Senior Privacy Officer

Senior Privacy Officer Job Code: 2373

About Stanford

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.

• 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.


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