Institutional Research and Analytics (IRA) seeks an experienced
and highly motivated individual to serve as Data Governance
Director. The Data Governance Director will work as a
techno-functional expert to establish and promote a newly approved
Academic Division data governance framework across defined
enterprise data domains. The Director will collaborate across
academic, administrative, and IT functions to support the
development and implementation of appropriate guidelines and
standards around data governance. The Data Governance Director will
develop and execute strategies to improve the quality and use of
data to support strategic decision-making, coordinate requests, and
recommend solutions involving data sharing or data integration
requests. The Director of Data Governance also will contribute to
IRA's efforts to enable use of University Business Intelligence
(UBI) reporting and analytics solutions to support stakeholders at
all levels of the University.
A unit reporting to the Office of the Provost, IRA conducts
institutional research and supports assessment at the University of
Virginia. IRA provides accurate data, reliable
information/reporting, and expert analysis, and guidance on use of
data in support of the University's teaching, research, and service
mission. IRA serves all members of the University's academic
community with support for planning, decision-making, policy
development, assessment, and compliance requirements. The Data
Governance Director will report directly to the Associate Provost
and Director of IRA.
The ideal applicant will have: experience collaborating with
diverse, cross functional teams; and/or implementing
enterprise-wide data governance programs in higher education; two
or more years of experience working in medium to large scale data
and project management; familiarity with change management
frameworks (i.e ProSCi); and experience crafting clear and
impactful communications for change and adoption including
authoring knowledge base articles or briefs.
Data Governance Oversight (85%)
Works collaboratively with functional and technical stakeholders
(data stewards, IT staff, data analysts, and data consumers) across
the Academic Division to develop, implement, and manage an
effective data governance program and foster a culture that strikes
the appropriate/necessary balance between enabling access to data
and information while complying with legal, ethical, and regulatory
guidelines. Contextualizes Academic Division data governance
objectives to broader institutional data analytics interests (e.g.,
- Provides strategic direction and planning for data governance
initiatives. Promotes and tracks adoption of data governance best
practices across the institution consistent with the tenets of the
Data Governance framework. Works with IRA Director to ensure
leadership decisions (EVP and Provost and EVP and COO) on issues
- Collaborates with other data-related programs, offices, or
projects to ensure consistent data and governance practices.
Elucidates how different approaches across organizations align with
institutional data governance requirements.
- Coordinates data governance activities with Data Stewards.
Assists and mentors Data Stewards and those in their organizations
supporting data governance objectives (e.g., data custodians) to
accomplish their responsibilities (e.g., functional requirements
gathering, identification of key data elements, curation of
metadata). Provides direction to assess the efficacy and resource
needs of data governance efforts. Identifies and executes
continuous improvement opportunities for Data Governance Program
- Works with key organizations (e.g., ITS) to develop, implement,
and evaluate the maturity and efficacy of data governance policies
and related procedures to achieve data consistency and data quality
to meet university needs and privacy standards.
- Plans and manages data governance projects; represents IRA on
institutional projects in support of Data Governance, where
- Product Owner and Administrator for centralized data governance
tools/systems which may include a data catalog, business glossary,
and other knowledge management tools; furthers institutional
digital transformation where applicable.
- Provides centralized communications for governance-led and
- Coordinates and facilitates the response to requests for data
by connecting requestor, data stewards, and IT resources as needed
to deliver solutions
- Leads and facilitates meetings of the Data Governance Council.
Proposes solutions to issues consistent with data governance
- Coordinates data literacy and awareness training and outreach
with institutional stakeholders as needed, in partnership with IRA
Reporting and Analytics Engagement (15%):
- Leverages UBI's reporting and analytics capabilities to respond
to institutional needs and external reporting requirements.
- Aligns UBI capabilities with data governance strategies.
- Collaborates with IRA colleagues to address reporting and
analytics requests to support institutional strategies and
- Bachelor's Degree and an additional ten years of relevant
- Demonstrated experience in direct stakeholder engagement,
management, and consultation within a large organization.
- 1-3 years' experience with implementation and management of
Data Governance tools (i.e., Collibra, Informatica (Axon and/or
EDC), Alation, Data Cookbook).
- Knowledge of industry leading data quality and data management
- Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.
This position is eligible for remote work flexibility.
Benefits Include: The choice between 3 different health plans;
vision and dental insurance; life insurance; benefits savings
accounts; starting with 22 days of paid time off a year in addition
to 12 or more paid holidays; 8 weeks of paid parental leave; short
term disability; up to $4,360 after your first year for combined
use of tuition toward a degree-seeking program or up to $2,000 for
professional development including classes, certification training,
and conferences; and more.
Please apply through Workday, and search for "R0022432".
Complete an application online and attach a CV/resume, cover
letter, and the names and contact information for three references.
Internal UVA applicants must apply through their UVA Workday
profile by searching "Find Jobs" in the top search bar, complete an
application and attach a CV/resume, cover letter, and the names and
contact information for three references.
This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The
University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to
employment. This position will also require an Education
Verification. (FSAKA). Questions on the position or application
process should be directed to Lauren Jackson, IT Recruiter at
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