Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Administrator IV Sonoma State University
Sonoma State has approximately 9,400 students (92 percent undergraduate). U.S. News and World Report consistently names SSU among 'America's Best Colleges.' Founded as a liberal arts college in 1961, Sonoma State has evolved into a diversified university with six schools— Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended & International Education, Science and Technology and Social Sciences—that provide students with the intellectual framework and hands-on skills to thrive in a variety of professional careers. A major contributor to the North Bay workforce, Sonoma State offers degrees in 46 majors and 47 minors at the bachelor's level and 15 at the master's level, as well as nine credential programs and eight undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. The University operates as part of the 23- campus California State University (CSU) system, the largest four-year system of higher education in the United States.
Sonoma State has a longstanding tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency. There is tremendous excitement and energy on campus after new President Judy Sakaki's arrival, as she works to build upon this tradition and refocus attention on student success and the academic mission of the University. The Vice President will play a pivotal role in this shift, overseeing all student support programs and services as well as providing leadership, vision and direction for the departments within the Student Affairs Division.
Mission and Academic Programs Student and Campus Life
Student Affairs Position Purpose
Major Duties ∙ Collaborate with campus leadership, including the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, to ensure a culture that promotes recruitment, retention and completion for diverse student populations through coordinated campus initiatives and resources; ∙ Develop, implement, and coordinate integrated campus-based programs and services that meet the varying needs of a culturally diverse traditional and non-traditional student population and encourage the success of all students; ∙ Maintain a visible profile with campus constituencies; partner collaboratively to enhance communication on and off campus; and anticipate emerging issues; ∙ Lead efforts to effectively employ information systems and technology in support of student affairs and enrollment management programs; ∙ Identify and use institutional and external data and research to support effective recruitment, and retention initiatives; ∙ Provide leadership in the development of new initiatives within the division; ∙ Develop criteria and procedures for the evaluation of services and programs offered in the division; ∙ Work closely with the President's Cabinet and the Vice President for Finance and Administration in the leveraging of financial aid, pricing, and related issues to optimize the use of federal, state, and institutional resources in the recruitment and retention of students; ∙ Work closely with the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and the Registrar to ensure compliance with academic policies and procedures; ∙ Assure adequate and appropriate annual and long-range budget preparation for the Division. Forecast budget needs, establish priorities, allocate funds, and monitor expenditures; ∙ Oversee development and submission of internal and external reports, data relevant to assigned areas, assessment and evaluation of programs, and initiate improvements in collaboration with internal and external offices and agencies as appropriate; ∙ Maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the university's goals and objectives; oversee recruitment, training, supervision, professional development, and evaluation of division staff; ∙ Represent the Student Affairs Division and the University at events on and off campus.
The Vice President also provides direct supervision to the Associate Vice President Academic Services and Enrollment Management, Associate Vice President for Student Life, Director of Administrative and Financial Planning, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and other positions within Student Affairs.
The Vice President also assists the President in the performance of ad hoc assignments and projects and performs other secondary duties as assigned.
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Located in California's premier wine country one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma State is a small campus with big ideas. With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU offers its students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. Currently, campus housing accommodates students in both apa...rtment and residential suite style facilities. While SSU generally accepts all qualified students who apply from high schools in its service area, 80 percent of the freshmen and 55 percent of the junior transfer students come from outside the North Bay region. With almost half of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the system.