Assistant Director, Compliance - Privacy Office

Symetra Financial
Full time
110,300 - 183,800 USD / year
Accounting and Finance
United States
Hiring from: United States

Symetra has an exciting opportunity to join our Privacy team as an Assistant Director of Compliance!

About the role

Symetra is seeking an Assistant Director Compliance – Privacy Office to join our Enterprise Compliance Department. The position will lead and oversee the Privacy function, its initiatives and responsibilities across the company as well as represent Corporate Compliance for various regulatory compliance projects. This role is critical in leading Symetra to establish, enhance, and maintain multiple privacy and compliance controls as well as reporting mechanisms. Strong working knowledge of privacy compliance matters and regulatory technicalities as it relates to a life insurance company will be important to undertake day-to-day activities.

What you will do

  • Lead a team dedicated to managing privacy risks, conducting impact assessments, investigating incidents, and remediating issues to uphold data privacy standards.

  • Interpret and apply privacy regulations, requirements, and industry best practices, aligning them with business partner priorities and technological initiatives.

  • Oversee product development, vendor solutions, and business movements across divisions, applying privacy regulatory compliance to guide stakeholders in mitigating privacy risks.

  • Evaluate applications, systems, and business processes to identify privacy concerns, designing solutions to bridge any gaps, thereby ensuring that privacy policies and customer expectations are consistently met.

  • Report on program performance by developing and maintaining key metrics and reporting systems, presenting findings to leaders across multiple stakeholder organizations.

  • Influence business partners to undertake necessary transformations and prioritize key privacy initiatives, ensuring that compliance controls are effectively implemented.

  • Develop and execute communication and training programs to enhance the understanding of customer protection controls within Technology Operations and Solutions, business units, and other support organizations.

  • Exhibit a deep understanding of privacy requirements and best practices, and apply this knowledge effectively to business practices and project implementations.

  • Manage a variety of Corporate Compliance projects and initiatives aimed at advancing the organization's regulatory compliance and adapting to regulatory changes.

  • Coordinate efforts to adhere to Artificial Intelligence-related regulations specific to the life insurance industry, including Colorado’s Regulation 10-1-1 and the NAIC Model Bulletin on AI, supporting compliance among business partners.

Why work at Symetra

If you want to work for a company that is always considering its employees while working towards sustainable growth this is that company. Within Symetra, there is always innovation, empowerment, and growth opportunities, all while providing us with a great work/life balance and incredible benefits for a very reasonable cost!” - Cindy G., Program Manager

We're big enough to make an impact on the country, but small enough to care and know who you are and what you're contributing to the organization. All new ideas are welcome!” Stephanie F., VP Customer Service & Operations

“If you're looking for a place to call home, grow professionally and personally and most importantly, be yourself, Symetra is the right fit.” - Daniel P., Senior Underwriter

What we offer you

We don’t take a “one-size-fits-all” approach when it comes to our employees. Our programs are designed to make your life better both at work and at home.

  • Flexible full-time or hybrid telecommuting arrangements

  • Plan for your future with our 401(k) plan and take advantage of immediate vesting and company matching up to 6%

  • Paid time away including vacation and sick time, flex days and ten paid holidays

  • Give back to your community and double your impact through our company matching

  • Want more details? Check out our Symetra Benefits Overview


$110,300 - $183,800 annually plus eligibility for Company Annual Bonus

Who you are

  • High School diploma required

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and/or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred

  • A minimum of eight years of experience in a leadership or managerial role for Privacy compliance, or a similar position with direct experience in regulatory compliance.

  • At least four years of experience in overseeing privacy compliance functions, including regulatory interpretation, conducting impact assessments, building controls, and other similar business processes.

  • Exceptional communication skills, with a proven ability to write clearly and analyze complex issues, while effectively simplifying them into actionable solutions for company leadership.

  • Demonstrated high level of personal integrity and confidentiality as well as an unwavering commitment to customers and partners.

  • Substantial experience and working knowledge of laws and trends in both U.S. and international privacy, policy, and compliance arenas, such as State Data Breach Notification and Protection laws, GLBA, CCPA, NAIC Model laws, HIPAA, etc.

  • Proven ability to conduct thorough privacy research, analysis, document findings in detail, and distill this information into concise, actionable advice to stakeholders.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, and Word.

We empower inclusion

At Symetra, we aspire to be the most inclusive insurance company in the country. We’re building a place where every employee feels valued, respected, and has opportunities to contribute. Inclusion is about recognizing our assumptions, considering multiple perspectives, and removing barriers.

We accept and celebrate diverse experiences, identities, and perspectives, because lifting each other up fuels thought and builds a stronger, more innovative company. We invite you to learn more about our efforts here.

Creating a world where more people have access to financial freedom

Symetra is a national financial services company dedicated to helping people achieve their financial goals and feel confident about the future. In our daily work, we’re guided by the principles of Value, Transparency and Sustainability. This means we provide products and services people need at a competitive price, we communicate clearly and openly so people understand what they’re buying, and we design products—and operate our company—to stand the test of time. We’re committed to showing up for our communities, lifting up our employees, and standing up for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Join our team and help us create a world where more people have access to financial freedom.

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Work Authorization

Employer work visa sponsorship and support are not provided for this role. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at hire and must maintain authorization to work in the United States throughout their employment with our company.



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