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Partnership Liaisons manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Partnership Liaisons work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Partnership Liaisons volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.  

Partnership Liaisons are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require engagement during the summer months (see application for details). 

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Partnership Liaisons are expected to: 
  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program). 
  • Recruit, orient, train, and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.  
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours. 
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator. 
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines. 
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current, and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID). 
  • Track and submit monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers. 
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator. 
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details). 
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center 
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver) 
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)  

Commitments 
Weekly 
  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming) 
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner) 
Monthly 
  • Issue Area Meeting 
  • Hours Logs/Reflections 
Semester 
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Saturday Service Project (Fall) & MLK Saturday Service Project (Spring) 
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester) 
  • 2 hours outreach (per semester) 
Year 
  • Student Leader Orientation (Dates TBD)  
  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year.

 

Pasifika First Fridays
On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program?
3-5 hours per week in addition to Bennion Center responsibilities (administration, recruitment, office hour, etc.)

Who does your program serve? 
Our program targets Pacific Islander artists in the Salt Lake Valley and any art enthusiast of Pasifika (Pacific) art.

Are there specific days/times that you must be available?
It will be required to be available every first Friday of the month from 6:00 - 10:00 pm.

What are your unique duties as the Program Liaison that are separate from your Bennion Center-specific responsibilities?
  • Relationship Building between PFF and artists, within staff/volunteer groups, and with the community-at-large
  • Festival, Event & Exhibition Coordination/Support
  • Communication and Design Support (if skills align)

 


West Valley Performing Arts Center
On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program?
Volunteer shifts are generally 2 hours each. A partnership liaison can expect an additional 1-2 hours each week.

Who does your program serve? 
  • The West Valley Performing Arts Center is a non-profit, community theatre supported by West Valley City. It looks to serve the most diverse population in Utah through the performing arts in an effort to involve these communities and create equitable and accessible opportunities.
  • The main goal is to serve the West Valley Community. This is done by staging different plays or musical performances. Volunteers can choose a variety of ways to help such as actually getting involved in the production, ushering, or helping in the Box office to understand the administrative side as well.
  • On the off months, we offer other opportunities to help with marketing (such as designing), sitting in on production meetings, helping construct things, ushering lectures or setting up or helping with cultural events - we offer a lot of opportunities both at the theatre and at the Utah Cultural Celebration center. We have lectures, events, and performances almost every week of the year, so we have opportunities everywhere!

Are there specific days/times that you must be available?
  • Thursday – Saturday for productions (7:30 pm Thursday & Friday, 2:00 & 7:30 pm on Saturday)

What are your unique duties as the Program Liaison that are separate from your Bennion Center-specific responsibilities?
  • None identified

Palmer Court Kids' Book Club
On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program?
1-3 hours per week

Who does your program serve? 
Children ages 6-12 

Are there specific days/times that you must be available?
No. The community partner will work with you regarding scheduling. 

What are your unique duties as the Program Liaison that are separate from your Bennion Center-specific responsibilities?
May have to plan activities aside from reading in order to keep kids engaged. 

 

Girl Scouts Outreach
On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program?
2-4 hours 

Who does your program serve? 
Girl Scouts members ages 5-17 in Title I elementary schools and community centers

Are there specific days/times that you must be available?
The majority of troops meet between 1:30pm and 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Outreach troops generally meet one hour per week (plus any preparation time) for the duration of the program.

What are your unique duties as the Program Liaison that are separate from your Bennion Center-specific responsibilities?
If not already, you must apply to be a troop leader.

Road Home Teens' Night Out
On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program?
5-7 hours 

Who does your program serve? 
Adolescents and teenagers ages 11-17 experiencing homelessness 

Are there specific days/times that you must be available?
Wednesdays 6-9 p.m 

What are your unique duties as the Program Liaison that are separate from your Bennion Center-specific responsibilities?
Planning weekly activities on Wednesdays 

 

Site Coordinators

Position Description  

Under the oversight of the Utah Reads Program ManagerUtah Reads Site Coordinators are responsible for ensuring the overall quality of the tutoring program at one elementary school or community agency. The Site Coordinator provides the on-going support necessary for tutors to fulfill the mission and objectives of the Utah Reads programThis includes working with site administration to ensure effective tutoring strategies are in place. Students applying for this position need to be qualified to receive work-study funding from the financial aid department. Preference given to students with experience with Utah Reads or Next Steps training. 


 Primary Job Responsibilities  

  • Manage the daily activities of the tutoring program and the 5-10 tutors at the site  
  • Facilitate communication between tutors, the coordinator, and school staff  
  • Coordinate with school staff to manage schedules and pair tutors according to the needs of all parties  
  • Perform placement assessments for students
  • Attend and participate in weekly meetings  
  • Complete tutor evaluations and assist with intervention of performance issues  
  • Complete lesson observations and provide feedback.  

Additional Job Responsibilities  

  • Maintain records of tutoring and progress monitoring 
  • Support tutor efforts by providing meaningful teaching strategies and trouble-shooting specific issues  
  • Facilitate monthly site meetings 
  • Lead, participate in, and assist with development of tutor training program  
  • Promote socially conscious tutoring through facilitating discussions and reflections 
  • Review tutors’ lesson plans and provide feedback  
  • Develop school program and ensure adherence to policies  
  • Support other Bennion Center programs, attend BC Student Leader Orientation.   
  • Other duties as assigned 

Required Qualifications  

  • Must be awarded work-study funds from the Financial Aid Department  
  • Able to commit 10-12 hours a week to the program (some flexibility in schedule).  
  • Experience working in the Utah Reads program and/or the Next Steps program 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills  
  • 1 year commitment to the position 
  • Own transportation or UTA  

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Experience in facilitating meetings, reflections of service or discussions of social issues  
  • Patience and ability to work in a variety of settings with a variety of individuals (i.e. classroom, after-school program, children, teachers, school administration, college students).  

Benefits  

  • Hourly starting wage of $12.00+ with  potential for a raise every semester 
  • Valuable, applied administrative leadership experience and training  
  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Experience working with administration in an education environment 
  • More involvement in the Bennion Center 
  • Be a part of the overall development of children and college student tutors  

Tutoring Locations

  • Bennion Elementary
  • Glendale Community Learning Center
  • Liberty Elementary
  • Mary Jackson Elementary
  • Mountain View Elementary
  • Neighborhood House Association
  • Parkview Elementary
  • Riley Elementary

If you have questions, please contact Asma Hassan, 801-585-9101, asma.hassan@utah.edu 

 

Last Updated: 10/18/21