Director of Technology – Data


Race Forward




$115,106 to $130,205

/ Yearly


Mar 17, 2023

Title: Director of Technology – Data Reports to: VP of Technology

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $115,106 – 130,205 Location:

Tentative Start Date:

About Race Forward

Race Forward’s mission is to catalyze movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial democratic society free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose.

Since 1981, Race Forward has brought a systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. In 2017 Race Forward united with the Center for Social Inclusion to become the new Race Forward.

Employment at Race Forward is contingent upon a new employee submitting on their start date: (1) proof they are up-to-date on their vaccinations; or (2) an application for an approved exemption as an accommodation due to: (i) a medical reason; (ii) a sincerely held religious belief; or (iii) other exemption recognized by applicable state law. Up- to-date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines. Employees may request an accommodation in good faith without fear of retaliation. Accommodations will be granted where they do not cause Race Forward an undue hardship, pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others, or prevent an employee from performing the essential functions of the employee’s job. Exemption application forms are available from Human Resources at hrsupport@raceforward.org.

Position Summary

The Director of Technology – Data will work with the VP of Technology and serve as Race Forward’s data steward, and will lead the team that supports multiple databases, CRM, and integrated platforms. This role will support the programmatic and fundraising work of the organization, work with the VP of Technology to establish and execute the data management vision for the organization, and mentor junior staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

Architecture and Data Management Leadership

Lead effort to maintain and update Race Forward’s data architecture encompassing data management, governance, quality control, security, and visualization

Manage staff and vendors – including training, setting and communicating expectations and monitoring progress

Work in partnership with other Technology team members, external consultants, and internal stakeholders as primary lead for new data integrations, solution management, and scoping of requirements for infrastructure projects and solutions

  • Develop, maintain and document:
  • ETL and process flows Data infrastructure
  • Standard operating procedures
  • User training
  • Manage onboarding and offboarding of staffers and contractors
  • Strategy
  • Provide strategic leadership across multiple business functions (with a primary focus on Race Forward data assets)
  • Partners with the VP and the other IT leaders by leading the data management strategy and execution
  • Work closely across multiple business functions to identify their data and support needs in the short and long term
  • Identify potential risks, problems, and concerns, but also identify potential solutions or corrective actions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • To perform successfully in this role, incumbent should possess skills identified below:
  • Expertise in Salesforce and have a Salesforce Admin or Developer certification
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to switch between big picture strategic thinking and day-to-day operations
  • Collaborative, communicative, and organized team player
  • Strong people management skills Strong project management skills Project Management skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Must embrace the principles of workplace justice, diversity and inclusion and apply them to day-to-day work.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 3-5 years of Data Architecture & Management experience
  • 3-5 years of Salesforce Management experience

Additional Information

May require travel up to 25% of the time

Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.

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