Job Title Director of Information Governance
Location Chicago, IL
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Job Description

The Director of Information Governance ensures that the enterprise’s most valuable assets, its information, is appropriately handled throughout its lifecycle in accordance with company policy, legal, and regulatory requirements. He/she will set the vision and provides guidance to operationalize the Information Governance Program in a collaborative nature with various departments across the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

Develop, manage, and execute program requirements to ensure company complies with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, and the internal policies and procedures applicable to the management of information.

Research and identify new methodologies to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of information governance throughout the company.

Lead and Supervise a team of individuals in the Information Governance department.

Mature the IG program in conjunction with the advancements in technology and the financial market industry.

Review and approve revisions to policies, procedures and all other applicable documentation.

Lead annual training and awareness sessions for employees and, as applicable, contractors and others to increase the knowledge and understanding of information governance.

Address relevant findings from internal, external and regulatory audits.

Work closely with Compliance to enforce the program’s policies, procedures and retention schedules are up held.

Coordinate with legal counsel so that activities associated with legal holds and discovery are performed according to applicable requirements.

Work on various continuous improvement projects in order to mature the information governance practices.

Maintain and regularly review IG policies and procedures.

Develop and provide reports for management and other stakeholders as requested.

Monitor and provide guidance for department’s compliance activities in a timely and thorough fashion.

Manage projects associated with the implementation of new technologies and processes.

Primary Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or higher education is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered. CRM, IGP and other related certifications are preferred.

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in records management, Information Governance or Litigation Support.

Knowledge of backup, archiving and other storage tools is also a plus (E-Mail Extender, SourceOne, NetBackup).

Ability to design and carry out processes with controls implemented to ensure a high degree of accuracy and reliability.

Ability to understand the fundamentals of information technology, security, privacy, regulatory, and legal issues that impact information management.

Ability to handle changing priorities and work in a busy work environment.

Excellent attention to detail, as accuracy and thoroughness are paramount to this role.

Excellent written communication skills as it involves drafting policies, procedures and other documentation.

Strong oral communications skills, as this role will work with every department within the organization and may entail interacting with various regulatory agencies on matters pertaining to information management.

Strong staff management skills.

A self-starter who can work with minimal supervision.

Ability to multi-task multiple projects and duties, as well as, be conversant in many different IT disciplines.

Experience in the financial services industry is a plus.

Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Experience with Office 365 is preferred