Boston College Export Compliance Officer in Boston, Massachusetts
Boston College Introduction
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
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
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
The Export Compliance
Officer will report to the Director of Research Security and Export Compliance,
within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $72,600 - $90,750, salary commensurate with
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
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
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 athttps://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.