Sr. Privacy Program Manager

Stanford University

Sr. Privacy Program Manager

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As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford University has a challenging opportunity for the right individual. At Stanford, we are not just about finding your “next job,” but where we hope you will discover a rewarding career, as well as life-changing experience filled with rich traditions, a deep passion for collaboration and innovation, an unparalleled respect for diversity and creative freedom, and a culture of excellence.

We are seeking a unique individual with a breadth of privacy experience to join our team of passionate professionals. The ideal candidate will provide management and coordination for the Privacy program area and perform assessments and investigations in support of privacy activities to address the adequacy and effectiveness of related policies, systems, processes, and controls across Stanford University. Privacy areas may include HIPAA, FERPA, GDPR and international privacy requirements, and CoMIA.

The Stanford University Privacy Office is a division of the Office of Audit, Compliance, Risk and Privacy (ACRP) and strives to be a valued partner and advisor to students, faculty, management and members of the executive leadership.


  • Manage and conduct complex and in-depth investigations of privacy incidents.
  • Create and maintain policies, procedures and guidelines, and lead projects that ensure Stanford's ongoing compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on a wide array of topics, initiatives and projects advising on federal and California state laws. Serve as a lead subject matter expert resource for the Stanford community.
  • Perform outreach across the University to introduce the program area to the Stanford community; establish and maintain long-term relationships and become a trusted and valued partner that is viewed as a subject matter resource for privacy expertise.
  • Develop, deliver and implement training (both broad-based and individualized) to the Stanford workforce, and assist in the development of communication programs to educate and update the Stanford community on privacy requirements.
  • Collaborate with constituents across the Stanford community on a wide-range of privacy-related topics. Maintain productive customer relationships.
  • Develop and implement annual work plans to assess and review policies, practices and processes with requirements, and develop, implement and monitor corresponding corrective action plans.
  • Recommend and prepare materials for board and senior management meetings.
  • Monitor current privacy trends, legislation and activities, contribute to implementing best practices.
  • May supervise other staff. * - Other duties may also be assigned


    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant privacy or other relevant experience in higher education, health care, research-based non-profit organizations, or government contracting or combination of education and relevant experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills to address a wide variety of sophisticated audiences.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, discretion and judgment through sound decision-making to obtain solutions through collaborative efforts with a wide-variety of offices and departments throughout Stanford University.
  • Superior knowledge of state and federal statutes, laws and regulations, industry standards, trends and/or regulatory requirements in expertise subject area.
  • Expert analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in conducting investigations.
  • Ability to productively assemble, engages, and leads cross-functional teams and leading projects from start to finish.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills and ability to implement strategic policy recommendations. Certifications and Licenses:

  • Privacy certification desired, e.g., CIPP, CHPC. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master's degree or Juris Doctor preferred.

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds;
  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds. * - 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.


  • Occasionally work evenings and weekends. WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,
    Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

    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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    Location: Business Affairs
    Schedule: Full-time
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    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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