San Diego State University - Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

CA, San Diego
Education - Enrollment Management/Admissions/Financial Aid

San Diego State University (SDSU) is an institution that produces impressive global citizens, compassionate leaders and ethical innovators who benefit the San Diego community and the world at large. It now seeks an experienced enrollment manager to serve as its next associate vice president for enrollment management (AVP) to move the university forward and transform its future.

Leadership and community are fundamental principles that guide the community’s actions and an enduring promise fulfilled through the lives of San Diego State University students, faculty, staff and alumni. A member of The California State University (CSU), SDSU has grown to become a leading public research university and a model for what a dedicated public university can do by creating an academic environment that connects student success, access, diversity, innovation and leadership with transformational change. With 35,081 students, SDSU is now in a position to drastically reshape the student experience, accelerate research and improve its teaching practices in the university’s binational region.

The associate vice president for enrollment management will play a key role in sculpting San Diego State University’s future success. Reporting to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and serving on the academic affairs senior leadership team, and other critical campus committees, the associate vice president provides leadership for the development, implementation, communication and ongoing assessment of comprehensive and strategic enrollment plans.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about emerging national and international trends; bring vision, innovation, and significant strategic and analytical capacity to develop a sophisticated and nuanced approach to enrollment management; and have experience in implementing strategies to achieve institutional goals. The AVP will be a strong manager, leader and collaborator who is adept at implementing change and forging collaborative partnerships with senior leaders and others across the university. Marketing savvy, political acumen and strong communication skills will be important assets for the AVP to effectively engage a wide array of constituents and articulate SDSU’s distinctiveness and plans for the future.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by November 25, 2019. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest and contact information for five professional references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of the candidate. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the San Diego State University’s consultants Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D., Shelley M.H. Arakawa, J.D., and Breanna Liddell, M.B.A., at SDSU-EnrollmentAVP@wittkieffer.com. Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the office of Rhonda Angell at 630-575-6175.

The San Diego State University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.