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About the Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE)

The mission of the Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE) is to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to the forefront of K-16 education through leadership and service. CISE is a regional center focused on enabling transformative and inspiring STEM learning experiences. Our partnerships with schools, districts, community colleges, local and national organizations, philanthropic and industry leaders serve to broaden our impact across institutions and our local and global community.


About the CISE Accounts Specialist Position

The Accounts Specialist serves as a liaison between CISE and the CSUDH Foundation and supports CISE team members as it relates to accounting, purchasing, financial, and human resources activities. The Specialist adheres to and guides the CISE Team to adhere to all proper CSUDH Foundation processes and procedures, which includes communicating with the team regularly when new processes and procedures are implemented.


This position is a full-time, non-exempt, benefited position, plus employer-sponsored health, dental vision, life insurance, retirement program, and sick/vacation pay.


Hourly Rate:

$23.00- $25.00 – Depending on Qualifications


  • Work closely with Foundation staff to monitor the financial and accounting activities of all CISE accounts.
    Properly allocate expenses to correct funding sources.
    Manage the requests, approval, budget, and purchases for CISE special events and activities.
    Prepare and monitor staff mileage, travel, and purchase reimbursements
    Obtain invoice approvals and track vendor and University payments
    Prepare invoice requests for special projects and events.
    Manage the requests, approval, and purchase of staff and program supply and equipment requests.
    Preparation of Personnel Transaction Requests (PTR) forms for new hires and rehires for staff, student assistants, and faculty.
    Communicate with program coordinators regarding processes and procedures for job postings and position searches, and faculty and instructor compensation for each semester.
    Complete PTRs for all CISE staff prior to the new fiscal year.
    Conduct Paychex time review and approval for all staff and student assistants.
    Provide the Executive Director with monthly accounts balances and financial reports for semi-annual and annual performance reports and other funding reporting requirements, and as requested.
    Ensure complete confidentiality of sensitive information.
    Perform all other duties as assigned and required.
    Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (finance, accounting, economics, or business administration)
    Experience in finance, accounting, and human resources activities
    Experience in managing grant budgets is highly desired
    Knowledge of database maintenance
    Experience in the preparation of comprehensive financial reports
    Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint; Google suite

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects
  • Outstanding leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to quick turnaround deadlines with short notice
  • Enjoys collaborating and working in a team environment
  • Must possess good time management and multitasking skills in executing projects


Application Period

Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2022 and will remain open until filled.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons based on race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.


Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may contact the Foundation Human Resources Office at (310) 243-2373.



This position requires new hire/re-hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship, and Immigration Services in partnership with the Social Security Administration.

If hired, the successful candidate will be required to furnish proof of legal authorization to work in the United States.


Conditions of Employment

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 as a condition of employment.

All employment with California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation is at will and shall continue only upon the mutual consent of the Foundation and the employee. This means that an employee may terminate his or her employment with the Foundation at any time with or without cause or prior notice and that the Foundation may terminate an employee’s employment at any time with or without cause or prior notice.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for any position that the CSUDH Foundation deems sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on the potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSUDH Foundation or individuals in the university community. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current employees.

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