Office Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Academic Advising and Student Disability Services
Full/Part Time:


If you are looking for a part-time position and have experience working in a fast-paced environment; who is passionate about helping others; who can successfully manage a high volume of e-mail, and phone calls, who is organized; self-motivated; and who models a committed work ethic, we want to talk with you! You will play an integral role in assisting our academic advisors by answering the phone, answering e-mail, updating student records, and other general office tasks. Typically requires an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree with preferred study in business administration, or higher education, plus one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Competencies critical to success are the ability to build strong partnerships with students and team members; exceptional external and internal customer service instincts; commitment to team and accountability for the whole; follow-through and attention to detail; genuine comfort working in a large, rapidly changing organization; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and a sense of humor. Computer competencies needed are: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, chat, database software, student records systems, and e-mail. This is a part-time position, 24 hours per week funded for one year. We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach’s diversity initiative. This position will be located in University Park with a work schedule of either 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m or 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

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