Project Management Specialist

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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), Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Project Management Specialist

Classification Title: AA/S - Ex II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, July 7, 2024 @ 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

The mission of the Division of Inclusive Excellence (IE) is to ensure that the University’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is embedded throughout all aspects of the University and its operation. Inclusive Excellence is charged to provide vision, leadership, and support to the university as it works to achieve its goal of being a welcoming and caring campus where all members of the Hornet community belong. Embedded within this goal is ensuring the success, development, and retention of all our students as well as the faculty, staff, administrators, and other Sacramento State stakeholders.

The Project Management Specialist reports to the Chief Diversity Officer and provides comprehensive project management support, including both substantive and administrative/design work for Inclusive Excellence. The position requires a high level of independent thinking and the ability to develop and implement project work plans on a wide range of projects within IE. The Project Management Specialist is responsible for tracking, collecting, managing, and reporting a variety of data sets relevant to the work of the Office for Cultural Transformation (OCT) which includes but is not limited to the areas of Belonging Education and Support, Employee Resource Groups and Cultural Initiatives, and Organizational Culture Change. This position provides administrative and analytical support to various operations within IE. In addition, this position serves as a liaison between IE and campus partners, ensuring effective and professional communication and service.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,273 per month - $5,690 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,273 per month - $9,537 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  3

Recruitment TypeRegular (Probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

Work Hours: M-F, 8:00-5:00

Partial telecommute may be available after a period of training and as approved by supervisor.

Department Information 

Welcome to the Division of Inclusive Excellence! Inclusive Excellence leads Sacramento State’s efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus free from oppression where all students, faculty, staff, and community members feel a sense of belonging.

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 from an accredited college or university and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience.
  2. Experience in project management and/or program implementation in a related field of focus, such as work focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion programs or initiatives; social science research and/or campus climate assessment; higher education student services or administration; education-industry project management and development; etc.
  3. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  4. Advanced time management, organizational, and analytical skills
  5. Ability to work autonomously, be organized and exercise sound judgment
  6. Ability to build effective workgroups by assisting in goal setting, defining responsibilities, and adhering to deadlines
  7. Familiarity with collecting, analyzing, organizing, and reporting data. Ability to develop data-informed formal reports and presentations
  8. Strong interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence
  9. Superior political acumen and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively and diplomatically with multiple constituencies
  10. Ability to handle sensitive and/or complex situations with confidentiality and discretion
  11. Proficiency in standard office programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  12. 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 pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Master’s Degree
  2. Prior experience working in public education/communications campaigns, collective impact/collective action, coalition building, etc.
  3. Prior experience providing executive assistance support.

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 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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