Job Details

Director of Strategic Enrollment Management, Categorical (2 yr.)
Mission Viejo, CA (US)
Saddleback College
Aug 14, 2019 (Expired Remaining)

Saddleback College


Director of Strategic Enrollment Management, Categorical (2 yr.)

Initial Screening Date08/14/2019


Pay Range:  16 - $113,220 to $159,312 (salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step)


Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package including holidays, sick, vacation, and personal necessity time; and, insurance benefits which include medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, a long-term disability income-protection plan, and a legal plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Administrators are provided 24 days of paid vacation leave per year. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).


In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at


PLEASE NOTE: Employment in this position is contingent upon funding by Guided Pathways (50%) and Strong Workforce Program funds (50%).


Summary Description:

To provide leadership, oversight, and coordination of the college’s strategic enrollment management efforts. This is a temporary, two-year, categorically-funded position reporting to the president of the college. This position will support the college community’s student-centered, innovative strategies that will increase enrollment and completions.


The SEM Director will be responsible for the facilitation and oversight of college-wide enrollment strategies to help Saddleback College shape its enrollments by focusing on student access, retention, persistence, completion, and overall success. The director will also serve as a critical link to the college’s student support services and instructional areas, including economic and workforce development, community education, and other auxiliary instructional programs. The director will facilitate effective communication and collaboration across the college in the coordination of efforts to meet enrollment goals and targeted growth. The director will also interface with internal and external constituents to gather information, disseminate information, and build consensus and support for SEM strategies and tactics to affect change. 


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. Candidates must exhibit appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, including students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds; a demonstrable understanding of the mission, values, and goals of Saddleback College; and a commitment to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.



Receives general direction from the President or designee.

Exercises functional and technical supervision over professional, technical and classified staff as assigned.



Knowledge of:

•  Applicable District policies and local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations.

•  Budget preparation and administration.

•  Computer systems and software applications related to area of assignment, including capabilities and limitations.

•  Correct English usage, composition, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

•  Development and coordination of a student success and support program at a community college.

•  District and College organization, operations and objectives.

•  State and Federal regulations related to higher education.

•  Information management systems as applied to office automation, spreadsheets, and standard accounting 


•  Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.

•  Marketing, promotion and public relations techniques.

•  Modern principles, practices, methods and techniques of administration.

•  Operation of computer, peripherals and software programs, including student information systems, database 

management, spreadsheet, word processing and specialized software.

•  Oral and written communication skills to include public speaking.

•  Orientation and assessment programs, operations and procedures.

•  Planning and organizational skills.

•  Preparation, publication and distribution of informational and promotional materials.

•  Principles and practices of financial record-keeping and reporting.

•  Principles and practices of training, supervision and performance evaluation.

•  Principles of business administration, management, marketing and record keeping.


Ability to:

•  Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement 

recommendations in support of goals.

•  Collect, compile and analyze data.

•  Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of administrators, 

faculty, staff, students and others outside the District. 

•  Develop, implement and evaluate the delivery of an effective student success and support program.

•  Develop, implement, manage, monitor and evaluate the delivery of matriculation services.

•  Draft, edit and submit copy for college publications on the College’s matriculation services.

•  Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, 

innovation, and quality services. 

•  Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of 


•  Expand and oversee the global marketing efforts of the college relative to the recruitment of international 


•  Interpret, apply and explain applicable federal, State and local laws, regulations and policies.

•  Learn, understand, interpret, and apply administrative and office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws, 

regulations and ordinances.

•  Maintain current knowledge of assigned community college student services program.

•  Maintain the security of confidential materials.

•  Operate applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software 

related to area of assignment.

•  Operate office equipment such as computer, printer, and copier.

•  Plan and organize work. 

•  Plan, organize, coordinate and direct the activities of the Student Success and Support program. 

•  Prepare and administer budgets for assigned program areas.

•  Prepare effective letters, press releases and promotional materials.

•  Prepare and present oral and written reports and recommendations.

•  Provide leadership to the college on issues related to student success and support.

•  Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy 

and courtesy.

•  Respond to requests and inquiries from the public.

•  Train, lead, direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

•  Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as 

within a system of community college districts.

•  Understand student learning theories and classroom pedagogy.

•  Work effectively with others to achieve common goals including student recruitment and retention.

•  Work independently with minimal administrative direction.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:



An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.



Minimum three years’ experience in higher education institutions.


License or Certificate:

A valid California driver’s license.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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