Managing Director, Data Strategy & Analytics

Advisory Board   •  

Richmond, VA

Industry: Business Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 397 days ago

The Role in Brief:
Reporting to the President, the Managing Director of Data Strategy & Analytics will be a key member of Royall & Company’s management team and will be responsible for driving all levels of strategy, vision and execution to deliver on the mission of delivering reporting and analytic excellence for our 350+ college and university partners. This position will provide leadership across multiple functional areas establishing the firm’s strategic roadmap for data governance and management, data architecture, data science and analytics, and digital transformation. In addition, the Managing Director of Data Strategy & Analytics will be the leader and champion all data services for internal and external audiences and stakeholders. The candidate will integrate and manage a 100+ member department comprised of the following areas:  data strategy & governance, business intelligence & analytics, data services, and digital innovation. In close collaboration with the Vice President of Engineering, ensure an environment/infrastructure/architecture that makes quality data and information readily accessible with appropriate access controls.  This position is located in Richmond, VA.

Specific Responsibilities:
- Provide vision and strategy for all current and future data and analytics activities across the undergraduate recruiting, adult recruiting, advancement and financial aid optimization verticals
- Drive a strategic vision that builds upon our corporate leadership leveraging large data to transform higher education
- Develop and direct execution of a holistic data optimization infrastructure and the business-enabling capabilities and processes, with an eye towards ensuring the adaptability over time to include broader business needs from our evolving products and services
- Lead day-to-day analytics and reporting functions in support of our 350+ client partners
- Identify new business and client opportunities based on data acquisition and analyses
- Work closely with business and senior leaders to drive business growth forward
- Serve as senior sponsor for digital technology and process innovation as it relates to data strategy and analytics for our business and our clients
- Oversee the data lifecycle to comply with legal, company and client specifications

Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science or related STEM major
- 10+ years’ experience in business management and/or senior consulting roles with company-wide cross-functional impact
- 5+ years’ experience in a leadership role with proven experience building and leading a scaled analytics organization or practice
- Proven expertise in driving innovation to optimize data assets (leverage, enrichment, monetization, protection, upkeep)
- Ability to establish trust, build relationships and influence people at all levels of the organization