Sports MBA Program Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator II) (504225)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
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Job Description


Position Summary

The Fowler College of Business is an instructional division of San Diego State University, administered by the Dean. The Dean's Office is responsible for the creation, implementation, and continued support of the instructional, research, and development processes in the College.

The Specialized & International Programs office is a very fast-paced academic environment that manages self-supported specialized and international programs within the College of Business Administration. The intensive Sports Business Master of Business Administration program is focused entirely on the international business of sports in an 18-month, accelerated format. This degree is intended for highly motivated students seeking to further their business skills and professional network to secure management positions in all areas of the global sports business industry.

Under the direct supervision of the Sports MBA Program Director, the Sports Business MBA Program Coordinator serves as a staff member in the Fowler College of Business assigned to the Specialized & International Programs, Sports Business MBA Program. The Program Coordinator has significant responsibility for the administrative and support services of this fast-paced, dynamic, customer service oriented program. The Program Coordinator works closely with the program director in a wide variety of areas including but not limited to marketing & recruiting; on campus and online information sessions; prospective student support; pre-screening of applicants; application process & follow-up; admissions and enrollment; academic scheduling; program support; classroom support; student support; faculty support; office support; graduation and alumni relations.

The Program Coordinator uses independent decision-making in solving and troubleshooting problems as they arise. The Program Coordinator interacts with and provides a high level of support to various constituents and groups including students, alumni, faculty, sports business executives and other special guests, representatives from university divisions and auxiliaries as well as the general public. The Program Coordinator needs to be knowledgeable about the business of sports in San Diego and beyond, and is responsible for arranging field trips to sports facilities and setting up interviews with sports executives for a podcast/blog. The Program Coordinator uses all forms of communication in order to successfully perform the work (phone, email, fax, mail, social media, etc.).

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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits-eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2022, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Entry to this classification requires a fully functional knowledge of and skill in standard office procedures and practices, as well as an ability to understand and operate in a variety of organizational structures. Additionally, incumbents are expected to have a thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation and be able to clearly communicate orally and in writing. Some positions may require a knowledge of business mathematics beyond basic arithmetic. The ability to use and quickly learn new office support technology systems and software packages is also a prerequisite.

These qualifications would normally be obtained through a high school program, technical/vocational program, or their equivalents combined with several years of related office work experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years of related experience
  • Basic knowledge of the sports industry
  • Previous experience in event management
  • Preference for individuals who have shown the ability to work with a diverse population, including executive level contacts as well as clients and prospects
  • Exhibit a high level of professionalism and maturity
  • Excels at customer service and attending to the unexpected needs of students and prospective students
  • Previous experience with email marketing or CRM (Salesforce, Pardot, MyEmma or other) platforms
  • Social media experience with Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tiktok
  • Basic understanding of audio editing for podcasts or video editing in iMovie a plus
  • Proficiency with Google platforms (Drive, Calendar, etc.)
  • Proficiency with MS Office programs

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,352 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,352 - $5,639 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.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on September 3, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by September 2, 2021. 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 before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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