Marketing Communications Specialist 5 (Creative Services Manager)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
05 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
College Relations and Communications
Full/Part Time:


The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences seeks a Creative Services Manager to serve as the art director and lead designer for the College and Penn State Extension. The Manager oversees the Penn State and extension visual identities across all media, produces high-profile college marketing and recruitment materials, and supervises a team of design, editing, writing, and production staff. This position is responsible for the planning, leadership, design, production, and printing of high-quality, cost-effective publications and materials for stakeholders throughout Pennsylvania. The Manager is responsible for the leadership, planning, design, and production of more than 300 new and revised educational and marketing publications and materials annually. This position works closely with vendors, the financial office, staff, faculty, specialists, and administration throughout the University, college, and extension to provide the highest quality and cost-effective materials possible. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will possess an intimate understanding of design; experience with a variety of software, including, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.; demonstrated project management skills; excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills; a strong understanding of brand development and multichannel marketing concept; comfort interacting with clients and internal staff alike; and strong persuasive skills. Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate expertise in design and brand management.

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