Job Information

University of Utah Night Shift Youth Coach in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 05/23/2019

Requisition Number PRN09483N

Job Title Classroom Assistant

Working Title Night Shift Youth Coach

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 20

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

11pm – 7am, 2-4 nights/week, from July 6th – August 2th

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01490 - Outreach and Engagement

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 11.00

Close Date

Job Summary

This is a temporary position with the University of Utah First Star Academy for Foster Youth ( The Night Shift Youth Coach will be responsible for monitoring the whereabouts of youth in the dorms at night.


Within two years of aging out of foster care, more than half of foster youth are homeless, incarcerated, on welfare, or are teenage parents. Nationally, fifty percent of youth in foster care graduate from high school, and less than three percent graduate from college.

Founded in 1999 as a non-profit, First Star partners with child-welfare agencies, universities, and school districts to prepare foster youth to transition successfully through education and into adulthood. First Star has proven impact through partnerships with 14 universities in the U.S. and U.K.


The University of Utah First Star Academy aims to change the educational outcomes for youth in foster care across the state of Utah. We meet with our cohort of 30 scholars for a month-long summer residential academy on the University of Utah campus and for one Saturday per month during the academic year. Together we gain life skills, practice self-advocacy and study the arts and sciences. To enroll in First Star, youth must be in foster care at the time of application, but they remain in First Star for all four years of high school regardless of changing foster care placements, adoption or reunification with their biological families.

Nationally, 50% of youth in foster care graduate high school, and less than 1% graduate college. Of the foster youth in the First Star academies, 100% graduate high school and 92% go on to college.

You can learn more about First Star at and more about the University of Utah First Star Academy at


•Stay awake from 11pm to 7am to monitor the common room and hallways of a dorm

•Collaborate with other staff to ensure the well-being and safety of youth in the dorms

•Collaborate with other staff whenever interacting with youth

•Employ non-adversarial approaches to behavior management

•Position allows for doing activities like reading and homework through the night

•The one night off per week is employee choice

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.


Special Instructions Summary

•Must pass a background check

•Must be capable of staying awake from 11pm to 7am

•Interest and/or experience working with youth

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 applicants, 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”). 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.