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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)  

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


International Rescue Committee (IRC)
On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program? 
2-5 hours 

Who does your program serve?
Refugee populations 

Are there specific days/times that you must be available?
Whenever assigned shifts are (have some availability to choose) 

What are your unique duties as the Program Liaison that are separate from your Bennion Center-specific responsibilities? 
There are multiple positions/duties in addition to program liason. You can volunteer to help at the IRC front desk, volunteer to help tutor, go to appointments with people-it depends on the position you pick.  


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.


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).  


  • 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, 


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Last Updated: 6/2/22