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Contract Officer, Arizona International

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts

Posting Number: req11074

Department: International Affairs

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Want to make an international impact? Join our team of over 100 employees representing every region of the world. Arizona International is the driving force for the University of Arizona's international engagement and education. We are creating new opportunities, advancing cutting-edge learning modalities, and leading the field in international collaboration, research, and innovation in higher education. The Contract Officer (Grant and Contract Administrator IV) will work closely with Arizona International leadership and with the Office of General Counsel, Risk Management, Procurement, and other internal subject matter experts to facilitate the implementation of Pillar 4 of the University of Arizona strategic plan by assisting with contract management relating to the University's global locations and partnerships. The Contract Officer will facilitate the contract management needs of Arizona International in a fast-paced environment to review, execute, and renew international agreements.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities                                       

  • Work closely with Arizona International functional leads and Office of the General Counsel to timely draft, review, negotiate, and prepare contracts for a variety of education partnership and procurement agreements
  • Manage approval processes, contract life-cycle management, and record keeping for all Arizona International agreements
  • Provide contract-related issue resolution internally among constituents
  • Monitor and initiate contract close-out, extension, or renewal, as appropriate
  • Communicate contract-related information to all internal stakeholders
  • Generate reports on the status of existing agreements and partnerships to support compliance and business objectives
  • Explain terms and conditions to internal regional directors as needed
  • Stay up-to date with legal, regulatory, and other business climate changes and report changes to internal stakeholders
  • In collaboration with the Office of the General Counsel Review, review, and revise Arizona International contract templates to reflect changes in University policies, applicable regulations, and laws
  • Maintain organized system of physical and digital records using Contracts Management Database
  • Supervisor responsibilities including organizing workflow, ensuring employee understands his/her duties or delegated tasks, monitoring employee productivity and providing feedback, coaching, and guidance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of legal requirements, terms and issues involved with contracts and partnership agreements in higher education and global mobility
  • Administrative leadership skills, including creative problem-solving and the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines concurrently
  • Excellent writing skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree, JD, or Bachelor's degree in combination with a relevant professional certification with progressive responsibility with quantifiable results in contract administration and/or management
  • Experience with university and college systems, program development, and cultural protocols in the US and abroad within the identified region
  • Prior experience supporting cross-border transactions or partnerships

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $59,005 - $80,542, DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Grant & Contract Admin

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Wang, Yuwen -

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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