Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
The Office of University Legal Counsel is responsible for managing the university’s legal affairs, provision of counsel to senior officers, and administrative and academic units on a wide range of legal issues affecting university programs, activities and operations. Reporting to the University’s Privacy Officer, the Access and Privacy Analyst will manage the university’s responsibilities in responding to access to information requests under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the “Act”).
- Receive and evaluate applications under the Act, work with applicants to better define requests, and liaise with relevant university departments and unit in relation to such requests.
- Liaise with the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner, including representing the university on reviews by the Review Officer.
- Provide advice to university departments concerning completion of privacy impact assessments on new and revised initiatives.
- Work collaboratively with university departments to respond to and manage privacy breaches or complaints.
- Conduct research and analysis in relation to access and privacy matters, including best practices and evolving privacy issues.
- Support the administration of university privacy and information governance policies and related committees.
Qualifications: University degree with approximately two to three years’ work experience in the privacy and access to information or related field (or equivalent combination of training and experience). Strong analytical skills, high attention to detail, and excellent verbal and written communication skills must be demonstrated. Solid experience in working with sensitive and confidential information is critical. The ability to work collaboratively in a complex environment is also necessary; experience working in a post-secondary setting would be an asset.
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies https://www.dal.ca/dept/leaders.html, in particular:
- Knowledge and Thinking Skills
- Relationship Building
- Respect and Inclusion
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Salary Range: $50,240 – $67,973 per annum (ADM-05). This is a two (2) year term position.
This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Compensation & Job Evaluation Unit in approximately six months.
This position is part of the Dalhousie Professional & Managerial Group (DPMG).
Applications from university employees and external candidates are given concurrent consideration. Among short-listed candidates, university employees will be given special consideration. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity
To apply, please go to www.Careerbeacon.com