Degree Progression Data Specialist
Administrative/Office Support, Student
Life/Services, Planning/Project Management
Undergraduate Education and Student
Success - PathwayOregon
Administrative Program Spec
Appointment Type and Duration:
$18.12 - $28.59 per hour
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
This position is housed in Degree Progression, a unit within the
Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success
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
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
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
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.
- 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
- An equivalent combination of training and experience
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or similar
- Proficiency in record keeping, data management, and/or
- 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
- Ability to anticipate next steps and execute
- Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse
internal and external stakeholders.
- 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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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
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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
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/530529/degree-progression-data-specialist