Counselor 4 (Associate Director/Academic Counselor)

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
Work Unit:
Undergraduate Education
Morgan Academic Center
Full/Part Time:


The Associate Director of the Morgan Academic Center (MAC) reports to the Director of the MAC. The MAC is an academic support unit that provides services to student-athletes and reports directly to the Vice-President and Dean for Undergraduate Education. The Associate Director responsibilities include the following: Serve on the MAC leadership team to assist with overall unit planning; supervise, train, and evaluate two full-time academic counselors; coordinate the academic support and counseling services for assigned sport teams which involves tracking and monitoring student-athlete academic progress and eligibility; oversight and coordination of the student-athlete first-year seminar course which includes curriculum development, teaching, coordinating MAC staff, and collaborating with the Biobehavioral Health Department (and their assigned graduate assistants); coordinate and plan student-athlete academic programming (in collaboration with the Student-Athlete Welfare and Development Office) which includes academic orientation sessions, summer bridge programming, student-athlete awards program, and other academic recognition efforts throughout the academic year; meet with prospective student-athletes and families as required, and additional duties as assigned by the Director. These duties require frequent collaboration with the MAC Director, the MAC Leadership Team, and additional MAC staff as needed. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in counselor education, college student personnel, psychology, social work, education, higher education administration, or related discipline or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Position must maintain strict adherence to NCAA and Big Ten Conference rules and regulations affecting the sport and the University. Finally, evening and weekend hours will be required.

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