Business Contracts Administrator

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Business Contracts Administrator Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201904110601 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $93,650 - $148,400 Position Information Under the direction of the Director of Procurement, Business Contracts, Accounts Payable & Travel the Business Contracts Administrator demonstrates the ability to independently perform the duties related to the comprehensive reviewing, drafting, and negotiating of moderately complex contracts. This includes partnering with campus clients and subject matter experts, such as Risk Services to review/negotiate contracting provisions and to ensure compliance with university policies as well as applicable laws. The incumbent will demonstrate good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for achieving solutions beneficial to the University and safeguarding its interests. The incumbent provides administrative contract expertise to campus departments and research units for unique sales and service agreements/contracts in analyzing, structuring, drafting, negotiating and preparing agreements related to approved University programs and activities to ensure compliance with the Bylaws and Standing Orders of the Regents and other University policies. This position represents the University's interests to state and federal agencies, educational institutions, and other outside agencies concerning terms and conditions of sales and service business agreements/contracts. The incumbent establishes and improves communication channels with departments and research units to achieve continuity and efficiency in the execution of business agreements/contracts. Identifies potential problems and provides alternative solutions in the structuring of the business agreement/contract to ensure appropriate cash flow and avoid unnecessary costs should a dispute arise in the course of the contractual relationship. This position ensures the document developed has the best enforceable dispute resolution plan and incorporates the University's choice of dispute resolution forums and procedures. This position is the primary resource for sales and service business agreements/contracts and is responsible for a variety of agreement types which include but are not limited to: Facility Use Agreements (less than one year); Marketing Service Agreements; Entertainment Contracts; Entry Permits; Radio Broadcasting Agreements; Equipment Loan Agreements; Test Service Agreements; Vehicle Loan Agreements; Inter-agency Agreements; Performance Agreements; Vendor Agreements; and other associated business agreements/contracts. This position is responsible for promoting compliance with University policies and procedures, state and/or federal regulations, and provides advice to faculty and staff regarding University policies, procedures and other information as it relates to their business contract activities.Please note: the budgeted hiring range for this position is up to $130,150 annually. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in business, contracts management, or law. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required Minimum of 6 years of business contracts management or administration. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Occassional travel for university business. Required
Minimum Requirements Familiarity with microcomputers and skill in using Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Outlook), and the Internet.
Advanced written, verbal and interpersonal communications; advanced ability to deal with broad and diverse constituencies with advanced customer service orientation and skills.
Advanced organizational, presentation and negotiation skills.
Advanced knowledge of contracting principles and practices, methods and procedures used in competitive procurement, including value analysis, and source selection techniques.
Advanced listening, political acumen skills and problem recognition, avoidance and resolution skills.
Advanced knowledge of contract law, the California Public Contract Code and an advanced understanding of University's Business and Finance Bulletins and other relevant rules, guidelines, policies and practices.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of specific contracting assignments
Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its infrastructure, goals, mission, rules, policies, guidelines, etc.
Preferred Qualifications Advanced knowledge of intellectual property law.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 5/2/2019
Application Due: 7/31/2019
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