Education Program Associate 3 (Senior Workforce Development Program Specialist)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Education
Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy (ISAL)
Full/Part Time:


The Senior Workforce Development Program Specialist is responsible for assisting Title II adult education programs to address and meet the goals of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) with the Pennsylvania Department of Education Division of Adult Education (Division) Workforce Development Liaison project. Under the direction of project leadership, the Specialist will provide technical assistance and coaching to programs, especially related to Integrated Education and Training; coordinate the implementation of workforce development and partnership strategies related to WIOA Local and Regional Plans; support adult career pathway development and implementation for providers in alignment to WIOA Local and Regional Plans; support coordination of services within and among regional coalitions; develop resources for programs; contribute to the development of various written and online program deliverables; ability to collect and use basic data to understand current trends and outcomes; and other similar tasks. Additionally, the Specialist will work closely with the Pennsylvania Professional Development System to implement a coordinated service delivery approach. Knowledge of, and experience with, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, workforce development, career pathways, adult education theory and practice, and English as a Second Language theory and practice are strongly desired. A successful candidate should possess strong organizational skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to creatively solve problems; and experience using Microsoft Office products and web conferencing tools (e.g., GoToMeeting). Applicant must have flexibility in his/her schedule, with travel required approximately 20% of time. Although based in University Park, telecommuting is negotiable. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education, Workforce Development or a related discipline. A Master's degree in Adult Education, Workforce Development, or related discipline is preferred. 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