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Director, Institutional Research

The Human Resources Department announces the position of Director, Institutional Research, reporting to the Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance.

Responsibilities include: fulfills both ongoing and ad hoc information requests from senior administrators in order to support management decision-making at the University; conducts ongoing internal and external environmental scanning and reports findings of interest regarding regulatory developments, competitor actions, enrollment trends, and other matters that have the potential to impact the University to the Vice Provost; provides administrative and research support to various institutional self-study and accreditation efforts, including regional, program and NCAA accreditations; responsible for the accurate and timely compiling and filing of institutional data reported by the University to government regulators, accreditation organizations, publishers, trade groups and other entities; serves as RMU's IPEDS key holder; responsible for updating and maintaining RMU's outcomes assessment, consumer disclosures and accreditations websites; interprets and presents the results of institution-level outcomes assessments such as the National Survey of Student Engagement and the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory; assists data gathering conducted in various University units by assisting with survey choice, design and/or administration; tracks enrollment and provides regular updates and analysis to senior officers of the University; builds relationships with IR professionals at local and peer colleges to expedite data interchange; works cooperatively with RMU's Information Technology Department to improve data analysis resources; and performs related work as assigned.


  • Master's degree or higher in a discipline pertinent to higher education administration.

  • Experience with the research process and an understanding of the dynamics, business environment and issues of higher education.

  • Must have the ability to self-manage time, priorities and projects.

  • Must have well-developed listening, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must have a customer service orientation that includes the determination to quickly and accurately meet the information needs of the President, Provost, Vice Provost, other senior RMU managers and information seekers.

  • Must be able to safeguard sensitive and confidential student and University information.

  • Experience with the use of computer-based information resources and data analysis tools as well as print-based research resources.

  • Must have a sense of curiosity and the ability to find the answer to questions in disparate information resources.

  • Analytical ability including finding, interpreting and presenting trends or patterns in data required.

  • Familiarity with the tools and concepts of statistical analysis.


Internal Application Deadline:  July 2, 2013

External Application Deadline:  Until Position Is Filled

Starting Date:  As Soon As Possible

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