Do you believe that people should compassionately support one another to create a better world? Well, we do!

Serving as the world’s most trusted fundraising platform, GoFundMe is committed to creating a better world by making it safe and easy for people to support causes they’re passionate about. When someone sees a need—whether it’s in their neighborhood or across the globe—they can turn their compassion into action through GoFundMe. Our customers have raised over $15 billion for their personal causes, making GoFundMe a top 200 website in the US based on traffic, with a monthly audience of over 100 million people.

GoFundMe is looking for an experienced privacy, data protection and information security attorney to (a) build, refine and scale privacy and data protection compliance processes and (b) be a specialist focused on partnering closely with the Data Protection Officer, and the legal, information security and product teams.  

You need to be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with broad responsibilities. Legal smarts are a must but we are also looking for a keen business sense, common sense, a strong work ethic, and a likeable personality. You must have the ability to operate independently, proactively, and cross functionally with teams across the organization. Experience advising or working on fintech related privacy and data protection issues is required. 

The Job…

  • Build, refine and scale privacy and data protection compliance processes for a fast-paced and growing business
  • Provide privacy and information security support to members throughout the company, including but not limited to the Data Protection Officer, and Information Security and Product teams.  
  • Be a cross-functional champion for privacy and information security.
  • Lead and manage regulatory investigations and responses.
  • Lead and manage data protection impact assessments and audits.
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team to deliver best in class privacy and information security training initiatives across GoFundMe.
  • Work with other teams to review and track privacy and information security compliance through project lifecycles. 
  • Work with other teams to define and enhance internal policies and controls governing data security and privacy.
  • Support and manage various one off projects.

You...

  • 6+ years of legal experience, including supporting and advising businesses on privacy, data protection and information security related concerns, ideally with both a law firm and within a technology, fintech or other internet company.  
  • JD from an accredited law school, and be admitted to a State Bar and be in good standing. 
  • CIPP preferred.
  • Comfortable working in a company that is fast-paced and experiencing rapid growth.
  • International experience in payments or fintech fields is a plus.
  • Ability to lead and manage privacy and information security investigations including responses to regulatory inquiries. 
  • Experience with privacy and data protection compliance processes and practices.
  • Experience advising diverse stakeholders on privacy and data protection issues from employee, marketing, sales, product and engineering to everything else in between.
  • Excellent knowledge of global privacy standards and regimes including but not limited to CCPA, CPRA, and GDPR. 
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters and technologies.
  • You are a self-starter who works well with minimal supervision, but shows excellent judgment about when to look to managers and teammates for guidance, and when and how to communicate with diverse stakeholders.
  • You are a team player with a proven track record of building cross-functional relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete several simultaneous projects on a deadline.
  • Detail oriented with excellent writing skills.
  • You get things done!

Why you’ll love it here . . . 

  • We offer competitive pay, stock options, and excellent benefits. Employees can choose from a wide range of health insurance options, including medical, dental, and vision. We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of premiums for spouses and dependents. 
  • We provide generous maternity and paternity leave, as well as a 401(k) retirement plan with company matching.
  • Employees can enjoy perks such as complimentary lunches, commuter benefits, a $600 wellness stipend, paid volunteer time, and generous sick time and paid time off (Due to COVID-19 employees now get a work from home stipend) 
  • We encourage our employees to support fundraisers by offering our Gives Back program. Employees can select a fundraiser every week to nominate to receive a donation from the company.
  • Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team is always finding new ways for our company to uphold and represent the experiences of all of the people in our organization.
  • We offer employee resource groups for women, parents, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Your work has real purpose and will help change lives on a global scale.
  • You’ll be a part of a fun, supportive team that works hard and celebrates accomplishments together. 
  • We live by our core values: consider everything, do the right thing, spread empathy, delight the customer, and give back.
  • We are a certified Great Place to Work and we’re growing fast and have incredible opportunities ahead!

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GoFundMe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to providing diversity, equity, and inclusion training to all employees, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, or military or veteran status.

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