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University of Utah First Star Youth Coach (Seasonal) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/29/2023

Requisition Number PRN13556N

Job Title Seasonal (6 month)

Working Title First Star Youth Coach (Seasonal)

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Day Shift: 10.00 am to 7.30 pm

Split Shift: 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm and 7.00 am to 11.00 am on the following morning

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 02230 - Campus K-12 Programs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $17/hour to $22/hour

Close Date

Job Summary

The Summer Youth Coach is a critical position within First Star. Youth Coaches are mentors, supporters, role models and teachers to the First Star scholars. They supervise youth during all activities, provide academic support, develop, coordinate and implement life skills, self-advocacy and social justice curriculums. Youth Coaches also practice restorative justice with youth, remain on call for behavior management needs, and practice boundary-setting with students. To learn more about the First Star national non-profit, visit; for more about the University of Utah First Star Academy, visit

This is an entry-level position. Training will be provided. However, applicants must demonstrate a strong sense of communication and of responsibility, as they will be tasked with supervising minors with specific needs.

Must demonstrate an interest in learning about child development and guidance; a willingness to take direction and feedback from the manager and other leading staff; willingness to obtain a food handler permit, TB test, background check, first aid training if required, an understanding and willingness to learn about diverse (a)genders and (a)sexualities, racial and ethnic diversity, and social justice; strong work ethic and willingness to work the expected and unexpected hours necessary to achieve a successful Summer Academy.

Summer Training: June 5th – 16th

Summer Academy: June 23th – July 21st

Group and Individual Debriefing from July 24-28th

During Summer Academy, Youth Coaches will work approximately 40 hours per week distributed across the 7 days of the week.

Youth coaches must be available for either all of the day or all of the split/night shifts, or a variety of both while maintaining on average a 40-hour work-week (this only applies to summer academy; if youth coaches stay on for the remainder of the year they will not be expected to work full-time).

There are two shifts:

· Day shift—10:00 am to 7:30 pm

· Split shift—7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and 7:00 am to 11:00 am on the following morning*

Specific scheduling requests will need to be made in advance. It is unlikely that we can accommodate all specific schedule requests.

*Some staff may have the opportunity to sleep in the dormitories during the course of camp. Rooming and meals will be provided for those interested parties, but space is limited and largely on a first-come basis.


Restorative Justice Behavior Management

  • During Summer Academy, work with a team to use restorative justice practices to process and resolve student conflict, turn conflict into learning opportunities, and create trust and community
  • Assist students in identifying, communicating and managing emotions
  • Reliably on-call for behavior management needs
  • While on shift, supervise students at all times
  • Steadfastly and compassionately hold boundaries

Curriculum Implementation

  • Implement life skills and self-advocacy curriculums that form part of the program and are integrated into daily life
  • Contribute to food and meal design, RA duties, student committees, special event planning, or weekend activity design as determined during staff training
  • Build rapport with youth while modeling appropriate behavior, including cleanliness, punctuality, language choice, and humor, and promoting positive decision-making
  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff training, meetings, and supervisory conferences
  • Maintain positive relationships with Academy staff, university staff and the youths’ caregivers and social workers

Minimum Qualifications

This is a seasonal, temporary, non-benefited position that can be used for positions six months or less.

Seasonal work generally means work that by its very nature can only be performed during certain times of the year.

Available between June 5th and July 28th, with flexibility for Saturday Academy one-offs in April


-Experience with social work either with the foster care system or in an adjacent field.

-Direct experience in working with foster youth.

· Previous experience in educational, therapeutic, wilderness, camp or other settings with a group of high school or middle school students.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.