University's IR&DS's team is hiring for a Data Governance
Manager! They are seeking a candidate who is an expert in change
management, creating buy in, and has the ability to build a
framework with lasting relationships across the Stanford campus.
You will have the opportunity to implement and develop a university
wide data governance program with this exciting
Another Source’s client, Stanford
University, is recruiting a Data Governance
join their IR&DS team in Palo
Here’s a little about Stanford
University’s Institutional Research & Decision
Support team and the position
they are recruiting for:
Institutional Research & Decision
Support is the first-choice provider of timely, high-quality,
accessible management information and analysis for informed
decision-making at Stanford. IR&DS accesses, utilizes,
analyzes, and reports on data from all of the major administrative
systems at Stanford, including student, faculty, course, research,
and financial data. IR&DS performs and facilitates complex
analyses for both departments and central offices, including
collaborating with other universities to provide comparative data,
and proactively publishing management
more about IR&DS: https://irds.stanford.edu/about
are seeking a candidate who is an expert in change
management, creating buy
in, and has the ability to build a
framework with lasting relationships across the
Stanford campus. You will have the opportunity to implement and
develop a university wide data governance
program. The Data Governance Manager reports to
the Associate Vice Provost and Director, Institutional Research and
Decision Support. Priorities for the data governance program are
established in high- level university governance bodies, from which
the DGM takes direction.
Data Governance Manager (DGM) will focus
on facilitating and
socializing a university-wide
data governance program in
consultation with university governance
bodies. The data
governance program scope covers Stanford administrative data,
including financial, human resources, student records, and other
data used in administrative applications (data collected as part of
Stanford’s research mission are outside of the scope of the data
Data Governance Manager works to bring people across the university
together around the shared purpose of leveraging our data to
achieve Stanford’s mission. The Data Governance Manager needs
excellent diplomacy, facilitation and communication skills to work
effectively across our highly decentralized institution. This
position works with organizations across campus to tailor the data
governance program to local needs while supporting university-wide
structures, policies, and processes. The Data Governance
ideally have a background
in data analysis, reporting, and enterprise systems to effectively
partner with technical colleagues.
role has university-wide reach and impact and offers the
opportunity to build connections across schools and business units.
The purpose of the role is to forge shared agreements across
schools and units on the definition, documentation, and appropriate
use of Stanford data assets. As all parts of the university become
increasingly data-informed, the Data Governance Manager works to
ensure that Stanford stakeholders know what data mean, know where
to find data, and know how data should be
Data Governance Manager leads strategic
planning and analysis for the university’s data governance program.
The data governance program ensures the integrity and usefulness of
university data assets by supporting their consistent definition,
documentation, and appropriate use. The DGM manages and directs the
development, implementation, administration and evaluation of data
governance initiatives through the
- Monitors trends and developments in
the field of data governance and recommends strategic directions
and priorities to Stanford leadership.
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
- Recommends actions and solves complex
issues that span organizational
- Represents the program to university
stakeholders, including schools and administrative units.
Represents Stanford in consortia with peer universities and through
data governance professional
- Creates and manages an outreach
strategy that includes relationship development, communications,
working groups appointed by the Data Governance Board to
- Maintains the data stewardship
structure at the university, including defining roles and providing
support to campus stewards.
- Resources and support to data
stewardship groups across the
- Serves as the business owner of the
university-wide data governance application
(the Collibra Data
Governance Center), providing
training and support to campus users.
oversee or supervise
staff in the development and implementation of
Bachelor’s degree and ten years of
relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant
Knowledge, Skills and
- Demonstrated knowledge of data
governance concepts, techniques, processes and applications.
Knowledge and experience of data architecture, business
intelligence, and analytics.
- Knowledge of higher education
institutions and experience with enterprise data in a university
- Demonstrated leadership skills and
ability to influence and motivate constituencies which span
multiple organizational boundaries.
- Demonstrated excellent planning,
organizational and analytical skills.
- Demonstrated ability to make sound
business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and
- Demonstrated ability to manage
financial, organizational and staff
- Excellent interpersonal and
communications skills with the ability to cultivate professional
and business partnerships.
- Excellent writing skills and abilities
to communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences. Strong project
planning and management skills.
- Experience in or knowledge of business
process improvement methodology.
- Ability to act independently and as
part of a team. A willingness to be flexible and adapt to different
stakeholder needs and organizational
* Consistent with its
obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable
accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires
accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her
Stanford is for You:
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transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has
revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting
this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek
talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and
unique perks empower you with:
- Freedom to grow. We offer career
development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course.
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healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of
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We also provide excellent health care
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employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran
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