This job contributes to REI’s success by providing legal services to the co-op and its officers, employees, and internal stakeholders in the areas of data privacy and technology. Reports to the Deputy General Counsel – Business, Brand & Digital. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.
Counsel clients on consumer data privacy and cybersecurity issues – including CCPA/CPRA, AdTech, and new developments
Work closely with IT InfoSec team
Review and draft data processing agreements, data privacy/security provisions, and agreements for digital/technology products and services
Support the operation, maintenance and improvement of our privacy program, which may involve: reviewing privacy assessments; developing and implementing data privacy documentation, resources, tools, and standard methodologies across the enterprise; drafting and updating policies and notices; crafting and implementing program forms and templates; evaluating program performance; and collaborating with our IT InfoSec team and outside counsel
Build and maintain expertise in data privacy laws, industry trends, and developments; participate in industry groups/forums
Build and deliver training on relevant legal topics for business clients and legal colleagues.
Manage outside counsel
Act in alignment with and model REI’s core values and mission
At least 5 years relevant privacy experience in one or more of the areas noted above, or comparable work experience. Previous in-house retail preferred
Experience with global consumer brands is also preferred
JD degree from top law school; US bar membership in good standing
CIPP/US or other privacy certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals is a plus, but not required
Highly responsive and service-oriented attitude
Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with multiple deadlines
Ability to maintain strong working relationships with cross-divisional partners
Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated ability to create useful business documents and presentations in plain English
Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to learn about and support multiple areas of the business
Active and effective team player and collaborator with internal business clients and within own department, including excellent people skills and the ability to build and maintain positive, supportive working relationships
Experience counseling and training business people with little or no legal background
Mature judgment and demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior leaders
Appreciation for and support of REI’s co-op structure, culture, and values
Ability to think strategically and provide critical analysis and risk assessments
Champion for the organization and advocate for solutions in the co-op’s overall best interest
Bring your passion and expertise
J.D. degree from an accredited law school with a national reputation
Membership in good standing in at least one state bar in the U.S
5+ years of large law firm experience in a sophisticated privacy practice (or the equivalent); some in-house experience is preferred [flexible, at discretion of DGC]
Relevant in-house legal experience with a consumer-brand company
Experience in a retail or branded services company with stores or field operations
CIPP/US or other privacy certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals
Experience managing outside counsel
Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts
Creates a strong, mutually supportive work spirit and culture where people can do their best
Establishes trust and inspires others
Makes effective organization and people decisions in a manner consistent with REI's values and ethics
Delivers on commitments and holds others to same
Champions the organization and advocates solutions in the overall Company's best interest
Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions
Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers
Fosters change in company direction
Effectively plans and executes changes
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 20026
At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) we believe a life outdoors is a life well-lived!
We believe that it’s in the wild, untamed and natural places that we find our best selves, so our purpose is to awaken a lifelong love of the outdoors, for all.
Since 1938, we have been your local outdoor co-op, working to help you experience the transformational power of nature. We bring you top-quality gear and apparel, expert advice, rental equipment, inspiring stories of life outside and outdoor experiences to enjoy alone or share with your friends and family. And because we have no shareholders, with every purchase you make with REI, you are choosing to steward the outdoors, support sustainable business and help the fight for life outside.
So whether you’re new to the outdoors or a seasoned pro, we hope you’ll join us.