Director of Compliance
Posted on 8/24/2023

51-200 employees

Fosters STEM entrepreneurship through training, funding, and networking.
Company Overview
VentureWell stands out as a nurturing hub for STEM innovators and entrepreneurs, providing comprehensive support through funding, training, and mentorship to transform ideas into impactful solutions. Their commitment to fostering collaboration and promoting institutional change is evident in their extensive network-building efforts and programs that empower faculty and students alike. This focus on holistic development, coupled with their mission to solve the world's most pressing challenges, makes VentureWell a dynamic and purposeful place to work.
Venture Capital

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Hadley, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Customer Service
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Legal & Compliance
  • Bachelor's degree in law, business, or a related field. A master's degree or JD would be a plus
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in a privacy and compliance role
  • Experience in the non-profit sector, particularly with federal grants and contracts, is a strong advantage including knowledge of 2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Experience with Other Transaction Authority (OTA) a plus
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to explain complex legal and regulatory issues in a clear and concise manner
  • Proven ability to influence and drive organizational culture towards privacy and compliance; must have experience leading change management with a strong preference for it to be with a unit or organization of at least 100 employees
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning, staying abreast of the latest advancements and trends in privacy law, regulation, and technology
  • Are able to succeed and thrive in an environment with competing and changing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Have track records of and ability to build solid collaborative working relationships, and are proven team players who enjoy a “customer service” orientation to collaboration
  • Are committed to embedding equity in our internal practices and culture and in our programs in order to live and achieve our mission
  • Bring openness and engagement to personal, professional, and organization-wide learning on race, class, gender, justice, and equity
  • Are curious and committed to issues of environmental sustainability
  • Are self-starters with excellent attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work
  • Are active learners who independently learn new tools and work processes quickly
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • It's our aim for our employees in this position to not work more than a 40-hour workweek during non urgent times
  • 20 paid vacation days PLUS the week off between Christmas and New Years
  • 12 paid wellness days
  • Develop, implement, and oversee the organization's programs for ensuring data protection and compliance, and adherence to legal standards, industry regulations, and internal policies, with particular emphasis on privacy-related laws and regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, and CCPA
  • Drive the transformation towards better data protection and compliance, advocating a culture of transparency and accountability throughout the organization, especially regarding data protection and privacy rights
  • Oversee and conduct regular internal audits of company programs to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, contractual agreements, and privacy obligations
  • Educate and train employees on regulations, industry practices, and the importance of privacy and compliance in their respective roles and duties
  • Create strategies to manage compliance and privacy risk, including privacy impact assessments, data breach response protocols, and privacy-by-design principles in product and process development
  • Manage organization's insurance policies and monitor coverage to account for growth and changing risk profile
  • Work closely with the Director of Contracts to develop and maintain contract and subcontract/subaward templates library, ensuring alignment with the terms of the organization's prime agreements
  • Advise internal stakeholders during contract negotiations on contract terms and conditions
  • Develop and implement internal and external conflict of interest (COI) policies and procedures, including managing risk mitigation plans with consultants and subcontractors
  • Liaise with external regulators and advisors as needed