Parents Program Coordinator

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Parents Program
Full/Part Time:


The Office of the Penn State Parents Program is looking to hire a dynamic, enthusiastic Program Coordinator to support efforts in communications, event planning, and student volunteer management. The position is a half time position, typically 20 hours per week. This position supports the work of the Director of the Parents Program and assists with communications and the planning and execution of events and activities for parents and families. Specifically, the Program Coordinator will provide day-to-day assistance with office services; assist the Director in developing effective forms of communication with parents and family members including writing for social media, newsletters, website content, and producing material for the Parents and Families Guide and the Parent and Family Experience; respond to inquiries and requests from parents and family members via the telephone, email or personal office visits. The Program Coordinator will provide significant support for the annual Parents and Families Weekend program and assist with parent and family orientation and welcome programs. Some nights and weekend hours are required. Typically requires a bachelor’s degree or higher in higher education or communications plus one year of related experience. Additionally, candidates should possess excellent written and oral communication skills, event planning experience, marketing skills particularly regarding social media, strong organizational skills, and an appreciation for the role parents and families play in the success of their students.

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