Department Coordinator

San Jose State University
September 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:$3,681
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Department Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 531179 Work type: Staff Location: San José Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Resources and Operations, and receiving work direction from the Department Chair, under general supervision, the Department Coordinator independently provides various administrative and support services to the Department Chair, faculty, and students of the African American Studies Department. This position has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the department offices and works collaboratively with the CCS Department Analyst to support the SJSU Ethnic Studies Collaborative. The Department Coordinator is responsible for reconciling the department Research Foundation accounts, operating expenses in the Operating Fund, and PACE funds as well as other accounts/funds for the department. This position is also responsible for training student assistants; processing ISA and Student Assistant appointments; planning and coordinating department events; handling faculty and student confidential information; distributing information to students, faculty and the general public; submitting and tracking facility and key requests; processing and reviewing travel and other reimbursement requests.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reconcile operating fund expense budget to Data Warehouse reports
  • Reconcile Research and Tower Foundation accounts to Foundation reports monthly
  • Provide balance and expenditure information to the department Chair
  • Reconcile operating fund and foundation Pro-cards and Go-cards monthly
  • Prepare Operating Fund and Foundation travel authorizations and expense reimbursements for faculty and students
  • Process and review purchase requisitions, travel authorizations and reimbursements, other reimbursements, and direct payments as needed
  • Collaborate with CCS department Analyst on budget related projects
  • Responsible for training student assistants
  • Responsible for processing ISA and Student Assistant appointments
  • Assure student time is submitted by UP deadlines so that students are paid in a timely manner
  • Assist faculty and Chair in grade changes, clearing incompletes, and other similar tasks
  • Assist in issuing permission codes as needed for designated African American Studies courses
  • Support faculty and students with travel processes and procedures
  • Assist Chair with faculty recruitment, temporary faculty evaluations and RTP as needed
  • Responsible for student outreach
  • Independently perform the day-to-day tasks for the operation of the department offices
  • Department event planning and coordination
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of software applications: DocuSign, word processing, spreadsheets, G Suite (e.g., Gmail, Google drive), database management, Adobe Acrobat, and graphics design software (e.g., Illustrator, InDesign, or Photoshop)
  • Knowledge of fund accounting practices and the ability to maintain multiple detailed spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft/CMS HR, Student Admin. FTS, CFS, Data Warehouse, SAMI, and Student Data Warehouse
  • Thorough knowledge of SJSU financial processes – procurements, accounts payable, and accounting services
  • Thorough knowledge of Research and Tower Foundation financial processes
  • Ability to extract and analyze data and reports from all SJSU financial systems: FTS, CFS, CFS Data Warehouse
  • Ability to handle multiple work priorities, and independently prioritize, organize and plan work and projects
  • Ability to maximize productivity through the use of appropriate tools
  • Ability to ensure completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of all operational functions
  • Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment
  • Ability to work in an environment with interruptions
  • Ability to work with diverse students, staff, and faculty
  • Ability to work with faculty to obtain appropriate documents for appointments and evaluations
  • Ability to learn and interpret data, policies and procedures, and apply that knowledge to departmental decision making
  • Thorough knowledge of the curriculum change procedure and catalog due dates
  • Thorough knowledge of the hiring process for student assistants
  • Ability to determine the optimal use of student time based on the priorities of the office work
  • Ability to train students to assure their understanding of work assignments
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and the external agencies
  • Ability to work with campus organizations and outside vendors to plan, organize, and implement events
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply a variety of state, federal, CSU, and SJSU policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of methods, procedures and practices
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills
  • Ability to communicate with constituents in a professional and respectful manner
  • Ability to be an excellent team player
  • Thorough knowledge of University, state and federal rules and regulations
  • Required Qualifications

  • Completion of a high school program, technical/vocational program, or their equivalents
  • Three years of related office work experience
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Administrative experience working in an office with complex and diverse
  • tasks similar to the Department of African American Studies in the College of Social Sciences
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills
  • Experience with SJSU policies and procedures specifically dealing with Procurement Services, FD&O, Admissions and Records, Tower/Research
  • Foundation and processing of invoices/reimbursements/requisitions/and travel requests
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, PeopleSoft, CMS/FTS,CFS, G Suite (e.g., Gmail, Google Drive), graphics design software, Adobe Acrobat, DocuSign
  • Compensation

    Classification: Administrative Support Coordinator II Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,465/month - $4,500/month CSU Salary Range: $3,681/month - $6,034/month

    San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.

    Application Procedure

    Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • All applicants must apply within the specified application period: August 22, 2023 through September 7, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

    Contact Information

    University Personnel [email protected] 408-924-2252

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    The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The system wide policy can be found at https: // and questions may be sent to [email protected].

    Additional Information

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

    The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


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    Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https: // www. Report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at [email protected].

    Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at https: // www. The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at uhs- [email protected].

    Campus Security Authority - In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, this position is subject to ongoing review for designation as a Campus Security Authority. Individuals that are designated as Campus Security Authorities are required to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution and complete Clery Act training as determined by the university Clery Director.

    Equal Employment Statement

    San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

    Advertised: August 22, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open Until Filled

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