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COVID-19 Advisory: The Ruckelshaus Center is working to keep our communities safe. All programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 12, 2020, the Center’s office is closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference. Contact information can be found here.

Employment Opportunities

The Ruckelshaus Center is a joint effort of the University of Washington and Washington State University and is dedicated to assisting public, private, tribal, non-profit and other community leaders in their efforts to build consensus and collaboratively resolve conflicts around difficult public policy issues.

Statewide Senior Facilitator for Projects and Programs

The Statewide Senior Facilitator for Projects and Programs is a conflict resolution and research professional whose primary duties are to:

  1. assess, develop, coordinate, manage and facilitate Center collaborative policy projects;
  2. provide leadership for the Center’s internship program;
  3. provide expert guidance on the development and delivery of a robust training program;
  4. make contributions to the field of collaborative governance through scholarship and research; and
  5. perform a variety of administrative responsibilities as a member of the Center’s core staff and WSU Extension faculty.

For more information about the Ruckelshaus Center, please click here. To read the full position description, or to apply, please click here.

Statewide Senior Facilitator for Projects and Strategic Initiatives

The Statewide Senior Facilitator for Projects and Strategic Initiatives is an experienced conflict resolution professional with extensive knowledge and relationships across the public policy landscape in the State of Washington, as well as experience leading and managing complex collaborative governance projects. The position’s primary duties are to:

  1. assess, develop, design, coordinate, communicate, manage, and facilitate Center collaborative governance policy projects;
  2. provide a leadership role for the Center in developing and implementing strategic initiatives that fulfill the Center’s long-term vision and mission;
  3. expand the Center’s areas of expertise, and reputation across the state and nation;
  4. interact with faculty, staff and students at UW and WSU, often managing or working with them as part of a project or research team; and
  5. other duties include maintaining relationships with and providing guidance to the Center’s Advisory Board as well as providing expertise and guidance on the Center’s development and fundraising efforts, delivering training, supporting research functions, and meeting a variety of administrative responsibilities and scholarship expectations as a member of the Center’s core staff and WSU Extension faculty.

For more information about the Ruckelshaus Center, please click here. To read the full position description, or to apply, please click here.

Development Intern

The Ruckelshaus Center Internship Program is designed to provide meaningful hands-on experience for graduate students, recent graduates and work-study approved students interested in the field of collaborative public policy. Interns are exposed to current public policy issues in the State of WA and Pacific Northwest and gain insight into the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Collaborative Governance.

The Center’s Internship Program also provides opportunities to work side by side with professionals and mentors on real collaborative public policy projects and to cultivate collaborative skill sets needed to be successful in the field.

For more information about the Center’s internship program, please click here. To read the full position description, please click here.

 

For other employment opportunities with Washington State University, check out WSU’s careers page: www.wsu.edu/jobs.
Updated on March 10, 2020