The Senior Contractas Specialist performs contracting tasks working with internal program offices to determine appropriate procurement strategy while ensuring compliance with NeighborWorks procurement policies and procedures. The Senior Specialist role will encompass a wide range of responsibilities in support of the procurement department, including but not limited to contract management and reporting, market research, preparing contractual documentation, and providing advice and recommendations in all areas of the acquisition planning, solicitation and contract performance phases.

“Due to pandemic circumstances and our commitment to provide the highest care for our community, NeighborWorks America encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before being hired.”

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Independently manages actives involving the procurement of goods and services for NeighborWorks American. Identify business needs, analysis and implement necessary strategies.
Performs contract administration activities for selected contracts and assists in the monitoring of contractor’s performance.
Negotiates and supports modifications to contracts and conducts analysis of alternatives for action within he’s/her portfolio. Provide and support implementation of business solutions by building partnerships with key stakeholders.
Apply NeighborWorks procurement policies and procedures to all procurement actions.
Administer the procurement division contract management system and requirements to effectively maintain the system.
Effectively work to perform independent duties involving auditing, training and developing new procedures for contract management system updates.
Other job-related duties as assigned.
Nature of Work Contacts:

NeighborWorks America staff, contractors, vendor and other company representatives.

Fiscal Responsibilities:

None specified.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

(a) Education: College level degree and/or equivalent relevant work experience

(b) Experience: A Minimum of 10 years of experience in procurement and contract management

(c) Licenses, Certifications: None required.
(d) Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of contracting methods, contract types, and pre-and post-award contracting policies and procedures.
Knowledge of contracting principles, laws, statues, Executive Orders, regulations.
Knowledge of procedures applicable to pre-award and/or post-award actions sufficient to procure and/or administer contracts for a variety of specialized equipment, services, and/or construction, or to conduct studies of problem areas and develop standard methods and operating procedures.
(e) NeighborWorks America Staff are expected to demonstrate excellence in the following:

• Sensitivity to racial, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural differences

• Effective, respectful, and timely communications with internal and external stakeholders

• Listening effectively, seeks and accepts feedback

• Effective teamwork

• Analytic, thoughtful, and strategic thinking

• Considering the mission, objectives, and goals of NeighborWorks and demonstrating an understanding of the impact of her/his/their decisions and behavior on the organization

(f) Technology: High level competency with MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint). Experience using SharePoint for storage of electronic files and accessing SOPs, templates, and calendars.
Preferred Qualifications:

At least 10 years of relevant working experience applying procurement policies and producers, knowledge of GSA schedule and other strategic sourcing procurement vehicles. Working knowledge of managing a procurement management system.

Working Conditions:
(a) Travel: Up to 10%
(b) Physical/Sensory Demands: Fast paced working environment, extensive computer usage.
(c) Hybrid work environment, requires two days in the office
Special Provisions:

Occasional work outside of normal business hours, such as weekends and evenings is required.

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About NeighborWorks America

What does it mean to be a mission-driven organization? A clearly defined and executed mission guides and informs, in good times and bad, and provides context for why our work matters. The pursuit of a mission motivates employees and other stakeholders, driving long- and short-term goals. People often claim they're "on a mission," but how do they deliver on it? At the end of the day, it is one of the fundamental ways we chart our course and measure success along the way.

At the foundation of the NeighborWorks mission are nearly 250 strong, healthy and prepared network organizations in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. As a congressionally chartered and funded nonpartisan nonprofit, we support organizations that provide communities with affordable housing, financial counseling and coaching, training, and resident engagement and collaboration in the areas of health, employment and education.