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Administrative Support Coordinator ITEPP/ELITE Scholars

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Work type: Staff
Location: Humboldt
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Administrative Support Coordinator ITEPP/ELITE Scholars

Department: ITEPP/ELITE Scholars
Job #535214
First Review Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Open Until Filled

At Cal Poly Humboldt, bold hearts and open minds shape the future.

Founded in 1913, Cal Poly Humboldt began as a small college for teachers. Today Humboldt has grown into a comprehensive university with rigorous science and liberal arts programs. Designated a polytechnic in 2022, Cal Poly Humboldt provides hands-on, impactful educational opportunities that lead to meaningful, measurable outcomes for the individual, for the state, and the world.

Cal Poly Humboldt is proud to have nearly 6,000 students of all backgrounds spread across 61 majors, 13 graduate programs, and 4 credential programs — all of whom contribute passion and creativity within their fields and set the stage for a future grounded in equity and sustainability. Hands-on learning, inspired teaching, ground-breaking research, and thought-provoking creative activity happen daily at Humboldt.

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support our students of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state.

Finding a better future is a task for the bold and open, the down-to-earth and visionary. Cal Poly Humboldt strives to cultivate these qualities in leaders, innovators, and scholars in every field.

(Job #535214) Administrative Support Coordinator I, Administrative Support Coordinator ITEPP/ELITE Scholars, Salary Range: $3,505 - $5,508 monthly.  Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, benefited, non-exempt, 12-month pay plan permanent position with a one-year probationary period in Department of Indian Tribal & Education Personnel Program/ELITE Scholars. This position comes with a premium benefits package that includes outstanding vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, a fee waiver education program, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and 14 paid holidays per year. Additional benefits information can be found at

Position Summary:

Under the lead work direction of the Coordinator for ITEPP & ELITE Scholars, this position provides administrative coordination and support to the ELITE Scholars and ITEPP programs. This includes the Coordinator, Student Support Specialist, and student staff. The Administrative Support Coordinator position provides support for the ELITE Scholars and ITEPP programs with all fiscal transactions, events, travel, budgeting, and programming oversight. Additionally, the ASC oversees the management of the office and trains and provides lead work direction to multiple student assistants.

Key Responsibilities:

25% Administrative Support:

  • Receives and composes sensitive correspondence and other communications;
  • Maintains paper and electronic filing systems; responsible for creating and maintaining departmental procedures manual;
  • Arranges and creates meetings to support ELITE Scholars;
  • Responsible for tracking incoming communication with prospective students or partners, and then referring them to the correct person(s)/department(s);
  • Responsible for office inventory, equipment maintenance, and ordering supplies; assists with the submission of requisitions and purchase orders as required;
  • Prepares and submits ProCards;
  • Processes reimbursements and other expense-related activities;
  • Tracks and maintain shadow budget for the program, including stateside, advancement, and auxiliary funding.
  • Support and editing for website

25% Customer/Client Services

  • Supports and coordinates general office activities and provides and oversees all reception services, including receiving a wide variety of visitors, including students, staff, alumni, and community members.
  • Assists with travel arrangements for the coordinator, student services specialist, and students; this includes booking travel, submitting travel authorizations and expense reports in a timely manner.
  • Assess student issues for appropriate referral in the main ELITE Scholars office.
  • Acts as the key advisor for the department and is responsible for requesting PeopleSoft access, key cards, phone line connections, printer payments, maintenance requests, makes room reservations, etc.

30% Special Events Coordination and Support:

  • Supports and/or coordinates the planning special events;
  • Performs event-based budget reconciliation and reporting using financial reporting spreadsheets; 
  • Assists in the outreach and promotion of events;
  • Responsible for ongoing coordination of welcome and graduation receptions

15% Student staff and Interns

  • Oversees and trains the department office student assistants; 
  • Orienting and onboarding all undergraduate and graduate student assistants;
  • Establishes priorities and workflow, delegating work as needed; and completes student time sheets;
  • Provides support for onboarding, orientation, and other tasks related to interns

5% Other Duties as Assigned:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Associated with this Position Include:

  • Experience to be fully functional in all technical aspects of work assignments) Organizational, task and time management skills, including planning, prioritizing, and managing work in a confidential office setting with diverse demands and frequent interruptions.
  • Thorough, detailed knowledge of applicable university infrastructure, policies, and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Thorough knowledge of office systems and ability to use a broader range of technology, systems, and packages.
  • Ability to independently handle multiple work unit priorities and projects: Recognizing and quickly accommodating changing priorities; performing detail work accurately and efficiently. Problem solving and researching solutions; using independent judgment in decision making; ability to work independently.
  • Ability to apply independently a wide variety of policies and procedures where specific guidelines may not exist.
  • Working knowledge of budget policies and procedures.
  • Ability to perform standard business math, such as calculate ratios and percentages, track financial data, and make simple projections.
  • Ability to draft and compose correspondence and standard reports.
  • Ability to handle effectively a broader range of interpersonal contacts, including those at a higher level and those sensitive in nature: Excellent communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships, communicate effectively with a diverse population, and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Skills in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships, communicating effectively with a diverse population, and demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A knowledge of business mathematics beyond basic arithmetic.
  4. The ability to use and quickly learn new office support technology systems and software packages is also a prerequisite.
  5. These entry 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:

  • Knowledge of: Grant writing and expenditure processes.
  • Experience working with foster youth

Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials by clicking the Apply Now button:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references

Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials for first reviews is Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to or Cal Poly Humboldt’s Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.

Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi’ni (over in the woods). Cal Poly Humboldt was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.

Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus work assignment, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.

CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University 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 and comply with other safety measure established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to

Cal Poly Humboldt hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. This position may be considered a “Campus Security Authority”, pursuant to the Clery Act, and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1107 a condition of employment.


Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) is required for employment. Cal Poly Humboldt will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or if it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Failure to satisfactorily complete or adverse findings from a background check may affect the employment status of candidates or continued employment of current CSU employees who are being considered for the position.

Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected 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.

Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

Class Code: 1035
Publication Date: March 12, 2024

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