Posting Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.
Position Summary: Drives the standards, risk assessment, best practices, education, training, assessments, monitoring, oversight and reporting of an effective risk-based Systemwide export control compliance program, addresses current risks and emerging risks such as matters associated with foreign influence. The Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services (ECAS) in synchronization with Office of General Counsel (OGC), Risk Services, Research Policy and Analysis (RPAC), Information Technology, campus Vice Chancellors of Research and campus Vice Chancellors of Administration must manage and control the University's intellectual and technical property to prevent the unauthorized transfer to and/or theft by foreign governments of information and technology vital to the protection of the University and the nation, as well as to comply with all federal export control regulations. This means effectively managing equipment, instrumentation, computers, software, materials, and technical data used to generate new intellectual property by the University, its faculty, students, and staff through its research, service and education activities.
The role of Associate Director for Systemwide Export Controls will require:
Integrating existing and emerging federal laws and regulations from the Departments of Commerce, State, Defense, Homelands Security, Energy, Agriculture, NRC, NASA, and Justice into a coherent University-wide export control compliance program and effectively interfacing and working cooperatively with the offices of Conflict of Interest / Conflict of Commitment, Research Integrity, Information Technology, Foreign Travel, Technology Development and Business Transfer, and Support Services (Purchasing, Shipping, Human Resources) and serves as an ECAS liaison within the University, with national professional associations, and with liaisons from the various regulatory Federal agencies.
Developing concrete, actionable standards and procedures, applicable to the specific education, research, and service efforts of the University.
Communicating, educating and training University stakeholders on the various federal requirements and University standards.
Developing instruments and conducting risk assessments and 'vulnerabilities' analyses to help campus locations and their specific programs to proactively identify and address the changing export control requirements and build compliance into their programs.
Working cooperatively with the campuses and program leadership to help address vulnerabilities and remediate deficiencies.
Providing independent oversight of the state of compliance and reporting status to University senior leadership and the Board of Regents.
Special Conditions of Employment: Travel Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this critical position.
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Duty 1: Develops focused and detailed export control risk assessment instruments to evaluate the level of risk associated with current and specific research and services or new, proposed endeavors. Conduct assessments for campuses to evaluate current and potential risks. Function:Program assessment Percent: 25
Duty 2: Establish commitment and support for an integrated, best practice, risk-defined approach to export control compliance and orchestrate a coordinated approach to export control compliance within UCOP and campus stakeholders. Facilitate ongoing communication with the campuses regarding requirements, policy, standards, monitoring and reporting. Function:Export Controls Compliance Program Percent: 15
Duty 3: Develops and conducts specific and focused education and training programs to advance the export control compliance programs and, as appropriate, tailor to the specific audience to make the training relevant, useful, and actionable. Function:Education and Training Percent: 15
Duty 4: Provides oversight of the export control compliance program with quantitative and qualitative measures to identify emerging risks, develop action plans, and provide reports to Senior Management and the Board of Regents. Function:Program Oversight Percent: 15
Duty 5: Prepares reports and makes presentations to senior leadership and the Board of Regents. Function:Program Reporting Percent: 10
Duty 6: Identifies and showcases export control best practices within the UC system, benchmarked from other universities and industry, with the goal of identifying applicable lessons to raise the maturity of the export control compliance program and decrease risk. Function:Program Benchmarks Percent: 10
Duty 7: Develops and implements, with appropriate stakeholder consensus, work plans to mitigate risk and develop more mature and robust export control compliance programs. Function:Systemwide approach Percent: 10
Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/ training.
Extensive experience (10 or more years) with specific, demonstrated expertise in how Export Control regulations inform research, academic and business activities, and developing, implementing, and assessing best practice procedures.
Expert knowledge in all applicable federal agency regulations, including but not limited to regulations under the Departments of Commerce, State, Defense, Treasury, Energy, Agriculture, Homeland Security.
Experience advising international collaborative research and academic programs on export compliance and FCPA requirements, including research centers located internationally.
Experience advising institutions on federally-mandated data security requirements which interface with export requirements and form export control procedures. Required
Extensive technical experience supporting a broad range of university Export Control compliance, ranging from institutions primarily engaged in fundamental research to those conducting work under federal contracts, as well as classified research.
Extensive experience working with senior level university leadership on communicating export compliance requirements and informing the relationship between these requirements and strategic research and initiatives.
Experience consulting on Export Control compliance across a variety of industries, with a history of demonstrable results that inform university-industry relations and collaborative research opportunities.
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