6448 Graduate Programs Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator II), College of Sciences- Bio

San Diego, California
CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,115 - $5,161 per month
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 25, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by October 24, 2017. The online application should be completed in detail.Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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Position Information


This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary). 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.

Under general direction from the Department Chair, this position has primary responsibility for providing administrative support to four faculty members who coordinate the Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology joint doctoral programs, and the masters program. This position is also responsible for administrative support of the Field Stations Program. The incumbent is the primary contract for the Field Stations Program and 25% of the incumbent’s effort includes program support and budget maintenance for the FSP.

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Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,300 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,115 - $5,161 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




Minimum Qualifications 

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. Also, requires 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 normally are obtained through completion of a high school program, technical/vocational program, or their equivalents combined with several years of related office work experience. 

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Experience developing, updating, and managing large budget spreadsheets, charts and graphs. 
  • High degree of professionalism, initiative, attention to detail, and accuracy, along with the ability to organize and implement projects in a proactive manner. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of University policies and procedures as related to this position, experience coordinating with SDSU departments, SDSU Research Foundation, and outside agencies is preferred. 
  • Ability to understand and use Oracle and PI Profile. 
  • Knowledge of other databases (e.g., Microsoft Access, SQL) is also preferred.


Application Procedures


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

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. 

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.

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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.