Paper (501+ Employees, 536% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

185% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 536% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $390.1M Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

Driven by the mission to democratize education, Paper is the largest provider of educational support, supporting millions of students through partnerships with thousands of school districts. Paper helps deliver true educational equity through their category leading Educational Support System (ESS) that offers virtual access to 24/7 tutors and essay reviewers. Founded in 2014, Paper philosophically believes that all students should be given the tools and resources to reach their academic potential, independent of socio-economic status, geography, language or other barriers. We are headquartered in Montreal, Quebec with remote employees across the US and Canada. Paper is proud to have been named by GSV as one of the most transformational growth companies in digital learning.

Reporting to our Vice President of Technology, the Director of Information Security will ensure a security posture across the entire organization that efficiently protects our customers, employees, and the business. This individual will lead the team that defines and implements our company-wide information security program.


  • Own Paper’s information security program, supporting strategic business objectives such as incident response, risk assessment, data protection, physical security, and security training.
  • Maintain and revise corporate policies, controls, and procedures that govern Paper’s global security program.
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders to drive compliance with policies and standards to help ensure consistent application of security practices across the organization.
  • Develop and manage corporate-wide control activities, such as vulnerability and penetration tests, and incident response test exercises.
  • Be a tireless champion of compliance across the team, asking hard questions and proactively helping define reasonable compliance and business strategy balanced solutions.
  • Lead application and cloud security on our platform, ensuring we continue to build and maintain a secure platform that protects our users' data.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on cybersecurity, compliance certifications, and applicable security regulations.
  • Lead our pursuit of compliance certifications and regulatory assessments.
  • Develop metrics to gauge the effectiveness of our security program.
  • Advise senior management on the state of the security program.
  • Collaborate closely with the engineering team to ensure that the highest levels of information security are maintained.
  • Stay abreast of the latest information security technology and ensure Paper is using the best tooling to support the information security program.
  • Effectively communicate Paper’s security program with external parties such as customers and auditors.
  • Uphold and embody Paper’s mission, vision, and values.


  • Deep knowledge of information security governance, risk and compliance frameworks, regulations, and industry standards (including SOC 1 & 2, ISO 27001), and a strong understanding of how they apply to SaaS organizations and products.
  • Experience leading teams and influencing activities across functions without formal authority to deliver results.
  • Comfort with working in large, remote teams.
  • Experience responding to customer and prospect vendor security requests / questionnaires.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, technical and non-technical content to all organization levels.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

Job perks:

  • Work with a dynamic team that provides support whenever you get stuck.
  • Remote first environment.
  • Bi-annual company-wide meetups.
  • Opportunity for career development with a fast-growing company.
  • A unique opportunity to make an impact by making education more equitable.
  • Stipend to help support the growth of your home office.
  • Unlimited access to tutoring for children of Paper employees.  

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About Paper

Paper offers an exciting, dynamic, inclusive work environment putting excellence at the center of everything we do. Our mission is woven into the fabric of our culture, challenging our team to build meaningful and creative solutions. 

We thrive when we collaborate with each other, and use integrity and selflessness to align our business decisions with our mission. We approach every challenge with positivity, achieving the outcome we want regardless of what gets in the way. Our tenacity propels our hyper-growth, where trust is key and we all strive to make an impact every day.

We believe that diverse teams build better products. Paper does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations.

Nobody checks every box, but the Paper team is built by passionate and innovative people who share our mission for democratizing education. If you don’t think you meet all of the requirements above but are still interested in the job, please apply.

PS. Equity is our mission! We make sure to treat all candidates equally: If you are interested please apply through our job board – our amazing talent team will reach out! Our team isn't able to pass on any calls/ emails our way – and this makes sure that the candidate experience is smooth and fair to everyone.

Tagged as: >100% 2 Yr Employee Growth, 501+ Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs, Venture Funded

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