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Alberta Innovates is an enterprise of more than 500 employees who work together with partners to advance applied research, innovation and entrepreneurship that spans the province. Through two subsidiaries, InnoTech and C-FER Technologies, and sector-specific funding of research in health, environment and climate adaptation, energy and greenhouse gas mitigation, food, fibre and bio-industrial, Alberta Innovates acts as the central player and catalyst of Alberta’s innovation ecosystem.

Our mission is to advance economic, community and environmental wellbeing through discovery, commercialization and application of knowledge, talent and technologies that serve multiple sectors. Together with partners, our employees deliver measurable innovation impacts and outcomes that help unleash potential in Alberta and open doors to opportunity domestically and abroad.


Alberta Innovates understands that job advancement opportunities are important to employees in their career planning. Employees are encouraged to apply for positions suited to their skills, qualifications, and career goals. Our employees are given an opportunity to apply for positions before they are posted externally and will be considered first if they are equally qualified. The successful candidate for this competition will have an opportunity to consider internally posted positions before the end of the employment term.


Alberta Innovates promotes work-life balance. Specifically, Alberta Innovates newest, Choose How U Work, flexibility program taps into employee’s entrepreneurial spirit, recognizing individual work preferences while meeting business deliverables. Through Choose How U Work, employees have the power to choose a work option that best meets job requirements and personal preferences. It recognizes your diversity. The program includes components of work hour flexibility, virtual work from home, work from anywhere for up to four weeks and our existing earned day off program.



The Contracts and Legal Team is recruiting for a Contract Administrator to perform the following functions:


The Contracts Administrator plays an integral role in the Organization’s business by working closely with the Contract Management Team, Contracts Team Lead and Legal Counsel in reviewing, drafting, negotiating, executing and managing contracts within the Organization.  Additonally, the Contracts Administrator assists InnoTech in review of external proposals for due diligence, compliance and risk. The Contracts Administrator works closely and collaboratively with other departments of the Organization to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and corporate risk standards.  The Contracts Administrator fosters close working relationships with internal and external clients and stakeholders and acts as liaison between clients and Project Leads within the Organization to ensure timely and efficient management of contracts and legal commitments.  This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, fast past organization and gain experience working collaboratively with a team of diverse and experienced contracts and legal experts.


Education and Experience Required:


We are seeking a Contracts Administrator who has 3+ years’ experience with contracts administration and management and is familiar dealing with revenue and expenditure agreements in a medium to large setting environment.  The candidate will be familiar with contract and business law, insurance and risk management, intellectual property, reviewing and negotiation legal terms and conditions, and have experience working with legal templates. The successful incumbant must have exceptional skills in Microsoft Word and is familiar with database contract management system. Candidate must have business acumen and exposure to working with government, academic institutions and industry.


Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities we are looking for:


  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask and prioritize multiple time sensitive projects
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail is highly important
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and adapt to change is required
  • Preference will be given to candidates who display positive attitude, initiative and ability to work in a team oriented environment
  • Must be a team player and show willingness to learn
  • Analytical and problem solving skills are a must in order to be successful in this position


This position is included in the bargaining unit. Alberta Innovates offers a competitive salary and benefits package in addition to opportunities for personal and professional achievement.  When applying, please submit your resume in a Microsoft Word compatible format. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate(s).  






Employment Status: Permanent

Hours bi-weekly: 72.50 (FT)

Classification: CB

Pay Grade: 08

Salary: $60,264 to $79,860