Cocurricular Programs Manager 2 (Director of Cooperative Education)

Penn State University

Penn State Schuylkill
Campus City:
Schuylkill Haven, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Schuylkill
Career Development Center
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Schuylkill is seeking a Director of Cooperative Education to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Student Affairs, the Director of Cooperative Education is responsible for the leadership, administration and management of the Penn State Schuylkill Cooperative Education Program. Penn State Schuylkill Co-op is an offering of the Career Development Center, which is a cross-functional operation of academic advising, career services, alumni affairs and community engagement. The successful applicant’s work will include the following: supervise the Coordinator of Career Services, support staff, and student employees and collaborate with the other staff in the Career Development Center regarding portions of their portfolios that relate to career development and cooperative education. The successful candidate will represent Penn State Schuylkill Co-op and the Career Development Center to multiple external constituents such as employers, chambers of commerce and professional employer associations, and elected officials and government agencies; serve as a central point of contact for employers, faculty, staff, and students regarding Penn State Schuylkill Co-op and internship and co-op opportunities. Additional duties include recruit employers and assist them with posting opportunities and recruiting students; ensure healthy relationships with employers and productive student experiences during internship and co-op experiences and intervene as necessary; ensure Penn State Schuylkill Co-op and the Career Development Center programs, services, resources, and events are in close alignment with the goals of Penn State Schuylkill and Penn State Career Services—as well as national career development and cooperative education standards; work closely with Penn State Career Services personnel at University Park and regionally to coordinate efforts and strengthen relationships; teach sections of career development courses or career development content within designated courses; and manage unit budget, including staff, supplies, and programming. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master's degree is preferred in education, higher education, business, or a related field and experience with experiential, site-based, or clinical education such as internships, co-op, or student teaching. The successful candidate should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills—including the development and delivery of presentations, experience developing programs and materials, analytical skills and experience with developing and implementing assessments and metrics that are used to improve performance, fluency with office technology, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year 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