System Director, Data Governance

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Information Technology
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Work Schedule
8 Hour
-Remote Opportunity


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


CommonSpirit Health is seeking a System Director for Data Governance who will lead and manage all organization-wide data governance activities and will have responsibility for improving the quality and managing the protection of sensitive data and information assets. The position will focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to an enterprise data governance framework for data policies, standards and practices, both at the department and Business and Functional areas level, to achieve the required level of consistency, quality and protection to meet overall business needs.



The Director for Data Governance serves as a point of escalation for governance, data quality and protection issues and will work closely with Business and Functional area leadership to improve the quality and value of core data assets, respond to regulatory protection requirements as well as support the strategic requirements of the enterprise. Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Establish and govern an enterprise data governance implementation roadmap including strategic priorities for development of information-based capabilities
  • Roll out an enterprise wide data governance framework, with a focus on business metadata management, improvement of data quality and the protection of sensitive data through modifications to organization behavior policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes, related tools and data architecture
  • Define the strategic direction of key data stewardship capabilities and drive the implementation and evolution of these capabilities
  • Define roles and responsibilities related to data governance and ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the company’s principal information assets
  • Serve as a liaison between Business and Functional areas and technology to ensure that data related business requirements for protecting sensitive data are clearly defined, communicated and well understood and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning
  • Develop & maintain inventory of the enterprise information maps, including authoritative systems, owners
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of data quality standards, data protection standards and adoption requirements across the enterprise
  • Define indicators of performance and quality metrics and ensure compliance with data related policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption requirements
  • Lead teams, comprising resources from the Business and Functional areas and IT business and operations functions, to achieve their objectives; resolve issues escalated from Business and Functional areas data governance representatives
  • Provide regular progress reports to senior management and oversee periodic updates to the Department Data Governance Roadmap
  • Coordinate external data sources to eliminate redundancy and streamline the expense related to those services
  • Identify new business opportunities pertaining to the use of information assets to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in the marketplace / represent data as a strategic business asset at the Senior Management table

Benefits Include: Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Holidays, Retirement Program, Disability Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Discount Programs, Life Insurance Plans, Worker Compensation, Dress for Your Day Policy, Voluntary Benefits.


Compensation Range:  $59.53 to $77.39, hourly rates, annualized.


Position is eligible for incentive pay based on company performance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or Information management with relevant business skills. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Leadership experience in managing cross-functional and distributed teams, influencing senior level management and key stakeholders
  • 15 years of Information technology experience
  • 10 years of Experience working in data analytics or application architecture
  • 5+ years of experience working in manager or principal role in data architecture
  • Hands-on with at least one cloud architecture (e.g. AWS)


  • Knowledge of industry leading data quality and data protection management practices and tools (e.g. Collibra, Talend, Informatica, etc.)
  • Deep understanding of data management practices such as data governance, master and reference data management, metadata management, data architecture and data quality management
  • Knowledge of data related government regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues, specifically in healthcare
  • Demonstrated consulting skills, with change management concepts and strategies, including communication, culture change and performance measurement system design
  • Knowledge of risk data architecture and technology solutions
  • Internally and externally recognized subject matter expert that influences the way things are done


  • Technology skills – Metadata management, Open Source, API/Web Technologies, Analytic Tools
  • IT/Data Center Operations for large data lakes
  • Project / Program management methodologies
  • Budget management



  • System wide (enterprise wide) thinking and approach to leadership
  • Conceptualizing business objectives / needs as IT strategies and roadmap
  • Think out of box with focus on security (DO NO HARM)
  • Ability to clearly articulate and document standards and procedures.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Customer focused with Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong people management skills with ability to develop people, skills in coaching, mentoring and teaching on the job
  • Effectiveness in building trust, respect and cooperation among teams


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