Data Stewardship Program Mgr

Posting Number


Classification Title

Program Manager III

Internal Title

Data Stewardship Program Mgr



Work County



Division of Information Technology


DOIT Instructional Services



Advertised Minimum Salary


Advertised Salary Range


Location of Vacancy

Part/Full Time

Full Time

Hours per Week


Work Schedule

The standard hours the employee is expected to work per week. For example, if the employee works 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch, the hours per week is 37.50.

Type of Staff Position

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)


12 months

Job Search Category

Information Technology

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at

Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

South Carolina Retirement


State Insurance Programs


Annual Leave


Sick Leave


Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Drives the development, implementation, and operation of an effective Data Stewardship Program, to ensure diligence and proper care of University Data. Provides leadership, planning, and recommended procedures that uphold federal and state regulation and standards, best data governance practices, and compliance with university policies UNIV 1.51 and UNIV 1.52. Develops and manages training of designated Data Stewards in conjunction with partner offices, including information security and privacy. Guides data users in seeking appropriate permissions to access data and guides Data Stewards in their consideration of data access requests. Reports to the Chief Data Officer and has responsibility across the UofSC System.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Master’s degree in business related field and 8 years related program management experience, or bachelor’s degree and 10 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Technical and functional expertise in the purposes, goals, and practices of data stewardship.

5 years prior experience working with Data Stewards and data managers in the design, support, administration and use of University Data.

Keen understanding of the lines of business that comprise a complex organization/institution of higher education.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships through communication with peers, high level administrators, vendors, technical personnel, and functional personnel.


Knowledge of the principles and techniques of planning programs and work activities in a functional/operational higher education environment, including information technology. Ability to plan and manage implementation of short and long-range activities and objectives. Ability to plan, organize, facilitate, and coordinate the work of peers and colleagues. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with technical staff, functional staff, management, vendors and others. Knowledge of the needs and priorities of the agency. Experience setting and executing priorities.

Position Attributes

Employees in Safety-Sensitive or Security-Sensitive positions will be subject to pre-employment and post-employment drug testing in accordance with University policy HR 1.95 Drug and Alcohol Testing.

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive


Hazardous weather category


Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies


Desired Start Date


If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date

Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by March 2, 2020.

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EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


Do you have at least a Master’s degree in business related field and 8 years related program management experience, or bachelor’s degree and 10 years related experience?




Describe in your own words the purposes, concepts, and practice of data governance; please address briefly the roles and responsibilities of Data Stewards in a broader data governance program (300-500 words).

(Open Ended Question)


Describe your professional experience working with persons responsible for the care and proper use of data; the University of South Carolina designates such persons as Data Stewards (200-300 words).

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Cover Letter

Letter of Recommendation 1


List of References and Contact Information