Governance Privacy Counsel

Washington, DC
Dec 12, 2021
Dec 16, 2021
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Reporting to AARP's Privacy Officer and Senior General Counsel, 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
  • 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 a competitive compensation and benefits package including 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.

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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