Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager

Independent Contractor Position

Organizational Summary

The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), founded in 1997, is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit and public health institute that translates evidence into strategy to optimize health ecosystems. Our work focuses on uncovering complementary connections across sectors to combine the social, economic, and human capital needed to align action for health. We champion health for people, within systems, and throughout communities because we envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy.

We are a highly experienced team of professionals who are dedicated to making a positive, lasting impact on the lives of Louisiana residents. Our partners represent a broad range of stakeholders including government, academia, healthcare systems and providers, mental health and social services, community-based organizations, policy makers, business leaders and community advocates. We work together to build community capacity and resilience and to address social, economic, and racial factors that impact health outcomes.

Summary of Contractor Opportunity

Louisiana Public Health Institute is seeking an independent contractor and experienced Contracts Manager to serve as the central contracts coordinator for preparing, documenting, coordinating, and managing contracts. Under the direction of the Director of Business, the Contracts Manager will arrange documents for the organization and support the Finance Team.

It is anticipated that this project will be approximately six months, with the potential for extension, and require 20-30 hours per week.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related degree required
  • Three or more years of experience of contract management preferred
  • Experience designing and implementing management tools for documenting and prioritizing contract deliverable timelines for coordination with Finance Team for contract review and approval
  • Strong experience in Microsoft Excel and Word Document applications
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Demonstrated capacity and ability to lead and manage projects
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with careful attention to detail
  • Demonstrates strong ability to multi-manage with being nimble in execution but rigorous with process and procedure

Scope of Work

  • Maintain master contracts and awards tracking spreadsheet for assigning contract number or award number, amount, service period, related project description, status of contract/award execution, and scheduling of contract/award execution deadline
  • Prepare contracts from LPHI contract templates for Director review
  • Manage execution status through full execution
  • Management of contract/award negotiation correspondence and next steps through contract/award execution
  • Serve as an intermediary to help coordinate between program contract requests and time availability for Finance team contract review and timeline execution

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent time management skills and highly organized
  • Ability to think proactively and function independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills in working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds
  • Proven written and oral communication skills
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Applications
  • Commitment to public health and achieving health equity
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment, and an orientation to the work that recognizes and values the contributions of all team members
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and build strong, positive relationships with colleagues and partners, both internal and external to LPHI
  • Exceptional emotional intelligence, including interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated learning orientation
  • Ability to champion and manage change
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver with excellent quality and impact
  • Ability to apply systems thinking and act strategically

To apply, please submit the following information via email to with subject line “Contracts Manager Contractor”:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter detailing qualifications and experience
  • Three professional references