Do you have a passion for higher education? Do you want to make a positive impact on the college admissions process? Our staff help to remove barriers and encourage students to forge their path to a better future. Common App is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Each year we support more than 1 million students, one-third of whom are first-generation, as they apply to our more than 900 diverse member colleges & universities using the Common App's free online application. If you are an experienced contract and procurement professional and want to be part of a mission-driven non-profit that uses innovative technology to advance the college admission process, Common App may be a great match for you. Common App is currently searching for a Senior Contracts Associate.
Reporting to the Director of Contracts and Procurement, the Senior Contracts Associate is responsible for managing a robust contract portfolio and supporting the director in refining and expanding Common App’s contracts, grants, legal and procurement functions to ensure operational excellence in these areas.
The Senior Contracts Associate will work directly with program business owners to develop, execute, and manage various contract vehicles including but not limited to: Member Agreements, Amendments and Addenda, Master Service Agreements, Non-disclosure Agreements, Sponsor Agreements, License Agreements, and Grant Agreements. This individual will serve as the primary point of contact on leading vehicles through the full lifecycle process in accordance with applicable policies and procedures. The Senior Contracts Associate will also play a key role in procurement by developing and reviewing solicitations, leading internal strategy meetings, reviewing and evaluating proposal submissions, and advising program business owners on market data obtained from the competitive process.
This role requires a knowledgeable contract and procurement professional who can quickly learn institutional and program-specifics, foster strong relationships across the organization, educate and guide program business owners, and quickly contribute their expertise to enhance our growing contracts, procurement, grant, and legal functions.
The ideal candidate will possess at least five years of experience independently managing robust cradle to grave contracts, procurement and/or grants portfolios in a fast-paced environment. A bachelor’s degree is required, with a JD highly preferred. Individuals must have substantial experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating broad contract vehicles, including familiarity with standard contract terms and conditions and effective communication skills. Expertise in negotiating contracts, pricing and budgets, along with setting and managing deadlines and customer expectations will be key. This role is highly customer-facing and will require relationship building with the ability to lead meetings, educate, advise and guide business owners on best practices, creative solutions to challenges, policies, and procedures to related to contracts, procurement and grants functions. Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced, collaborative, and team-oriented environment is a must.
To apply for this opportunity, send your resume and cover letter with salary expectations.
Do you have a passion for higher education? Do you want to make a positive impact on the college admissions process? Our staff help to remove barriers and encourage students to forge their path to a better future. Common App is a national…
Common App is a virtual first environment. Candidates must be living in the United States to apply for this remote role and must work effectively as individual contributors and team members in a highly collaborative, diverse, virtual environment. A passion for higher education is a plus. Common App values our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive salary and an extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental, and vision benefits, and future growth opportunities within the organization. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our staff, where people can learn and grow. We strive to provide a collaborative, team-oriented, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.
Common App is a virtual first environment. Candidates must be living in the United States to apply for this remote role and must work effectively as individual contributors and…