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Administrative Support, LCoB Accounting & Finance Dept

Apply now Job no: 523969
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)


Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Resources & Operations and receiving work lead direction from the Department Chair, the Administrative Support Coordinator provides administrative support to the department in the Lucas College of Business (LCoB).


Key Responsibilities

  • Process all Student Assistant, Course Student Assistant, and Instructional Student Assistant, hiring, onboarding and tracking for Accounting & Finance Department. If needed, also appoint any Graduate Assistants upon direction from the LCoB Resource Team.
  • Coordinate all aspects of faculty office moves including packing and arrange for move of supplies & furniture, telephones, computers. Coordinate the setup for new tenure track faculty offices based on the direction from the Director of Resources & Operations. Ensure faculty have teaching supplies, keys and keycard access to buildings/office/classrooms, and general office-setup.
  • Responsible for opening and closing department office during regular office hours. Act as a front-line receptionist, answer phones, respond to inquiries about department programs, policies and procedures, run errands, distribute mail and make photocopies.
  • Research, troubleshoot, resolve and disseminate moderately complex academic-related problems for students and faculty.
  • Pickup for student assistants, master payroll, and miscellaneous paychecks.
  • Approve monthly student payable time.
  • Temporary Duties: support to the other LCoB Undergraduate departments for Department Coordinator administrative & procurement tasks, as assigned by the Director of Resources & Operations.
  • Responsible for following the SJSU travel guide and using Financial Transaction Services (FTS) to enter requests for authorization for travel & travel reimbursements. Assist faculty in making travel arrangements, assign account numbers, track sources of funds, and monitor travel expenditures.
  • Prepare and process purchase requisitions, direct pay and employee personal reimbursement claims. Reconcile Procurement Card and GoCard account statement entering appropriate chart field per expense on a monthly basis. Manage the TRIA/VPAT process for IT software requests. Interact with purchasing and accounts payable when needed to complete all requests.
  • Maintain department faculty grants. LCoB Travel Research & Development (TR&D) allocations in addition to any external grants. Must understand the guidelines and fund expiration for each type. Input and track expenditures.
  • Reconcile all expenses using CFS Data Warehouse.
  • Responsible for coordination and preparation of expenses with department Tower Foundation and Research Foundation accounts. Work with LCoB Resource Team analyst for processes.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrates ability to provide high level customer service to students, faculty and staff
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and professionally with others
  • Demonstrates ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the work group
  • Working knowledge of CFS to extract information and understand interactions between various funds and accounts
  • Proficient in PC compatible software programs such PeopleSoft, MS Office and Excel
  • Proficient in SJSU applications: (e.g. Financial Transaction Services (FTS), Common Finance System (CFS)/Data Warehouse, MySJSU, SJSU@Work, CHRS, possibly eFaculty and other current software applications)
  • Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment


Required Qualifications

  • Completion of a high school program, technical/vocational program, or their equivalents
  • Three years of related office work experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience providing customer service
  • At least two years demonstrated experience handling multiple work priorities
  • Experience with DocuSign, Word and Excel
  • Experience with student appointments
  • Experience with SJSU systems FTS, CFS, CFS Data Warehouse, PeopleSoft, CSUBuy and CHRS
  • Experience preparing travel reimbursements, purchase requisitions, and reconciling financial transactions.



Classification: Administrative Support Coordinator II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,269/month - $4,600/month
CSU Salary Range: $3,681/month - $6,034/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.


Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: January 23, 2022 through February 6, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


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CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, 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 CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


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Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


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Last Updated Oct 7, 2022