Another Source’s client, Chico State Enterprises, is recruiting a Director of Sponsored Contracts to join their team in Chico, California. This is a hybrid opportunity with the flexibility of working remotely every week!
The purpose of Chico State Enterprises (CSE) is to help develop and administer those activities that aid and supplement the educational mission of CSU, Chico. As a non-profit corporation, it facilitates the work of campus units and provides alternatives to state procedures. CSE administers hundreds of projects annually with annual revenues of about $35-$40 million.
CSE offers a comprehensive compensation and benefit package.
Anticipated annual base salary: $106,923.00 – 136,435.00 annually, commensurate with experience
Benefits for Employees:
Employer paid life insurance ($50,000) and long-term disability
Options for health, dental, and vision insurance and FSA
14 paid holidays including 1 personal holiday
Vacation accrual and sick leave
Employer contributions to your 403(b)-retirement plan (up to 8%)
About the Role:
Reporting to the CEO, the Sponsored Contracts Manager oversees a team of professionals responsible for reviewing, negotiating, and finalizing contract agreements with Federal, State, industry, and foreign, public, private, and non-profit sponsors with awards totaling $45M annually. Serve as advisor for a range of legal and technical contract issues. Work in collaboration with CSE administrative staff for proposal development, post-award administration and finance to ensure compliance and contractual concerns are addressed in the development of grant proposals and in the negotiation of grant and contract awards.
Interpret and analyze regulations for a large volume of complex and restricted funds. Provide contract analysis for post-award accounting, grant and contract management. Supervise 3.75 full time equivalent staff.
Essential Job Functions:
Ensure effective and efficient operations of the CSE Sponsored Contracts unit to review, negotiate and finalize contract agreements including Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), in collaboration with the Sponsored Program Administration Department including drafting agreements and contract language as requested by funders; work with funding sponsors to revise language as needed.
Review final agreements and backup documentation for submission to the CEO for signature or as delegated.
Advise Sponsored Contracts team, campus stakeholders, and management as appropriate, regarding potential risks, irregularities of proposal applications, and responsibilities. Prepare and negotiate unusually complex subcontract documents.
Provide guidance and interpretation of contract compliance matters at differing stages of the proposals to ensure compliance of Federal Uniform Guidance, state, and local regulations, as well as CSU, CSU Chico, CSE, and sponsored requirements, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
Oversee the process for the drafting of the subcontracts and risk assessment by reviewing the FFATA (Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act) reports, subcontracts’ single audit reports, etc.
Participate and collaborate with the Director of Sponsored Programs Administration in the development of departmental policies, procedures and processes to promote grants and contracts that support the CSE’s objectives.
Supervise 3.75 FTE staff including recruitment, training, and professional development.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
4 years’ experience in a progressively responsible contract negotiation and compliance role.
Preferred Education and Experience:
3 years of supervisory experience with professional technical staff.
Experience in contracts and grants administration at a research. foundation, university, or other non-profit organization is preferred.
Paralegal or Law degree preferred.
Experience in electronic research administration is preferred.
Knowledge of 2-CFR-200 (OMB Uniform Guidance) and FAR regulations is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Demonstrated excellent judgment in resolving complex technical issues.
Independent creative problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with CSE colleagues, faculty and representatives of various organizations and agencies.
Knowledge and understanding of pre-award requirements, government relations and principles applicable to contracts and grants preferred.
Ability to prioritize tasks, to work independently, to maintain confidentiality, and to take initiative to improve upon current operations.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple deadlines and tasks with diplomacy under pressure.
Demonstrated experience drafting, editing, and completing contracts, and subcontracts with excellent attention to detail.
Substantial demonstrate experience with and ability to read complex documents, understand a wide variety of legal, financial (e.g., complex multiyear budgets), and administrative concepts, and analyze complex data using logic and quantitative reasoning.
Strong verbal and written communications skills, organizational and time management skills.
Thorough knowledge of current computer and office automation equipment and software required. Must be proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access), Gmail, Windows, or other applicable software packages.
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