This position serves as a liaison for contract administration between the Procurement Services Contracting & Compliance and the State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General, University suppliers, and the University research community. The responsibilities of this position include specialized functions such as understanding proposal submissions and awarded budgetary allocations; contract preparation, review, negotiation, and management relating to lab supplies, research equipment and primarily research consulting agreements funded by grants and other sponsored programs that are managed by the University's Office of the Vice President for Research.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administration of all contractual activities in support of the University research community; prepares and establishes complex contracts; develops and maintains expertise in business and contract law, federal and state statues (including federal Uniform Guidance), Uniform Commercial Code, State Code of Ethics, Board of Trustee policies, Attorney General guidelines, and University policies and procedures; develops expertise in the use of InfoEd Grants Management Software; ensures proper controls over contracting procedures; responsible for preparation and legal review of contracts submitted to Attorney General's office; monitors and tracks vendor contracts for compliance. For more information about this position and a full job description, please visit https://ubs.uconn.edu/.
Bachelor's degree, advanced degree preferred, in Business or directly related discipline, and four (4) to five (5) years professional contract law/paralegal experience in a comparable environment.
Knowledge of contract law and applicable federal and state procurement statutes and policies.
Ability to negotiate procurement contracts.
Ability to assess the needs of the research community, communicate those needs to vendors, evaluate contracts to determine technical compliance, and analyze research trends.
Problem solving skills to independently develop contractual solutions to business and legal challenges. Critical thinking skills to analyze complex contractual provisions including legal and business concepts.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey complex business and legal matters.
Thorough knowledge of federal regulations regarding procurement, including, but not limited, to Uniform Guidance, as well as applicable State of Connecticut procurement statutes.
In-depth knowledge of grant administration (Pre- and Post-Award concepts, proposal submission process, sponsoring agencies in a higher education setting, contract administration requirements) with respect to contracting for goods and services, and research consulting agreements.
Computer proficiency in MS Office, including spreadsheets, computerized databases and word processing.
Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple projects.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
Dependable transportation and ability to travel to all University campuses.
Master's degree in Business Administration or directly related discipline.
Background in research administration and/or sponsored program research contracting with federal and non-federal fund sources.
Membership and active participation in a professional contracting association such as National Contract Management Association (NCMA).
Ability to develop and execute complex contracting strategies with the goal to include cost reductions and increased efficiencies pertaining to administration and operations efforts.
Experience with research contracts and contract administration.
Experience with contracting including State of Connecticut, federal and local laws and regulations as well as an understanding of Uniform Guidance regulations.
This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidate's background and experience. For more detailed information about this job opening, please visit:https://ubs.uconn.edu/.
Please apply online athttps://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494749 to upload aresume,cover letter,and contact information forthree (3) professional references,including one reference from current place of employment. Screening will begin immediately.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 2, 2020.
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