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Data Privacy Analyst / Project Coordinator
Achieved Compliance Solutions
Position: Data Privacy Analyst / Project Coordinator
Benefits: Salary, Health insurance and 401K
Location: Northern Virginia, Hybrid or Remote
Achieved Compliance Solutions is a growing and dynamic service provider of data privacy solutions and services. We provide long-term, outsourced data privacy office functions to corporate entities and research institutions with complex, global data privacy issues. Our clients are active in 60 jurisdictions, and so is Achieved! Clients have appointed us as their official data protection officer in dozens of jurisdictions, including the Republic of Ireland, the UK, France, South Africa, Brazil, and Nigeria. Achieved's mission is to ensure each client exceeds the requirements of best practices, regulations, and ethics in each of the jurisdictions in which they engage.
When joining the Achieved Compliance team, you will gain a world-view of data privacy and significant experience working intimately with the practical operations of organizations. You will grow through substantial opportunities to work with several clients on a virtual secondment-basis in operational, temporary assignments – all while receiving world-class training as an Achieved Compliance consultant. This position is a truly unique opportunity.
Achieved has a growing practice focused on the life sciences and, in particular, entities conducting global research, clinical trials, or support for the same, including health-tech and international logistics and distribution of products. The successful candidate is likely to gain experience implementing a complete privacy program across 3000 international health research programs, working daily with a committed and world-class internal team. A demonstrated interest in the life sciences and health sectors is preferred but not necessary.
We are looking for curious, communicative, and energetic individuals committed to developing themselves and learning new skills. Based in Northern Virginia's technology hub, we offer flexible working arrangements. Our personnel work currently from such diverse locations as Nevada, New York, Richmond, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
Work you'll do
You will be primarily working as a member of our outsourced privacy office services. Achieved provides a complete suite of privacy office functions and services on an outsourced basis in this capacity. We operate as if employed by the client. You will be supporting this mission by helping to establish corporate-wide and project-level privacy controls. You will need to identify personal data across a wide range of projects accurately, understand the data inventory and mapping process, ascertain privacy requirements, identify potential privacy risks and mitigations, and prepare policies and procedures under the supervision of Achieved Compliance senior consultants or a client's internal privacy official. You will need excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills to maintain project dashboards, coordinate meetings, and maintain documentation to demonstrate regulatory compliance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Helping to evaluate client data privacy maturity by comparing the privacy framework to client policies, procedures, tools, and practices, maintaining maturity scoring.
* Maintaining accurate compliance records, including updating records of processing and data protection impact assessments.
* Conducting inventories of personal information across an organization, sometimes at the department level across different facilities in many jurisdictions.
*Maintaining complex and rapidly changing inventories of data.
*Maintain a global matrix of privacy law(s) and local counsel. Maintain data protection officer appointments in many jurisdictions.
* Review project contracts, subcontracts, business associate agreements, data use agreements, vendor contracts, master service agreements, and additional contract vehicles for privacy requirements.
* Revise template policies and procedures to reflect client needs and circumstances accurately. Assist with the internal implementation of the same.
* Draft website privacy statements, including website cookie policies.
* Respond to data subject access requests.
* Assist and Work closely with Achieved Compliance senior consultants to design and implement evidence to meet privacy certification controls.
*. Manage status and reporting to provide project clarity to team members and leadership to ensure timely deliverables.
* Manage implementation of privacy tech tools to improve privacy program maturity.
* Assist with responding to project and management ad hoc questions and tasks related to privacy.
* Organize meetings and maintain project dashboard.
* Maintain the data protection officer's documentation of compliance.
*Maintain incident and risk registers.
*Facilitate data discovery and due diligence of 3rd-party service providers.
* Negotiate and maintain data protection agreements.
* Performs other duties as may be assigned by management.
Desirable Skills, Knowledge And Experience
Bachelor’s degree and 3-8 years of experience in assessment of privacy maturity, gap analysis, project management and implementation of privacy strategies. . Legal or compliance office training is preferred but not required.
Strong interpersonal skills and experience in working cross-functionally with a variety of teams.
Exceptional verbal and written communication, organization, and project management skills, including a strong desire and ability to make complex topics understandable for various audiences.
Self-starter with the ability to learn in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
Professional experience managing a large program or multiple small simultaneous programs start to finish. Ability to manage priorities in a fast-paced, organizationally complex, deadline-oriented work environment.
Working knowledge of US and global (GDPR, PIPEDA, APP, PIPA, and/or PDPA) privacy laws. Basic understanding of the intersection between privacy laws and sectoral regulations such as protections for health data through regulations such as HIPAA.
Strong organization, attention to detail, analytical skills, and problem-solving capabilities with excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
Awareness for escalating issues when appropriate.
IAPP certification preferred; required within six months of hire.
Above average level of proficiency in Excel and comfortable working in Teams and other Office applications.
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Achieved Compliance Solutions is a growing and dynamic service provider of data privacy solutions and services. We provide long-term, outsourced data privacy office functions to corporate entities and research institutions with complex, global data privacy issues. Our clients are active in 60+ jurisdictions, and so is Achieved! Clients have appointed us as their official data protection officer in dozens of jurisdictions, including the Republic of Ireland, the UK, France, South Africa, Brazil, and Nigeria. Achieved's mission is to ensure each client exceeds the requirements of best practices, regulations, and ethics in each of the jurisdictions in which they engage.