Part-Time Student Activities Specialist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Educational Equity
Upward Bound Programs
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Upward Bound Programs (UBP), which includes Upward Bound (UB), Upward Bound Migrant (UBM), and Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) is seeking 20 talented and motivated summer Residential Mentors who are interested in developing their leadership and helping skills while engaging in academic and social activities with high school students from June 5 through July 24, 2020. The 2020 Summer Academy for Creative Studies hosts approximately 120 students at the University Park campus during a six-week residential camp and offers a taste of college life, as well as assistance with academic courses. Responsibilities include establishing a supportive, encouraging, and welcoming environment in the residence hall; serving as a role model who exhibits sound judgment, maturity, and common sense; ensuring the well-being and safety of all students and other staff members; enforcing UBP and University regulations in a consistent and objective manner; working with a small group of students to complete an assigned project; planning and leading academic, social, and recreational activities; providing tutoring (where needed) and occasionally attending classes with students; working closely with the program’s teachers, office staff, and other individuals; chaperoning groups of students as they participate in activities both on and off campus; monitoring study hours and tutoring sessions for students; attending daily staff meetings; completing program documentation and evaluations by established deadlines; performing regular monitoring duties such as free time check in, meal check in, and sick duty as scheduled; and assisting with cleanup of the residence hall at the end of the summer program. The position requires daytime and evening responsibilities. In addition, the position also requires overnight duty responsibilities on a rotating basis as part of a larger team. Successful candidates will have earned a minimum of 30 credits by the beginning of June, 2020, and either be a current Penn State student or UBP alumni currently enrolled at another institution. Preferred candidates will have experience working with youth in a residential setting. Candidates cannot schedule classes or hold additional employment while employed by UBP. Housing and meals will be provided from June 5 – July 24. If interested, please submit résumé and cover letter and complete the PSU web application. Review of materials will begin after February 15. UBP is a federally funded program that prepares low-income, first generation high school students for future success in college. At Penn State, UBP is located within The Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, which serves as a catalyst and advocate for Penn State`s diversity and inclusion initiatives. For more information about UBP, please visit our website:

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