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Dir. - Policy Outreach, Gund Institute for Environment

Burlington VT

Director of Policy Outreach, Gund Institute for Environment (Posting # S1886PO)

The University of Vermont (UVM) is seeking a qualified individual to envision and lead a new comprehensive policy outreach program for the Gund Institute for Environment, a university-wide interdisciplinary research center. This leadership position connects UVM research and scholars with external leaders in government, business, and NGOs, internationally, nationally and in Vermont. The Director of Policy Outreach will liaise directly with leaders across sectors to influence real-world policy and management decisions with UVM research, advance the global reputation of UVM and the Gund Institute as a leader in cutting- edge environmental expertise and solutions, and forge new strategic partnerships that increase funding and support of the Institute.

Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree in policy, law, environment, international development, government, or other relevant field and two to three years of related experience in public policy on state, national or international level with expertise in policy, economic, legal and/or scientific aspects of environmental issues, with some understanding of ecosystem services and ecological economics, required. Demonstrated ability to establish/enhance relationships and network with government policymakers, environmental NGOs, and/or business communities required. Effective public speaking and written communication skills, ability to work independently and with accuracy in a fast–paced environment, and travel as required.

For more information about this posting, or to apply, please go to: http://www.uvmjobs.com (Ref: posting S1886PO). Application deadline: March 4.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

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Posted February 6, 2019

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