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Contracts Manager

$70,000- $90,000/ year
Posted Mar 14
Full Time

About the job


Novata is a mission-first company built to enable the private markets to drive more impact.

Novata is an ESG platform for private markets, and makes it easy for private markets to collect, analyze, and report the metrics that matter. Novata’s platform helps solve the challenges that private market investors (including private equity, private credit, hedge funds, growth equity, and venture capital) experience throughout their ESG journey.

Founded in 2021, Novata was created by a unique consortium of non-profit and for-profit organizations that are experts in financial data, private markets, and social justice. In 2023, Novata successfully completed its Series B funding led by Hamilton Lane, with participation from both private and nonprofit investors, such as Microsoft’s Climate Innovation Fund, Hellman & Friedman, and Kohlberg & Company, amongst others.

With both investors and regulators increasingly requesting ESG data, businesses now have a critical need to understand the relevant ESG metrics. Novata aims to build the best technology and tools for private markets to better collect, analyze, benchmark, and report ESG data. Novata’s clients are in private equity, venture capital, growth equity, private credit, limited partners, and professional services, and include Francisco Partners, Silver Lake, Angelo Gordon, and Ares, amongst others.

The leadership team are globally recognised for their success as leaders of large public companies, founders of successful startups, leaders of established ESG organizations, and builders of robust tech platforms.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us. The ideal candidate will be responsible for building, managing, maintaining the contract management databases and negotiating NDAs and low-risk vendor contracts. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about our mission and has a proven track record of contract management expertise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build, manage, and maintain the contract management database, complete with intake forms for internal stakeholders, automations to drive efficiency, and real-time reporting capability on a wide variety of data points
  • Negotiates NDAs and low-risk vendor contracts, while reviewing all contracts for key risk points and delegating to attorneys as needed based on internal policies
  • Support corporate governance across the company, and assist in cap table management, including options processing and ongoing recordkeeping
  • Support the stock administration department on equity matters and employee education
  • Create and manage databases and develop processes to track legal department projects and performance.
  • Construct and manage reporting dashboard for legal department to ensure leadership can make data driven decisions on the path forward
  • Engage in cross-departmental collaboration with Engineering, Revenue, Finance, and Product to ensure legals systems work well for everyone
  • Draft and revise policies and process documentation around contract intake, review, and execution, filing procedures, and customer satisfaction surveys
  • Evaluate software solutions to provide an appropriately scalable experience for our currently small but mighty team
  • Train colleagues on aforementioned processes and software
  • Assist with transactional matters, including supporting customer and vendor agreement review processes
  • Assist attorneys with ensuring compliance with relevant laws, rules and regulations
  • Research and reporting on ESG regulations

Why Join Us?

Novata is a certified B Corporation that enables the private markets to achieve a more sustainable and inclusive form of capitalism. We deeply value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) as a part of our company’s identity. We are committed to fostering a culture that values and respects the differences of every individual, and we actively seek to build a diverse and inclusive team. This commitment to DEIB extends from our leadership to every employee, as we strive to create a culture where all voices are heard, valued, and respected.

Novata is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy that we will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected category with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment.


  • Highly-organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Have at least four years of experience within a law firm or in-house legal department
  • Tech forward candidates who understand how to use tools such as Google Docs, Zoom, contract management software, Slack, and other software
  • Bachelors, or equivalent degree from an accredited institution
  • Contract Management Expertise
  • Strong financial analysis skills and the ability to manage contract budgets, pricing structures, and financial aspects of contracts effectively
  • A solid understanding of contract law and relevant legal regulations
  • Proactive and adaptable problem-solver
  • Strong communication skills to foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Data Analysis and Reporting skills
  • Compliance and Ethics experience
  • Continuous Improvement mindset
  • Prior experience working at a quick growing tech company preferred
  • Must be a self-starter who is eager to learn and gain experience in a large variety of legal and business matters
  • Team player with high EQ and a great sense of humor


  • Competitive base salary with commission/performance-based incentives and Equity.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance packages.
  • Retirement savings plan with company match.
  • Opportunity for career growth and professional development in a fast-paced start-up environment.
  • Flexible working hours and remote work options.

Anticipated Salary Range $70K to $90K depending upon experience.

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