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Dept- Office of Contract Policy and Review
Job Title: Senior Director , Contract Review
Under general supervision, independently performs detailed activities in the review, analysis, drafting and approval of a wide variety of contracts and business documents. Performs and coordinates document and contract review on behalf of the CEO’s Office and related duties as assigned. The Senior Director is responsible for performing comprehensive and highly detailed work associated with the review and approval of contracts for various types of services including inter-entity and receivables financing arrangements, consulting and professional services agreements, IT software purchases and leases and drafting of other types of specialized contract documents and transactions. This role requires a comprehensive understanding of business contracting and relevant policy and regulatory terms and conditions. The incumbent is expected to exercise initiative, sound professional judgment and a thorough knowledge of contracting requirements in carrying out highly detailed reviews of a large volume of intricate documents through to completion, frequently within tight deadlines.
- Reviews and approves as to content and form a wide variety of contracts, agreements and other business documents; ensures documents are in proper order, contain essential and required business, policy and regulatory information, and are acceptable as to business and complementary regulatory requirements of the contracting entity. Coordinates document and contract review on behalf of the multiple legal entities that comprise Mount Sinai Health System; reviews contracts and amendments to ensure provisions are clear and consistent with specifications; drafts and recommends modifications to contract language to protect the legal entity’s interests; notes apparent issues as to the legal entity’s business and regulatory interests; reviews language for clarity, drafts review correspondence and develops other related communications and managerial materials.
- Subject to policy, and/or upon request, negotiates contract terms with internal business owners and third parties; represents the interests of the Health System in communicating and negotiating with third parties and applicable agencies.
- Participates in the development of, and maintains standard operating procedures and policies for CPRO; anticipates and plans for the review of other stakeholders and subject matter experts within the institution.
- Periodically reviews and makes suggestions for updates to template, model, and boiler-plate contract terms and conditions in accordance with current trends and developments in contract practice.
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree Preferred
- Paralegal Certification is preferred. Other acceptable qualifications of training and experience would include obtaining the knowledge and abilities outlined above through at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in developing, reviewing, purchasing, and negotiating various contracts and agreements in a related field or position.
- Knowledge of principal methods and practices in drafting business terms and conditions for standard and non-standard contracts, and reviewing and ensuring language is applicable to the drafts presented for consideration.
- Knowledge of principles, practices and methods used in contract development and administration.
- Knowledge and development of contract office and records management practices and procedures.
- Plan, organize and implement a variety of review and administrative contract support services and activities.
- Plan, coordinate, prioritize and manage a large volume of time sensitive work affecting diverse interests and departments.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Use tact, discretion and diplomacy in dealing with concerned individuals.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department administrators, business owners, the legal department, and others encountered in the course of work.