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Compliance Lead

| Greater NYC Area
As Teachable's first dedicated Compliance lead, you will have the opportunity to develop and implement Teachable's global data privacy program while also leading and expanding the Company's compliance function to cover multiple disciplines.


  • Lead the development and implementation of Teachable’s global data privacy program. You will have the opportunity to build this program from the ground up, working with and providing supervision of external parties (law firms, consultants) as needed
  • Facilitate compliance with privacy legislation such as GDPR, PIPEDA, etc.
  • Draft or revise internal and external documentation and policies (e.g. TOS, Privacy Policy, data retention policy, etc.)
  • Develop internal workflows, including data control design and monitoring
  • Work with the Engineering team to scope and perform periodic data privacy risk assessments, mitigation and remediation
  • Establish best practices and training for employees
  • Provide strategic leadership and tactical support for all compliance related programs and initiatives such as fraud and AML risk management, PCI DSS, SOC 2, etc.
  • Remain up-to-date on relevant consumer protection, privacy and data security laws and regulations, as well as on technological developments and evolving industry standards
  • Review and collaborate with Marketing, Finance and Customer Care to ensure external messaging is in accordance with industry standards and requirements
  • Work with People Operations to draft and update employee handbooks, company policies, and benefits documentation for federal, state and local compliance
  • Work with Finance to ensure Teachable is in compliance with all relevant payments-related regulations

Qualifications and Experience

  • 8+ years’ work experience
  • At least 2 years experience in a technology startup environment
  • At least 4 years experience in a compliance-related capacity addressing legal risks and obligations under privacy and data security laws in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Experience with privacy and data security laws in other countries a plus
  • Fluency translating legal advice into actionable guidance for product, engineering and business teams
  • Adaptability and ability to work on a wide range of matters that arise on a day-to-day basis
  • Must be comfortable working in a startup environment
  • Attention to detail and a sense of humor

Teachable is an instructor-focused online course platform that lets course creators build and sell courses on any topic, from iOS development to watercolor painting to card tricks. Our thousands of instructors have earned more than $250M to date, and we've raised $12.5m+ from a group of top venture investors. We're growing rapidly, with triple-digit year-over-year growth, and are continuing to build a diverse team of top-notch talent in NYC.
At Teachable, you will have the freedom to do your job and be an integral member of our tight-knit team, and you can do it all in our beautiful office in Flatiron with great benefits and perks. You’ll also get access to an ever-growing base of online educators, and your work will directly impact hundreds of thousands of online educators, entrepreneurs, and creatives.
Teachable encourages individuals from a broad diversity of backgrounds to apply for positions. If you're on the fence about applying, please do! Additionally, Teachable is an equal opportunity employer. This means we are committed to a fair and consistent interview process, and to constantly working to ensure an inclusive work environment.
Finally, please tell us in your application if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. We'd do this anyway, but federal law requires us to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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  • Engineering
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New York , NY 10010

What are Teachable Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Awesome Coworkers, Custom Desk Setup, Wellness Match, Teachable Course Stipend, Company Activities, Annual Company Retreat.

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