Graduate Programs Analyst

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

Working Title: Graduate Programs Analyst - College of Continuing Education (CCE) Supported Programs

Classification Title: Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt I

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Wednesday, July 17, 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 College of Business (COB) Graduate Program Office (GPO) serves prospective and current students, applicants, and alumni, in both state and CCE supported graduate programs through recruitment and welcome events and programs, academic advising, academic support, recognition of student achievement, professional development events, networking opportunities, co-curricular engagement, and daily communications.

The COB GPO Office unit is also responsible for student recruitment, admissions, increasing enrollment of underserved and underrepresented groups, business career services, student retention, and alumni relations. The GPO Analyst works in the College of Business under the Executive Director of Graduate Programs (EDGP). The incumbent reports directly to the EDGP with the focus on the College of Continuing Education (CCE) Supported graduate programs including the Executive MBA, Online iMBA, MS Accountancy, MS Business Analytics, and MS Finance programs.

Under the general direction of the EDGP in COB, the GPO Analyst provides recruitment and administrative support to the CCE supported programs and Graduate Business Career Services. The GPO Analyst will be the primary point of contact who receives students, faculty, staff, off-campus guests, and visitors, and prepares a variety of documents. Works with numerous other university departments such as CCE, Student Payroll, Office of Graduate Studies (OGS), University Print & Mail, and Purchasing to manage a wide scope of projects and transactions to ensure they are completed effectively, timely, and professionally.

The GPO Analyst will coordinate recruitment activities, design promotional materials and analyze post-event data to inform program initiatives.

This position requires the ability to review and analyze academic records to support the determination of whether graduate students have fulfilled requirements for their academic and class requirements. The ideal candidate will be required to present a professional, congenial, knowledgeable countenance, will have superior interpersonal and verbal communication skills, and will have the ability to multi-task.  

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,379 per month - $5,300 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,379 per month - $7,922 per month 

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Salary Grade/Range: 2

Recruitment Type: Temporary (Annually Renewable)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months 

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; some early mornings, nights, and weekends as needed to meet business need. Some travel required.

Telecommuting Option: This position may have hybrid flexibility.

Department Information:

The California State University, Sacramento – College of Business (COB) develops engaged, responsible, and inclusive leaders that enrich communities around the world. The Faculty in the COB are committed to providing the highest quality of education and serving as resources to its students. Founded in 1947, the COB offers four graduate degrees and one undergraduate degree. The COB has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world leader in business school accreditation and a hallmark of excellence achieved by only 5% of colleges worldwide, since 1963. The COB is located in California’s vibrant capital city, Sacramento.

For more information on the college of business Administration, 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 in outreach, recruitment, marketing, or public relations.
  2. Experience in analyzing information and making recommendations.
  3. Coordination of entire clerical and administrative support functions and/or performance of administrative work in a large/complex academic, administrative or program office, and/or in a higher-level administrative office.
  4. Experience in administrative work involving the evaluation and recommendations related to operational and procedural matters.
  5. Experience with large scale, complex projects with broad, visible impact that involve coordination with other departments in terms of planning and implementation.
  6. Experience with coordination of events.

General Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Excellent interpersonal skills
  2. Excellent time management skills
  3. Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with competing deadlines.
  4. Thorough mastery of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  5. Ability to make independent decisions on day-to-day operations.
  6. Expertise in using office software packages, technology, social media, and systems such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams.
  7. Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures independently and use judgment and discretion to act when precedents do not exist.
  8. Ability to troubleshoot most office administration problems and respond to all inquiries and requests related to work area.
  9. Ability to understand problems from a broader perspective and anticipate the impact of office administration problems and solutions on other areas.
  10. Ability to analyze operational and procedural problems and develop, recommend, and evaluate proposed solutions.
  11. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  12. Ability to review student academic records and relate them to course requirements.
  13. Ability to provide lead work direction to student staff.
  14. Ability to perform business math, analyze budgetary data, and make accurate projections requiring some inference.
  15. Ability to effectively write and present own reports.
  16. Ability to effectively handle interpersonal interactions at all levels and handle highly sensitive interpersonal situations.
  17. Ability to use negotiation and persuasion skills to achieve results and expedite projects.
  18. 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. Experience with University academic and financial computing environments., e.g., CRM systems, CFS-Financials, CMS-Human Resources/Student Administration and Data Warehouse (SacVault); knowledge of the university infrastructure, policies, and procedures.
  2. Experience reviewing student applications and providing guidance to prospective students, current students, and alumni.
  3. Experience coordinating and conducting student outreach and recruitment events.
  4. Experienced with data analysis using MS Access and Excel. Knowledge of web-based programs and software.
  5. Ability to provide project support for the CCE supported programs for The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) reporting data and documents.

Documents Needed to Apply:

  • Resume

Failure to upload required documentation 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:

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 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, 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 United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (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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