Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time Contract Compliance/Procurement Specialist (SUOAF-Administrator IV) in the Fiscal Affairs Division. The successful candidate will manage contract compliance for all contracts originating from Central Connecticut State University including negotiation, preparation, and contract oversight to ensure proper controls over contracting procedures and contribute to sound fiscal and administrative management.
Plans and manages all contractual and purchasing activities for the University. This may include assisting with Requests for Proposals (RFP's), Purchase Orders, Personal Service Agreements (PSA's), Student Affiliation Agreements and various license agreements. This also includes assisting in the development, negotiation, and finalization of vendor agreements for signature, as well as monitoring contracts for compliance with State and Federal statutes, Board of Trustees policies, the Attorney General’s guidelines, internal procedures and contract terms and conditions.
Develops and implements contract compliance policies and procedures and ensures sound fiscal management and compliance with the State Ethics Code.
Develops training programs for the University regarding PSA's and other types of applicable agreements.
Acts as liaison between the University and the CSCU System Office and Board of Regents, the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Administrative Services and other state agencies as required of the position.
Performs other duties related to the above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.
Bachelor’s degree or certification as a paralegal
Ability to develop complex and involved contracts, negotiate these contracts with vendors and service providers, and manage and monitor contracts in accordance with their terms and conditions, State and Federal statutes and regulations, Attorney General guidelines, CSCU and Board of Regents policies and State Code of Ethics.
Knowledge of the basic principles of risk management and insurance programs including safety and loss control techniques.
Experience in developing Requests for Proposal (RFP’s) and other such justification documents.
Knowledge of applicable State and Federal statutes, and procurement best practices.
Ability to manage the work of support staff, if applicable.
Ability to use personal computers and associated software and excellent interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of basic principles of contract law including the ability to read and understand legal documents is preferred.
Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.
The University: CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students—9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 30 percent of students are from communities of color. Visit our web site at http://www.ccsu.edu/.
The Community: CCSU is in New Britain, a city with a population of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital of culture-rich Hartford. CCSU is currently in a large-scale community engagement initiative, designed to more effectively embrace our communities as the “steward of central Connecticut.” Pursuing a range of partnership arrangements with area businesses, schools, agencies, and more, this initiative will create significant new opportunities for student internships, faculty research, as well as an expanding array of cultural collaborations with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, city theatres, the world-renowned New Britain Museum of American Art, and other area attractions.
Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by October 4, 2019. Salary is commensurate with education and experience; minimum salary is $65,006. The University offers excellent fringe benefits including health and dental benefits, retirement investment options as well as tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Internal Number: [C20-023]
About Central Connecticut State University
Central Connecticut State University is the largest university within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Founded in 1849, CCSU is also the state's oldest publicly funded university. The University welcomed its 13th president, Dr. Zulma R. Toro, in January of 2017. She is the university’s first female president and its first Hispanic chief executive.
The University comprises four academic schools — the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Science, & Technology, the School of Graduate Studies, the School of Education & Professional Studies — and the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. As a comprehensive public university, we provide broad access to quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels.
CCSU is a driving force of the economic, social, cultural, and intellectual development of Connecticut, an enabler of social mobility, and a committed community partner. The integration of the liberal arts into the University’s professional programs provides the foundation needed to prepare a flexible, engaged, and adaptable workforce. More than 85 percent of our graduates remain in Connecticut; as such,... Central is a vital pipeline for an array of professions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, including engineering, social services, health care, law enforcement, education, business, and industry, among others.
Central is one of few universities in Connecticut to be designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Community Engagement University. To earn and maintain this designation, CCSU must make a commitment to partner with the communities it serves to lend them its resources and expertise in solving their most pressing challenges.
This connection to community is a fundamental part of a CCSU education. It distinguishes our university from our sister institutions; it sets our students apart from their peers; and it builds upon our legacy of academic excellence and equity in education.