Marketing Communications Specialist (Creative Assistant)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – G – Exempt
  • 03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
Intercollegiate Athletics
Creative Services
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics is seeking a dynamic creative professional to work with its football program, assisting primarily with recruiting, photography and social media. Among the responsibilities are: working with the Assistant Athletic Director for Creative Services and Brand Management, the Director of Social Media and Creative Services for Football, and the Football and Creative Services staffs to develop, maintain and advance the brand's identity through original and creative design concepts, producing designs and motion content for a variety of digital and printed materials including, but not limited to: recruiting graphics, social media graphics, posters, signage and large-scale facility graphics, website and e-mail graphics, logos and varied promotional materials. Expedite, organize and track a large and varying workflow involving multiple deadlines. Archive and organize files, projects and art and fulfill requests. Assist in creative direction of photo shoots. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign required. Expertise in After Effects preferred. Strong written, editing and verbal communication skills and the ability to supervise student and part-time staff preferred. Requires night and weekend work, including working home football games. In addition to uploading your cover letter and resume online, please send work samples (via website or digital media preferred) to Lauren Campbell, Director of Social Media and Creative, Penn State Football by e-mail to or by mail to 110 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA, 16802. This position reports to the Director of Social Media and Creative, Penn State Football.

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