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Contract and Vendor Management Specialist

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Johns Creek, Georgia
$70,709.00- $79,000.00
Closing date
Oct 15, 2023

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Focus Areas
Job Function
Public Policy / Administration
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Job Details

NCCPA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 15, 2021, unless the employee qualifies for a legally required exemption. New hires must provide proof  of full COVID-19 vaccination at the time of hire, and offers of employment will be contingent on compliance with NCCPA’s COVID-19 vaccination policy. 

Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States for NCCPA as NCCPA will not sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment visas.

Contract and Vendor Management Specialist 

Location: NCCPA is a hybrid work environment with our headquarters located in Johns Creek, Georgia. NCCPA has determined that the telecommuting status of this position is remote which means that employees in remote positions are allowed to primarily work remotely with required travel for mandatory meetings, including to the NCCPA headquarters.

Reports To: Senior Manager of Corporate Policy and Compliance

Who We Are

NCCPA is the only certifying organization for physician assistants in the United States. Established as a not-for-profit organization in 1975, we are dedicated to assuring the public that certified PAs meet established standards of clinical knowledge and cognitive skills upon entry into practice and throughout their careers. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories have decided to rely on NCCPA certification as one of the criteria for licensure or regulation of PAs.

Why Work at NCCPA

We get to do meaningful work every day and we enjoy working and having fun together! No wonder we’ve been voted one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare 5 years in a row!

Why Us, Why Now?

As the Contract and Vendor Management Specialist, you will work under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Corporate Policy and Compliance to manage all vendors and contracts for NCCPA, nccPA Health Foundation, and the PA History Society.  You will assist with drafting and maintaining policies, procedures, job aids, and reference documents.  

How Will You Make a Difference? You will…

  • Reviews contracts to evaluate business risk and identify key terms and negotiation points
  • Serves as a co-administrator of the policy management system and the NCCPA vendor and contract management system
  • Provides contractual guidance to NCCPA Management and the Leadership Team
  • Analyzes contract requirements and terms and conditions to ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures and applicable laws and/or regulations
  • Ensures NCCPA Departments and the supporting organizations are complying with contract and vendor management requirements
  • Liaises with outside legal counsel for the consultation and legal review of contracts
  • Creates and maintains contract records in the NCCPA vendor and contract management system
  • Manages the legal review of standard contract templates
  • Manages vendors used by NCCPA including: conducting risk assessments, due diligence, evaluation, contract, annual review, vendor documentation oversight, creating
  • Updates internal vendor and contract management policies and procedures, develops new vendor and contract management requirements and processes, when necessary.

    Hard Skills You Will Have

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge and understanding of risk management, compliance, and contract and business law
  • 3 years of vendor and contract management/procurement experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Soft Skills You Will Bring

  • Your excellent written and verbal communications skills with a proficiency in diplomacy.
  • Highly developed time management and organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Your ability to build and maintain positive business relationships with various levels of staff, vendors, and other NCCPA stakeholders. 
  • Exceptional problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles
  • Proven ability to work as a self-motivated individual and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability to collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders including staff managers, leadership, vendors, and outside legal counsel
  • Extra Skills You Can Bring Along

  • J.D. or Paralegal certificate
  • Five years of vendor and contract management experience
  • Compensation Range: $70,709.00-  $79,000.00

    Benefits and Perks for You

  • Work/Life Balance
  • 37.5-hour workweek, Monday - Friday
  • Flexible Work Hours and Hybrid Work Environment 
  • Eleven paid holidays 
  • 19 PTO Days
  • Paid Volunteer Day to Make a Difference
  • ​Great Compensation
  • Monthly Technology Stipend 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision with over 80% Employer Contribution
  • 100% Employer Paid Group Life Insurance and Short- and Long-term Disability
  • Health Reimbursement Account for Medical Expenses (100% Employer Funded)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care Expenses
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Contributions and Matching
  • Access to Voluntary Benefits such as Legal Aid, Critical Illness, Accident Insurance, and Basic Life and AD&D for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 24/7 Telehealth
  • Fully Stocked Breakroom with Healthy Snacks
  • $1,000 Annual Reimbursement for Fitness Clubs & Program Dues
  • Up to $240 in Annual Cash Incentives for Staying Active
  • $5,250 in Tuition Reimbursements 
  • 100% Employer Paid Training Opportunities
  • We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


    NCCPA is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, NCCPA will take steps to assure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Tina Gaither at or 678-417-8589.


Established as a not-for-profit organization in 1975, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) has certified over 131,000 physician assistants in the United States as of December of 2018. As the only certifying agency for PAs in the U.S., NCCPA is dedicated to serving the interest of the public by providing certification and recertification programs that provide confidence in certified PAs who provide millions of patients with access to affordable, high quality care.

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12000 Findley Road, Suite 100
Johns Creek

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