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Contracts Administrator

Metropolitan State University of Denver
United States, Colorado, Denver
November 28, 2023
DepartmentOffice of the Controller

80% -

  • Create, negotiate, and write leases and contracts for goods and services, as well as Memoranda of Understanding, Affiliation Agreements, and various other contractual agreements for the campus community. Review and/or approve purchases by University departments that involve vendor terms & conditions.
  • Negotiate with vendors, users, and professional groups concerning terms and conditions, pricing, and goods/services to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and University requirements and for general legal sufficiency while achieving agency goals.
  • Inform and advise campus faculty and staff on purchasing and contracting policies and procedures.
  • In exercising these duties, this position will be required to exercise independent analysis, interpretation, and judgment to ensure that contract documents sufficiently protect the interests of the University and the State and that the University is receiving the best value possible while maintaining the legal integrity of the contract.

20% -

  • Act as backup for other Business Services staff members, including entering work orders in Workday; creating and updating vendors in Workday.
  • Assisting with State Fleet/Motorpool requests
  • Maintain and update the Workday role assignments, which includes verifying employment status and authority of employees seeking signatory authority and those approving the authority. These roles are used to determine who is authorized to make purchases and approve payments throughout the University.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university *(or a combination of education and experience completing and drafting contracts and/or other procurement support documents (one year of education is equal to two years of related experience).
  • One year of professional experience drafting, negotiating or reviewing contracts and/or other procurement documents or working in contract administration, contract management, or procurement. Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Colorado State or other governmental contracting or purchasing experience
  • Experience working in collaboration with others to complete tasks or projects
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret contract language
  • Experience developing statements of work
  • Demonstrated ability to be detail oriented, ensure accuracy and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel and Outlook, or similar software
  • Experience working in compliance with State and Federal rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of Workday, and particularly Workday Procurement

Salary for Announcement:

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $49,900 - $62,400. The full salary range is $49,900 - $74,900.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Work Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, Position will begin fully on site and may transition to hybrid after training.

Instructions to Apply:

Please apply through to submit your cover letter and resume. Also, please include a writing sample where you, write an explanation or instructions for a complicated process or concept intended for someone with little or no familiarity with the subject.

Select Begin Your Job Search, then search for JR101566. Internal applicants must apply through their MSU Denver Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. Please apply by Monday, October 23rd at 11:59pm for full consideration. Applications that do not contain all required documents may not receive full consideration.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting RepresentativeElizabeth Wellington Posting Representative Emailewelling@msudenver.edu Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at .

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

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