Utah State University

Program Coordinator II

City Salt Lake County
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/16/2024 6:46 PM)
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
75% Time
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Human Development & Family Studies
Advertised Salary
Minimum $45,000 at 0.75 FTE; Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


As part of USU Extension’s Healthy Relationships Utah initiative, the Program Coordinator II will manage a team of, or multiple teams of, Family Life Educators and coordinate day-to-day fiscal, administrative, and operational activities of grant-funded projects promoting and teaching relationship skills, with the target population of adolescents.

Healthy Relationships Utah is an Extension initiative that offers free curriculum-based, relationship skills courses. These courses are taught in-person and virtually in partnership with state agencies, youth-serving organizations, correctional facilities, alternative high schools, behavioral health centers, etc. throughout Utah. See HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org. The position will be ¾ time (.75 FTE) or 30 hours/week position. Excellent University benefits are included. (see https://hr.usu.edu/benefits/). The position is supported by grants. Future grants may allow for additional hours/week. Continued employment is contingent upon performance and on-going grant funding.

The administrative offices for USU Extension are in Logan Utah, where work space is available.


This position is telework eligible within the state of Utah, consistent with USU policy 330.


A list of primary responsibilities includes, but is not limted to:

  • Coordinate and implement educational, logistical, technical, and financial aspects of relationship education programs.
  • Serve as a principal liaison between students, faculty, staff, and/or external constituencies.
  • Facilitate in-services, seminars, meetings, and special projects; may perform specialized activities of a programmatic nature in direct support of the accomplishment of program objectives and protocol.
  • Teach and lead seminars, classes, and/or workshops.
  • Coordinate activities of support staff, consultants, faculty, and/or volunteers engaged in implementation and administration of program objectives.
  • Monitor and administer program revenues and expenses; may develop or participate in the development of funding proposals for the programs.
  • Write and/or assist with writing grants and proposals as appropriate to the objectives and funding nature of the program(s); may participate in other fundraising activities.
  • Collect and facilitate data analysis; prepare scheduled and special reports; maintain program records and statistical information.
  • Ensure completion of clerical and administrative support tasks, including creation, typing, and editing of program correspondence, purchasing documents, reports, program handbooks, and other publications.
  • Write and/or assist with writing grants and proposals as appropriate to the objectives and funding nature of the program; may participate in other fundraising activities.
  • May train and direct lower-level staff, student employees, volunteers, and/or graduate students.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in family studies, social work, sociology, education, psychology or related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ years of teaching experience (i.e., presenting, training, leading groups).
  • Experience and passion for strengthening family relationships.
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in facilitating curricula-based programs.
  • 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 adeptly in English.
  • Reliable access to the Internet and a dedicated home office space.
  • Commitment to nondiscrimination and equity in programming.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint), Zoom, and email.
  • Position contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in family studies, social work, sociology, education, psychology or related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing a team.
  • 2+ years of experience with family-life/community related programming.
  • Experience with in-person and virtual family-life teaching.
  • Experience with case management and/or client retention.
  • Experience collaborating with community-based, family service organizations.
  • Experience collaborating with juvenile justice organizations and alternative high schools.
  • Experience working professionally with youth and families.
  • Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) endorsement.
  • Certified in the Love Notes curriculum.
  • Proficient in Spanish.

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. 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, addressing the minimum and any preferred qualifications, as well as indicating the county where you would be physically based.

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $45,000 at 0.75 FTE; 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. 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. 

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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