Administrative Support Coordinator II (505739)

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

Job Description


Position Summary

The Sociology Department serves 350 to 400 undergraduate majors and 35 graduate students in the Sociology master's degree program and in the Criminology joint-master's degree program in coordination with the Criminal Justice Department. Our faculty includes 13 full-time professors and 10 part-time lecturers with teaching and research interests that include immigration, migration, and border issues, globalization, gender, social psychology, mental illness, work, health and illness, education, deviance and crime. The Sociology Department plays a central role in the College of Arts and Letters and in the broader university and San Diego regional and border communities.

The Administrative Support Coordinator provides support for the faculty as well as direct office lead and student supervisor responsibilities. The Administrative Support Coordinator's work is supervised by the department chair and should be carried out within the policies set by the department and the chair. The position serves as lead for the Administrative Support Assistant II. Responsibilities include planning and overseeing budgetary and fiscal matters, course scheduling, interpreting academic and administrative regulations and policies, responding to inquiries from students and the general public, gathering data, assisting committees, coordinating student employees, and overseeing academic and non-academic personnel processes.

For more information regarding the Department of Sociology, 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Lead and/or supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations in a university setting.
  • Experience maintaining budgets.
  • Experience coordinating administrative support functions for a group.
  • Experience with data entry and updating database records.
  • Experience working with SDSU's student management database.
  • Experience working at special events.

Specialized Skills

• Proficient with Microsoft Office.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,352 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.

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on October 21, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by October 20, 201. 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 619-594-1139 or

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map