Utah State University

Project Coordinator III

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/9/2024 2:25 PM)
Requisition ID
2024-7608
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan | US-UT-Hurricane
Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
College
Extension
Department
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible
Hybrid

Overview

The Project Coordinator III position at Utah State University Extension, funded under the Land Grant Tribal Partners TCTAC initiative, is a dynamic and critical role aimed at advancing environmental and energy justice across Utah's rural communities.

 

This full-time, 12-month position is designed to plan, deliver, coordinate, and evaluate comprehensive technical assistance programs that enhance the capacity of individuals and organizations to address pressing environmental and energy justice priorities. Funded through a collaborative agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this role not only supports Utah State University's commitment to diversity and inclusion but also actively seeks to foster and build resilient, empowered communities within the designated region. The incumbent will be instrumental in recruiting, supporting, and providing mentorship to community navigators and program participants, especially those from underserved, rural, remote, and Tribal communities. The position is benefits-eligible and reflecting the significance and impact of the work across the region.

 

This position is eligible for hybrid work within the state of Utah.

 

This position is funded for 5 years, but may be longer contingent upon funding.

Responsibilities

  • Program Delivery and Coordination: Take the lead in the strategic planning and execution of technical assistance and capacity-building initiatives tailored to the unique environmental and energy justice challenges of rural Utah communities. This includes delivering high-quality programming and leveraging a train-the-trainer model to enhance local capacities.
  • Community Engagement and Relationship Building: Establish and maintain robust relationships with diverse stakeholders, including rural, remote, Tribal, and underserved communities, facilitating their access to technical, financial, and legal resources. The role involves extensive travel within the region to engage directly with communities and program participants.
  • Educational and Capacity-Building Material Development: Create and distribute a wide range of capacity-building tools, including webinars, training sessions, grant templates, and other resources, to broaden the program's impact. Ensure these materials are accessible and beneficial to a diverse audience.
    Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting: Implement effective mechanisms for tracking program activities, collecting feedback, and assessing the impact of initiatives.
  • Utilize project databases to monitor progress and outcomes, contributing to continuous improvement of the program.
    Collaboration and Communication: Work closely with peers within the LGTP TCTAC, other regional and national programs, and various stakeholders at the local, state, and national levels to amplify the collective impact of environmental and energy justice initiatives. Demonstrate excellence in professional, interpersonal, and written communication.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Educational and Professional Experience: A master's degree or six years of professional experience in fields related to community development, environmental or social justice, business, public policy, or a closely related area is required. Demonstrated ability to develop, deliver, and evaluate educational programs is essential.
  • Grantsmanship and Project Management: Experience with technical writing, grantsmanship, and project management, preferably involving federal agencies, is crucial.
  • The ability to facilitate groups or teach adult learners is also required.
  • Community Engagement: A strong background in working directly with rural, remote, underserved communities, and non-profit organizations is necessary. The candidate should demonstrate a deep understanding of and commitment to environmental and energy justice issues affecting these communities.
  • Communication and Collaboration Skills: Exceptional professional, interpersonal, and written communication skills are mandatory. The candidate must be able to work collaboratively across different levels of neighborhood, community, county, Tribal government, state, University, and national contexts.
  • Technological Proficiency: Being technologically and media-savvy is essential for connecting with program participants and fulfilling job responsibilities efficiently.

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. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. 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

ADA

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

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 its 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.

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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