Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

El Sereno Car, Los Angeles County / Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Apr 15, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs

Senior Associate Vice President
for Enrollment Management
Los Angeles, California

“Great leaders are less interested in themselves than in the welfare of others. They bring out the best in the people they touch, and have the courage to stay focused on what is good and right, rather than what is self-serving and easiest.” - President William A. Covino

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State L.A.), a distinguished urban public university, seeks an innovative leader to serve as Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management (Senior AVPEM). Reporting to President William A. Covino, the Senior AVPEM will be tasked with building a top-tier, student-centered enrollment management enterprise charged with enhancing University visibility, strategic expansion and student success.

One of 23 campuses of the California State University system, Cal State L.A. was founded in 1947 and has been fully accredited by WASC since 1954. The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles and adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley and serves more than 23,000 students. With over 65% of first generation and ethnic minority students, Cal State L.A. serves one of the most ethnically, linguistically, and socio-economically diverse populations in the nation. A comprehensive institution, it offers a broad range of liberal and professional programs designed to encourage student excellence, achievement and well-being. Students can choose from among 59 undergraduate degree programs, 54 master’s degrees and three doctoral degrees in six colleges. The close proximity of the University to civic, cultural, and economic centers in Los Angeles also enables it to foster strong cooperative relationships with alumni, and surrounding community, business, scientific, educational, cultural, and government constituencies.

Cal State L.A. offers a tremendous opportunity for national impact. It is situated in one of the most culturally rich and diverse cities in the world, serving the nation’s fastest growing populations, and is committed to access and quality education.  The arrival of a new president has contributed to a renewed sense of excitement and energy for the future. As the University is converting from a quarter to semester calendar, there is great capacity for institutional transformation, change and creativity. The Senior AVPEM will be part of this university transformation at the ground level and will work closely with academic and non-academic colleagues alike to achieve institutional goals. As the primary enrollment expert on campus, s/he will be expected to craft a vision for an innovative, strategic enrollment management function; foster genuine partnerships with all the divisions of the University, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Administration and Finance, Information Technology Services and University Advancement; build a more cohesive and unified enrollment organization; and provide local, regional and national leadership in the enrollment management field.

The position requires a leader with strategic vision, exceptional organizational building skills, change management expertise, and a grounding in state-of-the-art approaches to enrollment management and analytics. A minimum of 7 years of senior-level experience in enrollment management or related experience is required, and a Master’s degree is strongly preferred.

Cal State L.A. has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be submitted to

Regan Gough and Lindsay Gold
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94111
Email submission of application materials is strongly encouraged.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.