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Subcontracts Administrator position available in Pittsburgh John Chinn 18 Sep 2007 09:35 EST

Dear Colleagues:

Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a subcontracts administrator.  Under
the general direction of the Associate Provost, the Subcontracts
Administrator will draft, prepare and negotiate a wide variety of
subcontract agreements under CMU prime agreements with the government,
industry and others. The Subcontracts Administrator may also be called on to
negotiate related contracts, confidential disclosure agreements, and
consulting agreements.

The Subcontracts Administrator will provide support, as needed, for proposal
review, and completion, including working with the faculty, researchers and
business managers to prepare supporting documentation, i.e., Source and
Price Justifications, Small Business Plans, and all representations and
certifications. In addition, the Subcontracts Administrator is also
responsible for initiating invoicing procedures and interacting with the
Sponsored Projects Accounting Office, the Procurement Department, the
departmental business managers and the faculty and researchers to facilitate
the creation of and payment of purchase orders: duties include generating
the purchase orders, if the vendor is in the Procurement System and adding
vendors to the Procurement System where required, by obtaining the
appropriate forms and paperwork.

Minimum Requirements. Bachelor's degree in business field or equivalent
combination of training and experience with 5 years experience; excellent
organizational, communication, negotiating and problem solving skills;
ability to interact with faculty, support staff, and external audiences from
academia, industry, and government; ability to develop and negotiate
agreements; ability to resolve problems by negotiating solutions that
respect the policies and needs of each party; demonstrated ability to make
sound decisions and employ effective problem-solving skills including strong
analytical skills sufficient to conduct comprehensive analyses; an excellent
track record in following through on details; strong communication and
facilitation skills; must have excellent interactive skills; knowledge of
and ability to assess the research culture at the university and the needs
of the various constituencies both internally and externally; high energy
and stamina; ability to remain effective under stress and in long-drawn-out
projects; sedentary as well as able to travel between campus offices and
outside the University; ability to (1) work under pressure; (2) pay
attention to detail; (3) meet inflexible deadlines on own initiative; and
(4) deal with difficult situations while maintaining composure; excellent
written and oral communications.

Apply at  or  Contract

Human Resources Service Center
Whitfield Hall
143 North Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 268-HRHR (4747) <> .
Carnegie Mellon is an EEO/AA employer.

Susan Burkett
Associate Provost
Office of Sponsored Programs
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-268-8746 (main office)
412-268-1975 (direct line)
412-268-2679 (fax)

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