Human Resources Specialist 2 (Employee Community Network Program Coordinator)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Educational Equity
Educational Equity
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University and the Office of Educational Equity are committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. The Office of Educational Equity seeks a full-time Employee Community Network Program Coordinator to develop and coordinate at least three Employee Community Networks (ECNs) focused on forwarding an inclusive climate and concerned particularly with the retention of LGBTQIA+, women-identified, and racially or ethnically diverse staff. The University will sponsor a constellation of activities (e.g., networking, community building, engagement) to increase sense of belonging at the University. Promoting an intersectional approach, the ECN Program Coordinator will provide operational guidance to Employee Community Network leaders to ensure alignment of ECN activities with the University’s strategic plan; its Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and the Penn State Values. With a focus on employee engagement, the Employee Community Network Coordinator will collaborate and consult with ECN leaders and other University partners in the promotion of diversity and inclusion; and partner with and support as appropriate the Talent, Diversity, and Inclusion Center of Expertise in the Office of Human Resources. Responsibilities include marketing and communications for ECNs; creating structures and processes for facilitating outreach; creating and implementing an assessment plan for each ECN; building relationships with ECN executive sponsors and other key stakeholders; managing ECN budgets; and ensuring compliance with University policy. The position requires strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, the ability to work effectively as an individual contributor and as part of a team, and the ability to manage problems spanning multiple functional areas. The ideal candidate will demonstrate advanced knowledge of concepts and best practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as a strong commitment to practices that support diversity throughout the University. Experience in program development—ideally in employee satisfaction, retention, and community building—is essential. 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 approximately two years, dependent on the date of hire, with a possibility of renewal.

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