Export Control Assistant Director (Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


  • The Assistant Director of Export Control works with the Director of Export Control to ensure compliance with laws related to international trade and technology transfers.
  • This position is responsible for working with internal clients in determining the proper course of action to comply with regulations regarding exports, deemed exports, and international travel.
  • The position reports to the Director of Export Control.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and manages all centralized functions of the institutional export management program to facilitate compliance with and all applicable U.S. export and sanctions regulations (The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State; the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) regulations under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Treasury).
  • Centralized functions include conducting restricted party screening; reviewing research activities for deemed exports; reviewing activities for end-use and end-user restrictions, trade-related embargoes, and anti-boycott restrictions; commodity jurisdiction determination; assigning appropriate export classifications and making export licensing determinations; applying for export licenses; and implementing of the export control compliance processes across Emory.
  • Reviews export controlled research projects, provides accurate, and reliable interpretation of U.S. export control restrictions, and creates technology control plans as needed. - Provides guidance and training to faculty, staff, students regarding various aspects of compliance including deemed exports, restricted research and technology control plans, international travel, and international shipping.
  • Collaborates to develop, implement, update and support programs, policies and procedures related to U.S. export control regulations.
  • Liaises with departments such as Human Resources, Procurement, General Counsel, Sponsored Programs, Conflict of Interest, Travel, Shipping, IT, Finance, and other applicable functions to assist in the export control program implementation and recommend and apply updates to export control policies, processes, and practices.
  • Collaborates with partners across campus to conduct monitoring and evaluation of export compliance processes.
  • Performs regular assessments of export control compliance function identifies and researches potential export compliance risks, gaps, and violations.
  • Recommends and implements prompt risk mitigation and resolution activities as applicable; and works with external counsel and General Counsel on any investigations of non-compliance.
  • Recommends appropriate action to senior management, including remedial activity for issues of non-compliance identified.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor's degree and three years of professional level export control compliance or related experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience implementing an export control program in a major university or corporate environment and experience in academic research, research administration and compliance is highly desired.
  • An advanced degree (e.g., MBA, JD) and/or export control certification is preferred.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University location as needed. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee

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