Director, Children's Advertising Review Unit
A$ A' "A' ?BBB National Programs BBB National Programs is where businesses turn to enhance consumer trust and consumers are heard.Director, Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU)Who We AreWe are a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a more accountable and trustworthy marketplace. As the foremost thought leader on industry self-regulation, we are shaping the way that businesses and consumers interact with one another. We are the home to more than a dozen self-regulation programs that set high standards for businesses and provide third-party accountability and dispute resolution services that help ensure a fair marketplace for consumers. BBB National Programs has worked with industry leaders and government regulatory agencies since 1971 to establish the standards that guide best practices in advertising, privacy, children's and teen's marketing, consumer warranty issues, and dispute resolution.About CaruSince its inception almost 50 years ago, the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU), a division of BBB National Programs, helps companies comply with laws and guidelines that protect children from deceptive or inappropriate marketing and ensure that, in an online environment, children's data is collected and handled responsibly. CARU, the nation's first Safe Harbor Program under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), monitors child-targeted media to ensure that advertisements are truthful, accurate, appropriate, and in compliance with applicable guidelines, including COPPA. When advertising or data collection practices are inconsistent with applicable laws or guidelines, CARU seeks change through voluntary cooperation of companies and, where relevant, enforcement action.YOUR IMPACTAs the Director, Children's Advertising Review Unit, you are the champion of the Program, leading a team of seasoned legal professionals to manage program development, innovation, and growth.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Grow and engage coalition of supporters to expand our reach in children's advertising policy development, privacy guidelines, and best practices. Lead children's advertising policy development, case selection, case review, , negotiations with companies participating in the self-regulatory process, and CARU supporter acquisition and retention. Oversee CARU's COPPA Safe Harbor program including development of online privacy guidelines and best practices, acquisition and retention of members and pricing of services. Develop and maintain active liaison with relevant state and federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and international policy organizations. Participate in relevant hearings, workshops, and conferences, and prepare position and comment papers for presentation to these bodies. Lead the team in executing a thought leadership strategy to expand outreach through written collateral, conferences, and events. What You Will Bring Must have: 10+ years' related experience Juris Doctor (JD) DegreeDemonstrated experience in issues relating to advertising and data privacy in the children's spaceFoundational knowledge of privacy laws specific to the children's space, such as COPPAStrong familiarity with relevant privacy laws such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)Entrepreneurial mindset, bringing curiosity, innovation, and networking skills to transcend growth targetsStrong people leadership skillsDemonstrated executive presence to inspire confidence, build coalitions, and effectively engage with internal and external stakeholdersBusiness and financial acumenExperience in public speaking Member of a bar of a relevant jurisdictionCOVID-19 Vaccination Let us know if you have: Prior in-house counsel privacy or advertising counsel, Chief Privacy Officer, or similar work experience Knowledge of or experience with emerging technologies including social media platforms and IoT productsCIPP certification Experience at a major corporation, AMLAW 200 law firm, Big4 accounting, major consulting, or relevant government agency WHAT WE OFFER:At BBB National Programs, we bring a growth mindset as we advance our mission and strive to foster trust, innovation, and competition in the marketplace. Cultivating a team of talented and engaged professionals who seek out new challenges and opportunities catalyze our progress. We are an inclusive organization, bringing a dynamic environment that supports our employees and the meaningful work we do. Health & Welfare Benefits : You will be offered a comprehensive plan offering health, dental and vision plans. paid short-term disability insurance, and life insurance. Financial Well-Being : Build your retirement savings with our 401k plan matching up to 6% of your contributions. Time Off : You will have flexibility for the time you need off from work. We offer a variety of plans including vacation, personal, and sick leave. Wellness : We promote physical and mental wellness by providing a fully equipped on-site fitness center in our offices and an employee assistance program. Environment: Our modern headquarters in McLean, VA provides space for creativity and collaboration, and the technology resources so you can be at your best. We believe that an inclusive mindset and diverse workforce are strengths in fulfilling our mission; therefore, we continuously work to engage and develop diverse and inclusive talent and leaders.This position will be based at our McLean, VA headquarters under a hybrid in-office / remote model.BBB National Programs is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer.