Procurement Contract Administrator

Job description

The Shared Services Center is comprised of a diverse group of experts in multiple fields. Our passion is working together and collaborating with other departments to reduce administrative burden on Faculty and Staff so that they can focus on supporting the education of our students. We strive to be a trusted and innovative partner delivering exemplary administrative services in support of the DU community.

Position Summary
The Procurement Contract Administrator plans, manages, and administers the procurement contract workflow process including preparing contracts, negotiating terms and conditions, monitoring federal, state and university regulations and policies.

Essential Functions

  • Manages the daily activities of the contracts workflow process by coordinating activities and establishing priorities, meeting customer requirements by ensuring adherence with time frames and standards.
  • Serves as primary liaison with the Office of the General Counsel, Risk Management, suppliers and vendors, departments/units, and senior management for contract negotiations and agreements.
  • Initiates, negotiates, and develops, monitors and audits the most complex contractual agreements together with Requests for Proposal, pricing agreements and/or service standards, finance options, and supplier performance for University to ensure terms and conditions comply with federal, state, and university regulations and policies regarding liability and risk.
  • Reviews proposed, revised and current contracts for risk management, insurance, indemnification, worker classification, intellectual property, data owner, and data security issues to ensure adherence with contract requirements.
  • Provides guidance and direction to improve contract legal compliance and risk management mitigation including the development and delivery of training.
  • Maintains current knowledge of University initiatives that affect procurement contractual agreements and communicates to stakeholders and implementing change as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 2-4 years of procurement, contract management/administration, paralegal experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field i.e. business administration, procurement management, paralegal, contract law or related field.
  • 5-7 years of procurement, contract management/administration, paralegal experience.
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Experience writing, negotiating, and auditing highly complex contractual agreements ensuring compliance with regulations and policies.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, September 28, 2020.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 493247
Posted: 9/15/2020
Application Due: 11/14/2020
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable