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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Data Privacy Officer, UNLV Research and Economic Development [R0118315]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
The Privacy Officer is responsible for oversight of UNLV’s information privacy program including daily operations of the program; development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures; monitoring program compliance to ensure information privacy in the university environment; responding to information privacy incidents; and other activities that safeguard the privacy of protected information.
The Privacy Officer is designated to meet UNLV’s requirement for a privacy official under HIPAA. UNLV is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). NSHE is a hybrid entity under HIPAA in which UNLV has health care components including the UNLV School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Student Wellness, and entities offering counseling and psychological services as well as athletic training. The Privacy Officer is responsible for privacy programs that meet UNLV’s privacy requirements under other state and federal statutes including FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act), and ECPA (Electronic Communications Privacy Act).
The Privacy Officer works with senior leadership, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and other information security specialists, general counsel, compliance officers, and research administration staff to foster a culture of broad campus involvement in the adoption of effective ways to ensure information privacy. The Privacy Officer develops and continuously updates the information privacy program based on a foundation of strong policies, clearly articulated procedures, and appropriate monitoring and enforcement mechanisms for institutional activities that involve the creation, collection, analysis, and transfer of information subject to privacy protections.
The incumbent serves as a subject matter expert on privacy matters, maintains up-to-date knowledge of rapidly changing applicable state, federal, and international privacy laws, and provides training and awareness programs regarding the rights and responsibilities surrounding information privacy to a broad range of university constituents.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 5 years of related experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on October 28, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Brad Woods, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES
UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0118315” in the search box.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.