Marketing Communications Specialist 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Education
College Relations
Full/Part Time:


The College of Education is seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist to contribute to the College’s communication needs. This individual will write and coordinate web content, press releases, news features on people and research, promotional brochures, and content for other media, including social media. The successful candidate will have demonstrated journalistic-style writing and editing skills; familiarity with AP editorial style; experience with web content management systems; experience with print publication design using Adobe InDesign; experience editing photos using Adobe Photoshop for use in print and online; and a thorough understanding of social media networking and metrics. Some supervisory responsibilities directing the work of wage payroll, student, and/or temporary employees or volunteers may be required. Finalists may be asked to provide additional information. Successful individuals will be self-starters who can work both independently and as part of a team and who can balance multiple assignments with different deadlines. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Penn State and the College of Education are committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness; foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives; leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity; and engage all individuals in a thriving environment. We value diversity and inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials, or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with 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