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Programs and Financial Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator I)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Part Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Position Summary

Under general supervision of the Director, the Programs and Financial Coordinator serves a pivotal role in the administrative functioning of the School of Communication.  Working closely with the Director, faculty, and staff, the position provides fiscal support for the School’s SDSU and Foundation accounts, including travel requisitions and reimbursement, equipment procurement, and supplies purchases. The Programs and Financial Coordinator is an integral team member of the school administrative support staff to ensure smooth and efficient operation of the school. 

The Programs and Financial Coordinator also fulfills Communication Coordinator functions, communicating with students, faculty, alumni, and donors through regular newsletter publications, donor relations communications, event planning, and social media management.

In addition, this position serves a pivotal role in the financial affairs of the School of Art and Design and is an internal and external resource on fiscal policy and procedural matters. The Programs and Financial Coordinator will work closely with the Fiscal Accounts Coordinator to provide fiscal support for all SDSU and Foundation accounts, non-instructional budget, and travel support and may work with the PSFA Dean’s Office Budget Specialist, Resource Manager, and various campus units.

This is a part-time (.75 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.

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

Department Summary

The School of Communication, emphasizing scholarly, creative, and professional aspects of communication studies, is one of eleven schools and departments within the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts. The School of Communication envisions sustained excellence in advancing communication scholarship, promoting social justice, fostering relationships, and enhancing the public good.  We enact this vision through inspired teaching, innovative collaborative research, and impactful community engagement.

For more information regarding the School of Communication, 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 lean 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

  • Proficiency in using spreadsheets, such as Excel or similar programs.
  • Experience in a higher education and/or public sector setting.
  • Budget/financial experience.
  • Experience using Oracle Financials.
  • Experience processing purchase requisitions and various expenditures.
  • Experience processing travel forms.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $2,707.50 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: $2,628.75 - $4,131.00 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 March 7, 2024.  To receive full consideration, apply by March 6, 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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