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Degree Progression Data Specialist

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 31, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Degree Progression Data Specialist

Job no: 530529
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Office Support, Student Life/Services, Planning/Project Management

Department: Undergraduate Education and Student Success - PathwayOregon
Classification: Administrative Program Spec
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $18.12 - $28.59 per hour
FTE: 1.0
Review of Applications Begins

November 14, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents with your online application:
  • A resume
  • A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills and experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and qualifications outlined in the job posting.
  • The names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers
    Department Summary

    This position is housed in Degree Progression, a unit within the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS).

    UESS promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement and achievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UESS departments and programs serve the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner closely with other campus units to support student success and engagement.

    The Degree Progression Team develops, coordinates, and evaluates interventions and programming to support undergraduate students' degree progress and timely completion, including coordination of advising caseloads, proactive outreach and continuation grant funds.
    Working with all campus advising units, the Degree Progression Team serves as a central resource coordinating shared best practices, procedures and training. The Degree Progression Team utilizes student data analytics to direct advising support and works to standardize and streamline data access, tracking and reporting.
    Position Summary

    The UESS Degree Progression Data Specialist (DPDS) is responsible for the overall data administration of advising outreach, campaigns and interventions, including processing, tracking, maintenance, analysis and reporting. Additionally, this position coordinates data-driven outreach and advising campaigns to support student success, requiring regular consultation with program staff and campus partners to develop procedures, systems, and tools necessary for efficient workflow and work completion. The DPDS creates periodic reports on program outcomes and monitors student success benchmarks, including enrollment and student retention. This position will consult and collaborate with campus colleagues on complementary data projects and will require knowledge, skill-sharing, and collective problem-solving.

    This position must have an understanding of issues facing first-generation, low income, underrepresented, international, and transfer students. The DPDS must also demonstrate respect for all individuals, welcome diversity among students and colleagues, and actively work toward an inclusive workplace.

    The DPDS must exhibit professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, and the ability to create a welcoming, inclusive, accessible and professional atmosphere in the office. This person must exhibit cultural humility and agility, with the ability and commitment to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
    Minimum Requirements

  • Two years of experience as an administrative specialist or executive support specialist which included administrative support for a project, program, or operation. Administrative support includes those duties beyond clerical/secretarial such as interpretation of laws, rules, and regulations; administrative data collection and analysis; and evaluation of projects, processes, and operations
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience
    Professional Competencies

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or similar software.
  • Proficiency in record keeping, data management, and/or tracking.
  • Understanding of issues facing diverse groups (e.g. low-socioeconomic, first generation, underrepresented students of color, non-traditional, and under-prepared individuals).
  • Strong communication skills.
  • High-level organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, detail oriented and time sensitive environment.
  • Ability to recognize situations that warrant initiative and moves forward without hesitation; resolving issues, problems, or situations.
  • Ability to anticipate next steps and execute independently.
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with Cognos Integrated Data Reporting (IDR), or other query-based data systems (ability to analyze, troubleshoot, and performance tune SQL queries, stored procedures, packages, and functions).
  • Experience with student information systems such as Banner, degree audits/Degree Works.
  • Experience with data visualization/business analytics software such as Power BI or Tableau.

    FLSA Exempt: No

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

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    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 at or 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.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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