Enrollment Services Manager (Director for Admissions and Student Aid)

Penn State University

Penn State Greater Allegheny
Campus City:
McKeesport, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – J – Exempt
  • 03 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Greater Allegheny
Admissions and Student Aid
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Greater Allegheny invites applications for a Director for Admissions and Student Aid. The Director will develop, refine, and implement strategic plans in recruitment, admissions, and student aid that align with the strategic direction established by campus leadership. The successful candidate will bring innovative thinking and a collaborative leadership style to motivate and empower the Admissions and Student Aid team, resulting in growing enrollment and retention outcomes for the campus. This position will be a key member of the campus leadership team, working closely with the Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer on admissions and financial aid strategies, and collaborating effectively with campus faculty, staff, and athletics (NCAA Division III) to advance recruiting efforts. This position requires exceptional communication skills to develop and implement enrollment strategies and proactively communicate with the Chancellor, campus staff, community, and various units at the University including the Admissions Pittsburgh Office, the Undergraduate Admissions Office (University Park), the Office of Student Aid (University Park), and the Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses (University Park). This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher (Master's degree preferred) or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field is preferred. Experience with college recruitment, public relations, student aid, and/or related field is preferred. Prior experience as manager or director of a unit preferred. Experience with Slate (or another Customer Relationship Management system) is helpful. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and an ability to engage individuals in a dialog on the benefits of pursuing a Penn State degree is necessary. Enthusiasm for working in a team environment is important. A commitment to working with and supporting a diverse campus community, service area, and applicant pool is essential. Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State Greater Allegheny is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses statewide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 500 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 230+ Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered. The campus offers eleven baccalaureate degrees and four associate degrees. This residential campus is located southeast of Pittsburgh in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Students and faculty at Penn State Greater Allegheny have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus, visit http://greaterallegheny.psu.edu/ Interested candidates must submit an online application and upload a cover letter and resume. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Jacqueline Edmondson, Penn State Greater Allegheny. E-mail: jxe117@psu.edu. Telephone: (412) 675-9080. Application review begins June 14, 2019, and continues until the position is filled.

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