Contract Administrator

Athabasca, Alberta
VP Finance and Administration
AU Athabasca
Temporary Full Time
Division VP Finance and Administration Wage Min 40155.5100
Location Name AU Athabasca Wage Max 63575.3300
Location Athabasca, Alberta Position Type Temporary Full Time
Posted 03/17/2017 FTE 1.0
Closing Date 04/03/2017 Job ID 1145


The Contract Administrator is responsible for the review and development of a variety of contracts including Contracts for Service, Subject Matter Expert (SME) Contracts and Student Placement Agreements as well as ensuring these contracts adhere to internal and external requirements.

The Contract Administrator acts as a liaison between user departments and external agencies and contractors; identifies and resolves potential issues; and facilitates and/or negotiates agreement on contractual terms under the direction of the Coordinator, Contract Services.

  • In order to effectively analyze issues, negotiate contracts,  and implement solutions the Contract Administrator must:
  • have a knowledge and understanding of contract law and language (including intellectual property, copyright, tax, corporate), legislation (including FOIPP, Health Information Act, WCB, agreements on free-trade), and risk management (e.g. due diligence, liability and other insurance requirements).
  • be cognizant of the various inter-provincial, inter­ jurisdictional and international legal and legislative requirements; and be familiar with AU collective agreements in terms of contracting out and contractor/employee relationships. Must be familiar with legislation and issues surrounding employee versus independent contractor status.
  • be familiar with AU administrative processes and relevant policies such as the Purchasing Policy, Conflict of Interest Policy, and Delegation of Signing Authorities Policy.

The position requires a two year diploma or certificate in a related fields and at least three years of directly related experience (e.g. para-legal background) An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Requires a working knowledge of contract law and language and the ability to interpret and apply relevant provincial and federal legislations (e.g. FOIPP, provincial workers compensation).

An understanding of due diligence processes, risk management issues and collective agreements is beneficial.

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and analytical skills is essential. Must demonstrate the ability to organize and prioritize work, multi-task and meet established deadlines.

Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet, Adobe Acrobat and web page software.

Familiarity with ERP systems, specifically Banner is beneficial.

A full job description can be viewed at:

This temporary position will end September 29, 2017.

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