To apply for this position, please include a copy of your resume and a cover letter as one document, with your cover letter as the first page.
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is now accepting applications for a Data Privacy Assistant. In this role, you will help to design and document policies, procedures, and tracking systems to support the operation of ICPSR’s restricted data dissemination program. You will work closely with restricted data and privacy leadership to inventory, document, and streamline existing data dissemination practices, including technologies, policies, and legal agreements. You will assist in researching and documenting state, federal, and relevant international regulatory requirements for data privacy, security, and sharing. You will work with ICPSR’s data security officer to aid in the documentation and response to data protocol and use violations.
ICPSR is the world's largest archive of digital social science data. We make thousands of curated datasets available for access, download, and analysis. We train researchers on the use of these data and we work with funding agencies and data producers to ensure that new high-value data are preserved and made available.
The work environment is a combination of the best aspects of a small nonprofit or business within a university setting. We have a relaxed, collegial atmosphere that fosters communication and networking within and between departments. We are family-friendly, offering flexible work hours, and we have a diverse staff that enriches the workplace with their experience.
This position will report to Johanna Bleckman, ICPSR’s Restricted Data Access and Data Privacy Officer.
Restricted Data Contract Support
Work with supervisor to build and maintain Access or other databases systems for:
Tracking requests for Data Use Agreement modifications, including efficient way to consistently escalate when necessary
Tracking and documenting all of ICPSR’s Data Use Agreement (DUA) templates, highlighting key legal and operational differences
Tracking and documenting all of ICPSR’s Restricted Data Deposit and Dissemination Agreements, highlighting key legal, operational, and DUA-flow down implications
Tracking and documenting all of ICPSR’s funding agreements with privacy/restricted data requirements or implications
Documenting data breaches and responses
Prepare and submit requests for legal review of Data Use Agreement modification requests
Restricted Data Infrastructure Development
Assist in creating and tracking Agile Product Development ‘user stories’ based on stakeholder needs/input for restricted data software
Policy Development and Documentation
Attend and document ICPSR security/privacy and restricted data team meetings
Maintain documentation of how various federal, state, and international statutes and regulations apply to ICPSR
Create a functional repository for documenting ICPSR’s privacy/security policies and procedures as they are developed
Assist in the development of internal and external trainings
Assist in the development and documentation of DUA out-of-compliance response protocols
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, information science, or related field
Experience working with social science data, concepts, and analysis methods
2 years or more of Access or similar database design and maintenance experience
Strong organization skills, attention to detail and accuracy
The ability to work as part of a team or individually while meeting deadlines in a multitasking environment
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Knowledge of confidentiality, disclosure, and related issues regarding the distribution of social science data
Experience reviewing and interpreting data sharing agreements and regulatory requirements
Experience in a research setting including a data archive or academic library
Experience working with developers to define system and tool requirements
Experience working with statistical applications (SAS, SPSS, etc.)
Knowledge of current issues and developments related to data management, archiving, and preservation
The Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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