Contract Manager, The Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY), New York, NY

About the Position

The Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY) is a leading organization serving and representing people with all disabilities in New York City. CIDNY's mission is the removal of barriers to full integration of people with disabilities. CIDNY helps people with disabilities to gain the skills and obtain the services they need to live independently in the community and advocates for fair and effective policies that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. CIDNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The majority of CIDNY’s staff are people with disabilities who are dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

Basic Function:

As the Contracts Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring completion of contract documentation and maintenance of contract records, tracking reporting and maintaining a record of all reports and their timely submission. You will report whether or not specific programs are demonstrating compliance. You will ensure that all reports transmitted to contractors are on file and have scheduled reports on performance of contract requirements to the Executive Director. You will report to the Director of Administration.

Specific Duties:

  • Review contracts when they are received, and ensure that all elements of the contracts are processed on a timely basis;
  • Create dashboard reports on the contract or grant deliverables and monitor whether programs are meeting performance measures;
  • Perform periodic internal audits of program data and report on the completeness of records. Advise program directors who are responsible for improving program performance and share information concerning corrections needed if any;
  • Report on compliance with contracts as requested by the Director of Administration and/or the Executive Director;
  • Create a master reporting schedule for all contracts and record on-time submission of reports;
  • Compile a dashboard of significant program data for annual reports, reports to the Board of Directors and for other purposes, as directed;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Education and Training:
  • BA/BS Required. Individual with a disability with a knowledge of programs for people with disabilities. Computer skills required: Data entry, Microsoft Office programs or equivalents.


  • Detail oriented administrator with a minimum of three years’ experience in managing government contracts in a nonprofit setting – or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with monitoring and reporting on large-scale contracts, fulfillment of contractual requirements, and performance outcomes.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as ability to follow through independently on assigned tasks.
  • Excellent computer and communication skills – strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills.

Travel Demands:

Temporarily Remote due to COVID-19

Equipment Operated:

Computer/Laptop, Phone, Printer/Copier

Working Environment:

The Contracts Manager will spend the majority of their work time in CIDNY’s New York, NY office. Work area is a shared workspace divided by cubicles. Verbal communication can be heard from other staff in adjoining cubicles.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate, the salary cap for this position is $65,000 annually.  In addition to generous paid time off, CIDNY provides an excellent benefits package including a 403(B) tax deferred retirement account.

Other Information:

We conform to all laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Number of Employees Directly Supervised:


Supervised by:

Director of Administration

Application Process:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, serious candidates should submit applications, on or before, March 8, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications should contain a resume and thoughtful cover letter that must describe how your skills and experience meet the qualifications and personal characteristics stated above.  Email application and any request for accommodations to Christine Griffin, with CIDNY Contract Manager Search in the subject line. Please include how you heard about the search.

CIDNY has retained the executive search firm and certified woman with a disability-owned business enterprise, Bender Consulting Services, Inc. to conduct this search,


The Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY)
New York, NY
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