Residential Education Specialist 3 (Area Coordinator)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Student Affairs
Residence Life
Full/Part Time:


Responsible to an Assistant Director of Residence Life for supervising a staff of up to five Coordinators, as well as overseeing the daily activities of a residence hall area housing up to 4,400 students. Assist with one or two of the following central tasks: Stall Stories, Second Year Mentoring, professional staff pre-fall training, diversity initiatives, social media/digital marketing, admissions and print media, podcasting and online education. Responsible for supervising a portion of the summer school program. Respond to and follow-up on student conflicts and crisis situations. Depending on the location, implement programs and activities for a variety of environments including first year experience, sororities, academic/theme focused, apartments, graduate student and family living. Assist with student discipline. Share central staff duty and area duty as needed. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will have experience with residence life staff supervision and possess an understanding of college student development theory. Must demonstrate a commitment to the development of a community where diversity, cocurriculum, and sustainability are valued. This is not a live-in job; required to be part of an on call duty rotation and live within 15 miles of campus. Driver's license preferred. If operating a University vehicle for this position, candidate will be required to successfully complete a motor vehicle records check as well as standard background checks. The start date is as soon as possible.

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