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. We are seeking a Contracts Associate 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 CollegeBuys program is the systemwide aggregate purchasing program for the California Community Colleges. The program develops contracts that are designed to optimize value and cost savings for all community colleges in California. The program’s main objective is to expand usage of CollegeBuys contracts statewide. To determine its priorities, CollegeBuys works closely with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and an advisory group comprised of community college stakeholders. These priorities are memorialized and guided by a three-year business plan. Since inception, CollegeBuys contracts have resulted in over $200 million in cost savings that are reinvested back to local community colleges.
What You’ll Do
The Contracts Associate will report to the Director of CollegeBuys, performing duties that support the program’s business development and operations through strategic sourcing efforts and contracts assembly, events management, and various marketing objectives.
What you bring
Ideal Candidate Qualities
What we Offer
You’ll join a group of mission-driven, passionate, equity-minded individuals with a strong desire to impact and change lives for the better through education. As the official nonprofit auxiliary to the Chancellor's Office, we aim to ensure our team reflects the diversity of the California Community Colleges and the 2.1 million students, campuses, and communities it serves. Individuals are hired for their deep understanding of each population’s unique needs, and will join a collaborative environment where each team member plays an important role in helping Californians across all communities improve their social and economic mobility and build a better future for themselves and their families.
We operate from an office located in downtown Sacramento’s thriving R Street corridor. Our benefits include the CalPERS defined benefit retirement plan, generous medical, dental, and vision, tuition reimbursement, and more. We take a strategic and comprehensive approach to investing in our people, fostering an environment for employee growth, and providing diverse opportunities for continued learning, professional development, and advancement.
For immediate consideration, please submit a letter of interest and resume saved as Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf) documents to [email protected] Please include in the subject line: “Contracts Associate, CollegeBuys”.