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Administrative Support Coordinator II - Food Science and Nutrition

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time
Position Description

Job Summary

This position works under the general direction of the department head. The responsibilities include overall administrative coordination and operational continuity of a complex program area, as well as in-depth performance of multiple administrative and analytical functions, including assistance with class scheduling, enrollment planning, personnel processes, and budget analysis and management.

Department Summary

Cal Poly's Food Science & Nutrition (FSN) Department offers two of the most dynamic programs in the U.S. in food science and nutrition. Our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math STEM designated academic programs are focused on acquisition and application of knowledge through lectures, laboratory exercises, and research. The mission of the department is to educate students with contemporary knowledge and problem solving skills to prepare them for rewarding food, nutrition and health careers. Students' learning experiences in the department blend theory and application, reflecting Cal Poly's "learn by doing" philosophy.

The Food Science and Nutrition Department has 12 full-time faculty, numerous part-time faculty and support staff. There are approximately 550 students in the department. The Department houses a State-certified pilot plant; a culinary foods lab; quality assurance, nutrition assessment, food safety, food sensory, and chemistry-style teaching and research labs. The Department also offers a post-graduate Dietetic Internship.

Key Qualifications

Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly learn, university and CSU policies and procedures.

Skill in effectively interpreting, analyzing, and organizing financial and student data and information.

Demonstrated ability to research and analyze information with the ability to apply independent judgment, discretion and initiative in determining appropriate solutions to resolve problems.

Ability to adhere to the established policies related to Cal Poly data, screen security and confidentiality.

Demonstrated ability in maintaining confidentiality and handling sensitive information and situations utilizing professionalism in effectively dealing with a broad range of interpersonal contacts, including those at a higher level.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or its equivalent.  Five years of general office support or technical experience. (Training at a vocational school or full-time college education may be substituted for two years of the required experience on the basis of one year of college education for 6 months of experience).

Licenses, Certificates, Credentials:

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $46,224 - $60,348 per month

Classification Range: $44,172 - $72,408 per month

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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