Student Advocacy Specialist 5

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 Education
Office of Multicultural Programs
Full/Part Time:


The College of Education, Office of Multicultural Programs is seeking a highly motivated professional to work closely with the Assistant Dean in support of our diversity, equity and inclusion goals and developing and coordinating College recruitment and retention initiatives for target student populations. The Student Advocacy Specialist represents the College at high school recruitment fairs, prospective student campus visits, open houses, college fairs, etc. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the multicultural student organization (MESA); the coordination of retention activities and programs for Education underrepresented students; providing academic advising and life skills guidance to multicultural students; co-directing with the Assistant Dean a summer residential program (SCOPE); and preparing reports for the Assistant Dean in relation to enrollment/graduation data, composition of student population, and entrance to major. Critical competencies of the position include evidence of strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; experience working with leadership, faculty, students and staff from diverse backgrounds; knowledge regarding comprehensive program development; analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills; attention to detail, and use of sound judgment and professionalism. Additional competencies include: effective leadership of teams and projects involving complex coordination between multiple units across the University or with external agents; strong work ethic; proficient written /verbal communication on complex issues with the ability to deliver to a variety of audiences; outstanding interpersonal skills; and the expertise to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders are essential characteristics of the position. Familiarity with University protocols, policies and procedures highly desirable. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in an education or social science related discipline or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. May require PA Act 33, 151, and 34 certifications

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