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Sallie Mae Manager, Enterprise Data Governance in Newton, Massachusetts

When you join Sallie Mae, you become a champion for all students.

We’re on a mission to power confidence as students begin their unique journey. To help them plan their higher education, successfully finish, and prepare for life after school. To help them Start smart. Learn big.

Students need guidance navigating this important time in their life. They need someone who acknowledges that their education path is unique. They need a partner willing to evolve and not only meet but surpass their expectations. We’re changing. Because students need a better way.

We’re looking for people who are excited to drive this transformation. To break barriers and think of new ways to adapt, help, and create better experiences for students—and for each other.

This is where diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives matter. It’s where you’re empowered to bring your authentic self to work.

Feeling your best allows you to do your best. Our benefits take care of the whole you—from physical and mental to financial and professional. You’ll get opportunities to further your education and career, support for you and your family (including your pets!), paid time off to volunteer for the things that matter to you, and more.

We’re obsessed with impact and making a real difference. For us, that means putting relationships first, asking “why not?” when tackling challenges, and continuously learning new skills.

Come do more than join something, change something. For students, for future generations, for the future of education.

What You'll Contribute

Sallie Mae has an opportunity to support and help further build out the Enterprise Data Governance (EDG) function across the organization. This role will work closely with the EDG team to support strategy, execution, and maintenance of the function. This role will help in development and implement Enterprise Data Governance, Data Quality, and Data Management principles based on the Three Lines of Defense model, supporting the creation and promotion of policies, processes, and standards to ensure coordination, standardization, and alignment of business unit Data Governance, Quality and Management activities with Enterprise Data Risk Management objectives.

What You'll Do

  • Manage tasks related to strategic deployment of Enterprise Data Governance

  • Manages rollout tasks related to the implementation of the EDG roadmap

  • Oversees multiple work streams related to EDG

  • Provides project management and document management of artifacts related to EDG

  • Owns the development and refinement of policies, procedures, and desktop approaches for EDG

  • Supports the EDG leadership in the creation of all Executive Management reporting/presentations linked with the EDG organization and its scope of responsibilities

  • Coordinate directly with data owners and data stewards across the enterprise

  • Serves as the Critical Reporting Administrator in overseeing the evaluation of new/changed critical reporting provided to the Board and/or regulators

  • Maintains ongoing interactions with key technology and business stakeholders

  • Monitors projects and strategic initiatives for data impacts and opportunities

  • Supports the EDG leadership team in the creation and dissemination of key EDG strategies

  • Provides feedback, guidance, and support to enterprise contacts relating to data-driven efforts

  • Provide thought leadership on data-related matters

  • Researches industry trends and key market information for continuous program improvement

  • Understands tools and technologies linked with data movement, storage, reporting, and analytics

  • Engages and supports the risk, compliance, and audit organizations to understand data opportunities and challenges impacting their organizations

  • Support the maturation and evolution of EDG at Sallie Mae

  • Seeks to improve the knowledge, skills, and productivity of the EDG organization

  • Works to ensure the EDG organization adds value to the broader Sallie Mae

The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job; it is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in this role.

What You Have

Minimum Education, Skills and Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience

  • 6+ years of professional business experience with a progressive track record of accomplishments in data related fields, such as Enterprise Data Governance, Information Governance, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Quality, or Data Management

  • Ability to work with Business Process Owners on Process Decomposition / Business Rule Identification / Data quality analysis

  • Understanding of core concepts involved in data (data quality, usage) and ability to understand how these concepts impact SLM and our business

  • Basis of understanding around overall Data Governance principles

  • Strong project management and coordination skills with proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and manage multiple projects

  • Understanding of Student Loans / overall Loan and collection lifecycles (e.g., the business)

  • Knowledge of the tools landscape within Enterprise Data Governance (Metadata, data discovery, master data, quality) and potentially experience implementation one of them

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Sallie Mae is proud to be an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, gender identity, disability, Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Click here ( to view the U.S. Pay Transparency Policy.

Reasonable accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please call (855) 756-2007 and choose option 9. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

Sallie Mae is proud to be an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, gender identity, disability, Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click https://https/ https://https/ Click https://https/ to view the U.S. Pay Transparency Policy.