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Contracts Coordinator (18584)

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022

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The Contracts Coordinator is responsible for tracking all contracts through their lifecycle using the contracts database. The Contracts Coordinator administers and negotiates certain contract categories for the university including renewals, contract templates and notifications as defined by the Asst. Director – Contract Management. This position analyses various categories of spend and reviews contracts for buyers. The coordinator can also develop new contract templates and types of contractual vehicles for existing categories of supply as well as identifying new categories and developing processes for those also. The coordinator also provides administrative support to the Contracts Group.

Essential Functions
  1. Contracts Administration: Track all Department contracts through life cycle in the current contracts database as the primary administrator. Monitor, coordinate, and approve (as appropriate) contract renewals which includes notifying end users of upcoming terminations within 30 to 180 days before renewals. Create, administer, and identify new and/or hybrid or new contracts, agreements, change orders and amendments and utilize previously developed agreement templates as required. Perform supplier contract/program compliance and report on outcomes in association with selected buyer. Initiate and administer contract life cycle assessments for category management while maintaining high service quality and contractual completeness. Review, administer, and negotiate contracts as needed.
  2. Review supplier proposals, and quotes for terms and conditions consistency; Analyze submissions through cost analysis; Produce summaries or contracts analysis as needed in coordination with other contracts analysts and/or buyers assigned to specific contracts.
  3. Miscellaneous Duties as assigned by Assistant Director or Senior Director of PCD.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • Full Time.
  • Coordinator/Analyst A.
  • Exempt.
Required Education and Experience
  • Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience or working towards a contracts certificate or some other related subject.
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience.
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn more about our health and safety directive.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • Strong interpersonal skills underscored with courteousness, tactfulness, and professionalism.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills; strong analytical skills; ability to work independently and exercise good judgment and discretion in handling difficult, complex issues; strong organizational and multi-tasking capability that produces accurate, detail-oriented work in a timely manner to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft computer programs/applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, Outlook, Datatel, Workday and MS Project) in addition to the AIA related contracts and other templated contracts.

AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options .

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