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Contracts Manager

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) is seeking a Contracts Manager to assist with the management and administration of the holistic contract lifecycle. The Contracts Manager will take a leadership role in improving AHP’s existing contracting process through the development and improvement of existing contracting policies and procedures, identification of technology solutions designed to streamline existing processes and identify cost savings and develop and monitor metrics to assist in management and provide transparency.

The Contracts Manager will serve as the primary contact for certain contract related inquiries, have responsibility for drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and executing a wide variety of agreements, and manage the process flow of agreements to support business needs.

The ideal candidate would be someone who believes in our organization’s mission to improve health and human services systems of care and business operations to help organizations and individuals reach their full potential. AHP influences change in health and business systems to support vulnerable populations - from creating policy to ground-level, hands-on work. We help organizations and individuals reach their full potential through professional consulting; research, evaluation, and data analytics; technical assistance and training; and virtual solutions, publications, and events.

Contracts will generally be with experts, health organizations, nonprofits, and government entities in the areas of our expertise, including behavioral health, mental health policy and services, substance use disorders, workforce development, homelessness, housing and employment programs, trauma-informed care, criminal justice, women and children, veterans, health care reform, and population health management.


  • Provide administrative support and assistance. Be proficient in the administrative tasks associated with the contracting process (e.g., data entry, reporting and tracking of key metrics, vendor management, etc.) and be responsible for delegation of the administrative tasks, as needed.
  • Dissect contracts and identify streamlined procedures and processes.
  • Drafts, analyzes, reviews, and negotiates contracts and manage version control of all assigned contracts.
  • Serve as a second point of contact for the Administrative Services Entity (ASE) for contracting questions from within the company. Act as a liaison between ASE and other departments.
  • Work with and manage workflow tools. Work collaboratively with AHP’s leadership and key internal stakeholders to identify improvements to streamline the contracting process at AHP.
  • Exhibit leadership with respect to managing AHP’s holistic contracting process, as well as providing guidance, mentorship, development, and training to Contracts Team staff.
  • Review and examine documents for compliance. Identify and assess legal and business risks, and escalate issues as needed.
  • Manage a portfolio of deliverables and assist leadership and teammates on analysis and delivery.
  • Assist with the rollout of enterprise Contract Lifecyle Management (CLM) tool.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience negotiating contracts as part of a contracts department within an organization.
  • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree a plus.
  • Experience identifying and implementing process and technology improvements into holistic contracting lifecycle.
  • A high level of intellectual, professional, and interpersonal agility and flexibility, combined with strong communication and management skills.
  • Ability to evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action.
  • Team oriented and able to work collaboratively and effectively with business clients and other legal department members, as well as being a self-starter, comfortable working independently.
  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA) certification is a plus.
  • Ideal candidate should possess additional training and experience in Project Management

Don’t meet every single requirement? Research suggests that women and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they do not meet 100 percent of the job requirements. At AHP, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Salary Range: $80,000 - $105,000

To be transparent with applicants about salary and in compliance with various state pay disclosure requirements, AHP publishes the following information which is current as of the date of posting. The base salary range above represents the low and high end of the AHP salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be high or low in the range based on a range of factors including but not limited to location, experience, and education. The range listed is just one component of AHP’s total compensation package for employees.

Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, AHP provides a variety of benefits to employees, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family, a retirement plan with a 3% match, student loan repayment assistance, employer-paid life and disability insurance, generous paid time off, and much more.

AHP is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.