Student Advocacy Specialist (Assistant Director of Student Programming)

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
  • 05 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Full/Part Time:


The Eberly College of Science Office of Diversity and Inclusion is seeking an Assistant Director of Student Programming to help enhance diversity, support student success and foster an inclusive environment in the College and at Penn State. With a primary focus on undergraduate students, they will be responsible for managing and overseeing various college-wide initiatives and programs including recruitment, retention, student academic and professional development programing, and engaged scholarship activities, as well as supporting students who participate in university scholarship programs such as the Bunton-Waller fellows program and the Millennium Scholars Program. The Assistant Director of Student Programming will also be responsible for the facilitation of learning communities and providing programmatic support to the First Year in Science in Engineering (FISE) special living option. This role includes direct supervision of a full-time employee and undergraduate program assistants for FISE. They will also be required to perform data collection, analysis and written evaluation of programs as well as present about the activities of the office. The Assistant Director of Student Programming will represent the office on college and university-wide committees, which work to improve climate and diversity, assist in implementing academic, mentoring, networking and professional development for students within the programs, and assist in developing internal policies and procedures relating to the various diversity and inclusion programs. The Assistant Director of Student Programming will report directly to the Associate Dean for Science Diversity and Inclusion. This job will be filled as a level 4 or level 5, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in an education or social science related discipline or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 4. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. 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