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California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Position Number: 4696418
  • Location: Seaside, CA
  • Position Type: Secretary and Administrative Assistants

Administrative Support Coordinator - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Job no: 532828
Work type: Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Part Time

Classification: Administrative Support Coordinator II
Hours: Part-time 20 hours per week
FLSA: Non-exempt

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $2,119.50 per month for part-time position
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.

This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position until May 31, 2024, which may be extended and/or become regular based on budget or operational needs.

Priority Screening Date: October 25, 2023
Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled

*Internal CSUMB Applicants Only*


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.


Under the general supervision of the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, 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 across various departments in the college as needed. The ASC works independently in exercising discretion and judgment in performing assigned work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provides support to the respective department Chair and is responsible for supporting the department's administrative functions. Briefs the Chair regarding the progress of routine work and special projects. With oversight from the Chair and in coordination with the department staff; tracks, reconciles, and reports department budget revenue and expenditures from various funding sources. 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 that 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 and any program coordinators who provide input to the Chair, the ASC develops and inputs curricular scheduling and evaluates enrollment data. Assists with the preparation of course schedules, calendars, course descriptions, and brochure copy; maintains accurate and detailed databases related to courses, schedules, and enrollments. Tracks, reviews, and revises all internal documents related to instruction; supports academic advising events and helps prepare materials related to academic instruction and programmatic outreach. Prepares, submits, and monitors all lecturer contracts in compliance with CBA and CSU requirements and procedures.
  • Facilitates planning and arrangements of all department and public events. Coordinates arrangements for guest speakers, including air travel, car rental, hotel accommodations, and hospitality in accordance with CSU policies and procedures. Serves as a liaison with the campus community and the public at large.
  • Supports the day-to-day operating needs of the college. Prepares and processes purchase requisitions, reimbursements, and other budget transactions as necessary to meet the needs of the respective department. Verifies the accuracy of invoices for payment processing. Identifies supplies, equipment, and services needed. Organizes and maintains physical and electronic office files and records. Schedules and attends large meetings, activities, and events called by the Chair, prepare minutes or summary notes, and tracks action items. Handles travel arrangements for department faculty. Provides administrative support services for faculty recruitment. Serves as department timekeeper. Picks up and distributes employee paychecks on a monthly basis. Updates department web page and publications as needed.
  • 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.


Expertise in using office software systems and ability to use a broad range of technology, systems and packages. Exceptional customer service skills. Experience tracking budget and reconciling expenses. Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong commitment to serving students from diverse backgrounds as well as handling highly sensitive situations and personal interactions.


Experience working with diverse populations and in an academic setting preferred. 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; Hyperion or equivalent reporting tools; 25Live; intranet drives; and internet browsers. A strong commitment to serving students, with a proactive and positive attitude about assisting others.

  • 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; 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. The 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.


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. 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 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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