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Contracts and Services Coordinator

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

We are encouraging applications for a Contracts and Services Coordinator to join our team! This position provides a variety of support to the Contract’s Sponsored Services team in the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) in carrying out process management, contract formation, and detailed administrative work to assure compliance functions are documented. The Coordinator reports to the Team Manager for Contracts Administration within OCG. This is an exempt professional position requiring discretionary and professional judgment on-campus process, contract management, and customer service.

This position supports the service activities initiative managed by the Sponsored Services team in any of the following day-to-day activities: managing, responding to, preparing, and tracking requests and transactions as related to sponsored service activities and contract processes and agreement management.

The Contracts and Services Coordinator provides training to new OCG staff and to the campus community. The position requires excellent communication and organization skills, the ability to prioritize and monitor multiple deadlines, and good interpersonal skills to work with a diverse constituency of higher education and business personnel.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The mission of OCG is to help UCB faculty, staff, and students obtain and manage external funding for sponsored projects. OCG is committed to protecting the University’s interests by reviewing and approving the submission of sponsored project proposals; negotiating contract and grant awards; monitoring the implementation and administration of sponsored projects; initiating and implementing policies and procedures; providing training to faculty and staff; and serving as the University’s liaison with sponsors and regulatory agencies.

OCG commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from candidates whose knowledge, skills, and abilities demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The following list of duties and responsibilities serves only to illustrate the nature and scope of this position's primary activities and functions:

  • Coordinates service processes and transactions. Activities include but are not limited to preparation, tracking, communication, and training for Sponsored Services and Rate-Based Service Activities.
  • Provides daily assistance to OCG and department personnel related to the processing of service requests and activity setups, including budget verifications, campus requirements, and award compliance processes for incoming service projects. Work includes coordination with partners on issues related to award stewardship.
  • Assists in the development of business processes and document management.
  • Supports the communication and training of current service processes to relevant central and department-level personnel.
  • Evaluate faculty and sponsor service requests.
  • Logs and processes award information and input into the University systems of record and document management systems.
  • Develop Rate-Based Services Quotations for departments and support quote auditing.
  • Other duties as assigned and special projects as requested.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • This position is anticipated to support a hybrid format (virtual and in-person support) in the upcoming months; however, there is the possibility of fully remote work based upon qualifications and experience.
  • For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Alex Joseph (Alexander.Joseph@Colorado.EDU). 

What We Can Offer

The hiring range is $46,000.00-$48,000.00.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • Keen sense of attention to detail
  • Flexibility to support a variety of functions and contract requirements.
  • Can do type attitude, willingness to learn, and do a variety of tasks.
  • Team-oriented approach.

What You Will Need

  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills and good organizational skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Please note that while the position details both required skills as well as desired skills and experience, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the desired skills and experience to be considered for this position. If you have a Bachelor’s degree, transferable experience, and passion for the work, you are encouraged to apply. We will provide on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.
  • Professional experience (1-2 years) using a Windows-based PC, word processing, spreadsheets, email communication, and the Internet.
  • Ability to read and interpret award management reports.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time. 
Please apply by January 23, 2022 for consideration. 
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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