Contract Coordinator

Priority may be given to candidates who self-declare as being part of the following designated employment equity groups:  women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*.
* The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities.


City: Ottawa, Montreal (location Royalmount)

Organizational Unit: National Programs and Business Services Branch 

Classification: AS-2 

Tenure: This is for a 1 (one) year term position and anticipatory staffing for positions of various tenures.

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 


Work Arrangements: Due to the nature of the work and operational requirements, this position will require some physical presence at the NRC work location identified in the form of a hybrid work arrangement (a combination of working onsite and offsite).


Note: There are screening questions to complete as part of your application. Please read the instructions carefully.

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At the NRC, we know that diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, a safe and respectful work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.  We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process.


Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially. 

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.


We are looking for a Contract Coordinator to support our National Programs and Business Services (NPBS) Branch. The Contract Coordinator would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The Contract Coordinators’ primary responsibility is the development of standard templated agreements based on the information provided. Contract Coordinators also manage  the associated work flows including the necessary communication, drafting, reviews and contracts-related records-keeping within the NRC’s official document management repository in accordance with the policies and processes of the NRC and the Government of Canada. Contract Coordinators work with Contract Officers and Strategic Contract Advisors on changes to the terms of NRC’s contract templates or client agreements according to the specific circumstances and needs of each project. The Contract Coordinator may also be required to prepare reports pertaining to the number and types of contracts per client, program, research centre, etc.


The Contract Coordinator contributes directly to the NRC’s success by ensuring revenue-generating agreements are prepared accurately, and in a timely and professional manner and by maintaining excellent relationships with internal and external clients as well as with their colleagues.

We are interested in candidates with a strong skill set in agreement development, including an understanding of contractual terms and conditions and who enjoys working collaboratively with both internal and external client groups.  


This position is considered ‘contracting-in’ and not procurement contracting related.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


College diploma in business administration, or paralegal certification from an accredited program. 

An acceptable combination of successful completion of Secondary School according to provincial standards plus relevant experience in business contracting may be considered.


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency.


  • Minimum 2 (two) years experience in the development, drafting and management of contractual agreements.
  • Experience working with internal and external clients.
  • Minimum 2 (two) years experience using computers in an office environment which includes using Microsoft Office Suite and database systems.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Solid knowledge of business management practices and contract administration.
  • Solid ability to interpret and apply administrative and financial policies and procedures, and provide legal and business advice in the context of the position.
  • Advanced ability to manage and effectively organize multiple priorities.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Ability to research, collate, and prepare effective written and verbal reports.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profiles: Management Services.


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.


From $60,143 to $70,963 per annum. 


In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.


NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.


  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar position for a one-year period. 
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application. 
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • Candidates who have Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test results with the Public Service Commission must include these results with their application.
  • Candidates must provide, along with their résumé, a cover letter explaining how they meet each of the requirements of this position (experience, language requirements) by providing concrete examples. In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how they gained the experience. 
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (20354) to:


Telephone: 819-431-8570 

Closing Date: 3 October 2023 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.


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