Cocurricular Programs Coordinator 3 (Program Coordinator, Campus Programming)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – G – Exempt
Work Unit:
Student Affairs
Office of Student Activities
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. The Office of Student Activities is seeking diverse and culturally competent candidates to cultivate student learning by fostering exploration, community engagement and development through educational and experiential opportunities. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong program planning, advising, facilitation and communication skills. The Program Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director for Campus Programming and is responsible for coordinating social and educational programs as well as supporting student organization programming in a collaborative and inclusive environment. We believe the diversity of programs coordinated by our staff, the campus activities board and recognized student organizations creates opportunities to build community, celebrate and understand various cultures, listen to new perspectives and develop critical skills for success. This position guides students through the programming process by interpreting and applying University policy, managing risk, issuing contracts, providing training, and building partnerships across the University. The Program Coordinator serves as the primary advisor to The Student Programming Association, a campus activities board with four executive board members, 10 committee chairs, and 60 general members. The successful candidate will foster an organizational culture that respects the diversity of our campus, promotes leadership development, encourages critical thinking and requires collaboration. Annually the organization sponsors approximately 50 events including lectures, concerts, bus trips, educational dialogues, comedy shows and novelty activities. The program coordinator is responsible for helping students develop, spend and monitor their annual budget ensuring compliance with all fiscal policies. Additionally, they will share supervisory responsibilities for a Graduate Assistant. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position may require that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check may be required in addition to standard background checks. Willingness and ability to work flexible hours to support night and weekend activities is 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