Managing Director

Data for Black Lives

About the organization

Data for Black Lives (d4bl) is a movement of activists, organizers, and mathematicians committed to the mission of using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people. Since the advent of computing, big data and algorithms have penetrated virtually every aspect of our social and economic lives. These new data systems have tremendous potential to empower communities of color. Tools like statistical modeling, data visualization, and crowdsourcing, in the right hands, are powerful instruments for fighting bias, building progressive movements, and promoting civic engagement.

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The Managing Director is a crucial member of the Data for Black Lives team and will have a bird’s eye view across this movement organization, connecting dots in ways that others can’t and leading key strategic aspects of operations and people management. As a strategist, consultant, and implementer, the main functions of the Managing Director will be to facilitate strategic planning, perform ongoing management and measurement toward annual goals, and streamline processes to ensure organizational effectiveness – all while overseeing the financial aspects of the organization and using this data to guide strategic decisions and set priorities.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced leader with strong organizational skills and a proven track record of creative problem-solving to join in a high-impact, mission-driven organization.

The primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

Strategic Planning and Alignment

Develop organizational strategy in collaboration with the Founder & Executive Director that ensures Data for Black Lives meets its mission;
Function as a key player in the implementation of Data for Black Lives’ strategic plan, goals, and operational objectives;
Provide timely, accurate, and complete reports to the Founder and Board members on the operating condition of the organization;


Entrepreneurial, mission-driven professional with the agility, enthusiasm, and aptitude to thrive in a dynamic organization; alignment with the organizational values is a must for success at Data for Black Lives;
Proven track record successfully leading end-to-end projects; able to execute effectively under pressure, shift priorities strategically and with flexibility, and solve problems creatively;
Possess exceptional people management and communication skills; good listener that is both empathetic and pragmatic; able to work remotely and build culture within a virtual organization;
Have a strong learning orientation i.e. can learn from mistakes, have a desire to continuously improve and grow, and have the capacity to foster this with staff across the organization;
Trustworthy and able to maintain the highest level of personal integrity



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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