Career Services Manager 2 (Career Success Institute Manager)

Penn State University

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


The Career Success Institute Manager will lead the establishment and implementation of a professional and workplace skills training and development institute for Penn State students. The position will manage all institute logistics as well as the development and implementation of professional and workplace skills content modules for completion by students in-person and online. Innovative tools and techniques will be used to meet the needs of today’s students. The Career Success Institute Manager will consult with University partners interested in promoting the institute with students and identify/foster additional opportunities for partnership via close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. The Manager will recruit, train, and support affiliate learning partners (i.e., instructors and evaluators) primarily comprised of employers, alumni, faculty, and career development professionals from various career offices University-wide. The Career Success Institute Manager will also serve as Coordinator of a University-wide Peace Corps Prep Program, aligning program with overall Career Success Institute efforts. The position will supervise wage payroll, student, temporary employees, or volunteers as needed. The Career Success Institute Manager will also assist with the delivery of Career Services’ major events, programs, workshops, recruitment efforts, and drop-in sessions. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, Student Affairs, Higher Education or a related discipline plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with relevant technological applications; ability to problem solve; and creativity/innovation preferred. Qualifications include thorough knowledge of career services, professional and workplace skills development, and trends in the field; thorough knowledge of student development; experience with building and maintaining cross-functional partnerships; self-direction and personal accountability; planning and organizational skills; effective verbal and written communication; adaptability; leadership qualities; and ability to work in a team. This is a fixed-term position 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