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Director Conflicts of Interest & Commitment

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
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Full Time
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Job Summary

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 research.

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 and Commitment

  • 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 guidelines.
  • 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 disclosures.
  • 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 change.
  • 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 needed.
  • 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.

What You Should Know

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 University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • At least 5+ years of professional, job-related experience.

What You Will Need

  • Attention to detail; highly efficient organizational skills.
  • 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.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Masters’ degree or higher.
  • Five years of leadership experience in federal regulatory compliance, particularly in the area of Conflicts of Interest/Commitment.
  • Research experience at an academic institution or research organization.
  • Familiarity with InfoEd eRA.
  • Experience with confidential personnel and security issues.
  • Experience at an academic research campus or research organization.
  • Demonstrated experience of strong analytical competence and critical thinking.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, organizing, implementing, and managing programs to address complex and diverse issues.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. 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 .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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