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Graduate Admission, Administrative Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist Non-Exempt)

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

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Director of Admissions, the overall purpose and objectives of the Graduate Admission Administrative Analyst are to provide daily operational support by monitoring workflows, creating and reviewing queries, data review and reconciliation.  The Graduate Admission Administrative Analyst will also serve as the primary point of contact for staff and campus partners related to graduate admission processing workflow and/or access issues. The position will support training efforts for the Graduate Admissions Unit, ES staff, student assistants and campus partners involved in the application/admission processing throughout the admission cycle.

SDSU is an innovative institution that promotes and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do: research, teaching, professional development, student experiences in and outside the classroom, and community relationships. Our values compel us to foster such an environment, where community members of all identities can thrive. We embrace SDSU’s identity as a Hispanic-Serving Institution on the border and recognize our residence on Kumeyaay land. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to serving and/or addressing issues related to underrepresented populations.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Department Summary

The function of the Graduate Admissions Unit is to perform various tasks that would facilitate the admission of eligible graduate students to the university.  This involves the processing, and routing of applications to the appropriate campus departments for review and the creation of academic student records for the College of Graduate Studies.

The Graduate Admission Unit is responsible for processing applications to graduate programs by receipting, coding and updating the student information system.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing transcripts and test scores, reconciling application uploading errors, calculating grade point averages, determining residency and preparing files for department review.

For more information regarding Graduate Admissions, click here.

Education and Experience

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.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent training is preferred
  • Experience with document reviews in a high volume environment
  • Experience in data entry and updating database records
  • Experience in creating reports and/or training materials
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
  • Experience working in a college or university division supporting admission
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from underrepresented groups.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,167 per month. 

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

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

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community. 

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement.  For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on September 27, 2023.  To receive full consideration, apply by September 26, 2023.  The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Tina Deesen at

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