Position Details


Location University System of New Hampshire, Concord, NH
Department USNH Procurement [YCFE10]
Summary of Position

Under general direction of the Procurement Contract Management Director and/or other designated supervisor to support the efficient management of contracting for goods and services in accordance with University System policies and procedures. Working closely with the Procurement Services and General Counsel teams, the Procurement Contract Specialist will work to ensure consistent administrative handling of vendor contract. The Procurement Contract Specialist will provide superior customer service to internal and external customers throughout the contract lifecycle. The Procurement Contract Specialist will also provide reporting and analytical support to the contract management and related teams.

Additional Job Information
Posting Number/Job Order # PS0533FY18
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 3-5 years
Other minimum qualifications

BS or BA from accredited university required.

A minimum of 3-5 years of paralegal experience (including managing, drafting, and negotiating contracts) at either a large firm or in-house legal department.

Exceptional organizational, proofreading, and written and verbal communication skills.

Detail-oriented, self-starter, with strong project management skills.

Excellent judgment and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Ability to work independently, effectively prioritize amongst competing objectives, and take initiative where appropriate.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills while working collaboratively in a team environment with all levels of the company.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1
Grade 15
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

Posting Details

Posting Date 07/20/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Hourly Staff (Non-Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date
DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties


Contract Lifecycle:

Manage the administration of contracts by drafting, reviewing and negotiating basic legal agreements such as confidentiality, vendor, purchasing, employment, and other types of basic agreements with the ability to recognize key business issues.

Identify potential risks and/or take necessary steps to safeguard University exposure and interest.

Reviews contract requests, assigns contract numbers, prepares contracts, renewals or amendments based on templates as instructed.

Coordinates General Counsel Participation in contract management process, including receipt of vendor contract requests and renewal notices, answering basic contract information and pulling existing contracts.


Contract Management:

Facilitate and track the approval and execution process of all contracts.

Assist with and improve contracts management process and system, as well as implementation of contract policies.

Assists in developing databases, reminder tools, and other online applications related to the work of the Contract Management Team.


Operational Support:

Assist Procurement Services team teams in responding to information requests and audits from state and federal regulators.

Maintain a library of form documents, contract clauses, templates, and historical documents, and add or revise as needed.

Maintain necessary files/records as required.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you ever been employed by any University System of New Hampshire campus?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If yes, which location(s):

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * If yes, date(s) worked:

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What date are you available to begin working?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents