Industry Relations Coordinator 4 (Technical Advisor)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Vice President Of Research - Pm (Neil Sharkey)
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), housed within the Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking an experienced technical advisor that brings the combination of technical training and business development skills to the organization. One of the first technical assistance programs in the country, PennTAP continues to support Pennsylvania small businesses through a staff based in University Park and Pittsburgh and is currently looking to add a technical advisor to their offices in University Park. If you are passionate about strengthening manufacturing and advising businesses and organizations, while creatively connecting Penn State resources (students, faculty, research, facilities) to your clients, then PennTAP may be the place for you. As a Technical Advisor, you will be part of a team responsible for developing relationships with organizations across the state to improve and implement unique solutions that reduce energy and waste consumption. You will also be responsible for working close with Penn State students to provide them with experiential learning activities outside the classroom, while connecting the organization to Penn State research, faculty, and facilities. You will be responsible for, but not limited to, relationship building, project identification, project implementation, reporting, student engagement with client projects, and act as a liaison to Penn State resources. You will consult with client organizations of all sizes and types to understand organizational issues and needs and provide consultation and training services to include technical expertise such as: energy efficiency, pollution prevention, environmental management systems, and environmental compliance. Your work will also provide students an opportunity to go beyond the boundaries of the class room and into the manufacturing world. This position is located at University Park. Some overnight travel is required. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Consulting experience with energy efficiency, pollution prevention and environmental management systems is preferred. Competencies critical to success are: attention to detail; interpret and communicate information, ideas and instructions clearly and accurately both verbally and in written materials intended for distribution; ability to organize workload and effectively maintain relationships with peers and vendors; demonstrate strong negotiation, communication, and problem-solving skills. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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