Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
  • 13-Jan-2022 to 25-Jan-2022 (EST)
  • OASAS- Office of Addiction Services and Supports
  • Albany, NY, USA
  • $58,263
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefit Package based on percentage of Full Time effort.


The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Contract Manager to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) and Project Director (PD) in the fiscal oversight of a State Opioid Response 2020 (SOR II) initiative at the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). The initiative is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The OASAS implementation approach is to fund providers that are part of a regional network that will use an array of evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery services to combat the opioid crisis.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Writing, evaluating, negotiating and executing contracts covering a range of transactions;
  • Creating and maintaining relationships with fiscal agents representing sub-recipients and contractors;
  • Maintaining correspondence and documentation related to contracts to including monthly spenddown sheets;
  • Communicating and presenting information to stakeholders regarding contracts and payment process;
  • Review and verify the monthly vouchers submitted by sub-recipients and contractors for payment;
  • Serve as the liaison with the fiscal agent (Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.).
  • Monitoring contracts and moving forward with close-out, extension or renewal of contracts;
  • Problem-solving contract-related issues;
  • Participate in ongoing meetings with project staff and provide accurate status of contracts/vouchers.
  • Depending on training and technical assistance needs at the provider/region level, accompany project team on site visits at least once per year or more.

Minimum Qualifications:


  1. Either six years of fulltime experience in managing contracts and related budgets. The managing of contracts must have included experience in one or more of the following areas: negotiation with contractors and vendors; fiscal management, including bidding, payment, analysis, and fiscal reporting; contract development, including developing requests for proposals; contract execution including securing signatory approval from control agencies; or monitoring and review of contract terms;
  2. Or, An associate's degree or 60 semester credit hours AND four years of the required experience described in #1;
  3. Or, a bachelor's degree AND two years of the required experience described in #1;

* A J.D. or master's degree may substitute for one year of specialized experience as noted above; a Ph.D. may substitute for two years of specialized experience as noted above.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment with changing needs and priorities.
  • Strong organizational, writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.


Location: 1450 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203


Salary: Commensurate with experience


To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter no later than January 25, 2022 on our website at: https://rfmh.applicantpro.com/jobs/ . Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.


The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.


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