Export Control Program Manager

Purdue University

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

Full time

Customs and Trade Compliance


Sep 5

Job Summary

The Export Control Program Manager will regularly work on highly complex research compliance issues where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Review contracts for export control and research security compliance. Assist researchers in ensuring compliance with federal export control regulations and sponsoring agency policies and procedures related to export controls and research security. Additional duties will include screening documents; maintaining forms/reports that contain confidential information; assisting with organizing database entries, materials, and visuals for programs; organizing meetings; and composing, formatting, and proofing correspondence and other necessary documents.


Work Location: On-site West Lafayette, Indiana. This position is eligible for hybrid remote work or to work in the office, subject to change in the future based on university policy and business needs.


Duties & Responsibilities

Serve as lead for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) integration and implementation:

  • Work closely with Purdue’s IT Security team to identify and protect projects with IT security requirements
  • Work closely with Office of Information Technology technical support to develop and manage a program around restricted and controlled data used for research, including NIST SP 800-171 standards and CMMC certifications.
  • Regularly review and update export control processes and activities.
  • Contract review: advise researchers, sponsored program officers, technology transfer, and other administrative units on contractual terms relating to export controls or controls on technology
  • Export Control review and guidance: assist faculty, staff, and students in ensuring compliance with applicable laws related to sanctioned and arms embargoed countries and export control regulations
  • Maintain required records and supporting documentation, including authorization forms, notices, and plan documents


Maintain Purdue compliance with regulations by coordinating procedures and performing activities such as the following:

  • Perform restricted party screening, visitor, travel, and shipping reviews as needed
  • Develop and maintain Project Technology Control Plans
  • Determining the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) and/or USML Category
  • Determining licensing exceptions or requirements
  • Screening end users, end use, and countries for exported technology
  • Screening subcontractors and visitors to controlled facilities and campus
  • Coordinate regular review and updates of the Export Compliance manual and standard operating procedures to provide consistency and compliance for all offices involved in exports and travel matters
  • Maintain inventory of controlled technology and equipment in campus labs.
  • Work with Radiological and Environment Management team to identify and manage export-controlled biologics and other materials
  • Provide online distance education (Global Purdue and others) export compliance reviews.
  • Work with the Sponsored Program Services office on the implementation of a new Electronic Research Administration system to develop systems in support of the export control program



  • Provide training and guidance to faculty and staff in export control-related and foreign influence matters
  • Update and develop training and dissemination programs on export control, foreign influence, research security (per NSPM-33), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), International travel, and related issues, including embargoed, and sanctioned countries




  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public affairs, or other related fields
  • Four (4) years of experience in export controls
  • In lieu of a degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience
  • US Citizenship is required upon the date of hire because this position must be able to receive and evaluate export-controlled information restricted from disclosure to non-US persons
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Assumes personal responsibility for actions
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated time management and priority-setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in the area of specialty
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply complex federal, state, university, and accreditation regulations pertaining to export control
  • Understanding of US export control requirements, policies, and federal regulations, including NSPM-33 requirements
  • Knowledge of federal and institutional regulations on export controls including, but not limited to, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) under the jurisdiction of the Department of State, and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) under the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce



  • Master’s, Ph.D., or JD
  • Experience in research compliance, research administration, and/or higher education 


Additional Information: 

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit https://protect.purdue.edu/protect-purdue-health-center/surveillance-testing-plan/#fall. 
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary https://bit.ly/3t7vcRd 
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position 
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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