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International Trade Compliance Program Specialist 1, UCP 6

  • University of Connecticut
  • Storrs Mansfield, CT, United States
  • May 11, 2019

Job Description

The University of Connecticut Office of the Vice President for Research (UConn OVPR) is recruiting for a research compliance professional with a background in International Trade Compliance (ITC) to coordinate the day-to-day ITC administrative activities, and plan and execute ITC projects consistent with University’s policies and procedures. Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Regulatory Affairs, the ITC Specialist will serve as a point of contact and subject matter expert in the area of International Trade Compliance, referring the most complex matters related to Export Control to the Senior Export Control Officer (SECO), and partnering with the Senior Export Control Officer (SECO) to assure Export Control/ITC oversight.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a background in international trade compliance, export control, or a related area of compliance; strong organizational skills, including project management experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills, with superior ability to exercise good judgment, confidentiality and discretion. The ITC Specialist will have a customer-service orientation, working well independently as well as a collaborative member of a team.


  • Coordinate ITC day-to-day business operations.
  • Plan, organize, schedule and drive ITC compliance projects from start to end.
  • Organize ITC records and coordinate audits of key ITC procedures.
  • Serves as a resource on ITC to support and assist researchers to comply with all ITC requirements.
  • Develop informational materials and conduct or participate in workshops or training activities.
  • Make recommendations for continuous improvement and maintain awareness of ITC regulations.
  • Assist with other University projects as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate academic discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Two to four years of experience and demonstrated knowledge of international trade compliance/export control/research compliance or related translatable experience, with proven ability to apply a range of concepts, techniques and practices to carry out program objectives.
  3. Strong organizational skills, including project management experience.
  4. IT proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office and PowerPoint.
  5. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  6. Superior ability to exercise good judgment, confidentiality and discretion.
  7. Customer-service orientation, with demonstrated ability to successfully interface with relevant stakeholders and staff at all levels.
  8. Ability to work will independently, as well as a collaborative member of a team, with extremely high level of motivation, initiative, and responsibility.
  9. U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency required to perform position responsibilities.


  1. Certification in Project Management.
  2. Experience in Higher Education.
  3. Experience with Web Design and/or SharePoint.
  4. Experience with Sanctions screening systems.
  5. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in project development and administration.


This is a 35 hour/week, full-time, permanent, twelve-month position, with an excellent benefits package including medical and retirement, as well as employee and dependent tuition waivers at the University of Connecticut (outlined here: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/).


Applications must be submitted online at UConn Jobs, https://jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2019553. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume demonstrating how the qualifications and requirements of the position are met, and contact information for three professional references. Confidential inquiries may be addressed to Laurie Pudlo, Administrative Manager, at laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019553)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 21, 2019.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.