Information Security Risk and Compliance Lead at Guild Education

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Guild is hiring an Information Security Risk and Compliance Lead. This role reports to the Chief Information Security Officer and will be responsible for assisting the group on risk assessments and management, ensuring Information Security policies and procedures remain relevant and up to date, interface with audit, IT, and software engineering groups to ensure Guild is compliant to SOC I & II, NIST 800-171 and FERPA controls, and collaborating with other departments to ensure compliance to policies and procedures are maintained.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with good written and verbal communication skills, project management skills, and fluent in risk management, audit and compliance principles and processes.

As Information Security Risk and Compliance Lead, you will:

  • Lead Information Security Governance, Risk, and Compliance group.
  • Lead efforts to internally assess, evaluate and make recommendations to management regarding the adequacy of the security controls for Guild's data and information technology systems.
  • Assist in ongoing  risk assessments and analysis of new and upcoming projects or controls
  • Maintain and coordinate policy and procedure reviews, coordinate training and communication to ensure all Guilders meet compliance requirements
  • Assist with the coordination with Guild’s external auditors regarding organization controls (SOC I & II) and coordinate to resolve identified gaps
  • Work closely with IT leaders, technical experts, deans and administrative leaders across Guild on a wide variety of security and compliance issues that require an in-depth understanding of the IT environment in their units, as well as the research landscape and federal regulations that pertain to their unit’s administrative, academic and research areas.
  • Drive the identification of risks, associated controls and their treatment, communicating and working with engineering leadership to develop remediations to risk.
  • Partnering with the compliance analysts, security engineers, engineering leadership and other key stakeholders and ensuring risks are appropriately shared, managed and reported.
  • Create and maintain policies, standards, procedures and guidelines to changing Infosec Landscape

You are a strong fit for this role if you have:

Required Competencies

  • Previous experience in defining and writing controls, understanding of IT General Controls (ITGCs).
  • Practical hands-on experience in a Risk Management environment
  • Data Governance, Information Security and Compliance knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of NIST requirements
  • Foundational understanding of Cloud infrastructure concepts

Preferred Competencies

  • Experience reviewing cloud technologies (AWS, Heroku, SalesForce) and DevOps environments
  • SOC 1 and 2 experience
  • Experience using NIST 800-171 or 899-53 as a framework
  • Working knowledge of Data Privacy and compliance requirements (GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, etc)
  • Experience with ITGCs as related to SOX.

About Guild:

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 also just became the latest female-led company to hit a $1billion valuation and the only B-corp with those qualifications.  Our Series D 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.


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Location

370 17th St., Suite 3600, Denver, CO 80202

An Insider's view of Guild Education

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're fast-paced and got a little bit of a startup vibe, so there's always plenty to learn from and grow!People are collaborative and ready to bring their knowledge, experience, and ideas to the table to make sure we're doing right by each other and our students.As hard-working as everyone is, you can also be rest assured we also love to celebrate!

Kendry

Bilingual Student Success Advisor

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We're incredibly cross functional and believe heavily in developing and cultivating strong relationships not only with our external partners, but internally across and within departments as well. One of my favorite traditions is that each new hire at Guild is given a coffee card when they start to encourage them to grab coffee with others and get t

Annie

Partner Marketing, Employer Success

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since my humble beginning as a Guild Intern, I have had opportunities afforded to me that stretch me in ways that align with my values and push me to be a little uncomfortable while still having welcome support. I’m now in a position where I get to learn first-hand from experts that I don’t believe I was qualified for before working at Guild.

Paco

Senior Associate of University Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

My team works on ensuring that new users can find what they need and engage with our platform easily. Many of the technical challenges we face involve scaling the early-stage version of Guild’s app into something more flexible for our next growth phase. We deal with the difficult (but fascinating!) tradeoffs of these decisions every day.

April

Software Engineer

What are Guild Education Perks + Benefits

Guild Education Benefits Overview

At Guild, we’re expanding opportunity for America’s workforce, and we’re committed to doing the same for our own employees by supporting them professionally and personally. Guild offers benefits and perks to support all employees and their families. From $0 medical premiums to a flexible parental leave policy to tuition assistance to company equity for all employees, we have something for everyone at Guild.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Guild has a yearly "Guild Gives Back" day, where we provide organized volunteer opportunities to all our employees as well as a "12 Days of Giving" around the holidays!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Guild has a highly diverse management team, with nearly 75% of employees reporting to female leadership.
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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