Head of Data Governance

Job Posting Number: 22826

Information Technology
New York, NY
June 4, 2018
Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

The MSK Enterprise Data Group has an exciting new opportunity for Data Governance Program Manager to lead the formation and execution of the MSK enterprise wide Data Governance Program, framework and policies. You will be responsible for advancing all Data Governance related activities at MSK, including the roll out of the data quality management, master data management, metadata management, and related programs. You will also promote and instill the principle of managing data as a strategic enterprise asset in support of MSK’s mission to control and cure cancer.

You Will:

Develop processes and procedures in support of the MSK Data Governance Program workstreams in conjunction with existing MSK policies and procedures.

Build a Data Governance Office team and manage direct reports.

Represent Data Governance in related operational meetings

Prepare council meeting agendas/minutes, including program updates, proposed policies and guidelines, and topics captured from the data governance community that require partner concern.

Publish program operations, content, roadmaps, status, and issues.

Facilitate Data Domains, Data Quality, Metadata, Master Data, Policy, and Analytics Competency workgroups.

Provide operational support and user training for the Data Governance technology and processes

Publish program goals, content, and progress to the Data Governance community and the enterprise through a variety of communication channels.

Collaborate with external organizations to mature the program.

Conduct recurring one-on-one meetings with Data Governance Council members and information owners

Coordinate and facilitate stewardship activities.

Monitor and measure the stewardship performance metrics.

Offer steward certifications and performance recognition.

Identify and participate in speaking, award, and publication opportunities

Use knowledge and expertise to identify improvements through reducing data redundancy and appropriate data reuse

You Are:

Capable of building strong relationships at every level of the organization

An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communication strategies based on that understanding

Able to work effectively in an environment that contains complex, sometimes contradictory information

Able to think conceptually and analytically with strong problem solving and decision-making skills

Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances

Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals

Adept at building partnerships and working reciprocally with others to meet shared objectives and goals

Resilient in recovering from setbacks and skilled at finding detours around obstacles

Demonstrated process improvement, workflow, benchmarking and / or evaluation of business processes

Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situations

Able to develop various documentation such as functional requirements, data quality rules, policy definitions

Able to compare technologies and make recommendations to senior members of the team.

Have a good understanding of information management practices

You have:

A Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree preferred

5+ years of Healthcare experience

2+ years of Data Governance experience

5+ years of experience documenting processes and procedures


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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