Administrative Support Assistant 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – F – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Student Affairs
Assistant Vice President
Full/Part Time:


Responsible for providing high level administrative support to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (AVP). Work closely with the AVP in his supervision of the Office of Student Care and Advocacy, the Office of Student Conduct, the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response, Student Legal Services, and Off Campus Student Support. Aid the AVP in his efforts to support students, families, faculty, and others who are impacted by student or family crisis, including student deaths. Aid the AVP in coordinating the University response to various emergency situations. Coordinate and schedule emergency meetings with stakeholders on short notice and disseminate information to a variety of University and community offices. Assist in updating policies and office procedures and implementing action plans related to student-at-risk behavior and work closely with local and campus health providers and members of the University Behavioral Threat Management Team (BTMT), which the AVP co-chairs. Serve as first point of contact with stakeholders seeking consultation with staff regarding challenging situations. Will act as a resource to others and provide information related to various support services at the University and in the community. Other responsibilities include maintaining the calendar for the AVP; working with the AVP to project, develop, and maintain budgets, including reviewing and verifying financial expenditures, supervising wage payroll staff, and processing payroll and human resource forms; composing correspondence; coordinating events; maintaining student educational records; and generating reports on behalf of the AVP. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and must work well under pressure. Must be able to respond to others calmly and compassionately, in a variety of very critical/delicate situations. Requires excellent judgment, ability to maintain confidentiality, ability to work well with students, staff, faculty, family, and community members from diverse backgrounds; and exceptional problem-solving and administrative skills. Proficiency with computer and budgeting programs.

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