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Contract Specialist

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Sponsored Programs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Contract Specialist

The Contracts Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a full-time Contract Specialist. Reporting to the Contract Coordinator, the Contract Specialist is responsible for reviewing contracts to ensure adherence to laws, regulations and University policies.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related area plus 3 -5 years of experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts.
  • Ability to read and accurately interpret legal language, regulations and policies
  • Ability to negotiate contracts with third parties
  • Knowledge of contract principles
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet time sensitive deadlines for a high volume of detailed material
  • Knowledge and skills to work in Microsoft Office and contract software platforms
Preference will be given to individuals with experience working in contract administration at an institute of higher education or governmental agency. Knowledge of State of Tennessee Law, university contracting procedures and standard insurance limits and coverage types for vendor contracts is also preferred.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required minimum qualification, a resume, and complete contact information for 3 professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate has been selected.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Assoc Vc Finance & Admin
Schedule: Part-time
Job Posting: Sep 26, 2022, 10:48:08 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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