We’re Hiring: Director, Data Strategy

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Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Data Strategy will be responsible for defining the Detroit Regional Workforce Partnership’s (DRWP) approach to data collection, analysis, and transparency. The Director will oversee the development and implementation of DRWP’s data strategy, focusing on establishing our data framework and strategy for using data to strengthen our regional talent outcomes.

This position requires a strategic approach to data, comfort with complex and at times incomplete datasets, program evaluation skills, and effective communication to drive strategic decision-making and foster collaboration with senior-level stakeholders.


  • Collaborating with the DRWP leadership team to formulate and execute a strategy for collecting, aggregating, analyzing, and communicating data in alignment with organizational goals.
  • Identifying the sources of critical data measures for DRWP and our partners,
  • Managing relationships with consultants, contractors, and partners to collect and aggregate regional workforce data,
  • Communicating implications of regional workforce data in a compelling way to our stakeholders
  • Using data to inform regional workforce development strategies, investments, and policy positions.
  • Designing and managing systems to track talent initiative outcomes with employer partners and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensuring adherence to data governance principles and maintain data quality and integrity.
  • Development of data sharing agreements with partners and stakeholders.
  • Project management support to internal and collaborative projects between member companies and educational institutions.
  • Liaising with local, state, and national stakeholders to share best practices and explore collaborative opportunities.
  • Recommendations for in-house data infrastructure, policies, processes, and staff, as needed.
  • Regular reporting and development of both internal and external dashboards to track progress.
  • Duties may be modified according to organizational requirements and this job description aims to communicate vital role details and is not comprehensive.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to develop compelling presentations and visualizations of data insights.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with datasets of local economic development offices and other regional partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and public speaking skills.
  • Comfort in a startup environment, able to navigate ambiguity, create and document processes, and continuously upskill.
  • Sound decision-making and problem-solving abilities.
  • Familiarity with data governance principles and data security best practices.
  • Proficiency in data visualization tools and statistical software is a plus.

Education & Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience working with large public datasets (LMI, BLS, etc.).
  • Experience creating and executing data sharing agreements across multiple parties.
  • Experience working with State and Federal labor market information organizations.
  • Experience working with multiple consultants and contractors simultaneously.
  • Previous experience in workforce development, employer relations, or related fields, especially in Southeastern Michigan, is desired.
  • Proven experience in data analytics, program evaluation, and strategic planning.

About Detroit Regional Workforce Partnership:

The Detroit Regional Workforce Partnership (DRWP) is a business-led workforce intermediary that fosters economic prosperity and equity across southeast Michigan. DRWP collaborates with local businesses, educational institutions, and community organizations to create the intersections necessary for creating a robust, dynamic talent pool and clear paths to economic mobility.

Benefits & Salary:

The targeted salary for those entering this role is $80,000 – $100,000.

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan offers a robust benefits package including 20 days of vacation accrued monthly, 5 personal days, 13 holidays, 9 sick days accrued monthly, paid parental leave, hybrid work model, and employer paid short/long-term disability.

The Community Foundation also offers a pension retirement program after 1 year of service which contributes 10% of salary.

Application Instructions:

Internal applicants will be considered first. The application deadline for all applications is June 21, 2024.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Livia Slebodnik, Human Resources Generalist at:

To provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, political or union affiliation, disability or any factor prohibited by law.

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