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University of Idaho
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Posted: 03/2/2017
Director, McClure Center

University of Idaho

Director, McClure Center

Location: Boise

Division/College: President's Area

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $92,000 - $125,000

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

With a focus on critical issues facing Idaho and the nation, the director is responsible for:

• conducting and overseeing nonpartisan, science-based, public policy research;

• informing public policy dialogue through research publications, presentations, and events, with a primary emphasis on non-academic audiences including media. The Center may also contribute academic publications.

• building relationships and interacting on a regular basis with Idaho's elected and appointed officials;

• engaging University of Idaho students in learning about public policy making;

• engaging with faculty from the University of Idaho to inform and participate in the research; and

• ensuring the McClure Center's financial and organizational sustainability.

To carry out these responsibilities, the director builds relationships with state and local policy makers, agency staff, elected officials, nonprofits, and other external stakeholders. Through these relationships, the director identifies policy issues of importance to Idaho and research opportunities for the center and the broader university. In this way, the McClure Center leverages both the university's expertise and the center's strategic location in Boise to respond to critical policy issues through research and outreach.

Faculty status will be considered with appropriate qualifications and within the policy guidelines of the appropriate department.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Five years of experience in public policy development and research;

• Bachelors or advanced degree in a related field;

• Experience in conducting applied research on topics useful to the public and in writing for non-technical audiences, including state and local elected representatives, non-profit organizations and the general public;

• Demonstrated success in developing working relationships with stakeholders inside and outside of a university;

• Demonstrated success in securing external research funding;

• Knowledge of the economic, demographic, and political environments in Idaho.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Evidence of strong interpersonal skills;

• Knowledge of the University of Idaho and higher education systems.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Willingness to travel to UI’s Moscow campus, statewide locations as needed, and periodic professional conferences.

Posting Number: SP001304P

Posting Date: 02/27/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Individuals interested in applying for this position should provide a letter of qualification in addition to a current resume or curriculum vita. Applications received by March 31, 2017 will receive first consideration.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.