Marketing Strategy Specialist 3 (Communications Strategist)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Dean's Office - Communications
Full/Part Time:


The Eberly College of Science is seeking talented and energetic Communications Strategists to identify communications and marketing needs for an assigned number of departments and units within the college. These positions are charged with developing, planning, and implementing various integrated marketing and communications initiatives such as website content updates and development, social networking, e-mail marketing, e-newsletters, brochures, feature articles, and press releases. Responsibilities also include creating, researching, and writing press releases on departmental activities; generating and executing communication strategies and techniques for connecting with targeted stakeholder groups, including students, faculty, corporations, and alumni; coordinating communications and promotions for events; analyzing results of communications efforts and using them to improve future efforts; making recommendations for future marketing efforts; and monitoring marketing budgets for assigned units. Requires extensive relationship building in order to foster collaboration and coordination among department leadership, dean’s office administration, and other communications team members. The successful candidates will exhibit excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, attention to detail and a dedication to quality and customer service. Strong project management, organizational and interpersonal skills required. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; basic knowledge of Adobe CS suite (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), and publication layout skills are preferred. Basic knowledge of photography and videography preferred. Comfort level using content management software for website updates preferred. Candidate should be prepared to provide writing samples and examples of previous work. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088