Assistant Director of Procurement Services

  • Company: Christopher Newport University
  • Location: Newport News, Virginia 23606 United States
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: August 30, 2021
  • Closing Date: September 26, 2021


Christopher Newport University seeks applications to fill the position of Assistant Director of Procurement Services. Full details of this posting, and a link to apply, can be found at The chief objective of this position is as follows: Independently develop specifications for solicitations, coordinate and formulate contracts for a variety of highly specialized and complex goods and services in compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements. Communicates with University Vice-Presidents, and other high-level administrators, faculty, and staff members to determine technical specifications and appropriate contractual terms and conditions needed to procure goods and services, capital construction, and provide legal protection to the University and the Commonwealth. Remains knowledgeable on current laws, policies and procedures; advises University staff as appropriate. Directly supervise the Purchasing Contracting Officer staff. Serve as the back up to Director of Procurement Services in the Director's absence.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Ability to plan and direct the work of staff; excellent customer service skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; proficient in spreadsheet, database and word processing applications; ability to work independently; excellent organizational skills. Significant knowledge of purchasing and contract administration principles and procurement procedures to advise and assist University personnel. Required Education: A Master's Degree in a related field; or a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and work experience at a level which equates to an advanced degree. Virginia Contracting Officer certification or the ability to obtain within one year from start date or be in possession of one of the following recognized certifications as of the start date: Certified Professional Public Buyer, Certified Public Purchasing Officer or Certified Professional in Supply Management. Experience Required: Significant experience in procurement and contract administration; experience supervising staff.

Application Process

To apply for this position please visit: Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin September 26, 2021. Applications received after September 26, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145. Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.

Contact Info

Name: Tatem Davis
Phone: 757-594-9199
Closing Date: September 26, 2021