build IT Lab Coordinator (Instructional Support Assistant III) (504130)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Information Technology and Communication Services Public Health

Job Description


Position Summary

The build IT makerspace @SDSU Library is a student-run makerspace, which is under the leadership and guidance of the library's STEM librarian. The space is designed to foster creativity and innovation, by providing an infrastructure for the DIY (Do it Yourself) learning of technology. The build IT space provides a physical location where anyone can gather to explore, build, and learn through sharing resources and knowledge, working on projects, and networking. With its central location in the SDSU Library, access to the build IT makerspace is available to anyone on-campus regardless of their discipline or expertise. The build IT department is staffed with one full-time librarian, one ISA staff, student assistants working various hours, and student volunteers.

The San Diego State University Library is seeking a service-oriented, skillful, and able individual to assist in supporting our Makerspace lab. The ideal candidate for this position is a tech enthusiast who enjoys learning and teaching others to use varying technologies to design and create a wide range of items. The SDSU Library's Makerspace program provides SDSU students with materials, tools, and technologies for hands-on exploration, creation, and participatory learning. It democratizes access to new technologies by making them available to the whole SDSU community; supports hands-on, project-based, and interest-driven learning; serves as a competitive advantage for students seeking to innovate; and provides a place for critical and creative thinking.

Collaborating with departmental staff and other colleagues, the build IT Lab Coordinator manages the Makerspace; hires, trains, and supervises student assistants; assists and teaches patrons; oversees safety plan and inventory; fixes machines such as 3D printers; and teaches workshops.

In addition, during periods of closure or limited hours of the Makerspace lab this position will provide assistance to other areas of the library. Primarily, the build IT Lab Coordinator will provide support assistance for students, faculty and staff. (e.g., technology assistance, support assistance, and task-oriented assignments in support of the SDSU library.)

SDSU is a diverse population of students, faculty and staff. It is expected that the build IT Lab Coordinator has the ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.

For more information regarding the Library, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2022, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. 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

Equivalent to two years of experience performing a variety of support services for an instructional program and involving such activities as preparing, producing, dispensing or storing materials, supplies, and equipment.


Equivalent to one year of experience in ordering, purchasing, accounting or in office work related to technical materials, supplies, or equipment or in an office which provided similar services to a technical function or unit may be substituted for six months of the experience.


Equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline in the specialty area to which assigned.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience using a combination of: Adobe Creative Suite, 3D modeling/creation tools, movie editing software, audio/music production software
  • Relevant experience with virtual reality hardware and software, familiarity with 3D scanners and 3D design software
  • Experience with woodworking tools and/or prototyping electronics
  • Familiarity with makerspaces, hackerspaces, or other design studios
  • Experience in a workshop, auto shop, design studio or similar setting
  • Experience meeting high service standards in all interactions (in-person, by telephone, via e-mail or online) and to manage others to provide excellent service
  • Experience interpreting and explaining a wide variety of policies and procedures, varying from basic to complex, to the public, and to exercise independent judgment
  • Experience in a position requiring a high degree of time-management, and organizational skills
  • Experience working independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience training and or teaching
  • Experience working in an environment where procedures were not clearly defined, requiring the use of problem-solving skills

Specialized Skills
  • One year of professional work experience providing customer service and/or support.
  • One year of professional work experience using Windows OS, MS Office software and Google Gmail
  • Experience leading the work of others
  • Experience keeping an inventory of items

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,284 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,262 - $5,662 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 20, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by September 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 Meracle Cothron at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map