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Administrative Support Coordinator - Social, Behavioral & Global Studies

Apply now Job no: 521604
Work type: Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Classification:  Administrative Support Coordinator II
Anticipated Hiring Salary:  Low $4,000s mo.
CSU Salary Schedule
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week 
FLSA:  Non-exempt

Priority Screening Date: Extended to February 1, 2023
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 of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Dean, and daily oversight from the Chair of the Department for Visual and Public Arts (VPA), the Administrative Support Coordinator (ASC) is responsible for independently performing the full range of varied and complex clerical/administrative assignments in support of the day-to-day operations of the department and works independently in exercising discretion and judgment in performing assigned work. 

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

  • Provides primary support to the department Chair and is responsible for the administrative functions of the department. Briefs the Chair regarding progress of routine work and special projects.  With oversight from the Chair, tracks, reconciles, and reports department budget revenue and expenditures from various funding sources. Researches, analyzes, makes recommendations, and prepares draft budget for department events. Upon direction of the department Chair, and in collaboration with department faculty, compiles, prepares, and submits requests for special events funding and specialized projects. Prepares and submits post-event reports as needed. Projects operating and personnel expenditures. Provides budget status reports as requested by the Chair. Addresses a wide range of problems which require interpreting policies and procedures. Uses ingenuity to compile and document information.  Coordinates and works with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • In collaboration with the Chair, the ASC develops and inputs curricular scheduling and maintains accurate and detailed databases related to courses, schedules and enrollment. In collaboration with the Chair, prepares course schedules, calendars, course descriptions, catalog, and brochure copy. Maintains accurate and detailed databases related to courses, schedules, and enrollments. Tracks, reviews, and maintains internal documentation related to instruction and helps prepare materials related to programmatic outreach.   Prepares, submits and monitors all lecturer contracts in compliance with CBA and CSU requirements and procedures.
  • Supports the day-to-day operating needs of the department. Prepares and processes purchase requisitions, reimbursements, and other fiscal transactions as necessary.  Verifies accuracy of invoices for payment processing.  Identifies supplies, equipment, and services needed.  Organizes and maintains physical and electronic office files and records. Handles travel arrangements for department faculty.  Provides administrative support services for faculty recruitment and external program review including meeting and travel arrangements.  Serves as department timekeeper and picks up and distributes employee paychecks on a monthly basis.  Updates and ensures department web page and publications are current. In collaboration with the Chair, initiates, coordinates, prepares, and implements the materials and information associated with curricular and event programming for the department.  Updates and ensures department web page and publications are current.
  • Facilitates the planning and scheduling of the Visiting Artists series as well as other VPA-sponsored events, public events, guest artists, and life models. In collaboration with the Chair, initiates, coordinates, and finalizes the contractual agreement and logistics for events on and off campus in accordance with CSU policies and procedures. Assists with the preparation and design of materials to promote these events on and off campus. Ensures promotional materials are in alignment with university policies and procedures. Assists with exhibition logistics for the VPA Complex, Art Gallery, and student exhibition spaces. Functions as a liaison among the department, Dean’s Office, University Affairs, and the tri-county area to promote the events and exhibitions. Will require working shift adjustments to work some evenings in support of special events.
  • Acts as lead for student assistants; in consultation with the Chair, determines the methods and procedures by which the student assistant work is to be accomplished; controls the workflow and establishes priorities and deadlines; assists in completing student assistant performance evaluations or verifies that they have been completed by direct supervisors.

Other Functions:

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


Must be fully functional in all technical aspects of work assignments.  Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of applicable university infrastructure, policies and procedures.  Thorough mastery of English grammar, spelling, punctuation and editing.  Working knowledge of budget policies and procedures.  Expertise in using office software packages, technology, and systems.

Ability to: independently handle multiple work unit priorities and projects; interpret and apply independently a wide variety of policies and procedures, and use judgment and discretion to act when precedents do not exist; troubleshoot most office administration problems and respond to all inquiries and requests related to assigned functions; understand problems from a broader perspective and anticipate the impact of office administration problems and solutions on other areas; analyze operational and procedural problems and develop, recommend and evaluate proposed solutions; perform business math, analyze budgetary data, and make accurate projections requiring some inference; effectively write and present own reports;  effectively handle interpersonal interactions at all levels and handle highly sensitive interpersonal situations; and use negotiation and persuasion skills to achieve results and expedite projects.


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.  Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation and the ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing.  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 in project/event management, expense tracking, financial reconciliations, and budget preparation.  Strong clerical, customer service, and office management skills.  Excellent oral and written communication skills. The ASC must be a self-starter, detail-oriented and able to multi-task.  Proficient in the use of personal computers and scanners, Mac and PC environments, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and creative-based software, including Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Acrobat. 


Experience working with diverse populations and in an academic setting preferred.  Basic knowledge of and interest in graphic design/creative-based software.  Ability to speak languages in addition to English.   A strong commitment to serving students, with a proactive and positive attitude about assisting others.

Technical fluency in the use of  Microsoft Office Professional; Google Workspace (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Drive, Calendar, Forms, etc.); Oracle-PeopleSoft/Common Management System or equivalent student, HR and Financial information systems; 25Live; intranet drives; and internet browsers. 


  • 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 to/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.
  • 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.  May require 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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