Administrative Support Coordinator I - Department of Psychology (501836)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Clerical and Administrative Support Public Health

Job Description


Position Summary

The Psychology Department is an academic department serving undergraduate, master's, and doctoral-level study of Psychology. It is one of the largest academic departments at San Diego State University in terms of faculty, students, lecturers, and teaching associates.

The department office is staffed by the Department Chair, Associate Chair, the Master's Program's Advisor and Advising Team, an Administrative Support Coordinator II, and an Administrative Support Coordinator I. The person to be hired for this position works under the general supervision of the Administrative Support Coordinator II (Department Coordinator) and collaborates frequently with graduate advisors and chair.

The Administrative Support Coordinator I is responsible for all administrative matters associated with the Psychology Master's program. This position works closely with the Master's advisor(s) in order to coordinate the master's program admissions process and communicate essential information to the master's students. The Administrative Support Coordinator I also works with the Department Coordinator to develop effective procedures, communicate with faculty, manage the department reception desk, and ensure seamless office operations.

For more information regarding the Department of Psychology, 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 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Electronic database management experience
  • Familiarity with SDSU and SDSU Research Foundation policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with graduate program student admissions processes
  • Mid-level photo editing knowledge
  • Experience providing lead work direction

Specialized Skills
  • Experience working at a front desk or as a receptionist
  • Experience working in an academic setting

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,333 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,064 - $5,148 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 July 20, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by July 19, 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 Jasleen Aguilar at or 619-594-9392.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map