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Director of Institutional Research

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Job Duties

Position Purpose
Works directly with University administration to generate and report data to support institutional research and assessment, program review, and academic accreditation   in alignment with  data governance guidelines. Responsible for thorough, accurate, and timely reporting of institutional data to ensure compliance with institutional assessment and external data reporting mandates.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Data extraction from institutional repositories and transactional systems; analysis, curation, and reporting via the online reporting portal or requested formats by institutional or external stakeholders;
  • Supports assessment, program review, and institutional/professional accreditation of academic programs using data from various sources (SIS, ODW, HR, surveys);
  • Institutional keyholder for IPEDS data reporting, including coordination and timely submission of data for all mandated reporting periods;
  • Serves on institutional assessment, data governance, and ad hoc committees;
  • Collaborates with institutional stakeholders to promote data-informed decision-making across all operational domains to ensure institutional mission fulfillment
  • Develops and maintains accurate policies and procedures related to institutional research, assessment, strategic planning, and ensures compliance with data security and privacy (FERPA)
  • Provides effective supervision, management, and professional development to office staff (currently one analyst)
  • Closely collaborates with IE Office staff, and institutional stakeholders (e.g., Registrar’s, IT); represents IE Office when required.

Job Qualifications



Bachelor’s degree required; (Master’s/Doctorate degree preferred) from an accredited institution, preferably in data management/analysis, data science, BI reporting/analytics, , or statistics,

Computer Knowledge:

Required: Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and/or Google Workspace, and SQL, Preferred: Anthology (SIS), Power BI (Azure Analytics), R, Python, SPSS, Salesforce, Qualtrics, Watermark assessment tools or similar

Experience Required:

Minimum of five years’ experience in data management, analysis, curation, and reporting (preferably in higher education).Preferred: Experience with data warehouse development (ETLs), data governance, institutional accreditation standards (NWCCU)


Demonstrated ability to extract, analyze, interpret, and present data.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to organize and present findings effectively.

Demonstrated proficiency in required computer knowledge and experience (see above), Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects, knowledge of data privacy laws (FERPA), professional integrity (e.g., AIR code of ethics), and experience working with individuals across all levels of the organization

Institution Description


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMU) is a rapidly growing, regionally accredited, graduate healthcare institution located in beautiful Provo, Utah with easy access to hiking trails, world-renowned ski resorts, national parks, zip lines, and more. Our employees and students embody the statement “Advancing Knowledge, Advancing Healthcare Advancing You”. At RMU, we believe all employees should have the opportunity to not only grow as a professional, but also as an individual. We invite you to join our community and become your best self. In doing so, you will also be furthering our mission to advance healthcare & develop leaders.


The Mission of RMU is to educate current and future healthcare professionals for outcomes-oriented, evidence-based practice. The University demonstrates mission fulfillment through the quality of its education and success of its students in academic programs that develop leaders skilled in clinical inquiry and prepared to effect healthcare change.

RMU values being Learning-Centered, Authentic, Collaborative, Evidence-Based, Service-Oriented, Inclusive, and Trustworthy. These core values contribute to our unique university culture.



RMUoHP offers a competitive benefits package for full-time employees that includes, but is not limited to:

Paid Time Off (per year)

  • 14 holidays, 12 sick days, long winter break in December, 1 floating holiday (your day of choice), 1 floating Cultural & Diversity Appreciation Day, 1 floating day of service, vacation accruals for administrative positions (10-30 days based on job level & years of service), time off between semesters for faculty, random holiday extensions given by President, vacation and sick time carryover

Personal / Physical Growth

  • 80% covered healthcare and dental premiums, accommodating leave for new parents, free 24/7 BetterHelp counseling sessions via chat/phone/video, insurance reimbursement for existing spouse/partner’s policy, donated sick time program for medical/life emergencies

Financial Gain

  • HSA matching program – up to $100 per paycheck, 401(k) matching program with immediate 100% vesting at eligibility date, free retirement planning & financial advisement

Professional / Educational Advancement

  • Tuition reimbursement up to $3000 per year at other institutions, employee tuition discount starting at 75% discount upon 1 year of service for RMU courses, RMU tuition scholarship for relatives, allocations for professional development, 100% covered BLS classes

Work Environment Development

  • Flexibility, work/life balance, growth & development opportunities, networking opportunities through monthly activities/workshops/events, service opportunities, employee recognition & awards program 
Application Due Date: 2024-02-29
Job Start Date: 2024-02-29
Salary: $90000 - $110000
City: Provo
State/Province/Region: UT
Institution: Rocky Mountain University
Reports To: Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness (VPIE)
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Business Intelligence Analyst

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