California State University

Application Process
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
This position requires organization and attention to detail in order to support graduate student progress from admission to graduation. This position also requires community building and graduate program promotion. In your cover letter, please describe your related experience and/or interest in these overlapping yet distinctive roles.
Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Programs, Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, the Graduate Studies Administrative Analyst is responsible for applying independent judgment to plan, organize and perform a wide variety of administrative, analytical and technical duties in support of the Office of Graduate Studies. The incumbent is responsible for operational, policy and program research, analysis, reporting and evaluation functions including participating in the accreditation, assessment, and academic program development and review. The incumbent independently plans and performs research, compiles data, and prepares and presents reports with reliable conclusions and recommendations for action. The incumbent contributes to the completion of broad and more complex organizational or program projects and goals, often providing project leadership or representing the unit on key projects. Assignments regularly require the use of independent judgment to make decisions, interpret and apply a wide range of policies and procedures and participation in the overall administrative operations of the office, including activities related to program and policy research and data analysis. In addition, the incumbent interacts at the highest levels within and outside the university and may deal with sensitive and highly confidential information or situations.
Key Qualifications
The position requires a bachelor’s degree and/or the equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs, plus two years of related experience. Master’s degree preferred. Thorough working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) required. Ability to use a broad range of technology and systems for the capture, maintenance and reporting of key data required. Working knowledge of basic statistical techniques and data analysis methodologies in a higher education setting preferred. Ability to maintain website content through the use of Dreamweaver, Drupal, or similar Web Editing software preferred. Working knowledge of database programs, and familiarity with secure file transfer methods preferred. Knowledge of Google Suite and PeopleSoft preferred.
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $3,897 to $5,162 a month. This is a full time, exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.
For eligible employees, CSUEU collective bargaining agreement Article 17.10 will be honored.
Supplemental Information
Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.
The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption and thereafter comply with routine campus testing requirements. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more about the vaccination requirement at Sonoma State, please visit: https://covid19.sonoma.edu/vaccine-requirement-information.
CSU Out of State Policy – Sonoma State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).
Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.
For questions related to the application process, please reach out to [email protected] The ADA Coordinator is also available ([email protected]) to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

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