Assistant Director, Housing

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Auxiliary and Business Services
Full/Part Time:


Housing operations, a unit of Auxiliary and Business services, under the Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Business is excited to welcome candidates for the position of Manager. Finance and Business is committed to hiring individuals who understand and appreciate the diverse backgrounds and personal characteristics of colleagues and stakeholders while acknowledging that these differences help to enrich our work environments. As such, the successful candidate will be charged to implement the following: Support the vision and mission of the housing operations by overseeing the daily management of a housing area including direction of staff and initiation of all related actions to ensure effective operation, efficient use of appropriate resources, and a focus on excellence in Custodial, Maintenance, Service, Safety, and Teamwork; working with a diverse workforce; deliver a well-maintained, clean, safe, and secure living experience for students and guests; oversee all employee related issues; initiate appropriate actions in areas of job performance, training, discipline, etc.; meet regularly with staff to provide information, solutions and recommendations; take action on suggestions and complaints to resolve needs; assist the Associate Director and Director in the review, analysis and preparation of an annual operating budget and the department strategic plan; meet established projections and correct deficits; formulate and implement new procedures allowing for more cost effective use of resources; monitor life safety systems such as fire and card access; act as liaison with Residence Life, Food Services, University Police, and Office of Physical Plant; coordinate investigation of accidents and associated reporting; direct the corrective action process as required; and provide after-hours availability to assist in the resolution of emergency situations. Standard benefit package including: Optional health insurance for individual, partner/spouse, family, choice of two retirement packages; earn paid sick/vacation/holiday time off; and 75% tuition reduction for self and family. Within 4 hours drive of major metropolitan cities and surrounded by beautiful terrain abounding in outdoor activities, diverse social, cultural, sports and entertainment hub in Central Pennsylvania. Great place to raise family, excellent schools, low crime, cited by Knight Foundation as one of 26 best places to live in U.S. Winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for the past three years. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in a hospitality or business related discipline plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. APPA credential of Educational Facilities Professional (EFP) or Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) preferred but not required. Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace required.

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