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Student Law Clerk

Foundation for California Community Colleges
$18- $19/ hour
Posted Mar 27
Full Time

Remote within California, Must reside in California

Must be a currently enrolled student at an ABA accredited law school.

2nd Or 3rd Year Law Students Preferred.

We are seeking a Student Law Clerk to join the Foundation in its mission of benefitting, supporting, and enhancing the California Community Colleges—the largest and most diverse system of higher education in the nation. The Foundation for California Community Colleges is on a mission to double its impact in the next 10 years. We are a group of relentless optimists and innovators in education, working collaboratively with public and private partners to help improve the student experience and expand pathways to economic and social mobility in communities across California.

What You’ll Do

Under the direction of the Senior Manager of CollegeBuys, the Law Clerk is responsible for providing the Enterprise & Procurement Services department with a wide range of support, including but not limited to, contract drafting and lifecycle management, insurance compliance, contract compliance, risk management, information governance, customer service, and other administrative tasks. The incumbent will work closely with the organization’s Legal and Contracts departments to ensure alignment.

  • Facilitate and assist with tracking contracts and certificates of insurance (including additional insured and other endorsements) and other contract requirements to ensure agreements are current and vendor’s provisions follow the Foundation’s Contracts Policy and in coordination with the Legal Department’s requirements.
  • Assist with developing an effective practice of contracts inventory and management.
  • Communicate timely and effectively with internal and external contacts regarding the status of contracts, insurance issues, projects and/or other various documents or processes, including providing necessary information and following up.
  • Provide general administrative support to supervisor such as: proofreading and formatting documents; organizing contract and legal files; filing; preparing correspondence and mailing; scheduling appointments; and other administrative tasks.
  • Conduct policy/legislation-related research and draft research memoranda on a wide range of topics relating to contract compliance.
  • Build and cultivate relationships internally and externally where appropriate, act as organizational brand ambassador as needed and provide business development support and input where there is opportunity.
  • Emulate and participate in a culture of shared leadership and promote organizational values.
  • Contribute to team effort by completing other projects and tasks as assigned.

Attributes for Success


  • Knowledge of contract law, business law and/or experience in contracts administration.
  • Ability to conduct legal research.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Ability to learn how to manage by influence and to build and maintain credibility.
  • Effective communication, prioritization, customer service, time management, multitasking, and analytical skills required.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to get along and work effectively with others.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work remotely and navigate various technology platforms (Zoom, MS Office Suite-Teams, Outlook, Salesforce Lightning and other database programs, Google Suite, etc.).
  • We’re recruiting for mission-driven, passionate, equity-minded individuals with a strong desire to impact and change people’s lives for the better
  • Our work holds great weight and responsibility, and the opportunity to impact the lives of millions
  • Innovation, creativity, collaboration, and entrepreneurship are encouraged as employees work to achieve organizational goals
  • FoundationCCC blends the impact of a non-profit, the culture of an entrepreneurial start-up, and the scale of a state agency
  • Team members are hired for their expertise in niche areas across our areas of impact and higher education overall, and for their knowledge of business, philanthropy, technology, communications, and more
  • We have a commitment to professional development and an emphasis on shared leadership, to ensure growth for employees and the organization overall

What We Offer

FoundationCCC is fully committed to a “remote-first” philosophy, and recruits and hires talent across the state in fully remote positions, where virtual work is possible. Our headquarters are located in Downtown Sacramento, just blocks from California’s State Capitol.

To see the full job description and to apply, please go to our Careers page at

Budgeted Hourly Pay Range

$18.00 - $19.00

Final salary and rates are based on education, experience, skills relevant to the role, and internal equity.