Multnomah County

IT Data Governance Program Manager

Job description

Are you looking for a new challenge in the new year, a position where you can make a positive impact in your community and achieve greater work-life balance? Are you a strategic thinker with experience in data governance and a strong understanding of how the use of data impacts racial equity?

Multnomah County is currently looking for an IT Data Governance Program Manager to lead the county in improving the use of data for decision making across the organization, with a strong focus on increasing our capacity to use data to address systemic racism. We are looking for someone with a deep understanding of the intersection between data and race to ensure that equality and inclusion are embedded in the county’s data governance program.  
In this mission-critical role, you will focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to an enterprise data governance framework for data policies, standards and practices across the county to achieve the level of consistency, quality and protection required to meet organizational needs. The county provides a wide range of services that use a variety of data systems, so the program must be flexible enough to meet the needs of diverse departmental service models. Your responsibilities will span all aspects of data governance, from program strategy, development and implementation to training and education.  

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE has a strong track record of implementing and managing a data governance program or programs; creating and maintaining data policies in alignment with business processes; and applying data governance frameworks and enterprise data architecture across an organization. We are seeking a strong leader with excellent problem-solving, relationship-building and communication skills, and the proven ability to work with a diverse group of business and domain owners to drive adoption of data governance policies, negotiate roadmaps, and adhere to a design-led approach to unifying data collection, sharing and use. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong understanding of multi-domain, multi-platform landscapes and the importance of data governance across them; experience creating and maintaining data policies in alignment with data-related business processes; experience implementing a data catalog and/or data lineage; and the ability to successfully resolve complex and sometimes ambiguous issues.

Multnomah County offers an exceptional benefits package, including employer-funded retirement savings; health and dental insurance at very low cost to full-time employees and their dependents; paid parental leave; wellness programs; a focus on work-life balance; and much more. Find more details on our website (

Find the complete job announcement and apply online ( The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Multnomah County

Providing Mult. Co. residents with health and government services.