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Administrative Analyst/Specialist, Exempt I

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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 guidance of the Director of ITFA & Resource Management, the Administrative Analyst/Specialist operates within a dynamic, collaborative environment. This role provides executive-level support to IT Division Senior Leadership, focusing on financial, purchasing, and administrative responsibilities. Additionally, this  position will be cross-trained to deliver agile assistance during surge periods within a large division.

The ideal candidate for this role possesses adaptability, demonstrating flexibility in managing multiple demands. Strong communication skills are essential for successful collaboration with colleagues. A robust work ethic drives excellence in performance, while maintaining a positive outlook even in challenging situations. The candidate’s leadership style is characterized by ethical practices, commitment to diversity, integrity, and kindness. An active, engaged mindset contributes to overall effectiveness.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not 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. 

This position is eligible for partial telecommuting with onsite work in San Diego. 

Department Summary

A unit of the Information Technology Division (ITD), the mission of Information Technology Finance & Administration (ITFA) is to support IT Division’s mission by managing a wide array of operations supporting all business functions.  ITFA manages all IT finances, software renewals, resources, hospitality, and provides administrative support to all leadership, staff and student workers.  In addition, ITFA provides direct support to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and other responsibilities of the Office of the CIO.

The purpose of the Information Technology Division (ITD) is to provide the technology that empowers SDSU’s success. The IT Division includes several departments and areas with the shared mission to leverage people and technology to support SDSU’s commitment to innovative teaching, research, and service. The IT Division is led by the Chief Information Officer, who is ultimately responsible for developing the long-term infrastructure, services, and strategy necessary to support the University’s mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. The IT Division has the stewardship responsibility for core IT assets on campus and the obligation to provide the services, training, and community building necessary to realize the benefits of those investments across the San Diego State University community. The IT Division is made up of 185 staff and 28 administrators.

For more information regarding the IT Division, 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

  • Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving, project implementation skills.
  • Experience working with a multi-million-dollar, dynamic budget with multiple funding sources.
  • Experience with Purchasing Software, renewals and/or large volume purchasing.
  • Basic understanding of Project Management methodology
  • Demonstrated commitment to DEI and an ability to thrive in a diverse university community.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,417 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: $4,379 - $7,922 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 May 1, 2024. To receive full consideration, apply by April 30, 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 Taylor Jaress at

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