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The UW Privacy Office has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director of Privacy.
The Assistant Director of Privacy is responsible for coordinating and collaborating with UW units to help unify and align privacy in a meaningful way that reflects the UW's values and mission. Under the direction of the Associate Vice Provost (AVP) for Institutional Privacy, the Assistant Director of Privacy provides analytical expertise and specialized support for the development, implementation, and management of goals, initiatives, and projects identified by the UW Privacy Office.
The Assistant Director of Privacy will manage privacy program services, systems, process, and procedures that are essential to the UW Privacy Office's work advising and supporting UW units in their own efforts that directly or indirectly involve privacy.
This position's primary focus is related to personal data or individually identifiable information (excluding patient privacy and Protected Health Information). This positions key responsibilities include defining and managing a broad range of activities including, but not limited to project strategy development, decision-making support, complex research and analysis, ensuring high-quality team deliverables and outcomes, development and maintenance of essential privacy program information and data, and oversight and preparation of key reports for AVP for Privacy, stakeholders, and institutional leadership.
The Assistant Director of Privacy is an experienced professional with strong subject matter expertise and skills to work collaboratively in a dynamic, demanding, and multifaceted environment. The person in this position must possess intellect and affinity for dealing with complex issues where many criteria matter to varying degrees to different constituencies, detailed knowledge of privacy and data protection practices, emerging issues in technology, and remain up-to-date on the related regulatory environment in the United States and international areas where the UW has a presence.
The Assistant Director of Privacy is responsible for gathering, interpreting, and managing business and technical requirements for the development and/or implementation software applications needed to meet the goals of the UW Privacy Office and Institutional Privacy Program. When advising colleagues, the person in this position must have an understanding of and be sensitive to the issues and processes involved with rapidly evolving information technology needs of an academic and research institution, and academic medical center. The person in this position must be technically conversant and able to translate technology for people with non-technical expertise.
The person is this position must be a facilitator, convener, and team player for whom the ownership of ideas is less important than the result of the collaborative effort. The person in this position must possess excellent interpersonal as well as written and oral communication skills to effectively influence other faculty, staff and researchers to include privacy in their own efforts.
Program and project management:
Organize and manage privacy program services, systems, process, and procedures that are essential to meet the UW Privacy Office's goals and work supporting UW units in their own work or efforts that directly or indirectly involve privacy. Develop and manage strategies and plans to ensure successful and meaningful outcomes for key initiatives. This includes scope, deliverables/goals, associated tasks, identifying and coordinating efforts for successful completion of initiatives within allotted timelines and resource allocations. It may also sometimes include directing the work of colleagues to insure successful project completion. Support and assist in the development of short- and long-term goals to support institutional goals and broaden the use of the UW's privacy principles. This may include ongoing monitoring of program goals, projects, and activities. Complete relevant benchmarking, review/research of best practices, and legal/regulatory requirements to develop content targeted to meet and support the UW Privacy Office's needs. Function as part of a team to accomplish activities, lead management initiatives, or participate in relevant institutional initiatives and projects. Work collaboratively to identify and articulate areas of shared interest or concern and develop common solutions. Participate in committees and task forces, as assigned.
Business, Research, and Technical Solutions:
Document use cases as well as business and technical requirements for the development and/or implementation of software applications needed to meet the goals of the UW Privacy Office and Institutional Privacy Program. Collaborate with technology architects, developers, engineers, and others as needed to ensure the software applications successfully achieve the goals of the UW Privacy Office and Institutional Privacy Program. Advise and support UW colleagues in incorporating the UW Privacy principles and data protection practices in their own business, research, or technical solutions. This includes risk balancing practices, such as privacy by design, privacy threshold, and privacy impact assessments.
Analysis, Advising, and Report Development:
Maintain detailed knowledge privacy and data protection practices, and remain up-to-date on the privacy related regulation or issues that impact privacy at the UW. Collaborate with other staff members to research and assess specific topics and use results to write high level reports or papers for presentation to executive leadership. This also includes developing presentations, materials, resources, and visualizations to further the UW Privacy Office goals, initiatives, and program information. Conduct assessments of UW units' or their systems' alignment with privacy principles and relevant laws and regulations. This includes analyzing disparate information for privacy implications in order to assist in identifying privacy risks, and developing future strategies, solutions, resources, or tools that are needed by the UW or the UW units. Review content and initiatives (websites, education materials, contracts, consent forms, agreements, projects etc.) to assess and advise UW colleagues on ways to balance privacy risk while fulfilling the intent or goal of their own initiatives. Address privacy complaints, conduct privacy investigations, and facilitate the resolution of specific information privacy issues. As needed, support incident management activities. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Business, Public Administration, Law, or similar field closely related to privacy.
Five years experience, specifically:
Relevant experience and progressive responsibility in privacy or a privacy related field such as law, information management, information security, information technology, compliance, or public policy; Experience managing complex projects that require development of an idea, implementation of a project/system, and sustainment of the project/system; Proven high-level analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and prioritization skills. Including experience with privacy incidence response, analysis and remediation; Ability to articulate business and technical requirements, and work with intellectually diverse groups to identify risk, propose projects, and develop common solutions; Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively to build, lead, or participate in team or group discussions and projects within a large organization that often encourages, and sometimes requires, consensus on key initiatives; Proficient in organizing, planning and managing program activities to establish clear goals and objectives, manage competing priorities and schedules, and ensure proper communication and reporting; Experience advising or consulting colleagues in a diverse academic, research, or business environment. High-level writing, communication, and presentation skills and capable of influencing, motivating, persuading, mentoring and training groups and all levels of management on privacy principles or privacy program goals; Demonstrated work experience and proficiency using standard business productivity software and tools. Ability to use a variety of analysis software/tools to clearly communicate relevant information to multiple audiences/constituencies.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience working in a large academic institution; Appropriate certifications from relevant professional organizations and societies; Experience with privacy programs in higher education or large scale global organizations; Experience leading teams or projects.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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