Utah State University

Youth Program Coordinator I - Utah County

City Utah County
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/26/2023 10:27 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
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 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Program Coordinator is to provide leadership to STEAM programming in Utah County. This includes adult and youth volunteer development (recruitment, orientation, training and support), program pathway development, and seeking donations (financial and in kind). Extension’s signature youth program is the 4-H Club.  Additional pathway 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, 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 Orem, UT. This position will focus on youth programs in the following areas: STEM, Healthy Living, Leadership, Family Consumer Sciences, and Communicative/Expressive Arts.

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


  • Advance the 4-H program in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) areas 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 groups), 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 as appropriate. This may include marketing, registering, and supporting volunteers in facilitating opportunities.
    • This position will focus on the implementation of the Utah 4-H iSEE program (STEM) in fifth grade classes throughout Utah County (approximately 25% time).
  • Assist with 4-H Youth and Volunteer Awards and Recognition efforts for the county.
  • Assist with the Utah County Fair.
  • Support a variety of STEAM Extension 4-H Pathway activities that may include outreach, school enrichment activities such as Farm Field Day, educator trainings, camps and teen leadership programs, day camps etc.
  • Respond to requests, office visits, telephone calls, emails, and other correspondence promptly and professionally.
  • 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 in Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Development, Agriculture, Youth Development or other related field; OR four (4) years of related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers.
  • Ability to provide leadership to coworkers and provide guidance with different programs.
  • Ability to teach, manage and engage an audience (youth and adult).
  • Ability to market USU Extension youth program events and opportunities.
  • Ability to effectively utilize social media to raise awareness of opportunities.
  • 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 with the Maker Movement.
  • 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 interpersonal skills and ability to pleasantly interact with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer and technology skills – Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.

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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