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Chief Privacy Officer, Associate General Counsel

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The College Board is conducting a search for a Chief Privacy Officer, Associate General Counsel. This position can be based out of our New York, NY, Washington, DC or Reston, VA offices.

About the College Board

We are a mission-focused organization that believes that investing in education is investing in the future. From our earliest days, we have devoted ourselves to educational opportunity and achievement. We have promoted innovation, equity, and excellence for generations of students. We are advocates for children and parents; we empower teachers and educators, and we are a strong presence in thousands of schools and communities across the country through programs and services - the SAT, Advanced Placement (AP®) and Pre-AP are just a few. Our work falls broadly into four categories: College Readiness, College Connection & Success, Student Opportunities, and Advocacy.

Named by Fast Company as one of the most innovative education companies, the College Board is a mission-focused organization. This job requires a strong focus on improving educational opportunities and outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged students, in the context of a competitive business environment.

About the Role 

The Chief Privacy Officer, Associate General Counsel will be a recognized leader and expert in the legal, policy and compliance aspects of privacy and data security who will serve as a visible leader and advocate, both internally and externally, in the organization’s commitment to these areas. This person will be a true strategic partner who guides the organization, its leaders and staff with regard to 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.

What you’ll do

  • Builds and evolves a comprehensive privacy program governing the collection, use and disclosure of personal data, including student data.
  • Drives awareness and implementation of the privacy program at all levels of the organization.
  • Strategically advises on the development of products and services that anticipate and successfully navigate privacy considerations.
  • Serves as the “face” of privacy for the organization, attending and leading key meetings with College Board stakeholders including staff, our members, higher education and government officials.
  • Analyzes and advises on new and proposed state and federal privacy laws, proactively partnering with College Board policy and government relations teams.
  • Maintains expertise on all matters relating to student privacy, including FERPA, PPRA, COPPA and state student privacy laws such as SOPIPA.
  • Counsels on global privacy laws, including GDPR, and other privacy, marketing and data security laws, including CAN-SPAM, TCPA and PCI - DSS.
  • Independently or collaboratively drafts, reviews, and negotiates various agreements and responses to RFPs as they pertain to privacy and data security (e.g., vendor and services agreements; government contracts with federal, state and municipal entities; collaborative research requests and proposals).
  • Partners with the data governance team, information security teams and the Chief Information Security Officer on data governance policies, practices, standards and certifications.

About you

  • JD 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.
  • Preference for someone with strategic and/or transformational leadership experience.
  • Ability to build privacy programs including implementing privacy impact assessments.
  • Superior written and verbal communication.
  • 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 and creativity.
  • 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 team members.
  • Preference for experience working on student data privacy issues with state and/or federal departments of education.

More about you

  • Experience with privacy as applied to digital products.
  • Experience in the education industry.
  • In-house or non-legal business.
  • Experience working with international constituents and international law.
  • Generosity in service of students and colleagues. 
  • Getting things done mindset with a premium on quality.


We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes up to four weeks of paid time off each year, comprehensive health insurance, a generous retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, ongoing professional development and training, and more. 


Our mission is to clear a path for all students to own their future.

EEOC statement

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.