Utah State University

Community Outreach Specialist San Juan County

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/10/2024 1:09 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT-Blanding | US-UT
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
15 - 29 hours
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Human Development & Family Studies
Advertised Salary
Min. $18.00 per hour, commensurate with experience
Telework Eligible


The primary duty of this position is to assist and support the collaborative work activities that Root for Kids and the Preschool Development Project (PDG5) at Utah State University (USU) are developing together in San Juan County, Utah. Root for Kids services focus on serving children with developmental delays, birth to three years of age and their families.  This position will help to improve connections between families and early intervention services provided by Root for Kids. This includes opportunities to support community outreach, facilitate collaborative activities with other Early Childhood Care and Education organizations in San Juan County. 

This position has no supervisory responsibilities and will report to both the SJCHD and PDG5 designated staff. This position is contingent on grant funding which currently ends December 31, 2025.

Work will require travel via personal vehicle to various locations across San Juan County. Travel expenses will be reimbursed according to USU policies and reimbursement rates.


  1. Develop and maintain networking with other Early Childhood Care and Education, birth to eight organizations in San Juan County.
  2. Support community outreach, including looking for, finding, and screening children and families who may be eligible to use services provided by Root for Kids.
  3. Assist on work tasks, as appropriate, to support Root for Kids and PDG5 collaboration goals, and coordinate efforts to ensure that quality work is completed on time.
  4. Participate in project meetings and project activities as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or higher.
  • Experience working with rural/frontier multicultural diverse populations.
  • Access to reliable transportation to multiple sites within San Juan County.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience helping people connect to the help and resources they need, such as health, education, and financial
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Engage with diverse cultures, particularly with underrepresented or marginalized communities.
    • Work with San Juan County's multicultural diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated experience with San Juan County agencies and/or coalitions.
  • Demonstrated experience in early childhood programs.
  • Demonstrated experience working with children with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with interdisciplinary teams.

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

Min. $18.00 per hour, commensurate with experience


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://cehs.usu.edu/hdfs) is in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (https://cehs.usu.edu). Departmental degrees offered include:


  • BS/BA: Human Development and Family Studies;
  • MS: Human Development and Family Studies;
  • MMFT: Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (non-thesis degree);
  • MHDFS: Master of Human Development and Family Studies (non-thesis degree);
  • PhD in Human Development and Family Studies. A Gerontology Certificate Program also is administered by the department.


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


The department is committed to optimizing the lives of individuals, families, and communities through excellence in research, teaching, and extension. Our nationally recognized faculty lead research, instructional, and outreach efforts in the areas of marriage and family relations, human development from infancy to later life, early childhood education, family financial management, and marriage and family therapy. In the last fiscal year, the department generated $9.5M in research, service, and outreach expenditures. Units within the department include the Adele and Dale Young Child Development Laboratory, which provides service for children and families, research, and training pre-professionals; the Dolores Doré Eccles Center for Early Care and Education provides high quality day care services and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children; the Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic (MFT) provides therapy services to individuals, couples, and families; and Housing and Financial Counseling (HFC) services, which provides programs for first time home buyers, reverse mortgages, and debt management. The department is a proud partner of Cooperative Extension at Utah State University. Our faculty provide a variety of evidence-based family life education programs across the state. Signature program areas include stepfamily education, healthy relationships, and parenting.

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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