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
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
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
What You Should Know
- Cognizant of all contracting actions at LASP; including federal
contracts and grants, commercial contracts, and associated
subcontracts and subawards, (including international
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Supervise LASP’s Sub-Contract Administrator, Export Compliance
and Property Control Officer, and Procurement Manager.
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
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- 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
- Understanding of program management including cost, schedule,
risk, and technical management.
What We Would Like You To Have
- 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
- Ability to communicate information in a clear, concise,
diplomatic, and professional manner.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a rapidly changing
- 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.
- Experience working in research/academic environments with
Sponsored Research contracting.
- Aerospace industry knowledge and/or experience with NASA, NSF,
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- 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
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Boulder Campus Human Resources
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