Administrative Support Coordinator - Ethnic Studies

California Polytechnic State University
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$42,064 - $51,360
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Administrative Support Coordinator - Ethnic Studies

Apply now Job no: 527474 Work type: Staff Location: San Luis Obispo Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time Position Description

Job Summary

This position provides continuity of operations with respect to Department, College and University mission and goals while ensuring compliance with University, College and Department policies and procedures and has significant autonomy and decision-making responsibility. Particular emphasis in the following areas: Program Oversight; Office Administration/Leadership; Lead Work Direction; Budget and Personnel Analysis; Budget Planning and Administration/Accounting /Purchasing; Faculty Peer Review & Human Resources; Faculty Recruitment, Appointment, Lecturer Contracts, Orientation/Training, Teaching Associate Appointment, Contracts, and Orientation; Staff & Student Assistant Recruiting, Training & Review; Academic Affairs & Curriculum; Department Chair & Faculty Guidance/Support; Student Tracking & Support; Special Events & Projects.

Department Summary

The Ethnic Studies Department, in the College of Liberal Arts, offers a B.A. in Comparative Ethnic Studies, and two minors: 1) Ethnic Studies Minor, and 2) Indigenous Studies in Natural Resources and the Environment (INRE) minor. The department offers a range of courses that fulfill general education (GE) and U.S. cultural pluralism requirements (USCP). The major currently supports 50 students, and was established in spring 2006. The minor programs are open to all majors and provide a useful complement to the different types of inquiry used in the wide variety of disciplines throughout the university. There are currently 40 active minors participating in the program. The department is comprised of a department chair, seven tenure-track faculty, and three to five part time lecturers. The department, and its faculty, partner with various campus programs (e.g., Cross cultural Centers, Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity, Center for Teaching Learning and Technology) to provide outreach, service, and education on issues of diversity and inclusion.

Key Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of budget policies and procedures. Ability to perform business math, such as calculate ratios and percentages, track and analyze financial and/or budgetary data, and make accurate projections requiring some inference.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate special events for large groups.
  • Ability to provide lead work direction to support staff and student assistants.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures independently and use judgment and discretion to act when precedents do not exist.
  • Ability to troubleshoot most office administration problems and respond to all inquiries and requests related to work area.
  • Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or its equivalent. Type 45 wpm. Four years of general office support experience. Training at a vocational school or full-time college education may be substituted for two years of the required experience on the basis of one year of college education for 6 months of experience.
  • Salary and Benefits

    Anticipated Hiring Range: $42,064 - $51,360 annually

    Classification Range: $39,312 - $61,776 annually

    Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

    Cal Poly

    Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly's hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

    Diversity Statement

    At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

    Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer.

    Supplemental Information

    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https: // and questions may be sent to [email protected].

    Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

    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.

    Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

    Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

    Advertised: May 09, 2023 (1:45 PM) Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open Until Filled

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