|Contract Development and Execution |
? Reviewing, drafting, amending, negotiating, and executing agreements of varying types and complexity. Types of agreements may include confidentiality, fee for service, instruction, marketing, sales, licensing, training, sponsorship, online education, and others ? Counsels campus departments in the execution of highly complex, specialized agreements and provides appropriate business, policy and legal review. ? Collaborates and coordinates with key stakeholders, other campus contracting offices, as well as with internal control units, such as the Office of Legal Affairs and the Office of Risk Services, to assess and minimize risks in proposed transactions, and/or manage risk as appropriate. ? Negotiates with corporate entities, educational, government, and other non-profit institutions regarding the legal provisions of an agreement. ? Addresses potential conflicts of interest between the objectives of the University in undertaking the contracted activity, the policies/regulations of the University, and an external entity?s business/commercial objectives. ? Maintains accurate and organized files documenting contractual transactions including using the Business Contract Management System (BCMS) or other similar database. ? Works with highly confidential material.
Copyright and/or Trademark Licensing
? Evaluates and negotiates ownership of and access to intellectual property (i.e., copyrighted and trademarked materials) through application of appropriate laws and policies. ? Prepares license agreements permitting the use of The Regents? intellectual property and performs the same activities to obtain the right for the University to use property/materials belonging to external entities.
Other duties as assigned? Bachelors degree (or higher) and/or equivalent experience ? Proven history of processing (e.g., reviewing, drafting, negotiating) complex transactional business (e.g., revenue) agreements. ? Advanced knowledge, expertise, and/or skills in: o contracting principles and practices, methods and procedures used in transactional business contract development (e.g., intellectual property licensing, health-related laws and policies, and export control). o written, verbal and interpersonal communications o collaborating, influencing, and coordinating activities with broad and diverse constituencies o providing excellent customer service, engaging in process improvement, and developing, using, and managing data analytics o domestic, state, and federal law related to copyright, trademark, and business practices relevant to academia. o applying, interpreting, and implementing complex policy, technical and legal concepts to a wide variety of situations, and to using mature judgment in resolving related issues and problems. o report writing, seasoned experience researching, drafting, negotiating and preparing complex contracts. o exercising independent initiative and considerable judgment in advising both academic and administrative officers and staff. o using a variety of computer applications, including Microsoft Office Professional suite, Google (e.g., mail, drive, calendar), as well as Adobe Acrobat, database and the browsing tools for due diligence research o listening, using political acumen, as well as recognizing and resolving problems, ? Able to work independently while managing multiple projects. ? At least 5-8 years of experience drafting complex and novel agreements. ? Organize and maintain contractual records and documentation such as receipt and control of all contract correspondence, customer contact information, contractual changes, status reports and other documents for all projects. ? As needed, provide guidance on contract matters to project managers or other operational staff, including training to new project managers and other employees in contracting practices and procedures