Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,377 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 37 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Director, Research Security and Export Compliance will be responsible for developing, managing and coordinating the University wide processes that ensure Boston College is compliant with all research security laws and regulations, which include the areas of, export controls, foreign influence vulnerabilities, international collaborations and Intellectual Property (IP). In a university setting these laws and regulations present a unique challenge because they require balancing national security concerns with traditional concepts of academic freedom.
There are significant civil and criminal penalties for violating these rules, which make this a highly important and visible position. Federal sponsors anticipate that universities have the capability to proactively identify vulnerabilities in this area. There are nine university areas that need to be reviewed, analyzed, and coordinated: 1) conflict of commitment, 2) foreign nationals on campus, 3) international collaborations and partnerships, 4) sponsored research, 5) tech transfer, 6) Advancement, 7) travel, 8) IT, and 9) export controls. The Director will need to work with a wide number of stakeholders in order to develop a system of controls to ensure compliance. These include but are not limited to: General Counsel, Procurement, Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing, all School Service Centers, Science Building Managers, Faculty, the Vice Provost of Faculty, Vice Provost for Research (VPR), Office of International Students and Scholars, Office of International Programs, Information Technology, Scientific Core Facilities, Advancement and Human Resources, and Global Engagement .
The Director will also be responsible for developing a Foreign Influence Working Group, perform ongoing gap analysis on existing policies and processes, develop risk mitigation measures, develop monitoring tools, lead responses to regulatory violations, develop Technology Control Plans as needed, obtain export licenses as needed and oversee international shipments, conduct screenings for foreign national students and scholars, and develop a University wide training program in research security best practices and regulations.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $95,200 to $119,000; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
These responsibilities will require the Director to have excellent collaborative leadership, proven team building capabilities, exceptional communication and conflict management skills, and be very familiar with university culture as well as a depth of knowledge in the area of research security. J.D. preferred.
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, and Dental Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 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.