Associate Director, Export Control

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Research/Grants

Classification Title:

Associate Director, Export Control

Job Description:

Export Control Officer oversees all aspects of the Export Controls Compliance program for the university with laws and regulations related to imports, exports, international trade and technology transfer. This position oversees the day-to-day personnel, process, policy, priorities, and task delegation ensure that all operational, administrative, communication, database and record-keeping functions are properly administered. The position performs advanced export control regulatory and legal research.

  • Serve as university-wide representative and liaison with university compliance counterparts, developing export compliance strategies and providing decisional support on daily compliance matters, as needed, including industrial and cyber security. Maintains oversight of all export compliance matters.

  • Perform advanced regulatory/legal research on issues related to export controls and directs the day-to-day operation and implementation of the University's export control compliance program.

  • Develop & implement university-wide policies/procedures to execute export control assessments of imports, exports, and deemed exports, commodity jurisdiction and classification requests, technology control plans, licenses and other government approvals, immigration related export certifications, training and compliance monitoring.

  • Implement and enhance processes, policies and technical solutions aligned with the global trade strategy and business objectives, working with the technology team and other internal groups as necessary to define requirements, while fostering broader understanding of requirements across the teams and stakeholders.

  • Identify institutional export control compliance gaps and develop and implement compliance solutions. Develop programs that proactively identify common export control risk themes and address compliance issues across units, departments, sites and regions.

  • Serves as empowered official and exercises critical judgment in determining the appropriateness of proposed export transactions, including the review of export classifications, jurisdiction determination, technical data and deemed export, including centralized classifications, rulings and other advisory options.

  • Build and maintain effective partnerships across units to inform employees on security, OPSEC, and trade compliance elements for international transactions, providing current information and advice on international trade rules and regulations, and associated risks.

  • Coordination of all security and export requirements with academic, research, unit IT groups, Security, Research Compliance, F&A Taxation, and UCF Global, and other units as identified. Track compliance against metrics to track success of implemented process solutions and provide reports to larger organization.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with DDTC and BIS, DHS, FBI and other regulatory type agencies and act as the first point of contact for export regulatory agencies requesting information on trade activities.

  • Maintain an effective global Denied Party Screening program, including development of diligence requirements for Foreign Person Visitors, Hiring, and other Restrictive Trade Practices.

  • Monitor and manage the activities of the company’s trade intermediaries and other export compliance-related third-party service providers to ensure compliance with company policy and procedures as well as all applicable regulations.

  • Ensure export compliance structure including internal controls and operation under “best practices” in meeting customs and other government regulations and programs. Maintain knowledge of current export regulations and pending legislation; plan and implement internal programs and policies as required to address risks.

  • Coordinate and conduct internal training on global trade compliance and advise on developments and changes in regulations as needed.

  • Establish an export database and other data analytics to enable the university to better understand and manage its export processes and exposures.

  • Maintain oversight of all government registrations, ensuring they are current.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Office of Research

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Schedule may vary as required.

Type of Appointment:


Expected Salary:


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 6+ years of relevant experience with at least 2+ years of leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of EAR, ITAR, OFAC regulations and their applications in a higher education environment.

  • A good understanding of Visa classifications, and knowledge of controlled data cybersecurity and classified computing systems.

  • Six (6) years of related experience is preferred.

Additional Application Materials Requirements:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position requires the ability to obtain top secret national security clearance.

Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check and be a US Citizen.

If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity here at UCF, both your position and salary can be based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.


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