New Student Orientation Coordinator

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – F – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
The Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate Education, Student Orientation and Transition Programs
Full/Part Time:


Responsible for the development and implementation of portions of the campus-wide New Student Orientation program including pre-arrival and post-NSO communications, program check-in, resource fairs, student led sessions, and late night programming. Provide administrative and logistical support for New Student Orientation, Transfer Student Orientation, and President’s New Student Convocation. Manage daily NSO capacities in collaboration with academic college partners. Assist in developing and administering office-wide program evaluation and assessment. Provide oversight for the office’s social media presence. Prepare content for presentations, publications, and websites. Assist with other orientation and transition programs.Reporting to both Student Affairs and Undergraduate Education, Student Orientation and Transition Programs, through collaborative partnerships, is responsible for providing a comprehensive learning experience for all Penn State undergraduate students that supports a successful academic, social and personal transition to the University. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher (Master's degree preferred) or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Degrees in college student personnel, counseling psychology, higher education, student affairs or related field are preferred. Direct experience with orientation and transition programs, large-scale event management, understanding of student development theory, and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations is expected. The job requires effective writing and communication skills. Demonstrated experience effectively leveraging social media is expected. Successful candidates will be detail oriented, motivated, flexible, and adaptable to change. Ability to work independently, while recognizing the importance of teamwork in achieving goals, is a critical element of this position. Position includes standards work hours throughout the academic year (September-April), and non-standard work hours (11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.) on days where New Student Orientation takes place (May-August). Ability to work nights and weekends throughout the summer is required of the successful candidate.

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