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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is a high-caliber strategic policy organization that informs and shapes public policies to reduce poverty, promote equity, and build opportunity. It has a national reputation for conducting rigorous research and analysis, developing policy ideas and strategies, shaping a broad array of policy debates at the federal and state levels, and influencing policy outcomes on a range of critical issues including health care and taxes.
In conjunction with the Center’s General Counsel/Executive Vice President for Operations, the Contracts Coordinator will assist with preparing, examining, analyzing, revising, and helping ensure prompt payment of contracts that involve the purchase of services such as consultants, equipment, materials, and/or products. The Coordinator will oversee the administrative functions related to the contract process and is responsible for the execution of contracts in accordance with the Center policy. This may include contacting consultants, conducting meetings with contracting officers and their teams to discuss changes or obtain updated information, and working closely with the Finance Department regarding consultant payments.
- Serve as a central liaison to departments and vendors for renewal, billing, and contractual concerns/issues
- Communicate with contracting officers, facilitators, and vendors regarding contract requirements
- Assign contract identification codes to all executed agreements
- Track contract authorization and related correspondence and documentation
- Prepare reports for the General Counsel and others regarding the status of review and signature of all contracts
- Track contract time periods and alert relevant contracting officers and senior leaders when contracts are due to terminate in a timely manner
- Maintain an audit file for each contract that includes original agreements, all correspondence, changes/deviations, amendments, and payment schedules
- Conduct analysis and research to identify potential errors and seek resolution
- Prepare and disseminate information to appropriate employees and contracting officers/facilitators regarding expiring contracts
- Create and maintain Finance year-end spreadsheet for all consultant posted payments
- Assist in development of Center’s contract documents, such as new templates
- Maintain contracts SharePoint site
- Assist in SharePoint site training of contracting officers as well as facilitators
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as an executive professional, coordinator, or similar role; knowledge of contracts and purchasing preferred
- Advanced Microsoft Office Skills, including strong aptitude with Outlook and Office 365, SharePoint
- Outstanding internal/external customer relations skills
- Superb project management skills
- Excellent communication skills — written and verbal
- Ability to interact with all staff levels
- Demonstrated experience managing highly confidential matters with discretion
- Personal effectiveness/credibility
- Collaboration skills
- Communication proficiency
Salary and title commensurate with experience; excellent benefits, including three health insurance options, dental and vision care, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and generous vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday schedules.
Please submit a cover letter with your application. In your cover letter, please include a discussion of what draws you to the mission of the Center.
Please submit your application here.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of any protected status under federal or local law including Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.