Jobs & Internships

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2-1-1 Community Connections Specialist

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) AmeriCorps VISTA

Help Me Grow Bilingual Community Coordinator (based in Salt Lake)

Help Me Grow Bilingual Parent Support Specialist

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

Current Internship Openings

EveryDay Strong Internships

Welcome Baby Internships

South Franklin Community Center Internships

Help Me Grow Internships

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2-1-1 Community Connections Specialist

Join our team at United Way 2-1-1 a free, confidential referral and information service that helps connects people to local community resources, programs and human services. United Way 2-1-1 provides people with information and support- whether financial, domestic, health, mental health or disaster-related. We believe in the highest quality customer service to serve all people in our community. In addition, providing customer service we feel i as important to maintain community connection through partners and other vital organizations so as to meet the unique needs of those living within our area of service.

Duties & Responsibilities:
● Navigate resource database to assist callers with appropriate referrals, whose needs may include but are not limited to health, housing, food assistance, mental health etc.
● Become knowledgeable of resources and services in the community to provide accurate and relevant information to callers
● Work with team to provide coverage for opening and closing
● Update agency information in referral resource database
● Engage in and support other United Way internal programs.
● Help with additional United Way projects, including seasonal projects as needed (Day of Caring, Sub for Santa, etc.)

Qualifications:
● Spanish speaking preferred
● Skilled in customer service and problem solving
● Bachelor’s degree in social services or human services, or minimum 1-2 year related experience in human service, non-profit or other field

Requirements:
● Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds, needs and communication styles
● Provide active listening, empathy and other customer service techniques
● Explore referral options and provide support to clients in meeting their specific needs
● Handle calls with difficult inquiries
● Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in timely manner
● Ability to learn computer programs and software quickly

Work Schedule: Typical work schedule will be Monday thru Friday 8:30-5:00 p.m. Needs to also be available in rare circumstances to join community meetings/events, Monday thru Saturday as needed. The entire 211 share in the responsibility of opening or closing.

Compensation: $17 per hour

Benefits: United Way of Utah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. 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.

How to Apply: Please email cover letter & resume to Emily Henry at  Position open until filled.

 

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 ($1,466 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  with your resume and a brief explanation of why you’re interested in the position.  Position open until filled.

 

Help Me Grow Bilingual Community Coordinator (based in Salt Lake)

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 Implementation Project 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 Integrated 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 ASQ 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 families, 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–salary starting at $40,000, 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 savings account.

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

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Jodi West at . Position open until filled.

 

Help Me Grow Bilingual Parent Support Specialist

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:

  • 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 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; health saving account and flex spending 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.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Tomas Cacares at . 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:  Please email resume to Gary Tippets at .  Positions open until filled.

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Fundraising Internship

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, help struggling parents, and much more. We are looking for a dedicated individual to support our work in the community by assisting our fundraising team. Your role would play an important part in raising funds and will give you unique learning opportunities. This position would give you an opportunity to attend community and business events, network with some of the largest companies in Utah County, and learn about a variety of fundraising strategies from a nonprofit that is nearly 60 years old. 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. This is a part-time unpaid internship

Job responsibilities include:

  • Preparing donor communications to corporate partners and individual donors

  • Assisting with events like information booths, fundraising events, and business events

  • Researching donor prospects

  • Assisting the individual philanthropy and corporate engagement teams 

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Strong communication and customer service skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite and Google Workspace

  • Have a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation

  • Available to work during business hours at the Provo office

Job Details

  • Unpaid internship

  • 5-10 hours per week

  • Internship from May to August

  • Working in Provo office during business hours

  • Note: Hours per week, time of day, and length of the internship can be flexible to accommodate internship requirements or other needs. These will be finalized during the interview process.

Those interested can send a resume and cover letter to . Position open until filled for spring/summer internship.

 

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 :

  • 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. 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://sfcc.helpmegrowutah.org/internship-opportunities.php

 

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 .

  • 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

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