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University of Oregon Assistant Director of Student Services and Enrollment Management Research in Eugene, Oregon

Assistant Director of Student Services and Enrollment Management Research

Apply nowJob no:525630

Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Executive/Management/Director, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department:Student Services and Enrollment Management

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:$63,780-$70,000 per year

Compensation Band:OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2020-2021


Application Review Begins

October 26, 2020; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a resume and cover letter that explains your interest in and qualifications for this position.

Department Summary

The Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management (SSEM) advances the University of Oregon's tradition of excellence by: 1) enrolling and retaining high-achieving scholars from Oregon, across the country, and around the world; and 2) providing access, affordability, and essential services that support all students to succeed as engaged, healthy, life-long learners at the University of Oregon and beyond. SSEM Research & Assessment leverages research design and analysis to inform the decisions of the division and SSEM departments. We assist constituent departments in continuous assessment of their strategic goals to increase the effectiveness of operations and support student success.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Enrollment Management Research & Assessment, the Assistant Director of Research is responsible for production reporting activities, collaborating with client departments on custom short-term and long-term data needs, and scoping/executing strategic ad hoc projects. This position requires a detailed understanding of how to pull data from a relational database, identify and execute process improvements, then analyze, report, and present data and information for strategic decision making. This position is also responsible for the analysis and secure distribution of confidential information.

The Assistant Director of Research is responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and analyzing recruitment and other data to provide recommendations leading to the achievement of the division’s strategic goals. They must be able to lead projects of moderate to high scope and complexity, and exercise independent judgment to accept, manage, and prioritize projects from all the client departments. They will be able to independently commit and manage SSEM Research & Assessment resources to client-centered projects. This strategic team member is an active participant in discussions with the VP, AVPs, and Directors when making top-level decisions in the division around department assessment, individual team member assessment, and strategic planning. They directly influence operations, staffing levels, policy decisions, and other aspects of the division’s strategic path.

This position analyzes and reports results of strategic importance to the enrollment and prediction of incoming classes of students at the University of Oregon, which carries university-wide impact. This position regularly provides presentations and written reports that directly impact strategic enrollment decisions and planning. The position may supervise a graduate employee and/or student employees.

Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired.

Minimum Requirements

• Master’s degree or equivalent combination of skills and experience

• Two years of experience in technical research or statistical work in the collection, compilation, and analysis of data.

• Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and data analysis

• Demonstrated project management skills

Professional Competencies

• Ability to use and understand data from a variety of sources with an emphasis on data accuracy and integrity.

• Specialized, advanced knowledge of statistical analysis and interpretation, including continuous and categorical data types, univariate and multivariate modeling techniques, interpretation of meaningful effects, and strategic implications of results in a higher education context.

• Responsible stewardship and judgment with very sensitive, confidential student and university data.

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Exceptional organizational, time, and project management skills, including the ability to balance competing priorities from multiple requestors, resolve problems, and determine appropriate action.

• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals throughout all levels of SSEM and the University at-large, and from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Preferred Qualifications

• PhD or other Doctoral degree preferred

• Demonstrated proficiency with SQL or a related programming language

• Knowledge of FERPA student privacy policies, higher education data systems, and key concepts in higher education research.

• Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative educational research design

• Experience with complex data sets including manipulating, merging, restructuring and analyzing large data sets.

• Experience preparing reports, data visualizations, and other briefing materials for high-level decision makers.

FLSA Exempt:Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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Advertised:02 Oct 2020Pacific Daylight Time

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