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University of Oregon Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Success in Eugene, Oregon

Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Success

Apply nowJob no:523919

Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Academic Advising/Support, Administrative/Professional, Student Life/Services

Department:Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:Commensurate with experience

Compensation Band:OS-OA10-Fiscal Year 2018-2019


Internal Only

Application Review Begins

July 1, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application includes the following:

  1. A curriculum vitae or résumé that details educational and professional experience

  2. A cover letter that clearly addresses the qualifications of the position and how you meet those qualifications.

  3. Answers to the following supplemental questions (answers should be no longer than 750 words each):

  • Describe a project or program you’ve developed/overseen that required you to influence a variety of stakeholders to contribute to your vision. How did you get people on board? How did you keep people engaged and motivated? What were the results of the program/project?

  • In the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success, one of our core values is “we act for equity.” What does this mean to you, and how would you bring this value to this role?

Department Summary

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 engagement.

UESS departments and programs include: the Accessible Education Center (AEC); Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE), Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS), and McNair Scholars Program; Academic Residential Communities (ARCs), First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) and Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL); Office of Academic Advising (OAA) – including the Health Professions Program, PathwayOregon and Student Support Services; Tykeson Academic and Career Advising; Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center (TAEC); and UESS Administration.

Position Summary

The Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Success (AVPAS) reports to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success and serves on the UESS Leadership Team. The AVPAS is responsible for working directly with deans, directors, department heads, other campus administrators, faculty, and faculty governance bodies (university senate and committees), in partnership with the Office of the Provost, to develop and implement academic-based student success strategies (e.g. addressing high DFW-rate courses, curricular bottlenecks, class availability, four-year degree plans, etc.) to improve undergraduate student retention, time to degree, degree completion rates, and the student educational experience in the classroom. The AVPAS will coordinate with the Office of the Provost to develop and revise relevant academic policies and procedures to advance student success, including facilitating plans for policy implementation, and working closely with advising and university communications to ensure that new and revised polices are shared with campus stakeholders. The AVPAS will supervise the Director of the Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center, ensuring that academic support initiatives and services (tutoring, supplemental instruction, etc.) are aligned with strategic student success initiatives.

The AVPAS will partner with the AVP for Online and Distance Education to develop a data driven strategy to identify appropriate courses for online delivery that will advance student success. Furthermore, the AVPAS, in partnership with the Office of the Provost, will collaborate with Lane Community College, other state community colleges, and other external stakeholders to ensure transfer students have a clear curricular path to success at UO.

The AVPAS must exhibit professionalism, collegiality in a team environment, and the ability to create a welcoming and professional atmosphere in the office. This person must be culturally competent, with the ability and commitment to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements

• Master’s degree.

• Five years of experience as a faculty member and/or administrative position within higher education.

• One year of experience implementing new programs and policies at an institution of higher education.

• One year experience leading project teams, supervising faculty or staff, chairing committees, or similar experience.

Professional Competencies

• Demonstrated understanding of issues facing diverse groups (e.g. low-socioeconomic, first-generation, underrepresented, non-traditional, disadvantaged, and under-prepared individuals).

• Detailed knowledge of national trends, developments and innovations in student success, curriculum reform, high-impact teaching practices, and academic policy.

• Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write and speak on behalf of the Vice Provost.

• Demonstrated high-level organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, detail oriented and time sensitive environment.

• Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.

• Demonstrated ability to anticipate next steps and execute independently.

• Recognizes situations that warrant initiative and moves forward without hesitation; resolving issues, problems, or situations.

• Demonstrated ability to produce professional correspondence, documents, data reports, and presentations.

• Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies.

• Demonstrated ability to handle conflict and complex situations in a professional manner and to achieve consensus.

• Demonstrated ability to use and understand data from a variety of sources.

• Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships at all levels of the university to facilitate effective collaboration on complex projects.

Preferred Qualifications

• Terminal degree.

• Demonstrated experience in strategic and long-range planning.

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:10 Jun 2019Pacific Daylight Time

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