SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR DATA (Governance & Implementation)

Work Location: Worldwide
Other Possible Locations:
Expected Travel: up to 30%
Language Requirement: English
Employee Duration: Active Full-Time
Type of Post: Not Applicable
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CARE is seeking an experienced Enterprise Data Management (EDM) professional with the vision to lead us in creating a roadmap towards a unified data strategy, as well as to work cross-functionally with internal senior business & IT stakeholders, as well as external partners to plan and execute this strategy.

**The location of this role can be outside of Atlanta.

This is a new role within CARE reporting to the Chief Digital Officer; it offers the successful candidate a broad portfolio of leadership responsibilities and the chance to deliver revolutionary impact, both to an organization with a storied history and ambitious humanitarian goals and the millions of people around the world that we serve.

The Sr. Director for Data will successfully evangelize the value of data-driven decision making throughout the organization while directing development and execution of a Data Strategy Roadmap, inclusive of a scalable architecture and enterprise-wide data taxonomy. S/he will be required to understand business opportunities and challenges in the context of system and data model requirements to recommend solutions.

In this new role, the Sr. Director for Data will recruit and successfully lead an in-house data excellence team ‘hub’ while guiding the business unit in independent efforts to upgrade the capacity of the unit’s data and analytics. S/he will Participate actively in sector/peer EDM network groups to exchange learnings, synthesize knowledge and collaborate; sharing internally to key stakeholders.


  • Establish and rollout an enterprise-wide data governance framework, with a focus on improving data quality & security by creating new or upgrading existing organizational policies and standards, governance metrics, processes, related tools and data architecture.

  • Design and implement an open data strategy that engages third parties to support CARE’s work and makes CARE USA more transparent to its staff, donors, beneficiaries and other stakeholders.

  • Manage selection of hardware, storage, and software products & service providers for Data Development, Data Warehousing and other BI products & services.

  • Develop comprehensive internal documentation related to data models/taxonomies, ecosystem maps/schemas, hygiene/update processes, governance protocols, data security & privacy.

  • Collaborate with business unit stakeholders in selecting, introducing and integrating new analytics tools & methodologies into the organization.

  • Collaborate with business unit stakeholders in producing KPIs and quality metrics while ensuring compliance with data policies, standards, roles & responsibilities, and adoption requirements.

  • Develop short & long-term budget/investment plans to execute on Data Strategy Roadmap; ongoing management of allocated budget + ROI updates against plan.

  • Define, configure & optimize various EDM processes and stages including data ingestion/acquisition, standardization/enrichment, harmonization and data provisioning.

  • Work closely with Digital Infrastructure & Applications teams to develop, implement and manage EDM solutions.

  • Provide best-practice guidance to individual business units on data management & BI solutions to ensure grassroots efforts are interoperable within enterprise-wide ecosystem.

  • Participate actively in sector/peer EDM network groups to exchange learnings, synthesize knowledge and collaborate – sharing internally to key stakeholders.


5-7 years of experience:

  • Implementing and managing organizational enablers for achieving & leveraging EDM_MDM (e.g., data governance structure & processes, user training/adoption);

  • Using a broad range of end-user platforms such as O365, Salesforce, NGO Connect, Peoplesoft, Lawson, Blackbaud, PowerBI, Tableau.

  • Handling large datasets and repositories

  • Developing and managing a broad range of data systems, architecture, and application components & processes across the entire data value chain - including warehousing, ETL, data model development, database admin, security, user interface, reporting & analysis etc.

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills at all levels, including data/IT professionals, business stakeholders & senior executives


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