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Associate Director, Data Literacy & Training

Requisition #: 42080

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: New York, NY; McLean, VA

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Data Literacy & Training to join our Digital Nexus technology organization.


  • Support the development of a minimum requirements baseline for what it means to be literate in data and analytics firm-wide, and at each professional level
  • Partner with KPMG's service lines and “KPMG Business School” to establish, launch, and maintain a competency model for continuously assessing D&A proficiency levels
  • Develop and implement a multi-year strategy and roadmap for the roll-out of critical D&A capabilities and competencies across the firm
  • Build and deploy training programs aligned with business data vision and mission; develop a metrics and measurement strategy and approach for evaluating the success of D&A literacy programs and initiatives; coach and mentor firm resources on data handling, prepare, augment and enhance in-house training content; organize or deliver in-person or live-online training classes including MSOs
  • Manage a portfolio of initiatives focused on raising the general level of data and analytics literacy which includes timeline and plan development, task management, noting key dependencies, making trade-offs and identifying the right people to involve at the right time as well as being the subject matter professional when needed; be a coordination point for engaging 3rd parties (e.g., NGOs) that might be involved in our Literacy programs by supplying D&A problems to solve
  • Continually look for new ways to analyze data and follow threads to discover actionable opportunities to increase efficiencies and improve the customer experience; present actionable findings and recommendations to stakeholders, partner with product, engineering, operations stakeholders and trainers to implement projects and measure results


  • Minimum eight years of experience building & managing a federated data services training program, and overseeing the data education initiative
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Experience directly relevant to Data Literacy; understand the complexity of a matrixed professional services firm / partnership
  • Ability to build & manage an effective hands-on data education program; demonstrated critical thinking skills with the ability to develop this skill in trainees using appropriate training techniques; as well as experience benchmarking resource improvement programs
  • Fluent in common data related business and technology practices; firm understanding of Data and Analytical trends and applied knowledge; understanding of Data Management, Data Governance, and Analytics background a plus
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, collaboration, analytical and presentation skills to lead an environment driven by customer service and team work; able to set goals and participate in strategic initiatives for a team; and foster the development of high performance teams and interface with all levels of the organization

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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