Contract and Project Administrator, Auxiliary Services at Binghamton University, State University of New York in binghamton, New York

Posted in Other 23 days ago.

Job Description:

Category:: Professional


Department:: Auxiliary Services

Locations:: Binghamton, NY

Posted:: Mar 18, 2024

Closes:: Open Until Filled

Type:: Full-time

Ref. No.:: 49910

Position ID:: 173741

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)

Salary: $53,151 - $60,000

Binghamton University Auxiliary Services enhances the university experience for students, staff, faculty, and alumni with the provision of important services.

Auxiliary Services manages the relationships between the campus and partners such as Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS), which partners with Sodexo to deliver quality meals with superior service to the campus, banking services (Visions Federal Credit Union), the Binghamton Bookstore (Barnes & Noble), the Campus Pre-School, Pouring Rights (Pepsi), vending services, laundry services, Micro Fridge, trademark licensing, the Campus Food Pantry, and BU Acres.

Auxiliary Services also oversees the Binghamton Auxiliary Services Corporation (BASC), a non-profit corporation created to ensure superior services and enhance revenue generating opportunities for campus.

The Contract and Project Administrator is responsible for the development and management of all contracts within the unit's portfolio. This position is expected to monitor the compliance of vendor and auxiliary partners with program and contract objectives. In addition to contract oversight, this position will also oversee several projects which are integral to the success of the unit's performance both fiscally and for the end user experience. This is an exciting position that will benefit from the backing of a multi-faceted team of supportive professionals.

The successful candidate for this role must:

  • Ensure high standards of accuracy and precision and be highly organized.

  • Be articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Be results oriented, with demonstrated ability to problem solve.

  • Have the ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships across a wide stakeholder group.

  • Have the ability to prioritize workload and proactively manage expectations in relation to agreed deliverables, even when faced with competing priorities.

Responsibilities of the Contract and Project Administrator will include:

  • Initiate and manage the end-to-end contract management process for all contracts in the portfolio, including scope development, monitoring progress, developing and issuing RFPs and contract negotiation.

  • Maintain accurate files and calendars of important contract dates and deadlines; manage and create alerts for important timelines within in Revenue Vision (contract management software).

  • Create and implement annual funding commitment letters, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), addendums, or lease agreements as needed.

  • Maintain frequent communication with auxiliary partners to monitor performance, ensure all terms and conditions are being met and provide timely resolution of issues related to contractual obligations.

  • Coordinate with Procurement and Business Offices and legal counsel on matters pertaining to contracts; create all requests for quotes (RFQs)/commercial bids, identify critical issues that may impact the timely registration or completion of contract requirements.

  • Assist in compiling progress reports, partner performance evaluations and year end contract reports.

  • Conduct a monthly review of payment and contract compliance as well as of all submitted financial and performance reports.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws as well as State University of New York (SUNY) and Binghamton Auxiliary Services Corporation (BASC) policies.

  • Act as the unit administrator for the First Day program (digital material access program) in collaboration with the campus bookstore partner and other campus entities.

  • Assist unit partners with various levels of grant application, financial management and ensuring full compliance with grant requirements.

  • Provide assistance with the management of existing software contracts and future technology related upgrades.

  • Assist Auxiliary Services leadership with researching, developing and documenting internal policies and procedures for existing and new business endeavors.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 1-2 years of leadership/management experience in a comparable business setting/function

  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as to prioritize and exercise flexibility during shifting priorities

  • Ability to make smart decisions quickly, to work under stress in a variety of situations, and to remain calm and professional at all times

  • Significant attention to detail to ensure compliance, limited revenue loss and reduce any potential risks to the organization

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Apps and various web-based software platforms


  • Master's degree

  • Contract management and administration experience

  • Familiarity with the higher education setting and business models

  • Experience in dining services management/operations or quality assurance field

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: April 2, 2024

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,

  2. Cover letter, and

  3. Contact information for three professional references

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