Part-Time Student Activities Specialist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Student Affairs
Student Engagement Programs


The Penn State Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) is looking to hire a student Communications Manager for the 2019-2020 academic year. The student will be asked to work approximately 6 hours per week, which may include evening and weekend hours at GPSA events. Responsibilities of the position will include: Attending biweekly Wednesday GPSA meetings and writing meeting recaps for the GPSA Newswire and the GPSA homepage,; Maintaining GPSA social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.); working with the Secretary to maintain an up-to-date list of all graduate program contacts at University Park; working with the GPSA executive board and committee chairs to publicize events and initiatives; developing promotional materials such as flyers or banners for events when necessary; holding regular office hours in the GPSA Office (315 HUB-Robeson Center). Preference will be given to candidates who can also fulfill some or all of these additional job responsibilities: GPSA website management and development (Wordpress experience is desirable); developing promotional materials such as flyers, handouts, or banners for events; graphic design, photography, photo editing, and/or video production. Ideal candidates will be organized, demonstrate attention to detail, and possess strong writing skills. Applicants should have a general interest in student affairs at Penn State. The Communications Manager will be paid at an hourly rate corresponding to a similar wage payroll position with Penn State student affairs. This position is initially for the Fall 2019 semester, with a strong possibility of being re-hired for the spring if the student performs well in the role. The Communications Manager will report to the GPSA Executive Board. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply for this position.

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