Contract Administrator

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse   La Crosse, WI   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on June 26, 2024
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Position Summary

The Contract Administrator will review, develop, negotiate, analyze, and revise contracts and agreements related to the business at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL). This position will provide recommendations to support decision-making, planning, and policy formulation to university leadership and consult with the UW System Office of General Counsel as needed.
The Contract Administrator plays a key role in maintaining the university’s electronic contract repository to facilitate the university’s ability to adequately oversee contracting practices. This position develops university procedures and is responsible for evaluating current processes and procedures to gain efficiencies within the contracting process.
This position reports to the Controller and performs other duties and services as part of the Business Services unit.
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal, Legal Assistant, or Court Clerk emphasis.
  • Experience as a paralegal or legal assistant.
  • Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and research techniques.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as time management skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to review legal documents and provide recommendations.
  • Evidence of the use of logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field.
  • Knowledge of contract law and legal procedures.
  • Experience in higher education or governmental agencies.
  • Experience in contract writing and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.