Cocurricular Programs Coordinator (Cocurricular Program Coordinator - Guided Study Group)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – F – Exempt
  • 03 – G – Exempt
Work Unit:
Office of the President - Undergraduate Education
Penn State Learning
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Learning is accepting applications for a self-directed individual to work collaboratively with the Scholar in Residence for Learning Communities and others at Penn State Learning to provide day-to-day operational oversight of the Guided Study Groups (GSG) program. The GSG program engages 25+ student leaders in over 60 weekly study and review sessions each semester and involves over 15,000 student contacts per academic year. The Program Coordinator will interview, select and hire student leaders embedded in 18+ large lecture courses (primarily math and science), facilitate leader placement in over 50 general purpose classrooms, approve bi-weekly payroll, coordinate pedagogical training initiatives with the GSG team, assist in designing and implementing evaluative processes to assess program delivery and effectiveness, supervise and provide constructive feedback to a core group of leaders, and advise and exchange ideas with other colleagues who carry out similar responsibilities. The Coordinator will troubleshoot areas of question or concern and recommend practical strategies to support desired learning outcomes. The Coordinator will liaise with college- or department-specific undergraduate administrators, advisers, administrative assistants, and course faculty to promote study groups and related exam review sessions. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Education, STEM or business fields preferred; with foundational to mid-level knowledge about adult learning theory, collaborative learning, peer tutoring, group facilitation and Supplemental Instruction (SI). Project management skills are essential in order to carry out day-to-day responsibilities of the job. Supervisory experience is preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year with excellent possibility of re-funding. Approximately 20% of the work is in the evenings (Sundays through Thursdays when fall and spring classes are in session). This is an 83.3% full-time (FTE) equivalency. Will work 10 months out of the year, working August through May. Full Penn State benefits included.

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