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Open Date 10/22/2021
Job Title Coordinator, Education
Standard Hours per Week 30
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary Daytime, with occasional nights and weekends needed at times.
Department 00334 – KUED
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $20/hr.
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary
Recognized as one of the leading public television stations in the country, PBS Utah is committed to serving the Utah community through diverse local productions, K-12 educational programs, and community engagement. PBS Utah works to provide the people of Utah and surrounding areas with relevant programming and services while upholding core values of integrity, fairness, independence, education, and innovation.

Coordinate and implement PBS Utah and PBS KIDS Utah educational programs, annual initiatives, and events, in collaboration with PBS Utah’s Education Program Manager. Work independently to manage and maintain the PBS KIDS Utah blog and the Writers and Illustrators Contest. Collaborate with the Education Program Manager to coordinate virtual and in-person events and educator trainings statewide. Coordinate rural programs like the Reading Marathon Mini Grants program and book distributions. Increase rural engagement through programs like the Writers and Illustrators Contest and Educator Boxes. Maintain reports for events and activities.

PBS KIDS Utah Blog and Digital Content
Manage blog
Create weekly blogs and blog videos
Create and maintain blog and blog posts in the areas of events, activities, recipes, crafts, home page
Create monthly calendar of blog posts to write
Come up with and research crafts to do and post about along with other topics
Maintain PBS KIDS page content
Maintain PBS Learning Media homepage content

Project Manager of Writers and Illustrators Contest
Find a community partner to partner with us for contest
Set up place, date, time of celebration
Update posters and social media material with new look and theme
Keep track of all stories that come in, enter them into an excel and organize them by grade
Send out distribution packets and emails to libraries, schools, and past participants
Engage schools and libraries statewide in contest promotion
Select judges, when judging will take place, and manage catering
Create invitations, catering, and notify winners for celebration
Contact community partners about prizes for the winners along with ordering prizes online
Print out certificates and mail back all stories
Scan stories of winners to submit to host one our website
Coordinate the traveling exhibit with Utah Division of Arts and Museums, including the return of the stories from the year prior
Increase engagement with rural writing workshops
Digital copies via website

Reading Marathon Mini Grants
Manage promotion of the Mini Grant program and manage submissions
Select Mini Grant recipients and coordinate receipt of funds, PBS KIDS goodies, and books
Collect and manage reports from the schools and libraries who received Mini Grants

Educator Boxes
Manage promotion and distribution of Educator Boxes
Collaborate with Education Program Manager to create box contents

Book Distributions
Manage distribution of books to community partners

Virtual and Live Event Support for PBS KIDS Utah
Collaborate with Education Program Manager to coordinate virtual and in-person events
Establish community partners for events and collaborations
Research related organizations
Create lists of organizations contact information
Reach out to organizations to participate
Event Invitations
Send invitations
Perform follow-up calls for RSVP’s
Coordinate Meetings and Lead Meetings when appropriate
Pick up catering
Attend meetings for events and take notes
Work with Education Program Manager to plan activities for events and manage supplies
Virtual event supplies may be mailed out to attendees
Host and attend virtual events via Zoom, OVEE, etc.
Help with set-up and tear-down
Interact with kids and parents at the events
Work with community partners that are also in attendance
Order costumes of PBS Characters and arrange shipping and handling
Enter proof of performance data after event into Education Reports

• This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education), and two years related experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Department Specific Qualifications:
Our ideal candidate is an inclusive team member with the ability to build trust with their team and in the community we serve. This candidate should have a commitment to the core values of PBS Utah and have the ability to be mindful of the diverse voices and lived experiences in our community that that broaden perceptions and find common ground. Ability to write and speak fluently in a second language a plus.

Education background and interest in children’s events and activities with a focus on PreK – 3rd grade. Self-starter. Collaborator. Organizational skills. Comfortable and skilled speaking to a group and willing to be featured in digital videos for PBS KIDS Utah blogs. Writing and editing skills. Computer/data base skills and knowledge.

In your cover letter or personal statement, please speak to your commitment to PBS Utah’s five core values of integrity, fairness, independence, education, and innovation.

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

Type Benefited Staff

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)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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