Enrollment Services Specialist 4 (Senior Coordinator, University Scholarships and Special Programs)

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 – Exempt
Work Unit:
Undergraduate Education
Office of Student Aid
Full/Part Time:


The Penn State Office of Student Aid is seeking a Senior Coordinator to assist the Director of the University Scholarships and Special Programs Team in the financial aid management and awarding of University Special Programs, including (but not limited to) Penn State Millennium Scholars Program, Bunton Waller Programs, and Lenfest. Also assist in the financial aid management and awarding of outside scholarship programs, including (but not limited to), DC Tuition Assistance Grant, DC College Access Programs, Pittsburgh Promise, NEED, Gates Millennium Scholarship, DC College Success Programs, Milton Hershey, and Evans Scholars Program. The Senior Coordinator will serve as the primary Office of Student Aid liaison to all Educational Equity programs staff, including the Office of Scholars Programs, Multicultural Resource Center, and College Multicultural Deans and Directors to interpret federal, state, and University financial aid-related policies and offer assistance with student cases and concerns. The Senior Coordinator will be responsible for managing the day-to-day workload of special programs student aid coordinators and assistant coordinators; tracking special programs spending and monitoring awarding; providing outreach and direct support to underserved and underrepresented students by maintaining regularly scheduled work hours at the Multicultural Resource Center (Grange Building); and working closely with other University administrative offices to improve the student experience and solve individual student issues. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency in the use of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions or similar, student information systems, and Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, is desired. The successful candidate must demonstrate a genuine appreciation for working with diverse audiences and capacity to support a working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. Excellent writing, presentation, interpersonal, organizational, and critical thinking skills are required. Please include a resume and cover letter.

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