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Lead Student Information Technology Analyst

Apply now Job no: 540512
Work type: Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Classification:   Information Technology Consultant - Expert
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week 
FLSA:  Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:  $7,871 - $8,095* mo.
CSU Salary Schedule
*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.

Priority Screening Date: Extended to July 15, 2024
Recruitment Status:  Open Until Filled


California State University, Monterey Bay is a mid-sized university in California’s Central Coast that grants undergraduate and graduate degrees. Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, CSUMB is part of the nation’s largest four-year public university system, California State University, which educates nearly 460,000 students every year. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,000 students, CSU Monterey Bay is both a Minority Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our staff and faculty transform students’ lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning, and a strong emphasis on multicultural and global perspectives. CSUMB’s sustainability goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030. 

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in developing a diverse body of faculty, staff and administrators. Many appreciate living and working close to the shores of beautiful Monterey Bay, with easy access to recreational areas from Big Sur to Santa Cruz. Nearby opportunities for collaborative research include working in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Silicon Valley, and with colleagues at local research universities, including UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University. As one of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate rental housing on East Campus, and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. With proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose, opportunities for faculty, staff and students are as endless as the shores of the nearby Pacific Ocean.


Under the direction of the AVP for Enrollment Management, the Lead Student Information Technology Analyst serves as a subject matter expert and is responsible for working independently on duties including analyzing data, system planning, implementation and upgrade support, production operation of the Peoplesoft, communications, imaging systems, electronic data and other systems which support the Office of Admissions and the Enrollment Management Division. The Analyst will act as a liaison to the Information Systems/Information Technology campus groups and CMS Chancellor IT Groups, and interact with other campus departments in providing production support, resolving complex system problems, recommending operating policy, and disseminating system information. The Analyst is responsible for working independently analyzing all information technology systems related to Admissions applying extensive expertise and being proactive in developing and implanting solutions.   Project nature of work may require irregular work hours any given week.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Demonstrates advanced and comprehensive technical specialty knowledge of systems supporting the overall Admissions operations, including Oracle/PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (Student Administration) and Salesforce systems. Responsible for a variety of complex analytical and technical functions providing a broad, systems perspective and applying extensive expertise in the development and expansion of enhancements of various components of the student information systems functionality of the Oracle- PeopleSoft/CMS baseline system provided by the CSU system-wide. Advises department users in troubleshooting issues related to assigned systems and processes; prepares and maintains system/operational documentation for various enrollment-related processes; keeps abreast of technical knowledge related to assigned responsibilities and is proactive in developing and implementing solutions that synthesize data information to achieve department goals.  
  • Leads the effort for the Admissions Office in developing workflows and control procedures; supports system administration and oversees the development of complex end-user reports; responsible for understanding complex system functions and processes and provides guidance in business process redesign; works closely with Information Technology staff on systems infrastructure, integration and core system programming issues; establishes controls and processes to monitor systems and data integrity.
  • Provides systems support for the application planning/development, testing, installation support, operation, and maintenance of Student Information Systems including Oracle-PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (Student Administration), Salesforce, database/web applications, imaging systems, electronic data interface. Provides direction and/or training and assistance to others in work processes and procedures. Provides lead work direction to the Information Technology Consultant- Career Analyst and the Administrative Analyst/Specialists including responsibility for evaluating and setting work priorities; scheduling and assigning work; reviewing work against standards and providing performance feedback; and determining training needs and training staff.
  • Handles sensitive student issues, while maintaining confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education Family Educational and Privacy and Education Code, Chapter 13. Assists with Admissions, Recruitment, and other functions that support University goals and objectives as needed. Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Provides support for process mapping and other quality initiatives in collaboration with other areas of the Enrollment Management Division; collaborates with other departments to address business issues and develop/refine processes that improve workflow and maximize the use of available technologies.

Other Functions:

Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Knowledge: The incumbent possesses an advanced and comprehensive knowledge of a technical specialty and a working knowledge of related specialties and are able to apply this extensive expertise as a generalist or specialist. Knowledge of information technology systems and/or applications, including campuswide systems and multimedia environments, access procedures, networks, and/or databases. Knowledge of data administration principles and techniques. Knowledge of network administration. Knowledge of training theory and practices demonstrated by an ability to develop and deliver technical training and User documentation. Knowledge of statistical and/or research databases.

Skills: Proficiency using standard software packages. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in working with users to interpret needs and provide appropriate solutions. Subject matter expertise in a specialized discipline or body of knowledge.

Ability: Ability to apply consultative skills to assess user needs and provide appropriate support. Ability to integrate multiple applications and/or systems. Ability to analyze data requirements and research data availability and access methods. Ability to coordinate and implement data exchanges and conversions.


A basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical information systems and application program packages is a prerequisite for this position. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study. Working knowledge of automated desktop management tools in an enterprise environment, common software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and a basic understanding of networks, data communication, and multimedia systems.

Incumbents at the expert level work almost completely independently on the most complex problems and work assignments. Experts are proactive and understand problems from broad, interactive perspective and are able to develop solutions that combine information and ideas in new, unprecedented ways. Incumbents at this level are capable of leading teams and implementation efforts for assigned projects using advanced communication and listening skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above.
  • Work is performed fairly autonomously under general supervision and requires regularly exercising judgment and discretion to interpret policies, procedures and objectives
  • Demonstrated proficiency and experience with using both MacOS and Windows operating systems. Demonstrated proficiency in the use and management of components of the student information systems functionality of the Oracle- PeopleSoft/CMS baseline system
  • Demonstrated expert-level skill with Student Information Systems including Oracle-PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (Student Administration), Salesforce, database/web applications, imaging systems, electronic data interface.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform consistently in a high volume, dynamic environment, requiring above average attention to detail and direction; establish both short term and long-term priorities, which allow unrelated activities to be conducted concurrently; consistently work effectively, cooperatively, collaboratively and respectfully and with a positive demeanor with faculty, staff and students in both normal and pressure situations; understand, follow and complete direction given by management; assessing situations, developing various solutions, and carrying out the chosen solution; communicate both in writing and verbally to both technical and lay personnel


Master's degree in a related field. Five (5)years of progressively responsible admissions administration experience which includes: credentialing analysis; development of training programs; resolution of complex student services problems; and familiarity or experience with personnel, fiscal management, and supervision experience.

Ability to understand and utilize the People Soft Administration and Salesforce Systems using various panels and data queries. Experience in public higher education, specifically admissions. Experience in the planning and execution of admissions technology projects is strongly desired. Experience with: PeopleSoft, or other automated student information systems; imaging and document management systems, Salesforce or other customer relationship management systems; Microsoft Office Suite, Google email and calendar, Internet browsers, or equivalent.

Technical fluency with Oracle/PeopleSoft, Salesforce, CSU Common Management System or equivalent student information system and document management system; Microsoft Office Professional Suite, and Google mail and calendaring programs.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order EO 1095, EO 1096, and EO 1097​ as a condition of employment.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).  The position is required to participate in training at the direction of the Clery Director and must also promptly report allegations of reportable crimes according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, its accompanying regulations; the California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, Section 67380; and the California State University system-wide policy, Code EO 1107.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks.  The position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. 

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.  


CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit Employee Benefits Summary. As a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Careers at CSUMB. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or emailing All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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