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Director, Data & Analytics Systems 

08-17-2022 07:54 AM

The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) is the premiere trade association focused on reducing damages to underground facilities in North America through shared responsibility among all stakeholders. The CGA is a member-driven association of nearly 1,800 individuals and organizations across the damage prevention industry committed to saving lives and protecting underground infrastructure by promoting effective damage prevention practices. For more information, visit www.commongroundalliance.com.

CGA is seeking an organized, motivated self-starter with experience managing data warehouse and analytics systems to join our fast-paced team. The Director, Data & Analytics Systems will be responsible for providing strategy and leadership across all CGA’s data, analytics, and association management systems including use, planning, development, and support. The CGA manages a variety of technology systems and data in support of our mission including the Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) and recently established Damage Prevention Institute (DPI) as well as the organization’s association management system and various web platforms and applications. This individual will collaborate directly with the executive management team to support, maintain and implement strategic solutions across the organization. 



  • Ensure data systems and related data analysis facilitate development of knowledge and insight that best serve the interests and needs of CGA members.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate a cohesive mission-aligned technology and data strategy for the organization.
  • Oversee the implementation of a detailed technology roadmap including adherence to project costs and a multi-year implementation plan.
  • Provide overall strategic and operational leadership of data management and analytics and associated technology for CGA, including planning, evaluation, and coordination of all related initiatives.
  • Ensure that data systems and technologies meet the core needs of the organization and continually evaluate opportunities to improve the quality and timeliness of information and data flows.
  • Coordinate with departments and teams to develop business cases for new projects that can be prioritized by the management team.
  • Build, maintain and ensure consistent and actionable member and stakeholder information by establishing a data governance plan and platform standards.
  • Define and communicate standards for acquiring or developing data systems, equipment, or software within the organization. Participate/oversee vendor contract negotiations for all system purchases and relationships with outside vendors for the organization.
  • Develop and oversee a plan to ensure overall security of the organization’s technology and data systems. 



  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Ten years of experience with direct oversight of member management systems, web content management systems, data systems, infrastructure, and ancillary support systems.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing organization-wide data strategies aligned with an organization's mission and focused on user experience.
  • Experience working with budgets and outsourced vendors.
  • Knowledge and understanding of industry trends, current practices, new developments, and applicable technologies regarding the use of technology in associations.
  • Experience prioritizing, organizing, and tracking details, effectively managing deadlines and multiple priorities.
  • Accomplished problem solver with analytical skills.
  • Possess a high-level of professionalism and confidentiality while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient.
  • Some travel, non-traditional work hours, and weekend work required.


Salary commensurate with experience.  Compensation includes health benefits as well participation in 401(K) plan once eligibility requirements are met. Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@commongroundalliance.com.

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