Contract Services Advisor

Athabasca, Alberta
VP Finance and Administration
AU Athabasca
89,807.00  Annual
67,457.00  Annual
Temporary Full Time
Division VP Finance and Administration Wage Min 67457.0000
Location Name AU Athabasca Wage Max 89807.0000
Location Athabasca, Alberta Position Type Temporary Full Time
Posted 01/10/2018 FTE 1.0
Closing Date 01/31/2018 Job ID 1246


This position will be for a one year term. Reporting to the Manager, Procurement and Contract Services, the Contract Services Advisor is responsible for providing advice, analysis, administration, and assistance within the Procurement and Contract Services Department, as well as the entire University community in relation to the provision of procurement and contract services. 

The Advisor demonstrates a commitment to excellence in the review and development of a variety of contractual agreements.

Working closely with the Purchasing Coordinator, the Contract Services Advisor will assist with the University's competitive bidding processes; assisting in the creation, drafting and processing of tender documents and any resulting contracts.

The Advisor assists in the development and implementation of administrative processes and systems to support procurement functions, management requirements and user department needs for contracting.


  • The position requires a related university degree, preferably in business, administration or commerce, with a minimum three years related work experience at a comparable level. Experience in a post-secondary or legal environment is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of contract law and language is required. Must have a demonstrated ability to apply due-diligence processes and asses risk.
  • Experience with, and understanding of, contract law and language (including the areas of intellectual property, copyright, tax, and corporate structure), applicable legislation (including procurement, FOIPP, Health Information, WCB, and the difference between employees and contractors), risk management (including due diligence, liability and other insurance requirements), and familiarity with various trade agreements is considered an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, analytical, and organizational skills are essential. Must demonstrate competency in communication with all levels of the University. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office productivity suite is required.
  • Maintenance of confidentiality at all times is essential.

The full job description can be viewed at Contract Services Advisor

For further information regarding this position, please contact Paul Kunnas at  (780) 675-6561 or via email