Contracts Manager

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

This is a position in Sponsored Projects Services ( SPS ) within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development which manages and supports the research infrastructure, provides stewardship of external funding, and provides support to University researchers applying for and managing external funding.

The Contracts Manager is responsible for reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of research contracts and related agreements from federal, state, and nonprofit funding agencies and ensuring compliance with sponsor, governmental, University, and Research Foundation requirements.

The Contracts Manager must successfully manage a portfolio of grants and contracts awarded to researchers in various academic departments, working independently with little oversight, and to be timely with tasks and communication. This position must also be able to work collaboratively within SPS and to be an effective team member to accomplish both SPS and University goals.
Working remotely may be an option for this position.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages .

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications

. Bachelor’s degree in a field that requires formal writing and analytical skills
. 3-5 years experience in grants and contracts administration
. Experience in contract negotiation
. Strong written and verbal communication skills, along with maturity and self-confidence to relate to faculty as colleagues
. Possess a business-like demeanor to represent the Research Foundation for SUNY in contract negotiations with sponsors
. Experience in project management and building and leading ad-hoc working groups to complete projects
. Proficient in Microsoft Office tools

Preferred Qualifications

. Certification in Research Administration ( CRA )
. Experience in higher education setting is highly desirable
. JD, MBA, MPA, MA or MS degree

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