Job Opening – Contract and Settlement Coordinator 

Location: New Mexico Office of the Attorney General, Santa Fe or Albuquerque, New Mexico ​

Employment Type: Full-Time

***Open Until the Position is Filled***

Job Description

The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Contract and Settlement Coordinator. This role plays a critical part in supporting the legal and finance teams in managing contracts and settlement agreements, ensuring compliance with legal and other requirements, and facilitating efficient processes within the office.  


  • Coordinate and manage the procurement, review, drafting, and execution of contracts for outside law firms initiating lawsuits on behalf of the Office.   
  • Initiate and comply with procurement laws and regulations to contract with outside law firms.  
  • Collaborate with attorneys and stakeholders to gather necessary information and documentation for contract and settlement negotiations. 
  • Monitor contract and settlement timelines and deadlines, proactively communicating updates to the Chief Administrative Office, Chief Financial Officer and other relevant parties. 
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with settlement agreement requirements including IRS codes and forms.  
  • Maintain a centralized contract and settlement database, ensuring all documents are properly filed and accessible. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as Law, Accounting, Business Administration, or Paralegal Studies. 
  • Previous experience in contract management, settlement coordination, or a related legal field is highly desirable. 
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficient in using spreadsheets and word processing software. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to collaborate with others.  
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and procedures. 
  • Discretion and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately. 

Application Instructions

To apply for the position of Contract and Settlement Coordinator, please submit the following documents to Dean Woulard at

1. Cover letter detailing your interest in the role and your relevant experience.
2. Resume/CV with a detailed overview of your educational and professional background.
3. Writing samples showcasing your legal research and writing abilities.
4. Contact information for three professional references.

The New Mexico Office of the Attorney General is committed to recruiting the highest quality candidates who support the values of integrity, excellence and service. We have a commitment to honesty, ethical behavior, and transparency in all actions and decisions. We strive for the highest level of professionalism and expertise in all aspects of our work. And we have a strong dedication to serving the public interest and prioritizing the well-being of the community – especially the interests of those least capable of defending themselves. The New Mexico Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.