Agreements Specialist


Sponsored Projects Administration, Portland State University


Portland State University has an open Agreements Specialist position in the office of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), the centralized administrative unit responsible for the oversight and management of external funding received in the form of grants and contracts for research and other scholarly activity.


The Agreements Specialist utilizes specialized skills to exercise discretion and independent judgment for the acceptance of sponsored project agreements at PSU, which holds a diverse and complex portfolio of sponsored projects funded by our federal, state/local government, private industry, non-profit, and international sponsors. The Agreements Specialist is responsible for reviewing, negotiating, and accepting agreements that govern the sponsored projects at PSU, including master agreements, non-disclosure agreements, data use agreements and others. The Agreements Specialist is also responsible for the drafting, issuance and execution of subaward and subcontract agreements related to PSU’s sponsored projects.


This position requires a BA/BS with 3+ years of related experience. The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $60,288 and $62,628, depending upon qualifications and experience. Remote and hybrid work schedules are available.


An ideal candidate would have direct experience serving in a Contracts Specialist, Contracts Officer, or similar position having responsibility for reviewing and negotiating federal, state, or industry contracts at an institution of higher education.


If interested, please apply for Position No. D91083 by following the application instructions at the following link:


Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.


PSU is undergoing a reorganization of our research administration office. Check out for other open positions in our office, including Departmental Research Administration (DRA) Manager, Grants Specialist, Post-Award Analyst, and more. All positions are eligible for remote and hybrid work schedules.

Contact Information

Portland State University
First Name
Sponsored Projects
Last Name
Contact Email
Contact URL

Background Information

4-Year Degree
Years of Experience
  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts
Work Authorization
Authorized to work in the US
Security Clearance

Target Job Information

Job Type
  • Full Time