UNITED WAY OF UTAH COUNTY

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United Way of Utah County has been a part of this community for over 60 years. Come work with a team that is continually working to create an impact that will make sure children succeed in school, teenagers flourish in mental and emotional health, and families have enough to eat and a future to look forward to.

We are looking for someone who is dedicated to excellence, innovation and creating an impact in our community. United Way values its employees and encourages growth and development.

The finance manager is an integral member of the team and an asset to achieving these goals.

Responsibilities & Duties: 

  • Prepare and monitor annual budget
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for multiple programs
  • Prepare quarterly reports for Board of Directors
  • Maintain G/L, A/R, A/P, and monitor cash flow
  • Prepare payroll and monitor benefit withholdings
  • Reconcile bank accounts, inter-organization expenses and CRM software
  • Prepare for the annual audit
  • Assisting donors and vendors in having a great experience with us
  • Help prepare reports, presentations, data, etc.
  • Other misc. projects as needed

Qualifications: 

  • College education or at least 2-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and comfortable working independently
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks
  • Knowledge of Excel
  • Knowledge of accounting including general journal entries, accounts receivable & payables, and bank reconciliations
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including strong spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Must be committed to providing outstanding customer service and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with Macros is a plus
  • Experience with non-profit accounting is a plus (i.e. Statement of Functional Expenses)
  • Willingness to learn and grow with the organization

Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., during certain times of year extra hours may be required to meet deadlines

Salary:  This is a full-time position—compensation is $60,000-$75,000 per year, depending on experience.

Benefits: Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation, 401(k), life and disability insurance, health savings account and flex spending plan. United Way of Utah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:  Please email resume to Shannon McCarty at shannonm@unitedwayuc.org

Position open until filled.

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.

 

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 new Utah Integrated Developmental Screening project, Celebrate the Stages, to expand the number of families completing 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 new 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 and linkage to services, 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 trainings; and educate families to advocate for their child’s developmental well-being. To support this exciting new system, the Developmental Screening Community Coordinator will be responsible for (1) developing a strategic plan on how best to expand and support developmental screening across the state, (2) formally evaluating the effectiveness of outreach activities over time, (3) building sustainable partnerships with other early childhood partners, and (4) helping families support their child’s development.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Proficient English and Spanish verbal and written skills required
  • 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.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to learn new software applications and databases

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, 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 able to work with the flexibility of a new system. Child development knowledge is highly desired.

Benefits and Compensation: United Way of Utah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is a full-time exempt position–annual salary of 39,000-41,000, increasing 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; flex spending account and health spending plans.

Work Schedule: Position is based in Murray, UT.  Typically Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Some early mornings, evenings, and Saturdays required for community events and meetings. The Developmental Screening Community Coordinator reports to the HMGU Outreach Assistant Manager.

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.

 Applications accepted until position is filled.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to:  Staci Fuller stacif@unitedwayuc.org

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:

  • Primary focus will be to enroll families from across the state in the program through our over the phone intake process, this includes verifying demographic and contact information and most importantly listening to the family and identifying ways HMGU can support their current needs
  • 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.
  • Being trained on the Sparkler App dashboard with the purpose of corresponding with parents, reviewing of screenings, and encouraging engagement
  • Participate in other activities related to Help Me Grow Utah and United Way of Utah County

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English 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 in person hourly position–compensation starts at $19.00, increase 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.

Work Schedule: The typical work schedule will be 8:30am-5:00pm. with 1 day a week 9:30am-6:00pm. This is a full-time 40 hrs./week position based at our office in Provo, UT. 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, the employee may be required to drive an automobile to attend meetings within the community. They are 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.

Applications accepted until the position is filled. Please submit resume and cover letter to: Vanessa Escobar at vanessae@unitedwayuc.org

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