The Contracts Manager will take overall responsibility for agreements processed through ORPA, supporting the drafting and negotiation of complex provisions for research-related agreements in partnership with ORPA staff and leadership, the Office of Technology Licensing, the Office of the General Counsel, and numerous other campus stakeholders, while ensuring the University’s interests and rights are protected. The Contracts Manager will focus on agreements with high strategic value to the University, high complexity and/or risk, and agreements requiring significant or expert resources in negotiation and/or post-execution oversight. These agreements of focus include master agreements and other platform agreements such as affiliate agreements and membership agreements, service agreements, international agreements, and all nonfunded agreements, including confidential disclosure agreements (CDAs), material transfer agreements (MTAs), data use agreements (DUAs) and visiting scholar agreements. The Contracts Manager will also serve as the primary contact for the campus community regarding these types of agreements.
The negotiation of agreements not listed above will continue to be undertaken broadly by skilled ORPA staff, and ORPA staff will benefit from the advice and assistance of the Contracts Manager. The Contracts Manager will additionally enhance agreement management in ORPA via developing and continuously refining a set of standard and benchmarked agreement templates and agreement-related tools (including ORPA’s Federal Acquisition Regulation matrix), ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of systems and business processes supporting agreement processing (including the successful implementation/use of the agreements module in Huron), and leading internal and external training related to research-related agreements. The Contracts Manager will additionally define, collect and benchmark metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) relating to agreement processing in ORPA.
Agreement Drafting & Negotiation:
Training and Outreach:
Administration/other duties as assigned:
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