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Chief Data, Research and Analytics Officer

Application Procedure:

Achieving the Dream is being assisted by Academic Search in filling this position. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion by contacting Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins at or Andrea Cowsert at Applications and nominations should be submitted electronically to Applications must include a cover letter that addresses the expectations and responsibilities discussed in the leadership agenda part of the profile; a curriculum vitae; and a list of at least five professional references with contact information, including telephone and email, and a note indicating the candidate’s working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by August 15, 2024, can be assured full consideration. 

Job Duties

It is expected that the Chief Data, Research and Analytics Officer will work with the research and assessment team to create a research and evaluation agenda that connects with the organization’s strategic plan with priorities, goals, and deliverables identified for the team as well as for each team member; work with the IT department in analyzing current tools and platforms to design a solution for more efficiently and effectively doing the work and systemizing procedures to optimize data processes and enhance methods for data collection, analysis, and reporting; collaborate with other members of the leadership team and the research and assessment staff to generate reports and thought leadership to influence broader educational practices and share ATD’s impact with current and prospective institutional partners; guide organizational assessment and assessment of the individual colleges in the network, assessment of program effectiveness and work with external evaluators, and assessment of the impact of the organization at large; and support ATD’s President and CEO in making informed decisions that enhance educational outcomes and organizational performance.

Job Qualifications

Additional responsibilities and required and desired qualifications can be found within the search profile:

Institution Description

Achieving the Dream (ATD) is a partner and champion of more than 300 community colleges nationwide. Our vision is for every college to be a catalyst for equitable, antiracist, and economically vibrant communities — so that all students can access life-changing learning that propels them into community-changing careers. ATD is pleased to invite inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Chief Data, Research and Analytics Officer. Reporting to the President and CEO and serving as a member of the president’s leadership team, ATD seeks a visionary leader who will lead the research and assessment team, building our capacity to measure impact and effectiveness of the organization and the programs in the organization as well as supporting colleges in building their data and analytics capacity.


More information can be found at
Application Due Date: 2024-08-15
Job Start Date: 2024-11-01
Salary: $190000 - $210000
City: Silver Spring
State/Province/Region: MD
Institution: Achieving the Dream
Reports To: CEO
Staff # Reporting to Position: 4
Reports In Office: Data, Research and Analytics

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