Fresno State campus

Department Administrative Assistant

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time
Position Description

Department Administrative Assistant
(Administrative Support Coordinator I)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,680 - $3,864 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,680 - $5,783 per month

  • This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Chair of the Department of Management, the incumbent supports the mission of the school and university by assuring that all administrative requirements are completed in a timely manner, and a high spirit of cooperation exists in dealing with all other staff, students, faculty, community members and administrators who are served.  This position serves as the departmental contact and provides administrative information for chair, faculty, staff, students, and community.  The primary purpose of this position is to provide operational administrative support for the Department of Management (referred to as “the department”).  Accordingly, a high degree of autonomy is afforded the position requiring considerable judgment and discretion.

In addition, the incumbent must take the initiative to independently plan, organize, coordinate, prioritize, and perform work in diverse areas of responsibility.


Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of:
    • Fully functional knowledge of and skill in standard office procedures and practices.
    • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation for independent preparation of correspondence.
    • Knowledge of business mathematics.
    • Expertise in using office systems and ability to use a broad range of technology, systems, and software packages (Microsoft Office Suite, Google, Excel, and PowerPoint).
    • General office safety and training needs and ability to conduct training to communicate employee safety.
  • Skill/Ability to:
    • Ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing.
    • A history of regular attendance, punctuality, and positive performance evaluations.
    • Ability to handle student and staff issues confidentially, with professionalism and discretion.
    • Demonstrated ability to organize and plan work and projects characterized by wide ranging job demands arriving simultaneously.
    • Ability to multi-task in order to keep the department office functioning smoothly.
    • Ability to compile, write, and present reports.
    • Understand, interpret, and apply independently a wide variety of policies and procedures where specific guidelines may not exist.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills to effectively handle a broader range of interpersonal contacts, including those at a higher level and those sensitive in nature.
    • Troubleshoot most office administration problems and respond to all inquiries and requests related to the work area.
    • Create, organize, and maintain accurate technical, complex, sensitive and/or confidential records and files.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and promote a positive, service oriented collegial work environment with a variety of individuals.
    • Track and produce accurate information and data for review regarding program service delivery and activities in meeting programmatic goals and enhancing processes.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Three years of equivalent training and administrative work experience.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.
  • Experience with budget tracking and maintenance.
    • Preferred Skills:
      • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
      • Thorough and detailed knowledge of School, University, and Foundation services systems, software, and policies.
      • Experience with data management systems such as PeopleSoft and working knowledge of PeopleSoft modules: HR and SA.
      • Comprehensive computer skills for budget-related duties and for coordination of scheduling such as JD Edwards, CFS Data Warehouse, and 25-Live scheduling program.
      • Experience with Omni Update or other web content maintenance system.
      • Experience with Zimbra or other web-based emailing systems.


Department Summary

The mission of the Management Option, as an integral part of the business curriculum and the Craig School of Business at CSUF, is to develop the leaders of tomorrow by delivering a quality program that reflects the changing work environment; facilitates our graduates in a career path broadly described as management in a wide variety of service and manufacturing environments; provides experiential opportunities through close association with regional/national/international business leaders and scholars; involves faculty research and grant development; serves as a catalyst for an appreciation of life-long learning, and adhere to the highest ethical standards.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by April 29, 2024 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.  Questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

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.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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