UNITED WAY OF UTAH COUNTY

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Program Description: As an initiative of United Way of Utah County, Help Me Grow Utah is a free statewide family information helpline designed to promote the optimal development during pregnancy and early childhood by:
• linking families to information and community resources related to child development and parenting
• providing personalized care coordination
• creating and facilitating partnerships within the community to improve the availability and quality of services for families

Position Description: The Community Liaison is primarily responsible for increasing awareness of HMGU through community outreach in the Northern Utah area (position housed in Ogden). This includes promoting HMGU to healthcare providers, educators, service providers, and families, among others. The Community Liaison mainly does outreach by giving formal presentations, participating in community events, working in partnership with other agencies, overseeing networking events, and directing other relevant activities. In order to ensure effective outreach, the Community Liaison is also responsible for (1) developing a strategic plan on how best to expand HMGU’s reach in the area, (2) formally evaluating the effectiveness of HMG’s outreach activities over time, and (3) building sustainable partnerships with other early childhood partners. Additionally, the Community Liaison actively identifies new family-centric community resources for HMGU’s resource database.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in social work, early childhood, health promotion or related field with one year of experience
• Community outreach, child development, systems building, or nonprofit experience
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Valid Utah Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle for use during work hours (mileage reimbursable)
• Willingness to commute to Salt Lake City, UT and Provo, UT for periodic meetings
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to learn new software applications and databases
• Proficient English verbal and written skills required and Spanish verbal and written skills recommended

The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will possess a passion for supporting families and promoting the healthy development of children. They will possess superior interpersonal skills and must feel comfortable approaching, interacting, and teaming with families, community leaders, and healthcare providers. The candidate should carry themselves with a great degree of professionalism and feel comfortable public speaking in front of both small and large audiences. Additionally, they will be a self-starter who is hard-working and thorough. Spanish skills and child development knowledge are highly desired.

Benefits and Compensation: United Way of Utah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is a full-time hourly position with compensation starting at salary starting at $19.00/hour, dependent on experience and education. Benefits include medical and dental insurance; paid holidays, sick leave and vacation days; 401(k); life insurance, and disability insurance; and flex spending plan.

Location: This position is based in the United Way of Utah County satellite office located in Ogden, Utah.

Work Schedule: The typical work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with some early mornings, evenings, and Saturdays required for community events and meetings.

Physical Activity: In the course of performing this job, the incumbent typically spends time sitting, walking, standing, listening, speaking, writing and operating a personal computer. Frequently, he/she will be required to drive an automobile to attend meetings or events within the community. Occasionally, he/she is expected to lift and carry office records and supplies up to 15 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties of the job.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter by July 15th at 5 p.m.

Submit information to:
Amanda Price, Outreach Manager United Way: Help Me Grow Utah amandap@unitedwayuc.org

Program Description: As an initiative of United Way of Utah County, Help Me Grow Utah is a free
statewide family information helpline designed to promote optimal development during pregnancy
and early childhood.

Help Me Grow Utah works closely with the Utah Integrated Developmental Screening project,
Celebrate the Stages, to expand the number of families completing the Ages and Stages
Questionnaire (ASQ) developmental screenings through providers in the community. We work to
coordinate across systems to share data on developmental screenings and provide stronger
follow-up for families to support their child’s development.

Position Description: As a key part of the team for this Celebrate the Stages Developmental
Screening Project, you will be engaged in the planning and implementation of a system that will
change the trajectory of children and families in Utah. You will be garnering support from many
sectors to educate and encourage developmental promotion and screening, linkage to services,
and supporting children at a very young age in their development. You will be involved in the
sharing of data that will encourage communities to support early childhood. You’ll be working
alongside our Help Me Grow Utah team and the Project Manager from the Office of Childcare, to
conduct outreach to families, physicians, and community providers; offer training; and educate
families to advocate for their child’s developmental well-being. To support this exciting system, the
Developmental Screening Community Coordinator will be responsible for (1) collaborating on the
development of a strategic plan on how best to expand and support developmental screening
across the state, (2) evaluating the effectiveness of outreach activities over time, (3) building
sustainable partnerships with other early childhood partners, (4) facilitating trainings and offering
continued support for those using the ASQ tools, and (5) helping families support their child’s
development.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, early childhood, health promotion, or related field with one
    year of experience
  • Community outreach, child development, systems building, or nonprofit experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Valid Utah Driver’s License
  • Access to a personal vehicle for use during work hours (mileage reimbursable)
  • Willingness to travel around the state periodically to build partnerships and conduct training
    Willingness to commute to Murray, UT and Provo, UT for periodic meetings
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to learn new software applications and databases
  • Proficient English and Spanish verbal and written skills required

The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will possess a passion for supporting families and
promoting the healthy development of children. They will possess superior interpersonal skills and
must feel comfortable approaching, interacting, and teaming with childcare providers and the
families they serve, as well as other community leaders as needed. They will spend a significant
amount of time training childcare providers, both virtually and in person, on using the ASQ
developmental screening tools. The candidate should carry themselves with a great degree of
professionalism and feel comfortable public speaking in front of both small and large audiences.
Additionally, they will be a self-starter who is hard-working and able to work with the flexibility as
the program progresses. Child development knowledge is highly desired.

Benefits and Compensation: United Way of Utah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is
a part-time hourly position; compensation starts at $19.00 per hour, increasing dependent on
experience and education. Benefits include paid holidays, sick leave and vacation days.

Location: This position will be based at the United Way of Utah County satellite office located in either Ogden or Murray, Utah.

Work Schedule: Typically 20 hours per week, Monday-Friday; working hours may vary with some
early mornings, evenings, and Saturdays required for community events and meetings. The
Developmental Screening Community Coordinator reports to the HMGU Director.

Physical Activity: In the course of performing this job, the incumbent typically spends time sitting,
walking, standing, listening, speaking, writing, and operating a personal computer. Frequently,
he/she will be required to drive an automobile to attend meetings or events within the community.
Occasionally, he/she is expected to lift and carry office records and supplies up to 15 lbs.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
essential duties of the job.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter by July 15th at 5 p.m.

Submit information to:

Staci Fuller, Director
United Way: Help Me Grow Utah
stacif@unitedwayuc.org

ABOUT AMERICORPS

AmeriCorps is a national network of programs that address critical community needs in our nation. The Welcome Baby Program is funded in part by the federal AmeriCorps program administered by Userve (Utah’s State Commission on Volunteers), and offers people of all ages the opportunity to provide valuable service to their community while gaining job experience and valuable life skills.

People who serve with AmeriCorps (called “AmeriCorps members”) receive a living allowance each month and an education award they can put towards tuition/repayment of student loans once they complete their term of service. AmeriCorps service is much like a paid internship. AmeriCorps members are placed in a variety of sites, based on community needs. These sites range from medical clinics to school settings to nonprofit agencies.

ABOUT UNITED WAY

United Way of Utah County has served children and families for more than 60 years. We collaborate with businesses, individuals, government entities, and other nonprofits to serve central and southern Utah. While working at United Way, your talents will support something bigger–helping your neighbors get back on their feet after a challenging few years. Together, we can support childhood education, youth social and emotional health, and families’ financial stability.

The Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA will support the expansion of the United Way Community Center in Provo, Utah, by building a community of attendees and families to be served, fostering engagement and support. The VISTA member will also facilitate the implementation and scaling of programs at the a new community center location to enhance their impact and effectiveness, and build a plan for the financial longevity and thriving of the center.

Job duties:

Promote the new center:

  • Work with the marketing department to create handouts or posters to promote the new center
  • Approach local businesses for partnerships (e.g., hanging up signs in the local grocery store)
  • Participate in community events or PTA meetings to cultivate relationships that will be beneficial for promoting the new center

Assist in scaling our systems to the new center:

  • Develop an understanding of our family registry system and outcome-tracking system
  • Make recommendations for necessary changes for the new center

Help establish financial sustainability

  • Work with the grant manager to seek out and apply for small grants ($5k or less)
  • Innovate ways to tell the center story and highlight the mission and impact to donors who come for a tour: work with the marketing department to make handouts, posters, etc.

The ideal candidate

This job has a high level of on-the-job mentoring and is ideal for anyone who wants to build a career in community outreach, marketing, public health, or nonprofit management. Candidates with either school or work experience in these backgrounds will be prioritized. 

We are looking primarily for someone who is personable, good at writing, enjoys connecting with others, and finds creative communication methods. 

The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment of learning and growth rather than routine. We will provide structure and goals so that you feel supported, but no two days on the job be exactly alike. The emphasis is on accomplishing the task, with opportunities to change your tactics as needed and try new things. 

Preferred qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of work experience in community outreach, marketing, public health, or nonprofit management OR higher-level education in these areas (no completed degree required)
  • Spanish speaking preferred, but not required
  • Candidates who now live or previously lived in Payson/Spanish Fork/Santaquin/Elk Ridge/Springville or comparable communities preferred

Benefits

  • Living Allowance ( $1880.70 per month (for a 30 day month))
  • At the end of year of service, the VISTA can choose an Education Award ($6,895) or End of Service Cash Stipend ($1,800)
  • $400 Monthly Housing Stipend
  • 10 vacation and 10 sick days
  • Health Coverage
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Post Service federal employment incentives and opportunities – NCE non-competitive eligibility
  • Ability to put qualified federal student loans on forbearance during the term of service
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • On-the-job training opportunities

This position may qualify for internship credit in some degree programs. 

How to Apply:  Please email a cover letter and resume to Michaelann Gardner at michaelanng@unitedwayuc.org.  Position open until filled.

 

United Way Utah Valley Paratransit is looking for kind, caring, safety oriented people to drive for their transportation team.  Paratransit is responsible for transporting senior citizens and people with disabilities around Utah County.  This service allows these populations to have access to much needed work, shopping & medical care.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with individuals who have mental and physical dishabilles as well as senior citizens
  • Drive a set route and meet pick up and drop off window times
  • Help passengers on and off the bus
  • Secure wheelchairs—will require bending and kneeling
  • Create a safe and secure environment for passengers
  • Clean and sanitize bus daily

Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude
  • Professional behavior
  • Safety conscious
  • Flexibility
  • Understanding and willingness to help people with disabilities

Requirements (all can be completed after hire):

  • Pass a background check and drug & alcohol screening (to be completed after hire)
  • DOT Medical card required
  • Obtain a Class C commercial driver’s license and passenger endorsement (assistance available to help obtain this license)

Work Schedule: Full-time & part-time positions available. Morning, afternoon & and weekend only shifts available. Part-time shifts are generally 5:00AM-10:00AM, 1:30PM-6:00PM and 5:00PM-9:30PM

Salary & Benefits: $14—16 per hour, compensation depends on experience and a raise will be given after training is complete. United Way of Utah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Full-time benefits include medical and dental insurance, HSA or flex spending plan, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation, retirement benefits, as well as life and disability insurance.

How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Gary Tippets at garyt@unitedwayuc.org  Position open until filled.

Internships

Anxiety and depression are growing issues among kids and teenagers. United Way’s EveryDay Strong project is on a mission to empower parents and other caring adults to know how to build resilience in children.

We’ve already reached over twenty thousand families in Utah and we’re still spreading. As the Mental Health Social Media Intern, you’ll help us remix featured content for our Facebook and Instagram channels to reach more families and teach them how to help their kids feel safe, connected, and confident.

Your qualifications:

  • good writing skills and willingness to revise
  • a passion for mental health and the ability to refine your own thinking about what mental health is
  • the ability to stay on top of tasks and contribute to a team environment
  • fluent in English, excellent grammar
  • basic technical literacy (if you can use programs like PowerPoint and Word easily, you’ll be set)

Hours per week: 10-15 (flexible; remote possible)

Day to day activities:

  • review that week’s featured content and edit/shorten it for an Instagram caption
  • select quality photos from our library that match the caption
  • use Canva to create simple graphics/quote images that teach a lesson
  • make sure the “link in bio” matches the content for that week
  • draft one email newsletter per month
  • draft one article for the local paper per month

We love teaching you all these skills! We anticipate that you will walk away with a strong portfolio of meaningful projects that you can claim full responsibility for.

This is a volunteer position. Usually, it qualifies for school credit: you will need to check the exact requirements of your school. We are happy to fill out any needed paperwork or adjust the job description as needed. There is also a possibility of being supervised by an LCSW if your school requires it for credit.

To apply, please submit the following to michaelanng@unitedwayuc.org:

  • your resume
  • a short cover letter (1-3 paragraphs) explaining how this job might contribute to your long-term career goals and why you would be a good fit for the position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

A free service designed to promote a healthy, secure and enjoyable beginning for parents, new babies and their family members. Interns play a crucial role in the success of this program Some responsibilities include: assisting with playgroups, home visitation, weekly parenting class throughout Utah County, recruiting and matching volunteers with families, and more!

Welcome Baby is looking for 3 interns. A 15 hr/week minimum commitment is required. Must be willing to do home visits.

To apply, please visit:  https://welcomebabyuc.org/volunteer

Program Description:  The South Franklin Community Center (SFCC) works to increase the quality of life in the South Franklin neighborhood by:

  • Providing access to programs that promote individual growth and achievement.
  • Encouraging community participation and leadership.
  • Offering opportunities for residents to become more invested and connected.

Position Description and Responsibilities:  The SFCC Intern will work closely with the SFCC Site Coordinator to assist Volunteers who run various programs at the Center.  These programs consist of but are not limited to Children’s Activities (choir, dance, science club, reading club, homework help, coding, art, soccer, literacy, and private music lessons), Adult Activities (digital inclusion, cultural integration, crafts, ESL, Zumba, art, and monthly Community Cafes) and a variety of special events (Health Fair, Halloween Party, Christmas Party, etc.).

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with volunteers to coordinate materials needed for their classes
  • Tracking participant registrations
  • Taking participant attendance
  • Responding to communications
  • Attending weekly staff meeting
  • Coordinating a special event
  • Other office tasks as necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good telephone etiquette
  • Ability to collaborate with team members, volunteers, and participant families
  • Spanish language helpful but not required

Benefits and Compensation:  This is an unpaid internship

Work Schedule:  Must commit to a minimum of 15 hours a week.  Flexible scheduling is available between the hours of 3pm and 7pm Monday through Friday.

To apply, please visit https://welcomebabyuc.org/volunteer

Program Description: Help Me Grow Utah (HMGU) is a free statewide family information line designed to promote the optimal development of young children by:

  • linking families to information and community resources related to child development and parenting
  • providing personalized care coordination
  • and creating and facilitating partnerships within the community to improve the availability and quality of services for families.

Position Description and Responsibilities: The Parent Support Intern works with our team of Parent Support Specialists and have the opportunity to contact families to help them enroll, review developmental screenings with parents, and more. If you are interested in learning what types of resources are available throughout the state, this internship may be a great fit for you.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with families via phone, email or text
  • Interpreting and giving results of child development questionnaires to parents
  • Researching community and informational resources to provide the family as applicable
  • Attending meetings and outreach events as they are available
  • Writing blog posts about child development topics of interest to you
  • Other office tasks as necessary.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in or have graduated from a Child Development, Public Health, Psychology or Behavioral Science, Family Studies, or similar program
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to participate in collaborative teamwork among staff, interns and volunteers
  • Willing to take initiatives on projects
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Proper telephone etiquette, including active listening and assessment skills

Benefits and Compensation: This is a volunteer internship position.

Work Schedule: Must commit to a minimum of 15 hours a week. Flexible scheduling available. Position based in Provo, UT. Start date is flexible.

To apply, please visit https://helpmegrowutah.org/who-we-are/get-involved