Retention Data Analyst

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Institutional Research & Planning, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Official Title: Data Reporting Specialist Business Title: Retention Data Analyst Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff FTE: 1.0 Compensation: $50,000 - 60,000 FLSA Status: Exempt Terms of Employment: 12-month, annual, fixed-term renewable Position Summary:

Analyzes, plans, and creates complex data and report sets for academic and/or university program planning. Provides accurate and timely data to leadership for strategic decision making either within a school/college or institutional level.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.


Designs, implements, and evaluates data reporting systems

Inputs, maintains, and analyzes data in confidential databases and transfers data as needed

Generates data-based annual reports of curricular and departmental outcomes

Provides expert statistical consulting, analysis, and technical assistance on research projects, program assessment, and evaluation

Position tasks:

Data, Retention, & Student Success 70%
● Lead EAB Navigate student success management system data analysis. Responsible for compiling, analyzing and sharing Navigate data and predictive analytics. Identify trends and ensure that appropriate administrators and units are informed and acting on this information.
● Monitor targeted student populations using Navigate. Identify groups that require intervention and coordinate retention efforts across campus.
● Research best practices for student success and proactive intervention and develop strategies for implementation in collaboration with relevant campus partners.
● Assess and report on proactive outreach efforts to demonstrate success rates and impact on student populations.
● Work closely with Institutional Research, IT, Registrar, Deans, Department Chairs, and an array of student support units including advising and tutoring.
● Co-Chair Navigate Leadership Team
● Serve on the Retention Committee

Student Interventions 20%
● Administer New Student Survey and coordinate with offices across all three campuses to deploy interventions for identified at risk students
● Compile annual data from the New Student Survey and share with campus community
● Assist with withdrawal/transfer processes and procedures as needed
● Identify students intending to transfer and assist with proactive outreach
● Compile data related to the withdrawal/transfer process, create weekly reports, and share with campus departments as appropriate
● Serve on the withdrawal/transfer process working group as applicable.

Enrollment Management 10%
● Lead Early Alert Program: Promote faculty and student engagement, conduct the process in Navigate, coordinate outreach and data collection
● Support re-enrollment campaigns
● Other duties related to Enrollment Management, Retention and Student Success

Qualifications Required:

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, psychology, counseling, education, human services, or related field.

Experience working in a higher education setting with undergraduates in a student success related capacity.

Experience with assessment, research and data analysis.

Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.

Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.

Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.


Experience working in a higher education setting as a success coach, academic advisor, or related position.

Demonstrated ability to formulate research questions, collect and analyze data, connect data to existing problems and/or proposed solutions, and evaluate impact of interventions.

Knowledge of EAB Navigate student success management system, or other student success system.

Knowledge of FERPA and ethical principles in working with students.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by November 28, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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