • Coordinates, implements, and evaluates the aspects of the EFW program.
  • Plan and promote community outreach and education events on topics such as but not limited to: money habits and attitudes, tracking expenses, budgeting, saving, credit, paying down debt, etc. geared towards target audiences including low income, women and educators/faculty.
  • Facilitates seminars, meetings, train-the-trainer programs in multiple counties.
  • Serves as a liaison between faculty, staff, other departments, and collaborates with community agencies and partners to carry out project goals.
  • Serve as first-line representative for the program in providing exceptional service to clients, prospective clients, faculty, and partners.
  • Produce and distribute bi-monthly email newsletters, end of year reports, etc.
  • Arrange meetings and appointments as needed.
  • Program planning and implementation: recruit, teach, and mentor participants through program completion.
  • Monitors program expenses; may develop or participate in the development of permanent funding proposals for the program.
  • Writes, edits, and coordinates development of promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures, as appropriate to the program.
  • Works with Senior Program Coordinator and faculty principal investigators to collect and analyze data; prepare scheduled and special reports; and maintain program records.
  • Ensures completion of clerical and administrative support tasks, including creation, typing, and editing of program correspondence, purchasing documents, reports, program handbooks, and other publications.
  • May maintain and create content for EFW program website.
  • Performs specialized activities of a programmatic nature in direct support of the accomplishment of program objectives and protocol.
  • Contributes to business and operational decisions that affect the department.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience; or a Master’s degree in a related field plus 1 year of directly related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of grant budgeting and reconciling.
  • Previous teaching or public speaking experience.
  • Recruiting and promotion experience or creative ideas.
  • Knowledge of the mission of Cooperative Extension.
  • Experience working with limited income and at-risk populations.
  • Remote work experience.
  • Experience with Canvas (learning management system); Webinar services (Zoom), Social media marketing experience.
  • Experience supervising and coordinating employees or volunteers.
  • Experience working with community agencies and volunteers.
  • Prior knowledge of and ability to teach personal finance topics such as but not limited to: money habits and attitudes, tracking expenses, budgeting, saving, credit, paying down debt, etc.
  • Candidate must be extremely reliable due to the job requirements which may occur outside of the regular work week.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work well under pressure and coordinate multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office applications, document sharing, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience with program planning and implementation.
  • Knowledge and experience with recruiting, teaching, and mentoring participants through program completion.
  • Ability to provide educational outreach through social media and other online outlets.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion;
  • Demonstrate excellent customer relations skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize, and work without close supervision.
  • Ability to travel to programs (mileage will be reimbursed).

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. Three professional references with contact information
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 
  4. Responses to the following questions:
    • Are you aware that this job is not located on the main USU Logan campus?
    • Are you aware that this position will be teaching community education throughout Utah?

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $52,000 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.

College/Department Highlights

The Empowering Financial Wellness (EFW) program is a grant-funded, research-based, financial education program designed to serve the residents throughout the state of Utah. The goal of the EFW program is to 1) Improved financial decision-making skills through 2) online and in-person financial education experiences, and 3) professional development training opportunities. This is a 3-year, grant-funded position. Applicants must submit to a background check.

The EFW Program will educate, and train target audiences to accomplish outcomes including a future of increased personal financial wellness for all Utahns, where residents are not limited by resources, but are capable of making smart, day-to-day money decisions through planning, saving, and reducing debt to achieve better financial outcomes.

It is expected that this program will have impacts such as: Increased participant savings, increased participant ability to handle financial burdens, a general, steady increase in participant financial well-being.

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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