Reporting to the Director of the Office of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy, the Coordinator’s mandate is to manage privacy matters and to process access requests submitted under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), including recommending and drafting decisions.This is a highly collaborative position with University-wide reach and impact.
The incumbent will have day-to-day responsibility to evaluate privacy matters and contain and follow up on privacy concerns and breaches as/when they arise; coordinate the collection of information requested under access to information legislation from units; maintain the monitoring and control of documentation for access requests; advise and train University officials at all levels, divisional staff and members of the public on access and privacy provisions and requirements; brief senior University officials and other senior staff on complex and highly sensitive issues; train divisional personnel; prepare for the Director’s consideration recommendations on access and privacy decisions, policies, procedures and guides to assist in FIPPA implementation; and provide assistance to faculty, staff, students, and members of the public who seek information held by the University. It will also include similar responsibility for the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the provincial Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).
Graduate degree, LLB or acceptable combination of education and relevant experience.
Deep knowledge and understanding of access and privacy, including FIPPA and related regulations and procedures, provincial policies and Orders, as well as other statutes affecting University programs. Detailed understanding of the University’s organizational and governance structures and practices. Understanding of university administration, processes and policies. Knowledge of research techniques, records management systems, archives, information management. Knowledge of the legislative and procedural framework related to the development, amendment, and implementation of statutes, regulations and by-laws. Experience with access to information and privacy protection legislation and/or policy in a university or public sector setting.
Ability to operate personal computer and working knowledge of software’s such as Microsoft Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and ability to utilize Internet resources for the collection and dissemination of information. Strong database and problem solving skills required.
Closing Date: May 11, 2018, 9:59:00 PM