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Contract Specialist - Sponsored Programs

Boston, MA - Added Jun 14, 2021

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Contract Specialist

Description:

Direct Hire.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert knowledge and support in niche areas of research administration and contracting
  • Serve as subject matter expert on federal and non-federal contracting regulations, negotiations, and best practices
  • Engage with systems and processes supporting the life cycle of an agreement
  • Ensure department keeps tabs on the related compliance landscape and topics such as NIST 800-171 and CMMC
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of guidance materials and training related to federal and non-federal contracting at the proposal and agreement stages
  • Mentor and train others in the department to grow and support the contracting process
  • Serve as departmental point of contact
  • Work in partnership with staff, researchers, and administrators to support RFP review, agreement review, and acceptance process
  • Drive the development and implementation of up-to-date efficient processes and procedures
  • Negotiate contracts

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in research administration
  • Extensive knowledge of Federal guidelines supporting higher education activities
  • Knowledge of Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Acquisition Regulation, Uniform Guidance, sponsor-specific policies, intellectual property policy, conflict of interest, publication rights, application of indirect cost rates, and other sophisticated concepts in research administration.
  • Remain up to date on compliance regulations in all areas of research administration
  • Maintain knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply sponsor, institutional, and departmental policies
  • Ability to prioritize high volume and complex transactions
  • Experience with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements
  • Ability to interpret policy for others and support development of skills
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Higher Ed experience a huge plus

For 25 years, Millennium Consulting has been a leader in professional staffing. Today, Millennium caters to a diversified portfolio of market-leading customers. Since its establishment, Millennium has relentlessly focused on unwavering integrity while perfecting the recruitment of subject matter experts for complex, mission critical projects. Our approach remains unchanged: Sweeping analysis of our clients’ staffing initiatives and organizational culture, combined with a personal approach to long-term relationship building to identify the most impactful talent.

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Millennium Consulting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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