Human Resources Associate

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – E – Non-exempt
  • 03 – F – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Human Resources
Talent Management
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Human Resources is seeking a Human Resource Assistant position in the Talent Management department. This department delivers performance management and professional development services university-wide. This position supports programs and services that have a University-wide impact on faculty, staff, and volunteers. The successful candidate will assist with coordination and logistics for talent management programs. In addition, the position will assist with and support project logistics that involve staff, learning partners, and clients. Additional, duties include updating website schedules, creating sessions in the Learning Management Systems (LMS), managing client registrations, room reservations, ordering materials, generating program evaluations and arranging catering services. Other job duties include website monitoring, tracking participant attendance, logging and formatting instructional materials for talent management sessions and tasks and other responsibilities to help support the unit initiatives. The successful candidate must demonstrate professionalism; sensitivity in handling confidential information; strong attention to detail; ability to interpret and communicate information, ideas and instructions clearly, accurately both verbally and in writing including materials intended for distribution; excellent customer service skills; the ability to effectively learn and utilize new technologies; the ability to prioritize, organize and multi-task; commitment to provide quality deliverables with accuracy; ability to utilize and skilled in Microsoft Office Site, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint; familiarity with project management; The successful candidate will possess strong communication skills, both oral and written. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence 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 inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. This position is located at the Penn State University Park campus located in State College, a university town in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Preferred skills in addition to minimum requirements include: Bachelor's degree and additional years of experience; past experience with Learning Management Systems; Cornerstone; employee engagement and survey software (i.e. Qualtrics) and coordinating projects; knowledge of Adobe Connect and ZOOM; advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint; and ability to apply creative thinking to develop new solutions to streamline processes or tasks. 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