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Assistant Director of Assessment – Student Services and Enrollment Management Research

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Planning/Project Management, Research/Scientific/Grants, Student Life/Services

Department: Student Services and Enrollment Management
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
February 26, 2018; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please apply online with a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Department Summary
The Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management (SSEM) advances the University of Oregon's tradition of excellence by enrolling and retaining high-achieving scholars from Oregon, across the country, and around the world. SSEM Research leverages research design and analysis to inform the decisions of SSEM departments in attracting, enrolling, retaining, and graduating a highly qualified and diverse student body. 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 SSEM Research and Assessment, the Assistant Director is responsible for developing and maintaining assessment reporting for continuous improvement, working on ad hoc projects, and working with client departments on custom assessment needs. This position requires a detailed understanding of how to administer assessments, combine data from multiple sources, analyze and report data and information for strategic decision making. This position is also responsible for the analysis and secure distribution of confidential information.

This position will be responsible for gathering, assessing, analyzing and reporting data to provide recommendations that will lead to the achievement of the division’s strategic goals. Must be able to use independent judgment to accept, manage, and prioritize projects from all the client departments. This position will be able to independently commit and manage Office of Enrollment Management Research resources to client-centered projects. This strategic position will be 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, and will directly influence operations, staffing levels, policy decisions, and other aspects of the division’s strategic path.

Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
• Two (2) years of experience in assessment or strategic planning activities.
• 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.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills and the ability to balance competing priorities from multiple requestors.
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals 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 preparing reports or 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.

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 Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, 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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