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Data Governance Manager

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Job Duties

  • Reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Planning, works closely with senior administration and staff to set data priorities.
  • Forges shared agreements across schools and units on the definition, documentation, and appropriate use of Emory University data assets and works to ensure that Emory University stakeholders know where to find data, what the data represent, and understand how the data should be used.
  • Works with units across campus to tailor the data governance program to local needs while supporting university-wide organizational structures, policies, and processes.
  • Manages institutional data initiatives and processes, particularly those in support of institutional data quality, with analytics and IT professionals across a variety of university offices and divisions including data warehouse, business intelligence, and analytics teams.
  • Maintains the data stewardship structure at the university, including defining roles and providing support to data stewards.
  • Priorities for the data governance program are established in high-level university governance bodies, from which the Data Governance Manager takes direction.
  • Oversees the university's data governance program to ensure the integrity and usefulness of university data assets by supporting their consistent definition, documentation, and appropriate use.
  • Manages and directs the development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of data governance initiatives.
  • Maintains the data stewardship structure at the university, including defining roles and providing support to data stewards.
  • Provides data governance training and support to Data Trustees, Data Stewards, Data Custodians, and Users.
  • Monitors trends and developments in the field of data governance and recommends strategic directions and priorities to Emory leadership.
  • Acts as the subject matter expert for the university regarding the interpretation, implementation and compliance with data governance policies and regulations.
  • Formulates and proposes policies to the university governance bodies.
  • Produces documentation, instructions, usage agreements and other guidance documents.
  • Represents the data governance program to university stakeholders, including schools and administrative units.
  • Represents Emory University in consortia with peer universities and through data governance professional organizations.
  • Manages working groups appointed by the Data Advisory Committee or other administrative entities to achieve articulated priorities.
  • Supervises data governance staff.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Job Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in information systems, analytics, or related field and four years of systems support, data governance or related experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data governance concepts, techniques, processes, and applications.
  • Knowledge of and experience with data architecture, business intelligence, and analytics.
  • Knowledge of higher education institutions and experience with enterprise data in a university context.
  • Excellent diplomacy, facilitation, and communication skills to work effectively across our highly decentralized institution.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team, to be flexible and adapt to different stakeholder needs and organizational cultures.

Institution Description

Recognized as one of the world's great institutions of higher learning, a deep tradition of academic innovation thrives here. Our faculty and staff all work together to support the university's mission: to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a career at Emory:

  • Commitment to Excellence: No matter what your position, you will be working alongside Emory community members who value creativity and innovation and strive for excellence in their work.
  • Sustainability: Ranked among the top 10 "greenest universities" in the country, Emory is committed to helping restore the global ecosystem, fostering healthy living, and reducing the university's impact on the local environment.
  • Arts and Culture: Each year, Emory hosts over 300 events in the performing, visual, and literary arts featuring internationally acclaimed artists.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Dedicated to building and maintaining community and diversity across campus, Emory’s faculty, staff and students collaborate on a variety of programs to facilitate access, enhance equity and broaden inclusion.
  • Learning, Development & Growth: From award-winning internal training programs to opportunities through tuition reimbursement or the courtesy scholarship, there are ample opportunities to continue your personal growth.
  • Health and Well-being: Committed to helping our faculty, staff and students to be their healthiest, Emory offers an abundance of wellness programs including onsite athletic facilities, wellness challenges, walking groups, workshops, and much more.
  • Beautiful Setting: Set on 600 beautiful acres, Emory’s main campus has received national awards for its beauty including recognition as one of the top ten "most amazing college campuses" from
  • Exceptional Benefits: From a generous retirement contribution to benefits that support your family's health, well-being and education, Emory's benefits programs are one of the great rewards of working here.
  • WorkLife: Emory has been recognized nationally for its robust work-life programs which offer resources for child-care, adult care, workplace flexibility and financial education.

Application Due Date: 2023-05-31
Job Start Date: 2023-06-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Atlanta
State/Province/Region: GA
Institution: Emory University
Reports To: Vice Provost of Academic Planning
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Academic Planning

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