CSUMB Online Recruitment System

University Corporation at Monterey Bay
Human Resources

100 Campus Center
University Corporation, Suite 119 (map)
Seaside, California 93955-8001

Main Number: (831) 582-4449



Administrative Support, Student Support Services
Admin Support II

Early Outreach & Support Pgms

Job #: FP2013-414

This is a part-time (20hrs/week 50% time) benefited position dependent upon continued grant funding.

Open until filled. Application Screening Begins:

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California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay on the campus of CSUMB is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an equal opportunity employer and committed to hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated to the California State University, Monterey Bay. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non profit 501(c)(3) public benefits corporation that is a recognized auxiliary organization of California State University and was established in July 1994. The University Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State Population. The University Corporation at Monterey is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees.


The Administrative Support is a position within the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program under the umbrella unit called the Early Outreach and Support Programs (EOSP). TRiO SSS program is designed to improve retention and graduation rates of low-income, first-generation and/or students with disabilities. The program provides required and permissible services as expressed in federal legislation/regulations.

The program consists of a Coordinator, Retention Specialist, Administrative Support, and a team of peer mentors. As part of the Early Outreach and Support Programs unit, TRiO SSS and another educational equity program provide the campus retention and support services for participants.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: include, but are not limited to, the following:

Under the supervision of the TRiO SSS Coordinator, with overall direction provided by the Director of EOSP, the Administrative Support will:

  1. Perform a variety of moderate to complex clerical assignments in support of the day-to-day operations.
  2. Coordinates travel arrangements for staff and project participants; processes various travel documents to include travel requests, registration payments, travel advances and expense claims.
  3. Composes correspondence, reports, and other documents as requested. Establishes and maintains complex system of files and records for both physical and electronic materials.
  4. Assists in the development of brochures, flyers, and informational materials regarding programming and activities.
  5. Assists the Coordinator in tracking the program's budget expenditures, assists in the preparation of official documents related to personnel, budget, and program performance.
  6. Provides clerical support to the staff including but not limited to coordination of publication production, special event coordination, and mass mailings.
  7. Identifies and orders supplies, materials, equipment and services for the offices; maintains inventory of office supplies and equipment; organizes supplies for storage and/or distribution staff.
  8. Prepares and processes various purchasing forms to include, but not limited to, Purchase Requisition, Reimbursement, and Payment Request forms; reviews and confirms accuracy of invoices for approval of payment.
  9. Assists in the supervision of student assistants.

Other Functions:

1. Promote and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the program and the campus community.

2. Perform other duties as assigned.


Thorough knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Knowledge of modern office procedures and practices. General working knowledge of applicable university infrastructure, policies, and procedures. Fluency in using standard MS Office software suites. Ability to learn, interpret independently, and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures.

Able to identify deviations from applicable policies. Ability to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough and, at times, creative solutions. Ability to schedule and distribute work assignments based on shifting priorities. Ability to perform standard arithmetic functions of a transactional nature, including tracking and comparing data. Knowledge and ability to perform difficult clerical and database work involving independent judgment, accuracy, and speed. Ability to analyze databases and prepare statistical reports; ability to create project schedules, flow charts, and statistical charts; ability to screen telephone calls; visitors, and mail; ability to keep complex records and maintain files.

Requires active problem solving and effective interpersonal skills. Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position. Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate procedures, policies, information, ideas and instructions. Ability to understand and input data for use in budgeting and databases. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse, multi‑cultural environment.


Education and Experience:

Equivalent to three years of progressively responsible general clerical/receptionist experience that have provided the applicant with the knowledge and abilities listed above. Prospective applicants who have not had the experience listed may substitute other evidence of meeting the above qualifications for up to two years of the required clerical experience.

Special Condition (s) of Employment :

Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Ability to complete web-based training in Defensive Driving and continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment. Fluency in using standard office software packages.

NOTE: Candidates identified for hire with the University Corporation at Monterey Bay must successfully complete a criminal background check.

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.


Proficiency with both PC and Mac, CMS PeopleSoft, FileMaker Pro, Photoshop, and social media applications. Desktop publishing experience helpful. Highly desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Demonstrate a strong commitment to customer service, with a proactive and positive attitude toward assisting others. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population and performing community service; demonstrated technical literacy.


The hourly rate for this position is $15.67 per hour. This is a non-exempt position and as such is eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits. University Corporation positions are at-will employment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Typical office environment with standard office and radio equipment and tasks as listed above. Position is required to work at a computer/video display terminal and desk for extended periods of time. Position will require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations within the tri-county area. Must have own transportation, valid driver's license, and auto insurance.


Please complete the required on-line Corporation application at http://hr.csumb.edu/jobs/db/fp/.

A complete on-line Corporation application must be received in the University Corporation Human Resources Office BY 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, TO BE GUARANTEED A REVIEW. Applications received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-4449, or TDD at (800) 735-2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Services Building first floor (map). Please check the links provided for the respective hours and the location of each site. The University Corporation at CSUMB will not fax application materials.

The University Corporation at CSUMB 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.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.