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Assistant General Counsel, Privacy

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Employer Provided Salary: 206,000-330,000 Annually
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Assistant General Counsel, Privacy

Toast is driven by building the all-in-one restaurant platform that helps restaurants operate their business, increase sales, engage guests, and keep employees happy.

The Privacy function sits within the Legal and Compliance teams and is responsible for advising cross-functional stakeholders located within the US and international community.  We are searching for an individual who can lead this function and the dedicated privacy professionals working to ensure that our best-in-class product continues to comply with the ever-changing privacy regulatory environment.  

As Assistant General Counsel, Privacy, you will be responsible for providing legal, regulatory, and domain-specific expertise to manage and expand a comprehensive global Privacy and data protection program that spans across internal and consumer-facing products and commercial agreements. 

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, driven, and experienced leader that is comfortable supporting a fast-growing business and partnering with various functions and business units across the organization, as well as managing and setting expectations for our internal Privacy team. 

About this role (Responsibilities)

  • Lead the company’s Privacy function with the ongoing enhancement, development, and management of a comprehensive program (including policy development, individual rights compliance, training, third party management, incident response etc.)
  • Work closely and collaboratively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to understand, research, analyze and advise on new products, services, technologies and processes impacting Toast’s business and customers
  • Provide guidance and consultation to our business on Privacy program initiatives and compliance as part of our day-to-day business operations or as part of larger projects (including commercial, marketing, product development, corporate development, HR, security and other subject matters)
  • Support and manage any ongoing privacy projects and requirements across our operations, including management of various global privacy projects, drafting and operationalization of new policies and governance, product rollouts and other privacy program initiatives
  • Think creatively and uniquely to navigate complex regulatory environments to
    ensure a smooth user-experience and compliance
  • Create internal processes and policies designed to ensure best-in-class
    Privacy practices and an effective roll-out of new products
  • Develop, monitor and assess the impact of new privacy and security regulatory developments and the resulting impact to Toast’s business units globally
  • Provide privacy and security-focused drafting and contract negotiation support to the commercial legal team for new vendor, partner and customer agreements (and third-party management generally)
  • Remain up-to-date on relevant laws and regulations and provide advice to the
    business stakeholders


  • Have at least 10+ years of relevant in-house legal department experience leading Privacy programs and advising senior leaders across various internal teams on privacy related matters for new products, product enhancements, and consumer related issues
  • Experience scaling and managing a team of Privacy attorneys
  • Significant experience advising on and supporting compliance with GDPR and other related global legislation
  • Experience negotiating privacy and security provisions in technology agreements 
  • Experience managing large cross-functional privacy projects preferred
  • Policy drafting experience (both internal and external-facing) preferred
  • Ability to break down complex and often ambiguous requirements into actionable advice
  • CIPP or similar certification preferred 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment; Fintech, software and/or other technology companies preferred
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, diverse, inclusive and open-minded office environment and contribute to the thriving culture

Elements of our Total Rewards:

  • Flexible vacation and time off 
  • Sabbatical opportunity after five years
  • Professional Development Reimbursement Program
  • Commitment to Employee Wellness through various benefits and programs
  • Various peer and company recognition programs 
  • 401(k) and matching
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Coverage
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Subsidized backup childcare

Our Spread* of Total Rewards
We strive to provide competitive compensation and benefits programs that help to attract, retain, and motivate the best and brightest people in our industry. Our total rewards package goes beyond great earnings potential and provides the means to a healthy lifestyle with the flexibility to meet Toasters’ changing needs. Learn more about our benefits at


The base salary range for this role is listed below. The starting salary will be determined based on skills and experience. In addition to base salary, our total rewards components include cash compensation (overtime, bonus/commissions if eligible), equity, and benefits.

Pay Range

$206,000$330,000 USD

We are Toasters

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is Baked into our Recipe for Success.

At Toast our employees are our secret ingredient. When they are powered to succeed, Toast succeeds.

The restaurant industry is one of the most diverse industries. We embrace and are excited by this diversity, believing that only through authenticity, inclusivity, high standards of respect and trust, and leading with humility will we be able to achieve our goals.

Baking inclusive principles into our company and diversity into our design provides equitable opportunities for all and enhances our ability to be first in class in all aspects of our industry.

Bready* to make a change? Apply today!

Toast is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive hiring process. As part of this commitment, we strive to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities to enable them to access the hiring process. If you need an accommodation to access the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected].

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What are Toast Perks + Benefits

Toast Benefits Overview

Toast strives to provide competitive compensation and benefits programs that help to attract, retain and motivate the best and brightest people in our industry. Our total reward package goes beyond great earnings potential and provides the means to a healthy lifestyle with the flexibility to meet our employees’ changing needs.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
We have 14 employee resource groups, known as Toast Communities, dedicated to empowering employees.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Toast, we're focused on empowering the entire person. We know that wellness looks a little different for everyone, which is why we offer an array of benefits outside of the traditional offerings, including mental health programs, financial wellness resources, care giver benefits, and so much more. By providing our employees with plentiful resources and benefits, we're setting them up to thrive.

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