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Oregon State Seeks Its Next UIA Fellow!

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The OSU UIA Fellow works on projects related to student success, regardless of whether 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 UIA Co-Liaison, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and works collaboratively with UIA Co-Liaisons, Vice Provost of Student Affairs, and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs who provide leadership and vision for their university’s participation in the UIA. The Fellow facilitates communication and collaboration between OSU and the other UIA institutions.

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 stakeholders for each project.
  • Support the successful hand-off of projects to OSU departments for ongoing management.
  • Research, compile, prepare, and compose analysis, data, and documents in support of UIA initiatives.
  • Identify, coordinate, and manage project-specific budgets and contracts in collaboration with the business center, sponsored programs office, and other relevant administrative units.
  • Contribute to UIA central initiatives to disseminate collective learnings related to innovating and scaling student success initiatives including but not limited to events and convenings, online content, conference presentations, and grant proposals.

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 processes and develop new metrics and assessment strategies to track progress towards student success goals.
  • Develop reports for Office of Academic Affairs staff to support regular work, strategic analysis, and custom data requests related to student success.
  • 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.
  • In collaboration with Academic Affairs leadership and using a solutions design approach, perform analysis and create reports that provide support to end users regarding student success data. Trouble shoot issues such as data anomalies or complex errors from reports.
  • Provide regular updates to university leadership on UIA and OSU activities.
  • Anticipate and assist with preparation of, or prepare independently, documents, presentations, and reports.
  • Establish and maintain collaborations and partnerships with key OSU departments, programs, and groups.
  • Be prepared for dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty in timing and nature of data requests. This person may be responsible for developing metrics, evaluation, and design but will not be responsible for implementing the system.

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 gathering of data and information requested by UIA or other institutions.
  • This position may contribute to modifying existing programs that are internal to OSU students and will coordinate and communicate these modifications with external participating groups and partners.

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 range: $51,072 - $86,904

Application deadline: August 15, 2022

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted online directly to OSU. To apply, please visit the OSU Jobs Website. Information below provides details on the exact posting at OSU.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, liberal arts, business, sciences, engineering, health or related field and two years of full-time professional work experience.
  • OR a completed master’s degree in social sciences, liberal arts, business, sciences, engineering, health, or related field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate (written and verbally) with a wide audience
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and contributions to a project across a diverse group of internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze, summarize, interpret, and present data for data-driven decision making.
  • Demonstrated capacity for managing ambiguity and navigating process-related tensions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate program in a quantitative discipline (e.g., math, statistics, computing)
  • Any graduate degree program with three years or more full-time work experience in higher education
  • Experience with a student information system, educational reporting systems, and other higher ed systems that support student success (i.e., degree audit tools, CRM)
  • Knowledge and skills (2+ years) in data and related analytics functions.
  • Demonstrated success with rapidly iterating to strategically solve problems.
  • Strong project management skills to initiate and drive results both independently and leading a team
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration among diverse individuals.
  • Has advanced efforts to transforming public higher education to better serve low-income, first generation, and historically underrepresented students.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Short Answer Prompt
  • Contact information for three to five professional references 

Please submit your application materials online directly through the OSU Jobs portal. All materials can be addressed to the attention of Erin Bird, OSU Transfer Transitions Coordinator.


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

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