Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

San Francisco, California
Oct 08, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

A member of the 23-campus California State University system, San Francisco State University (SF State) is a major public urban university, situated in one of the world’s great cities. Building on a century-long history of commitment to quality teaching and broad access to undergraduate and graduate education, the University offers comprehensive, rigorous, and integrated academic programs that require students to engage in open-minded inquiry and reflection. SF State encourages its students, faculty, and staff to engage fully with the community and develop and share knowledge.

Inspired by the diversity of its community that includes many first-generation college students and the courage of an academic community that strives to break down traditional boundaries, SF State equips its students to meet the challenges of the 21st century. With the unwavering commitment to social justice that is central to the work of the university, SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.

With over 27,000 students, SF State is nationally recognized for its commitment to the community and toward diversity of ideas. SF State holds the distinction of being one of only 62 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement, Outreach and Partnership classification, recognizing SF State’s dedication to engagement.

The Position

Reporting to the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management (VPSAEM) and with a dotted line reporting relationship to the president, the senior associate vice president for enrollment management (SAVPEM) provides vision and strategic leadership across a portfolio of functions, advising senior leadership on the best path forward in an ever-changing enrollment landscape. The SAVPEM is responsible for providing management and direction for the offices of financial aid, registrar, undergraduate admissions and recruitment, and educational opportunity and pathway programs. They will lead the creation, articulation, and implementation of an enrollment management strategy that produces coordination and analytical rigor from recruitment through retention. An innovative enrollment leader, the senior associate vice president must grasp and leverage SF State’s distinctions to enhance the university’s ability to attract, recruit, select, enroll, and retain a talented and diverse population of students.

The SAVPEM is expected to bring expertise in analysis as well as transparency, visibility, thought partnership, campus-wide collaboration, and energy to the enrollment management team. They will be responsible for providing leadership, management, oversight, accountability, and direction in support of inclusive excellence for enrollment services that respond proactively and effectively to the full life cycle of a student, from pre-college to post-graduation. With operational budgetary responsibility for over $6.7 million, oversight of annual financial aid expenditures in excess of $258 million, and direct and indirect supervisory responsibility for more than 70 individuals within the enrollment management department, the SAVPEM must be a superior communicator, one who collaborates across campus in both a lead and supporting role—harnessing the collective talent while also ensuring the achievement of the institution’s annual enrollment goals.

A member of the president’s cabinet, the incumbent will be expected to exhibit an unwavering commitment to social justice and to achieving SF State’s vision for inclusive excellence by supporting the collection and analysis of enrollment and retention data and metrics to inform and coordinate the development of intentional programmatic initiatives, interventions, and services that positively impact the recruitment and retention of students.


A master’s degree plus a minimum of six years of progressively responsible leadership experience in enrollment management, including at least three years of staff management experience, will be expected of the senior associate vice president for enrollment management. The ability to successfully lead and manage a complex enrollment management team, including overseeing and managing a large staff of professionals and complex budgets, will be expected. A demonstrated knowledge of the use of technology, significant experience with the use of analytics to plan and monitor enrollment, revenue, and student success trends, along with extensive expertise using a strategic and analytical approach to model and manage a multi-year enrollment strategy for the university will be expected of the SAVPEM. The ideal candidate will be a change agent with a deep knowledge of emerging trends and promising practices in recruitment, admissions, financial aid, marketing, and retention as well as a proven track record of creating a framework for enrollment management that can respond to the unique needs of SF State within the changing landscape of higher education. 

Application and Nomination

Review of applications will begin November 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at [email protected] Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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San Francisco 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.

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