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Job Posting: Job Posting: Senior Director, Data Governance



Company Name: The College Board
Position Title: Senior Director, Data Governance
Location: Reston, Virginia, United States, 20190
The College Board is seeking a Senior Director for Data Governance to drive the organization’s data governance strategy, planning and execution. Data is a vital asset at the College Board that underpins all of the services that challenge all students to own their future. The Senior Director will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the College Board’s Data Governance Office (DGO), which has responsibility for data policy and standards, data quality, MDM standards and practices, and data stewardship across the organization.

The Senior Director will partner closely with the Executive Director of Data Management, providing leadership to the DGO, which consists of a 3-5 person team including data quality architecture, information analysts, and project management. The DGO manages all data governance functions and bodies for the College Board, including the Data Governance Council, the Data Stewardship Forum, and a Data Policy Committee. The incumbent will direct the day-to-day operations of the team, oversee the intake and prioritization of data governance issues, lead impact analyses for large data changes, set the proactive agenda for managing policy and quality initiatives, work across teams to support MDM strategy, and lead a number of more specific hands-on activities.

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Sears’ Milt Haynes oversees knowledge management



This former national BDPA president graduated with U.S. President Barack Obama. Now he’s a knowledge manager at Sears, and runs a global group for blacks in technology


I graduated from Columbia University in 1983, the same year and in the same class as President Obama,” notes Milt Haynes, “but he took a slightly different path than me.”





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