Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – H – Exempt
The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC)
Full/Part Time:


The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Penn State is seeking a Financial Coordinator to provide high-level financial oversight and ensure compliance to University and funder regulations. This position requires experience in financial aspects of research administration in a scientific, higher education, or academic medical center setting. The PRC is a well-established and highly regarded interdisciplinary research center comprised of faculty members, research associates, research support staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. The PRC is a vibrant, interdisciplinary research center devoted to improving the health and well-being of children, youth, and families. The PRC conducts and leverages research to create programs designed to prevent poor outcomes and promote wellness. The Financial Coordinator provides financial oversight, planning, and development for the PRC. This position will work closely with the Center Director to set priorities related to facilitating sustained, high-quality research and achieving strategic priorities. The Financial Coordinator will work to ensure that all Principal Investigators can conduct their research efficiently and effectively to further research goals in alignment with the mission of the Center. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) providing financial oversight, planning, and development for annual operating budgets totaling approximately $15M across more than 40 cost centers; preparing regular budget projections and working with directors and individual researchers to manage funds and resources strategically; managing the submission of research grant proposals to the College grants office and coordinating pre-award support; maintaining current knowledge of University and funding agency regulations and ensure compliance with all regulations; supervising a staff member focused on pre-award support and compliance issues; and developing and communicating operating procedures for pre- and post-award activities related to finance and compliance. This position will serve as principal liaison and representative for financial matters to the College of Health and Human Development, other colleges, and the University and maintain current knowledge of all regulatory requirements of funding agencies. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Evidence of understanding complex budgets is required, and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities is essential. The successful candidate will have outstanding organizational skills, oral and written communication skills; the ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and professionally with leadership, faculty, staff, and external partners; a demonstrated ability to make independent administrative decisions; a demonstrated ability to exercise discretion in confidential matters; and a proactive approach to work that includes continually seeking ways to improve and communicate internal operating procedures. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from hire date, 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