Graduate Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of The Liberal Arts
Humanities Institute


The Humanities Institute is seeking a Graphic Design and Social Media/Website Manager Graduate Assistant. The position is an 18-week, Grade 12, half-time graduate assistantship (20 hours per week) for the Fall 2019 semester with the possibility of renewal in Spring 2020 with successful performance. All applicants must be currently enrolled as graduate students. The successful candidate will create and modify graphics as needed for website and marketing materials; work with social media to create, update, and monitor social networking sites (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, blogs, YouTube, etc.); post monthly events and descriptions to university and local news outlets; and edit website(s) as needed (including managing the Humanities Institute events calendar, creating/coding new pages, archiving/coding old pages, and updating site framework). The candidate will also manage listserv communications; create and distribute print marketing materials; assist event organization and production (including event photography/videography); and assist with ordering, receiving, and managing office supplies and office materials. To be considered for this assistantship, please upload 1) a letter of interest that speaks directly to the job description, 2) a resume, 3) a graphic design portfolio that demonstrates skill using adobe illustrator and adobe photoshop, and 4) contact information for two references. Review of applications will begin immediately 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