Executive Assistant/Business Operations Analyst

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Executive Assistant/Business Operations Analyst

Classification Title: Admin Analyst Specialist Non-Exempt

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Tuesday, January 31st @ 11:55pm PST

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

Under the general direction of the Sr. AVP of University Communications, the Executive Assistant/Business Operations Analyst provides executive administrative support to the Sr. AVP and is responsible for managing the daily administrative operations of the office of University Communications.
Administrative duties may include but are not limited to budget monitoring and projections; compensation analyses and recommendations; working with Procurement and with the Director of Marketing on contracts; human resources, including recruitment and personnel procedures, timekeeping and payroll transactions; performing general office administrative functions, such as the purchasing of office supplies and equipment, and managing the calendar for the Sr. AVP.
The incumbent is also responsible for managing and creating a welcoming space for the public and staff, including management and staffing of the Front Desk area, and ensuring that the office is properly equipped and stocked. As an integral member of the Sr. AVP’s executive team, the incumbent will have oversight over certain special projects and areas, including the creation of an onboarding manual, facilitating internal office communications, and providing lead work direction to student assistants.

FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for overtime compensation)

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,518 - $6,791 per month 

Hiring Range: $3,518 to $5,417 per month commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

Salary Grade/Range:  2

Recruitment TypeRegular

Time BaseFull-Time

Work Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. 

Department Information 

The Office of University Communications works to raise awareness and tell the Sac State story on campus, in the region, and beyond. In support of the University’s strategic priorities, we partner with campus colleagues to showcase academic success, inclusive excellence, and robust community engagement via a wide range of communication platforms. We oversee news and media relations, crisis communications, social media and multimedia, marketing and branding, and strategic publications.

For more information regarding the department, please visit:

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. Experience providing administrative support at an executive level and other comparable positions.
2. Experience in budget monitoring, reconciliation, and fiscal analysis.
3. Experience with human resources policies and procedures specifically in recruitment and payroll.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
4. Ability to effectively investigate and analyze issues with broad administrative impact and implications, and recommending process changes for improvement and efficiencies as appropriate.
5.Knowledge of budget and fiscal analysis and techniques; ability to analyze data and make budget projections.
6. Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures; ability to interpret applicable federal and state laws.
7. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team.
8. Ability to organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous demands and deadlines may be involved.
9. Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment.
10. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.
11. Ability to effectively manage projects.
12. Ability to effectively interpret, organize, and present information and ideas in a written or presentation format.
13. Ability to use applicable and Unit-adopted software (e.g., Workfront.)
14. Ability to develop informational materials such as charts and infographics, etc.
15. Ability to train others and provide lead work direction to support staff.
16. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) or related software.

 Conditions of Employment:

Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

17. Familiarity working with communications or public relations professionals.

18. Ability to update web pages.

19. Experience with working in a higher-ed environment.

20. Experience in managing Chargebacks.

Required Licenses/Certifications 


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter

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.



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