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The College Board is conducting a search for an Associate General Counsel and Executive Director, Privacy. This position is based in our New York City headquarters and reports to the Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel.
The College Board is a not for profit membership organization that combines over a century of experience, worldwide name recognition, unrivaled reach and mission-driven ambition to clear a path for all students to own their future. Named by Fast Company as one of the most innovative education companies in the world, the College Board helps more than seven million students a year prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT, PSAT and the Advanced Placement Program.
The Executive Director, Privacyand Associate General Counsel will be a recognized expert in the legal, policy and compliance aspects of privacy and data security who will serve as a visible leader, both internally and externally, in the organization’s commitment to these areas. This person will be a true counselor and valued business partner who advises the organization, its leaders and staff on a wide spectrum of privacy and data security related matters, combines deep subject matter expertise with a complex understanding of the operational, technical, communications and customer implications of policy decisions, and brings strong leadership and project management skills to the cross-functional design, implementation and enforcement of the organization’s privacy and data security policies.
Provides expert legal, policy and strategy advice to business and technology teams on privacy, data security and data governance issues in connection with the development of products, platforms, services and other initiatives involving the collection and use of consumer data. Thoughtfully manages risk and zealously protects the organization and its personnel while maintaining a solutions-oriented approach to both legal and business issues.
Maintains both legal and industry expertise on areas of federal, state and international privacy and data security/governance laws including FERPA, GDPR, PPRA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, TCPA, PCI, state privacy laws, and other relevant legislation and regulation.
Independently or collaboratively drafts, reviews, analyzes and negotiates various commercial agreements, vendor and services agreements, complex government contracts with federal, state and municipal entities, requests for proposals, and other agreements, policies and documents, especially as they pertain to privacy and data security.
Works cross-functionally to draft and review communications and policies that clearly and compellingly articulate the organization’s commitment to privacy and data security.
Serves as a go-to authority for the resolution of internal and external disputes, questions and concerns around privacy and data security with the goal of providing clarity, building confidence and mitigating risk.
Where needed, works collaboratively with and manages outside counsel on issues related to privacy and data security, providing direction, discussing strategy, reviewing work product and managing fees.
Provide day-to-day advice to programs within the College Board.
Required Skills and Experience
J.D. and undergraduate degrees earned with excellent academic credentials.
Admission to and good standing in a U.S. state bar.
Preference for at least 7-10 years of broad and relevant legal experience with a law firm and/or corporate legal department, much of it spent advising on privacy, data security and data sharing matters.
Solid business acumen with sound judgment and the ability to provide business partners at every level with timely and appropriately risk-balanced advice and guidance.
A cross functional collaborator who encourages and builds consensus, easily gains trust and support of senior leadership and peers, finds common ground and solves problems with diligence, creativity and flexibility.
A team-oriented professional with a strong work-ethic who multi-tasks and prioritizes well, takes initiative, is capable of leading projects and who can work effectively both independently and with others.
Superior written and verbal communication skills.
In-house or non-legal business experience.
Experience in the education industry or not-for-profit sector.
Intellectual Property experience.
Technology expertise or experience.
Generosity in service of students, colleagues, and partners.
Command of evidence and technology.
Getting things done, with a premium on quality and efficiency.
We offer our employees an outstanding benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of paid time off, a generous retirement savings plan (up to 10% of salary matched), health, dental and pet insurance, generous tuition reimbursement for college-going children and ongoing professional development and training.
Equal Opportunity Employer; E-Verify
The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required. Please understand that only qualified applicants will be contacted.
About The College Board
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board is composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college readiness, college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT® and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities and concerns.