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Subcontracts Administrator

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

Under the supervision of the LASP Subcontract Officer, this position will assist in the administration of LASP sponsored research subcontracts, including contracts, grants, and other research agreements. These tasks include, but are not limited to: contract/subcontract awards, associated certification/commitment forms, administrative and organizational functions related to various contract actions as well assisting in contract-required reporting.

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 Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. The University of Colorado Boulder is the only academic research institution to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto. LASP is a full-cycle, space institute, combining all aspects of space exploration through our expertise in science, engineering, mission operations, and scientific data analysis.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Assist and support the Subcontracts Officer on all Subcontract/Subaward related items and when available, support the Contracts, Compliance and Procurement (CC&P) team on contract/program related items.
  • Facilitates the management, preparation, review and approval, prior to coordinating signatures required for Subagreements, and modifications to existing Subagreements under the supervision of the Subcontract Officer, as well as processing executed Subagreements.
  • Complete Risk Analysis, Compliance Verification Checklist, Budget Review and collection of Cost/Price Analysis forms.
  • Track pending actions for Subagreements in line with CC&P Desk/Procedure Manual; send reminders, follow-ups and inquiries as needed to move matters forward toward resolution.
  • Compile and present monthly metrics on volume and turnaround times for all sub-agreements.
  • Communicate with Subcontractor personnel from various organizations and Federal agencies in connection with pending administrative actions.
  • Communicate updates on pending matters to internal and external stakeholders; update trackers and note actions taken for reference.
  • File and organize all Subcontract related documents in LASP and CU-managed systems.
  • Attend program meetings as Subcontract and/or CC&P representative as requested; debrief team on status.
  • Track Subcontract related actions from request to closeout; maintain log of actions and completion times.
  • Draft, compile and send routine/administrative requests to sponsors as requested.
  • Prepare internal review and approval documents for all award actions; obtain internal approvals and upload completed documents LASP/University systems for further processing.
  • Create, organize, and maintain files of award documents, certifications, and related items in line with existing file structure.
  • Interact with all LASP and CU Subcontract and Contract related systems in line with established processes, procedures, and conventions/protocols.

What You Should Know

  • Due to US Export Control restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.
  • 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.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $53,000.00 - $65,000.00. We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 200% matching for the first 5% contributed with immediate vesting.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum two (2) years customer service experience.

What You Will Need

  • Exceptional organizational skills including document control and storage.
  • Must be able to handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
  • Ability to recognize unusual non‐routine situations and circumstances and accurately assess the best contact for resolution.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to collaborate with varying levels of authority.
  • Ability to thrive in a challenging and diverse work environment and act in a proactive manner to address issues and solve problems.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint as well as ability to learn and use new software systems.
  • Willingness to work onsite 3 or more days per week. Remote work available for up to 2 days per week. Reliable internet connectivity required for remote work.
  • Self-motivated nature and demonstrated history of productivity and reliability, preferably in a remote or minimally-supervised work environment.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • 2 years of experience performing professional services or administrative work.
  • Experience in academic research universities/institutes.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. If you are selected as a finalist for this role, the search committee will request a SkillSurvey at a later time. 

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Applications will be screened as they are received. Please apply by 6/23/22.

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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