Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Senior Director, Data Analytics, Governance & Special Initiatives is responsible for leading the Data Governance, Analytics and Special Initiatives for the areas under the supervision of the CAO and Chief Diversity Officer.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Data Governance

  • Develop and implement data governance frameworks, policies, and procedures to ensure data quality, integrity, and security across the organization.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define data governance roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities.
  • Establish data quality standards, metrics, and KPIs to monitor and measure data quality and compliance.
  • Conduct data quality assessments, audits, and remediation efforts to identify and address data quality issues.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA) and industry standards related to data governance and privacy.
  • Develop and deliver data governance training programs and awareness campaigns for employees.
  • Monitor and report on data governance performance, trends, and issues to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Partner with IT teams to implement data governance tools, technologies, and solutions.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in data governance and data management.

Data Analytics & Special Projects

  • Develop and implement reporting processes, dashboards, and metrics to track key performance indicators (KPIs) and business metrics.
  • Conduct data analysis and provide actionable insights to support decision-making and strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather data requirements, define metrics, and develop reports.
  • Design and deliver executive-level presentations and reports to communicate findings, trends, and opportunities.
  • Lead special projects and initiatives to drive operation decisions, efficiency, and process improvements.
  • Identify areas for optimization, automation, and enhancement in reporting and analytics processes.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance data analytics capabilities and deliver value-added solutions.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in reporting and business analytics.
  • Lead Special Initiatives for both the CAO and Chief Diversity Officer


  • Master’s degree in business, finance, health services, or a related field required; MBA/MPH highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in business analysis, data analytics, statistical analysis, reporting, program and data quality management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven track record of developing data analytics strategies, implementing reporting solutions, and delivering actionable insights.
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in data analysis tools and techniques (e.g., SQL, Power BI, Python, R, Tableau).
  • Experience in designing analytics for a wide range of audiences, inclusive of data sources from various sources.
  • Experience in designing, developing, and evaluating large-scale multi-level initiatives.
  • Experience in merging datasets derived from internal and external sources for strategic insights.
  • Excellent organization, written, and visual presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of data governance principles, data quality frameworks, and regulatory requirements (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA).
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, and drive business outcomes.

Title:  Senior Director, Data Analytics, Governance & Special Initiatives

Position Location: Chicago, IL (Preferred) or remote with travel as needed

Full time based on 37.5 hours per week minimum

Position Grade: 512 Exempt - Estimated Annual Salary Range ($140,000-$175,000)

Reports To: Chief Administrative Officer

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,900 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life-changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.

At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.

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