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Robert Half International Sr. Administrative Assistant in IOWA CITY, Iowa


Robert Half is filling a Contract Administrator position located in Iowa City, Iowa. You must thrive in a fast paced environment, have contract/legal experience.

• Draft, review and negotiate selected proposals, funding contracts, non-monetary agreements and sub-awards related to externally funded research.

• Interpret sponsor requirements; negotiate terms and conditions.

• Provide final review and signature authority on requests for proposals for external funding in designated areas acting on behalf of the Vice President for Research.

• Provide final review of contracts.

• Maintain contract log and other documentation, determine appropriate attachments, and confirm the status of negotiations.

• Administer selected contracts.

• Investigate and resolve unusual circumstances.

• Review selected agreements and requests for proposals to assure compliance with federal regulations, sponsor guidelines and institutional policies.

• Review sponsor guidelines and requests for proposals, interpret and communicate compliance and eligibility information to research faculty and staff.

• Negotiate terms and conditions of research-related agreements.

• Review and endorse prior approval requests and official communication on behalf of the institution.

• Interpret sponsor requirements, guidelines and regulations.


Required Qualification

• Demonstrate typically 3 years of professional experience with reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts.

• Demonstrate the ability to perform tasks that require accuracy and detail-level attention, at an extensive level of proficiency.

• Demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills.

• Demonstrate a commitment to service excellence and the ability to meet or exceed service needs and expectations, providing excellent service in a direct or indirect manner.

• Must thrive in a high-volume, fast-paced environment and has the organizational skills to manage a large workload.

• Demonstrate independent judgement and critical thinking skills at an extensive level.

Desirable Qualification

•Experience in government, industry or healthcare contracting.

•Research administration experience with Federal or non-federal sponsors.

•Professional experience in a legal or business setting.

•Advanced degree in a related discipline. JD (law degree) or MBA is strongly preferred


Grant Writing, Vendor Contracts

Call Abbey for immediate consideration: 319-371-3166

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