Education Program Associate 2

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
Full/Part Time:


The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center is seeking a Project Coordinator for their Cross-Systems Prevention Workgroup (CSPW). Specific responsibilities of this role will include: support Cross-Systems Prevention Workgroup (CSPW) activities, ensuring that its efforts are generally cohesive, consistent, and effective in supporting its mission and goals, including the development and establishment of policies, strategies, and operating objectives; coordinate communications and outreach efforts, including updating the mission vision and components documents; disseminate information on workgroup efforts across the Commonwealth, and monitor implementation and adherence; perform a literature review on the standards of knowledge for prevention science, incorporating the current state of the field in defining these terms; draft a synthesis that incorporates research evidence on the standards of prevention science, defining prevention and describing the parameters of the term evidence-based; and work with Penn State faculty in drafting this document of common core standards prevention to reflect the current state of the science; support the administration of the Prevention Program Inventory Survey and follow up with non-respondent agencies to retrieve all necessary responses; work with appropriate Penn State project staff to analyze the program inventory data; draft results to produce the Cross-Systems Program Inventory Report; work with workgroup leads, the project lead and Penn State faculty to review best practices for blended and braided funding initiatives—blended funding potential will be explored for pooling funds across agencies to co-fund evidence-based practices, programs, and policies; assist in the identification of relevant national data resources; develop a needs assessment tool suitable for a statewide, cross-systems analysis; incorporate data and sources into that data tool, data analysis, and incorporate feedback for modifying and revising existing drafts of reports, data collection instruments, and other materials; assist in the identification of potential funding sources and methods of communicating the workgroup’s mission to prospective funding sources and foundation funders to secure and sustain workgroup funding; collaborate with the workgroup chair and its lead members in connecting workgroup activities and deliverables with PRC faculty and other Penn State researchers who can provide technical assistance, policy guidance, and data collect and interpretation support to the CSPW; perform other job-related duties as assigned, including the development of focused meeting agendas, recording and distribution of meeting minutes, development and distribution of workgroup materials, and follow-up on obtaining required documents and information. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s or Ph.D. in public health or other human services area preferred. Preference will be given to those with a minimum of two to four years’ experience in project coordination involving multiple stakeholders and community networks. Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communications skills and be detail- oriented. Knowledge of state government and state agencies as well as Penn State research is a plus. Periodic travel to Harrisburg, PA to meet with the Cross-Systems Prevention Workgroup (CSPW) and its members may be required. Since this position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties, a valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Experience with project evaluation, statistical analysis, developing and implementing new strategies is required. 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