6866 Executive Assistant to the Vice President (Confidential Administrative Support II), Office of t

Job description



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 February 18, 2019. To receive full consideration, apply by February 17, 2019. The online application should be completed in detail.Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

For more information on San Diego State University, please click here.


Position Information


This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not 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.

For more information on benefits included for this position please see the benefits summary.

The Executive Assistant reports to and supports the Vice President for Student Affairs in a wide range of executive, administrative and operational responsibilities. These responsibilities include but not limited to researching, planning, coordination, implementation, maintenance and on-going support to operational areas and programs impacting the delivery of services to students.  The Executive Assistant coordinates and/or performs highly sensitive and confidential administrative project management on behalf of the Vice President with responsibility for achievement of unit goals and positive unit/University impact.  With a high degree of autonomy, the executive assistant coordinates meetings, projects, activities, inquiries and replies, for and on behalf of the Vice President. The position requires the highest level of skill, professionalism and tact, as well as a working knowledge of the University, CSU, and State of California infrastructure, policies and procedures.     

For more information regarding the Office of the Vice Presient for Student Affairs, please click here


Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $6,084 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,233 - $9,514 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 

To enter this classification at position skill level I, the incumbent must have a basic foundation of knowledge of the principles of organization, administration and management; and the ability to analyze and find solutions to problems, work independently, communicate effectively, and write clear and concise reports. Some positions may require a basic knowledge of research techniques and statistical methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree or professional training program specific to the position (e.g. Certified Public Accountant) and directly related work experience, or a combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Must have thorough knowledge of office management skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in utilization of computer programs, which provide word processing, database management, spreadsheet analysis and accounting capability. 
  • Must be proficient in standard computer software packages, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Working knowledge of University, CSU and State of California infrastructure, policies and procedures required.
  • Experience working in a high-level executive office.
  • Experience supporting high-level executives.
  • Experience working with budgets.
  • Experience working in a large, urban diverse higher education setting.
  • Experience working with students, parents, staff, faculty, administrators, donors and broad community constituents.
  • Experience working with student information databases/systems.
  • Familiarity with FERPA privacy regulations.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times.
  • Experience responding to difficult or crisis situations.


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) 594-3953.

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. 

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.




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Job No: 6866
Posted: 2/5/2019
Application Due: 4/6/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $6,084 per month. CSU Classification Salary