Director of Data Partnerships and Compliance
University of California Los Angeles
$5,558 - $14,225 monthly
The California Policy Lab creates data-driven insights for the public good. Our mission is to partner with California's state and local governments to generate scientific evidence to help solve California's most urgent issues, including homelessness, poverty, criminal justice reform, and education inequality. We facilitate close partnerships between policymakers and researchers at the University of California to help evaluate and improve public programs through empirical research and technical assistance.
CPL is a dynamic and growing organization with 35 full-time employees at UCLA and UC Berkeley and numerous faculty affiliates from six UC campuses and over 20 other academic and research institutions across the country. CPL is extramurally funded by federal and foundation grants supporting over 100 research projects.
CPL recognizes the value of having a diverse staff at all levels of the organization. We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent and understand the diverse racial and ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, educational, socioeconomic, cultural, and disability backgrounds present in California. When you join our team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive and equity-focused community.
The California Policy Lab (CPL) is a cutting-edge center focused on quantitative social science research. At the heart of CPL is our secure data enclave where we host and link together administrative data provided by California government agencies. CPL is seeking a Director of Data Privacy and Compliance (the DPC) who is a technical leader with advanced knowledge of data privacy, data use agreements, and compliance to serve as a technical advisor to CPL leadership. This person will lead all aspects of our data sharing partnerships, including contract negotiations, compliance, and data privacy oversight. This is a senior role located at CPL's UCLA site and will report to CPL leadership at its UCLA and UC Berkeley sites.
The role collaborates with campus lawyers and advises full-time staff at both sites as well as the ever-expanding number of faculty and researchers affiliated with CPL (currently over 200 researchers at 29 institutions). Both the role of CPL and the role of the DPC are unique within the University of California system and provide an advance, streamlined solution for access to data for research. In recognition of this unique role, CPL was awarded two University of California Office of the President Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) grants.
The DPC will advance and oversee CPL's commitment to data privacy and facilitate research interests of the faculty affiliates. Specifically, the DPC will work with CPL's government partners to negotiate and execute data sharing agreements, facilitate the timely delivery of data, and protect and maintain external research and agency relationships for our continued work.
The DPC will manage CPL's current 27 master data use agreements and 114 project-level data use agreements and advise faculty and staff on university, local, state and federal laws and policies that govern CPL's research and data management.
The DPC will also develop and implement data privacy and usage policies, monitor compliance with the terms of data sharing agreements, develop and implement training on data use and data privacy policies, and collaborate with CPL IT to maintain compliance of the secure data enclave. The DPC will also provide IRB and research compliance oversight for the protection of human subjects in research.
The role requires advanced technical skills in data privacy, compliance, and contracts that support a large and growing research infrastructure.
For full application instructions and position description, please visit: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=82622
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction