Contract Coordinator

University of Florida in Florida

Deadline May 12, 2014
Date Posted April 29, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Over the last 20 years, annual research funding to the University of Florida has grown more than 300 percent, placing UF firmly among the top 20 public research institutions nationally.  In 2012, UF had over $644 million in Sponsored Research Funding with the goal of reaching $1 billion through its UF Rising Preeminence Plan.


With 16 colleges on our Gainesville campus and dozens of research facilities around the state, UF is uniquely equipped to pursue effective interdisciplinary research at the boundaries of scientific disciplines. From medicine to agriculture, engineering to art, UF has it all.  The University of Florida strives to be the internationally recognized leader among research universities in creating new knowledge and technologies, performing research with impact, spawning new economic opportunities, and educating the next generation of leaders. 

The UF Office of Research provides the institutional leadership and infrastructure necessary for the research enterprise to achieve excellence in creating new fundamental knowledge and technological breakthroughs, in contributing to the educational mission of the institution, and in translating research to relevance.  This is exemplified by our $26 million in income from technology licensing.


The Office of Researchs Division of Sponsored Programs is currently seeking an experienced contracting professional to join our team. The Coordinator will be part of a responsive and professional team and will represent the University of Florida (UF) in the negotiation of sponsored agreements, with a specific focus on federal and industry contracts and other complex arrangements.


Minimum Requirements

Masters degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelors degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.


Preferred Requirements

Advanced Degree (JD, PhD, or Masters Degree) and 3 years of sponsored programs administration or contract negotiations experience or Bachelors degree and 5 years of sponsored programs administration or contract negotiations experience; strong negotiating and communication skills; ability to provide excellent customer service; ability to critically think and use good judgment; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  Five or more years of experience in contract negotiations, preferably in and institution of higher education with a focus on sponsored programs; demonstrated knowledge of federal, state and public institution of higher education policies governing the sponsored programs; and positive leadership qualities.


Required Documents: cover letter, resume, references.


To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted on-line at (requisition number 0905084). Application deadline is May 12,  2014.


The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Floridas Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. If accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY) or visit










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