Student Advocacy Specialist 4 (Multicultural Programs Manager)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Education
Office of Multicultural Programs
Full/Part Time:


The Office of Multicultural Programs in the College of Education is seeking a highly motivated staff member to support our diversity, equity and inclusion goals. The College of Education has assigned a high priority to meeting the legitimate needs of underrepresented/underserved students and this position is designed to provide leadership to these efforts. The successful applicant will provide purposeful leadership and supervision for the Office of Multicultural Programs’ services and the pre-college program S.C.O.P.E., focusing on inclusion, multiculturalism and social justice and in support of the College of Education’s diversity priorities. The individual will capitalize upon their professional expertise as they will be responsible for the development, provision, supervision and evaluation of processes, programs and services for students from underrepresented/underserved groups, a vitally important portion of Penn State's student body. The selected applicant will represent the office and participate in University and College(s) sponsored recruitment and retention programs that may involve evening and weekend work. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in an education or social science related discipline or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Critical competencies of the position include evidence of strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; experience working with leadership, faculty, students and staff from diverse backgrounds; knowledge regarding comprehensive program development; analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills; attention to detail, and use of sound judgment and professionalism. Additional competencies include: effective leadership of teams and projects involving complex coordination between multiple units across the University or with external entities. Familiarity with University protocols, policies and procedures is highly desirable. A strong work ethic, excellent written/verbal communication and ability to work effectively in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.

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