Data Quality Lead

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The Nature Conservancy

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20 days ago


United States

Flexible in the United States - Remote





The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Data Quality Lead brings together cross-functional stakeholders to make the best decisions for TNC’s data, with an emphasis on improving data quality. The individual in this role, within the Data Governance team, partners closely with business management, IT teams, and end users to improve core data for daily operations and in support of strategic programs.


The Data Quality Lead plays a critical role in maximizing the trustworthiness and utility of TNC’s data by facilitating data governance and quality teams, and by creating data standards and quality metrics for several core data domains. The Data Quality Lead must have a deep curiosity for exploring how data is used across the organization, and is committed to improve data quality and standardization to support operational efficiencies and complex planning.

The Data Quality Lead requires broad business acumen, comfort with technical concepts, and a strong data management skill set. This role will:

  • Communicate the data governance and quality mission, operating model, and the value of managing data as a strategic asset for TNC.
  • Lead the formation of data domain teams to make organization-wide agreements about data.
  • Facilitate a consistent and transparent governing process with data domain teams, and publish and maintain data agreements and approvals.
  • Draft and gain approval for clear, accurate, and concise data standards that capture business rules, quality, and protection requirements for the data.
  • Identify metrics to assess and monitor data quality against data standards.
  • Coordinate data quality and cleansing efforts with business and IT teams address data quality priorities and align data to standards.
  • Identify data quality reporting requirements and collaborate to implement data quality reports.
  • Conduct data discovery to identify and capture the data asset lifecycle across systems.
  • Provide data governance and quality education and training on core data concepts, practices, standards, and guidelines.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Library and Information Science, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 7 years of experience in data management, including 6 years of recent relevant experience such as data architecture, data quality, aligning business processes with data, metrics and reporting, data-related issue management and remediation efforts, data mapping, and/or developing data standards or policies.
  • Experience facilitating and/or participating on cross-functional teams, including influencing without authority across the organization and within complex contexts.
  • Experience managing projects and timelines across multiple teams with conflicting priorities.


  • Experience managing data about people (employees, donors, and/or vendors).
  • Experience working in cloud services for data: data warehousing, relational databases, business intelligence, data and metadata management.
  • Experience working with geospatial data.
  • Multicultural experience and multilingual skills.


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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

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An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.