Education Abroad Program Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the President
Global Programs, Education Abroad


This position will assist the faculty/program leader for a Penn State Education Abroad program and will serve as an official representative of Penn State for the duration of the education abroad program. Duties include some or all the following: recruiting Penn State students, accompanying students abroad, communicating with students, assisting in delivering pre-departure orientation and supporting the faculty leader ‘on site’ in managing student conduct and adhering to Penn State Risk Management policy and procedure. Some Program Assistants will also be asked to assume teaching as well as program budget responsibilities. Programs range in length from three to eight weeks and work with groups of ten to twenty-five students. The Penn State Program Assistant must attend workshops for training in risk management and budget management; optional training on topics such as student conduct will be available for program assistants. Program Assistants must uphold Penn State education abroad program leader responsibilities as outlined by Education Abroad and must enforce Penn State policies while abroad. Familiarity with the destination and foreign language is preferred.

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