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University Corp. For Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Director Of Government Relations and External Engagement in Boulder, Colorado

Job Title: Director of Government Relations and External EngagementLocation: Boulder, Colorado. In light of the ongoing coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic and restricted access to UCAR facilities, UCAR mayallow temporary remote work arrangements for newly hired employees. Eventualrelocation to UCAR facilities in Boulder, CO is required for this specificposiType: Full-time, ExemptApplication Deadline: This position will be posted until Sunday, December27th, 2020.Relocation: Relocation assistance is available for this position.Work Authorization: UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g.,J-1, H1-B, etc.) for this position.Where You Will Work:The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) manages theNational Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and various UCARCooperative Programs (UCP) - all in service of advancing knowledge,providing community-based resources, and building human capacity inatmospheric and related sciences.In the Office of Government Relations, we bring science to bear on thepolicy and legislative issues of the day, focusing on key investmentpriorities critical to our nation and planet, and advocating for the role ofscience in formulating weather, water, climate, space weather, andassociated Earth system research policies.We serve the atmospheric and Earth system science community by:highlighting the valueand implications of our science for policy andlegislative issues;identifying and advocating for research priorities critical to our nation andplanet;acting as a neutral, fact-based voice on Earth system research policies;helping scientists effectively engage in the policy process; andbuilding consensus for initiatives that enhance the community's success andstanding in Washington.What You Will Do: The Director of Government Relations and ExternalEngagement leads the implementation of UCAR goals through the development ofstrategic partnerships with government and industry groups aligning withNCAR/UCAR mission and strategic priorities. This position is the primaryorganization contact and internal advisor for legislative and public policymatters; is UCAR's liaison to and fosters relationships with key membersof government and Earth system science affiliate groups to promote NCAR/UCARand its university member interests; ensures appropriate NCAR/UCARparticipation in government forums and Earth system science affiliate groupmeetings; and works with policymakers, leaders of government and affiliateindustry councils and lobbyists to influence public policy, monitorgovernment initiatives and advocate for specific plans to advanceNCAR/UCAR's interests in Earth system science.The Director of Government Relations and External Engagement reports to theUCAR President and coordinates closely with UCAR's external advisorygroups, board of trustees, and member universities. This position directsthe work of UCAR's advocacy consultants as well as oversees the efforts ofthe UCAR Business Development Senior Manager and will work closely with NCARand UCAR Community Programs leadership to coordinate efforts on evolvinggovernment relation and engagement priorities. Close coordination andeffective communication with UCAR Communications, Office of GeneralCounsel, UCAR Corporate Governance as well as other teams within the UCARPresident's Office and the office of the SVP/COO is essential.Responsibilities:Develop, manage, and implement organizational strategy for representingNCAR/UCAR's interests to policy makersDevelop, manage, implement, and articulate the organization'spriorities, vision, and strategic direction through a comprehensive annualadvocacy plan.Ensure alignment of the organization's government relations efforts to NCARstrategic and implementation plans as well as UCAR Community Programs'strategic priorities.Provide UCAR leadership with timely information on the political landscape soas to enable strategic decision making.Provide regular reporting of federal budget, policy development,legislative and leadership i

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