1. Full-time
  2. Analytics & Insights
  3. Adtalem Global Education
  4. Chicago

Director, Data Science- Artificial Intelligence


  1. Full-time
  2. Analytics & Insights
  3. Adtalem Global Education


Job description

Company Description

At Adtalem, we are working together to positively impact the education and healthcare landscapes for the better. We do this by leveraging the collective strength of our institutions to address social disparities and cultivate an environment that supports the overall well-being and prosperity of communities and the world around us. We are bridging the gap between equitable access to high-quality education and systemic change in healthcare. Our talented team members are delivering on our promise to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community.

Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE) is a national leader in post-secondary education and leading provider of professional talent to the healthcare industry. With a dedicated focus on driving strong outcomes that increase workforce preparedness, Adtalem empowers a diverse learner population to achieve their goals and make inspiring contributions to their communities.

Adtalem is the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Walden University.

Visit Adtalem.com for more information, and follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Adtalem believes in a culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation, which thrives when we can work flexibly. Depending on your location, this role may be hybrid or remote.

  • HYBRID – If you reside within 50 miles of Adtalem offices in Chicago, IL, Addison, IL, Columbia, MD, Minneapolis, MN, and Miramar, FL this role is hybrid, requiring office presence three days a week (Tue, Wed, Thu), with the rest of the workweek spent working from home.


Job Description

The Director, Data Science (AI) plays a key role in building and maintaining advanced analytic models, supporting Adtalem Global Education's institutions and Home Office in subjects related to admissions, retention, and financial outcomes; he/she will work closely with senior leadership to understand their needs and assess how they can be met through specific analyses. This role reports to the Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development and is a part of the Strategy and Business Development group. This individual will manage one (1) to two (2) directs reports and, on occasion, external vendors. 

  • Builds and leads a high-performing team of experts in applications of AI for use by various internal and external constituents, including students and faculty, to improve constituent satisfaction and performance.
  • Helps set governance standards, policies, and procedures for secure and ethical use of AI throughout the company.
  • Collaborates with other analytical leaders to fulfill the strategic direction of the business through data and information exploration, research of emerging AI technologies or analytical techniques, and execution of assignments.
  • Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.
  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.
  • Oversees and carries out the exploration of promising new technologies, analytical methods, and data sources (internal & external) that have potential to contribute to the enterprise.
  • Partners with enterprise analytical and IT teams to build core capabilities and processes.
  • Identifies additional resource needs ranging from IT investments, 3rd party support, or additional analysts and developers.
  • Understands the business direction, environment, and strategies to identify and recommend and is able to plan a long-term roadmap of solutions that influence decision makers and inspire change.
  • Uses large and complex data sets from large amounts of structured and unstructured data (internal and external) to enable analytical solutions.


  • Eight (8) years of experience in predictive modeling, large data analysis and data or computer science.
  • Three (3) years of direct management experience, preferably including with software/app development teams.
  • Extensive and recent experience in NLP and the design, development, evaluation, customization, application of LLM’s and multi-modal AI. Experience with a broad range of use cases and audiences for analytic and generative AI is preferred.
  • Expert in front-end language (JavaScript, CSS) and at least one compiled language (e.g., Java, C) and one dynamic scripting language (e.g., Python).
  • Experience in UI/UX design.
  • Strong track record of communicating results, insights, ideas, and technical solutions to Senior Executive Management (or equivalent) and to audiences with limited understanding of technical concepts in AI/ML.
  • Experience in data mining and wrangling and statistical analysis.
  • Excellent pattern recognition and predictive modeling skills.
  • Knowledge and application of data science principles and experience with data science methodologies.
  • Experience with the following statistical and predictive modeling approaches: Gaussian Process; Markov Models; Hierarchical Clustering; K-Means; Linear Regression; Logistic Regression; Monte Carlo Simulation; Neural Networks.
  • Deep technical skills, consulting experience, and business savvy to work with all levels and disciplines within our customers' organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge in model performance evaluation techniques, metrics, and validations strategies (nested-cross-validation, etc.).
  • Expert in data visualization principles, techniques, and tools.
  • Expert in communicating concepts, proposals, ideas and results to key decision makers.
  • Expert in model testing, validation, and CI/CD techniques.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Google Cloud Platform.
  • Not be afraid of hard work and doing things smarter, taking initiative and providing leadership.
  • Experience with Vertex AI ML Ops platform or similar.
  • Experience with systems in the Education Space.
  • Experience in experimental design.
  • Experience in project and vendor management.
  • Experience with Agile methods and Azure DevOps software or similar.

Additional Information

In support of the pay transparency laws enacted across the country, the expected salary range for this position is between $97,253.99 and $175,761.85. Actual pay will be adjusted based on job-related factors permitted by law, such as experience and training; geographic location; licensure and certifications; market factors; departmental budgets; and responsibility. Our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements. The position qualifies for the below benefits.

Adtalem offers a robust suite of benefits including:


  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • 401k Retirement Program + 6% employer match
  • Participation in Adtalem’s Flexible Time Off (FTO) Policy
  • 12 Paid Holidays

    For more information related to our benefits please visit: https://careers.adtalem.com/benefits.

    You are also eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.



Equal Opportunity – Minority / Female / Disability / V / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


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