• Boston, MA
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Our University client in Boston is looking for a Contract Specialist with excellent technical and interpersonal skills to engage with systems and processes supporting the life cycle of an agreement, as well as communicate information about them to a variety of audiences. This is a direct-hire position, salary commensurate with experience. This full-time position is currently hybrid on-site/remote. Immediate availability to interview and to begin working is needed. 

 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Works in a highly collaborative environment, serving as the subject matter expert on federal and non-federal contracting regulations, negotiations and best practices
  • Responsible for the ongoing developing and maintenance of guidance materials and training related to federal and non-federal contracting at the proposal and agreement stages
  • Shares knowledge, trains and empowers others in the department to grow and support the contracting process; stays current on compliance regulations in all areas of research administration. 
  • Maintains knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply sponsor, institutional and departmental policies
  • Serves as departmental point of contact, providing mentorship on regulations and requirements, as needed, with other university offices
  • Works in partnership with faculty, researchers and administrators to support the RFP review, agreement review and acceptance process. 
  • Represents the University to sponsors; and drives the development and implementation of up-to-date efficient processes and procedures.
  • Additional tasks as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), with especially high level of Excel proficiency
  • Independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus
  • Ability to prioritize high volume and complex transactions and support colleagues in a deadline driven environment
  • Experience with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements
  • Ability to interpret policy for others and support their ability to develop these skills
  • Extensive knowledge of Federal guidelines supporting higher education activities
  • 5-8 years of relevant professional experience in research administration
  • Higher Ed experience preferred, but not required
  • B.A./B.S. or M.A./M.S. in any field required

 


 

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