Department Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator II)
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 3344161
Department Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator II)
Job No: 517371 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time
The Department of Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) prepares culturally competent and compassionate professionals at the graduate level to provide leadership in school counseling, school psychology, marriage and family therapy, and community counseling. In addition, the Department engages undergraduates in the social sciences in theoretical and professional knowledge and skills in counseling, social change and social justice with the option of an undergraduate minor. CSP is an interdisciplinary department committed to work towards equity, economic, and social justice within the College and University, our professions, and throughout the broader society. The Department currently has 15 tenure/tenure-track faculty and approximately 80 lecturers, teaching associates and graduate assistants.
The College of Education prepares skilled personnel for positions in teaching, administration, counseling, and other roles in Pre-K-12 schools, community colleges/ postsecondary education, public agencies, and the entrepreneurial sector. We serve urban, suburban, and rural communities richly diverse in culture, language, and ability/disability through partnerships designed to improve life outcomes of children, youth, adults, and their families.
The Department Coordinator provides coordination and administrative support for an academic department consisting of five graduate programs: Community Based Block; Marriage and Family Therapy; School Counseling; School Psychology; Education with a concentration in Counseling, and an undergraduate minor program in Counseling and Social Change. Programs function semi-autonomously: Department Coordinator must work with the Chair and the various program directors to complete the necessary work related to each program. The Department Coordinator position serves as a point of contact for all guests visiting the Department including prospective students, current students, staff, and faculty. Work is performed independently and the Department Coordinator must be able to effectively handle highly sensitive situations and interpersonal interactions at all levels.
The Department Coordinator:
Has a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of university operational and procedural administrative work.
Performs all department clerical and administrative tasks including purchasing, travel paperwork, 'guide teacher' payments, expense reimbursements, helping visitors and callers, calendaring, event/meeting arrangements, facilities requests, correspondence and mailings, entering data into databases, maintaining files, supervising student assistants, and managing the various budgets.
Develops class schedule drafts and maintains master class schedule, ensuring that necessary courses are offered at times that do not conflict and ensures that the department is meeting all program and fiscal obligations.
Prepares faculty appointment paperwork ensuring that all contractual obligations have been met. Assists Department Chair with department faculty candidate searches, the RTP process, and lecturer, teaching associate and graduate assistant appointments including the collection of performance evaluations. Processes course proposals and faculty forms for Global Campus course offerings.
Assists students and faculty with a range of issues including newly admitted students with the admittance process; RDRs; official transcripts; and GRE collection. Maintains student files in CSP office and files necessary documentation with Graduate Division
For more information regarding the Department of Counseling & School Psychology, click here.
Full-time, permanent (probationary) position. 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.
This position is physically located at the SDSU Main Campus in San Diego.
Education and Experience
Entry to this classification requires 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 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 working in a higher education or public sector setting.
Experience working with a highly diverse student population in a university setting.
Experience working in a counseling or student affairs environment.
Experience working as a coordinator in an academic department.
Proficiency in MicroSoft Office Suite
Experience working with a relational database such as FilemakerPro
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,000 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: $3,440 - $5,639 per month.
SDSU Vaccine Policy
In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.
The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on August 29, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by August 28, 2022. 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 before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Pang Thao at [email protected].
Advertised: Aug 15, 2022 (3:00 PM) Applications Close: Open until filled
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