Head of Data

Edmond, OK
Digital Product – Data Insights /
Full-Time/ Salary /
The Head of Data is primarily responsible for leading our data strategy and infrastructure, driving innovation in data analytics, and ensuring the reliability and scalability of our data systems. This role will lead data engineers and analysts, collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to deliver actionable insights. The Head of Data is responsible for casting vision, providing direction, and leading ministry efforts within their team to outcomes that further Life.Church’s mission and reach people for Christ.

At Life.Church, we exist to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. It’s been our mission since 1996 and has guided us every day. Leading people isn’t just an expectation; it’s a necessity.  It’s a cornerstone of our culture. That's why we’re always seeking leaders—leaders like you—to bring your skills to life. We are one church meeting in multiple locations, and we want to help you become the person God made you to be.

The Digital Product Team leverages technology to reach people worldwide, connecting them to our ministry and each other through our website, apps, and all Life.Church locations. Our apps serve our attenders by connecting them with our church and helping facilitate their growth as a fully devoted follower of Christ. It doesn't get much better than that!

What You'll Do

    • Develop and execute a comprehensive data strategy aligned with Life.Church’s objectives.
    • Lead the development and implementation of data governance policies and procedures.
    • Collaborate with leadership to identify opportunities for leveraging data analytics and engineering to drive organizational innovation.
    • Recruit, mentor, and manage a high-performing team of data analysts, engineers, and scientists.
    • Provide guidance and leadership to foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
    • Set clear goals and objectives for the team and ensure alignment with organizational priorities.
    • Oversee the development and implementation of advanced analytics techniques to extract actionable insights from large and complex datasets.
    • Drive the development of predictive models, machine learning algorithms, and data visualization tools to support business decision-making.
    • Ensure the accuracy, reliability, and integrity of data analytics processes and outputs.
    • Lead the design, development, and optimization of data infrastructure and architecture to support scalable data processing and storage.
    • Implement best practices for data acquisition, integration, transformation, and delivery.
    • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and trends in data engineering to drive continuous improvement and innovation.
    • Collaborate closely with functional teams and ministries to understand outcomes and develop data-driven solutions.
    • Serve as a subject matter expert on data analytics and engineering topics, providing guidance and support to cross-functional teams and ministries as needed.

Skills Needed to Succeed

    • Ability to self-motivate, make independent decisions, and solve problems with innovation.
    • Effective at multi-tasking and time management to meet strict deadlines while remaining flexible and open to change.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to clearly explain complicated processes and foster partnerships.
    • Effective at process and organizational management to coordinate, structure, and provide vision to projects.
    • Strong leadership skills and understanding of developing and guiding others.
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, data science, engineering, or a related field.
    • Advanced degree preferred.
    • Proven experience in a leadership role overseeing data analytics and data engineering functions.
    • Strong technical expertise in data analytics tools and techniques, including statistical analysis, machine learning, and data visualization.
Benefits We Offer
- Paid parental leave, including maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.
- Generous employer-paid leave for the use of vacation, sick time, and other qualifying reasons. 
- Innovative and comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance that provides team members with useful resources and savings to navigate their holistic health. 
- Life insurance policy provided for all staff members at 2x annual salary at no cost. Additional life insurance coverage is available to purchase. 
- Short-Term and Long-Term disability is covered at 100% for full-time qualified staff members.
- Comprehensive wellness and mental health benefits allow staff to proactively invest in their physical and emotional health.
- Generous 401(k) retirement plan allowing a team member to have up to 12.5% (including employee contribution, employer match, and employer discretionary contribution) contributed into their account in their first year. It doesn’t stop there—the more years on staff, the greater the investment! 
-$160 annually in development dollars for team members to invest in their professional growth. 
- Casual dress and work environment.
- And much more!

Our Beliefs, Culture, and Commitment to Diversity
At Life.Church, every staff member, and intern is a minister and is expected to engage in the church's ministry fully. We consider ministry readiness and an individual’s capacity to represent Life.Church’s beliefs as a minister during the selection process for all staff and intern positions. An essential function within every position held by a staff member or intern at Life.Church is to uphold and represent the beliefs of Life.Church. Learn more about what we believe at Life.Church

While we unite around our mission, we know unity doesn’t mean uniformity. Our calling is too great, and our mission is too important not to be intentional about strengthening our team through diversity. We know that diverse perspectives in race, ethnicity, background, age, and gender are essential to reaching the world for Christ. To learn more about how we strengthen our team through diversity, visit our careers page

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