Assistant Director of University Contract Services for WSU Spokane

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime


1157-NN - Assistant Director

Business Title:

Assistant Director of University Contract Services for WSU Spokane

Additional Titles:



Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at . Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Summary of Duties:

As a key member of WSU Procurement & Contract Services, the Assistant Director is responsible for developing, coordinating, and managing the administration of contracts in support of the WSU Spokane Health Sciences Campus, including senior oversite for the most strategic and complex University contracting documents. The Assistant Director is responsible to perform all contract work including drafting, review, and negotiation of contracts, amendments, extensions, terminations, and renegotiations that legally bind the University. 
As a member of the Procurement & Contract Services leadership team, the Assistant Director advises on priorities and goals for the University’s contracts and processes, and is responsible for the implementation of these priorities and goals. Develops and implements policies and procedures and process improvements related to contract program operations, and standard operating procedures. The incumbent is responsible for assessment of contracts versus the WSU contract risk framework and their related policies, processes, and procedures.
The Assistant Director provides enhanced customer service for clients at the WSU Spokane campus, and promotes compliance with laws and best practices related to contracts processing.
The Assistant Director works closely with the WSU Spokane Vice Chancellor of Finance and Budget to prioritize needs for campus colleges and units and ensure that highest priority contract needs are met. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Budget leadership team.

Required Qualifications:

  • Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least one (1) year of managerial experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment. Positions may require applicable licensure and/or certification.

  • Demonstrated ability to draft, negotiate, and implement complex contracts and purchasing documents.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of contractual issues and their application in a complex organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree/Law Degree

  • Knowledge of health care legal issues

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Experience in problem solving

  • Computer proficiency

  • Experience in delivering customer service to a diverse population

  • Experience in providing training to or speaking in front of groups

  • Experience in policy development

  • This position is eligible for remote/hybrid work.

Additional Information:

Area/College: Finance and Administration
Department Name: Procurement & Contract Services
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163
Department Link:
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
FTE: 100
This is a permanent position.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by Monday, August 29, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Materials: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:


Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or .

View or Apply

Similar Positions