Senior Contracts Administrator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Aug 03, 2022
Aug 25, 2022
Full Time
Senior Contract AdministratorThe George Mason University, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), seeks a dynamic individual to support the research efforts of Mason faculty as a Senior Contract Administrator. OSP supports external funding for research, scholarly and creative pursuits while ensuring the University's financial, contractual and regulatory exposures are minimized. OSP provides guidance and support to the University's community in its research efforts.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:The incumbent will draft, review and negotiate grant, contract and subcontract terms and conditions to ensure they comply with University, state and federal requirements, and will have a good working knowledge of regulatory requirements involving federal procurement and data protection and security. The incumbent will also draft, review and negotiate data use agreements, non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, material transfer agreements and memoranda of understanding on behalf of the University. The incumbent will coordinate with University administrators, research faculty, foreign and domestic sponsors and internal Mason units to ensure all safeguards are put into place for compliance with University policy and state and federal requirements prior to acceptance of the award.Required Qualifications:The applicant must have a demonstrated knowledge of federal, state and University rules and regulations related to grants, contracts and subcontracts;The individual must have highly developed time-management, problem-resolution, and organizational skills;The individual should be able to foster an environment that supports teamwork, collaboration, and high-quality customer service;The applicant must possess demonstrated negotiation skills and significant experience negotiating with federal, state, private and industry sponsors, both foreign and domestic;The applicant must further possess outstanding oral and written communication skills and attention to detail.Preferred Qualifications:Certified Research Administration certification.Applicant must be: (i) a citizen of the United States; (ii) a person who is a lawful permanent resident of the United States (a "Green Card" holder); (iii) a person who is a "protected individual" as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3); or (iv) a person who is otherwise able to become generally eligible to receive unclassified technical data pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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