The Data Privacy Officer (DPO) within the Division of Information Technology (DIT) is the individual responsible for the planning, development, and execution of the University Data Privacy Program. The DPO will work with campus partners to mature and optimize privacy policies and processes related to university-wide data governance. The DPO will work to ensure that the University becomes compliant with the Maryland Higher Education Privacy Act (HEPA) prior to its effective date in October 2024. The DPO reports to the Vice President/Chief Information Officer (VP/CIO) with a dotted line report to the Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
At least 8 years of experience in Data Privacy, Policy Development, Compliance, IT Security or Audit.
Understanding of common security/privacy regulations such as PCI/DSS, FERPA, HIPAA, and GDPR.
Experience developing processes and guidelines based on best practices and industry standards.
Strong analytical skills and an aptitude for understanding and explaining complex technical, business, and legal concepts.
Proven ability to prioritize and efficiently organize tasks and resources.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to present to diverse audiences.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external partners.
Advanced degree in public policy, information science, or law.
Work experience in higher education or state/local government.
Knowledge of developments in the areas of privacy, IT policy, and research compliance.
Experience building consensus and fostering community support for complex and potentially contentious topics.
Experience with policy development and dissemination.
Experience performing privacy, information security, or compliance audits/assessments.
Additional information: this position does not provide sponsorship for Visas.
Physical demands: sedentary work. Employee will need to be able to sit for long periods of time to work on a computer, as well as travel occasionally to meet with clients and customers on and off campus.
Best consideration date: 07/06/2020 or open until filled.