Advia Credit Union

Data Governance Administrator

2 months agoKalamazoo, MI

Employment Type: Full-Time, Hybrid #LI-HYBRID

This Data Governance Administrator position starts at $27.69 per hour with an annual award opportunity based off individual and credit union performance.. We also offer the following benefits for all employees: 401k, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Paid Volunteer Hours, and an Advia Sponsored Wellness Program.

What you should know about the role

The Data Governance Administrator implements, tests, maintains, monitors and reports on protecting the credit union's data assets. They collaborate with multiple departments throughout the organization to ensure data compliance, by implementing and administering the data governance program. This is accomplished by providing outstanding service to both internal and external members as defined by living and demonstrating the core values of the credit union; Act with Integrity, Drive Progress, Build & Strengthen Relationships and Keep People at the Core.

What you should know about Advia

Advia is a fast-growing Credit Union that is positioned in the top 3% of credit unions across the United States. We serve over 198,000 members and with assets near $3 Billion. We offer very similar product and services as the big banks with a focus on saving our members money while providing financial advantages. We are rooted in our communities and believe we have a responsibility to give back outside of our four branch walls through volunteering and charitable donations. The work environment at Advia is fast-paced, performance based and fun infused. We certainly live by the saying \"work hard, play hard.\" As an employee of Advia, you can expect regular and constructive feedback, development opportunities, great benefits, excellent co-workers and engaged managers.

As a Data Governance Administrator, you will have opportunities to:
  • The position will focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to an enterprise data governance framework for data policies, standards, and practices, at the department, business, and functional levels to achieve the required level of consistency, quality and protection to meet overall business needs.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert on all data protection strategies such as: encryption, data loss protection, data governance, data sensitivity labeling, data protection policies, etc.
  • Collaborate with IT, Audit, Legal, Risk, Compliance, and Information Security to define and maintain data classification standards. Including the ability to mentor/train other members of the team and develop a rapport of trust and inclusion within the team.
  • Develop practical and effective recommendations for improving data protection controls and processes. While thinking outside the box to develop sound solutions to complex problems.
  • Provide accurate, consistent, and timely assessment of data protection controls and privacy compliance requirements.
  • Must comply with applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Patriot Act, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Additionally, all employees must follow policies and procedures to minimize risk by exercising judgment, raising questions to management, and adhering to policy guidelines.

Three years to five years of similar or related experience, including preparatory experience.


4 years of relevant experience and an Associate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cyber Security, Engineering, Business Administration, or equivalent experience preferred. 2 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cyber Security, Engineering, Business Administration, or equivalent experience preferred. Data Governance & Stewardship Professional (DGSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Information Privacy Management (CIPM), and/or Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) or other relevant technical or security certifications are a plus.

Other Skills

Preference for experience in data governance program management or similar. A high level of interpersonal and verbal communication skills necessary to relate relevant information to stakeholders. Advanced level of data protection knowledge which is gained through 3+ years of experience in information technology or a related field or certifications such as Data Governance & Stewardship Professional (DGSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Information Privacy Management (CIPM), and/or Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). Preference for experience in project management.

Interpersonal Skills

A significant level of trust, credibility and diplomacy is required. In-depth dialogue, conversations and explanations with customers, direct and indirect reports and outside vendors can be of a sensitive and/or highly confidential nature. Communications may involve motivating, influencing, educating and/or advising others on matters of significance. Typically includes subject matter experts as well as first level to middle managers.

Physical Requirements

Perform primarily sedentary work with limited physical exertion and occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs. Must be capable of climbing/descending stairs in emergency situation. Must be able to operate routine office equipment including telephone, copier, facsimile, and calculator. Must be able to routinely perform work on computer for an average of 6-8 hours per day, when necessary. Must be able to work extended hours whenever required or requested by management. Must be capable of regular, reliable and timely attendance.

Working Conditions

Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work environment with moderate noise.

Mental and/or Emotional Requirements

Must be able to perform job functions with supervision and work effectively either on own or as part of a team. Must be able to read and carry out various instructions and follow oral instructions. Must be able to speak clearly and deliver information in a logical and understandable sequence. Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations with extreme accuracy. Must be capable of dealing calmly and professionally with numerous different personalities from diverse cultures at various levels within and outside of the organization and demonstrate highest levels of customer service and discretion when dealing with the public. Must be able to perform responsibilities with composure under the stress of deadlines/requirements for extreme accuracy and quality and/or fast pace. Must be able to effectively handle multiple, simultaneous, and changing priorities. Must be capable of exercising highest level of discretion on confidential matters.

Client-provided location(s): Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Job ID: AdviaCreditUnion-req1304

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Health Insurance
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • HSA
    • FSA
  • Work Flexibility

    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Performance Bonus
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
  • Professional Development

    • Leadership Training Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Mentor Program
    • Promote From Within
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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