The Office of Contracts and Grants
(OCG) is encouraging
applications for a Senior Subcontract Officer
to join our
team! This position is an advanced opportunity within OCG. The
Senior Subcontract Officer serves as a resource for subcontract
Officers to answer complex subcontracting questions and is expected
to contribute a broad volume of knowledge to OCG. The Senior
Subcontract Officer also helps to develop and provide
administrative and training materials and presentations for the
Subcontracts Team, OCG, and external partners (including professors
and departmental staff) about subcontracting policies, procedures,
and practices. The Senior Subcontract Officer will have the ability
to analyze information to identify issues, define problems, and
formulate resolutions. The Senior Subcontract Officer will assist
with special initiatives which may include participation in
training and outreach activities, involvement in the professional
associations of the field of Research Administration and
subcontracting, and participation in Quality Assurance programs,
among other initiatives.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The mission of OCG is to help CU Boulder faculty, staff, and
students obtain and manage external funding for sponsored projects.
OCG is committed to protecting the University’s interests by
reviewing and approving the submission of sponsored project
proposals; negotiating contract and grant awards; monitoring the
implementation and administration of sponsored projects; initiating
and implementing policies and procedures; providing training to
faculty and staff; and serving as the University’s liaison with
sponsors and regulatory agencies.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
What You Should Know
- Possess the expertise required at the Subcontract Officer
- Expected to be fully knowledgeable of federal, state, and
University policies, University business processes, and best
- Understand contract development, negotiation, and
administration as a field from cradle to grave.
- Able to operate largely independently.
- Substantial experience reviewing and interpreting subcontract
provisions and responding to inquiries from all involved
- Serve as a resource and or mentor for all Subcontract
- Works directly with sponsors, when necessary, to facilitate
contract negotiation and execution.
- Collaborates with other campus departments and external
sponsors to address issues and solve problems during proposal
review and evaluation when requested, and during the subcontract
negotiation and execution process as well as throughout the
- Communicates and consults with faculty, campus administrators,
and sponsor representatives in such areas as research procedures,
policies, and contract requirements; develops training materials
and educates campus staff about sponsored agreements policies, and
- May hold supervisory responsibilities.
- Deep and broad knowledge of all aspects of subcontracting on
behalf of a public institution.
This position is anticipated to start remotely, with the
expectation of a hybrid format (virtual and in-person support) in
the upcoming months, however, there is a possibility for fully
remote work based upon qualifications and experience.
What We Can Offer
The hiring range is $67,000.00-$80,000.00. Relocation assistance is
available per department guidelines.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in
Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and
experience may substitute.
- 3+ years of professional, job-related experience.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Keen sense of attention to detail.
- Flexibility to support a variety of functions and contract
- Ability to prioritize and monitor multiple deadlines.
- Outstanding organizational skills.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills including the
ability to work with a diverse constituency of higher education and
- Positive, team oriented approach with an ability to learn, and
perform a variety of tasks.
- Ability to provide job-specific and functional training to
coordinators, officers, and other administrators.
- The ability to make decisions under high levels of stress in a
fast-paced and challenging environment is a key component of
success in this position.
- The ability to take a thoughtful and inquisitive approach to
problem solving with attention towards risk assessment.
- Ability to think critically and assess situations.
- Proven working knowledge of systems including infoEd,
- Solid understanding of the roles and responsibilities of
research administration in the lifecycle of an award.
- Independently work a significant portion of standard workload
which includes possessing full signature authority for the scope of
- Mastered accuracy in data entry and record keeping.
- Proven excellence in communication and customer service with
all levels of constituents is necessary.
- Technical knowledge in Aerospace & Defense, Engineering,
and/or Computer Sciences.
- Previous experience working with Industry, Higher Education,
and/or government contracting, and familiarity and understanding of
best practices for project management and subcontract
- Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities.
- Certified Research Administrator Accreditation.
- SRA, NCURA, and/or NCMA membership and involvement.
- Project Management Professional Accreditation.
- Five years’ experience including three years’ experience with
FAR and two years’ experience with intellectual property.
- Experience supporting contracts, grants, and other types of
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background
and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and
responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by July 25, 2021 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs
Posting Contact Information
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