Contracts Specialist
Church World Service, Inc.

New York, New York

Posted in Not for Profit and Charities

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Job Info

Position Name: Contracts Specialist

Reports To: Sr. Director, Global Operations

Location: NYC Hybrid or U.S. Remote

Team: Operations
Level: 8

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation: $68,000 - $80,000

Church World Service (CWS) is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the world through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement, and disaster. CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in the provision of services.

Primary Purpose:

The Contracts Specialist will provide expertise and oversight to contractual agreements, ensuring specific protections, compliance, and organizational interests within contracts.This individual will provide an efficient and ‘customer friendly’ service to other departments while protecting the organization and ensuring compliance.

CWS seeks a motivated, detail-oriented person with strong organization skills and a team player. This position accomplishes this through a respectful, constructive, and energetic style that complements the other members of the team and is guided by the strategic and operational objectives of CWS.


  • Prepare and revise contractual agreements according to legal and funder requirements, which place the organization in the most favorable position and ability to fulfill its obligations
  • Review contract terms and conditions to verify that they are in compliance with organizational policies and all applicable federal and state regulations
  • Proofread, edit, and fact-check legal documents for accuracy and consistency
  • Analyzes and approves or rejects internal and/or contractor requests for deviations from contract specifications and delivery schedules as approved by senior leadership
  • Consult with legal counsel and communicate with senior leadership throughout contract negotiations
  • Ensure that the terms of contractual agreements written in language that is legally binding and in accordance with the needs of the organization
  • Educate parties on the fulfillment of terms or to terminate contracts on mutually amicable terms
  • Operate according to an agreed upon schedule to submit drafts and documents in a timely manner


Skills and experience:
  • 3+ years of legal or paralegal experience, preferably working directly with contract law
  • Knowledge of current and legally-binding contractual language and terminology
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and suggest solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Clear adherence to company policies and procurement rules and regulations
  • Good organization skills and the ability to multitask on several projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of negotiation best practices, both verbally and written
  • Bachelor’s degree in law or related field

CWS’ U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all new staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as soon as reasonable, no longer than 60 days of employment. Any employee who is pregnant, who is nursing, who has a disability, or who has a medical condition that prevents them from safe vaccination, or who rejects vaccination because of sincerely held religious beliefs, may contact the CWS Benefits Administrator to request reasonable accommodation as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

CWS offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

•403 (b) Retirement Plan

•Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

•Generous Paid Time Off

•Life Insurance and AD&D

•Long Term and Short Term Disability

•Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

•Health Savings Account

• Flexible Spending Accounts

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