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Job Post at Coursera Associate Commercial Counsel

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Coursera is a leading online learning platform for higher education, where 64 million learners from around the world come to learn skills of the future. More than 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, certificates, and degree programs.
2,500 companies trust the company’s enterprise platform Coursera for Business to transform their talent. Coursera for Government equips government employees and citizens with in-demand skills to build a competitive workforce. Coursera for Campus empowers any university to offer high-quality, job-relevant online education to students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Coursera is backed by leading investors that include Kleiner Perkins, New Enterprise Associates, Learn Capital, and SEEK Group.
Legal and Compliance is responsible for managing all legal and regulatory matters, including contracts, corporate governance, general compliance, academic compliance, employment law matters, intellectual property, product counseling, government relations, and claims. The team includes dedicated teams that support every aspect of Coursera’s platform, including university, enterprise, and industry partnerships.
As Associate Commercial Counsel, the successful attorney will draft, negotiate, and manage commercial contracts and will work with business partners to create and improve processes in support of Coursera’s B2B business. We’re looking for an attorney who is passionate about business growth and education. We want a candidate who is energized by the challenges of growing a B2B business globally and being a strategic business partner for a dynamic team experiencing rapid expansion. This role will engage with all levels of employees and management, so interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) are vital to strong working relationships. The position requires a strong background in commercial law.
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Your Responsibilities:

    • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial agreements, including NDAs, data protection addenda, software purchase agreements, and upsell and renewal agreements.
    • Interfacing with our sales, information security, privacy and finance teams to navigate customer requirements.
    • Assisting in the creation, implementation, and maintenance of contract templates, playbooks, and procedures with the goal of scaling company activities while ensuring manageable risk.
    • Tracking contracts from intake, to signature, to filing, including maintaining electronic filing of agreements and tracking requirements resulting from special terms.
    • Provide interpretation of contractual terms and guidance on legal and business risks as well as providing creative solutions to potential issues.
    • Keeping abreast of applicable laws, regulations and industry guidance that impact Coursera’s commercial agreements and business practices in the Asia Pacific region.

Basic Qualifications:

    • LLB/LLM with 3+ years of relevant post qualification experience
    • Fluent in English, and have overall a high level of written and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Prior in-house experience at a global technology company strongly preferred
    • Demonstrated experience in negotiating, drafting, and managing contracts from start to finish
    • Possess a practical approach to problem-solving and be able to counsel internal clients with clear, concise and creative advice on timelines to meet business needs
    • Operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive, “can do” attitude to the workplace and works collaboratively with other members of the Legal and Compliance team and with internal clients
    • Thrives in an ever-changing, start-up environment, and works quickly under time-pressure deadlines
    • Have integrity and a commitment to ethics
    • Demonstrated proficiency with G Suite and Microsoft Word
Coursera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected class.
If you are an individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please contact us at [email protected].
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