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Senior Contract Administrator

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations, and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has raised over $1 billion and launched more than 1,000 programs impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including COVID-19 and Ebola. The CDC Foundation managed hundreds of CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 140 countries last year. Learn more at

The CDC Foundation is working with CDC and state and local authorities to provide surge staffing that are crucial to the nation’s COVID-19 response including support for implementation of COVID-19 vaccine. The Senior Contract Administrator develops and prepares various contract specifications and related documents to advertise bids and requests for proposed contracts. Provides statistical analyses to assist in planning for services. Participates in the development and fulfillment of department contract requirements. This position will be onsite at the Houston Department of Health.


  • Reviews bids for conformity to contract requirements and determines acceptable bids.
  • Working with small staff involved in developing technical specifications.
  • Ensures the timely award of contractual services.
  • Develops elements in agreements to provide the most efficient and economical alternatives of service.
  • Recommends budget allocation for proposed contract agreements and arrangements
  • Monitors and reviews budget allocations with finance group
  • Provides budget forecast and proposes alternatives
  • Resolves contract disputes
  • Meets with vendors, customers, and representatives to resolve problems
  • Interprets documents and advises other personnel regarding compliance issues
  • Examines estimates of material, equipment and production cost performance requirements and delivery schedules
  • Performs statistical analysis of historical information to assist in planning for existing services and budgetary projects
  • Maintains records on contract information; works with operational personnel to ensure compliance with agreements
  • Coordinates with other departments on issues related to processing contract documents 


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Government, or closely related field.


  •  Four years of contract compliance experience are required.

Job Highlights

  • Salary:$80,000 - $90,000 , Exempt
  • Position Type: Limited Term Position
  • Position End Date: 07/31/2022
  • Full Suite of Benefits Offered
  • Remote/Hybrid/Onsite: Onsite

Notice to Applicants:
The CDC Foundation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 as a condition of employment effective November 22, 2021. All offers of employment after that date are contingent upon proof of full-vaccination status as a part of the pre-employment process.
*Fully vaccinated is defined as follows: At least two weeks have passed since receipt of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, or the second dose of the either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.