OpenClassrooms

OpenClassrooms

Senior Counsel (U.S. focus) H/F/X

  • Permanent contract 
  • New York

The company

OpenClassrooms

OpenClassrooms

    The job

    Senior Counsel (U.S. focus) H/F/X

    • Permanent contract 
    • New York

    About

    OpenClassrooms est l’une des plus importantes plateformes d’éducation en ligne d’Europe ; OpenClassrooms forme les professionnels de demain aux métiers du numérique. Grâce à un modèle pédagogique unique, l’entreprise conduit chaque étudiant vers un diplôme reconnu et un emploi garanti.

    Fondée en 2013, nous sommes la première plateforme d’éducation en ligne en Europe et en Afrique, proposant des diplômes en ligne accrédités et formant aux compétences du futur. Chaque mois, pas moins de 300 000 étudiants du monde entier se connectent librement à notre plateforme, alors que nous comptons actuellement plus de 10 000 étudiants inscrits sur un parcours payant. OpenClassrooms est une entreprise à mission : “Rendre l’éducation accessible”, la mission de l’entreprise, est inscrite dans ses statuts.

    OpenClassrooms bâtit son développement sur une culture profondément ancrée, autour de quatre principes d’action : we dare, we persist, we care et we tell it as it is.

    L’entreprise travaille en étroite collaboration avec tous les acteurs de l’éducation, depuis les partenaires académiques jusqu’aux entreprises en passant par les institutions. OpenClassrooms recrute régulièrement.

    L’entreprise est passée de 50 collaborateurs à la mi-2017 à 150 à la fin 2018, après une levée de fonds de soixante millions de dollars opérée au mois de mai de cette dernière année.

    Job description

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide legal and regulatory advice on a wide range of matters related to the company’s US expansion and operations, including education, privacy, consumer protection, regulatory matters, and government relations.
    • Keep current of regulatory and policy developments involving education, apprenticeships, reskilling and upskilling in the US.
    • Interpret laws in the context of the company’s activities (including personal data, anti-fraud, anti-corruption, competition law, ethics), while ensuring that relevant stakeholders are in possession of necessary information. 
    • Assist with the development and implementation of policies and procedures, and standard contract template language. 
    • Promote OpenClassrooms’ mission, ethics and integrity and ensure it complies with all applicable local laws and regulations.
    • Assist to efficiently detect and correct any violations.
    • Assist in the event of administrative or law enforcement audits, investigations or litigation with the support of external counsel.
    • Advise on business, accreditation and privacy projects as needed.
    • Provide ad hoc legal advice on jurisdiction-specific employment laws.
    • Collaborate with internal partners to respond to requests from regulators, agencies, law enforcement, and customers.

    REPORTING LINE

     This job will report to the General Counsel.

    YOU WILL LOVE THIS JOB IF

    • You are autonomous, organised and rigorous in order to carry out your missions.
    • You are objective-driven and self-motivated.
    • You possess the flexibility and understanding of the culture of a fast-paced, commercially oriented technology company.
    • You are proactive and service-oriented attitude used to working in an international environment.
    • You are able to maintain strong working relationships with internal and external customers.
    • You are a team player with the ability to work independently.
    • You have legal analytical skills combining ethics and practicality.
    • You are comfortable with technology (previous experience with our tools would be a bonus: DropBox, Google Docs, Concord, Slack).
    • Fluency in written and spoken French is a quality you possess.

    YOUR BACKGROUND 

    • J.D. from top-tier law school
    • At least 6 years of experience in education and/or regulatory law
    • Good knowledge of GDPR and US data protection laws
    • Demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities
    • Exposure to diverse and complex environments
    • Experience creating and managing compliance processes and moving the large-scale projects forward
    • US recognized compliance certification is a plus: Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and/or Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

    WHY JOIN US

    • A work environment and a strong culture built on agility, openness, respect and high quality
    • A competitive salary
    • Dental and Vision: 100% covered for the employee and 75% for the family
    • 401K (pension): the company matches up to 5%
    • Health insurance: 100% covered for the employee and 75% for the family
    • Access to professional development training sponsored by OpenClassrooms
    • Parental & family leave (Maternity Leave Package)
    • PTO 20 Days and additional vacation days.  After 1 year at OpenClassrooms, a 1,000$ premium once a year for 15+ days off taken
    • “Remote First” work policy
    • A company MacBook

    HIRING PROCESS

    • The journey starts with a phone interview with a Talent Acquisition Manager (20 min)
    • Then a face-to-face (virtual) meeting with the General Counsel (1 hour)
    • This will then be followed by a case study to validate your practical job-related skills ( 1hour)
    • For the very final round, you will meet other teams in OpenClassrooms (Sales, Learning, Employers & Student Success, Finance…)
    • You will be asked to provide us with professional references including contact details.

     

    Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you! Apply today — we’re standing by for your resume!

     

    Feel free to check our online course How do we work at OpenClassrooms  to get the gist of who we are.

    👉 OpenClassrooms is a French hyper-growth company eligible for the French Tech Visa program. That means, for foreign candidates, benefiting from the accelerated procedure to apply for a "Talent Passport" residence permit. There is also a simplified "accompanying family" procedure available for spouses and dependent minor children. More information here

    👉 Working at OpenClassrooms means joining a dynamic and stimulating team, take up challenges, meet awesome people every week, and change the world, a little bit, every day!

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