Senior Privacy Consultant

At Mara Consulting, we help our clients – changemakers in their respective organizations — succeed, by delivering the best service and solutions in privacy and cybersecurity, business and technology strategy, and people-centered transformation.

We work with clients across all areas of the public and healthcare sectors, as well as private businesses to help them think through their most complex, pressing challenges to gain an understanding of the potential opportunities and then we chart the way forward, together. Our team believes that innovative solutions are developed by smart, brave people who ask good questions and find beauty in the details – the details that matter to our clients and their stakeholders. We lead with a creative mindset and a collaborative approach. Always. 

Since founding Mara in 2009, we have continuously grown the business and client base within Canada and continue to attract and develop top talent. We are committed to cultivating a workplace culture where our team can thrive and grow professionally and personally. We focus on creativity and life-long learning, respect and teamwork, leading even the most complex challenges with passion and positivity. To support our growth, we are searching for a Senior Privacy Consultant to join our team. 

Role Summary

As a Senior Privacy Consultant you will work on a wide range of challenging and interesting client assignments in this rapidly growing area of our company to help our clients across Canada understand, plan for and make informed decisions about the privacy and security risks they face every day. As a senior privacy consultant you will help manage and deliver client projects including privacy gap analyses, privacy frameworks and policies, privacy risk and impact assessments and other complex deliverables, working directly with our team and clients. An excellent writer and communicator, you will help develop proposals, presentations and privacy deliverables that add value. In all of the work that you do, you will be encouraged to think creatively and resourcefully, and you will be supported by a seasoned team of professionals with backgrounds in law, policy, privacy, security, risk management and technology, and lived’ experience, who have your back. This role is a remote position, preferably based in Atlantic Canada. For the right candidate, we are open to remote work location anywhere in Canada.

Key Responsibilities

  • Help to manage, develop, and deliver client privacy projects, which will include:
    • Privacy impact assessments of new projects, services and digital solutions
    • Privacy management frameworks, programs, tools and methodologies
    • Privacy policies, statements, and notices
    • Privacy-related training materials, guides, and tools
  • Incorporate privacy-by-design’ principles in support of client projects and solutions
  • Lead analysis of the application of new or existing privacy laws and leading best practices to client projects and organizations
  • Helping clients to understand privacy risks and obligations
  • Write and edit privacy deliverables, reports, policies, presentations
  • Contribute to cybersecurity-related deliverables, such as policy and program reviews or risk assessments, working with other team members
  • Support business development through the coordination of proposal development, including proposal writing
  • Deliver exceptional client service
  • Provide leadership within the team
  • Contribute to the firm’s business plan and to the improvement of Mara’s privacy practice
  • Keep informed about new and emerging privacy and cybersecurity concepts and trends

Qualifications

  • Seven or more years of experience in a similar role applying privacy skills and knowledge to client assignments such as privacy impact assessments and privacy program development
  • A strong aptitude for analyzing and interpreting policy and legislation
  • Demonstrated understanding of privacy principles and practices
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Ability to communicate complex information effectively to a wide variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities and deal with ambiguity
  • Strong consultative skills, including facilitation and problem solving
  • Exemplary client service skills and ability to collaborate at all organizational levels
  • An undergraduate degree in a related discipline
  • A master’s degree in Public Administration and/​or a Law Degree is an asset
  • A privacy-related certification is an asset
  • Complementary expertise or designation in risk management and/​or cybersecurity would be an asset.

This role is for you if you are

  • An exceptional writer – a talent you bring to development of all client deliverables 
  • Jazzed about all things privacy
  • Skilled in understanding, communicating, and applying complex concepts, laws, and principles clearly in a way that adds value to clients
  • Extremely organized and client-focused
  • Detail-oriented and flexible, someone who can take on various types of work based on the current priorities of the firm and our clients
  • Highly analytical, yet pragmatic
  • A self-starter
  • A team player and natural collaborator 
  • Energetic and fun-loving, but serious about the work

What We Offer

  • A competitive salary and benefits package that includes an incentive program, vacation, professional development, work from home allowances, flexibility and other perks. 
  • Flexibility as to working arrangements — our team works from home primarily and collaborates virtually, but we frequently get together in person, and have the option of working from an office. 
  • A chance to be part of a highly respected team
  • The chance to be part of, and contribute to a sought-after culture, based on the shared values of: 
    • Creativity: We are genuinely curious and deliberatively creative – solving complex problems and developing innovative solutions.
    • Leadership: We aim to build capacity, not dependence.
    • Teamwork: We are better together, and we celebrate the moments that matter.
    • Community: We are proud of our community and the new communities we help build.
    • Respect: We value the lived experiences and contributions of our colleagues, clients, partners, and communities
    • Life-Long Learning: We love to learn; we revel in our work and take on challenges with passion and positivity.


To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume by Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 to careers@​maraconsulting.​ca. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information, please visit www​.mara​con​sult​ing​.ca or find us on LinkedIn.