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COAST Program Analyst

Apply now Job no: 535606
Work type: Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Classification:   Administrative Analyst/Specialist Non-Exempt
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week  
FLSA:  Non-exempt  

This is a full-time, temporary position and will be appointed for 12 months, with the potential of renewal based on budget and/or operational needs.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:  $4,368 to $5,096* mo.
CSU Salary Schedule
*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.

Priority Screening Date: Extended to February 27, 2024
Recruitment Status:  Open Until Filled


California State University, Monterey Bay is a mid-sized university in California’s Central Coast that grants undergraduate and graduate degrees. Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, CSUMB is part of the nation’s largest four-year public university system, California State University, which educates nearly 460,000 students every year. 

With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,000 students, CSU Monterey Bay is both a Minority Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our staff and faculty transform students’ lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning, and a strong emphasis on multicultural and global perspectives. CSUMB’s sustainability goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030. 

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in developing a diverse body of faculty, staff and administrators. Many appreciate living and working close to the shores of beautiful Monterey Bay, with easy access to recreational areas from Big Sur to Santa Cruz. Nearby opportunities for collaborative research include working in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Silicon Valley, and with colleagues at local research universities, including UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University.

As one of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate rental housing on East Campus, and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. With proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose, opportunities for faculty, staff and students are as endless as the shores of the nearby Pacific Ocean.


The CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) is the CSU’s systemwide consortium for ocean and coastal research, education, and workforce development. COAST integrates systemwide expertise and resources to advance our knowledge of ocean and coastal systems, train students, and inform decision-making. It is a dynamic and robust community of hundreds of CSU faculty members, researchers, and students from diverse disciplines actively working to answer questions about our oceans and coasts and address our most pressing challenges. The scope of COAST includes the open and coastal ocean, coastal zones, and coastal watersheds.  At its core, COAST provides several critical functions that serve the CSU, the state of California, and national and international communities:

  • Support ocean and coastal research.
  • Provides a community for researchers with ocean and costal interests from across the CSU.
  • Develops current and future ocean and coastal scientists, scholars, and leaders.
  • Communicates the best available science to stakeholders to promote evidence based decision making and policy development.


Under the general supervision of the Director and in coordination with other staff members, the incumbent supports the day-to-day administration of COAST programs including but not limited to award programs, communications and data collection and analysis.

As a member of the COAST staff, the incumbent must be committed to COAST’s overarching priorities of advancing our knowledge of ocean and coastal systems, supporting faculty and student research and success, and creating a more inclusive and diverse marine science community. Formal training or experience in marine science and related disciplines, science education, or STEM fields is not required but is highly desired.

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

  1. COAST program administrative support
    1. Provide administrative, analytical and technical support for existing and emerging faculty and student programs.
    2. Organize applications and coordinate reviews, communicate with awardees and receive reports, update award databases, and assess effectiveness of programs.
    3. Collaborate with other COAST staff in the development of new and innovative programs.
    4. Provide comprehensive administrative support for the COAST program.
  2. Reporting and analysis
    1. In collaboration with other COAST staff, develop annual reports (campus financial reports and grant and contract activity inventory) and communications (governance memos) for distribution systemwide.
    2. Collect, organize and analyze programmatic award and financial data and maintain systemwide leadership database.
    3. Ensure data accuracy.
  3. External communications.
    1. Curate and develop content for social media platforms.
    2. Update COAST website with COAST member news.
    3. Update program information on COAST website.
  4. Meetings and events.
    1. Schedule meetings (staff meetings, monthly leadership calls)
    2. Plan and execute COAST events with emphasis on logistical planning.
    3. Work with external vendors to ensure appropriate event support.
  5. Program fiscal operations.
    1. Assist in systemwide financial transactions.
    2. Process travel claims and requests for payment. 
    3. Manage vendor data and payment.

Other Functions:

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


Knowledge:  Working knowledge of general practices, program, and/or administrative specialty. Basic knowledge of and ability to apply fundamental concepts. Working knowledge of budget policies and procedures. Knowledge of basic methods and procedures for research and statistical analysis and the ability to apply them.

Abilities:  Ability to analyze data and make accurate projections using business mathematics and basic statistical techniques. Ability to organize and plan work and projects including handling multiple priorities. Ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment. Ability to compile, write, and present reports related to program or administrative specialty. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the work group and serve as a liaison for the organizational unit. Ability to learn, interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures relating to and impacting the applicable program, organizational unit, and/or administrative specialty.


General knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.


Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Sharepoint) Adobe Creative Suite and Google Drive applications. Possess a working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn Office systems and how to use a broad range of technology, systems, and packages. 

Must be able to use Microsoft Sharepoint to maintain COAST website. Excellent time management and organizational skills. Attention to detail is extremely critical.  Sufficient experience to be fully functional in all technical aspects of work and assignments. 

Complete mastery of English, including grammar, spelling, punctuation and editing. Strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism. Ability to communicate in a professional, persuasive and tactful manner. Impeccable oral and written communication skills, particularly with vocabulary and grammar. Strong ability to establish and maintain cooperative, professional working relationships within a diverse, academic environment, deal effectively with a broad range of people and situations, and work independently.

Ability to make sound independent decisions and recommendations based on current policies and procedures, precedent, and a thorough analysis of current situations. Effectively handle a broad range of interpersonal contacts, including those at a higher level and those sensitive in nature. Ability to address common and unique problems using reasoning and judgment to develop practical, thorough, and creative solutions. Thorough, detailed knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn applicable university infrastructure, policies and procedures.

Understand problems from a broader perspective; analyze operational and procedural problems and develop, recommend and evaluate proposed solutions.


At least two years of progressively responsible professional experience demonstrating ability to successfully perform job duties outlined above. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB’s VisionHighly desirable: 1) Demonstrable knowledge of marine or coastal science, a related discipline, science education, or STEM in general as evidenced a bachelor’s or master’s degree or considerable work experience in one of these areas. 2) Understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues in society, higher education, STEM fields or marine and coastal science.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order EO 1095, EO 1096, and EO 1097​ as a condition of employment.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with 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.
  • The incumbent may participate in the CSUMB-Voluntary-Remote-Work-Program (VRWP).


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. Travel to the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach and to Sacramento is required at least once per year and may be more frequent. Travel to CSU campuses and off-campus locations is also required. Occasional evenings and/or weekend work may be required.

Incumbent must be able to travel and attend meetings in-person.

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.  

Hybrid/Remote work will be considered for this position in the state of California only.


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 15 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit Employee Benefits Summary


For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application, cover letter, and resume by 5:00 p.m. on 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 Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or emailing 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 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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