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Job Title:  Director: Environmental Conflict Resolution Program
Agency:  Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation
Job Announcement Number:  USE-14-998156

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$113,735.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 to Friday, January 31, 2014
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Tucson, AZ View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


Established by Congress in 1992 to honor Morris K. Udall's 30 years of service in the House of Representatives and enhanced by Congressional action in 2009 to honor Stewart L. Udall's vast public service, the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs focused on environmental and Native American issues. The Udall Foundation is also committed to promoting the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution.


The Morris K. Udall Foundation, an independent federal agency based in Tucson, Arizona, seeks an individual with experience in and a demonstrated commitment to the field of conflict resolution and a minimum of five years of senior management experience, with proven success in leading, mentoring and managing conflict resolution professionals. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director oversees all activities and staff of The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, a program of the Udall Foundation. The U.S. Institute has a total staff of approximately 22 and a budget of $6 million for FY 2014 (please see and for more information).

The Director provides leadership, vision and strategic direction for the U.S. Institute's programs and activities. The Director participates as a member of the Udall Foundation's leadership team, which includes the Executive Director, Director for Finance and Operations, General Counsel, Director DC Office of the Udall Foundation and Director, Education Programs. The leadership team works cooperatively on Foundation-wide management issues. A significant amount of travel will be required. The incumbent will work in the Foundation's Tucson office.



  • 25% or Greater
  • Significant amount of travel will be required.


  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses will be paid.


  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Resume and/or Supporting Documents (see How to Apply)
  • Advanced degree in related field
  • Five years of experience in mediation and conflict resolution
  • Background check is required


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  • Oversee long-term strategy for program structure and development.
  • Recruit, manage/supervise, mentor and retain professional staff.
  • Serves as the principal external representative and spokesperson for the U.S. Institute; developing and maintaining relationships with other federal agencies, state and local governments, tribal governments, Non-Governmental Organizations, private sector organizations and the Environmental Conflict Resolution (ECR) practitioner community.
  • In coordination with the Director DC Office of the Udall Foundation, develop and co-lead a cohesive outreach and marketing strategy consistent with the Foundation's enabling legislations and the U.S. Institute's service mission and revenue-generation needs.
  • Works closely with the Director for Finance and Operations to define management needs for financial and budgetary reports and to implement internal controls.
  • In cooperation with Udall Foundation leadership, identify key program, financial, operational and performance standards against which the U.S. Institute's performance can be evaluated.
  • When appropriate, provide convening, conflict assessment and process design for selected cases.
  • Other duties as assigned


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An advanced degree in public policy, environment, law or other area relevant to environmental conflict resolution or more than 10 years of experience.Direct experience with environmental and/or public policy collaborative decision-making, consensus-building and alternative dispute resolution and a commitment to the continued development of the field of environmental conflict resolution. The ability to communicate the value of the Institute's services/programs to federal agencies, state/local and tribal governments, NGO's and others with whom the Institute has, or seeks to have, relationships.




The selectee must have at least 5 years of senior management experience, with demonstrated success in leading, mentoring and managing professional staff. Leadership skills, as characterized by the ability to develop a common vision with other Foundation staff, communicate and listen effectively, engage and inspire others, and produce organizational, financial and programmatic results.Experience working with federal agencies.Demonstrated success in business revenue generation, including marketing and outreach skills.An entrepreneurial ability to identify trends, opportunities and strategy for Institute growth and revenue generation. Demonstrated ability in successfully managing a program or business, including financial sustainability, personnel management, budget and policy development and implementation.Possess a facilitative management style that emphasizes teamwork, communication, collegiality, flexibility, and perspective. Ability to delegate effectively, while still maintaining oversight in all areas of responsibility.


All applicants must meet the qualifications by the closing date of the announcement.


Your application will be evaluated on the basis of your resume and narrative statements reflecting the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as they relate to the technical and executive qualifications described above. While you are NOT required to provide a narrative statement addressing the Technical Qualifications, candidates are strongly encouraged to address each Technical Qualification in separate statements. Candidates who choose not to address the technical qualifications separately will not be automatically disqualified. Candidates are NOT required to provide narrative response statements to address the Executive Core Qualifications when applying for this vacancy.


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Benefits: Employment with The Udall Foundation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in a Federal retirement system. To find out more about benefits offered to Federal employees, please visit


EEO Policy Statement: The Udall Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, status as a parent, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical/mental disability (if not a job factor), membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.


Reasonable Accommodation: The Udall Foundation provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should notify the point of contact on this vacancy announcement if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process.


Social Security Number: Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials, will result in your application not being processed.


Privacy Act: Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.


Signature: Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.


Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from doing so under the Selective Service Law. The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application.


Financial Disclosure: All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Upon hire, and on an annual basis thereafter, the incumbent of this position will be required to file a public financial disclosure report. The incumbent may be prohibited from holding certain financial interests.


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Email required documents to:


  • Letter stating interest and qualifications
  • Resume


Philip Lemanski
Phone: (520)901-8560
Agency Information:
Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation
130 S Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ


After preliminary selection has been made, applicants will be notified whether they will be asked for a telephone interview. From the telephone interviews, a small number of applicants will be invited to interview in person.

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