The Office of Conflicts of Interest & Commitment (COIC) is
encouraging applications for a Director of Conflicts of Interest
& Commitment to join our team! This position assumes a critical
role in CU Boulder’s research enterprise. The COIC Office is
responsible for ensuring that university employees and students
engaged in academic activities and particularly in the design,
conduct, and/or reporting of research are in compliance with
federal, state, and university regulations and policies pertaining
to individual conflicts of interest and commitment. The COIC
Director interacts with all academic departments and collaborates
with departments offering related support services such as the
Office of Contracts & Grants (OCG), Venture Partners (formerly
the Technology Transfer Office), the Campus Controller’s Office
(CCO), Legal Counsel, Faculty Affairs, the Graduate School, and
compliance offices housed within the Office of Research Integrity
(Export Controls, Institutional Review Board (IRB), etc.).
CU Boulder is committed to creating a diverse environment and is
proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
COIC is housed in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Research
& Innovation Office (RIO), the central point for the
university’s world-class scholarship, creative work, and
While our researchers, faculty, and staff lead the charge, this
transformational work includes increasing collaborations with
undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, entrepreneurs, and
government and industry partners.
The Research & Innovation Office (RIO), previously the Office
of the Vice-Chancellor for Research, is focused on creating impact
by cultivating and supporting collaboration, transformation, and
leadership. At the heart of this focus are the diverse
contributions of a wide range of world-class experts, working
together in new and innovative ways to accelerate ideas through the
entire innovation lifecycle, from idea to impact.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Administration and operation of the Office of Conflicts of Interest
What You Should Know
- Triage, review and resolve routine individual Conflicts of
Interest and Commitment disclosures, and maintain records of
disclosures, reviews, and Management Plans.
- Coordinate higher levels of review for more complex Conflicts
of Interest disclosures, as prescribed by policies, procedures, and
- Develop individual Conflicts of Interest and/or Commitment
Management Plans when necessary.
- Direct and supervise the assistant to the COIC Director
position, the DEPA system programmer position, and any other
subordinate positions that might emerge in the future.
- Coordinate and direct the campus’ Conflicts of Interest &
Commitment Committee for review of academic and researcher
- Communicate, advise and collaborate with (1) academic
departments, colleges, and institutes, (2) campus support and
administrative offices, and (3) CU System offices with regard to
individual disclosures as well as general practices, procedures,
and policies related to individual conflicts of interests; inform
faculty of Conflict of Interest & Commitment policies and
procedures and the importance of compliance, including offering
training sessions and resources to faculty and departmental
personnel on the COIC Policy and procedures upon request.
- Maintain the current Conflicts of Interest & Commitment
InfoEd eRA module (DEPA Form) system in collaboration with the
Office of Information Technology, updating as requirements
- Coordinates with the Office of Information Technology to ensure
that CU Boulder has a robust and ongoing supportive software
system, which allows for online Conflicts of Interest &
Commitment disclosure, review, analyses, and tracking.
- Review and revise relevant policies, procedures, guidelines,
etc. as necessary.
- Provide education, training, outreach, and campus
communications as scheduled requested, and determined to be
- Work with the RIO Communications team to maintain and update
the COIC Office's website.
- Produce and disseminate an annual Conflicts of Interest &
Commitment report, including statistics and analysis, to campus
administration, as well as to department chairs and institute
directors upon request.
- Advise and brief the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
regarding matters related to Conflicts of Interest & Commitment
disclosure and management.
We anticipate this role will support remote work to start, with the
expectation to support in-person work in the coming months.
What We Can Offer
The hiring range is $77,000.00-$100,000.00. Relocation assistance
may be available per department guidelines.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and
experience may substitute.
- At least 5+ years of professional, job-related experience.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Attention to detail; highly efficient organizational
- Highly proficient in verbal communications (with individuals,
groups, and leadership).
- Highly proficient in written communications (general
correspondence and technical documents).
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Masters’ degree or higher.
- Five years of leadership experience in federal regulatory
compliance, particularly in the area of Conflicts of
- Research experience at an academic institution or research
- Familiarity with InfoEd eRA.
- Experience with confidential personnel and security
- Experience at an academic research campus or research
- Demonstrated experience of strong analytical competence and
- Demonstrated experience in developing, organizing,
implementing, and managing programs to address complex and diverse
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background
and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and
responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by 9/30/2021 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs
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