Senior Privacy Officer

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Senior Privacy Officer

Stanford University

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JOB CODE: 2373

Senior Privacy Officer, Stanford University

Stanford is one of the world's leading universities, supported by diverse staff who share a passion for the University's teaching, learning, research, and clinical care mission. At Stanford, you'll find a pervasive culture of excellence, innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. Explore some of the many perks enjoyed by our employees at

In March 2019, we're opening a brand new campus in Redwood City, featuring all new buildings, recreation center, dining pavilion, and central Bay Area location (see Along with many of the University's core departments, the Privacy Office will be based at the Redwood City campus.

This Opportunity

Privacy has emerged as one of today's most important and dynamic fields. Fittingly, Stanford's Privacy Office is a high-profile team and one of the few departments with University-wide purview. As such, team members gain broad enterprise perspective, assist in a wide variety of activities, and make meaningful contributions on a daily basis. Our mission is to protect the sensitive information entrusted to Stanford, and our success stems from an enduring commitment to transparency, inclusion, and pragmatism.

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. Full time remote work (with quarterly onsite visits) is also a possibility.

Core Duties

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

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree and seven years of work experience, with at least four of those years focused in privacy

Legal experience is preferred

Experience in higher education, health care organizations, or research institutions is preferred

Background in information technology is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrated growth mindset

Outstanding written and oral communications

Broad knowledge of privacy regulations pertinent to Stanford (FERPA, HIPAA, GDPR, CA 1798.82, and CMIA), and subject matter expertise in one or more

Experienced leading successful risk management programs

Proven track record of pragmatism, sound judgement, and balanced risk management

Broad 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, California, United States
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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

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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Posted: 11/6/2018
Application Due: 1/7/2019
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