Administrative Support Assistant 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
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Level/Salary Band:
03 – F – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Criminal Justice Research Center
Full/Part Time:


The Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC) seeks an Administrative Support Assistant who will coordinate and oversee the center’s daily office activities. The CJRC has been in operation for ten years and coordinates and supports research activities in the areas of criminology and criminal justice, to include agency partners at the local, state, and federal levels. Over the past decade the center has undertaken and fostered nearly three dozen funded projects in the areas of courts and sentencing, corrections, substance abuse research and policy and evaluation. The center has generated millions of dollars in extramural support for a wide range of high profile and high impact criminal justice research projects. More recently, the center has developed a new initiative involving outreach to criminal just agency partners, criminology students, and alumni in support of student enrichment opportunities. Duties of this position include developing meeting agendas and schedules, researching and writing reports and newsletters, developing, controlling, and maintaining accountability of center and grant proposal budgets, overseeing unit files, approving and processing payroll activities of student researchers, assisting in travel planning and budgeting, collecting and compiling data for annual and periodic reports, and interviewing, training, and supporting staff and student personnel. The Administrative Support Assistant plays an important role in assisting with the preparation of grant proposals to external funders and with the management of funded projects. This position also works directly with members of the center’s Advisory Board, consisting of alumni, agency partners, and academics, to plan and implement annual meetings. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires the ability to work independently within a small organization. Excellent oral and written communication, customer service, and editorial skills required. Must possess qualities of professionalism and be able to multi-task and manage/maintain confidential materials. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and effectiveness to work independently is required. Excellent computer skills including strong familiarity with budget management, spreadsheets, databases, graphics and Web design development is required. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year with excellent possibility of refunding.

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