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Program Development Manager
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced:12-23-2020
Job Number:REQ_0000009379
Job Profile/Salary Band: Level 3/ Grade Band K
Description:

WPSU Penn State is seeking a project development manager to conceptualize, develop and ensure the high-quality delivery of public media and engagement projects that: incorporate innovative media production (i.e., television, radio, digital, multi-media); have externally-funded budgets of $50,000 to $2 million; foster public awareness of important Penn State programs and social issues; gain significant reach locally, regionally and/or nationally; involve academic and Outreach units; and engage multiple external partners. The position is responsible for identifying, planning, funding, delivering, and assessing public media and engagement projects that benefit the missions of WPSU Penn State, Outreach, and the University. The position collaborates with the WPSU production team and with University development, foundation relations, and sponsored programs. This role provides strategic direction, leadership, and management for the project development function. This role also ensures project compliance with the policies of Federal, state, foundation, and corporate funders, as well as with University policies. Critical skills include cross-functional team building, project design, budgeting, prospect identification, grant strategy, proposal writing, solicitation, project oversight, and post-award reporting.  A Master’s degree or higher and  3+ years of related experience (or an equivalent combination) is required. Qualified candidates will demonstrate leadership, the ability to include diverse voices, and an appreciation for public media.

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K-12 Education Strategist
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced:12-07-2020
Job Number:REQ_0000008955
Job Profile/Salary Band: Level 3/ Grade Band K
Description:

Penn State Outreach has an exciting opportunity for a K-12 Education Strategist to provide leadership and advocacy of Outreach’s K-12 strategy across the University and with educational partners. This position will identify new and enhance existing opportunities that strongly align with and advance the impact of Outreach with K-12 educators, administrators, parents, and children. The position is key to the planning and operational aspects of Outreach through the development and implementation of unit-wide strategies in K-12 including STEM. This position will work across Outreach units (WPSU, PACE, Nittany AI), across the University, and with key stakeholders in education, government, and the community. The position is also integral in supporting University-wide implementation of K-12 initiatives at the regional, national, and global level. This position will impact learners of all ages including K-12 students, undergraduates, graduate students, educators, parents, and community members. The position will report through Professional and Community Engagement.

Penn State Outreach supports the University’s core missions of service and engagement by delivering compelling, evidence-based content developed by University faculty for diverse audiences while creating meaningful learning opportunities for students. Penn State Outreach is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion as it is central to its success as an organization. Outreach strives to foster a culture of empowerment that recognizes innovation and accomplishments, embracing individual uniqueness and diverse perspectives. Outreach seeks applicants with demonstrated experience in these areas who will contribute to the advancement of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

The successful candidate will have a strong desire to create meaningful programs and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders. Typically requires a master’s degree or higher plus 5 years of related experience. Competencies critical for success include: the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and community members; exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills; program development and delivery skills, especially with partnerships between higher education and public schools; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and a proven record leadership.

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Education Program Manager
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced:12-22-2020
Job Number:REQ_0000009149
Job Profile/Salary Band: Level 2/ Salary Band J
Description:

WPSU Penn State seeks an education program manager to provide strategic direction and management of the education initiatives at the station.  This position will be responsible for relationship building with entities at Penn State University, partner stations across Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and educators across the WPSU coverage area.  This position will develop, deliver and assess educational programming and professional development that meets the of community, school, and statewide partners and that aligns with the mission of WPSU Penn State, Outreach and the University.  An essential responsibility of this role will be to research and seek funding for future educational initiatives.  This position provides strategic direction and leadership for the education function, ensures a station-wide strategy for PBS Learning Media assets, and collaborates with the community outreach and marketing team to plan educational events and programs.

Requires Master’s degree or higher in Education or Curriculum and Development, or a related field such as Educational Theory and Policy, Agricultural Extension and Education, Higher Education, Outreach Education, or Community Development, plus three years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).  Qualified candidates will be innovative and demonstrate effective communication, team-building and leadership skills as well as an appreciation and understanding of public media.  This position is funded for one year from date of hire from both grant funding and internal support. Extension of the position after one year is contingent upon obtaining additional funding.   We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach’s diversity initiatives.

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Production Assistant – TV & Editing Technician (Part-Time)
Full or Part-Time: Part-Time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced:10-15-2019
Job Number:91427
Job Profile/Salary Band: Unavailable
Description:

WPSU Penn State is looking for occasional wage employees for television production. Candidates must have or want experience in studio-based and/or remote-based production including one or more of these skilled areas: camera operation, lighting design and/or setup, studio and/or remote audio recording, audio reinforcement, wireless and boom micing and video editing. Due to short response time requirements, preference will be given to local applicants. Hours will vary according to the production needs and will not exceed 20 hrs/week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please supply a resume and references.

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For a complete list of vacancies at the Pennsylvania State University, including vacancies with Penn State Public Broadcasting, please visit the PSU OHR Employment listings.

EEO Annual Report

The purpose of this EEO Public File Report is to comply with Section 73.2080©(6) of the FCC's 2002 EEO Rule. This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following stations: WPSU-TV, Clearfield, PA; WPSU-FM, State College, PA; and WPSX-FM, Kane, PA.

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