Career Services Coordinator/Advisor

Penn State University

Penn State Shenango
Campus City:
Sharon, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – G – Exempt
  • 03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Shenango
Academic Affairs
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Shenango is seeking a highly organized, student-centered individual to serve as a full-time Career Services Coordinator/Adviser. Penn State Shenango is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. The Career Services Coordinator/Advisor serves the campus community by providing a range of services and initiatives designed to help students adopt a strategic, proactive approach to their career development and to make meaningful connections between their academic and co-curricular experiences. The successful incumbent will provide individual career coaching to students, give class presentations on career development topics in consultation with faculty, and collaborate with campus stakeholders on career events. As the primary career services contact for the campus, there will be routine communication with employers regarding options for posting job and internship positions and other recruitment activities. Service on relevant campus and University-wide committees is expected and this position will continue to represent the campus in Western Pennsylvania Career Services Association (WestPACS). Reporting to Academic Affairs, this individual will also serve as an academic adviser. This includes maintaining a roster of students enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) and playing a key role in advising related programs including New Student Orientation (NSO)-Advising. 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 in counseling or related discipline or higher plus two years of related experience, 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. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student success, excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively, and engage with and support a diverse and inclusive campus population, including first-generation students. This individual will be expected to continuously learn new skills and adapt to shifting priorities and responsibilities. Some evening and occasional weekend hours are required. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to be considered. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applications should include cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Review of applications will begin on immediately. Established in 1965, Penn State Shenango is a student-centered campus located on 13 acres set in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. It is the only urban campus among the Penn State Commonwealth campuses. Shenango campus enrolls approximately 500 students and offers both associate and baccalaureate degree programs, plus the first two years of more than 275+ Penn State degrees. The intimate environment for learning and teaching is well suited to a student body equally divided between traditional and nontraditional students. The faculty and staff are always willing to go the extra mile to help. For more information about Penn State Shenango visit:

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