Utah State University

Youth Program Coordinator - Summit County

City Summit County
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/25/2023 6:30 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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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 (Program Coordinator I) is to provide leadership to the Extension Youth Program efforts in three areas: Summit County 4-H team coordination, 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 Coalville, UT.  USU Extension Youth Programs focus on the areas of: STEM, Agriculture, Healthy Living, Civic Engagement and Communicative/Expressive Arts.

This position has two openings. The second position is guaranteed for two years and may be longer contingent upon funding.



The finalist will be subject to a Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation and FBI Background Check performed as part of the hiring process.


  • Provide leadership for the 4-H Youth Development Team in Summit County, by holding staff meetings, oversee marketing plan/communication, and be in direct contact with the Summit 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 outreach program.
  • Coordinate the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Awards and Recognition efforts for the county.
  • Coordinate the 4-H section of the Summit 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 in Summit 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 (or working towards a degree) in Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Development, Agriculture, Youth Development or other related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility, occasional statewide, consistent with university policy.

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, and Abilities: 

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to provide leadership to coworkers and provide guidance with different programs.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to teach, manage and engage an audience (youth and adult).
  • Strong computer and technology skills – Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
  • Ability to market USU Extension youth program events and opportunities.
  • Ability to effectively utilize social media to raise awareness of opportunities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to pleasantly interact with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills.

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

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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