Careers in contract administration can range from entry to senior-level.
Contract administration is the management of contracts made or to be made with customers, vendors, partners or employees.
A bachelor's degree and/or a certificate of completion from a legal education program are typically required.
Strong computer skills in advanced management software are preferred.
Typical Duties of a Contract Administrator:
- Reporting on the firm's operations, overseeing administrative departments, managing outside vendors and assisting with the firm's budget
- Reviewing contracts for ambiguities and contemplating potential outcomes and creative solutions
- Negotiating and drafting any manner of agreements, including procurement and service contracts and leases
- Providing technical guidance to lawyers and law clerks involved in negotiations