Continuous Process Improvement Consultant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
Finance Office
Full/Part Time:


Penn State College of Engineering is seeking a Continuous Process Improvement Consultant to support managers and staff throughout the College with continuous administrative business process improvements. Reporting to the Director of Finance, this position will help the College realize the full potential of the University enterprise system transformations (people, process, and technology) by collaborating with HR staff (people) and system experts (technology) to help College staff understand, develop, implement, and continuously improve business processes (process). The Consultant will identify, lead, and train “change agents” within the College to communicate, train, and problem-solve initiatives with new or updated administrative processes, procedures, and policies to maximize faculty effort in teaching, research, and service. Supporting enterprise financial system transition and subsequent phased implementations will be the primary focus of the position for the first three years. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience within an academic/research department in administrative processes (both HR and Finance administration) with examples of working with staff to improve business processes. Must be able to bring together and collaborate with experts across the University to evaluate processes and develop/deliver training material and documentation for administrative staff and managers through a variety of methods. Experience with instruction in communication techniques and strategies to assist staff managers and local department “change agents” with communications and training their staff within their departments is highly desired.

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