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Data Officer (Data Governance and Quality)

Requisition #: 291264
Location: Johns Hopkins Health Care, Hanover, MD 21076
Category: Non-Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Nov. 5, 2020

Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) is the managed care and health services business of Johns Hopkins Medicine, one of the premier health delivery, academic, and research institutions in the United States. JHHC is a $2.5B business serving over 400,000 lives with lines of business in Medicaid, Medicare, commercial, military health, health solutions, and venture investments. JHHC has become a leader in provider-sponsored health plans and is poised for future growth.

Many organizations talk about transforming the future of healthcare, Johns Hopkins HealthCare is actually doing it. We develop innovative, analytics-driven health programs in collaboration with provider partners to drive improved quality and better health outcomes for the members and communities we serve. If you are interested in improving how healthcare is delivered, join the JHHC team.

Position Summary:

The Data Officer will lead the business Data Governance efforts 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 Data Officer serves as a point of escalation for governance, data quality and protection/privacy issues. They 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 department.

The incumbent is also responsible for defining, developing and implementing data and analytic strategy, coordinating data initiatives and leading data initiatives.


  1. Education:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Sciences, Quantitative Social Sciences or other quantitative filed is required. An advanced degree in quantitative/data sciences or MBA is preferred. Masters in Computer Science, MIS, or Information Management preferred.

B. Knowledge:

Strong facilitation and project management oversight skills

Knowledge of industry leading data quality and data governance management practices

Knowledge of data governance practices, business and technology issues related to management of enterprise information assets and approaches related to data protection

Knowledge of data related government regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues

Working knowledge of the legal and ethical dimensions of data access, sharing, and disclosure in the healthcare sector.

Demonstrated consulting skills, with change management concepts and strategies, including communication, culture change and performance measurement system design

Knowledge of data architecture and data related technology solutions

Internally and externally recognized subject matter expert that influence the way things are done

C. Skills:

Strong administrative, organizational and leadership skills, including competence in strategic direction setting, planning, problem solving, project management, and staff management.

D. Required Licensure, Certification, Etc.:


E. Work Experience:

Minimum of 10 years of experience in a data management with a health care organization, with at least 5 years of experience deploying enterprise-wide data governance programs.

Must have developed and managed an Enterprise Data Strategy and roadmaps that reflect enterprise strategic priorities, marketplace needs, value added vendor partnerships and alliance opportunities.

Prior experience with implementation of Data Governance and Data Quality Programs

Previous experience with preparation of business cases for large technical projects

Must have familiarity with data modelling and visualization techniques.

F. Machines, Tools, Equipment:

General personal computer and applications; standard office equipment


A. Budget Responsibility:

Responsible for development and management of department budget, as well as managing resources within the budget limits.

B. Authority/Decision Making Level:

Develops and manages enterprise strategy for data management.

C. Supervisory Responsibility:


Problem Solving:

Executive ownership and implementation of data, reporting, and analytics capability/solution implementations and enterprise rollout and adoption of information assets.

Information Management:

Reads and understands software documentation, managed care manuals, regulatory publications, and internal reports. Keeps current with best practices and shares knowledge with management team. Applies critical thinking skills to solve both tactical and strategic problems.

Working Conditions:

Works in a normal office environment. Requires ability to sit for extended periods. Work requires attention to detail and accuracy.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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