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Along with many of the University's core departments, the Privacy Office is based at Stanford's new 35 acre Redwood City campus, featuring state-of-the-art buildings, recreation and fitness center, dining pavilion, and central Bay Area location, five miles away from the historical Stanford campus (see https://redwoodcity.stanford.edu).
Stanford's Privacy Office is a high-profile team, and is one of the few departments with University-wide purview. As such, team members gain a broad enterprise perspective, assist in a wide variety of activities, and make meaningful contributions on a daily basis. Our mission is to help Stanford navigate a dynamic future of privacy by driving the transparent, ethical and innovative use of personal information.
As a Senior Privacy Officer, you will provide seasoned judgement, leadership, and subject matter expertise across the Office's many services and programs. Along the way, you will frequently collaborate with staff, faculty, researchers, and partner departments such as Legal and Information Security.
After a period of three months, this position is eligible for telecommuting up to two days per week.
Provide expert privacy guidance on complex matters
Lead privacy assessments of projects, systems, and departments
Promulgate best practices through awareness and training programs
Lead incident response and investigations
Maintain the University's privacy policies
Monitor developments and trends in privacy and formulate strategy accordingly
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree and four years of privacy experience
JD degree and/or substantial legal work experience is preferred
Experience in higher education, health care organizations, or research institutions is preferred
Background in information technology is a plus
Privacy and/or research certification (e.g., CIPP, CHPC or CHRC) is a plus
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated growth mindset
Outstanding written and oral communications
Broad knowledge of privacy regulations pertinent to Stanford (e.g., FERPA, HIPAA, CMIA, GDPR, state breach notification laws), and subject matter expert on one or more.
Experience leading successful risk management programs
Proven track record of pragmatism, sound judgement, and balanced risk management
Deep understanding of modern information technology systems and cybersecurity
Facile with modern collaboration tools such as video conferencing, instant messaging, document management, wikis, calendaring, ticketing, etc.
Location: Business Affairs, Redwood City, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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