The Export Compliance Officer will be responsible for developing, managing and coordinating campus-wide processes to support BC’s research enterprise and ensure that the University is compliant with all U.S. export control laws and regulations. In a university setting export laws and regulations present a unique challenge because they require balancing national security concerns and legal requirements with traditional concepts of academic freedom and international collaboration in the research enterprise.
The Export Compliance Officer will be responsible for managing various campus risk mitigation processes, including, but not limited to: implementing and overseeing plans to protect sensitive/export-controlled instruments, equipment and technologies; identifying export-control requirements in sponsored research; supporting international collaborations; assessing international shipping and international travel for export compliance and licensing requirements; screening and vetting international research agreements and visiting foreign nationals. The Export Compliance Officer will be directly involved in fact finding, data-entry, drafting of security plans and reports, researching policy and regulations, providing training, supporting decision-making, generating reports and metrics, auditing, record-keeping, and other tasks. The Export Compliance Officer will participate in the development of new processes which might entail building electronic forms, establishing electronic workflows, approval checkpoints, data storage, etc. The Export Compliance Officer will also be responsible for developing Technology Control Plans, as needed; obtaining export licenses, as needed; and developing a university-wide training program to educate faculty, staff and students about export control laws and policies.
The Export Compliance Officer will need to have exceptional oral and written communication skills, be familiar with an academic or research environment, and possess direct experience with export compliance. The Export Compliance Officer will need to partner with a wide number of stakeholders and coordinate with BC faculty and staff, including, but not limited to: professors, research faculty, research administrators, department administrators, legal counsel, and other compliance personnel. The Export Compliance Officer’s level of responsibility makes this a highly important and visible position.
The Export Compliance Officer will report to the Director of Research Security and Export Compliance, within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
At least three to five years in an export compliance position at a research-based university, or comparable experience, is required.
Export Compliance Professional certification is preferred, but not required. An undergraduate degree and/or an advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in a scientific or engineering field is preferred, but not required. A Juris Doctor (J.D.) is preferred, but not required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Internal Number: req4707
About Boston College
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.