Job no: 531498
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
The San Diego State University Library is seeking a service-oriented, skillful individual to temporarily assist in supporting our Makerspace lab. The ideal candidate for this position will act as a brand ambassador for the lab for students and other visitors. The candidate 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 Assistant manages the Makerspace; hires, trains, and leads student assistants; assists and teaches patrons; assists with educational programming and outreach, develops documents and support materials, oversees safety plan and inventory; fixes machines such as 3D printers; and teaches workshops.
SDSU has a diverse population of students, faculty and staff. It is expected that the incumbent has the ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position with the possibility of reappointment and an anticipated end date of May 31, 2024. 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.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.
The build IT makerspace at 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 makerspace 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.
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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.
- 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 Suite
- Experience using a combination of: Adobe Creative Suite, 3D modeling/creation tools, movie editing software, design software, microcontroller electronics, or computer programming languages;
- Familiarity with makerspaces, hackerspaces, or other design studios
- 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 in a position requiring a high degree of time-management, and organizational skills
- Experience training and/or teaching
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,374 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.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,568 - $6,058 per month.
Diversity and Community at SDSU
At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.
Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.
Principles of Community
At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.
SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on October 11, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by October 10, 2023. 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 and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.
SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Olma Javonillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertised: Sep 27, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled