Associate Director, Privacy

Canadian Blood Services

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Update day: 22-02-2024

Location: Ottawa Ontario

Category: Executive management


Job type: Full-time

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Please note for people leaders: We work in a hybrid environment. The successful candidate will be working at our Ottawa office. All people leaders are encouraged to have in-person presence for a minimum of 40% of the time to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our donors, our staff and our communities.

To apply for this exciting leadership position, please submit your application and related materials at For additional information and to learn more, please contact Paul Marshall and Virginia Warren at

Job category:
Job posting ID: 4274

Employment status:
Regular full-time
Classification:PTS/MGT/IT B

Application deadline:
Open until the position is filled.
This position is open to: Internal and External applicants

Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save.

Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.

Join Canada’s Lifeline
and make a meaningful difference every day.

As Canada’s Biological Lifeline, Canadian Blood Services is an essential part of the country’s broader network of healthcare systems. Together, with donors, recipients, employees, partners and volunteers, Canadian Blood Services is Canada’s Lifeline, providing lifesaving products and services in transfusion and transplantation for Canadian patients, and safeguarding Canada’s systems of life essentials in blood, plasma, stem cells, and organs and tissues.

It is within this context that Canadian Blood Services is seeking an Associate Director, Privacy(Associate Director) to join the Legal division. Reporting to the Managing Counsel, Health Law, Ethics and Privacy, the Associate Director will lead the continual evolution of a strategic and comprehensive privacy program that defines, maintains, and implements policies and processes that enable consistent and effective privacy practices which minimize risk and ensure the confidentiality of personal information. They will also lead and manage programs related to the access of corporate records. The Associate Director will interface with all levels of Canadian Blood Services leadership to develop strategic plans for the collection, use and sharing of information in a manner that maximises its value while complying with applicable Canadian and global privacy laws. Finally, the Associate Director will develop privacy training materials to increase employee understanding of Canadian Blood Services privacy policies, practices, and procedures.

This role is highly visible across the organization, carries a high degree of accountability, and requires a strong combination of program management skills and leadership acumen. As an ideal candidate you bring a post-secondary level education in a relevant discipline from a recognized academic institution. You will have 10 or more years of professional experience in the privacy field alongside five years of progressive management experience. You also have specialized training in privacy and access to information concepts and will ideally possess an industry recognized privacy certification. You are adept at proactively identifying privacy risks and providing practical mitigation strategies and your ability to think strategically and assist in developing pragmatic solutions and approaches is well developed. You are motivated, self-managed and you can balance a multitude of priorities and customer needs. Finally, you are highly collaborative, and customer focused, and this allows you to influence at all levels of an organization.

Are you ready to embark on a meaningful and inspiring journey, where what you do matters? Be part of Canada’s lifeline. Because we can all be the reason, the connection, that keeps Canadians living.

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.

To protect the health and safety of its employees, all Canadian Blood Services’ employees are required to be fully vaccinated (COVID-19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights grounds. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.

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Deadline: 07-04-2024

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