Residential Education Specialist 1 (Coordinator)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – G – Exempt
Work Unit:
Student Affairs
Residence Life
Full/Part Time:


Responsible to an Area Coordinator/Assistant Director of Residence Life for assisting with the supervision, administration, and promotion of a diversified residential experience within a residence hall community. Residence Life responsibilities include supervision of resident assistants, staff selection, training, and evaluation; student contact in the area of counseling, conflict resolution, crisis management, mediation, discipline, organization advising, and human relations training. Duties also include administration of daily operations and community development; duty/on-call coverage on a rotating basis and during break periods. The position may work in a traditional residence hall setting or in a diverse apartment setting with graduate students, international students, undergraduate students, and families. Summer responsibilities include either New Student Orientation, Housing Operations, Conferences, Assignments, Desk Operations or Summer School. New Student Orientation and Conferences staff also report to an Assistant Director of Housing/Senior Coordinator for assisting with Summer Conferences and Institutes. Summer responsibilities could include interviewing, hiring, and training of summer staff to assist conference guests or summer school; supervision of student employees and make disciplinary recommendations as needed; schedule duty as needed to cover various campus residence halls; be present to assist with general questions and issues that might arise; respond to behavioral and maintenance issues/emergencies; resolve issues or contact appropriate staff or Penn State offices as needed; represent Housing and Residence Life at meetings with conference planners, customers and other Penn State departments as requested. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree or higher in Student Personnel/Counseling or related area preferred. Driver's license preferred. If operating a University vehicle for this position, candidate will be required to successfully complete a motor vehicle records check in addition to standard background checks. The qualified candidate should possess thorough understanding of the role and purpose of residence hall living as it applies to student development. Demonstrate a commitment to the development of a community where diversity and sustainability are valued. Appointments will be made on an annual basis based on continued satisfactory performance. Start date would be as soon as possible. This is an annual 12-month live-in position typically funded for up to four years.

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