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Product & Privacy Counsel, Legal and Grants (Technology)

Company: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy thats leveraging technology to help solve some of the worlds toughest challenges from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity, were pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.Our ValuesWe believe we can help build a future for everyone.We aim to be daring, but humble:We look for bold ideas regardless of structure and stage and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term:We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.Stay close to the real problems:We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our societys challenges like those who live them every day. Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.The OpportunityWe believe in a future for everyone. As we engage directly in our communities, we work from a shared place of trust. We know that our communities care deeply about how information is collected, used, and shared. We do too. So when CZI builds products or tackles problems, we consider the communitys safety, privacy, and security at every step of the process. We call this being Trustworthy By Design and our goal is to be world class at it.Were looking for a Product and Privacy Counsel to help our efforts. In this role, you will partner with engineers, product managers, data scientists, grantmakers, and communications and policy experts to help make CZI a trustworthy and trusted institution. You will help us design and create solutions that comply with laws, respect the rights of others, and drive Privacy and Security by design. You will also support development of our organization-wide intellectual property strategy, our grantmaking and investment efforts, work regularly with external partners, and be a leader that helps build the culture of our team and the entire organization. You will report to the Director - Product and Privacy.If you are a mission-oriented builder who enjoys learning, strategic and creative thinking, writing, and collaborating across multiple functions, then this job is for you. We cant wait to hear from you.You willProvide legal and thought leadership on product development, including privacy and security by designBe a generalist capable of going wide and deep on all issues of law (e.g. privacy, security, IP, consumer protection, contract, state and federal education regulations, open source) pertaining to your products and focus areasContribute to CZI-wide product development and privacy and security efforts, including partnering with infrastructure engineers designing systems that support multiple CZI technology initiativesInterface regularly with external partners, including supporting partnership and technology agreementsHelp design, implement, and improve privacy and security diligence and capacity building for grantees and other close partnersProvide strategic and tactical support for communications and policy engagement effortsPartner with and manage outside counselContribute to general team and organizational operations, including taking on special projects or backfilling other functions, as necessaryYou have7+ years of law firm and in-house experience; JD required and an active membership in at least one U.S. state bar, preferably CaliforniaIdeal candidates will have prior product counsel experience at a rapidly scaling employer. Salary and title commensurate with experience.Experience with a variety of privacy regulations (e.g. FERPA, COPPA, GDPR, HIPAA etc.)Experience with technology transactions (e.g. licensing, SaaS, and partnership agreements)Familiarity with and a deep curiosity to learn more about technologiesPassion for science and interest in advancing the pace of biomedical researchSense of humor, initiative, and an ability to roll up your sleeves and get things done while thinking strategically and creativelyA learning and growth mindset coupled with humility and mission- and team-oriented sensibilitiesSDL2017

Keywords: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Redwood City , Product & Privacy Counsel, Legal and Grants (Technology), Other , Redwood City, California

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