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Academic and Degree Coordinator (Student Services Professional II)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

The Academic and Degree Coordinator for Global Campus online degree completion programs is under the supervision of the Associate Director of Evaluations and Enrollment. The primary responsibilities of the coordinator are to determine eligibility for admission to the SDSU Global Campus degree programs, evaluate records regarding degree requirements, and advise/counsel students and staff on admission and degree requirements.

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. Work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 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

San Diego State University Global Campus is committed to creating a culture of inclusion where all individuals are respected, treated fairly, and provided opportunities to excel. We deliver innovative educational experiences to all learners and realize our goals through a collaborative approach. We celebrate human diversity. We actively work to eliminate systemic and racial injustices and stand against racism in both the San Diego State University and the worldwide community. Our success relies on the unique perspectives and worldviews that everyone brings to the SDSU Global Campus. We aim to attract students, staff, and faculty members who can work hard and make meaningful contributions outside and inside of the classroom. We seek to create an environment where everyone can stay, thrive, and actively engage with the community.

For more information regarding the Global Campus Department, click here.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown below may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Possession of the required knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A Master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Key Qualifications

  • One to two years of experience in student services or higher education administration.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize with concurrent deadlines.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, database systems and student information systems.
  • Exceptional student service skills, with an emphasis on creating positive student experiences.
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Experience in interpreting and explaining academic policies governing public or private university admissions is preferred.
  • Experience working in a college or university's admissions, advising, evaluations, registrar or other student service-related field is preferred.
  • Experience in interpreting and explaining certification policies of the CSU and California community college systems is preferred.
  • Experience using degree audit system; uAchieve is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,841 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: $4,841 - $6,884 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 July 8, 2024. To receive full consideration, apply by July 7, 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 Livia Peeples at


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