Utah State University

Project CREST School Site Coordinator

City Salt Lake County
Posted Date 4 months ago(3/21/2024 11:24 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
4 hours per week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
$20.00 per hour
Telework Eligible


Project CREST is being conducted by Utah State University Extension in collaboration with the Salt Lake County Health Department and in partnership with Granite School District. This pilot project is designed to help schools partner with parents to enhance student resilience and increase academic outcomes by providing educational opportunities for students and their families.


Utah State University is seeking eight qualified individuals who can coordinate and oversee project activities at their respective schools to serve in the role of part-time Project CREST School Site Coordinator. In this role, individuals will spend approximately 4 hours a week across the school year facilitating a team of school representatives (e.g., administrators, counselors, social workers, teachers) and overseeing the development of a group of engaged parents in each of the participating schools. The purpose of these teams is to plan, raise awareness for, and assist with the delivery of research-based educational workshops and evidence-based prevention programs designed to address risk and protective factors in students and their families.


This position is part-time and non-benefited. Individuals will work an average of 4 hours per week during the school year with some summer hours. Position will be funded through June of 2025, with the possibility of an extension dependent upon available funding.


  • Serve as the facilitator of the school’s Project CREST team and as the liaison to the Project CREST team at USU.
  • With guidance from the Project CREST Advisory Team, help plan and coordinate a parent focus group that will help identify school and family needs from parents’ perspectives.
  • Organize and facilitate a group of parents selected to represent the diversity of the school community to support project activities.
  • Guide and actively support the school’s efforts to select, prioritize, organize, and coordinate project awareness and educational activities.
  • Identify barriers to implementation and participation and coordinate communication and creative problem solving around solutions.
  • Facilitate meetings with the school team and parent engagement group to support project activities that align with school and family needs as determined by available data and information from key school and community stakeholders.
  • Provide clear communication that will enhance the ability of the school and parent group to creatively implement successful project activities that align with project guidelines.
  • Meet regularly with, and work alongside, a coach from the USU Project team to customize prevention offerings and schedule research- and evidence-based family, parenting, and youth programs.
  • Attend regular in-person or virtual meetings with the USU Coach and other School Site Coordinators to evaluate program effectiveness, share successes and learning, and facilitate collaborative efforts and creative problem solving.
  • Connect with, and utilize, community resources to support school-based initiatives and strengthen school and community engagement.
  • Coordinate communications with the school so that educational content and events are systematically promoted through available channels such as school announcements, newsletters, flyers, existing parent groups, etc.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and fostering partnerships, preferably within schools and in communities.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and ability to understand and respect cultural differences.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience planning events or community activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience organizing educational events or classes in schools.
  • Prior experience facilitating groups.
  • Prior experience working with parents.
  • Experience working within, or in partnership with, Granite School District schools.

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” 


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

Advertised Salary

$20.00 per hour


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, 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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