Community Engagement Coordinator

State of Utah

The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for carrying out programmatic events and projects that deepen the dialogue surrounding PBS Utah’s broadcast and digital content.
As Utah’s only PBS station, PBS Utah provides enriching, entertaining, and informative programming that fosters a deeper understanding of the world. We embrace new platforms, technologies, and media formats to bring communities the content and experiences they desire. The Community Engagement Program seeks out and presents available programming to strengthen the social, democratic, and cultural health of Utah’s diverse communities that crave relevant and inclusive content.
The Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Director of Programming & Community Engagement to further PBS Utah’s vision of sparking curiosity and inspiring audiences of all ages and perspectives to bridge divides and reach their full potential.
The Coordinator will be responsible for event-planning and project management. Events include film screenings, panel discussions, tabling at cultural festivals, as well as other creative endeavors that identify PBS Utah as a valued and essential player in media and content creation. Much of the work will be collaborative, but some events and projects will require initiative and the ability to work independently. The Coordinator will be a critical team member of PBS Utah as they work across departments to coordinate events and projects that affect and inform the station’s workflow and strategy.

Work with the Dir. of Community Engagement to develop and implement events and projects.
Administer the Book Club in a Box program: work with marketing team to promote the program, correspond with Book Club hosts, and prepare reports and impact data for funders.
Work with the Dir. of Community Engagement in using PBS Utah channels and platforms to attract new and engaged audiences.
Work with Grants Manager on proposals and reports for grants that fund the station’s engagement events and projects.
Bring ideas and help develop projects and partnerships that further the mission of PBS and maximize the visibility of the station’s endeavors across the state.
Work with community partners and serve as a liaison and face of PBS Utah in community settings such as festivals, public celebrations, markets, and PBS Utah events.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a related field*, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

A related field may include one or more of the following: Business, Communications, Hotel Management/Hospitality, or Exercise/Sport Science.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

The successful candidate will have project/event management experience, excellent communication skills, and will be comfortable facilitating conversations and leading out in group settings.
PBS Utah also seeks candidates who believe in the mission of PBS Utah and are familiar with its legacy and programming. A willingness to continue to learn and adapt in a constantly evolving media environment is essential. Preference may be given to those who can read/write/speak in Spanish or another second language.

Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary
In your cover letter (required), please indicate your interest in community work, why you believe public media is the right place for you, and how your professional values line up with the core values of PBS Utah.

Additional Information
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)
383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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For more information:
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.
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Posting Specific Questions
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
List of References
Optional Documents
Addendum to the University of Utah – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169 after submission
Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
Open Date
Requisition Number
Job Title
Sr. Events Coordinator
Working Title
Community Engagement Coordinator
Job Grade
Patient Sensitive Job Code?
Standard Hours per Week
Full Time or Part Time?
Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Schedule is five days a week with occasional nights and weekends.
VP Area
00334 – PBS Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment
External Posting
Pay Rate Range
$22.00 – 25.00/hour
Close Date
Open Until Filled

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