Deputy Director

National Institute for Civil Discourse, Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted October 14, 2020
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Politics
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $100,000 to $140,000


The Deputy Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) works with the Executive Director to lead our nationally recognized work to build the nation’s capacity to engage differences more constructively.  As partisan polarization and rancor in the United States escalate to historic levels, NICD’s work has never been more important. 


NICD was established by the University of Arizona in the aftermath of the 2011 Tucson shooting that killed six and injured another 13, including US Representative Gabby Giffords.  Founded by honorary co-chairs George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, NICD's national advisory board is the most impressive bipartisan group of leaders in the nation working to bridge the bitter partisan divide.  Today, the board is led by co-chairs Tom Daschle and Christine Todd Whitman and includes Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, Katie Couric, Olympia Snowe, Dan Glickman, and Alan Simpson, among others. 


NICD’s offices are located in the University of Arizona’s new DC Center for Outreach and Collaboration at 1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC.  These offices include a state-of-the art convening space that accommodates 100 in-person participants as well as the latest technology to engage participants across the nation virtually.


The Deputy Director will play crucial leadership roles that include direct engagement with Members of Congress and their staff, senior leaders of non-profits in the bridging space, and think tank policy experts.  The Deputy Director will also play significant leadership roles in managing NICD staff.  They will lead high profile virtual and in-person events, particularly in the convening space at the new DC Center.  The ideal candidate possesses exceptional leadership skills including strategic thinking and execution, written and oral communication, and data analysis.  Competitive candidates should also have a keen interest in, and understanding of, American politics and the US Congress.  


Compensation is $100,000 to $140,000 (DOE, includes base salary and geographical stipend). Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, holidays; and more. 


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