Founded by Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education. Across our core initiatives of Science and Education, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and advocacy, to progress in our mission of building an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.
We believe we can help build a future for everyone.
- We aim to be daring, but humble: We look for bold ideas — regardless of structure and stage — and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.
- We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.
- Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our society’s challenges like those who live them every day.
Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
CZI also supports multiple work options. Learn more about our philosophy and approach here.
You will be an integral member of the CZI Contracts Team, a part of CZI’s growing Legal and Grants Management team, focused on contracts management and negotiation. You will manage, administer and execute contracts critical to the success of our program objectives and operational goals. In addition to working with educators, scientists, and changemakers to help CZI achieve its ambitious mission, you will support contract owners in the initiatives and central functions with end-to-end contracts management and provide training, draft documentation, and improve processes regarding contracts and procurement for internal clients. You will report to the Lead Commercial Counsel.
If you are a mission-oriented, systems-driven thinker who enjoys creating efficiencies, building scalable processes, and collaborating across multiple functions, you will fit right in.
- Draft, revise, review, negotiate and complete inbound commercial and business contracts and transaction documents, as assigned, including procurement contracts, professional services contracts, select licensing and SaaS agreements, order forms, statements of work, and event and marketing contracts, serving as a key point of contact for business partners and external parties.
- Own and execute end-to-end contracts management from intake to execution of contract, including matter management of contracts negotiated by counsel.
- Interface regularly with and advise our internal partners on contracts-related questions, tasks and best practices, and use discretion and priority setting skills to escalate as necessary
- In partnership with the Lead Commercial Counsel, create and update contracts resources, including integrating new terms into templates, deciding documents best suited for internal client requests, and process documentation.
- In partnership with the Lead Commercial Counsel, create and update, and conduct contracts training for internal partners (including on the CZI contracts management systems, policies and processes).
- Proactively identify solutions to recurring requests, negotiation blockers, and inefficient processes to drive scale across the organization.
- Contribute to general team and organizational operations, including taking on special projects as a project manager or coverage of other team functions, as necessary.
- 8+ years of in-house contract management experience at a rapidly scaling and/or matrixed employer supporting non-Sales/Revenue Generation internal clients.
- Strong verbal and written communications skills (e.g., to communicate clearly about contracts with legal and non-legal partners) and organizational skills.
- Ability to prioritize and reasonably manage client expectations while assessing and balancing risk associated with contracts.
- A passion for developing and improving processes and training to drive efficiency and transparency.
- Experience with contracts management tools (e.g., Salesforce, SpringCM, DocuSign) and comfortable and adaptive to an array of technology tools (e.g. Slack, Microsoft Word, Google Suite products).
- A learning and growth mindset coupled with humility and mission-oriented sensibilities.