Job Overview


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.


  • 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

Travel Required

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

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses will be paid.