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Contract Manager

Company name

University of Central Florida

Organization Type

Academic

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jan 12,2019

Valid Through

Apr 27,2019

Posted on

Jan 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Orlando, FL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Contract Manager
Duties: Serves as lead/primary contact for selected Colleges and Units in all pre-award and post-award matters related to the negotiation and execution of contracts/agreements. Assists faculty, administrators and staff in interpretation and clarification of sponsor guidelines; completion of required sponsor forms, and assurances and certifications. Review and negotiate terms and conditions of research agreements with private, federal and state agencies. Drafts and/or reviews contracts and subcontract requests from faculty and staff members and/or director. Maintains contact with sponsors to facilitate follow through of proposals and award, and changes/corrections to award documents, as appropriate. Conduct award negotiations with sponsoring agencies and serves as primary liaison for the University with sponsoring agencies; coordinate revisions with investigators, collaborators, and agency contacts; propose alternative terms and conditions consistent with University policies and sound business practices. Create or review draft contracts and agreements and incorporate University requirements in contract negotiations; secure legal review as required for contractual documents; sign award documents consistent with delegated authority. Ensure contract, grant, and other agreement terms are appropriate for University’s status as a public institution of higher education; ensure award terms and conditions align with University policies, statutory requirements, and federal and state regulations, as applicable; coordinate acceptance of awards containing nonstandard terms. Draft agreements and related documents, as required, to facilitate award process and respond to investigator and sponsoring agency requests. Manage post-award contract administration of sponsored projects, ensuring compliance with sponsor requirements, University policies and procedures, and applicable laws and regulations. Provide information to post award team for the establishment of new grant and contract accounts; ensure appropriate information for set-up and management of cost share requirements; ensure records accurately document compliance requirements and any special award terms and conditions; ensure cost share/match requirements are captured accurately; ensure deliverables and invoicing terms are clearly delineated. Collaborate in subaward process, ensuring consistency with prime award terms and conditions and university requirements; ensure that subawardees are qualified to receive University flow-through funds and that appropriate subaward monitoring measures are established for compliance with federal and University requirements; ensure that financial, cost share, technical, invention statements, close-out and other reporting requirements are met. Consult with the following University offices and staff regarding compliance approvals: Institutional Review Board; Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; Environmental Health & Safety; Export Compliance; and Facility Security, as needed. Coordinate contract negotiations and new account authorizations with University Research Foundation, as needed. Consult with Technology Transfer on intellectual property issues, as needed. Review and approve rebudgeting requests and selected financial transactions related to contract and grant accounts; prepares and coordinates financial and other reports as required. Drafts and negotiates non-funded agreements for material transfers; non-disclosures; data use; affiliation agreements; master agreements; memoranda of understanding, and other, non-standard agreements. Advise investigators and college and department research administrators on University and Sponsor requirements; interpret and communicate procedural and policy changes affecting awards; coordinate training and demonstrations to investigators and their staff on pre- and post-award issues. Responsibilities may include training of A&P, USPS, or OPS and student personnel. Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and 2 years of appropriate experience. Preferences: JD Degree preferred. Previous experience drafting and reviewing contracts preferred. Strong interpersonal, written and verbal skills and must have the ability to work with diverse populations. Demonstrates excellent problem-solving skills and critical analyses abilities. Prefer knowledge and experience with UCF policies and procedures. Ability to work in a fast paced environment and multitask.

Additional info

Position Number: 42021

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
University of Central Florida
4000 Central
Orlando, FL 32816