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Contract Specialist - Sponsored Programs

Boston, MA - Added Jun 14, 2021

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Contract Specialist


Direct Hire.


  • 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.



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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