Office Assistant

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Harrisburg
School of Public Affairs
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Harrisburg, School of Public Affairs is seeking a part-time Administrative Support Assistant to provide general office support and program specific support as assigned, as a member of an office administrative team. The position is for 20-24 hours per week, generally in the afternoon Monday through Friday. Specific job duties include: Serve as a primary receptionist for the office; greet and assist visitors; answer phones; sort and distribute incoming and outgoing office mail; arrange travel and process reimbursements; assist with meeting preparations and set-up; compile and organize records; serve as backup for other administrative support team members; and other duties as needed. A demonstrated ability to manage assigned projects in a fast-paced office is of key importance. The successful candidate will be self-directed and self-motivated, with the ability to multitask and will have a proven track record of working effectively in a team environment. Competencies critical to success are flexibility, excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 (particularly Word and Excel), and openness to learning new processes, skills and programs is expected. Experience with social media is a plus. The successful candidate should demonstrate evidence of experience working with diverse populations. Please submit a resume and cover letter as part of your application.

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