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Export Analyst/Senior Export Analyst (Research Security and Trade Compliance)

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Boulder, Colorado





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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Export Analyst/Senior Export Analyst (Research Security and Trade Compliance) supports the Research & Innovation Office (RIO) with institutional compliance of international trade compliance laws and regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Regulations and Sanctions. RIO is also charged with the development of our University's approach relating to Research Security in ensuring the effective implementation and continued oversight of research security measures relating to the CHIPS and Science Act and National Security Presidential Memorandum-33. This position requires an advanced knowledge of U.S. Import/export control laws, regulations and sanctions and an interest in working in the emerging field of research security.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

RIO is the central point for support and advocacy for CU Boulder’s world-class scholarship, creative work, and growing research enterprise. We are focused on creating global impact by cultivating and supporting collaboration, transformation and leadership. At the heart of this focus are the diverse contributions of a wide range of world-class experts, working together to accelerate ideas throughout the entire innovation lifecycle. We endeavor to embody CU Boulder's commitment to exemplify excellence through diversity by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, enhancing the success and inclusion of all students, staff and faculty, and deepening our ability to share and engage with diverse perspectives.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Export Controls and Research Security Compliance

  • Perform advanced analysis on issues related to export controls and issues guidance to faculty, staff, and students, and assists in the day-to-day operation and implementation of the University’s export control compliance program.
  • Perform advanced-level assessment, documentation and issuance of export control guidance related to international agreements, international travel, foreign gifts and donations, sponsored programs proposals, awards, and sub-recipient agreements, international shipping, including managing relationships with customs brokers and other commercial carriers, international and visiting scholar appointments, financial and sanctions compliance, technology transfer, Self Classification of USML/ECCN items and defense articles, technology control plans and other security plans and monitor compliance with such plans, export license applications for international exports and deemed-exports.
  • Be responsible for registrations in export control databases including regulatory compliance guidance, training, export assessments, prior US. Government approvals, identifying the inventory of equipment on campus which might trigger export control compliance obligations.
  • Work directly with faculty, staff, and students to provide subject matter expertise on University policy and procedures related to export controls and assists in training junior personnel.
  • Assist in implementing institutional-wide export control policies and procedures and document procedures in the Export Compliance Management Plan (ECMP).
  • Support the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for international and visiting scholar appointments and other visa assessments, including restricted party screening of applicants, collaborators, and funding sources. Manages and inputs information into visa and red-flag databases.
  • Support the Office of Conflicts of Interest and Commitments by performing foreign influence assessments of international activities related to research and non-research-related activities. Identifies licensing or notification of compliance requirements for certain international activities.
  • Draft and implement compliance protocols on export-controlled sponsored programs, and other activities requiring export compliance. This task includes the identification of restrictions applicable to university activities, verifying participant foreign person status, determining licensing requirements, creation of Technology Control Plans (TCPs) or other security protocols; acquiring the information required to process export licenses, drafting exemption certificates; record-keeping, conducting compliance monitoring, and assisting in acquiring pre-publication approval of restricted research results.
  • Review agreements and suggest contractual language modifications to those related to international trade compliance, including Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), Sole Source, Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA), Proprietary Information Agreement (PIA), Material Transfer Agreement (MTA), and/or Confidential Disclosure Agreement, Technology Transfers and/or Patents.

Restricted, Proprietary and Classified Research

  • Provide support in the oversight and management of the University of Colorado's facility clearance.

What You Should Know

  • This position offers a hybrid work schedule with at least two days a week on campus. We offer professional development and training for this position. 

What We Can Offer

The hiring ranges are:

  • Professional Level 2: $60,000 - $67,000 annually
  • Professional Level 3: $70,000 - $82,000 annually
Relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Professional Level 2 Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and one year of experience in export compliance, including processing export licenses for USML and CCL- CCL-controlled items. A combination of education and/or relevant experience may substitute.

  • Professional Level 3 Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and three years of experience in export compliance, including processing export licenses for USML and CCL- CCL-controlled items. A combination of education and/or relevant experience may substitute.

Additional Requirements for both levels:

  • Experience with confidential personnel and security issues.
  • Due to requirements to access export-controlled data and information, only U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), or other protected individuals (i.e., persons designated as an asylee, refugee, or temporary resident under amnesty provisions) may apply.
  • Current active national security clearance or the ability to acquire national security clearance.

What You Will Need

  • Collaborative, team-oriented professional, assessing where improvements are needed, making appropriate connections and finding ways to partner. An open-minded and multi-dimensional approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to comprehend complex technical information in research proposals and agreements.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives, and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of university policies and activities.
  • Skills to mentor and coach junior-level staff and support the campus community.
  • Track record of building relationships quickly and effectively across a broad constituency; a high degree of sensitivity and flexibility in working with partners across organizational lines.
  • Ability to bring parties with disparate views toward mutually beneficial outcomes. Experience analyzing complex contracts, legal documents, and policies, including intellectual property policies. Skilled at analyzing, summarizing, and presenting crucial elements of complex issues.
  • Ability to evaluate internal controls and understand organizational risk, implementing appropriate policies or procedures to ensure compliance. Passion for service excellence, including research and operational integrity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced knowledge of US Export Control laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in communicating complex regulations and policies to non-experts.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • JD or Graduate degree in a related field or equivalent experience can be substituted.
  • Export compliance experience at an academic institution or research organization. Experience with Fundamental Research Exclusion (FRE).
  • Experience working in a classified research environment.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by February 26, 2024 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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