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Contracts, Compliance, and Procurement Manager

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Legal Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

We are encouraging applications for an exceptional and hardworking Contracts, Compliance, and Property Manager to further LASP's science mission by providing contract management and administration, and managerial oversight of contract deliverables and compliance terms and conditions. To include; coordination with the University’s contract authorities and research sponsor contract officers, Export Control strategic analysis and administrative supervision, procurement and services in support of contract, property control, and reporting, and overall administrative management support of projects funded by federal and commercial sponsored research agreements and grants.

The Contracts, Compliance, and Procurement Manager (CCPM) position, reports to the LASP Executive Associate Director for Finance and Operations and oversees all of LASP’s contractual and compliance requirements, including Export Control Compliance. The position serves as liaison and business partner with CU’s Office of Contracts and Grants, Risk Management Office, Technology Transfer Office, and CU’s Office of Research Integrity. The CCPM manages a staff of six professionals and coordinates with several peer administrative managers, and provides leadership and guidance throughout the laboratory on contractual and compliance matters.
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 Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) develops, designs, and builds instruments and spacecraft for space-based observations of the Sun, Earth, and planets. LASP has built instruments and participated in missions to every planet in the solar system.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Cognizant of all contracting actions at LASP; including federal contracts and grants, commercial contracts, and associated subcontracts and subawards, (including international agreements).
  • Provide contractual and business support, and advice for LASP’s Program Managers, Principal Investigators, Scientists, Engineers, and other mid to upper-level staff.
  • Lead, direct, and guide contractual and compliance engagements with LASP sponsors and business partners.
  • Serve as subject matter specialist and liaison between LASP technical, engineering, and business parties and various University entities, including the Office of Contracts and Grants (contracting, grant, subcontracts, and property issues), Technology Transfer Office (intellectual property issues, non-disclosure agreements), Office of Research Integrity (export controls and restricted research, export licenses), and Risk Management (insurance, waivers of liability).
  • Collaborate with the University’s Office of Contracts and Grants in drafting and reviewing terms and conditions, software license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and purchase order terms and service agreements, to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, University policy, and best commercial practices.
  • Oversee LASP’s export control program, including advising, teaching, and assisting LASP personnel on regulations; applying for appropriate government authorizations from the Department of State and Department of Commerce, as applicable; strategizing regarding use of license authority versus exemptions/exceptions; coordinating with University Office of Research Integrity as well as University legal counsel.
  • Oversee all compliance issues, including federal award compliance (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (OMB Super-Circular)); Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR), NASA Acquisition Regulations; Federal Aviation Administration Regulations and export control compliance (Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)); prepare and administer appropriate trainings across the lab; prepare export licensing documentation.
  • Responsible for establishing and implementing LASP policies and procedures as well as training programs regarding all areas of compliance as it relates to federally funded public institutions in the space research sector.
  • As an integral member of the Administration Division leadership team, work optimally, efficiently, and harmoniously in concert with other Division managers to provide responsive administrative support to the Science, Engineering, and Mission Operations & Data Systems Divisions towards the enablement and fulfillment of LASP space research missions, programs, projects, and critical initiatives.
  • Supervise LASP’s Sub-Contract Administrator, Export Compliance and Property Control Officer, and Procurement Manager.

What You Should Know

Due to Export Control restrictions, only US Persons and Permanent Residents may apply.

What We Can Offer

Salary Range is $131,000 to $158,000.


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 environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 8 years of experience with increasing independence in contracts and compliance fields.
  • Formal training in federal government contracting.
  • Significant experience with government contracting and export compliance.
  • Understanding of program management including cost, schedule, risk, and technical management.

What You Will Need

  • Must be collaborative, self-directed, able to handle multiple tasks and priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and be the “go to” person for advice and mentoring in contracts and compliance areas.
  • Ability to communicate information in a clear, concise, diplomatic, and professional manner.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to meet multiple, strict deadlines while performing normal daily duties.
  • Positive outlook and self-starter.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience working in research/academic environments with Sponsored Research contracting.
  • Aerospace industry knowledge and/or experience with NASA, NSF, NOAA contracts.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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