Become a UIA Fellow at Oregon State University!

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OSU’s UIA Fellow provides specific expertise to plan, organize, coordinate, evaluate and participate in Oregon State University’s collaboration with the University Innovation Alliance. The UIA Fellow provides strategic project management to move UIA initiatives forward at OSU and interacts with internal and external project stakeholders to build support. The Fellow facilitates communication and collaboration between OSU and the other UIA institutions. 

The UIA Fellow works on projects related to student success, whether or not they are specifically tied to the UIA. In particular, the UIA Fellow will serve as a data analyst for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, working in close collaboration with the Office of the Registrar and Institutional Analytics and Reporting. The UIA Fellow reports directly to the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and works collaboratively with two UIA Co-Liaisons who provide leadership and vision for their university’s participation in the UIA (at OSU, current co-liaisons are the Assistant Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and the Director of the Academic Success Center in Student Affairs).

Specific duties include:

40% Project Coordination:
Provide strategic assistance to keep UIA-inspired initiatives moving forward at Oregon State University, particularly in the early start-up phase of projects. Facilitate communication and information sharing between key players for each project. 

40% Internal Data Analytics for Student Success:
Support student success initiatives in the Office of Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs through data reporting and analysis. Use existing and develop new metrics and assessment strategies to track progress toward student success goals. Develop reports for Office of Academic Affairs staff to support regular work, strategic analysis, and custom data requests. In collaboration with the Office of the Registrar develop reports and perform quality assurance analysis for university-wide reporting as it relates to student success.

10% External Relations:
Facilitate communication and collaboration between OSU and the UIA central office, and between OSU and the other UIA member institutions. Maintain frequent communication with Fellows at other UIA institutions. Coordinate the gathering of data and information requested by UIA or other institutions.

10% Professional Development:
Engage in professional development to build and hone skills related to higher education innovation, scaling student success initiatives, and data analysis. Other duties as assigned by Academic Affairs leadership.

Anticipated salary: $70,000

Application deadline: November 20, 2022

How to Apply:

  • Posting Title: University Innovation Alliance Fellow
  • Job Number: P06177UF
  • Direct link to OSU posting: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., math, statistics, computing, social sciences) and two years of full-time professional work experience in a higher education setting, OR completed graduate program in a quantitative discipline (e.g., math, statistics, computing, social sciences).
  • Has participated/advanced efforts to transform public higher education to better serve low-income, first-generation, and historically underrepresented students.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize systemic and/or survey data to inform data-driven decision-making.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate shifting deadlines, priorities, and/or process-related tensions
  • Work experience in data and related analytics functions in a higher ed setting
  • Demonstrated success with rapidly adapting to strategically solve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration among internal and external partners.

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume/CV; and
  • Cover letter 
  • Please review the following statement, answer the question, and Upload it as Other Document 1.
    • The University Innovation Alliance is the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to increasing the number and diversity of college graduates in the United States. We share a sense of urgency about this work because we are public universities with a public mission. Higher education institutions must seek to better understand student needs and work to assist their students, from across the socioeconomic spectrum, particularly low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color, as they navigate both challenges and opportunities in pursuit of their degree.
    • Please share how your skills and experiences prepare you to design and support efforts to increase graduation rates, particularly for low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color.

Please submit your application materials directly through the OSU's job portal. All materials can be addressed to the attention of Erin Bird.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Candice Staples, UIA Director of Alliance Engagement. All inquiries related to the application process can be directed to OSU

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