UNITED WAY OF UTAH COUNTY

JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

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Current Internship Openings
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) AmeriCorps VISTA

What’s the best way to help someone experiencing poverty in Utah County? Simple: give them the money they’ve earned.

Of course, we all know that’s not always how it works. However, have you ever considered that, by helping someone file their taxes, you could be helping them claim the most significant lump sum payment they’ll be receiving all year?

Don’t let the word “taxes” scare you! Suppose you have an interest in community engagement, working with amazing volunteers, or are eager for an opportunity to run one of the most effective poverty-alleviation programs in Utah. In that case, this might be the right position for you.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) is a free service for low-income families that provides quality tax filing by some of the most dedicated and passionate volunteers. Your role as the Program Expansion VISTA is to grow the capacity of the VITA program by establishing outreach initiatives with community organizations in order to reach more clients and increase volunteer retention.

AmeriCorps VISTAs are temporary, much like the Peace Corps. You will dedicate one year to helping an organization scale a meaningful project. In exchange, you will receive a living stipend and other benefits. (More information at the end of this job listing.)

Day to day responsibilities:

Outreach:

  • Create a marketing strategy to educate low-income families about VITA’s services.
  • Work with United Way’s marketing team to create consistent, engaging, and educational social media posts
  • Coordinate and host workshops with United Way partners to educate community members about the benefits of tax filing and how to look for eligible credits.

Volunteer recruitment and retention:

  • Develop a long-term, year-round volunteer recruiting marketing campaign.
  • Research community events, workshops, or tabling opportunities to spread the word about VITA’s volunteer program.
  • Improve volunteer management practices to increase volunteer retention
  • Evaluate the current volunteer training process and implement new practices to help new volunteers feel adequately trained and prepared for tax filing

Strategic planning:

  • Work with VITA Coordinator to develop qualitative surveying techniques for both volunteers and clients
  • Analyze client responses to better pinpoint areas of improvement
  • Evaluate our grant data-tracking system and build upon this process by creating a clear, streamlined system for monitoring each grant requirement

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business management, public health, marketing, public relations, or related field OR 1-2 years of comparable work experience (because we expect to do so much training on the job, your exact field is less important than your passion and personality)
  • Reliable vehicle: travel within Utah County will be required. We reimburse for mileage at the IRS rate of .55/mile (higher than your cost of gas, in order to account for wear and tear on your vehicle)
  • Excellent written and spoken communication (we’d love to see candidates who have some experience with teaching or public speaking)
  • Demonstrated ability to come up with creative solutions and persist through uncertainty
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service attitude
  • Spanish-speaking preferred, but not required

Benefits:

  • Living Allowance ($1,250.12 a month pre-taxes)
  • Housing assistance: $400/month
  • At the end of the year of service, the VISTA can choose an Education Award ($6,345) or End of Service Cash Stipend ($1,800)
  • 10 vacation and 10 sick days
  • Health Coverage (does not cover the actual cost of the plan, but expenses accrued from medical visits)
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Can count hours served towards an internship
  • On-the-job training opportunities

Please email laurend@unitedwayuc.org with your resume and a brief explanation of why you’re interested in the position.  Position open until filled.

United Way Utah Valley Paratransit Driver (part-time & full-time)

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.

Help Me Grow Bilingual Parent Support Specialist (based in Provo)

Program Description: Parenting is incredibly tough, many moms and dads have questions and don’t know where to turn. United Way of Utah County brought Help Me Grow Utah to our state in an effort to support families and connect them to the information and resources they want. We do this by:

  • offering developmental screening tools to assist parents in tracking early milestones
  • linking families to information and community resources related to child development and parenting
  • providing personalized virtual support
  • creating and facilitating partnerships within the community to improve the availability and quality of services for families

Position Description: The Bilingual Parent Support Specialist contributes to the goals of Help Me Grow Utah by addressing family strengths and concerns, referring families to existing community and informational resources related to child development, and problem solving to find alternative solutions as needed. They demonstrate knowledge and experience in family support services, including the ability to interpret developmental screenings and showing empathy toward a variety of family situations. They communicate with families, manage family records, conduct follow-up, and participate in other activities related to Help Me Grow Utah and United Way of Utah County.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond in English and Spanish to calls, texts, and emails from parents, service providers and health care providers who are in need of information and/or referrals to community resources for young children ages 0-8 years old
  • Score screening tools, including the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (completed by parents) and give results to parents
  • Address parents’ concerns about their child and recognize their current strengths
  • Identify appropriate referrals and services that may benefit a family; communicate referrals to parents or appropriate agencies
  • Follow-up with families via phone, text, mail and/or email in both English and Spanish
  • Provide support on projects as needed, such as researching community resources, preparing for events, etc.
  • Participate in other activities related to Help Me Grow Utah and United Way of Utah County

Minimum Requirements:

  • Proficient English and Spanish verbal and written skills required
  • Minimum of Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience in child development, parenting, early childhood education, behavioral science, social service, social work, or related field
  • Work experience involving parents or young children with or without special needs
  • Valid Utah Driver’s License and access to personal vehicle for use during working hours (mileage reimbursable)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with ability to learn new software applications
  • Proper telephone etiquette, including active listening and assessment skills
  • Ability to manage many details and various bits of information at the same time
  • Ability to make decisions independently as well as part of a team

Benefits and Compensation: United Way of Utah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is a full-time hourly position–compensation starts at $17.75, increase depends on experience. Benefits include medical and dental insurance; paid holidays, sick leave and vacation; 401(K); life and disability insurance; flex spending account and health savings account.

Work Schedule: The typical work schedule will be 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with 1-2 days a week 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. This is a Full-time: 40 hrs. /week position. However, working hours may vary and may include occasional night or weekend hours. The Parent Support Specialist reports to the Help Me Grow Parent Support Team Manager.

Physical Activity: In the course of performing this job, the incumbent typically spends time sitting, walking, listening/speaking, writing and operating a personal computer. At times, employee may be required to drive an automobile to attend meetings within the community. They is expected to lift and carry office records and supplies up to 15 lbs. on an occasional basis. Reasonable accommodations may be arranged to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties of the job.

How to apply: Email cover letter and resume to Tomas Caceres at tomasc@unitedwayuc.org. Position open until filled.

Corporate Engagement Advisor

About United Way and the Successful Candidate:

Community members are struggling to get back on their feet. Anxiety and depression are growing concerns in Utah County. Many children have fallen behind in school or have missed important learning opportunities. And you can help.

United Way of Utah County is a critical nonprofit serving our local community. We provide afterschool programs to low-income children, connect families to housing or healthcare assistance, lead mental health trainings for teachers and parents, bring the community together through volunteerism, and much more.

We are looking for an outgoing and dedicated individual to support our work in the community by joining our Resource Development team in creating fundraising partnerships with local companies.

Your role in creating positive relationships with companies involves activities such as: networking with new businesses, working with CEOs, presenting to company employee groups, asking for donations, and helping donors see the critical work they fund in our community.

This is a job for you if you like to meet new people, have strong communication skills, and are willing to jump into new projects. The salary range is $36,500-$38,500 for this salaried position. This is an in-office position starting January 3, 2023.

Job Responsibilities:

Advise companies looking to do good in our community through corporate philanthropy and community engagement opportunities

  • Develop new strategic partnerships with local businesses to increase funding for essential community programs
  • Strengthen corporate relationships with some of the largest employers in Utah
  • Direct companies to get involved with annual volunteer events like Sub For Santa and Day of Caring

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Sales or fundraising experience preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce is preferred but not required
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and willingness to travel throughout Utah County.
  • Must be willing and able to work outside the 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM timeframe, as needed
  • Proactive, flexible, and not afraid of rejection
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and general computer skills

Preference will be given to candidates with previous broad knowledge of Utah County (different nonprofits, volunteer activities, businesses, school districts, etc.)

Position open until filled. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Janie Brigman, the Senior Director of Corporate Engagement, at janieb@unitedwayuc.org.

Manager of Individual Philanthropy

About United Way and the Successful Candidate:

Community members are struggling to get back on their feet. Anxiety and depression are growing concerns in Utah County. Many children have fallen behind in school or have missed important learning opportunities. And you can help.

United Way of Utah County is a critical nonprofit serving our local community. We provide afterschool programs to low-income children, connect families to housing or healthcare assistance, lead mental health trainings for teachers and parents, bring the community together through volunteerism, and much more.

The Manager of Individual Philanthropy should be an externally focused, relationship-oriented development professional with a very high level of integrity, professionalism and sense of confidentiality. The position will need a high level of energy and be available as necessary to respond to customer service requests.

This position will develop and grow the Alexis de Tocqueville Society ($10,000+). They will be responsible for cultivating, developing and managing relationships with individual donors and potential donors, including managing solicitation activities, recognition activities, promotional and solicitation materials, and tracking systems. They will serve as the primary point of contact and relationship manager at United Way for major donors.

This is a job for you if you like to meet new people, are willing to ask people for money, have strong communication skills, like planning events, and are willing to jump into new projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, cultivate, steward, and maintain relationships with donors and prospects
  • Document significant donor relationship activities; create and track solicitations and projections; and enter donor information in CRM on a regular basis.
  • Develop a process for researching prospect information
  • Maintain and enhance a prospect list
  • Develop, implement and sustain strategies for soliciting individual gifts of $10,000 and above.
  • Develop, implement and sustain strategies for donor retention and growth
  • Develop, implement and sustain strategies for donor recognition
  • Work with Tocqueville and Leadership giving volunteer champions and identify new champions
  • Manage, build and utilize relationships with board members
  • Develop and implement a sponsored events strategy
  • Work with the campaign team to build and enhance leadership giving in company campaigns

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Sales or fundraising experience preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce is preferred but not required
  • Proactive, flexible, and not afraid of rejection
  • Well-organized, personable and able to motivate and manage volunteers
  • Must be able to take initiative, create and execute strategies, demonstrate leadership, work independently and produce consistently high-quality work
  • Ability to analyze and exercise sound judgement
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and general computer skills
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and willingness to travel throughout Utah County.

Work Schedule: Typical work schedule will be Monday thru Friday 8:00-5:00p.m. Needs to also be available in rare circumstances to join community meetings/events, Monday thru Saturday as needed.

Salary: $40,000-$50,000 per year, depending on experience

Benefits: United Way of Utah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is a full-time, 40 hour position. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation, 401(k), life and disability insurance, and flex spending plan.

Position open until filled. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Jack Holmes, the Vice President of Resource Development.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year

Benefits: United Way of Utah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is a full-time, 40 hour position—compensation depends on experience. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation, 401(k), life and disability insurance, and flex spending plan.

Part-time Creative Marketing Specialist

At United Way of Utah County, we provide parents, caregivers, and neighbors the tools for childhood education, youth social and emotional health, and financial stability of local families. We tackle these three important community needs by running our own programs or partnering with other organizations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Content Marketing Specialist will be a master storyteller and designer who can create media content that will help support education, social and emotional health, and financial stability of individuals and families in Utah County. Primary responsibilities include creating content for marketing and donors, creating videos, writing stories, email newsletter management, and other materials as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

· Design marketing/promotional materials

· Create and edit video content featuring key stories, people, and places that tell an inspiring story.

· Collect, organize, and write stories about United Way programs to be used on social media, websites, donor materials, etc.

· Collect and manage photos and videos to show impact of donations and work of United Way programs.

· Assist with newsletter communications. Create content and schedule twice a month newsletters and other special email communications.

· Assist the Marketing Manager with other projects as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Spanish Speaking a Plus
  • Adobe Experience
  • Canva Experience

Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds, needs and communication styles
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in timely manner
  • Ability to learn computer programs and software quickly

Work Schedule: 20-30 hours a week. Schedule will vary based on projects.

Salary: $15 per hour; based on experience

Position open until filled.

How to Apply: Please email resume and 1-2 creative designs to Danielle at daniellem@unitedwayuc.org. 

EveryDay Strong Internship

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 positionApplications are accepted on a rolling basis. We will start interviews for Winter 2022 before the end of November 2021.
Welcome Baby Utah County Internship

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

South Franklin Community Center Internship

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.

Currently seeking:

  • Summer 2022 Interns.  May thru July
  • Fall 2022 Interns: August thru November

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

Help Me Grow Internships

Social Media Internship

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

While working at United Way, your talents would support something bigger—helping your neighbors get back on their feet after a challenging year. Together, we can support childhood education, youth social and emotional health, and families’ financial stability.

Position Description: The Early Childhood Social Media Intern’s efforts are focused on increasing the reach of the program throughout the state through the management and improvement of social media and various marketing materials. These include but are not limited to:

  • Team with the Social Media Manager to increase social media outreach through the current mediums
  • Help to design social media images or graphics using program marketing guidelines
  • Create, caption, and publish content on social media platforms, including live videos
  • Along with existing protocol, use knowledge-base to provide input and direction to the program’s social media
  • Engage our social media audiences with Instagram/Facebook stories and through comments

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience with social media (Facebook business page, Instagram, Pinterest), marketing, photography, and writing
  • The ability to stay on top of tasks and contribute to a team environment
  • Basic technical literacy (if you can use programs like PowerPoint and Word easily, you’ll be set)
  • Good writing skills and willingness to revise; great organizational skills and attention to detail; willingness to take initiative on projects
  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in or have graduated from a Marketing, Communications, Photography, English, Social Work, Psychology, or similar program 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.

Schedule & Location:

  • Minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Choice of remote work or on-site in Provo
  • Schedule is flexible

To apply, please submit the following to amandam@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 (this helps us get a sense of your personality and interests and understand your writing skills)

Parent Support Internship

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