Director of Data & Analytics


For the past 25 years, we’ve been doing work that matters. We’re a digital agency that leverages technology to extend the influence of our mission-driven clients. Every day, our team of more than 100 digital strategists, architects, designers, and creators help leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies across the country make an impact. But this team still needs you! This is your opportunity to join the company helping those doing good in the world – do more, reach more, and achieve more. 

Forum One is looking for a Director of Data & Analytics in Arlington, VA. The Director of Data & Analytics leads and grows the Data Management & Analytics services that Forum One provides to our clients.The Director is responsible for promoting and pitching our Data & Analytics services within Forum One and externally, as well as defining the methods and processes our team of analysts and technical experts use to deliver these services. 


What you’ll do:

  • Lead data literacy and communication efforts across the company and with clients
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the designing and recommending appropriate analytical approaches and methodologies for client projects
  • Lead client and team discovery meetings, uncovering needs and requirements, and assemble clear strategies for data collection, analytics implementation and reporting
  • Lead improvements to internal business intelligence infrastructure, data entry and management practices
  • Manage a team of Data Analysts and manage staff performance, providing guidance, assistance and direction.


What you bring to the table: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7+ years experience in data management, digital analytics, or related field
  • Proven ability to interact with clients, manage expectations, and communicate persuasively
  • Proficiency in Excel or Google Sheets
  • Proficiency in SQL
  • Experience working with relational databases
  • Familiar with concepts of database design
  • Familiarity with Python or R
  • Staff management experience


What would be nice:

  • Agency experience
  • Proposal writing or business development experience
  • Familiarity or some experience working with Redshift, BigQuery or Snowflake for data warehousing
  • Familiarity or some experience with ETL tools and processes
  • Familiarity with CRMs (primarily Salesforce)


Why you’ll love it here:

  • Competitive Salary & Employee Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) match, Commuter benefits & flexible spending accounts  
  • 15 Vacation days, in addition to Sick Leave & Floating Holidays
  • Flexible work hours
  • Paid parental leave
  • Company-provided laptops
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement


What we value:

  • We’re passionate about our work – our clients’ missions matter, and we apply our passion in support of clients who are addressing the most critical global issues.
  • We’re great partners – we’re collaborative, approachable, creative, inclusive, and reliable.
  • We’re continuous learners – we are always expanding, refining, and improving our craft, value, and impact—as individuals and as a team.
  • We’re inquisitive problem solvers – we’re dedicated to finding the right solution, which requires actively engaging varied perspectives, and approaching our work with flexibility, humility,  and open minds.
  • We get things done – we are thoughtful and thorough, but we don’t waste time or hesitate to tackle problems head on.
  • We do the right thing – we make decisions for Forum One and our clients with the highest integrity, respect, fairness, and honesty. 


Forum One provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.