Regional Food Systems Summit Project Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Vice President for Research
Sustainability Institute
Full/Part Time:


The Sustainability Institute in partnership with PSU Housing and Food Service are seeking a Regional Food System Summit Fellow. This position would be part time approximately - 12/hours per week and would be responsible for planning, developing, and implementing a regional food system summit in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture annual conference in February 2018. The summit will bring together producers, institutions, and community members interested in creating a sustainable regional food system capable of supplying large institutions like Penn State, Mt. Nittany Health, and Geisinger Health Systems. The position will need to coordinate with multiple PSU entities, outside institutions, and producers to design, plan, and market the summit. The qualified candidate will report to the Sustainable Food Systems Manager and Associate Director of Planning and Partnerships at the Sustainability Institute. The qualified candidate will have excellent communication and coordination skills, a passion for food systems work, and solid organizational and event planning experience. Hourly rate will be determined by candidates experience and availability to complete the assigned task.

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