Residential Education Specialist 1 (Coordinator)

Penn State University

Penn State Altoona
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – G – Exempt
Work Unit:
Student Affairs
Residence Life
Full/Part Time:


Responsible to the Assistant Director of Student Affairs for the supervision and administration of a residence hall community and for supporting and promoting a diversified residential program. Duties include supervision of resident assistants; staff selection, training, and evaluation; student contact in the areas of counseling, conflict resolution, crisis management, mediation, discipline, organization advising, social justice/diversity; administration of daily operations, on call coverage for campus and community development. Must display interest in working with first year students and/or an academically-focused environment. Successful candidate should possess thorough understanding of the role and purpose of residence hall living as it applies to student development and co-curricular learning. Must demonstrate a commitment to the development of a community where diversity and sustainability are valued. Driver's license preferred. Anticipated start date will be as soon as possible. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. If operating a University vehicle for this position, candidate will be required to have a valid driver's license and successfully complete a motor vehicle records check in addition to standard background checks. This is an annual live-in position typically funded for up to four years. Appointments will be made on an annual basis based on continued satisfactory performance. This is an 83.3% full-time equivalency (FTE) job. Months off are mid-May to mid-July of each year. Full Penn State benefits included.

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