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Sports MBA Program Department Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator 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 Sports Business MBA Program Coordinator serves as a staff member in the Fowler College of Business assigned to the Specialized & International Programs, Sports Business MBA Program. The position has significant responsibility for the administrative and support services of this fast-paced, dynamic, customer-service oriented program. The SMBA Program Department Coordinator works closely with the program director in a wide variety of areas including but not limited to marketing & recruiting; on campus and online information sessions; prospective student support; pre-screening of applicants; application process & follow-up; admissions and enrollment; academic scheduling; program support; classroom support; student support; faculty support; office support; graduation and alumni relations. 

The SMBA Program Department Coordinator uses independent decision-making in solving and troubleshooting problems as they arise and interacts with and provides a high level of support to various constituents and groups including students, alumni, faculty, sports business executives and other special guests, representatives from university divisions and auxiliaries as well as the general public. 

The incumbent needs to be knowledgeable about the business of sports in San Diego and beyond, and is responsible for arranging field trips to sports facilities  and arranging visits to campus  from sports executives. They will use  all forms of communication in order to successfully perform the work (phone, email,, mail, social media, etc.).

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 Fowler College of Business offers a variety of programs, including an undergraduate and graduate degree in business administration and specialized masters degree programs.  The college also houses several centers:  the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, the Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate, the Wendy Gillespie Center for Advancing Global Business, the Corporate Governance Institute, the Institute for Inclusion and Diversity, the Center for Integrated Marketing Communication, the James Silberrad Brown Center for Artificial Intelligence and the Aztec Consulting Center, which are critical for the implementation of its strategic plan.

The Specialized & International Programs office is a very fast paced academic environment that manages self-supported specialized and international programs within the College of Business Administration. The intensive Sports Business Master of Business Administration program is focused entirely on the international business of sports in an 18-month, accelerated format. This degree is intended for highly motivated students seeking to further their business skills and professional network to secure management positions in all areas of the global sports business industry.

For more information regarding the Sports Business MBA Program in the Fowler College of Business, click here.

Education and Experience

Entry to this classification requires a fully functional knowledge of and skill in standard office procedures and practices, as well as an ability to understand and operate in a variety of organizational structures. Additionally, incumbents are expected to have a thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation and be able to clearly communicate orally and in writing. Some positions may require a knowledge of business mathematics beyond basic arithmetic. The ability to use and quickly learn new office support technology systems and software packages is also a prerequisite. 

These qualifications would normally be obtained through a high school program, technical/vocational program, or their equivalents combined with several years of related office work experience.

Key Qualifications

  • 2 years of office experience is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Google platforms (Drive, Calendar, etc.).
  • Proficiency with MS Office programs.
  • Basic knowledge of the sports industry is preferred. 
  • Experience in event management.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Experience with email marketing or CRM (Salesforce, Pardot, MyEmma or other) platforms is preferred. 
  • Professional social media experience with Instagram,LinkedIn, Facebook, et al.
  • Basic understanding of graphic design (via Adobe Creative Suite or similar) is preferred.
  • Strong writing ability (to produce web articles including speaker/event recaps) is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,100  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: $3,865 - $6,336 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 28, 2024.  To receive full consideration, apply by May 27, 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

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