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Administrative Support Coordinator I - HD & FS - Temporary

Apply now Job no: 520319
Work type: Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Part Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Classification:  Administrative Support Coordinator I
Anticipated Hiring Salary:  High $1,000s mo. for 20 hours per week
CSU Salary Schedule
Hours:  Part-time / 20 hours per week
FLSA:  Non-exempt 

This is a temporary, part-time (20 hours) position through June 30, 2023, that may become regular and/or extended based on operational needs.

Priority Screening Date:  December 14, 2022
Recruitment Status:   Open Until Filled


Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision StatementCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. 


Under the general supervision the Dean of the College of Education and daily direction of the Chair of the Human Development and Family Science Department, the Administrative Support Coordinator is responsible for carrying out the total clerical operations and assisting in accomplishing the administrative objectives in support of the Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) Department. These duties include, but are not limited to providing administrative support to the Department faculty and Advising Coordinator, responding to student queries about the program, coordinating logistics of faculty and staff recruitment, inputting data related to course scheduling and faculty teaching load, ordering office equipment and supplies; handling travel and other reimbursements for Department faculty and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides clerical and administrative support to the Department, including the Department Chair, and the faculty. Updates the Chair on any situation or circumstance having an impact on the Department's operation or programs.
  • Builds and maintains Department’s course offerings. Works with the Chair and Dean when new courses are offered to make sure course schedules align.
  • Facilitates Department event planning, scheduling and coordination such as Capstone Festival, Open House, New Student Orientation and College Welcome. Ensures that all event needs are identified, detailed plans are outlined, projects are initiated and coordinated, and work is delegated or assigned. Schedules department/program meetings, prepares agenda items, records minutes, and follows-up accordingly.
  • Assists with travel arrangements including Requests for Approval of Travel, air travel, rental cars, hotel accommodations, and assists with reimbursements upon return. Remains up-to-date on all university travel procedures, as well as procurement procedures. Makes sure travel is appropriately allocated to the correct budget.
  • Initiates, drafts and prepares cover memoranda and correspondences. Establishes and maintains a complex system of files and records for both physical and electronic materials. Maintains, assembles, and/or summarizes information from office files and other sources for the Chair's use during appointments or meetings. Organizes documents to include reproduction, storage and security. Maintains confidential files, both physical and electronic, in accordance with Privacy Act of 1974. Maintains department website.
  • Receives and screens visitors and telephone calls, takes required action or refers requests as appropriate. Receives, sorts, and distributes mail. Interacts with and supports students and student learning.
  • Identifies supplies that are needed, receives and organizes supplies. Co-manages the building where the Liberal Studies and Human Development and Family Science programs are located. Submits service requests as needed.

Other Functions:

Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Knowledge: Thorough, detailed knowledge of applicable university infrastructure, policies, and procedures. Thorough knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.  Thorough knowledge of office systems and ability to use a broader range of technology, systems, and packages. Working knowledge of budget policies and procedures.

Skills:  Experience to be fully functional in all technical aspects of work assignments.

Ability to:  apply independently a wide variety of policies and procedures where specific guidelines may not exist; perform standard business math, such as calculate ratios and percentages, track financial data, and make simple projections; draft and compose correspondence and standard reports; handle effectively a broader range of interpersonal contacts, including those at a higher level and those sensitive in nature.


Must possess 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 entry 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.


Experience tracking expenditures using Microsoft Excel or a similar program. Excellent English writing skills and customer service skills. Working knowledge of desktop publishing software. Proficiency in the entire Microsoft Office Professional Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint specifically) and their equivalent in Google Suite (Sheets, Docs, Calendar, etc.).  Strong problem solving, interpersonal, and customer service skills with a proactive and positive attitude about assisting others. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with concurrent deadlines. Must be flexible and able to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment.


Thorough working knowledge of CSUMB, particularly matriculation and degree information. Specialized training in administrative/clerical support. Experience with event planning.  Experience working with diverse populations and in an academic setting. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse, academic environment. Exceptional ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a professional, persuasive and tactful manner. A strong customer service attitude and commitment is essential. A strong commitment to serving students, with a proactive and positive attitude about assisting others.

Technically fluent in the use of Microsoft Office Professional; Google Workspace (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Drive, Calendar, Forms, etc.); Oracle-PeopleSoft or equivalent student, HR and Financial information systems; reporting tools; intranet drives; and internet browsers.  Familiarity with databases. Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • 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.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with:
    • access to, or control over, cash, checks, credit cards, and/or credit card account information;
    • responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; and
    • access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards)
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • Requires occasional evening and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.  

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy, all students and employees are required to submit their vaccination status to the Otter Vaccination Registry and are encouraged to be vaccinated.


CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14-paid holidays a year. For more information, visit CSU System Benefits. Additionally, as a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Careers at CSUMB. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389 or email All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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