Director, Data & Research



Director, Data & Research New York, New York

Title:  Director, Data & Research

Job Type:  Permanent

Primary Location:  New York, New York (Hybrid)

The Challenge:

Vignetic is seeking a Director of Data & Research who will have a passion for data and quantitative research, experience with finance and consulting, expertise in building data sets in collaboration with multiple partners, research design experience, low ego and an affinity for teamwork, and exceptional project management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Role & Responsibilities:


  • Develop the data science program, including an efficient and effective data management infrastructure and process for the collection, cleaning, storage and analysis of both internal and third-party data sets
  • Collaborate with business partners to identify, collect, and report relevant survey, financial, and operational metrics
  • Build and analyze complex data sets
  • Implement policies and guidelines for data management, security, and quality; develop standard operating procedures for data handling and archiving
  • Ensure our data collection strategies and data management reflect our storytelling and reporting needs
  • Design, validate and implement a repository of standard or custom reports and dashboards that facilitate the development, monitoring and evaluation of our programs
  • Apply data visualization principles to develop and present data to a variety of external stakeholders in a compelling, clear way
  • Provide data and technical support on an ad-hoc basis to staff


  • Support the development of our research agenda by identifying existing gaps in data and areas for possible improvement through new research projects
  • Build and manage external research partnerships
  • Build and maintain internal research database of key datapoints on employee ownership and related fields

Essential Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in economics, public policy, data science, or a related field is highly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with survey collection, labor research, employee ownership or related social or business initiatives preferred
  • Excellent data collection, management, and analytical skills
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in data science or other research related role; experience in management consulting, finance, or economics strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills; able to develop relationships with external partners
  • Exceptional attention to detail; ability to manage multiple workstreams and prioritize several projects
  • Humble, entrepreneurial mindset with a commitment to constantly learning


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