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Senior Contracts Manager, Facilities and Construction (15249)

Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


This position manages the contractual support and administration for necessary goods and services in support of the university, specifically for Facilities and Construction, under the direction of the Sr. Director of Procurement and Contracts and with the support of two contract analysts. Ensures longer-term functional objectives are translated into shorter-term tasks and establishes processes/procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of a somewhat complex function.


Responsible for oversight and contract review of contracts and work-flow processes.  The contract review process should be timely and is expected to provide guidance and advise on contracts to end users to ensure minimal risk and liability to the university.  Ensures compliance with university policy and audit requirements.  Train end-user customers on systems and processes and required.  The Senior Contracts Manager develops new templates, establishes contractual negotiation strategies and manages two contracts analysts.  The Senior Contracts Manager ensures that approvals have been obtained from necessary offices with AU like General Counsel, Risk Management, Tax, Facilities, PPM and Information Services as appropriate, prior to obtaining the appropriate signature in or under the CFO’s Office. 

Supervisory Responsibility

Work Environment

  • This position will supervise two contracts anaylsts
  • Light travel may be required
  • Light Work: may require the occasional light lifting
  • Nights and weekend activities will be occasionally required
  • Position is in office setting and may involve prolonged work at a desk in one location

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Exempt
  • Team Leader/Consultant B

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills required.
  • Interpersonal and human relations skills
  • Writing/editing skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master's degree

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check


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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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