Student/Academic Services Specialist - Part Time


JOB FAMILY: Student and Academic Services 

JOB CODE: 8367-0000 

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt 


The Student/Academic Services Specialist plans and implements various programs focused on assisting students in successfully integrating into the University environment including academic and co-curricular activities; advises and counsels students and student organizations; provides training programs, workshops, and presentations related to engagement and development opportunities; prepares communication materials and website updates to inform and market unit capabilities and offerings to other organizations. Note: positions that directly support the Admissions Process should use Part-Time Admissions Support. 


  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of student-focused programs and services including leadership training, orientation, student activities, and residence life programming 
  • Develop and present training, workshops, and informational programs for prospective and current students  
  • Facilitate the orientation of incoming students to the University; provide new students with an introduction to the campus, resources, and engagement opportunities 
  • Guide students to events/social gatherings; lead small group discussions and present information to new students related to successful transition 
  • Provide prospective students and their families with tours of the campus, communicate information that promotes the resources, amenities, and benefits Penn State has to offer   
  • Provide guidance in either individual or group settings related to career plans and development opportunities, undergraduate research opportunities, and academic enhancement opportunities  
  • Communicate the importance and impact of student engagement with current and future students, visiting parents, faculty, staff, and community members; provide resources and generate marketing content to help connect students with engagement opportunities  
  • Serve as a liaison with other offices to provide advice and guidance regarding student services 
  • May serve as liaison and provide support and resources for global programming and the support and advocacy for international students
  • May lead or serve on committees related to diversity, equity, inclusion, retention, strategic planning, and student success
  • May conduct assessments and evaluations; analyze programs and operations