Marketing Communications Specialist

Penn State University

Penn State Great Valley
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – G – Exempt
  • 03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Great Valley
Marketing and Recruitment
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Great Valley, located in Malvern, PA, is seeking a creative, innovative, team player to join the campus. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Recruitment, this position will focus on the planning, writing, distribution, maintenance, and measurement of news and feature articles, marketing collateral, newsletters, social media, website, and direct mail, email, and advertising campaigns. This individual will also work within the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to develop audience-specific communication plans to reach prospective students. They will also assist with special projects including, but not limited to, market research and video and photo shoots. Requires exceptional writing and editing skills, creative outlook, significant attention to detail, ability to multitask, and ease with navigating a variety of audiences. Experience with copy editing and reporting, Drupal CMS, Salesforce CRM, and Google Analytics preferred. Higher education experience is preferred, but not required. Position requires occasional evening work. To apply, please complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume. In addition, please submit three writing samples that demonstrate an array of audiences and objectives. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 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