Contract Manager, UNLV Office of Sponsored Programs

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Contract Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs [R0113274]. The Contract Manager leads and assists in the review and negotiation of research contracts and grants (federal, state and industry), including master agreements, grant related agreements (e.g., sub-award agreements), consortium agreements, collaboration agreements, material transfer agreements, data transfer agreements, clinical trials agreements, and non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements. This position will work directly with external sponsors, research administrators (RAs), and other outside parties involved in research. The Contract Manager will also work closely with internal faculty researchers, principal investigators, and administration with regard to research contracts and schools/colleges engagement with sponsors. Additionally, the Contract Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of contract management tools, standardization, and developing processes as they relate to contracting with industry, government, and private sponsors for sponsored programs at UNLV.

The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility within the Office of Sponsored Programs:

  • Conducts initial review of proposed contract language for regulations and requirements applicable to assistance and acquisition including OMB Circulars/Uniform Guidance, Federal Acquisition Regulation, Code of Federal Regulations, sponsor-specific policies, intellectual property policy, indemnification, Nevada state laws, conflict of interest requirements, publication rights, application of indirect cost rates and other complex concepts in research administration.
  • Drafts, reviews and/or revises proposed grants, contracts and material transfer agreements, ensuring compliance with university policy/guidelines and legal requirements including export control.
  • Works directly with sponsors to negotiate and resolve contract issues, and prepares contract documents for approval.
  • Prepares and monitors sub-awards and works with subcontractors in negotiation to develop fully executed sub-awards.
  • Works with faculty to provide trainings and information on grants and contracts. 
  • Direct and supervise contract projects and assignments.
  • Regularly reviews federal register codes and regulations and participates in webinars for regulatory compliance pertaining to contracts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Las Vegas Perks

  • Beautiful weather with 294 sunny days and 5 inches average rainfall yearly
  • Great outdoors – Hiking, camping, boating, fishing, skiing, ghost towns, hot springs, we have it all!
  • Abundant weekend or day trip options – Grand Canyon and Los Angeles are only 4 hours away
  • Low cost of living – zero income tax, median home $278,000 & utilities cost 10% less than national average
  • Entertainment – Celebrity chefs, museums, The Smith Center, T-Mobile Arena, Thomas & Mack Center
  • Professional Sports – NASCAR, Golden Knights hockey and coming soon Raiders Football

UNLV Professional Employee Benefits

  • Retirement plan in lieu of social security – Employer and employees each contribute 14.5% of gross salary
  • Generous educational discount program for employee, spouse/domestic partner and dependents
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • Earn 24 vacation days per year

About UNLV

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV achieved R1 status in 2018. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:

Contact Information

University of Nevada-Las Vegas



4505 S Maryland Pkwy Box 451055

Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1055


Background Information



  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Grants and Contracts

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

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  • Full Time