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This position is located on the Cornell University Campus in Ithaca, New York. You will be expected to work on the Ithaca campus, although you may be permitted to perform a portion of your work remotely.
No Visa sponsorship available for this position.
Who we are:
Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive, and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines—global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas.
Our office provides services in compliance, privacy, policy, and risk reduction for the Cornell Community, which allows the University to carry out its academic mission with integrity and in accordance with the University’s legal, regulatory, and ethical responsibilities. To learn more about our services, check out our website here: https://complianceandrisk.cornell.edu/.
What you will do: The University Privacy Manager, with general oversight from the Director of Compliance and Privacy (DCP), is primarily responsible to assist the DCP in the development, leadership, and implementation of a high quality, coordinated, risk-based institutional privacy program at the University. The Privacy Manager manages privacy initiatives and deliverables that comprehensively foster a university privacy culture. This includes facilitating effective and efficient identification, prevention, detection, response, and correction of privacy-related noncompliance. Overall responsibilities will relate to the curation of information about people and all related obligations. The Privacy Manager will be responsible for the overarching assessments of privacy processes, practices, and facilitation of improvements at the institutional and distributed levels with university stakeholders and stewards.
Who you are: You are a dedicated, responsive professional that strives to provide a high level of service to the campus internal and external stakeholders. You will also have knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements, standards, principles, and practices relating to privacy that govern institutions of higher education, such as FERPA, HIPAA, GLBA, and GDPR; and familiarity with decentralized R01 universities. You will have experience monitoring privacy activities and emerging regulations, risk reduction, conducting assessments, and working with stakeholders to implement and foster effective, efficient, and compliant privacy programs and processes.
You will also have:
A bachelor's degree in and 5+ years of related experience in a privacy compliance-related discipline.
An understanding of privacy frameworks and their applicability to the higher education industry.
Familiarity and experience with risk rating and modeling. Experience conducting risk-based compliance assessments and root cause analysis.
The ability to identify and assess privacy risks and navigate a decentralized environment. Strong critical thinking skills and analysis to solve problems.
Effective communication skills with internal stakeholders, team members, peers, and leadership. Written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
Experience working directly with internal or external auditors. Experience working directly with government officials. Working with committee structures and forming committees.
Experience drafting and implementing written policies, programs, and procedures to guide university and unit privacy compliance initiatives.
Excellent analytical and organizational skills. Project, task, and time management skills
Understanding and expertise with the role technology plays in compliance activities. Demonstrated use of Microsoft Suite products, at a minimum, Word, Excel, and Power Point. Experience with management systems and business analysis activities.
Ability to respond and communicate with stakeholders during urgent situations and to create after action plans and follow up.
Knowledge of the legislative process and the regulatory environment that influence higher education and R01 institutions. Ability to interpret and explain complex privacy regulations and translate legal and regulatory requirements into clear and effective communications, policies, processes, and practices.
Willingness to engage on difficult issues and work with others with transparency and fairness.
Other qualifications (not required but preferred) are:
Advanced degree such as Master’s, M.B.A., etc.; and 2+ years relevant privacy and risk reduction experience desired.
Project Management experience and or Management systems experience
Working in a large higher education institution
What we offer:
Great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts, health care, paid vacation, health/personal time, 12 university paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year’s Day) and employer retirement contributions.
Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca is an active and diverse community to work and thrive in and has something to suit all ages and interests!
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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.