Administrative Support Assistant 2

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – D – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
General and Academic Officers - College of Health and Human Development
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
Full/Part Time:


This person provides a wide variety of administrative support to individuals, groups, projects or programs within the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center ( Administrative support includes answering phones; greeting, referring and assisting visitors, customers, staff, or others; processing travel and expense reimbursement requests; reconciling purchasing cards; preparing documents and reports; compiling records; and providing general office support. Responsibilities include: general reception and administrative support for the Center including providing information, greeting visitors, answering phones, and directing inquiries; conference room bookings; information processing and data entry; serving as resource and backup to others on a variety of administrative support requirements, including office equipment, and any and all other Center policies, processes and procedures; website updates; maintaining supplies and materials inventories and requests. General Center and project support including processing travel and expense reimbursements, processing purchasing card forms and transactions, information processing and data entry, serving as resource and backup to others on a variety of subjects including office equipment, software application usage, subject/participant databases, safety and confidentiality of projects and subjects/participants, and any and all other University/College/Center policies, processes and procedures. Penn State offers a competitive, commensurate salary with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Review of applications will begin January 16, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates will need to upload a resume/CV, cover letter, and a list of references. The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center consists of 20 staff, 75 faculty and affiliates, and 15 graduate students. Annually, budgets/funds totaling approximately $1.0 million and approximately 40 research grants/awards and sub-awards with a total of $15.0 million run through the Center. The Center is funded by Federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, and State agencies such as the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Center grants are also funded by Foundations such as the Annie E Casey Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prevention Research Center works collaboratively with other units in the College of Health and Human Development, across Penn State with the Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering and IST and other research centers such as Methodology Center and the Center for Healthy Aging. The Center also works collaboratively with other Universities and Research Centers outside Penn State. The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center has been leading the field of prevention science since 1998, using research to create programs and inform policy that promotes the health and well-being of children and families and has state-wide, national and international impact in the fields of prevention and translational science. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of applications. Proficiency with email and other software platforms; social media proficiency desired. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and audiences. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from 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