Compassion International

  • Director of Data Science

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    Colorado Springs - GMC
    Business Analysis
  • Overview


    It is our prayer that as a senior data science and AI leader for Compassion that you will thrive in turning data into a weapon to fight poverty and that you will be blessed by the opportunity to use the gifts He has given you to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.



    Essential Job Functions


    • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
    • Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
    • Provides leadership, planning and consultation to subordinates, executives, and peer management in the successful alignment of assigned department resources to ensure achievement of operational priorities and initiatives, integrating priorities within organizational strategies to ensure that department's purpose is fulfilled.

    What does awesome look like?

    • All of your team members can fluently describe who their customer is and how they serve them
    • Data Science and AI become part of our natural vocabulary at Compassion
    • Members of the Data Science Community of Practice seek your expertise and celebrate your mentorship
    • Your team is able to consistently deliver high-quality solutions in days to weeks
    • We are continually able to demonstrate model->data product in APIs that are consumed by our customer facing applications
    • You are recognized as an authoritative voice on Data Science throughout the not-for-profit industry as well as with key for-profit partners



    • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


    • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion's core "Cultural Behaviors" in all internal and external communication and relationships.


    • Bachelor's Degree Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, or related discipline
    • Masters Degree in Data Science, AI or related discipline
    • PhD desired

    Work Experience


    The ideal candidate:

    • Will be a well versed servant leader who empowers their team to greatness
    • Can excel at aligning vision and strategy with knowledge and learning
    • Has experience communicating at all levels from CEO to developer to customer
    • Must be keenly aware of trends in the data science and AI space and how they benefit Compassion
    • Possesses the natural ability to connect how data science can help us develop and improve customer solutions
    • Champions the ability to find the simplest path that effectively solves the challenge
    • Is passionate about teaching and mentoring others
    • Loves to learn

    Licenses and Certifications

    • Certified Business Intelligence Professional of Certified Market Research Analyst Designation.

    *** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***

    Working Environment: Office – Standard Office Environment

    Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

    Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 25% of normal schedule



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