Jul 08, 2019

Transactional Paralegal/Legal Assistant

  • California Endowment
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Legal Foundations Healthcare / clinics

Job Description

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


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


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


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


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


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.



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.


  • 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 www.calendow.org



Please email your resume to HRresumes@calendow.org.

 The California Endowment is an equal opportunity employer and

welcomes a diverse candidate pool.

Title / Level of Responsibility

Entry Level

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