Director of Institutional Research

Rivier University seeks a full-time Director of Institutional Research. The director coordinates research and analyses to inform the University decision-making process and supports long-range planning and accreditation.

The director coordinates research and analyses to inform the University decision-making process and supports long-range planning and accreditation. The director collaborates with offices across the campus to support and advise on assessment and planning issues and manages campus-wide data collection and archiving.

Rivier University is a Catholic, comprehensive university founded by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in 1933. Committed to liberal education and programs of professional practice at both the undergraduate and graduate level, Rivier is located in New Hampshire’s second-largest city of Nashua, NH.  With a total student enrollment of 2,200 the core mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world is actualized through 70 academic programs and doctoral degrees in education, Ed.D.; Counseling and School Psychology, Psy.D.; and a Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP.


The Director of Institutional Research will gather, analyze, and synthesize information to inform and augment the strategic planning and operational effectiveness of the university. This important role will have multiple responsibilities including preparing the university’s annual fact book and quarterly key indicators information, supporting departmental and divisional program review and learning outcomes assessment, managing reporting needs for the university’s NECHE re-accreditation, contributing to NECHE self-study narrative, and facilitating efforts by the campus community to secure external funding.


The successful candidate will have an earned master’s degree in a relevant field, excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently.  Applicants must possess a detail-oriented approach and proficiency in an analytical software package, such as Stata, SAS, R, or SPSS.

Preferred qualifications include at least three years of experience working in a research environment involving data collection, reporting and analysis, and interacting with various departments and individuals.

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three (3) professional references to References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior authorization. Full consideration is assured for applications received by November 1, 2020.

For additional information about this opportunity, please review the comprehensive position profile.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, veteran, or marital status in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources, Justine Caron, located in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 while students may also contact Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Dion Center, ext. 8249.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the University’s Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found here.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston. With a student population of 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University is dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world. Rivier is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people. We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.