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Director of Privacy (4692)

Northern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2023
Position Summary

The Director of Privacy is located within the Ethics and Compliance Office. The Ethics and Compliance Office is led by the Ethics and Compliance Officer who reports to the President of the university. This position frequently collaborates with many academic and administrative departments on campus, such as Information Security, Internal Audit, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and the Office of General Counsel. Reporting Directly to the Ethics and Compliance Officer, the Director of Privacy provides leadership, oversight, and coordination to build a strategic and comprehensive privacy program which ensures campus-wide compliance with applicable privacy laws and regulations. Hybrid remote work is possible.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting Directly to the Ethics and Compliance Officer, the Director of Privacy provides leadership, oversight, and coordination to build a strategic and comprehensive privacy program which ensures campus-wide compliance with applicable privacy laws and regulations.

Duties include:
  • Build a strategic and comprehensive privacy program that defines, develops, maintains, and implements policies and processes that enable consistent, effective privacy practices which minimize risk and ensure the confidentiality of university customer information.
  • Review and update university policies and procedures, to include Privacy Policy: Privacy in the Electronic Environment and HIPAA Security and Privacy Compliance Policy.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy laws and accreditation standards.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing compliance monitoring of all business associates, business associate agreements, and contracts to ensure all privacy concerns, requirements, and responsibilities are addressed.
Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) (Civil Service)

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Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)


Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field or three (3) years of equivalent experience and Industry Recognized Privacy certification; or J.D.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience addressing privacy issues, or complex issues within a highly regulated field.
Additional Requirements (SPS)
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and problem-solving skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to exercise independent sound judgment and reasoning;
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexibility to work independently as well as in a team environment
Preferred Qualifications (SPS)
  • Knowledge and experience in state, federal, or international privacy laws, including Illinois privacy laws, HIPAA, GDPR .
  • Experience working in the public sector.
  • Proven commitment to and experience working with diverse populations.
Physical demands/requirements
  • Regular office related duties.
  • Ability to meet with individuals in-person or virtually.
  • Ability to perform sedentary work involving sitting the majority of the time.
  • May include minimal travel.
Appointment and Compensation Details

Appointment and Compensation Details

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Salary range starts at $90,000

Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range

Salary range starts at $90,000

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Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Applications submitted by January 20, 2023 will receive priority review. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

Application materials include:
Cover Letter
List of 3 current references

Special Instructions

Quick Link to Applicant

Is Background Check Required?


EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at .

Safety Information

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

Read the Fire Safety Report . Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)
  2. Other #2

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