Utah State University

Prevention Coordinator

City Grand County
Posted Date 3 days ago(9/18/2023 6:16 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT | US-UT-Moab
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
Telework Eligible


The Prevention Coordinator position going from (Oct 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 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 Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience; or an associate degree; or a 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



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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