Residential Education Specialist 3 (Area Coordinator)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – I – Exempt
Residence Life
Full/Part Time:


The Residence Life Office is looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to join the Central Staff team. Penn State and Residence Life is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of 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. The Residence Life Office is committed to the development of a safe and inclusive living-learning community that fosters academic, social, cultural, and personal growth. We strive to enable residents to develop respect and responsibility for themselves and their community. The Area Coordinator is a vital part of the team in helping to continue to vision and mission of the department. They are responsible to an Assistant Director of Residence Life for supervising a staff of up to five Coordinators, as well as overseeing the daily activities of a residence hall area housing up to 4,400 students. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Supervise a portion of the summer school program. Respond to and follow-up on student conflicts and crisis situations. Share duty responsibilities as needed. Oversee area student conduct case adjudication. Assist with one or two of the following tasks: area/department newsletter, second-year staff mentoring, professional staff training, diversity initiatives, social media/digital marketing, admissions and print media, and podcasting and online education. Depending on the location, implement programs and activities for a variety of environments including first-year experience, sororities, academic/theme focused, apartments, graduate student and family living. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Driver's license preferred. If operating a University vehicle for this position, candidate will be required to successfully complete a motor vehicle records check as well as standard background checks. The successful candidate must possess an understanding of college student development theory as well as excellent communications skills, writing skills, and supervisory experience. In addition, excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, and outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with other departments are necessary. This is not a live-in position; required to be part of an on-call duty rotation and live within 15 miles and 20 minutes of campus. The start date is as soon as possible.

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