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.
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.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.