Stanford University, one of the world's preeminent institutions of higher education, seeks a seasoned, innovative leader to serve as the University's Chief Privacy Officer (CPO). This is a unique opportunity to work in a truly entrepreneurial academic community to steer and enhance an effective privacy program, and, in turn, advance Stanford’s leadership presence in this realm.
Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer (CRO), the CPO will provide proactive direction, guidance, and support to administration, faculty, and staff in all aspects of privacy for the University. S/he will ensure the protection of information entrusted to the University related to students, faculty, administration and staff, research participants, and other key constituents.
The Chief Privacy Officer is an expert on privacy matters related to large complex, customer oriented, research-intensive organizations entrusted with large volumes of sensitive, confidential data of a critical nature to the enterprise and its constituents. S/he is an exceptional leader, digitally proficient with sound business judgment, who can set the strategy, navigate the complex and changing landscape of regulatory compliance, and innovate to drive a world class privacy platform that is a fundamental institutional value and priority.
For more information about professional qualifications, characteristics, skills, experience, and personal qualities, please see our Position Specification.
Stanford University, founded in 1885, today comprises seven schools and 18 interdisciplinary institutes with more than 16,000 students, 2,100 faculty, 1,800 postdoctoral scholars, and over 12,000 staff. Stanford is an international institution, enrolling students from all 50 U.S. states and 91 other countries, and with education and research activities with 125 global entities. Stanford’s pristine campus is located in California’s Bay Area, about 30 miles from San Francisco.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Position Brief, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Stanford University consultants, Kathryn Ullrich and Monica Burton at: Stanford_CPO@odgersberndtson.com