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Administrative Support Assistant II

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

The clerical staff in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese consists of one Administrative Support Coordinator II, one Administrative Support Assistant II, and work study and student assistant positions. The department conducts a full range of normal departmental activities. The Administrative Support Assistant II position reports to both the Administrative Support Coordinator II and the Department Chair.

The essential duties of the Administrative Support Assistant II are to provide general clerical and administrative support for the department’s large graduate program and its advisor, and general support for the department office and instructional programs. The work of the position is supervised by the Department Chair and receives training and lead direction from the Administrative Support Coordinator II.

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 Department of Spanish and Portuguese has nine tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 16 lecturers, 12 teaching associates, six graduate assistants, one Administrative Support Coordinator II and one Administrative Support Assistant II, as well as work study, student assistant and tutor positions. The number of part-time faculty and teaching associates varies from semester to semester. This position is under the supervision of the Department Chair.

Degrees and Certificates offered by the Department include:

Spanish

Master of Arts in Spanish

Major in Spanish with the B.A. Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Spanish in preparation for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Foreign Languages

Minor in Spanish

Certificate in Spanish/English Translation and Interpretation Studies 

Certificate in Spanish for the Professions

Portuguese

Minor in Portuguese and Brazilian Language and Cultures

For more information regarding the department of Spanish and Portuguese, click here.

Education and Experience

Entry to this classification requires fundamental written and oral communication skills, including a sound foundation in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation; an ability to understand standard office procedures; an ability to operate standard office equipment; an ability to learn office technology systems; an ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations; and typing and keyboard skills.

These entry qualifications would normally be obtained through completion of a high school program or its equivalent and some experience in an office environment.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience working in a university setting is preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.
  • Demonstrated competence in effectively presenting standard information in writing.
  • Demonstrated competence in understanding, interpreting, and communicating procedures, policies, information, ideas and instructions.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,505 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: $3,338 - $4,913 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 February 29, 2024. To receive full consideration, apply by February 28, 2024. 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 tdeesen@sdsu.edu.

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