Administrative Assistant, Admissions Office

Penn State University

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Campus City:
Erie, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – D – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Behrend
Full/Part Time:


This position assists in scheduling and greeting over 6,000 campus visitors per year and answers over 9,000 incoming calls to provide key information in regards to Admissions at Penn State Behrend. The Administrative Assistant will serve as the primary support for all tour guide programs and be a point person to help schedule visits for prospective undergraduate, transfer and adult student and families. This individual also supports the Admissions staff with off campus travel, including high school visits and college fairs, by coordinating supplies and gathering requests from campus constituents. This position will be responsible for maintaining the admissions honors database, updating high school transcripts and SAT scores in LionPATH, and maintaining office inventory to ensure smooth operations. The Administrative Assistant will also help with maintaining school counselor contacts and monitoring publications as needed. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor's degree is desired. Relevant administrative experience preferred. Must have a basic understanding of college admissions processes and experience with Office 365 (particularly Word and Excel). The successful candidate must be able to thrive in a busy environment and balance multiple priorities while assisting students and families.

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