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Data Governance Director

Data Governance Director

Location *** Remote – USA

Job Level Senior

Time Type Full time

The protection of your personal data is important to Chemonics. Please review the Chemonics Data Privacy Policy. And, if you are located in the UK, please read our EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process your personal data.

Chemonics International is seeking a Data Governance Director within the Global Technology Infrastructure Division to join our team. As the Data Governance Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of data governance strategies and policies across the global organization. You will work closely with various teams and departments to ensure that data is managed effectively and in compliance with industry regulations and best practices. This is a leadership role that requires exceptional analytical skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels. Data Governance at Chemonics is defined as the practice of organizing and implementing policies, procedures and standards for the effective use and protection of an organization’s information assets.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Develop and implement data governance strategy, frameworks, policies, and procedures to ensure the proper management, quality, and security of data across the organization which operates in 80+ countries
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and enforce data governance standards and practices, including data classification, data privacy, data quality, and data lifecycle management
  • Establish data governance processes, guidelines, and controls to ensure compliance with relevant regulations, such as GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and other data protection laws
  • Lead the design and implementation of data governance tools, technologies, and systems to enhance data governance capabilities and streamline data management processes
  • Provide guidance and support to business units in identifying and resolving data governance issues, including data cleansing and data quality issues
  • Develop and enforce data stewardship processes and guidelines to ensure data quality throughout the organization
  • Conduct data risk assessments and develop risk mitigation strategies to protect sensitive and confidential information
  • Collaborate with IT and security teams to ensure data security measures, including access controls, encryption, and data masking, are in place and aligned with organizational standards
  • Define and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics related to data governance and provide regular reports on the effectiveness of data governance initiatives
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies related to data governance and make recommendations for continuous improvement and innovation
  • Manage direct and indirect reports that are contributing to Data Governance
  • Lead hands-on involvement in the implementation and management of data governance initiatives while maintaining a strategic focus on developing long-term data governance strategies
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred
  • 8 to 10 years of experience in data governance, data management, or a related field, with at least 3 years in a leadership role
  • Strong knowledge of data governance principles, frameworks, and best practices
  • Strong knowledge of data protection regulations, such as GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and other relevant data privacy laws
  • Experience in designing and implementing data governance frameworks, policies, and procedures in a complex organizational environment
  • Proficient in data management technologies, tools, and systems, such as data catalogs, data quality tools, metadata management, and data lineage (Azure Purview preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in managing data governance projects, including planning, execution, and monitoring
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex data-related issues and develop practical solutions
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Proven leadership and team management abilities, with a track record of building and leading high-performing teams
  • Experience in the Federal Government Contracting industry and knowledge of CMMC preferred
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Cloud data governance tools preferred
  • Ability to succeed in an international organization
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds

Physical Requirements:

  • Regular attendance and availability during normal Chemonics US headquarters business hours are required (9am-5:30PM ET)
  • Ability to work in a normal office environment

Work Conditions:

  • Ability to travel to Chemonics Headquarters in Washington D.C. 3-4 weeks a year

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision
Chemonics will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by Chemonics, or (c) consistent with Chemonics legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

The Salary Range for this position is expected to be: $119,280 – $149,100.

An employee’s pay position will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, performance, shift, travel requirements, and business or organizational needs.
We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, ESOP, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible to US based employees. Please visit https://chemonics.com/life-at-chemonics/our-benefits/ to find out more about the benefits this position is el