Volunteer and Program Specialist (AA/S Exempt I)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Volunteer and Program Specialist

Classification Title: Administrative Analyst/Specialist Exempt I

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Wednesday, November 8, 2023 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

The purpose of the Volunteer & Program Specialist position is to coordinate volunteer opportunities for Sacramento State students on and off campus, and to plan, implement and evaluate community service and civic engagement programs.

This will be accomplished through program and policy research, analysis, development, reporting, and evaluation; determining methods, policies, and procedures to achieve programmatic goals; leading committees, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations or requirements governing the programs; and serving as liaison to outside agencies and entities related to the program.

FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation under FLSA). This position is benefits-eligible.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $ 4,170.00 - $ 5,302.00 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 4,170.00 - $ 7,545.00 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  2

Recruitment TypeRegular (probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

Work Hours: M-F 8am-5pm, with other hours as required. May be eligible for a partial telework schedule, upon management approval, following a training period.

Department Information 

The Community Engagement Center (CEC) oversees community-engaged learning for Sacramento State. For more than 25 years, the CEC has facilitated campus and community partnerships that make a difference in the lives of our students and the Sacramento region by providing opportunities for Service Learning, Community Service, and Academic Internships.

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 

Required: Must be comparable to the Minimum Qualifications, appropriate to the skill level of the position, and would allow an incumbent to satisfactorily perform the Essential Functions of the position.

  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited university/college and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience.
  2. Ability to take initiative and be motivated while working in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved;
  3. Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  4. Ability to anticipate and analyze problems/situations and apply independent judgment and discretion to develop solutions and address issues proactively;
  5.  Ability to apply a variety of policies and procedures to develop conclusions and make recommendations;
  6. Ability to provide lead work direction and train others;
  7. Demonstrated ability to effectively compile, analyze, and evaluate data and the ability to prepare reports to assist with strategic planning;
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to establish, develop, and maintain collaborative working relationships with diverse internal and external constituents;
  9. Excellent communication (verbal/written) skills with ability to effectively present information and/or facilitate training for others;
  10. Strong organizational skills with the ability to coordinate and oversee programs and activities;
  11. Thorough knowledge of standard office software (e.g., Microsoft Office);
  12.  Knowledge of web design software (e.g., Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  13. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

Conditions of Employment:

Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

14. Three years of experience in program, project development and coordination;

15. Strong experience in public relations, public speaking, and networking;

16. Direct experience working in partnership development and coordination with education, non-profit and government agencies;

17. Experience leading, training, and mentoring individuals and groups;

18. Experience and skills in conflict management and resolution;

19. Familiarity with risk management and liability issues;

20. Familiarity with University system software (e.g., CMS HR, Financial and Student Administration);

21. Familiarity with request for proposals, grant management and reporting;

22. Knowledge of issues relating to higher education;

23. Knowledge and/or experience with service learning and volunteerism management;

24. Working knowledge of community/civic engagement with an emphasis on higher education;

25. Working knowledge of applicable University infrastructures, policies and procedures;

26.  Possess an awareness of and responsiveness to the interrelationships, motivations and goals of constituents served (e.g., faculty, students, community organizations, and administration)


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter.

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

About Sacramento 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 is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and 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.

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.

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.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities 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. 

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. 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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