California Endowment


Health does not only happen in a doctor’s office—it also happens in our homes, our schools, and our communities. Every aspect of our life impacts our health. Access to affordable, quality health coverage when you’re sick is important, but we believe that Californians need neighborhood environments that support health. Californians need neighborhoods where children can ride bikes and play together in nearby parks, where parents can buy healthy, affordable foods at local markets, and places where everyone feels safe walking to school or work. Californians need schools with quality school food and beverages, where exercise is part of the school day, and social-emotional health is promoted, leading to improved behavior and better decision-making. Whether you just stepped foot in California or you were born and raised here, we want your communities, and the local and statewide policies—or “rules”—that affect your life to work for everyone. With smart grant making—which we call “change making”—good leadership, and people power, we believe we can make the state of health in California better for all.


The California Endowment’s mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. We don’t focus on prescriptions. We focus on fixing broken systems and outdated policies, ensuring the balance of power is with the people. We don’t focus on the individual, we focus on the larger community as an ecosystem of health. We work with citizens and elected leaders to find lasting solutions to impact the most people we possibly can. The goal is simple: First, change the way people view health—from the notion that health happens in the doctor’s office to a belief that health happens where you live, work, learn, and play. We call this “narrative change.” Second, integrate smart solutions in communities across the state. We do this by working with our partners and grantees to fundamentally change “the rules”—laws, policies, and systems—that impede health in our communities. Building Healthy Communities is our 10-year $1 billion-funded initiative that aims to bring health to where we live, learn, work, and play. We’re changing the narrative around health to ensure health and justice for all.

Jul 08, 2019
This full-time position reports to the Deputy General Counsel/Director of Compliance. The Paralegal must be comfortable interacting with employees at all levels under pressure while remaining enthusiastic, flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient with a high-level of professionalism. The Paralegal/Legal Assistant will assist with the day-to-day activities in the Legal Department and provide legal support to the Foundation’s program and operations staff while preserving the confidential nature of meetings and documents. A key responsibility of this position is to provide support with contract matters and compliance initiatives to a fast paced and growing Legal Department. To be successful, the candidate must have law firm and/or in-house transactional legal experience, and possess strong analytical/analysis skills, research techniques, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Additionally, the candidate shall be highly motivated, capable of self-direction, able to work collaboratively, possess strong leadership qualities, take initiative on projects and apply sound judgment when solving problems. The candidate shall also possess an unwavering work ethic, integrity, and ability to listen carefully and communicate effectively.   Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct legal and non-legal research, fact-finding and due diligence projects; Compile data/library research, maintain/update working group lists and organize due diligence documents; Develop analysis in connection with legal research, Foundation, contract and grant data; Draft and review agreements, contracts, amendments, licenses, releases, leases, notices, grants and other legal documents; Monitor contracts, insurance certificates and other supporting documents for renewal; Maintain and manage administrative contract database; Prepare and review department and vendor payment check requests, and outside counsel invoices; Assist with compliance training and presenting onboarding programs for staff, vendors and grantees; Assist with special projects from the EVP/Counsel and Deputy General Counsel/Director of  Compliance; Heavy record keeping and charting of data related to contracts, insurance certificates, independent contractor reviews and compliance matters; Assist with the development and updating of Foundation policies, procedures and process documents; Develop, maintain and update accurate electronic files, reports, dashboards and similar tracking mechanisms, as appropriate; Manage the Foundation’s policy and procedure management (PPM) database, coordinate with policy owners on the annual review, assist with the update of policies and escalate pending reviews; Coordinate and assist with conflict of interest (COI) trainings and maintain staff and board affiliation lists; Prepare weekly executive team review committee (ETRC) docket and quarterly internal review committee (ICR) dockets; Conduct legal review of grant agreements and reports flagged for potential advocacy, lobbying and electioneering concerns; Prepare and electronically file quarterly state (CPRA) lobbying reports; Coordinate and maintain compliance filings for the Foundation; Support and maintain the Foundation’s intellectual property portfolio; Attend webinars, conferences and seminars on legal subjects related to contracting and compliance; Coordinate document retention and destruction projects and maintain records of all off-site stored documents; Prepare meeting agenda and presentation materials; and Participate in workgroup, Legal Department and Foundation meetings, as appropriate.   Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to understand, negotiate and draft contractual terms Ability to think critically/analytically and exhibit sound judgment Excellent prioritization and time management skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong proofreading skills; Proficient in MS Office Outlook, Word, Excel and Acrobat Adobe; Visio and DocuSign proficiency a plus Ability to summarize complex information clearly and accurately Work well independently and collaboratively with a team Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, problem solve and follow-up High level of integrity, discretion and professionalism in dealing with staff and outside individuals and organizations  React with appropriate urgency to situations and events that require a quick response or turnaround  Confident self-starter   This job description sets forth the qualifications and responsibilities of this position and may be changed from time to time as shall be determined. Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Business, Law, Public Policy or related field required Paralegal Certificate of completion or a degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal program is highly preferred. Minimum Experience: Three years of transactional paralegal experience at a law firm. Previous experience with contract review and drafting, legal research and project management Corporate compliance experience, preferred but not required Previous experience with nonprofits and grant making, preferred but not required   About The California Endowment The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people's health. The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The Endowment’s Web site at   APPLICATION PROCESS: Please email your resume to  The California Endowment is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool.
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