Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

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Job ID: EB-3106384900
Job Title: Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
Location: Chico, CA

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
California State University, Chico (Chico State)

California State University, Chico (Chico State) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management. 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 (EMS) departments. The new AVP for Enrollment Management is expected to take office in the Fall of 2024 and will create a campuswide culture of collaboration and cohesiveness.

The Opportunity:

Chico State seeks someone inspiring and visionary. The successful candidate will lead a direct team of five and an indirect team of 13. There is a total of 89 full-and part-time team members in the Enrollment Management department, the purview of the AVP. The AVP for Enrollment Management will be a strategic leader, focused on departmental development and growth, and interdepartmental collaboration while creating a campuswide culture of enrollment and student attraction.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace the University’s 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.


Direct responsibilities for the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management position include, but not limited to:

  • 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.
  • Building close working relationships with Student Affairs, Provost’s Academic Council, department chairs, Institutional Research, Information Resources, and the University Budget Office to provide effective and efficient overall strategic enrollment planning and integration.
  • Serving as 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.
  • Serving as 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.
  • Ensuring the University’s commitment to its values and mission, including diversity and inclusion, the development of the whole person, and the promotion of justice, as evidenced by creative and effective initiatives focused on attracting and retaining talented students, faculty, and staff.
  • Supporting programming that models inclusiveness and community involvement both within and outside of the University.
  • Fostering a culture of belonging in an environment of collegiality, support, and mutual trust.
Required Qualifications:
  • An earned master’s degree in a related field.
  • Five (5) 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.
  • 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.
Preferred Critical Attributes:
  • 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.
Application Process + Instructions:

Chico State requests applicants to apply via the “Apply Now” link below. For immediate consideration, applicants must apply with 1) a current resume, and 2) a cover letter, to Trey Wright with Kaye/Bassman:

Contact Information:
Trey Wright
Managing Partner & Practice Leader
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972) 265-5338 – Direct
Email: /

Chico State has partnered with Kaye/Bassman to provide executive search services for the AVP Enrollment Management position at Chico State. Chico State is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits

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

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found on the CSU Benefits site.