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Assistant General Counsel, Privacy

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

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 educations, 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 of disadvantaged students, in the context of a competitive business environment. 

What you’ll do

  • Provide practical advice regarding the collection, processing, and disclosure of personal information in connection with College Board products and services.
  • Counsel on matters relating to student privacy, including FERPA, PPRA, COPPA and state student privacy laws such as SOPIPA.
  • Counsel on global privacy laws, including GDPR.
  • Advise on new and proposed state and federal privacy laws, proactively partnering with College Board policy and government relations teams.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate provisions in College Board contracts related to privacy, data sharing and data security.
  • Enhance College Board’s privacy program, including College Board’s Privacy Center.
  • Work with the data governance and information security teams on policies, standards, certifications, privacy impact assessments and data breach response.

About you

  • JD and undergraduate degrees earned with excellent academic credentials.
  • Admission to and good standing in a U.S. state bar.
  • At least three (3) years of related legal experience, either at a law firm or an in-house legal department.  
  • Enthusiasm for privacy law and desire to grow into a leadership role within that practice area.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • A cross functional collaborator who solves problems with diligence and creativity.
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

More about you

  • Experience with privacy as applied to digital products.
  • Experience in the education or consumer products spaces.
  • Experience with products and services that include data-sharing with third parties.


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.