Opens 12/02/2019 · Closes 02/01/2019

SLAC seeks an Export Compliance Manager. This position will report to the Director of Contractor Assurance and Contract Management, a member of SLAC’s Senior Management Team, with day-to-day guidance from the Laboratory Counsel at SLAC. This position is expected to coordinate effectively with Stanford University’s Export Control Officer on activities triggering University research policies and SLAC’s Security Manager and Chief Information Security Officer on matters involving site access controls and security restrictions.


  • Bachelor’s degree and ten years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships.
  • Direct experience in making export control determinations, applying for licenses, and working effectively with scientific staff and federal agencies.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate constituencies which could span multiple organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving.
  • Strong project planning and management skills.
  • Experience in or knowledge of business process improvement methodology.
  • Ability to act independently and as part of a team.
  • In addition, the preferred requirements include:
    • Experience working with a U.S. National Laboratory, government contractor, or university.
    • An advanced degree (JD, Ph.D., MA/MS), a degree in a field related to international trade, national security, or criminal justice, or a technical degree (engineering or science).
    • Experience or certificates as a customs broker.


Your specific responsibilities include:

  • Direct and continuously enhance the export control and sensitive science and technology programs with SLAC-wide impact in consultation with senior leadership. Manage and direct the development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of these programs.
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with various stakeholders, including the U.S. Department of Energy, Stanford University, and other sponsors. Represent the SLAC export control function with these stakeholders and assist with any internal or external audits.
  • Serve as the SLAC export control representative with subject matter export signatory authority on SLAC’s Unclassified Visits and Assignments Committee.
  • Lead strategic planning and analysis for complex SLAC projects or proposals with significant challenges requiring export control or national security expertise.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for SLAC regarding the interpretation, implementation, and compliance with export control, sensitive subjects, and nuclear nonproliferation policies, directives, and regulations. Recommend actions and/or resolve complex issues that span organizational boundaries. Interpret restricted party screenings, review agreements, and other transactions, and advise staff implementing international shipment procedures, including on issues related to customs and harmonized tariff codes.
  • Conduct physical and deemed export control classification analyses in various technical and scientific areas by working with technical and scientific staff. In some cases, develop effective controls to enable the SLAC mission, such as through technology control plans (TCPs), or if necessary, by filing for formal commodity jurisdiction determinations or seeking other regulatory approvals and licenses. Maintain all such approvals or licenses on behalf of SLAC.
  • Provide leadership and influence with peer groups.
  • Direct and manage outreach strategy that may include relationship development, communications, and compliance.
  • Oversee or supervise staff in the development and implementation of programs or functions.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.

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