Agreement Negotiator

The Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development is a service organization to the faculty, staff and students of the University of Wyoming. It is our goal to provide swift, accurate and expert service to enhance the research missions of individuals and various units within the University.

The Office of Research & Economic Development (ORED) works with the University community to link research, technology transfer, and economic development efforts to enhance federal, state and private sector support for faculty and graduate student scholarship.

The Research Services team within ORED is seeking an Agreements Negotiator who will report to the Director of Research Services, in the Office of Research & Economic Development. The position’s primary responsibility will consist of reviewing, negotiating, and processing of sponsored projects awards and contracts for the University community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Prepare, review, negotiate and amend a full array of sponsored projects agreements, including collaboration agreements, corporate/sponsored research agreements, and other forms of agreement, where required. Determine that an agreement is ready for signature.
  • Responsible for reviewing contracts to ensure compliance with University, State, Federal and University policies and procedures and provide recommendations relating to any exceptions or items of concern or caution and contribute to their creative negotiation with the partner.
  • Make decisions in a timely manner through effective time management, establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, assembly, and submission of contracts.
  • Draft or review contract modifications received and route for internal reviews, approvals, and signature, as needed.
  • Solve complex problems by actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources including conducting research on legal issues or other topics as required.
  • Produce high quality drafts and/or final versions of contracts and statements of work as well as compile and analyze data, and organize and maintain records.
  • Work collaboratively with campus leadership, university general counsel’s office, department administrators, principal investigators, the Technology Transfer office, and other cross-functional teams to answer questions, resolve issues, and interpret contract provisions and terms.
  • Communicate clearly, professionally, and effectively with both internal and external partners and stakeholders through presentations, issue lists, written documents, and emails.
  • Monitor various complex and changing federal and state laws, regulations, and guidance in order to assist in the interpretation and application relating to pre- and post-award administration of grants, contracts, and other agreements.
  • Proactively make recommendations to campus stakeholders for ways to improve contract templates, processes and policies.

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS:  

  • Perform special projects, as directed.
  • May serve on University and/or external committees or task forces as necessary.
  • Attend conferences and workshops applicable to research administration.

COMPETENCIES:  

  • Analysis/Problem Identification
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Consistency
  • Influence
  • Integrity
  • Service Orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge

This position is eligible for remote work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  

Education:  Bachelor's degree in equivalent field or discipline

Experience: 2 years translatable work-related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Advanced knowledge of contracting and related processes
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state of Wyoming laws and regulations related to grants and contracts
  • Experience working in research administration or sponsored programs administration at an institution of higher education
  • Knowledge of and experience in federal regulations including OMB Circulars, the FAR, and other agency policies and regulations to maintain compliance with terms and conditions of the award
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure in a deadline driven environment with a high standard of quality
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team
  • Certified Research Administrator® (CRA), Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CPRA®), or Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA)
  • Master’s or Juris Doctorate degree

REQUIRED MATERIALS:  

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references. This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 08/08/22022 will receive full consideration.

HIRING STATEMENT:  

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.

Contact Information

University of Wyoming

Farrell

Rapp

1000 E. University Avenue
Department 3355
Laramie, Wyoming 82071

307-766-2047

Background Information

4-Year Degree

2 years translatable

  • College/University
  • Legal
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Other

Authorized to work in the US

None

Target Job Information

$45,936 -

  • Full Time