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Graduate Enrollment and Communication Analyst

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Graduate Enrollment Management, with limited direction from the Director of Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations, the Graduate Enrollment and Communication Analyst is primarily responsible for analyzing, identifying, and implementing enrollment and communication set-up and ongoing maintenance for the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system within the College of Graduate Studies.

Working independently under general supervision, the incumbent is responsible for analysis, communication, and project management to implement and enhance the graduate CRM to effectively and efficiently achieve strategic administrative and operational goals for graduate recruitment, admissions, enrollment, and overall graduate student success. This involves setting up and maintaining comprehensive workflows and communications/marketing campaigns, as well as robust enrollment reporting features. The incumbent collaborates and meets with other business analyst groups to facilitate communication amongst internal and external units to ensure successful technical implementation and enhancements of key functions within the CRM, as well as other technical and communication initiatives. This requires analyzing existing business processes, requirements gathering, business user flow diagram creation, assisting the business side in implementing new systems and functionality, developing and delivering documentation and training as it relates to technology, and supporting users with software-related processing issues. In addition, they are responsible for developing and coordinating requests for enhancements to our existing systems. The Graduate Enrollment and Communications Analyst will assist in maintaining accurate and transparent documentation of the CRM and other technical processes and workflows in order to maintain levels of efficiency and quality service.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to support a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system; technical and functional knowledge
  • Knowledge of student database management systems (such as PeopleSoft, OnBase)
  • Ability to work with end users to define functional business requirements and translate them into technical specifications
  • Ability to review software and associated processes and identify potential points of intersection within and between operational units
  • Ability to communicate with constituents in a professional and respectful manner
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; good training skills
  • Ability to use and implement software applications in a higher education setting
  • Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects with little supervision
  • Ability to analyze multiple, complex demands for increased operation efficiency to assist management on appropriate priority of implementations
  • Ability to quickly analyze new initiatives from state, federal, CSU, and SJSU CGS leadership to determine effects on existing technology, and to develop and implement any resulting changes to functionality
  • Ability to design and document complex business process systems
  • Ability to coordinate implementation of an initiative through to completion
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization or information exists
  • Ability to develop techniques for handling a large variety of detailed data and ability to analyze the data
  • Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative facilitation skills to gain consensus; strong listening, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Required Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training
  • Four years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs
Preferred Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Two years supporting/project managing a CRM
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CSU PeopleSoft or similar student information system(s)
  • Demonstrated ability to write basic SQL statements and develop reports
  • Two years’ experience or direct exposure to project management


Classification: Administrative/Analyst Specialist – Exempt II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,833/month - $6,250/month
CSU Salary Range: $5,022/month - $9,083/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 15, 2024 through January 29, 2024 . 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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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.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at .

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at . The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at .

Campus Security Authority - In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, this position is subject to ongoing review for designation as a Campus Security Authority. Individuals that are designated as Campus Security Authorities are required to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution and complete Clery Act training as determined by the university Clery Director.

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).

Advertised: January 15, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
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San Jose State University

As one of the most transformative universities in the nation, San José State is ready for big change. As part of Transformation 2030, SJSU's strategic plan, the campus community is dedicated to realizing the university's potential as a nationally prominent urban public university. San José State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 250 areas of study. With approximately 36,000 students and nearly 4,300 employees, SJSU is an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and California. 

In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, SJSU faculty and staff are dedicated to achieving the university's mission as a responsive institution of the state of California: To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship.

Founded in 1857, San José State's history began before the Civil War, as the first State Normal School, which trained teachers who educated the people of a young California. Now, SJSU is a dynamic comprehensive university that anchors the 10th largest city in the United States, and Spartans are found around the globe. 

Faculty members combine research, scholarship and creative activity with industry or practical experience—incubating a problem-solving and entrepreneurial mindset. 

Joining the SJSU community means becoming part of an organization that has worldwide impact. Along with its rich history, SJSU is a dynamic and diverse community in the heart of downtown San José. Embark on your future at SJSU!

As employees of the California State University (CSU), you have a comprehensive program of health benefits including medical, dental, vision, flexible benefits programs and more available to you and, in many instances, your family. Additionally, you may be eligible to extend your health, dental and vision benefits to dependents up to age 26.

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