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AVP of Enrollment Management (Administrator III)

Apply now Job no: 532867
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Chico
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

Under the general direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 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: Enrollment Management Central Office, 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 within Student Affairs as well as with the 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 Education and Experience:

  • 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.


Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills: 

  • Bilingual.
  • Master's or Doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration, Educational Administration, Communications or a related field.
  • 6-10 years of progressive experience in university enrollment management.
  • Technical fluency with Oracle/PeopleSoft or other similar systems of record.

Time Base: Full-time

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Summer: Mon-Thurs 7:00am-5:30pm 

CSU Classification Salary Range:  $75,000 - $240,756 per year.

Anticipated Hiring Range:  $140,000 - $170,000 per year.  Salary commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected.

Benefits: This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance).  For more information please visit

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.

This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The person holding this position is considered a “Limited 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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the Clery Act and is required to comply with the requirements of this designation.

The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a “designated position” under the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category; Enrollment Management - Assistant / Associate Vice President CAT 01, 02)

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century. 

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus.  We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of 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.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 12/08/23. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

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