Director of Data Strategy

Remote
Operations – Data /
Full-time /
Remote
Company Description
Givebutter is the most-loved nonprofit fundraising platform, empowering millions of changemakers to raise more, pay less, and give better. Nonprofits use Givebutter to replace multiple tools so they can launch fundraisers and events, use donation forms and donor management (CRM), send emails and text blasts—all in one place. Instead of charging a traditional SaaS subscription fee, Givebutter is completely free to use with a 100% transparent tip-or-fee model.

Givebutter has been certified as a Great Place to Work® in 2021, 2022, and 2023, and is the #1 rated nonprofit software company on G2 across multiple categories.

Our mission is to empower the changemaker in all of us. We believe giving should be fun, so you’ll want to do it again, and we also believe that work should be fun, so that you’ll have the greatest impact. We are excited to hear from talented people who want to work with other talented people in making the world a butter place—and have fun along the way. 

Role Description
As Givebutter’s Director of Data Strategy, you’ll play a leading role in driving a Culture of Data and the strategic use of data within the company, providing actionable insights that shape our business decisions and growth trajectory. Reporting directly to the VP of Finance, the Director of Data Strategy will be the cornerstone of our data initiatives, scale and develop the Data team and ensure the alignment of data strategies with our financial objectives and overall business plan.

We want to hear from people who...

    • Are visionary leaders with a passion for leveraging data to drive business transformation.
    • Have a proven track record of turning data insights into strategic opportunities that propel growth.
    • Excel in building and leading high-performing teams, fostering a culture of data, innovation, and collaboration.
    • Are adept at communicating complex data insights to stakeholders at all levels, transforming data into compelling stories that inform decisions.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and staying ahead of the curve in data technologies and best practices.
    • Have strong intuition about a wide range of business problems, understand the best next questions to ask and are proactive about solving them.

Responsibilities

    • Architect and lead the implementation of a comprehensive data strategy that aligns with and accelerates the company's strategic objectives.
    • Build, mentor, and lead a world-class data analytics and data engineering team, promoting a culture of excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement.
    • Spearhead the analysis of complex data sets to uncover trends, generate insights, and identify business optimization opportunities across all areas of the company.
    • Design and implement advanced data architectures and infrastructures that ensure the scalability, reliability, and security of our data ecosystem, supporting both current and future business initiatives.
    • Forge strong partnerships with senior leadership and cross-functional teams to define and track key performance indicators (KPIs), ensuring that insights and recommendations drive actionable business outcomes.
    • Champion the development and enforcement of data governance and quality standards to ensure the integrity and privacy of our data assets.
    • Lead the evaluation and adoption of cutting-edge data technologies, tools, and methodologies to maintain a competitive edge in data analytics and strategy.
    • Provide regular, data-driven reports and presentations to the executive team and key stakeholders, highlighting insights, trends, and recommendations that guide strategic planning and decision-making.

Requirements

    • Minimum of 6 years of experience in data analytics or a related field, with at least 3 years in a leadership role managing data teams.
    • Deep expertise in data strategy, analytics, and architecture, with a strong foundation in database design principles.
    • Advanced proficiency in data analysis and visualization tools (e.g., SQL, Python, R, Hex, etc).
    • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with a track record of effectively leading data-driven initiatives and teams.
    • Strategic thinker with an analytical mindset, capable of translating data insights into impactful business strategies.
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field; Master’s preferred.
$165,000 - $185,000 a year
This role will be eligible for an attainment bonus and equity.
Benefits
Remote Work: Work from anywhere in the United States.
Health Insurance: We offer Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance covered 100% for employees as well as HSA and FSA accounts.
Mental Health: Givebutter health insurance plans come with access to a TalkSpace membership.
401k: We offer access to a retirement planning account for all employees.
Vacation and Holiday: Take up to 15 days of paid vacation time per year plus additional days per year with the company. We also take off all 10+ Federal Holidays and provide 2 floating holidays.
Parental Leave: We offer 12 weeks paid parental leave for both primary and secondary caregivers.
Home Office Stipend: Upgrade your home office with company-sponsored expenses including high-quality laptops, monitors, and modern technology.
Charitable Giving: Employees are encouraged to donate up to $50/month to any verified nonprofit they wish to support on Givebutter.
Professional Development: We offer learning and development reimbursement opportunities.
Love What You Do: We are a mission-driven company serving the charitable sector. Feel good about the work you're doing and the company you work for.