Administrative Support Assistant II (501265)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support

Job Description


Position Summary

The College of Arts and Letters is home to the Department of Economics at San Diego State University. It is the University's cornerstone college, producing a quarter of the total credit hours generated by the University and providing the core liberal arts courses required for all of SDSU's bachelor's degrees. With over two hundred permanent faculty and many associated lecturers, the College of Arts and Letters is the largest of the seven colleges at San Diego State University.

The Administrative Support Assistant will provide clerical and administrative support for the faculty and for the undergraduate and graduate advisors, as well as provide backup support and assistance for the Administrative Coordinator. As the Graduate Admissions Coordinator, this position disseminates a wide variety of information regarding instructional programs, procedures, and deadlines to students, faculty, and the public. This position assists with marketing and communication efforts including social media platforms and designing brochures, flyers, and newsletters.

For more information regarding the Department of Economics, 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 fundamental written and oral communication skills, including a sound foundation in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation; an ability to understand standard office procedures; an ability to operate standard office equipment; an ability to learn office technology systems; an ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations; and typing and keyboard skills.

These entry qualifications would normally be obtained through completion of a high school program or its equivalent and some experience in an office environment.

Specialized Skills Required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a university setting
  • Customer service experience in an office setting
  • Experience greeting and communicating instructions and information to customers
  • Experience with basic graphics program

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $2,912 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $2,912 - $3,829 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 6, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by July 5, 2021.

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

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map