Contracts Administrator

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 15, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

About Drexel 

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. 

Job Summary 

The Contracts Administrator provides support for the administration and processing of contracts and agreements for sponsored research projects across the university. Drafts, reviews, and negotiates various types of contracts, cooperative agreements, and subcontracts with private, industry, and federal partners on behalf of the University. 

Essential Functions 

  • Identify, define, and resolve issues related to sponsored project contracting activities in accordance with federal, other government, funding agency, and institutional policies and regulations
  • Support Drexel's research community in the administration of contracts and agreements for externally sponsored projects, funded and unfunded; providing expertise, customer service and support
  • Utilize and maintain systems and procedures related to processing of contracts and agreements
  • Consult with the Assistant Director of Contracts regarding issues and solutions 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years of previous, relevant experience 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree or JD
  • Contract negotiation and/or research administration experience
  • Experience at a non-profit or academic research institution is highly desirable 

Physical Demands 

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking
  • Typically bending, crouching, stooping


University City, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information 

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of K. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, 


Special Instructions to the Applicant 

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.  

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

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