Contract Administrator Corporate Alliances

Pennsylvania (US)
04 Sep 2018
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04 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Office of the Provost provides direction on all facets of the University’s academic mission, including education, faculty, research, online learning, global initiatives, admissions, athletics, student life, and arts and culture. The Provost’s Center aggregates programs and offices designed to support University operations, including: the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and its reporting departments (Penn Center for Innovation, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, University Laboratory Animal Resources, and Regulatory Affairs), the Office of the Chaplain, the Graduate Student Center and Family Resource Center, the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, College Houses and Academic Services, New Student Orientation, the Office of Student Conduct, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the University of Pennsylvania Press, and all of the University’s arts organizations (Penn Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Arthur Ross Gallery, and University Art Collection). It also includes interdisciplinary academic centers and institutes that are more appropriately housed centrally than in an individual school, including the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Center for Neuroscience and Society, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Kelly Writers House, and Weiss Tech House.

The position will support the Alliances group in PCI. The incumbent will manage all incoming new agreement requests, be responsible for drafting or participating in draft of certain agreements, delegate agreements to the appropriate negotiator at PCI, oversee and facilitate agreement flow and manage the completion and cataloging of all agreements for the Alliances group at PCI. The incumbent is expected to actively manage the generation and implementation of standard processes for approval and management of all agreements managed by Alliances group at PCI. The Contracts Administrator will also be available and knowledgeable to communicate with faculty and staff members involved with Alliance programs at Penn to address agreement related requests. Position contingent upon funding.

Bachelor’s Degree is required and 2 to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; Detail oriented and organized, with exceptional time management skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience managing people and projects, with the ability to multi-task. Project management and basic contract drafting experience a plus. Practical knowledge of PENN ERA, PENN RIS, OneNote, Sharepoint and Inteum preferred. Self-starter and proactive, but seeks direction when needed. Position contingent upon funding.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.