Counselor (Counselor 3 or 4 Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Programming/Academic Counselor)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 03 – H – Exempt
  • 04 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Office of The President - Undergraduate Education
Morgan Academic Center
Full/Part Time:


The Assistant Director of the Morgan Academic Center (MAC) reports to the Associate Director of the MAC. The MAC is an academic support unit that provides services to student-athletes and reports directly to the Vice-President and Dean for Undergraduate Education. The Assistant Director responsibilities include the following: coordinate academic support and counseling services for the Women’s Basketball and Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams, track and monitor student-athlete academic progress and eligibility according to NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and University regulations, regularly communicate student-athlete academic progress to coaching staffs, administration and the Director of the Morgan Academic Center, teach a first-year seminar course as part of the Penn State Alumni Association First-Year Enrichment Program, perform and/or assist the Associate Director with all Student-Athlete Programming duties as needed, which will include the following: Course/curriculum development for the first-year student-athlete seminar course, coordination and planning of student-athlete orientation sessions and summer/winter bridge programming, and collaborating with the Student-Athlete Welfare and Development staff, meet with prospective student-athletes and families as required, and additional duties as assigned by the Associate Director and Director. These duties require frequent collaboration with the Associate Director and additional MAC staff as needed. Finally, evening and weekend hours will be required. Position must maintain strict adherence to NCAA and Big Ten Conference rules and regulations affecting the sport and the University. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in counselor education, college student personnel, psychology, social work, education, higher education administration, or related discipline or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

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