Director of Data Strategy




June 10, 2024

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Organization type

Social Impact Organization

In A Nutshell


Hybrid New York, NY, USA



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Experience Level


Visa Sponsorship

Not Available

Deadline to apply

June 10, 2024

Shape the next phase of Basta’s data strategy while also getting hands-on with data architecture, modeling, and key analysis.


  • Organizational Health and Goal Progress Monitoring: Refine and execute our annual OKR setting and monitoring process ensuring that everyone at Basta is aware of progress to goals and we remain agile in our approach to successfully meeting them. Design an organization health monitoring system and socialize with all relevant colleagues.
  • Own Basta’s Data Infrastructure: You will thoroughly audit Basta’s current use of an Airtable database for data collection, storage, and management. You’ll assess the extent to which the platform can support our ongoing needs, recommend short- and long-term options (continuing to develop Airtable, building a custom SQL database, etc.), and implement the chosen solution.
  • Develop Basta’s Data Strategy: With a deep understanding of Basta’s organizational goals and current practices, you’ll define a strategy and create a roadmap for getting the most value out of Basta’s data for each of our major partner types, based both on Basta’s current needs and goals and our vision for the future. Your work will play a foundational role during Basta’s next stage of growth.
  • Standardize & Refine Data Collection: Build streamlined data collection systems, create accessible documentation, and train Basta staff on how to use them. Experience with relational databases and data structures is important.
  • Data Communication & Storytelling: Part of your job will be to make the data Basta has collected useful to internal Basta teams and partners, from both a progress monitoring and story-telling perspective. The majority of Basta staff and the partners we work with will be non-technical, so a deep understanding of how to summarize and communicate data in an impactful way is necessary.
  • Identify new opportunities: You’ll bring a creative eye to identifying new opportunities for Basta to collect and use data in efficient and effective ways, in our direct service program and beyond. You’ll take continuous improvement to the next level by thinking beyond the scope of our current work and looking for untapped potential.


  • You believe deeply in the inherent value and potential first-generation grads bring to the workplace and are excited to support them to achieve their career goals.
  • You are excited to help grow a startup, know how to embrace change, see ambiguity as an opportunity, and enjoy being adaptable and flexible to meet emerging organizational needs.
  • You have 8-10 years of directly relevant work experience developing and managing data strategies, data products, workflows, tools, and processes and 2+ years of leadership/team management experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Experience in impact strategy, measurement, reporting, progress monitoring, decision support, and data storytelling.
  • Proven track record in leading successful collaborations across various internal and external stakeholder groups.
  • You’re a doer and a problem-solver with an eye for continuous improvement – you’re known for getting stuff done while also constantly asking if there’s a better, faster, or more effective way to do it.
  • You take complete ownership of your work, but you’re not afraid to ask for help when you need it. You’re also willing to jump in wherever you’re needed.
  • You’re comfortable working in a virtual environment using virtual communication/collaboration tools, including Google docs, Zoom, and Slack.

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