The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont seeks outstanding candidates for the position of Director of Policy Outreach.

As a key member of the Gund Institute’s leadership team, the Director of Policy Outreach will envision and lead a new comprehensive policy outreach program to connect Gund research and scholars with external leaders in government, business, and NGOs – internationally, nationally and in Vermont.

This full-time position will liaise directly with leaders across sectors to influence real-world policy and management decisions with Gund research, advance the Institute’s global reputation as a leader in cutting-edge environmental expertise and solutions, and forge new strategic partnerships that increase funding and support of the Institute. 

This position has a salary range of $46,000-$87,000, plus benefits. We expect to hire at or above the mid-point of this range, but salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s skills and experience. 

UVM is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to its diversity and excellence. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

To apply

  • Review the position description and qualifications on the UVM job website.
  • Apply via the UVM job website. Upload a resume and cover letter. 
  • Application deadline: Monday, March 4, 2019 at midnight EST.
  • Questions? Contact Basil Waugh, Gund Communications Director, at

About the Gund Institute

The Gund Institute for Environment catalyzes environmental research, develops real-world solutions to global issues, and connects UVM with leaders in government, business and beyond. Based at the University of Vermont, the Gund Institute is a newly expanded campus-wide center, where more than 150 faculty, global affiliates, post-docs, and graduate students collaborate widely to understand the interactions among ecological, social, and economic systems. The Gund Institute focuses on environmental issues at the interface of four pressing themes: climate solutions, health and well-being, sustainable agriculture, and resilient communities.

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Basil D.N. Waugh