The National Opinion Research Center (NORC), a non-profit social science research company affiliated with the University of Chicago seeks a Contracts Administrator in our Chicago office. This position is responsible for serving NORC senior staff, particularly Research Department Heads, in the development, negotiation, administration, modification and closeout of small, basic contracts and grants. In addition, this position is responsible for advising on and monitoring issues related to oversight, control, and compliance with government accounting and financial management requirements.
Prepare financial support documentation and administrative sections of proposals for smaller, less complex projects
Negotiates and administers prime and sub-contracts and grants;
Maintains official contractual communications between NORC and its clients;
Reviews financial status of contracts and grants;
Advises research department heads and project managers in contractual issues;
Assists in organizational audits;
Assures contract and grant compliance company-wide;
Troubleshoots specific grant and contract issues;
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university;
Minimum of 3 years contract administration experience;
Knowledge of regulations, government cost accounting standards and federal grant regulations; Familiarity with full range of contract types; e.g. FFP, CPFF, Time and Material and federal grant awards
Ability to act as an autonomous manager to draw upon understanding of FAR, OMB A-122, agency regulations, contract law, GAO, accounting standards and principals to successfully develop the proper response and position;
Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated multi-project management experience;
Ability to meet deadlines in spite of competing demands for time and resources;
Strong writing and editing capabilities.
NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that
values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) - 11 months ago