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CONTRACT Privacy Compliance Coordinator (EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION)

New Brunswick, NJ, United States
  • Employment Type: Contract
Our client, a nationally recognized higher education, research, and healthcare institution, is seeking a Privacy Compliance Coordinator in the New Brunswick, NJ area. The Privacy Compliance Coordinator will ensure compliance with HIPAA, FERPA and GDPR regulations, create training materials, policies and procedures, and investigation documentation monitoring. The successful candidate will have demonstrable project management skills, be very detail-oriented, and have a true passion for privacy. Knowledge of U.S.-based and global privacy laws, along with CIPP or other relevant certifications offered by the IAPP are preferred. Resumes to [email protected].


The Privacy Compliance Coordinator monitors adherence to regulatory requirements and policies and procedures. The position interacts with all levels of stakeholders, to assist the Director of Privacy to ensure compliance with HIPAA Privacy and FERPA regulations.

Detailed Position Description

Education:
  • Develops training materials and provides compliance education and training offerings to the university community, in consultation with the Office of General Counsel, Office of Labor Relations, Office of Academic Labor Relations, and Office of Employment Equity
  • Serves as a resource to the university community with regard to Privacy laws such as HIPAA, HITECH, FERPA and GDPR
Compliance Management:
  • Maintains documentation of compliance activities, including official minutes of university wide initiatives designed to support Privacy compliance, Hot Line reports, complaints received from internal audits and investigations and outcomes
  • Verifies that all university and regulatory policies and procedures have been documented, implemented, and communicated
  • Learns and keeps abreast of new developments in Privacy Laws, such as the GDPR, and assists with implementation of university wide initiatives designed to bring the University in compliance with such laws
  • Participates in other projects as assigned and completes assigned tasks on time with effective outcomes
  • Disseminates written policies and procedures related to privacy activities
  • Prepares and files appropriate compliance reports with state and federal regulatory agencies
  • Assists with implementation of the privacy work plan
Investigations/Monitoring:
  • Performs and documents internal investigations in accordance with applicable legal requirements and organizational policies and procedures and consults with the Office of General Counsel, Office of Labor Relations, Office of Academic Labor Relations, and Office of Employment Equity regarding confidential employee disciplinary matters and procedures under applicable collective negotiation agreements (where applicable)
  • Updates compliance investigations management system in accordance with department requirements
  • Performs compliance audits and reviews to ensure compliance with HIPAA and serves as a strategic partner to internal stakeholders, including, but not limited, the Office of General Counsel, Office of Labor Relations, Office of Academic Labor Relations and Office of Employment Equity in the assessment and implementation of remedial procedures and confidential disciplinary matters and procedures under applicable collective negotiations agreements (where appropriate)
  • Serves as strategic partner to internal stakeholders in the assessment and analysis of audit findings (by internal and external auditors) to determine root causes of issues identified and drafting corrective action plans for employees in consultation with the Office of General Counsel, Office of Labor Relations, Office of Academic Labor Relations and Office of Employment Equity
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in compliance in a health care environment
  • Strong knowledge of HIPAA and HITECH rules
  • Experience in compliance investigations and monitoring
  • Experience in FERPA
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to develop monitoring techniques, analyze and report on data and develop training materials and programs
  • Ability to train university partners on HIPAA, HITECH and FERPA regulations
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prefer IAPP Certifications (e.g. CIPP/US)
  • Knowledge of GDPR
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
  • Office environment: standing, sitting, bending, walking, speaking, listening, and typing
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to drive between all campuses

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