Data Steward coordinates an organization's quality, security, and maintenance of data. Defines data elements and establishes policies and procedures related to the collection and accuracy of data, and performs tests on data systems. Being a Data Steward ensures sufficient data quality is maintained so that the data can effectively support the business process. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Data Steward typically reports to a manager. The Data Steward contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. To be a Data Steward typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience.