Student Advocacy Specialist (Assistant Director)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 04 – I – Exempt
  • 05 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Information Sciences and Technology
Full/Part Time:


The College of Information Sciences and Technology’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement is seeking an Assistant Director to help enhance diversity, support student success and foster an inclusive environment in the College and at Penn State. With a primary focus on undergraduate students, the Assistant Director will be responsible for working with other units within the college to manage and support various college-wide initiatives including recruitment, retention, student academic and professional development programming, and engaged scholarship activities, as well as supporting students who participate in Penn State scholarship programs such as the Bunton-Waller fellows program and the Millennium Scholars Program. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for collaborative programming with the College’s Academic Services teams focused on enhancing the experience of students through multiculturally based programming. They will also be responsible for performing data collection, analysis and written evaluation of programs as well as representing and presenting the activities of the office. The Assistant Director will represent the office on college and University-wide committees, which work to improve climate and diversity, assist in implementing academic, mentoring, networking and professional development for students, and assist in developing internal policies and procedures relating to the various diversity and inclusion programs. The Assistant Director will report directly to the Assistant Dean for Inclusion and Diversity Engagement. This job will be filled as a level 4, or level 5, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in an education or social science related discipline or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 4. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. 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