Education Program Assistant 4

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – H – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Shaver's Creek
Full/Part Time:


The AURORA Outdoor Orientation Programs seek a Program Coordinator to provide support across our range of programming in the areas of trip logistics, staff hiring, gear management, food procurement, program planning and more. Logistical expertise is integral, as this position will help prepare for and run the many different AURORA programs and will be an on-site resource for leaders while in the field. This position demands a highly organized person who is able to track and balance many moving parts at once. There are a variety of trips that run concurrently, and this person must be able to think quickly and adapt on the fly, while also understanding how to strategically problem solve deeper, more complex situations. Communication ability is another integral part of this position’s role, including interaction with prospective students and other members of the public. Additionally, the AURORA team works closely together and, depending on the season, the work environment will be fast-paced and in close quarters, thus communication with colleagues is also of the utmost importance. This position is asked to work long hours during the programming season, with rotations of being on call and working weekends. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred in a related field, along with at least two to three years of experience in trip planning and/or logistics. The candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to track and manage personal workload through a lens of timeliness and deadlines. Each member of the AURORA team is accountable for their respective work area, and is expected to bring insights, concerns, needs for support, and other updates to team-wide weekly planning meetings. Wilderness First-Aid certification is required, Wilderness First Responder preferred. Program-related travel is required, as well as overnights in the field and rotating on-call responsibilities during program operation. Opportunities for professional development, conference attendance, and other skills trainings are very likely as a part of this position. This position is classified as an Education Program Associate, level 4. It 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