PowerSchool’s Vice President, Assistant General Counsel reports directly to the General Counsel. This role works closely with other executives in the company and manages “specialty areas” in the legal department supported by a team of attorneys, a contract administrator and legal operations manager. This role will work within an existing open and transparent work culture to support a driven global sales team as well as PowerSchool’s bids and proposals (RFP), renewals, customer success, professional services, partnerships, and billings teams. This role is suitable for a hands-on, results-oriented, business-minded executive-level attorney. The ideal candidate will effectively collaborate with senior members of all departments in the organization to support the strategies of the General Counsel and other executive leaders in the company. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience managing a team of attorneys, a positive change agent driving company-wide initiatives, and demonstrated expertise and experience in the following areas: technology and services sales, privacy, security, compliance, regulatory, contract negotiations, and public procurement. This position will work closely with the General Counsel (GC), the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), and other C-Suite executives on various matters related to sales transactions.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.
Manage, guide, direct and evaluate a team of attorneys and contract administrators providing support to a variety of commercial transactions and other legal matters as required.
Participate and drive the design, development and internal publication of additional company and legal policies, procedures, and training to institute best practices with respect to global sales, privacy, and security.
Drive alignment and programs, to educate the entire organization on legal and regulatory matters and on the business implications of each.
Be responsible for facilitating cross-departmental alignment on processes and procedures to improve efficiency of the legal functions as they support teams across the organization.
Provide legal advice, opinions and solutions regarding issues and risks relating to the on-going and expanding business into international markets.
Identify, evaluate, and resolve complex business issues in a collaborative manner through cross-functional business teams.
Advise internal business stakeholders such as other VPs, SVPs, CFO, CEO and directors on risk and mitigation as a part of a commercial transaction mindful of the full business and legal context.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To be considered for and to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
10+ years’ experience, in management, corporate transactions and compliance, preferably within a private equity portfolio company, publicly traded company or at a top law firm
D. from a top tier law school
Member of a state bar in good-standing
Proven experience as a sales attorney working on high volume and high impact transactions with various types of customers, vendors, partners, etc.
Experienced, effective, and emotionally intelligent manager of attorneys and other legal professionals
Attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, multi-task, cope well with change and creatively mitigate risk
Demonstrated experience working directly with senior levels of management and effectively communicate legal issues; and making sound decisions within tight deadlines
Talent for organizational efficiency, and proactive improvement of the status quo
Ability to work on a small team in a casual atmosphere, while working hard.
Strong demonstrated experience in software licensing, hardware and service sales, procurement (inbound and outbound) and commercial agreements, including, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, licensed software, cloud-based solutions, intellectual property, and open source; distribution; consortium and reseller agreements a plus.
Experience reviewing, drafting, and negotiating federal (under FAR), state, and local government contracts related to, among other things, software licensing, marketing, products and services procurement, privacy and data rights and processing, and professional
Familiarity with other regulatory compliance issues including, but not limited to, print advertising, state and federal trade and competition regulations and statutes, privacy and data security laws and regulations.
Ability to handle and prioritize a high and diverse volume of contractual and other legal matters with limited supervision; this includes self-initiation of problem identification and resolution for company’s benefit even where not specifically pre-directed by a supervisor.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 2020-2552
About PowerSchool Group
At PowerSchool, we believe in the simple truth that every student deserves the best opportunities in life. That’s why our mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential, in their way. From the front office to the classroom to the home, PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, learning, grading, attendance, assessment, analytics, state reporting, special education, student registration, talent, finance, and HR. Today, we’re proud to be the leading provider of K-12 education application technology supporting over 45 million students in over 80 countries. Visit www.powerschool.com to learn more.
PowerSchool boasts over twenty years of innovation, starting as the first web-based student information system, through industry changing user interface and mobile apps, to our Student Information Systems and Unified Classroom platform. We have a history of leading the education technology industry, and are pleased to be delivering industry-first unified solutions that break down technology barriers for schools and districts giving educators a complet...e set of tools to unlock student potential.
Our team of 2500+ talented professionals proudly support PowerSchool products, services, and our community. Our dynamic team is made up of dedicated and passionate product managers, software engineers and architects, directors, technical support, service professionals, recruiters, finance gurus, solution sales specialists, and marketing masters.