Employer Engagement Specialist

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Campus City:
Middletown, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – G – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Harrisburg
Career Services
Full/Part Time:


The Employer Engagement Specialist will identify and meet the employer development and engagement needs of Penn State Harrisburg by working extensively with local, regional, national, and multinational employers as well as career services staff, faculty, and key campus administrators. Through this role, the Employer Engagement Specialist will identify employer needs and recommend appropriate engagement opportunities while also establishing new job/internship opportunities for Penn State students and alumni. The Employer Engagement Specialist will also work closely with the office liaisons to the academic departments, faculty and Development to identify purposeful partnerships and help coordinate and facilitate employer engagement events. This role will also require participation in networking groups and community and alumni functions. This individual will maintain a small counseling load and meet with alumni and graduate students seeking employment to support the career counseling and document review service provided by the office. Lastly, the Employer Engagement Specialist will collaborate with the Associate Director to support post-graduate data collection and enhance the employer engagement data collection process. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or a related discipline such as Psychology, Human Resources or an MBA) preferred. Experience with career counseling and relevant technological applications; ability to problem solve; active listening and coaching skills; and creativity/innovation preferred. Qualifications include thorough knowledge of career services, career development theory, professional and workplace skills development, and trends in the field; thorough knowledge of student development; experience with building and maintaining cross-functional partnerships; self-direction and personal accountability; planning and organizational skills; effective verbal and written communication; adaptability; leadership qualities; and ability to work in a team. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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