Access to Information & Privacy Officer
York University
York University (Keele campus), ON
Reporting to the Director, Information, Privacy and Copyright Office, the Access to Information and Privacy Officer is responsible for implementing and supporting programs and practices which facilitate compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPPA), the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), and other applicable privacy legislation, regulatory and contractual requirements. The Access to Information and Privacy Officer is responsible for providing advice and consultative support to academic, administrative units and senior management of the University on their obligations related to compliance.

Completion of a university undergraduate degree in public administration, law or information management or equivalent experience in a related field accompanied by records and privacy studies. Professional certification in privacy and access preferred.

A minimum of three years professional experience with skill sets to lead privacy and access to information programs and deep working knowledge of access and privacy laws, specific legislation and government processes and best practices; freedom of information and privacy policies; comprehensive understanding of University policies and procedures; familiarity with current information technology.

Knowledge of university and industry practices and policies for records management, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and Privacy Commissioner Orders, Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPPA), and the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Knowledge of the structure, organization and governance of the university, faculties, colleges and other divisions. Knowledge of evolving policy and practice in information management and privacy issues. Demonstrated and thorough knowledge of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and Privacy Commissioner Orders, Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPPA), and the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Experience in developing operational policies, procedures, best practices and recommendations for compliance with access and/or privacy legislation and programs; project coordination and planning skills to coordinate requests, manage resources, prioritize work, track progress, and meet approved project timelines. Flexible and adaptable to changing environments and deal with emerging requirements. Analytical and evaluation skills to investigate requests, complaints and issues, and provide expertise and recommendations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated aptitude for building trusted relationships, and a reputation for sound judgment. Demonstrated and proven ability to exercise initiative and work effectively under a high volume of work with continuously changing priorities. Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with confidential information and when dealing with people at all levels of the organization. Demonstrated expertise in the MS office suite software, Adobe Acrobat and automated records management systems.

Additional Notes:
This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.

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  • Compensation:
Beginning with the May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021 performance cycle, York University employees in salary grades D through J are eligible for a performance dependent annual Merit Incentive Award as part of total compensation.

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