Governance Privacy Counsel

6 days left

Washington, DC
Aug 28, 2021
Sep 27, 2021
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment.

The Office of General Counsel strives to actively and effectively represent the Association and its affiliates' legal interests and to facilitate the efforts of staff and volunteers in fulfilling AARP's mission. We provides legal guidance to the AARP Board of Directors and its committees and staff, the AARP Foundation Board of Directors and staff, AARP Services Board of Directors and staff, and the trustees of the AARP Group Health Insurance Program

Reporting to the Privacy Officer and Senior General Counel, the Governance Privacy Counsel and Associate General Counsel works on privacy governance and data privacy issues for AARP and its affiliates, as well as other related legal subject areas. This role carries out privacy regulatory compliance and builds the privacy program at AARP, while supporting other legal areas as needed. Additionally, the role provides legal counsel and advice on a variety of issues, performs legal research, manages outside counsel, and helps oversee the work of AARP privacy staff.

  • Maintains and grows AARP data privacy governance program, including drafting and updating relevant internal privacy policies per regulation
  • Manages and enforces personal data retention limits within enterprise
  • Oversees governance for Email, SMS, chatbot, apps, phone and other communications channels and work with communications teams on compliance issues and new use cases
  • Supports privacy program development for AARP affiliated entities
  • Manages employee data privacy and rights requests per regulation
  • Works effectively with cross-functional teams (data, information security, business units) to safeguard personal data and implement privacy safeguards
  • Responds to legal inquiries from business units, consumers and regulators
  • Provides legal review and analysis in additional related areas as needed, including media and IP, contracts and commercial transactions.
  • J.D. degree plus a minimum of 8 years' of legal experience in regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, legal research. Specific experience in privacy a plus but not required
  • Privacy experience and CIPP/US/E or other privacy related certifications a plus
  • Must be or be able to become a member in good standing with the District of Columbia bar
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Customer friendly approach to working with internal clients
  • Independent worker with good judgment to escalate complex issues when necessary
  • Ability to become familiar and keep abreast of data privacy, IP and media laws and tax-exempt requirements
  • Must function with the highest degree of integrity and ethical standards. Passion for our nonprofit mission a definite positive
  • Ability to handle different subject areas, pivot as needed, prioritize, with strong attention to detail
  • Must be customer-oriented, approachable, responsive, engaging and a team player
Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others. Visit for more information.

As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice.

This position provides relocation benefits for eligible applicants.
Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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