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Director of Institutional Research

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Job Duties

The Director of Institutional Research responsible for data collection, data analysis, and research activities to provide information to support institutional planning and decision making, and manages compilation of data and submission of regulatory state and federal reports as well as non-regulatory reports regarding RMU activities.
  • Fulfills both ongoing and ad hoc information requests from RMU leadership in order to support management decision making at the University
  • Has responsibility for the accurate and timely compiling and filing of institutional data reported by the University to state and federal government regulators, accreditation organizations, publishers, trade groups and other entities. The Director of Institutional Research is RMU’s IPEDS keyholder.
  • Ensures that all state and federal reports are submitted in a timely fashion by establishing and maintaining a reports management system.
  • Ensures that internal and external requests for support in completing surveys/questionnaires are completed in a timely manner by managing a database system of critical dates relative to the surveys/questionnaires.
  • Assists data gathering conducted in various University units by assisting with survey choice, design and/or administration.
  • Provides research support for RMU’s strategic plan.
  • Provides research support to various institutional self-study and accreditation efforts, including regional, specialty and NCAA accreditations.
  • Interprets the results of institutional-level outcome assessments such as the National Survey of Student Engagement and the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory.
  • Conducts internal and external environmental scanning and reports findings of interest regarding regulatory developments, competitor actions and other matters that have the potential to impact the University.
  • Builds relationships with other Institutional Research professionals at local and peer colleges to expedite data exchange.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Master's degree is required.
  • Experience in institutional research is preferred. 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, senior RMU managers and other information seekers. Must
    • be able to safeguard sensitive and confidential student and University information. Experienced with the use of computer-based information resources and analytical 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 and interpreting trends or
    • patterns in data required. Familiarity with the tools and concepts of statistical analysis. The ability to write analytical reports to specific audience is required. A knowledge/understanding of Banner or similar higher education information systems is preferred.

Institution Description

Located near Pittsburgh and spread across 230 scenic acres, Robert Morris offers big city opportunities in a safe suburban setting. Here, you’ll have the benefits of a big research university with the feel of small college; experience independence as well as personalized support.

It’s a unique and powerful combination that’s earned RMU numerous accolades and rankings. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranks Robert Morris in the top half of all national universities its 2022-23 Best Colleges rankings.


Robert Morris University is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefit program designed to attract and retain high quality employees. Full-time employees are eligible for benefits through Robert Morris University.

Application Due Date: 2023-02-20
Job Start Date: 2023-02-28
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Moon Township
State/Province/Region: PA
Institution: Robert Morris University
Remote Work: May be eligible for partial remote work
Reports To: Senior Vice President for Corporate Relations and Strategic Initiatives
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Corporate Partnerships and Relationships

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