Contracts & Communications Director

Job Locations US-NY-Albany
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/28/2018 2:49 PM)
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Regular Full-Time


The Contracts Director is responsible for managing all contracts for Project. Position also includes management of all Project related communications including social media activities and internal communications.



  • Direct/manage full life cycle contract operations ensuring the organization’s interests are served, risks are appropriately mitigated and all Project objectives are met or exceeded.
  • Provide contractual guidance to operations staff, oversight in the negotiation and administration of Project contracts and ensure proposals and contracts are issued and administered in accordance with company policies and procedures as well as Federal and State and other applicable regulations.
  • Prepare information regarding proposals, contract status, compliance, modifications, deviations, negotiations, and completion or termination of agreements, as requested.
  • Negotiate and administer various types of agreements including contracts, subcontracts, MOUs and professional service agreements. 
  • Prepare and review proposed contracts, leases, formal agreements and other contractual instruments.
  • Negotiate and ensure appropriate business use of non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, licensing agreements, software licenses and other agreements.
  • Develops and/or recommends policies and procedures to be used to manage and monitor programs, contracts and proposals.
  • Reviews and advises on change management issues when appropriate. 
  • Serve as advisor to internal clients on contractual, corporate, and government compliance issues.
  • Ensure contract review, approval and execution in accordance with corporate policy and serve as interface with client for contract administration, with focus on contract compliance, change order management, and adherence to contract terms & conditions in support of attaining business & profit goals.
  • Provide analysis to team regarding contractual obligations, including reporting and other regulatory compliance issues.
  • Draft and negotiate subcontracts, ensuring compliance with prime contract terms & conditions including flow-down requirements.
  • Monitor submission of deliverables and other required contractual documentation.
  • Work closely with finance to ensure contractual compliance.
  • Provide ongoing review and administration of contract to ensure that any problems are identified and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Prepare responses to complex inquiries regarding contract obligations and modifications
  • Prepare periodic status reports to management covering areas of responsibility.
  • Direct Social Media Team to increase social media visibility and expand Brand and to provide users with exceptional customer support to enroll in health insurance coverage.
  • Implement department strategies for community management in support of the NY State of Health using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social media platforms to facilitate enrollment of individuals in healthcare and to increase visibility, influence, and image of NY State of Health among consumers, opinion leaders (bloggers, social media influencers), and other individuals.
  • Direct Communications Team regarding design and development of all internal communications and reporting activities.  

The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years of experience; Juris Doctorate Degree preferred

  • 10 years of related experience

  • 10 years of strong leadership/management experience

  • Contract experience and demonstrated knowledge of all practices, procedures and processes involved in contract management of major operations contracts, as well as subcontract development, negotiation and management.

  • Includes 5 years of experience negotiating and managing complex agreements and contracts including government and other Public Sector clients.

  • Current knowledge of applicable contract laws.

  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple priorities, contracts and clients simultaneously while meeting all deadlines.

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication, and negotiation skills

  • Must possess a high level of business acumen and ability to handle difficult situations which require diplomacy and tact with professionalism and efficiency.

  • Must possess strong management and leadership skills as well as planning and project management skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience in Healthcare industry a plus.

EEO Statement

Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you.

A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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