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Associate General Counsel

at The College Board | National Office (New York, NY) | View all jobs

The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for an Associate General Counsel for our Legal department. This position is based in our New York office.

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 Associate General Counsel will be a recognized legal expert within the College Board and a true counselor and valued business partner.  As a key legal advisor to the organization, the Associate General Counsel has significant interaction with all levels of management and 1,800+ employees as well as third parties.

What you’ll do

  • Provides legal support to College Board’s technology groups.
  • Serves as principal counsel for SAAS, cloud, licensing and software development agreements.
  • Works closely with College Board’s product, data security, and privacy teams.
  • Advises internal staff and interacts with external parties on behalf of the organization regarding a diverse range of legal and commercial issues that will be largely contractual and transactional but that also may include compliance, litigation and dispute management, privacy, intellectual property, technology, employment, investigations, governance, policies, corporate or other areas.
  • Works collaboratively with and manages outside counsel on various legal issues; providing direction, discussing strategy, reviewing work product and managing fees.

About you

 Required Skills and Experience

  • J.D. and undergraduate degrees earned with excellent academic credentials.
  • Admission to and good standing in a U.S. state bar.
  • At least 8-10 years of broad and relevant legal experience, with at least several years of working on technology agreements.
  • Intellectual property and privacy experience are a plus.
  • Solid business acumen with sound judgment and the ability to provide business partners at every level with timely and appropriately risk-balanced advice and guidance.
  • 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, creativity and flexibility.
  • A team-oriented professional, who multi-tasks and prioritizes well, takes initiative, is capable of leading projects and who can work effectively both independently and with others.
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills.

More about you

 Required Competencies

  • Generosity in service of students, colleagues, and partners.
  • Command of evidence and technology.
  • Getting things done, with a premium on quality and efficiency. 


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.