Manager, Privacy Compliance
Ontario Teachers'
Toronto, Canada
2d ago

The opportunity

The Compliance Department’s vision is to be a trusted partner and advisor to support Ontario Teachers’ business units and divisions to effectively manage risk, regulatory compliance and related best practices.

The Manager, Privacy Compliance, will provide day to day support to Ontario Teachers’ and its global privacy program through advice, technical expertise, mentorship and training, including, supporting the development and implementation of the privacy program, its objectives and practices related to and in compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

Who you'll work with

You will have the opportunity to work closely with internal partners including, Legal, Information Security, Enterprise Operational Divisions, Member Services, Communications and People & Culture.

What you'll do

Under the leadership of the Director, Privacy Compliance & Privacy Counsel, you'll support the privacy program governance framework

  • Promote consistent interpretation, application and compliance with policy and legislative and regulatory requirements
  • As the privacy subject matter expert and point of contact for Ontario Teachers’ divisions, promote the development and implementation of privacy best practices, aligned, where appropriate, with guidance from regulators and industry standards and best practices
  • Maintain current knowledge of the application of relevant international privacy legislation and regulatory guidance in anticipation of the impact on organizational and corporate practices globally
  • Implement strategic privacy projects, including policies, best practices and risk mitigation strategies across various divisions at Ontario Teachers’ and its global offices
  • Identify contentious issues and risks, monitor changes to best practices and legal requirements, brief staff and senior leaders and partner with relevant divisions and business units to identify practical, innovative and appropriate solutions and mitigating strategies
  • Conduct privacy assessments and provide advisory and consultation support to risk owners to develop appropriate mitigation plans.
  • Conduct post-implementation analysis and review to ensure recommendations have been implemented

  • Investigate privacy incidents and privacy breaches and support response plans throughout all phases of the incident response process, including privacy analysis, root cause analysis, development of appropriate mitigation strategies and drafting and / or reviewing associated communications and reporting
  • Lead and coordinate investigations and responses to privacy inquiries and privacy complaints and act as the primary point of contact;
  • log follow-up activities and resolutions

  • Review, propose and coordinate appropriate action plans to address findings of privacy audits and monitoring, in collaboration with respective business units
  • Develop and deliver privacy training initiatives to all staff and third parties where appropriate. Facilitate and promote privacy awareness activities to nurture a culture of privacy awareness within the organization
  • Assist in the development, documentation and periodic review of privacy policies, procedures, notice statements, consent forms, and various other templates
  • Collect, track, analyze, maintain and report data related to the implementation of strategies, and privacy program deliverables
  • Support the management of certain aspects of the data loss prevention program
  • What you'll need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Information Management, Law or related field is required
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional for Canada (CIPP / C) designation is considered an asset
  • Six to ten years’ related work experience in a related organization such as a financial institution or pension plan is preferred
  • Experience working closely with all levels of management including senior leaders and executives
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislative and regulatory requirements relating to privacy and protection of personal information
  • Working knowledge of administering and operationalizing privacy requirements and obligations
  • Strong understanding of privacy risk management frameworks and ability to assess, rank and identify risks and recommend appropriate mitigating strategies and privacy controls
  • Outstanding analytical, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills enhanced with excellent written and verbal communication skills to : assess privacy compliance for new programs or services;
  • coordinate impact assessments; investigate and prepare responses for privacy breach incidents; analyze and interpret legal and policy requirements

  • Effective and proven communicator with individuals at varying levels within an organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a sense of political acuity and the ability to present complex facts, information and explanations to various audiences
  • Strong collaboration and relationship management skills and demonstrated aptitude for building trusted relationships and reputation for sound judgement and pragmatism with internal clients and partners
  • Self-starter, multi-tasker able to lead contending priorities and multiple deadlines without compromising quality
  • Demonstrated organization, facilitation, communication and presentation skills and crisis management skills
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision with occasional ambiguous situations
  • Strong computer skills, including intermediate MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Advanced project management and organizational skills, including ability to build procedures documentation, such as standard operating procedures, process flow maps and RACIs
  • Relevant experience in a control function (e.g. : compliance, risk, internal audit, risk management)
  • What we're offering

  • Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentives
  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage, including a Health Spending Account
  • Guaranteed retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan
  • Competitive time off
  • Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis
  • Degreed : a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track ALL kinds of learning resources from courses to videos to articles and more.
  • At Ontario Teachers', we are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflects and celebrates diversity of thought, background and experience.

    Through our Inclusion & Diversity Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) events, celebrations , we offer a variety of opportunities for colleagues to connect for the purposes of professional development and networking & mentoring.

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