Ellucian Privacy Counsel in Reston, Virginia


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Privacy Counsel



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Role Description:

  • Assist the company with identifying responsibilities related to privacy, security, confidentiality and complying with those responsibilities

  • Work closely with the head of Compliance and the Company’s CISO to evolve the Company’s cyber privacy and security policies and procedures

  • Identify areas of risk to relevant business units and work with the business to find options for mitigating that risk while maintaining overall corporate strategy

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Relevant experience:

Deep knowledge of US, EU and other global privacy laws.

The successful candidate will have experience in assisting organizations with data protection or relevant educational or internship experience.

Experience in an in-house role is preferred. Experience working in a multinational company and a complex, matrixed environment is a plus.

Member in good standing of the bar in at least one state/territory in the United States or in Ireland.

CIPP/US, CIPP/E or CIPM certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Competencies: Strong interpersonal and relationship skills and ability to work collaboratively and influence diverse stakeholders to change traditional ways of doing business. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with ability to listen and communicate effectively with individuals at various levels and functions within an organization. Ability to proactively drive projects as a self-starter, to exercise good independent judgment, and to effectively manage multiple priorities under time pressure. Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; ability to understand complex topics and identify the critical issues in a timely manner. Excellent organizational skills, and a keen attention to detail.

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Candidates that are otherwise qualified and that are fluent in multiple languages, particularly Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Company Information:

Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings. With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education.

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We’re inclusive

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Ellucian without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.