Analysis and Planning Consultant 5

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
05 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Office of the President
Office of Planning and Assessment
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We are concerned uniquely with the institutional change required for visioning and realizing a more socially just University. As the Commonwealth`s only land-grant institution, Penn State takes pride in its mission of teaching, research, service, and focus on the future. Penn State is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, one of 62 universities recognized for their especially strong research and academic programs. The Analysis and Planning Consultant position is physically located in the University Park campus location, but connection to and interaction with the 24 campuses around the Commonwealth is essential for this role. The uniqueness of Penn State as an organization allows a person in this role to use and apply planning work in a variety of institutional contexts and sizes, all under the Penn State name. Penn State is also unique in its approach to its planning process, investing resources in pilot projects that are intended to support the work of the strategic plan. This position would also support University efforts as we start the next planning cycle for budget units across Penn State. The Analysis and Planning Consultant in the Office of Planning and Assessment (OPA) at Penn State supports the work of the Penn State community by assisting units and University planning efforts to help Penn State make an impact through reinforcing its various strategic efforts, which are meant to impact the community, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the world. The Analysis and Planning Consultant will support the University through the assessment of strategic plan progress (at the unit and University levels) through data collection procedures meant to highlight the work the University is doing in support of its strategic plan foundations, thematic priorities and supporting elements. Through coordination of workshops and creation of resources, this position will help units in their strategic planning efforts with organizational improvement. The Analysis and Planning Consultant will help tell the story about the impact of the work that Penn State conducts related to strategic planning. This position requires an understanding of advocacy and an understanding of what teaching, research, and service mean in the context of a land-grant University seeking institutional change. This position will support University leadership in the development and assessment of multi-year strategic plans at all levels of the University, which includes establishing processes and procedures for collecting, compiling, analyzing, and presenting internal and external information and data relevant to organizational performance, planning, and decision-making. The Analysis and Planning Consultant reports to the Assistant Vice Provost for Planning within the Office of Planning and Assessment. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This job will be filled as a level 5. A completed Ph.D. in a field that studies higher education, engages the social sciences, or a related area is preferred. Demonstrated experience conducting workshops and providing tools for the strategic planning process to audiences such as faculty and staff is preferred. For more information about the Office of Planning and Assessment, please visit the following site: Experience with workshop design and facilitation with diverse audiences is required. Demonstrated success in presenting data and analyses clearly and accurately in both written and oral formats is required. The successful applicant should be able to apply expertise to convey meaning around planning initiatives related to the strategic plan of Penn State, which is available here: Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, problem solving, attention to detail, and time management skills required.

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