Position focuses on contracts and sponsored awards, grants, subcontracts, and cooperative agreements.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Reviews contracts and grant proposals for completeness and compliance
Proofreads revised drafts
Approves disclosure agreements
Negotiates favorable contract terms and conditions with domestic and foreign sponsors, for all contract types, including Material Transfer Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements. Drafts replacement language where needed
Provides advice and counsel to faculty and staff during proposal preparation stage
Reviews RFPs with faculty to advise on submission strategy and prepares documentation
Develops, negotiates and maintains subcontracts under prime contract and foundation awards, including international sponsors, to insure the proper flow down of terms and conditions in accordance with School and University policies
Serves as signature authority for electronic proposals
Submits electronic proposals and assists with problems
Serves as liaison to funding agencies for pre-award problem resolution and post-award matters
Responsible for institutional sign off on proposal when assigned; makes final decision that any changes were completed correctly
Serves on University or School committees
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
3 years of demonstrated experience in contracting activities at a university, government agency, or in a similar environment
Advanced degree and experience in a pre-award university research administration office
Familiarity with Coeus and SAP
Experience working with sponsor (Federal and private) electronic portals and submission systems
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs), Responsible Conduct of Research and compliance issues related to sponsored research
Knowledge of legal principles of negotiation
Experience in contracting
Attention to detail
Ability to prioritize work and work effectively under deadlines, often immediate
Ability to exercise judgment and deal with ambiguity
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Classified Title: Contracts Associate Working Title: Contracts Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: $69,140 to $95,005 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001346-Dean Office of Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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