Education Program Assistant 2 (Events and Special Projects Manager)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – F – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Smeal College Of Business
Business Career Center (BCC)
Full/Part Time:


The Smeal College of Business, Business Career Center (BCC) is seeking an Events and Special Projects Manager to serve as a key contributor to the BCC's corporate engagement efforts and event management. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Corporate Relations. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing customer service, managing relationships and providing event management and scheduling support for corporate activities, BCC hosted professional development events, and potential consultation on Smeal Student Organization events. This position serves as the initial point of contact for recruiters seeking to host recruiting events with Smeal undergraduate students, while also acting as a liaison to various internal Smeal units, including Risk Management and the Research Instruction and Information Technology (RIIT) Group to assist with event logistics and to ensure adherence to University processes. The Events and Special Projects Manager oversees the logistics, planning, registration and execution for large scale events such as the Corporate Partner Career Fair, MegaFair and Corporate Partner Advisor Board Meeting. This role will also engage in research, benchmarking, special projects and tasks to improve processes and efficiency in the BCC during times of low event volume. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will have strong attention to detail, will be able to demonstrate strong strategic thinking, customer service, and communication skills, along with a commitment to collaborative problem-solving. Other core competencies include, but are not limited to: resourcefulness, curiosity, tactfulness, and the ability to advocate for the BCC Office. Prior event or program management experience is desired. Prior experience with recruiting and higher education is helpful, but not required. Knowledge of Symplicity Career Services Management (CSM) and CollegeNet is desired, though not required. Willingness and ability to work flexible hours to support night and weekend activities is preferred although the position is largely Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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