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Research Support Coordinator at SF State

  • Full Time
  • San Francisco, CA
  • $57,000 - $60,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $57,000 - $60,000

San Francisco State University

Another Source’s client, San Francisco State University, is recruiting a Research Support Coordinator to join their Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) team in San Francisco, CA! This is a hybrid opportunity with the expectation to be on-site 3 days per week.


Internally this position is titled: Compliance Coordinator


As the Research Support Coordinator, you will perform of a variety of administrative, technical and analytical duties of limited to moderate complexity and/or day-to-day administration of a program within an organizational unit under general supervision. Work activities relate primarily to operations and procedures. You will be responsible for administrative support for the compliance program including, Time and Effort Reporting, handling of Conflict of Interest forms and trainings, and conduct data entry/checks/reconciliation in multiple systems both internal and external and to ensure compliance, assist with university audits, and document retention.


ORSP helps to create a dynamic, engaging and vibrant environment for SF State faculty and students. By providing support and infrastructure, ORSP gives faculty and students the opportunity to engage in life changing programs that have an impact both individually and to the broader community.


Did you know? California State University system is the largest public four-year university system in the world, with more than 486,000 students, and 56,000 faculty and staff.


The anticipated annual base salary range for this position is $57,000 – 60,000, commensurate with experience


Why a career with CSU is for You


The CSU system 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:

Immerse yourself: Being on campus allows you to enjoy renowned sporting events, artist events, world-renowned speakers. Stroll through trails, museums, and enjoy all campus has to offer.
Tuition waiver: up to 2 courses, or 6 units, per semester for employee, spouse, registered domestic partner or eligible dependent child for any of the 23 campuses.
Mission driven culture: Transforming the lives of a diverse student body, including first-generation students and under-represented communities.
Jury duty: The CSU will continue an employee’s salary while they are on jury duty, regardless of length of jury service.
CalPERS Retirement Plan: CalPERS is a defined benefit retirement pension plan. Lifetime medical benefits for you, your spouse, or registered domestic partner. Learn more here:
403(b) Supplemental Retirement Plan (Similar to a 401k plan)
Up to 24 vacation days per year (based on employee group and/or services)
A healthier you. Access to athletic and gym facilities on campus
Transportation support. Pre-tax commuter benefits
About the Role:


What you will be doing:

Administrative Work – preparing, routing, tracking, and reviewing reports/forms (60%)

Assist with semester/year end reconciliation (10%)

Conduct mini audits on ORSP projects and assisting with other audits (10%)

Assist with compliance projects as well as document retention (10%)

Financial reconciliations/fiscal compliance issues (5%)

Other duties as assigned (5%)


Minimum Qualifications:

Working knowledge of general practices, program, and/or administrative specialty. Basic knowledge of and ability to apply fundamental concepts. Working knowledge of budget policies and procedures.
Ability to learn, interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures relating to and impacting the applicable program, organizational unit, and/or administrative specialty.
Knowledge of basic methods and procedures for research and statistical analysis and the ability to apply them.
Ability to analyze data and make accurate projections using business mathematics and basic statistical techniques.
Ability to organize and plan work and projects including handling multiple priorities.
Ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment.
Ability to compile, write, and present reports related to program or administrative specialty.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the work group and serve as a liaison for the organizational unit.
Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration: accounting, information systems, or decision sciences. Work experience may be substituted for education.
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge of common software packages and comfortable creating/using spreadsheets and databases.
General knowledge of sponsored programs administration, research compliance and/or federal regulations.
Core Competencies – embody the following competencies:
Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
Values diversity and inclusion in all work you do.
The California State University (CSU) fosters a diverse and inclusive employment environment that is safe and respects all employees, students, and visitors. The CSU works to protect your rights and foster a safe, inclusive environment. Learn more about your rights and HR compliance policies.  The CSU is committed to transparency and compliance to policies affecting privacy, conflict of interest, and outside employment by Management and Executive personnel.


Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis. We are committed to building inclusive candidate pools as we partner with hiring teams. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As you read through the job posting and review the list of qualifications (required and/or preferred), please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. No one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to apply and share your story with us.


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


Equal Employment Statement

The California State University 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 CSU 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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