Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management

Administrative Chico, California


Another Source’s client, California State University, Chico, is recruiting an Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management to join their team.


Here’s a little about the University and the position they are recruiting for:

California State University, Chico (also known as CSU Chico or Chico State), is the second oldest campus in the campus California State University system. Operating as part of the 23-campus California State University System, Chico State enrolls approximately 17,500 students. The sun-soaked, 119-acre campus -designated as an arboretum - is located in Sacramento Valley, about 90 miles north of Sacramento near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.


CSU, Chico has been rated a top-10 regional public university in the West by U.S. News and World Report since 1998, when the rankings began, and earned the highest possible score on the U.S. Department of Education's College Scoreboard.  In a 2016 Money magazine ranking of "SO Colleges That Add the Most Value," CSU, Chico was ranked eighth in the U.S., second among California schools.


This is a California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position which offers highly competitive salary and an attractive benefits package, which includes but is not limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 13 scheduled paid holidays plus one personal holiday; excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits. For more information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:


Summary of the Role:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced individual with a strong track record of administrative experience to provide leadership, vision, and strategic direction to the entire campus and especially to the units that comprise Enrollment Management. Implementation of enrollment management priorities and the ongoing refinement of the strategic enrollment management plan will be primary areas of focus.  We seek candidates who understand and support the values of a public, comprehensive, residential campus, who can align all aspects of enrollment management with the values and strategic goals of the University, and who will lead and participate in collaboration across departments and divisions.


CSU Chico is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The ideal candidate will share Chico State’s demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, have prior experience working in culturally and socio-economically diverse learning environments, and will contribute to student success through inclusive pedagogy, as well as research and service to the university and surrounding North State communities. 



Under the general direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management serves as a member of the Vice President for Student Affairs leadership team and provides administration and leadership to Enrollment Management Services departments:  Academic Advising Programs, Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, Office of Admissions, and Office of the Registrar. The AVP is directly responsible for managing the strategic enrollment management plan and is expected to exercise significant judgment in the development and implementation of administrative policies and procedures relating to University, CSU, state, and federal laws, mandates, and priorities.  Overall strategic enrollment planning and integration requires building close working relationships with Student Affairs, Provost's Academic Council, department chairs, Institutional Research, Information Resources, and the University Budget Office.  The AVP is a key collaborator to develop and maintain student information and document management systems, constituent relationship management systems, vendor software integration, and institutional data security, analysis, and reporting.  The AVP is a member of the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee, University Budget Committee, and the Graduation Initiative 2025 Advisory Team focused on student success, retention, and graduation, and is the enrollment planning and reporting officer to the CSU Chancellor's Office; consults with and advises executive management and administration on divisional strategy and accomplishing divisional objectives, and critical and sensitive issues; coordinates development of plans and assessment procedures including program evaluation and review, outcomes measures for the division, and preparation of annual reports; and performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:


  • Five years of leadership experience with progressively responsible and successful administrative experience in a related enrollment management services office.
  • Knowledge of state, regional, and national best practices and trends in admissions, academic advising, financial aid and scholarships, and an office of the registrar.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with student outreach, retention programs and success efforts.
  • Understanding of shared principles and governance.
  • Experience with developing and implementing a strategic enrollment plan.
  • Demonstrated skill in effectively communicating with all constituencies including the public and the press.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster collegiality and effective collaboration within departments and across the University.
  • Demonstrated skill managing diverse teams and working with diverse populations, and a clear commitment to what those populations bring to a university.
  • Demonstrated experience with implementation and management of integrated enterprise student information systems and institutional data security, reporting, and analysis.
  • Master’s Degree in a related field.



Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in a Public College or University.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible and demonstrated success in higher education enrollment management, including marketing, data-driven programs, budgetary and personnel responsibilities, enrollment management planning, contract management and program development.


California State University, Chico employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  The University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act employer. An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for the University may be obtained by contacting the University Police Department at (530) 898-5372 or by accessing the following web site: Additional information about the University and Enrollment Management may be viewed online at or


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