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Associate Vice President Enrollment Management

University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
Up to $105,351.00 + Benefits

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Vice Presidents, Other Executive Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Overview:

The AVP for Enrollment Management is responsible for the leadership and management of all functions associated with the units within the Registrar, OneStop Operations, Undergraduate Admissions, New Student Recruitment, Campus Tours and Events, Retention and Completion Operations (Office of Student Advocacy, Academic Advisement and Career Development Center) and Student Financial Services Operations (Financial Aid, Bursar and Scholarships). The AVPEM assists with the formation and continued development of the institutional Strategic Enrollment Management plan to incorporate campus-wide recruitment, retention, and graduation/completion-based initiatives.

Oversees the development and implementation of recruitment plans to attract a qualified and diverse student population to match institutional goals. Maintains expectations of staff to provide exceptional service from recruitment and throughout the graduation cycle, to include both in-person and electronic communication. Ensures students receive thorough guidance and direction related to academic advising and career planning. Promotes efficient and timely processes associated with both academic and student financial records.

The general schedule for this position is 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Provide leadership and guidance (including budgetary, planning, and operational functions) to the areas of Registrar, OneStop Operations, Undergraduate Admissions, New Student Recruitment, Campus Tours and Events, Retention and Completion Operations (Office of Student Advocacy, Academic Advisement and Career Development Center) and Student Financial Services Operations (Financial Aid, Bursar and Scholarships).  Generates reports and data analysis to inform the campus community regarding enrollment-related updates and issues. In conjunction with the recruitment teams, identify and implement effective strategies to attract and enroll students from targeted populations as they pertain to SEM strategies. Maintain broad and in-depth knowledge of best practices, trends, and challenges associated with student recruitment and retention.

Build and strengthen working partnerships on-and-off campus to assist with recruitment and retention efforts. Leverage financial support to maximize student recruitment and success. Investigate opportunities to leverage technology to assist in all areas of enrollment management. Provide advocacy of excellent student academic planning and completion to include staffing and other resources to assure students receive accurate advisement and career planning opportunities. Promotes a student-centered environment that supports the personal, social, and academic development of all students. Assist divisional leadership in its strategic planning to ensure effective management and accountability of all departments to meet divisional and institutional goals. 


Qualifications/Experience Required:

  • Requires a master’s degree in related field and extensive work experience that provides expert knowledge of fundamental theories, principles, and concepts of enrollment management.
  • Requires extensive knowledge and comprehensive understanding of functional area.
  • Must have 10+ years of experience with leading planning, including enrollment tracking and projection, recruitment-related programming, and related experiences in higher education.
  • Appropriate profession accomplishments and credentials.
  • Supervisory experience.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred:

Terminal Degree in related field.


Strong interpersonal/human relations; System thinking; Passion for student success; Managing Complexity and ability to work creatively and independently; Selecting and Developing Teams and ability to work with diverse groups of people; Risk Taking; Implementing/Championing change; Resiliency; Managing outside expertise; Operation execution; Excellent human and public relations skills. Demonstrated leadership, employee development and management skills.

Physical Demands:
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

Check out the - UCO Virtual Tour!


The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.


UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.


The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

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