Contracts Specialist
Altarum Institute
 Ann Arbor, MI


Altarum is please to announce an opening for a Contracts Specialist to work at our Ann Arbor, MI headquarters. The Contracts Specialist position is responsible for the full range of procurement related support services in for pre-award acquisition support, contract execution and post award support.


  • Evaluate and monitor contracts and subcontracts to ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, commercial / government regulations and laws;
  • Review, Monitor and Track Deliverables and reporting requirements under contract with other organizations;
  • Provide compliance resource internally to other organizations to ensure proper documentation for contract files;
  • Manage contract reviews and audits for the organization with both internal and external audit agencies;
  • Responsible for leading proposal activities and coordinating all aspects of proposal submission to the customer;
  • Coordinate proposal preparations, proposal deliverables tracking and reporting requirements;
  • Manage and participate in the development of the proposal development process, structure and format, requirement matrices, and proposal presentation;
  • Must have the ability to understand and communicate opportunity and solicitation-related business, technical requirements information, and provide teams with guidance in communicating that information to the customer in proposal development;
  • Review proposal instructions, evaluation factors and Statements of Work to develop comprehensive compliance matrices, annotated outlines and proposal artifacts;
  • Manage and communicate proposal status, key milestones and post-proposal analysis to the proposal team & management


  • Bachelor's Degree with 5+ years of Contracts, Proposals, Government and/or regulatory experience required;
  • Knowledge of Contract Accounting and Financing, pricing, pricing strategy and understanding of strategic plans and capture management;
  • Knowledge of the Federal Regulations, State Regulations and Commercial contracting regulations;
  • Strong organizational skills and high level of initiative;
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of SharePoint;
  • Thorough knowledge of all appropriate ethical standards regarding contracting actions;
  • Must have advanced working knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Outlook;
  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to assess needs, identify issues, summarize and present information / recommendations and implement change;
  • Effectively demonstrates the ability to set, track and report milestones;
  • Strong ability and experience planning and coordinating to completion multiple concurrent tasks in a multi-deadline environment
  • Strong multi task ability and work well with others in a team environment
  • At this time we will only accept candidates who are presently eligible to work in the United States and will not require sponsorship

Altarum Institute (Altarum) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Altarum creates and implements solutions to advance health among vulnerable and publicly insured populations. Public sector clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterans Affairs, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and various state agencies nationwide. Altarum also serves clients in the philanthropic and private sectors. Areas of expertise include health data and analytics; value-based care; public health systems design, development and information exchange; behavioral health and substance use disorders; childhood and adolescent health; medical education; food and nutrition; consumer engagement; elder care; health disparities and equity; and military and veterans' health.

Altarum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.