Employment Opportunities

Contract Specialist

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Contracts & Grants Office - 250240
Pay Grade: P1 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you interested in working for UDRI, a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers? Our Contracts & Grants Office invites qualified applicants to apply for our Contracts Specialist opening!

The Contract Specialist is a member of the University of Dayton’s Contracts and Grants Office and supports a variety of contracts and grants management activities. This position organizes and coordinates information and documentation (e.g., RFPs, proposals, contracts, modifications) in all assigned sponsor portals used by the Contracts & Grants Office. The Contract Specialist serves as the first-tier support for contracts and grants customer support. This position will process awards, modifications, and proposals in the Deltek Costpoint system. This position is also responsible for several databases and works closely with the Contracts and Grants Office Leadership to identify, develop, and implement process improvements. The Contract Specialist is responsible for completing and tracking representations and certifications for assigned sponsors. This position updates and maintains multiple databases and generates quarterly reports, as well as processes certain internal and external forms, manages the CGO general email inbox, orders office supplies, completes the monthly purchasing card report, and supports contract closeout activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of relevant experience
• Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and Word
• Ability to meet deadlines, strong attention to detail, and a focus on superior customer service
• Excellent written and verbal communication, planning, problem-solving, analytical, project management and customer service skills
• Must be able to manage a consistent workload in a deadline driven environment
• Ability to build effective relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels
• Due to the requirements of our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position must be a U.S. citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

• Advanced degree
• Working knowledge of support functions within a government contracting environment
• Experience with various federal government contracting agencies, including DOD and GSA

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.
Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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