Contract Negotiator

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Contract Negotiator

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Vice Pres For Research

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Here is a Glimpse of the Job

In the role of Contract Negotiator, you'll be responsible for: negotiating contracts; writing, reviewing, and negotiating agreements; and providing negotiations documentation and support to Principal Investigators. You may bring your experience in contract administration and/or research administration and your passion for higher education which will assist you in working collaboratively with faculty and staff to coordinate processes and ensure compliance in contract negotiations. Your ability to exercise independent judgement and communicate clearly in a dynamic and high-volume environment are important assets for you to excel in this position. 

The Department

Sponsored Research Services (SRS) was established in 2011, to provide research administration services to The Texas A&M University System in Brazos County, Galveston and Qatar. Housed within the Division of Research at Texas A&M, SRS teams work with stakeholders across the globe to provide efficient and superior expertise and assistance with proposal submissions, negotiation of external contracts, and project administration throughout the life of the award. To learn more, visit https://srs.tamu.edu/.

Job Description

We currently have multiple opportunities for contract negotiators at various experience and skill levels. The positions are integral to the success at SRS and for sponsored research support at Texas A&M University. The Contract Negotiator team member will be trained and learn tasks associated with negotiating contracts, writing, reviewing, and negotiating complex agreements, and providing documentation and support to Principal Investigators.  If you are already experienced in contract negotiations with broader experience, your responsibilities will be expanded to include mentoring, assisting with policy and procedural development, and assisting with strategic planning.

Location Details: Due to the nature of this position, a hybrid work arrangement may be available for workplace flexibility.

Qualifications

Varying levels of positions are available depending on qualifications:

  • An entry-level position includes a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • An advanced level position includes a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience as well as up to four years of related experience in contract negotiations or research administration.

  • A well-qualified candidate would have a Juris Doctorate (JD) and some contract negotiation experience.

What You Need To Do:

Apply! A cover letter and resume are strongly recommended and may be uploaded/attached during the application process under CV/Resume.

Why Texas A&M University?

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is a prestigious university with strong traditions, core values, and a community of caring and collaboration. Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values . 

Amenities associated with a major university, such as sporting and cultural events, state-of-the-art recreation facilities, the Bush Library and Museum, and much more are part of the Texas A&M experience.  College Station has all that a big city has to offer but with a reasonable cost-of-living and no long commutes.  Available employee benefits include:

  • Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance with Texas A&M contributing to employee health and basic life premiums 

  • 12-15 days for holidays and breaks each year 

  • Employees working full-time receive eight hours of paid sick leave  and at least  eight hours of paid vacation  each month. 

  • Automatically enrolled in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas  

  • An employee wellness and work/life integration program that includes free exercise programs and release time

  • We invest in your future with dedicated training budgets for our employees each year. All employees also have access to free LinkedIn Learning  training. 

  • Educational assistance benefits designed to invest in and help employees further their professional and educational goals.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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