Job Information

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


Open Date 04/27/2022

Requisition Number PRN12400N

Job Title Classroom Assistant

Working Title First Star Youth Coach

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

June 6th – 17th Pre-Summer Training

Summer Academy (June 27th – July 22nd) Schedule:

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

· Day shift—10:15am to 7:30pm

· Split shift—7:00pm to 11:00pm, and 7:00am to 11:30am on the following morning

Some staff will be required to sleep in the dormitories during split shift. All youth coaches will work both day and split shifts, depending on the week. It is unlikely that we can accommodate specific schedule requests.

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/hr.

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 participate in the training of staff. To learn more about the First Star national non-profit, visit ; for more about the University of Utah First Star Academy, ( .


  • 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, 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 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 an entry-level position. Training will be provided. Must demonstrate an interest in learning about child development and guidance; a willingness to take direction from the assigned teacher; willing to obtain a food handlers permit, TB test, Bureau of Criminal Investigation ( BCI ) background check, first aid training are required. Demonstrated human relation and effective human relations skills are also required.

Department Specific Qualifications

· Minimum of 21 years old

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

· Thorough understanding of 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

· Flexible schedule between June 22th and August 1st


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)

135 Park Building

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.