Program Manager

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Conferences & Institutes
Full/Part Time:


Do you excel at coordinating multiple tasks and deadlines with multiple people across multiple projects? Do you thrive in a busy, energetic environment that consists of both computer-based program management and in-person event delivery? If so, consider applying for this position, program manager in Penn State Conferences and Institutes. The ideal program manager is an extremely organized, task-oriented individual who can work with faculty members to develop and deliver conferences and summer youth programs, as well as credit programs that have an off-site learning component. While working as part of a team, program managers oversee a portfolio of 15-20 programs annually. The program manager is the hub of the wheel as he/she coordinates program development, budgeting, marketing, registration, speakers, logistics, contracts, on-site management, and evaluation for each program, with each program having its own unique objectives and needs. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills in event planning, program management, or project management. The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, excellent communication skills, budgeting experience, problem solving skills, attention to detail, teamwork, and organization are critical to the program manager’s success. We value candidates who are forward-thinking, open-minded and flexible, who have the dedication to learn a variety of new programs, procedures and systems. This position requires a flexible schedule during conference delivery and will include occasional weekend and evening work.

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