at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, United States
The Create Better Health Program Coordinator would be housed in the East Campus Office Building on the Utah State University Campus, in Logan, Utah. The Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) program is a federally funded grant program to help low-income families throughout Utah stretch their food dollar and increase their nutrition security. Create Better Health has been part of Utah State University for 25 years and is a highly successful comprehensive program with interventions on Direct Education for Adults & Youth; Policy, Systems and Environment (PSE) work; Social Marketing Campaigns; and a robust Social Media presence. The Create Better Health Program Coordinator position will oversee the operational planning, establishment, execution, and evaluation of the Create Better Health program. Incumbents oversee fiscal, operational, administrative, and human resources management of the program; serve as principal point of representation for external constituencies on operational matters; and provide day-to-day technical/professional guidance and leadership as appropriate to the SNAP-Ed, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education program, Create Better Health in Utah.
The Program Coordinator reports to the Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) Director, in the Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science department and in collaboration with the Extension Home and Community department for infrastructure and program implementation. This classification hires, trains, leads, and supervises Create Better Health full-time, part-time, hourly, and/or student employees.
+ Manages and oversees the administrative and daily operations of the Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) program, ensuring compliance with university, state, and federal policies and regulations.
+ Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
+ Participates in the development of annual operating budgets. Approves and monitors budget expenditures and prepares budget revisions. Oversees the budget spending for each county program and shares those out quarterly.
+ Provides technical and/or professional coordination and leadership in the execution of day-to-day program activities, as appropriate to program objectives and area of expertise.
+ Develops and implements systems and processes to establish and maintain records for the operating unit.
+ May manage communications of the Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) vision and goals via web sites, social media, newsletters, and/or mailing lists.
+ May coordinate conferences and trainings.
+ May coordinate maintenance of program facilities.
+ Assists in producing, developing, advertising, and marketing project(s) and/or product(s) in various media such as print and video.
+ Collaborates with University departments, programs, projects, local and state school systems, and/or community organizations.
+ Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures (Create Better Health has a yearly procedures the protocol manual) and makes sure they are consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient operation of the program.
+ Will assist in overseeing the synthesize and report data on program with the goal of solving problems and refining procedures and systems for improvement for both Utah, Regional and National reports.
+ May plan, prepare, and oversee special events as required.
+ Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
+ Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus four years of experience; or a master’s degree in a related field plus two years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.
+ Leadership experience in leading a team.
+ Understanding of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed).
+ Understanding of Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed).
+ Grant writing experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
+ Ability to assist in the writing of the Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) grant plan and to understand the regulations and requirements to achieve high success in implementation.
+ Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
+ Skilled in the use of computers and software, including Word and Excel.
+ Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
+ Ability to supervise and train employees, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
+ Ability to foster a cooperative work environment for a state office team (part work remotely), and a statewide team (all throughout Utah).
+ Employee development and performance management skills.
+ Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
+ Program specific knowledge, skills, and abilities as described in recruitment notices.
+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
+ Ability to exercise a high level of creativity, decision making, problem solving, and discretion as work is varied and may be undefined.
+ Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
+ Knowledge of principles and practices related to specific program.
Along with the online application, please attach:
+ Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
+ Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
Document size may not exceed 10 MB.
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.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.
USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.
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.
USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couple