Communications, Outreach and Events Planning Analyst (AA/S Exempt II)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Working Title: Communications, Outreach and Event Planning Analyst

Classification Title: Administrative Analyst/Specialist Exempt II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 11:55 p.m.

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

With minimal supervision, the incumbent serves as executive assistant to the Dean of the College of Arts & Letters managing day to day affairs, scheduling priorities, meeting facilitation, and serves as the Dean’s representative and liaison. As a regional leader in arts and culture education and programming, the College requires that the incumbent collaborate closely with existing campus and community partners, exercising a high degree of independent judgement, ingenuity, and innovation in the execution of the College’s Anchor Institution Initiative. The incumbent serves as principle contact for College external communications, outreach, events planning, and brand management.

FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act). Position is benefits-eligible.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,693 - $8,489 per month 

Hiring Range: $4,693 - $5,600 per month 

Salary Grade/Range:3  

Recruitment TypeRegular (probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time 

Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Weekend and evening hours as needed. Some travel required.

Department Information 

The College of Arts & Letters engages faculty, staff, and students in the creation and study of what makes us human and what humans make. Our students acquire diverse, intercultural competencies and a keen awareness of the past while they pursue the promise of the future. We are a proud part of Sacramento’s growing creative economy and cultural vibrancy.

The College of Arts & Letters prepares students for success in an inclusive society by empowering them to take responsibility for their educational growth, explore their own sense of purpose, and engage communities as critical and creative thinkers; by valuing student skills and competencies to bridge the gap between college and career; and by streamlining their path toward graduation.

Minimum Qualifications 

Entry to this classification requires 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.

Required Qualifications 

  1. Demonstrated ability to maintain a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.
  2. Experience in working with the creative community and/or scholars in the creative fields.
  3. Experience providing administrative and clerical support to a senior executive.
  4. Experience with project and event management, both large and small scale, including long-range planning and scheduling of events and programs.
  5. Demonstrated ability to facilitate cooperation and collaboration with stakeholders, and to motivate others in the completion of their tasks and assignments, while maintaining responsibility for overall project completion.
  6. Projecting and managing operating and project-specific budgets.
  7. Experience with external relations and communications.
  8. Experience with partnership cultivation, stewardship and networking.
  9. Effectively research, write and present reports, letters, web content, media and social media postings, and other correspondence.
  10. Professional experience with a variety of outreach strategies including social media, website management, and brand management.
  11. Demonstrated ability to learn, interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures relating to and impacting the college.
  12. Demonstrated ability to analyze problems and to develop, evaluate and recommend solutions.
  13. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, and exercise superior discretion, judgment, tact, diplomacy, creativity and initiative.
  14. Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise good judgement and decision-making, and maintain scrupulous attention to detail.
  15. Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally with a wide range of contacts both on and off campus, and represent the College and University in a professional manner.
  16. Proficiency with all standard office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and media equipment and software.
  17. Knowledge of the professional development opportunities internships provide to students, of strategies to develop internship partnerships, and of criteria for reviewing sites and operations for consistency with documented policies and business needs.

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to pass background check.
  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Must be available for occasional weekends and evenings, as events and projects require.

  • Must be available for regional travel and working from various University and community locations.

Preferred Qualifications

18. Demonstrate creative thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset.
19. Experience working in and with non-profit organizations.
20. Experience with public relations and brand management.
21. Experience leading staff and delegating tasks.
22. Ability to adapt to change and learn new applications.
23. Knowledge of and experience working with University policies and procedures.
24. At least 3 years of executive assistant experience.
25. At least 3 years of event planning and or outreach.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

Valid driver's license and maintenance of safe driving record required.

Documents Needed to Apply

 Resume, cover letter, online application. Failure to upload resume and cover letter to the online application may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification 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 and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Conflict of Interest:
The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.


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