University of Utah Coordinator, Education in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/01/2017

Requisition Number PRN14689B

Job Title Coordinator, Education

Working Title Education Coordinator

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday 9-5 with occasional evenings and weekends

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00018 - Utah Museum of Natl Hist Oper

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 33,000-38,000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The Youth Teaching Youth Program Specialist is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of activities, meetings, training sessions, field trips and outreach teaching with low income and ethnically diverse middle and high school participants in the Museum’s Youth Teaching Youth program. Maintains contact with participants, parents, and teachers to ensure program quality and sustain program interest. Works as part of the Museum’s School Programs Department team to create engaging experiences for varied audiences to facilitate dynamic and meaningful encounters with natural history.


• Collaborate with program coordinator in planning and implementing meetings, educational field trips, training sessions, teaching schedule, college visits, museum events and other activities.

• Support and facilitate training sessions for high school and middle school program participants focusing on various scientific subjects and teaching methods.

• Ensure quality and consistency of communication with program participants, parents and teachers.

• Supervise, support and evaluate students as they teach and participate in program activities to ensure program goals and expectations are met.

• Transport students to and from teaching assignments and educational activities.

• Track relevant program data in alignment with program and reporting needs as determined by program coordinator.

• Support and participate in periodic overnight field trips for program participants.

• Maintain efficient systems for stocking and maintaining program equipment and materials.

• Develop and maintain professional peer contacts with partner organizations and internal staff in order to stay current on educational and scientific information and to pursue collaborative opportunities.

•Deliver extraordinary customer service to all Museum audiences and internal staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education), and two years related experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


• Bachelors degree in Education, Science or related discipline

• Experience in developing and teaching formal and/or informal educational programs

• Broad knowledge of natural history topics preferred

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

• Must possess a valid drivers license; ability to travel and occasionally remain overnight

• Must be able to manage/lift teaching kits weighing up to 50 pounds

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.