Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management (13-13)
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Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Review: March 4, 2013

(Job #13-13) Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Humboldt State University (HSU) invites applications for the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management (AVPEM). This position is an Administrator II in the California State University Management Personnel Plan. This position reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Purpose of the Position: Reporting to the Vice President Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management (AVPEM) establishes university priorities for enrollment management and collaborates with campus partners to develop appropriate plans for marketing, recruitment, and retention in line with these priorities. The AVPEM provides leadership and supervision to the offices of Financial Aid, Registrar, and Admissions, including new student orientation. The AVPEM manages an operating budget of nearly $4 million and a staff of 43 FTE. Oversight of student records and the compilation of statistical records related to enrollment, graduation, admissions, registration, and other pertinent student data are included in the portfolio. In addition, the AVPEM conducts strategic planning and presents reports to university constituents and to the California State University Chancellor’s Office. The AVPEM directs a student centered customer service approach for the delivery of services.

General Responsibilities: The AVPEM coordinates the University’s approach to outreach and recruitment as specified in the Enrollment Management Plan, The AVPEM serves as a key member of the University’s Enrollment Management Work Group, and works closely with the Provost and the Academic Deans in a wide variety of matters. In addition, s/he provides leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of recruitment, publications, training, orientation, and advising as related to the outreach and recruitment process. The AVPEM provides direction, evaluation, and strategic vision to the Financial Aid Office, which is responsible for awarding more than $74 million in aid annually. S/he also provides leadership, evaluation, and strategic vision regarding student academic records, registration, class scheduling, classroom space assignment, student enrollment certifications, grade collection and posting, transcripts, transfer articulation, degree audits, graduation, commencement lists, athletic certifications, credential recommendations, and academic data security.

Requirements of the Position: The successful candidate will have 7-10 years of experience in a senior management position or a professional administrative position with increasing responsibilities in recruitment, retention, admissions, records, and/or financial aid. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required; a master’s degree or equivalent experience is preferred. Knowledge of current national and/or California State University enrollment practices and issues is essential. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability in long range enrollment management planning, predictive modeling, marketing, and reporting statistical data. Knowledge of comprehensive student data bases and information systems is needed as is knowledge of federal, state, and institutional student financial aid programs and regulations. The successful candidate must have out-standing leadership and team building skills along with strong budget management, personnel management, and supervisory skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills are mandatory as is the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, and students. Experience attracting and working with diverse student and staff populations is required. Experience in public, four year, baccalaureate granting institutions is required along with knowledge of national and state projections relevant to outreach and recruitment. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of financial aid leveraging in recruitment and retention is essential as is the ability to manage and supervise the utilization of technology as related to recruitment, financial aid awarding and the maintenance of student records.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience.

This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan position. Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President. Additional MPP information can be found at the following website:

Application Procedure: Interested individuals should send a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a resume, and contact information including email addresses for five references. The packet should be sent electronically (Microsoft Word attachments preferred) to The subject line in the email should be AVPEM. Documents that must be mailed should be sent to William Spelman Executive Search, Stony Point Landing, 667 Midship Circle, Webster, NY 14580. Confidential inquiries will be received at 951.201.8800. Confidentiality will be maintained, and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge or approval of the candidate.

Application Deadline: For full consideration, all materials should be received by March 4, 2013. The process will continue until the position is filled.

This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. As such, you will be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Human Resources
Siemens Hall - Room 211
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education--or activities only part of which are qualifying--will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

Class Code: 3312

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

Publication Date: February 1, 2013

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state.

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