Assistant Director of Student Affairs

Penn State University

Penn State New Kensington
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – G – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State New Kensington
Student Affairs
Full/Part Time:


Penn State New Kensington is seeking an Assistant Director of Student Affairs. This position is primarily responsible for the planning, development and implementation of a wide variety of student programs and activities that will enhance the co-curricular experience for a diverse student body in a collaborative and inclusive environment. This position directly supports the campus strategic plan and is critical to providing our primarily commuting student population with a more “residential like” student experience. These initiatives and services include, but are not limited to; student activities, leadership development, Cultural Series, wellness programs, developing and presenting trainings, workshops and informational programs for students and student organizations, serve on University-wide committees, as well as coordinate service learning and discussion-based programs. The Assistant Director will collaborate with academic advising and take the lead on new student orientation programs typically coordinated within the Division of Student Affairs. This position oversees all fiscal aspects of student organizations including the program registration process for all recognized student organizations, co-advise the Student Government Association and serve as the primary adviser to the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and the THON committee. Responsibilities include overseeing all student life budgets and financial processes, marketing and publicity for student programming including social media/web, the processing of contracts, reviewing internal procedures and practices, and overseeing various student facilities and offices. Will be responsible for evaluating risk, interpreting policies and serving as a liaison with numerous internal and external partners. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership, programming, communication and budget management skills. We are seeking diverse candidates committed to fostering exploration, community engagement and development of students through educational and experiential opportunities. This position will require some evening and weekend availability and will require the operation of a motor vehicle as part of the job duties. This position requires a valid driver’s license and the successful completion of a motor vehicle records check in addition to the three publicly available clearances.

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