The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.
Since its inception over 40 years ago, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU), a division of BBB National Programs, helps companies comply with laws and guidelines that protect children from deceptive or inappropriate marketing and ensure that, in an online environment, children’s data is collected and handled responsibly. CARU, the nation’s first Safe Harbor Program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), monitors child-targeted media to ensure that advertisements are truthful, accurate, appropriate, and in compliance with applicable guidelines, including COPPA. When advertising or data collection practices are inconsistent with applicable laws or guidelines, CARU seeks change through the voluntary cooperation of companies and, where relevant, enforcement action.
The Vice President, CARU serves as the primary leader and spokesperson for CARU. With budgetary responsibility, you will lead a seasoned team of legal professionals and manage program development, innovation, and growth.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
o Lead children’s advertising policy development, case selection, case review, drafting of case decisions, negotiations with companies participating in the self-regulatory process, and CARU supporter acquisition and retention.
o Oversee CARU’s COPPA Safe Harbor program including development of online privacy guidelines and best practices, acquisition and retention of members and pricing of services.
o Oversee annual CARU conference and other programming
o Maintain regular communication with CARU supporters including leading the planning and hosting of supporter council meetings
o Develop and maintain an academic advisory board with relevant expertise in children’s advertising, marketing, and online privacy issues
o Engage in effective coalition building
o Develop and maintain active liaison with relevant state and federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and international policy organizations. Participate in relevant hearings, workshops, and conferences, and prepare position and comment papers for presentation to these bodies.
o Lead professional team focusing on employee and program development and innovation.
o Work with other BBB National Programs leaders to develop and maintain productive relationships that create opportunities for collaboration.
o Review team-prepared written collateral including newsletters, activity reports, blogs, requests for information about case decisions, reports on various issues and consumer outreach.
o Take a senior role in the planning of thought leadership, conferences, and events.
o Collaborate with corporate departments on financial, marketing/communications, human resources, technology, and legal matters.
o Management, budget, and cost center responsibility.
Due to safety concerns resulting from the pandemic, we have shifted to a remote work model. Work location for this position is flexible, and we are open to a fully remote work arrangement. In the future (and regardless of work location), however, this position will require flexibility to travel as required for conferences and other events.
· 10+ years’ experience and a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree
· Demonstrated interest and experience in issues relating to advertising and data privacy in the children’s space
· Foundational knowledge of privacy laws specific to the children’s space such as COPPA
· Strong familiarity with relevant privacy laws such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
· Entrepreneurial mindset, bringing curiosity, innovation, and networking skills to transcend growth targets
· Strong managerial and decision-making skills
· Management experience of remote staff and/or a geographically dispersed team
· Strong mentoring and coaching skills
· Demonstrated executive presence to inspire confidence, build coalitions, inspire others, and effectively engage with internal and external stakeholders
· Business and financial acumen
· Experience in public speaking
· Attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Growth mindset and adaptive to learn from experiences and adjust approach
· Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
· Strong relevant Office 365 skills and other similar skills
· Member of a bar of a relevant jurisdiction
Let us know if you have:
· Prior in-house counsel privacy or advertising counsel, Chief Privacy Officer, or similar work experience
· CIPP certification
· Experience at a major corporation, AMLAW 200 law firm, Big4 accounting, major consulting, or relevant government agency
Telecommuting is allowed.
About BBB National Programs
BBB National Programs is where businesses turn to enhance consumer trust and consumers are heard. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a more accountable and trustworthy marketplace. As the foremost thought leader on industry self-regulation, we are shaping the way that businesses and consumers interact with one another. We are the home to more than a dozen self-regulation programs that set high standards for businesses and provide third-party accountability and dispute resolution services that help ensure a fair marketplace for consumers. BBB National Programs has worked with industry leaders and government regulatory agencies since 1971 to establish the standards that guide best practices in advertising, privacy, children’s and teen’s marketing, consumer warranty issues, and dispute resolution.
WHAT WE OFFER:
At BBB National Programs, we bring a growth mindset as we advance our mission and strive to foster trust, innovation, and competition in the marketplace. Cultivating a team of talented and engaged professionals who seek out new challenges and opportunities catalyze our progress. We are an inclusive organization, bringing a dynamic environment that s...upports our employees and the meaningful work we do.
Health & Welfare Benefits: You will be offered a comprehensive plan offering health, dental and vision plans. paid short-term disability insurance, and life insurance.
Financial Well-Being: Build your retirement savings with our 401k plan matching up to 5% of your contributions.
Time Off: You will have flexibility for the time you need off from work. We offer a variety of plans including vacation, personal, and sick leave.
Wellness: We promote physical and mental wellness by providing a fully equipped on-site fitness center in our offices and an employee assistance program.
BBB National Programs is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer.
BACK TO TOP
ACC is committed to compliance with all applicable equal employment laws. ACC In-house Jobline listings may not explicitly or implicitly discriminate on the basis of any prohibited factor.
Listings on the ACC In-house Jobline are for in-house attorney positions only. While we do not accept non-attorney corporate job listings, if you are hiring a corporate legal operations professional, contact LawDepartmentOps@ACC.com. By posting a job on the ACC In-house Jobline or using the service as a job seeker, you are agreeing to comply with our Terms and Conditions, including those relating to discrimination. The system administrator may delete postings, which do not comply. Employer postings removed by ACC are not subject to refund.
We are very interested in your thoughts as we continue to develop the ACC In-House Jobline to better serve your needs. If you have questions about ACC In-house Jobline, please call our helpdesk at: 1-888-491-8833 Ext. 1125 (Extension Required).