Admissions Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator II) (502092)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Clerical and Administrative Support Human Resources and Personnel

Job Description


Position Summary

Enrollment Services is comprised of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Evaluations, Office of the Registrar, Prospective Student Services, International Student Recruitment, Curriculum, Class Schedule, General Catalog, Communications, and the Student Information System and Web interface. Enrollment Services implements SDSU enrollment management policies and provides services to students from their initial point of interest in SDSU to their graduation.

The Office of Admissions consists of the following areas; Admissions Processing Unit, Admissions Eligibility Unit, Transfer Admission, International and Graduate Admissions.

Under the general direction of the admission directors, the Admission Specialist is responsible for evaluating admission applications of undergraduate applicants with international coursework to determine if admission can be based on self-reported information or if we need official transcripts and/or test scores to determine eligibility and verify English proficiency. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the application and admission review process for athletes, foreign exchange, and American Language Institute (ALI). This includes reviewing and monitoring tracking reports, reviewing application data, correspondence, transcripts, test scores, calculating GPA's, subject/course review and updating student records in SIS.

The Admission Specialist must have a comprehensive knowledge of the established application filing deadlines for all programs offered at San Diego State University, knowledge of CSU and SDSU admission requirements and processes and be aware of how other areas of Enrollment Services/Campus Departments interface with the unit. A high level of independent judgment and problem solving skills are required to effectively perform the job duties. The Admission Specialist is under the general direction of the Associate Director of Admissions who establishes priorities, set goals, and monitors workflow.

For more information regarding Enrollment Services, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Entry to this classification requires a fully functional knowledge of and skill in standard office procedures and practices, as well as an ability to understand and operate in a variety of organizational structures. Additionally, incumbents are expected to have a thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation and be able to clearly communicate orally and in writing. Some positions may require a knowledge of business mathematics beyond basic arithmetic. The ability to use and quickly learn new office support technology systems and software packages is also a prerequisite.

These qualifications would normally be obtained through a high school program, technical/vocational program, or their equivalents combined with several years of related office work experience.

Specialized Skills
  • Professional work experience in a university setting in admissions, advising, evaluations or other student service related office
  • Professional experience reviewing applications for admission
  • Professional experience evaluating high school and/or college transcripts

Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional experience working with international students in a university/college setting
  • Experience using student information systems

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,520 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,352 - $5,639 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on September 7, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by September 6, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map