Education Program Associate

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – H – Exempt
  • 03 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
Full/Part Time:


The EPISCenter, a project of the Prevention Research Center at The Pennsylvania State University, is seeking applicants for the position of Evidence-based Prevention Programs and Practices Implementation Specialist. The Implementation Specialist will support our work of delivering technical assistance to organizations, communities, and schools throughout Pennsylvania as they implement evidence-based approaches to preventing delinquency and substance use. The position will provide support across the EPISCenter’s three initiatives: evidence-based prevention and intervention programs, improvement of locally-developed juvenile justice programs, and Communities That Care community coalitions, and across operational cores such as communications, data management, and project management. Successful candidates should be pro-active, self-directed, and able to adjust priorities and focus as organizational needs change. Resourcefulness, creativity, and commitment to excellence are essential. 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 plus two 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 Bachelor's degree in prevention, public health, education, human services or a related field is strongly desired. Familiarity and experience with any combination of the following is desired: evidence-based programming, including implementation quality and fidelity, sustainability; community prevention coalitions, needs assessment, and data-driven, strategic planning; mental health prevention or treatment program implementation; development of valid and reliable data collection tools and/or database development; development of Excel-based data workbooks, managing source data files, and conducting data analysis; crafting compelling print and media products for communications. Research and statistical analysis experience preferred. Must have experience working with Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word and Qualtrics. Employment will require successful completion of background checks(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. 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