Senior Director, Data Analytics and Reporting

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National Audubon Society · Washington, DC/New York, NY

Data + Analytics
$160,000 - $180,000 Per Year
Posted 2 weeks ago

Project Management
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Job Description:

Position Summary:

In pursuit of Audubon's conservation mission, the Data & Technology team partners with programmatic and business teams across the organization to develop and deploy enterprise data systems and data-driven practices at the scale needed to achieve our ambitious goals.  The Senior Director, Data Analytics and Reporting will play a key role in designing and managing enterprise data analysis and reporting products and approaches, workflows, and technology solutions to align data analytics and reporting needs, opportunities, sources, and uses across Audubon.


This role will partner with and support programmatic and business teams to identify and address analytics needs and opportunities through the development of data products, tools and processes that enable robust, data-driven approaches to delivering, evaluating, and communicating progress toward our mission for hemispheric level bird conservation.  The Senior Director will be directly responsible for executing these activities, and will lead a team within Audubon Technology operating in close partnership with the other National Audubon Society Data & Technology teams (Data Engineering; Data Strategy and Measurement; and Enterprise GIS), the Chief Strategy Integration office, Digital Products, and other business teams across Audubon including Marketing and Communications, Development, Finance, Government Affairs, Conservation, Equity Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB), and others. 


A successful candidate will have comfort and familiarity with a broad range of data analytics, analytics engineering, data science, and reporting tools and methods, as well as strengths in project management, change management, and communication among technical and non-technical stakeholders. This position reports to the Vice President of Data and Technology within the Audubon Technology team.


This is a hybrid position based in Audubon’s New York City or Washington, DC offices. We will also consider remote candidates within the United States. 


Interested candidates should attach a cover letter to be considered for this opportunity.


Examples of initiatives that the position will support are:

  • Track and report the scale and depth of Audubon’s hemispheric conservation efforts; share results and insights to support internal program management and external storytelling about our work and impact.

  • Develop and deploy operational and reporting solutions to help Audubon grow and deepen engagement with millions of supporters, bird lovers and activists across the hemisphere, online and offline.

  • Collaborate with operational teams such as Development and Finance to build data capacity and maturity with business data analysts and executive leaders; act as a key strategic partner to identify and act on opportunities to deploy data analysis and reporting products that leverage our programmatic and operational data in innovative and robust ways to achieve our ambitious goals.



Salary range based on geo-differentials:

  • $160,000-$180,000/year = National

  • $180,000-$200,000/year = Alaska, CA (not San Francisco), Connecticut, D.C., Chicago, Oyster Bay, NY

  • $190,000-$210,000/year = NYC (not Oyster Bay), San Francisco, Seattle


Additional Job Description


Essential Functions

  • Serve as a leader within Audubon Technology with primary responsibility for designing and implementing data analysis, analytics engineering and reporting solutions, leveraging Audubon’s enterprise data architecture, business intelligence tools, and marketing technology stack.

  • Lead in developing and implementing flexible and scalable approaches and frameworks to enable rapid development and dissemination of data products to address current and emerging cross-functional priorities and needs, with a keen focus on user experience, adoption and change management.

  • Provide and manage ongoing data analytics and analytics engineering support for operational and programmatic teams across Audubon; Support and collaborate with business data analysts and users across stakeholder teams toward broader adoption of data analytics tools and products to advance team level and organizational data maturity.

  • Act as the product owner of key analytics and reporting data assets and tools, working in collaboration with colleagues from across the Audubon data teams to ensure selection of appropriate technological approaches and tools and overseeing the product lifecycle in order to deliver high quality and efficient solutions to user-driven requirements and strategic priorities.

  • Recruit, manage, mentor, and develop the Data Analytics and Reporting team including data analytics, data science and analytics engineering contractors and staff to implement the activities above.

  • Partner with programmatic and operational leaders to define and implement data strategies, tools and methods for data analysis, reporting and data storytelling about our work in alignment with Flight Plan, Audubon’s strategic plan for hemispheric bird conservation.

  • Proactively manage and facilitate strong, collaborative partnerships among technical teams and non-technical stakeholders across the Audubon network, as well as external partners, vendors and professional networks in the conservation and social impact space.

  • Prepare written and oral reports, memos, visualizations, and presentations representing Audubon’s data strategy and data products to executives, leadership teams, technical and non-technical staff, and the public.

  • Manage contractors and vendors including software and professional services providers; participate in budget planning and tracking; collaborate with administrative staff and IT department to administer data analysis, analytics engineering, business intelligence and reporting tools and applications.

  • Other job-related duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Data Analytics/Data Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar discipline and 10+ years of directly relevant work experience developing and managing data analytics, data science and analytics engineering products, workflows, tools and processes and 3 years of leadership experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

  • Proven success as a data analytics and data product leader.  Strong detail-oriented execution skills, including direct experience as an individual contributor and experience leading teams to move projects from conception to completion.  Demonstrated ability to manage teams of technical practitioners in a workplace environment is required.

  • Success in leading/sponsoring large data analytics and reporting initiatives in matrixed organizations.  Experience transforming how data delivers business value in large federated organization preferred.

  • Experience in designing and deploying business intelligence, reporting, decision support and data storytelling tools in conservation or other environmental or social issue spaces preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.

  • Excellent collaboration skills, with the ability to understand and apply product needs and requirements from a diverse set of organizational stakeholders, and to communicate effectively with non-technical collaborators.

  • The ability to manage and maintain healthy vendor relationships, and the ability to seek and evaluate new high-quality vendors to supplement internal staff on a project-by-project basis.

  • Clear track record of success taking product ideas from concept to design to execution and linking objectives and outcomes to strategic goals.

  • Experience utilizing modern data infrastructure tools such as cloud data warehouses (Snowflake, BigQuery, etc), data integration tools (Fivetran, Airflow, etc), business intelligence tools (PowerBI, Sigma, etc), CRM systems (Salesforce, Everyaction, etc), and other enterprise data tools (such as Airtable) required.

  • Experience with marketing and engagement technologies and approaches, including omnichannel marketing platforms, social media analytics tools, web analytics solutions, customer data platforms, voter files and other person level data acquisition and targeting tools, policy and advocacy tracking tools, or similar strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience applying technical coordination and project management best practices using tools such as Asana and Jira required.  PMP or other relevant certification preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience preparing effective written materials, presentations, and other documentation and communication materials for internal and external audiences required.

  • Familiarity with SQL, Python, R, and/or other coding languages for data analytics, data science and/or data engineering required.

  • Curiosity to stay on the cusp of software and product trends in non-profits and the greater tech industry.

  • Genuine passion for conservation and the mission of the National Audubon Society and its equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) aims.


EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.


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