Posted on: 11/8/2021

Job type: Permanent

Sector: IT

 
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Legal counsel for online educational platform/ Education industry experience is required

OUR CLIENT

Leading online education platform in Europe and Africa, offering fully accredited online diplomas based on the skills of the future. Each month, at least 300 000 free students from around the world connect to our platform, and we currently count more than 10 000 degree students.

Proud to be part of the B Corp community (more than 3,500 companies that combine profit and general interest) and to have the Great Place to Work label. We are also part of the Next40 group for the second consecutive year.  This job will report to the General Counsel.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide legal and regulatory advice on a wide range of matters related to the company’s US expansion and operations, including education, privacy, consumer protection, regulatory matters, and government relations.
  • Keep current of regulatory and policy developments involving education, apprenticeships, reskilling and upskilling in the US.
  • Interpret laws in the context of the company’s activities (including personal data, anti-fraud, anti-corruption, competition law, ethics), while ensuring that relevant stakeholders are in possession of necessary information.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of policies and procedures, and standard contract template language.
  • Promote company mission, ethics and integrity and ensure it complies with all applicable local laws and regulations.
  • Assist to efficiently detect and correct any violations.
  • Assist in the event of administrative or law enforcement audits, investigations or litigation with the support of external counsel.
  • Advise on business, accreditation and privacy projects as needed.
  • Provide ad hoc legal advice on jurisdiction-specific employment laws.
  • Collaborate with internal partners to respond to requests from regulators, agencies, law enforcement, and customers.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelors degree in legal studies
  • At least 6 years of experience in education and/or regulatory law
  • Good knowledge of GDPR and US data protection laws
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities
  • Exposure to diverse and complex environments
  • Experience creating and managing compliance processes and moving the large-scale projects forward
  • US recognized compliance certification is a plus: Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and/or Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

SKILL SET REQUIRED
  • You are autonomous, organized and rigorous in order to carry out your missions.
  • You are objective-driven and self-motivated.
  • You possess the flexibility and understanding of the culture of a fast-paced, commercially oriented technology company.
  • You are proactive and service-oriented attitude used to working in an international environment.
  • You are able to maintain strong working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • You are a team player with the ability to work independently.
  • You have legal analytical skills combining ethics and practicality.
  • You are comfortable with technology (previous experience with our tools would be a bonus: DropBox, Google Docs, Concord, Slack).
*This role can work remotely*

Contact

Sofia Gonzalez


United States

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