Contracts Administrator

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Job no: 495283
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Office of the Provost, Drexel University

About Drexel 

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.  

Job Summary 

The Contracts Administrator provides support for the administration and processing of contracts and agreements for sponsored research projects across the university. Drafts, reviews, and negotiates various types of contracts, cooperative agreements, and subcontracts with private, industry, and federal partners on behalf of the University.

Essential Functions 

  • Identify, define, and resolve issues related to sponsored project contracting activities in accordance with federal, other government, funding agency, and institutional policies and regulations
  • Support Drexel's research community in the administration of contracts and agreements for externally sponsored projects, funded and unfunded; providing expertise, customer service and support
  • Utilize and maintain systems and procedures related to processing of contracts and agreements
  • Consult with the Assistant Director of Contracts regarding issues and solutions

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years of previous, relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree or JD
  • Contract negotiation and/or research administration experience
  • Experience at a non-profit or academic research institution is highly desirable

Physical Demands 

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking
  • Typically bending, crouching, stooping


University City

Additional Information 

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of K. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, 

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. 

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

Contact Information

Drexel University



1505 Race Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

  • Full Time