Office Operations and Administrative Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Working Title: Office Operations and Administrative Coordinator

Classification Title: Administrative Support Coordinator I

Posting Details Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Thursday, July 18, 2024, @ 11:55 p.m. 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 supervision of the Associate Dean, the Administrative Support Coordinator I (ASC) will be the point of contact for department chairs, faculty and staff in Communication Studies, Philosophy, and Humanities and Religious Studies. The ASC I will provide clerical and administrative support and coordination to the Department Chairs, including management of their calendars and schedules. Primary responsibilities include support and coordination for daily departmental administrative operations, communications and social media, hiring and personnel coordination for all student employees, travel support, timekeeper, and general office purchasing. The incumbent performs the day-to-day management of the administrative office and serves as a general resource.

FLSA: Non Exempt (Eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,680 per month-$3,938 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,680 per month - $5,783 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment Type:Regular (Probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Department Information 

The Mendocino Administrative Support Hub supports three robust academic departments in the College of Arts & Letters, Communications, Philosophy and Humanities and Religious Studies. These programs offer comprehensive explorations in communication processes, public relations, journalism and film; fundamental inquiries into human knowledge, ethics, and reasoning; and interdisciplinary studies of world cultures through literature, history, philosophy, and religious studies. These departments foster critical thinking and with the support of faculty and staff, prepares students for success in an inclusive society by exploring their own sense of purpose, and engage communities as creative thinkers.

Minimum Qualifications 

Entry to this classification requires a fully functional knowledge of and skill in standard office procedures and practices, as well as an ability to understand and operate in a variety of organizational structures. Additionally, incumbents are expected to have a thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation and be able to clearly communicate orally and in writing. Some positions may require a knowledge of business mathematics beyond basic arithmetic. The ability to use and quickly learn new office support technology systems and software packages is also a prerequisite.

These entry qualifications would normally be obtained through a high school program, technical/vocational program, or their equivalents combined with several years of related office work experience.

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. Demonstrated history of and commitment to building and maintaining a respectful and professional work environment.
  3. Demonstrated ability to understand and operate in a variety of organizational structures such as office, department, college, and university structures; and understand problems from a broader perspective.
  4. Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a broad range of interpersonal contacts, including those at a higher level and those sensitive in nature.
  5. Experience in the day-to-day coordination of the clerical and administrative support functions for an academic, special program, or administrative office.
  6. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply and communicate policies and procedures independently, and use sound judgement and act with discretion.
  7. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  8. Demonstrated ability to create, edit and administer content on the department website and social media platforms.
  9. Demonstrated ability to plan and execute multiple work priorities and projects with frequent interruption. 
  10. Demonstrated ability to complete tasks/projects with longer work cycles: coordinating, prioritizing, and monitoring their completion with accountability.
  11. Demonstrated ability to perform standard business math, such as calculate ratios and percentages, track financial data, and make simple projections.
  12. Demonstrated ability to draft and compose professional correspondence and standard reports
  13. Experience with preparing, cataloguing, and maintaining confidential files and documents.
  14. Experience using standard office support technology systems, equipment, software packages, and virtual communications, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), laser printer, fax machine, copiers, scanners, multi-line phone.

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Thorough, detailed knowledge of applicable university infrastructure, policies, and procedures.
  2. Experience with university travel policy and processes.
  3. Experience using university systems such as CMS (Peoplesoft), Concur, Cognos, OnBase, Canvas, Zoom, Teams.
Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter.

Failure to upload required documentation 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

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.

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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