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School 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, Education Support Professionals

Position Summary

The School of Music and Dance at San Diego State University is comprised of 14 full-time music faculty, 4 full-time dance faculty, 33 part-time music faculty, 6 part-time dance faculty, 14 music studio instructional faculty, 11 staff members and 7 graduate teaching assistants.

The School is unique among other departments and schools at San Diego State University because of the wide range of music curricula offered (2 undergraduate degrees with 7 specializations, 2 master’s degrees with 7 specializations and 4 minors, as well as the Performer's Certificate and the Artist Diploma). Dance offers BFA and BA degrees and a minor. The office staff serves approximately 300 undergraduate music majors, 30 graduate music majors, and 85 undergraduate dance majors and minors.  The School sponsors approximately 250 concerts and events throughout the year as part of the curriculum and for the community at large.

Under general supervision of the Director, the School Coordinator is the principal assistant to the Director of the School of Music and Dance and serves as Fiscal Accounts Coordinator with complete budgetary responsibility for the School’s State Operating Budget, Faculty Instructional Budget, Foundation Accounts, Scholarship, and Endowment Funds, as well as Box Office revenues. The position also facilitates the RTP process as well as the Temporary Faculty Periodic Evaluations and Post-Tenure Reviews. The position also functions as office coordinator and provides professional, responsive customer service to an array of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners.

For more information regarding the School of Music and Dance, click here.

Full-time, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation.  Work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

This position is physically located at the SDSU Main Campus in San Diego.

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 entry 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with music and dance educational practices desired.
  • Experience in a higher education and/or public sector setting.
  • Three to five years of related or comparable office work experience.

Specialized Skills

  • Experience analyzing budgetary data and making accurate projections.
  • Experience in the use of OnBase, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Astra, MyRF, Web Portal or similar software and/or database applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze fiscal problems and develop, recommend and evaluate proposed solutions.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,000 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: $3,681 - $6,034 per month. 

SDSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated. 

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on October 5, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by October 4, 2022. 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 before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Rachael Stalmann at

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