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#111123 Associate Vice Chancellor Enrollment Management

Filing Deadline: Fri 10/1/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

This recruitment is being handled by WittKieffer. Please apply online using the UCSD Online Application and your application/resume will be forwarded to WittKieffer for consideration.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Shelley Arakawa, J.D., Amy Crutchfield, Suzanne Teer, or Bree Liddell via emails to


The University of California San Diego seeks candidates with sustained, effective and significant higher education leadership experience in an enrollment management position, as well as the professional experience to lead enrollment efforts in a complex, highly matrixed organization. Under the direction of the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC), the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management serves as the chief executive of Enrollment Management for the University. In this role, the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) will be the primary executive who bears ultimate responsibility for the identification, recruitment, admissions, yield, enrolling, and funding of high ability and diverse undergraduate students to the University of California, San Diego. The AVC will have direct supervisory responsibility and oversight for the offices of Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Enrollment Analytics, Enrollment Management Technology Services, Creative Services, Cal-SOAP, and the Enrollment Management Business Office, providing campus-wide management, leadership and accountability for Enrollment Management. The Associate Vice Chancellor is a member of the San Diego Divisional Academic Senate and an ex officio member of the Senate’s Committee on Admissions. The position will be responsible for implementing the decisions and policies of the Academic Senate. Additionally, the AVC will develop relationships with faculty and staff leaders from the campus, system, and UC Office of the President and will collaborate through institutional committees and taskforces charged with various enrollment management initiatives. The incumbent will also work with campus and community partners (local and state) that have a vested interest in enrollment management at UC San Diego. The Associate Vice Chancellor will partner closely with campus constituents and leadership to build new partnerships and establish critical links with each academic division and their respective faculty and administrators. Within Enrollment Management, the AVC will provide visionary leadership to a team of more than 150 staff members. The AVC will motivate, support and engage them in the shared goals of Enrollment Management and UC San Diego. The AVC is responsible for a budget of $21 million and oversees the distribution of $500 million in student aid. As UC San Diego’s chief enrollment officer, the AVC will provide the leadership, strategic direction, and coordination of a comprehensive and aggressive enrollment initiative consistent with the goals of the campus strategic plan and UC system. UC San Diego seeks to build upon a history of success and continue the momentum to become an excellent enrollment machine that is dynamic, innovative, market-facing, responsive and nimble, building academic excellence while developing a diverse student population. UC San Diego’s enrollment leader will bring a national perspective on enrollment management; establish best practices for data centric enrollment management culture; and introduce ideas and innovations that will achieve institutional aspirations while being responsive to California’s educational pipeline of outstanding and diverse students. The AVC will identify and cultivate new recruitment markets; develop short- and long-range enrollment projections in collaboration with the Director of Admissions, Dean of Undergraduate Education and the Director of Institutional Research to assist in institutional planning; partner with Information Technology Services (ITS) on integrating new technologies into recruitment strategies that include coordinated messaging and marketing approaches; and will partner with faculty, academic and administrative staff to develop and realize specific recruiting goals, and create sophisticated and strategic initiatives to respond to the needs and expectations of students and the realities of the marketplace.

Applicants must submit a CV/resume, a Cover Letter and a Contributions to Diversity Statement (see for more information). Applicants should please submit Statement with the Cover Letter in one document.


  • Enrollment management expertise: Track record of creating and implementing a comprehensive enrollment management plan; demonstrated success achieving enrollment goals preferably using a holistic approach with careful attention towards class mix and diversity; deep understanding of current enrollment trends, challenges and opportunities; expertise in or knowledge of financial aid, registration and enrollment analytics to maximize outcomes.

  • Exceptional analytical skills: Achievement in utilizing data analytics to drive strategy and support for enrollment and marketing decisions; track record of complex problem solving that reflects excellent organizational skills.

  • Managerial acumen: History of effectiveness in leading a diverse team of professionals, support staff, and students; ability to develop a high-performing team; evidence of leading an organization to achieve a successful strategic outcome.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills: Effective speaking and writing skills; ability to articulate a vision with clarity and transparency to constituents including prospective students and their families, enrollment staff, the faculty, administrative partners, alumni, trustees and the public; finesse in delivering data-driven results with a student support perspective; aptitude for building collaborative partnerships and consensus across campus while agilely and purposely leading through change.

  • Commitment to diversity, equity and access: Demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusive excellence and a record of success in increasing diversity, equity and access at one's institution; ability to be proactive to ensure that all voices are heard in an equitable manner.

  • Technological sophistication: An understanding of systems integration to achieve operational efficiencies; ability to leverage existing and emerging technologies to advance enrollment efforts.

  • Effective collaboration and communication skills: History of effective collaboration with academic units and other senior administrative offices in setting and implementing enrollment strategies and achieving goals; ability to work within a culture of strong faculty shared governance; excellent interpersonal and writing skills; ability to engage and inspire campus stakeholders in enrollment efforts; skill and confidence to manage up, down and across lines of leadership.

  • Personal qualities: A sense of urgency, initiative, and excitement for change; high integrity; candid, diplomatic, collaborative and politically astute; a commitment to transparency and ethics; ability to lead through influence; an entrepreneurial spirit; a genuine interest in being a part of a senior leadership team; respect for regulation and compliance; proven skill in dealing with complex and diverse cultures, backgrounds and perspectives; the ability to observe, listen, learn and clarify needs while engendering trust quickly; wisdom and sound judgment.

  • Credentials: Advanced degree and/or equivalent experience/training.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18). Completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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