Director of Risk and Privacy at Guild Education
Guild is hiring for a Director of Risk and Privacy to help shape and mature our risk and privacy program as we grow in size and expand our customer base. This role calls for a self-motivated team player who can proactively manage multiple projects and lead cross-functional teams in order to operationalize privacy priorities throughout the company. The position spearheads the creation of product privacy guidelines, design review, privacy audits, and risk analysis. The position oversees a team that analyzes software designs and implementations from a privacy and UX perspective and works to embed privacy best practices and legal requirements into all Guild products. The Director of Risk and Privacy helps to develop technical solutions to help mitigate privacy vulnerabilities and evangelize strong privacy and security design. The position works closely with other software engineers, product managers, Security Architects, the rest of the Privacy team, Compliance, legal and policy teams to build new features, and work on critical efforts. Superb written and verbal communication skills are critical for successfully conveying complex and nuanced issues to enterprise teams and executives in a clear and concise manner. We are looking for someone with demonstrated leadership skills who can hit the ground running and make an immediate impact. This role will report to the VP, Information Security and Data Protection Officer.
As a Director of Risk and Privacy, you will:
- Drive the implementation of high-impact projects designed to operationalize data transfer commitments
- Partner closely with our security, compliance, product, marketing, coaching, HR, sales and other business teams on data protection-related matters, emphasizing the importance of privacy while delivering practical and business-minded legal advice
- Develop and automate processes to scale efficiencies and privacy controls
- Develop and iterate on privacy-related notices, policies, procedures and guidelines
- Assist product lawyers in evaluating the applicability of privacy laws and regulatory guidance on product features and service offerings
- Work with other members of the legal team to promote a culture of privacy in the Guild Partner Network and negotiate relevant agreements
- Evaluate the impact of U.S. and international legislative, regulatory, legal developments and industry guidelines involving privacy and security as applicable to Guild
- Work collaboratively on and lead cross-functional projects related to data governance, data protection and privacy by design
- Enhancing and maturing data management & privacy practices across the enterprise through the development of requirements defined in standards and procedures
- Developing and managing key controls to monitor privacy compliance and risk
- Developing first-line governance and data risk metrics and monitoring, reporting, and insights
- Providing privacy risk consultation to lines of businesses and staff groups on conducting risk assessments, developing mitigation plans, managing operational losses, compliance management, and other risk management and control activities
- As a leader in privacy governance, you will lead interactions with Senior Management regarding privacy risk issues
- Developing and delivering senior level risk management reporting and communications
- Privacy audit and exam management
- Bringing privacy awareness and providing training
- Leading and empowering a privacy governance team to accomplish the responsibilities laid out above
You are a strong fit for this role if you have:
- 8+ years of substantive privacy legal experience, preferably both in-house and at a law firm
- Experience with U.S. and international privacy and data protection laws, regulations and standards
- J.D. from an accredited law school
- Ability to pragmatically weigh the risks and benefits of complex situations
- Ability to quickly grasp technical issues and explain them in simple terms
- A good sense of humor and passionate about privacy
- Ability to effectively communicate guidance on complex issues.
- Experience with developing privacy and security policies and procedures.
- Experience with evaluation of sufficient privacy and security controls in business procedures.
- Excellent business judgment, ability to make decisions, and pragmatic approach to problem solving in order to effectuate change.
- Must have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication, presentation and leadership skills.
- Ability to work on time sensitive, discrete, sensitive and highly critical issues.
- Ability to establish relationships and communicate with all levels of Guild associates, and external third-parties.
- Must be analytical, detail oriented, and possess good organizational skills.
Guild is increasing economic mobility for working adults by partnering with the largest employers in the country to offer education as a benefit to their employees via our marketplace of nonprofit universities and education institutions. Guild’s proprietary technology platform facilitates the administration of this innovative benefit and our team of coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through program completion.
We are one of the few female-led companies to hit a $1 billion valuation and the only Certified B Corporation with those qualifications. Our Series D financing round was led by Ken Chenault, General Catalyst Partners chairman and former CEO of AMEX, and joined by Emerson Collective, LeadEdge Capital, and Iconiq.
Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Additionally, we feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a base salary range of $170,000-$185,000 and bonus compensation eligibility, as well as company stock options.
- Access to low-cost, high-quality health care options through Cigna and Kaiser (due to coverage limitations, Kaiser is currently only available in CA & CO)
- Access to a 401k to help save for your future
- 3 weeks of vacation in your first year and an open vacation policy after year 1 to help you recharge
- 8 days of fully-paid sick leave, so that you can take the time to heal and or recover
- Family-friendly benefits, including 14 weeks of parental leave, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-sponsored life insurance, and fertility care benefits.
- Well-rounded wellness benefits including access to free and low cost mental health resources and support services
- Education benefits and tuition assistance to help your future development and growth