Graduate Program Coordinator

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
05 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Full/Part Time:


This position is responsible for promoting and coordinating an excellent Mechanical Engineering (ME) Graduate Program through creating strategic recruiting, assessment, impactful programming for the graduate students. The position will support both World Campus and resident graduate degree programs. The overall purpose of this position is to recruit, retain, and support a high-quality, international, and diverse graduate student population in Mechanical Engineering. The Graduate Program Coordinator will gather, analyze, and present data to explore trends, solve problems, and create reports. The successful candidate will implement and assess the ME Graduate Program with an emphasis on recruiting outstanding students to Penn State including developing a strategy for attracting students by creating and strategically disseminating promotional materials at professional meetings and conferences attended by prospective graduate students. The candidate will coordinate follow-up with prospective students including campus visits. Student retention will also be promoted through orientation programs and developing new professional programs. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. It is desirable to have an understanding of the discipline and the many opportunities for mechanical engineers with a Master's degree.

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