Grants & Contracts Counsel – Ann Arbor

Arbor Research Colaborative for Health

Arbor Research Collaborative for Health seeks an experienced grants and contracts counsel professional to join our business operations team. This individual will provide legal counsel on a wide range of legal issues, including those related to federal contract procurement, digital technology, data security and privacy, health information and software technology, and intellectual property protection. In addition, they will ensure that all agreements, contracts, grants and proposals are designed and administered in compliance with regulatory, statutory, and legal requirements. Successful candidates will have at least five (5) years experience in government or commercial procurement with an established understanding of the FAR and Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200 (45 CFR Part 75).

Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, a not-for-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, MI, is the preferred employer for professionals passionate about improving health care policy, health care delivery, and health outcomes through evidence based research. At our core, we value collaborative spirit, creativity, credibility, and dedication. Our interdisciplinary team brings together expertise from a variety of fields and disciplines to answer complex research questions by thinking across boundaries and generating innovative approaches.

Bright, enthusiastic individuals thrive at Arbor Research. We provide a rich benefits package along with high quality learning and development opportunities, and a casual yet professional work environment in support of achieving a positive work/life balance. These attributes provide our dedicated employees the flexibility to work collaboratively and creatively in order to make credible contributions to the research community. Join our diverse and dynamic team today and contribute to the improvement of patient care in the future!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews will be conducted virtually rather than in person at this time.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as trusted advisor, engaging with a wide array of internal and external customers.
  • Provide legal counsel on a wide range of legal issues, including those related to federal contract procurement, digital technology, data security and privacy, health information and software technology, and intellectual property protection.
  • Serve as the primary interface between Arbor Research and government agencies to resolve contract/procurement and/or grant issues as they relate to contracting.
  • Provide input and review in collaboration with internal customers in the negotiation and monitoring of contracts and associated requirements with program areas and departments across the organization.
  • Ensure that all agreements, contracts, grants, and proposals are designed and administered in compliance with regulatory, statutory, and legal requirements, including all company policies and procedures, government regulations, nonprofit tax law, and industry protocols.
  • Assist in developing policies, procedures and practices relating to contract administration.
  • Lead interface with external counsel with the exception of employment counsel. Collaborate with human resources and employment counsel as it relates.

Core Values

Our core values define who we are as an organization and serve as the foundation of our code of ethics. Arbor Research expects all employees to embody these and demonstrate them in our day-to-day work.

Collaborative Spirit

We expect each staff member to learn from and teach one another, and ask each to exhibit a curiosity and respect for the contributions of others.

Creativity

We strive to cultivate a challenging, stimulating, and supportive environment where our employees are expected to be inquisitive, take initiative, and demonstrate ingenuity.

Credibility

Our employees are smart, thoughtful, and objective in their work. We expect them to be technically solid in their area of expertise, and for those conducting research to demonstrate scientific rigor.

Dedication

Our team achieves success because of our dedication to carrying out high quality work and delivering trusted results.

Supervision Received

General administrative supervision is received from the Vice President of Finance. Close collaboration is expected with the program areas, budget managers, finance and administrative teams.

Supervision Exercised

None

Required Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor or equivalent degree with active license to practice law by the State Bar of Michigan
  • At least five (5) years experience in government or commercial procurement with an established understanding of the FAR and Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200 (45 CFR Part 75)
  • Demonstrated performance with a very high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, discretion, and confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, both formal and informal
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and maintain focused work in a high volume, deadline-driven environment with changing priorities
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; intermediate proficiency with all other Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to provide effective enforcement with a helpful, service oriented educational approach
  • Solid understanding of general office practices, business principles and applications
  • Ability to work independently, with little to no supervision, as well as in a team environment

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience writing and supporting government contracts and grants
  • International contracting experience
  • Non-profit experience
  • Health research background

No Recruiters or Staffing Firms please

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Arbor Research Collaborative for Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Arbor Research Collaborative for Health provides reasonable accommodation upon request, in accordance with State and Federal laws.

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