Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 3169674
  • Location: Erie, PA
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Coordinator of Commuter Life

Penn State Behrend is seeking a dynamic, high energy professional to serve as the Coordinator of Commuter Life. The Coordinator of Commuter Life will report to the Director of Student Leadership & Involvement and is responsible for engaging commuter students in a comprehensive student activities program.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Providing support and programming for commuter students that would include workshops, presentations and social programming geared toward commuters and their needs to foster student success.
  • Building a community amongst the commuters.
  • Working with the various subgroups of the commuter population with a special focus on first-year commuter students.
  • Conducting needs assessment of the various subgroups of commuter students.
  • Assisting with the Student Engagement App.
  • Managing the commuter lounge space.
  • Communicating other campus opportunities that would be beneficial to commuter students utilizing social media, email, and other methods of advertising.
  • Hiring and supervision of student commuter assistants.

The selected candidate will promote an environment that provides meaningful opportunities for student learning, development, and engagement; develop and continuously improve programs and services in response to the changing needs of students served and evolving institutional priorities; collaborate with colleagues and departments across the institution; communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and electronic venues; model ethical behavior and institutional citizenship; and avoid situations or actions that may pose conflicts of interest or create the appearance of preferential treatment.


This position typically requires a master's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience preferably in college student personnel services or a related discipline.

This position may require that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver's license will be required in addition to standard background checks. Willingness and ability to work flexible hours to support night and weekend activities is required.

Please upload a cover letter and resume at the time of application. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all 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.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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