Assistant Privacy Officer, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Assistant Privacy Officer

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U. S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Office of Audit, Compliance and Privacy functions in partnership with University and Penn Medicine management to anticipate and aggressively manage operational, financial, compliance, information technology and privacy risks; ensure the integrity of Penn's systems of internal control; and ensure strong stewardship and management accountability at all levels.


The Assistant Privacy Officer supports the Chief University Privacy Officer and Institutional Compliance Officer in furthering Penn's commitment to protecting the privacy of personal information of students, faculty, staff, research subjects and other members of the Penn community.

The Assistant Privacy Officer participates in and supports ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, and maintenance of the organization's privacy program in order to ensure the protection of personal information, financial information, educational records, protected health information and other sensitive information in accordance with federal and state laws and Penn's information privacy policies and practices.

The University Privacy Program is carried out by the Office of Audit, Compliance and Privacy. The program focuses on operationalizing the following initiatives: (1) privacy education, training and awareness; (2) risk management and mitigation; (3) privacy and other compliance assessments; and (4) advising, oversight and monitoring.


Highly advanced professional discipline. M.D., Ph. D., Law degree or equivalent doctoral degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

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Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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