Counselor 2

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – G – Exempt
Work Unit:
Office of the President
Educational Equity - Multicultural Resource Center
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We are concerned with the institutional change required for visioning and realizing a more socially just University. Reporting to the Director of the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), the MRC Counselor position is a college outreach position, not a clinical counselor position, in which the Counselor proactively provides individual support, referral and guidance to students on academic, educational, social, career, financial, and personal matters. Counselors meet individually with students regarding academic evaluation reports, campus involvement, educational opportunities, and personal matters; keep detailed, confidential records of counseling sessions and other types of student contacts; collaborate in the implementation and evaluation of unit-sponsored programs, including new student orientation programs, open houses, and the MRC Awards Reception; function as a resource for, and liaison with, other University staff and community agencies working with assigned students; fulfill administrative duties as requested, including unit strategic planning and assessment, weekly staff meetings, and search committees; and interview, train, and mentor student staff as needed. Counselor may have the opportunity to coordinate one of the Center’s identity outreach groups such as the mentoring program for Asian students or the leadership program for Latinx students. Other duties might be assigned as needs arise. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in counselor education, college student personnel, psychology, social work, education, higher education administration, or related discipline or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Multicultural counseling experience and/or experience working with racially-diverse college students is highly desirable. Must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin on February 18, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

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