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Contracts Analyst (3327)

Date: May 9, 2022

Location: Washington DC, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

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About the Department/Unit

The Procurement and Contracts Department (PCD) is the central purchasing and contract authority for American University. PCD is responsible for managing the procurement and contract process on a university-wide basis, including purchasing contracts and any other legal agreements associated with the acquisition of goods and services that support American University's educational, research, and business initiatives


Responsible for negotiation, coordination, monitoring and administration of all terms and conditions to procure necessary goods and services in support of the university, specifically for Construction and to a lesser extent for Facilities, under the direction of the Senior Contracts Manager – Facilities and Construction. This position reports to the Senior Contracts Manager in Procurement and Contracts.

Essential Functions

  1. RFP, proposal and contract administration: Issue solicitations (RFP/RFQ/RFIs), evaluate proposals and negotiate, award, administer and close out contracts as appropriate.  Efficiently and effectively coordinate and negotiations, proposal evaluation and on-going quality assessments, to contract necessary goods and services in support of internal clients, maintaining good customer relations with both internal customers and external partners & vendors.
  2. Work closely with the procurement function to establish  strategic vendor relationships.  Planning and lead multiple construction projects under tight timeframes with a sense of urgency, measuring vendor performance, and ensuring a strong customer focused environment.

Work Environment

  • Light travel may be required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full Time - 35 hours a week minimum.
  • Sr. Coordinator/Analyst A
  • Exempt

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience
  • Experience required include  strong interpersonal skills underscored with courteousness, tactfulness, and professionalism; effective written and verbal communications skills; strong analytical skills; ability to work independently and exercise good judgment and discretion in handling difficult, complex issues; strong organizational and multi-tasking capability that produces accurate, detail-oriented work in a timely manner to meet stringent deadlines; and proficiency with Microsoft computer programs/applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, Outlook, Datatel, Workday and MS Project) in addition to the AIA related contracts and other templated contracts.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications


AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options.


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