Human Resources Manager (Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – K – Exempt
  • 03 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Division of Development and Alumni Relations
Office of the Vice President
Full/Part Time:


Reporting to the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, and serving as a member of his senior leadership team and the central operating group (COG), the Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will provide leadership and strategic direction to a wide range of DEI initiatives in the Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR). Duties will involve management of daily and long-term activities, including: Developing and executing strategies to improve the diversity of the division’s staff and the inclusiveness of the DDAR working environment, and the metrics to demonstrate success in those endeavors; implementing strategies to recruit and retain individuals from diverse backgrounds to work with DDAR; formalizing a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in DDAR; facilitating DDAR’s partnership with the CASE development residency program; improving the cultural competence of DDAR staff; advising the Vice President on division-wide issues, opportunities, and challenges through energetic participation on both COG and the senior leadership team; working with staff and volunteers to implement strategies allowing for the more effective solicitation of - and service to - an increasingly diverse alumni and donor population. The successful candidate will have a proven record of leadership in, and demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse and under-represented groups. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Knowledge and experience working in complex organizations, higher education institutions, and/or development and alumni relations operations is advantageous. This individual should have or develop a working knowledge of state and federal laws and current best practices associated with DEI. They must be able to work independently across multiple units to champion a variety of initiatives at the same time. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the 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