Education Strategy and Planning Manager 2 (Business Development Manager)

Penn State University

Penn State Lehigh Valley
Campus City:
Center Valley, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Lehigh Valley
Community Outreach and Business Development
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Lehigh Valley is accepting applications for a Business Development Manager for Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (Education Strategy and Planning Manager level 2). The primary role of this position is to propel and support the Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBox by increasing its visibility; promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the local entrepreneurial landscape; increasing support for entrepreneurs in the development of their business concepts; and responsibility for enhancing financial support for all LaunchBox initiatives. This will be accomplished by building community facing business and education collaborations between LaunchBox and local organizations. The collaborations will create potential internships and employment opportunities for students, as well as potential corporate training opportunities for business partners. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will have prior experience and knowledge in economic and workforce development as well as a passion for entrepreneurship. The position supervises a small staff tasked with supporting the unit’s mission and works closely with Campus leadership, the LaunchBox Advisory Board and reports directly to the Chancellor. Interested candidates must possess a willingness to collaborate on both grant writing and fundraising efforts, interact with established networks in the Lehigh Valley business community, understand current issues driving innovation and technology, have a broad understanding of the mission of higher education, and possess an entrepreneurial spirit that enhances the vision and success of LaunchBox programs. A typical schedule for this position includes day, evening, and occasional weekend hours depending upon appointments and programming. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires standard background checks. 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