We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Contracts to join the Grants and Contracts (G&C) unit in the Office of Research and Projects Administration (ORPA).
The Manager, Contracts works directly with the Director, G&C, Senior Director, Research and Project Administration, ORPA staff, and RTM leadership to provide oversight for the cradle-to-grave negotiation and management of contracts, consistent with MSK business practices and all applicable sponsor regulations.
This includes routine and non-routine government, non-government, and other non-industry-sponsored research agreements and contracts, as well as incoming and outgoing subawards.
Be responsible for the management of the federal and institutional compliance policies and processes for MSK related to subawards and consortia. This includes comprehensive oversight and maintenance of ORPA's subrecipient monitoring and risk assessment program.
Manage and track all government, non-government and other non-industry sponsored research agreements and contracts from inception to completion. This includes sub-recipient monitoring, issuance of agreements, and maintenance of systems and databases.
Exercises delegated signature authority. Serve as the final reviewer and negotiator for all ORPA-managed research agreements. Provide second-level negotiation assistance to the Contracts Analyst and Contracts Specialist. Maximizes MSKs interests in the negotiation process and ensuring consistency and continuity across agreements.
Provide RTM, the MSK research community, and others with expertise in processing and driving the development of SOPs and technical tools for the tracking and management of various agreements and contracts. Participates in educational and training sessions for the MSK community.
Direct and supervise the Contracts team, including a Contracts Specialist and Contracts Analyst. Provide leadership and guidance.
Able to make sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
An influencer, using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.
Knowledgeable about your business and the marketplace. Able to apply this knowledge to advance our goals.
Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
Able to operate effectively, even when things are not clear or the way forward is not obvious
A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
5 years of experience in government, non-government and other non-industry sponsored research agreements and contracts functions, preferably in basic and translational research
Experience negotiating and administering research agreements and contracts, teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, and knowledge of FAR, DFAR, CFR, and OMB Uniform Guidance preferred
To Independently apply a broad range of technical and specialized knowledge and significant job-related experience to handle complex work assignments.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to interact and communicate with a diverse group of individuals.
At least 2 years supervisory experience preferred #LI-POST
Competitive compensation packages | Sick Time |Generous Vacation+ 12 holidays to recharge & refuel| Internal Career Mobility & Performance Consulting | Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care|403b Retirement Savings Plan Match|Tuition Reimbursement |Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance |Commuter Spending Account |Fitness Discounts &Wellness Program | Resource Networks| Life Insurance & Disability | Remote Flexibility
We believe in communication, openness, and thinking beyond your 8-hour day @ MSK. Its important to us that you have a sense of impact, community, and work/life balance to be and feel your best.
Our Hiring Process
You review the posting, agree it sounds like a great fit & apply ->Talent Acquisition contacts you to schedule a phone interview (if your profile aligns) -> after speaking with the Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will connect with the Hiring Manager by phone or video -> if your experience is a fit, you will move forward to a video call or on-site visit with the team -> post-interview feedback->ideally an offer! ->reference check & onboarding-> orientation & official welcome to MSK.
Internal Number: 2021-50430
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