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University of Utah Student Program Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/31/2021

Requisition Number PRN25689B

Job Title Coordinator, Administrative Program

Working Title Student Program Coordinator

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Mon – Fri 8-5, some nights/weekends required

VP Area President

Department 00305 - Bennion Community Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $38,000 to 43,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Lowell Bennion Community Service Center at the University of Utah is an international leader in community engagement and public service. The Bennion Center inspires and mobilizes people to strengthen communities through learning, scholarship, and advocacy. Our curricular and co-curricular programs, initiatives, and events, provide dynamic and compelling opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community partners, to collaborate on issues and projects that improve health, quality of life, and foster justice in the community, while educating students about their civic and social responsibilities. In 2020, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning classified the University of Utah as a Community Engaged Institution. The Bennion Center is a critical part of the University’s experiential and educational strategy and serves as a hub for campus wide community engagement efforts. We are committed to equity and justice in all we do.

Position Summary:

The Bennion Center seeks an outstanding professional to serve as its next Student Programs Coordinator. The Student Programs Coordinator promotes and coordinates U of U student involvement in co-curricular community engagement and student leadership. Responsibilities include mentoring and advising students on how to integrate community engagement into their academic major; supporting community organizations as co-educational partners in student learning and community impact; and contributing to the vibrancy, professionalism, and success of the Bennion Center. The Student Program Coordinator is responsible for building and maintaining successful professional relationships with students, campus and community partners, and the Bennion Center staff.

The Student Programs Coordinator is part of a dynamic and interconnected team of staff and students, and reports directly to the Associate Director of Co-Curricular Programs. The Coordinator is also expected to participate and engage as an active member of Bennion Center and campus-wide committees, task forces, and work groups as necessary and/or requested.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description. The Bennion Center strongly encourages a diverse applicant pool (please circulate widely), especially those who self-identify as Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, living with disabilities, neurodivergent, young, speak English as a second language, and others from overlooked / underestimated communities.


Program Administration and Management

•Assist with recruitment of student leaders and volunteers within Community Partnership Programs as well as lead in the transition process and orientation for all student leaders

•Mentor and support student leaders (Issue Area Coordinators) as they onboard, train, and support student partnership liaisons in their respective area

•Mentor and support student Partnership Liaisons as they coordinate, recruit, and support volunteers for their program in cooperation with their Community Partner (ex: nonprofits, government agencies, campus departments/programs, schools, etc.)

•Create and implement trainings, policies, forms, tools, and resources for student leaders and programs as necessary

•Establish, enhance, and assess relationships with Community Partners regarding programs, Partnership Liaisons, and annual goals•Provide administrative support for student programs – maintain records, budget, metrics, and evaluation/assessment information. Create reports as necessary.

oRecords include (but are not limited to): contact records, risk & liability forms, memorandums of understanding, Partnership Liaisons checklist, community partner renewal process, community partner letter of impact

•Facilitate interaction and collaboration among and between campus groups and community partners to maximize effectiveness and increase coordination in service projects

•Implement assessment strategies (Bennion Center-wide and program specific as necessary)

•Assist in the planning, logistics, and implementation of orientations, retreats, recognition events, reflection opportunities for the Bennion Center community

•Create and manage a programmatic budget

Student Development and Leadership

•Create, inspire, and support a cadre of strong student leaders committed to Community Partnership Programs

•Encourage, educate, and mentor students in the development of their civic competencies, leadership skills, professional skills, and personal growth.

•Facilitate and ensure communication between student participants, site leaders, staff partners, and community partners

•Provide leadership and support to Issue Area Coordinators, Partnership Liaisons and other student leaders to establish objectives, implement/improve processes, and set/meet/adjust goals

•Provide project leadership support at Bennion Center events as necessary

Education and Training

•Contribute to the Bennion Center’s educational efforts (curricular and co-curricular)

•Advise students on curricular and co-curricular community engagement opportunities

•Serve as an academic advisor for students pursuing the Community Engagement Certificate

•Plan and facilitate student leader orientation

•Provide regular student training opportunities throughout the year

•Provide opportunities for students to focus passion and energy and provide input and leadership on issue-related education, training modules, coordinator and director meetings, and general Bennion Center-wide events

•Understand and effectively communicate all parts of the Bennion Center to internal and external audiences.


This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree required

•2-5 years of related experience

•Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

•Experience with administrative effectiveness including supervision and support of students, implementation of training, and tracking outcomes

•Commitment to community engagement and demonstrated life and professional experience that embodies the values of hope, integrity, collaboration, and action

•Commitment to self-awareness and learning, and understanding of power, privilege, and oppression is required

•Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to racial, ethnic, cultural, and philosophical diversity. Ability to create and manage an organizational environment that fosters diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism


Master’s degree preferred

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Priority Review date April 18, 2021

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”). 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.