Utah State University

Family Life Educator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/13/2024 5:14 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Teaching (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
20 - 29 hours per week
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Human Development & Family Studies
Advertised Salary
Minimum $23.00 per hour
Telework Eligible


Join the Healthy Relationship Utah team as a Family Life Educator (FLE)! The primary focus of this position will be supporting USU’s Healthy Relationships Utah initiatives. The successful candidate(s) will coordinate local programming and teach parenting and relationship skills throughout the state of Utah, both in-person and virtually. Healthy Relationships Utah is an Extension initiative that offers educational programs in schools, jails, and communities throughout Utah (see HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org).


This is a grant-funded position that will work and teach during daytime, afternoon and evening hours, as well as some Saturdays. The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for coordinating with local DWS and DHHS offices, community partners, high schools, jails, Head Start, etc. This position will require travel (mileage paid), a flexible schedule, and evening hours. Preference will be giving to candidates who live in/near, or are willing to relocate to, the Wasatch Front, Southwestern Utah, or Southeast Utah. We are accepting applications for non-benefitted, wage-hourly positions, with an expectation of 20-29 hours per week.


This position is telework eligible within the state of Utah.


The successful FLE candidate will be responsible for all aspects of programming associated with grant sponsored activities. A list of primary responsibilities includes, but is not limited to:

  • Facilitate regular relationship education courses on-line and in-person.
  • Recruit, retain, and manage class participants (e.g., text, phone, email).
  • Develop, coordinate, and maintain partnerships with community organizations.
  • Coordinate with county Extension faculty to support county relationship education initiatives.
  • Coordinate incentives and other programmatic supports.
  • Maintain program, financial, and performance measurement records.
  • Attend and contribute to regular team meetings, trainings, and conferences.
  • Adhere to Domestic Violence prevention and performance measurement protocols.
  • Abide by the terms and conditions of the grant proposal and sponsor guidelines.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4 years of relevant family life education experience or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience and passion for strengthening family relationships.
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in facilitating curricula-based programs.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint), Zoom, and email.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • Reliable transportation (work mileage will be reimbursed by the grant).
  • Must be able to speak, understand and write proficiently in English.
  • Reliable Internet and a home office or work space to facilitate online classes.
  • Commitment to nondiscrimination and equity in programming.
  • Position contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of teaching experience (i.e., presenting, training, leading groups).
  • Experience with family-life related programming.
  • Experience with in-person teaching in a professional capacity.
  • Experience with on-line, virtual teaching.
  • Experience with case management and client retention.
  • Experience collaborating with community-based, family service organizations.
  • Experience working professionally with families.
  • Experience as a social media influencer.
  • Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) endorsement.
  • Certified in family life education curricula.
  • Proficient in Spanish.
  • Residence in or near the Wasatch Front, Southwestern Utah, and Southeastern Utah.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV” 
  2. Contact information for 3 professional references
  3. Cover letter addressing each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.  Also indicate which county in Utah you currently reside in, and additional counties you would be willing to serve if hired.  Cover letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of your application.


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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $23.00 per hour


This position requires moderate physical effort.  Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including lifting up to 25 pounds, walking and standing.  Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment. 

College/Department Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.


The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (https://hdfs.usu.edu/) is in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (http://www.cehs.usu.edu). Our college graduate programs are ranked #1 in Utah and #26 in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. Departmental degrees offered include:

  • BS/BA: Early Childhood Education (in cooperation with the School of Teacher Education and Leadership); Human Development and Family Studies; Family Life Studies)
  • MS: (specializations in Adulthood and Aging, Finance, Infancy and Childhood, Marriage and Family Relations, Marriage and Family Therapy, Youth and Adolescence)
  • MMFT: Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • MHDFS: Master of Human Development and Family Studies (non-thesis degree)
  • PhD in Family and Human Development (concentrations in Family Relations; Human Development Across the Lifespan; Marriage and Family Therapy)
  • A Gerontology Certificate Program is also administered by the department.


The department has 30 faculty members, over 300 undergraduate majors, and over 80 graduate students.


Extension Specialists within the department and college oversee research-based programs around the state. Their relationship education programs include courses for fathers, individuals who are single, dating, married, divorced and remarried. Venues have included high schools, jails, community agencies, etc. See www.HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all 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. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. 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 04/2024

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

*updated 09/2023


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