AmeriCorps Program Specialist

State of Utah

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Job Description

The Program Specialist will be a member of the UServeUtah program staff working to support the National Service Program. In this position candidates must perform a wide variety of administrative support duties ranging from general basic financial and clerical support to complex administrative coordination. This position may be filled at any of the advertised levels listed below. Salary depends on the job level offered within the series.


Provides guidance, monitoring, and support to ensure that Utah State AmeriCorps programs meet federal funding agency guidance, regulatory and legislative requirements
Perform specialized administrative duties required to support the specific program area; in consultation with program manager, make judgments based on state and federal guidelines.
Respond to and initiate inquiries, answer questions, and independently resolve problems whenever feasible; communicate Commission policy and procedures to program organizations and service community.
Coordination of training plans and schedules, design, development and delivery of training presentations (outsourced or in-house).
Perform programmatic and fiscal desk reviews and site visits as assigned by program manager
Compose and/or prepare correspondence, memoranda, promotional materials, forms, newsletters, manuals, and reports using appropriate word processing and spreadsheet tools
Maintain tracking/monitoring system to meet federal grant compliance requirements
Completes research on best practice; collects data, analyzes and develops reports
Review and maintain statistical information on program performance; supports ongoing AmeriCorps evaluation and system improvement processes
Market and communicate AmeriCorps Programs and UServeUtah Initiatives to public
Coordinate event planning and make logistical arrangements for program meetings and larger events
Perform other duties as required to support the mission and function of the agency
Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and experience that will enable the incumbent to possess demonstrable skills necessary to accomplish the tasks outlined
Proficiency in planning, coordination and delivery of training
Experience in interpreting and applying policies, grant requirements, technical directives, state or federal standards and regulations, and implementing compliance processes/procedures
Strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and oral/writing communication skills required.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, take responsibility for meeting deadlines, and be a skilled problem solver.
Ability to initiate projects and works independently with minimal supervise.
Excellent written and verbal communication, and computer skills to develop own quality written products on Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
The starting salary will be $21 per hour.

Job Series
The selected candidate for this position may be brought in as a Program Specialist I with a salary range of $18.36-$31.56 per hour with the potential to move to a Program Specialist II with a salary range of $22.19-$33.32 per hour.

This position may be eligible for telework after a training period.

Preference may be given to those with experience and knowledge of AmeriCorps and other national service programs.

Why You Should Join Our Team

The Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement isn’t just another state agency. The programs we manage and the services we provide are the heart and soul of Utah. By working with volunteer organizations, libraries, local arts agencies, historical societies, museums, and other state and federal agencies, as well as the state’s many indigenous and multicultural groups, the professionals in our department improve the lives of individuals and communities throughout Utah.

The department provides a fast paced, collaborative, and energetic work environment that supports employees in balancing work and home life. We actively encourage flexible work schedules and telecommuting options where it makes sense, as well as participation in exercise and mass transit programs.

As a benefited employee of the Department of Cultural & Community Engagement, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer.

The Agency
As the state’s central coordinating body for service and volunteerism, UServeUtah is responsible for developing, implementing, and sustaining a vision and culture of national service and community engagement within the state. We do this by building and cultivating capacity for effective national service and community engagement, promoting and inspiring national service and community engagement, and recognizing outstanding impacts made through service. For more information, click here.


Supplemental Information

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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