Academic Programming Coordinator - Upward Bound Programs - Reading, PA

Penn State University

Reading Area
Campus City:
Reading, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – F – Exempt
Work Unit:
Educational Equity
Upward Bound Programs
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University is 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 to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Upward Bound Programs (UBP), which includes Upward Bound/Upward Bound Migrant/Upward Bound Math and Science (UB/UBM/UBMS), is seeking a Cocurricular Programs Coordinator to work with high school students in the Reading School District. Interested candidates should be prepared to develop and implement social, educational and service-learning programs for Upward Bound Programs in Reading PA; deliver student recruitment and informational programming to high school students, parent/student events, and community and district stakeholders; advise or refer students on various services including high school course selection, college readiness, financial aid, health and wellness, academic advising, student leadership, diversity and equity, and religious services; and develop and maintain effective working relationships with school district, campus and University-wide offices. Experience providing direct college preparation services to 9th- through 12th-grade students is essential. Experience working with low-income, first-generation high school students from diverse backgrounds and familiarity with migrant students and second language learners is desired. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates who are bilingual in Spanish preferred. Applicants should possess excellent written/oral communication skills and must be committed to helping underrepresented students realize their potential. Familiarity with Upward Bound Programs and/or TRIO program affiliation is highly desired. This position may require evening and weekend hours, as well as routine overnight travel, particularly during the six-week residential summer program. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks and clearances. Review of submitted application materials will begin after October 1. UBP is a federally funded program that prepares low-income, first generation high school students for future success in college. For more information about Upward Bound Programs, please visit our website: This is a fixed-term appointment funded through June 30, 2020 with strong 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