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Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Apply now Job no: 521278
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Classification:  Administrator IV
Anticipated Hiring Salary:  $19,173 - $22,000 per month 
CSU Salary Schedule
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week 
FLSA:  Exempt

Priority Screening Date:  Apply Today! The position is open until filled, but only applications received by Monday, March 20, 2023, can be assured full consideration.

Recruitment Status:   Open Until Filled


Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision StatementCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. 


Under the general direction of the President, the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (VPEMSA) is the senior administrator responsible for providing executive guidance, direction, and policy formation for the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Division.  As a member of the President’s Cabinet and Senior Leadership team, the VPEMSA has the primary leadership role for enrollment management services and develops a comprehensive enrollment management plan that supports overall institutional strategic goals and leads to an integrated recruitment and admissions effort. This position is also responsible for all aspects of a comprehensive student life program and works collaboratively with senior administrators, student leaders, faculty, and staff to create a campus environment that contributes positively to the overall student academic experience.  This administrator fosters student learning in all dimensions of student life and has a strong commitment to diversity and a student-centered philosophy.

The following departments operate through the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Division: Admissions, Athletics, Campus Health Center, Child Development Center, Dean of Students, Early Outreach & Support Programs, Financial Aid, Judicial Affairs, Otter Student Union, Personal Growth & Counseling Center, Registrar, Student Activities & Leadership Development, Student Disability Resources, Student Housing & Residential Life and Veteran’s Affairs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Develops and directs a strong Enrollment Management and Student Affairs team; plans and manages the division budget.
  2. Build, lead, and motivate the appropriate teams to meet enrollment goals, including student headcount and financial aid discounts.
  3. Develop and manage predictive models and metrics to measure and report enrollment forecasts and budget impact.
  4. Oversee the activity of enrollment management staff to create a culture of strong collaboration, both cross-functionally and within the enrollment management team.
  5. Provides leadership in the ongoing development and analysis of CSU Monterey Bay's enrollment management plan, retention programs, student life, and out of classroom learning environments with an emphasis on progression towards degree completion/graduation.
  6. Provides guidance to directors in the development of short and long range plans and supports the achievement of goals that are aligned with the University’s Strategic Plan.
  7. Collaborates with faculty, staff, and administrators to effectively address facilities, financial, legal and academic issues relating to students; cultivates trust and credibility with colleagues and fosters high levels of cooperation between student life and academics.
  8. Fosters the development of a campus culture supportive of students from diverse backgrounds.
  9. Reviews and oversees all division personnel matters; ensures successful recruitment and retention of a well-qualified, high performing team focused on the effective delivery of programs and services that enhance student retention and success; supports ongoing training and professional development of staff.
  10. Develops, implements and interprets procedures, processes, and policies; manages change in a thoughtful manner and establishes best practices that are tailored to the unique needs and capabilities of the institution; assures adherence to state and federal regulations, university and system policies and accreditation standards.
  11. Articulates the vision, mission and values of the University, both externally and internally; representing it with credibility and integrity.
  12. Establishes a strong public presence on campus, attends campus-wide cultural, social, and athletic events, and builds positive relationships with the external community.

Other Functions:

Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Through knowledge of: administrative practices within a student affairs environment; student services, including all aspects of student life, student activities, and out of classroom learning experiences on a predominately residential campus; understanding of collegiate athletics and recreational sports and intramurals; and organizational development.  Knowledge of trends in higher education and student affairs. Knowledge of the application of student development theory; able to promote an atmosphere that encourages intellectual openness, creativity and vision. Excellent skills in fiscal management, supervision, strategic planning and human resource management.

Working knowledge of: personnel and fiscal administration and computer applications in student affairs administration.

Ability to: formulate and communicate a comprehensive vision for student affairs; articulate the values of the University, representing it with credibility and integrity; be an educator and a leader in a complex organization; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of officials and co-workers, with an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multi-cultural population (cross-cultural experience and/or training preferred); provide leadership in developing and maintaining effective, collaborative working relationships with students, staff, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni and the community; resolve conflict; manage change in a thoughtful manner, reason logically to analyze and solve organizational and managerial problems; plan, coordinate and independently implement administrative decisions; prepare and present oral and written reports which are clear, concise and comprehensive; interpret and apply complex policies and procedures.


A bachelor’s degree (a master’s degree is preferred) and a significant and progressive record of higher education leadership in student affairs or enrollment management appropriate for service in this role.


A record of successful leadership in recruitment, yield and retention programs and management of the full array of enrollment and student services functions at a college or university.  Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB’s vision and core values. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083  as a condition of employment.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).  The position is required to participate in training at the direction of the Clery Director and must also promptly report allegations of reportable crimes according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, its accompanying regulations; the California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, Section 67380; and the California State University system-wide policy, Code EO 1107.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $10,000; access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards and control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or system security access.
  • This position is a designated position in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file a Statement of Economic Interest subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • Will require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.  

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy, all students and employees are required to submit their vaccination status to the Otter Vaccination Registry and are encouraged to be vaccinated.


This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes:  a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For further information, please visit: Employee Benefits Summary. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, .       


The University is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a resume, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

The position is open until filled, but only applications received by Monday, March 20, 2023, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Die Hasselmo and Chris Butler.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389 or All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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