Health and Wellness Program Coordinator-Salt Lake City

Utah State University - Taylorsville, UT4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $49,000 - $67,000 a year
Assist the program director of the office of Health Equity & Community Engagement in completing grant-funded objectives and promoting evidence-based health and wellness programming, outreach, and education across all counties in Utah.

This position will be directly linked to Opioid prevention efforts, as well as broad health and wellness programming. Knowledge and experience in health promotion and prevention is preferred, but exceptional organizational skills, excellent interpersonal communication abilities and the ability to manage diverse and competing responsibilities in a self-directed manner are essential. This includes coordinating with faculty and staff in counties across Utah and may require rural travel approximately one to three times per month to participate in grant related events, such as team meetings, an annual health and wellness summit, or other activities. Experience with federal grant writing and reporting is preferred. Experience managing staff is required.

Coordinator will serve as point of contact for multiple grant projects, and report to the director in ensuring key grant objectives have been achieved, properly evaluated, and reporting requirements have been met. This position will report to Assistant Professor of Health and Wellness and Office of Health Equity and Community Engagement Director, Sandra Sulzer.

For the purposes of grant-related activities, this role will oversee deliverables of Extension and allied faculty, as well as partner with the project evaluator to manage grant-related outputs. Given the dynamic nature of the work, some flexibility in work schedule can be negotiated with the supervisor upon hire, though the position will be physically located in Salt Lake City. Nights and weekends may be required for special events or community outreach activities.

Please address your experience with the responsibilities and minimum/preferred qualifications, as well as why you are interested in this position, in a 1-2 page cover letter (additional instructions in the "Required Documents" section).

This position is contingent upon funding. Located in Salt Lake City.

Designs, coordinates, and implements the aspects of a program including serving as a principal liaison between faculty, staff, and PI. This includes coordinating activities of staff/faculty/consultants/volunteers/constituents engaged in the implementation and administration of program objectives. Will train and direct lower level staff, student employees, volunteers, and/or graduate students.
Writes and/or assists with writing grants and proposals as appropriate to the objectives and funding nature of the program; may participate in other fundraising activities.
Collects and analyzes data; prepares scheduled and special reports; maintains program records and statistical information.
Monitors and administers program revenues, travel and expenses; may develop or participate in the development of funding proposals for the program. May contribute to business and operational decisions that affect the department.
Writes, edits, and coordinates development of promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures, as appropriate to the program. May maintain and create content for program website and social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
Ensures completion of clerical and administrative support tasks, including creation, typing, and editing of program correspondence, purchasing documents, reports, program handbooks, and other publications. May perform specialized activities of a programmatic nature in direct support of the accomplishment of program objectives and protocol.
Facilitates seminars, meetings, events and special projects.
May teach community courses to adults or youth, or participate in the design of curricula.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. May serve as administrative proxy in the absence of the Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree plus two years of experience, or a Master's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
High degree of self-motivation
Ability to work independently and as an engaged and collegial team member
Ability to communicate effectively in English
Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility consistent with university policy
Ability to work nights and weekends as required
Strong organizational, time, and project management skills
Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Strong computer and technology skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree or substantial experience in social work, public health, health education and promotion, sociology, education or a related field.
Experience delivering professional development, youth or adult education courses.

Demonstrated ability in:
Effective use of social media
Program development, and/or delivery
Adult and/or youth education
Grant writing
Academic publications
Web design and project management
Knowledge of public health campaigns, opioid reduction strategies, and health communications.
Experience working with a land-grant institution.

Content knowledge in:
Health & wellness programming
Certified Health Education Specialist or Substance Abuse Education Specialist or a Business Certificate welcomed
Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:
1. 1-2 page cover letter

2. 2-5 page sample of professional writing from a previous position

3. Resume to be uploaded in the candidate profile

Please do not upload your cover letter or writing sample. You will be instructed to type/paste them during your application under "Cover letter" and "Writing sample".

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

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Employees typically work in an office environment and are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. However, in certain instances employees may work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Employees could be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Employees nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing). Bending and stooping is occasionally required. Employees nearly continuously listen, hear, and talk.

College/Department Highlights
This position will be housed in Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City; with unique regional beauty and proximity to world class resorts, hiking and cultural events.

Utah State University ( is Utah’s Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students. Through the Extension system (, the University extends research-based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties. This network of on-campus and regionally placed faculty serve the adults and youth of Utah by disseminating evidence-based information and programming.

University Highlights
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at:

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at:

USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement ( USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: