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Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies Graduate Assistantships.

Posted June 4, 2014 with June 16 close.
Duluth Community Restorative Circles Coordinator

Position Type: Hourly, full-time + benefits
Compensation: DOQ
Reports To: Executive Director

Project Overview: The Duluth Community Restorative Circles (DCRC) program has been developed in collaboration with advocacy and criminal justice partners from Duluth's Coordinated Community Response (CCR). The program is specifically designed for repeat offenders who have not responded to the mainstream interventions and offenders for whom mainstream criminal justice responses are not available, specifically LGBT and teen dating violence. This program uses restorative justice practices and is rooted in offender accountability and victim safety. Offenders participate in sentencing circles that hold the defendant accountable for their crime and develop consensus on an appropriate sentencing plan. Offenders and victims are never put in the same circle. Separate (and optional) support circles are offered for victims as well. Community volunteers are recruited and trained to participate in these circles with individual offenders and victims. This innovative program has shown great promise in its first years of operation, and has the potential to play an important role in communities utilizing a coordinated community response to domestic violence.

Position Summary: This full time position will maintain and continue to grow a collaborative restorative justice program serving victims and offenders (separately) in cases of domestic violence. The coordinator will be responsible for overall program and policy development along with recruiting, organizing and training volunteers, organizing circle schedules, contacting victims/offenders/family and collaborating with organizations and agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities
Program Management and Leadership:

  • Communicate with participating organizations/agencies - Courts, Probation, advocacy programs, DAIP, Prosecution, and Defense
  • Assist with steering committee activities
  • Assist in development of ongoing program evaluation
  • Continue to build relationships and collaborations within Duluth's Coordinated Community Response
  • Recruit and train volunteers
  • Identify, recruit and train circle keepers
  • Organize training for volunteers and ongoing training for circle keepers

Direct Service:

  • Contact and ongoing communication with victim - where appropriate
  • Contact and ongoing communication with offender
  • Contact and ongoing communication with other interested parties - family, social workers, advocates, etc.
  • Schedule circles and recruit circle volunteers in accordance with the needs (cultural, spiritual, experiences etc.) of each offender/victim
  • Co-facilitate sentencing and healing/support circles

Program Development:

  • Assist with grant writing and solicitations
  • Assist in development of timelines and goals for the circle to follow
  • Continue to update the policy and procedure manual
  • Other activities as requested by Executive Director


  • B.A. (psychology, sociology, criminology, Women's Studies or related field) or equivalent work experience.
  • Knowledge and interest in restorative justice.
  • Experience working to end violence against women including victim advocacy, batterer intervention work or other experience working with survivors and/or offenders of domestic violence.
  • Knowledge of and willingness to learn about power, control, and dominance dynamics of battering.
  • Understanding of dynamics of oppression, racism, classism, and sexism.
  • Knowledge and experience with program coordination and organization.
  • Cultural humility, and/or experience working in culturally specific/competent programs.
  • Working knowledge of computer, office equipment, and Microsoft Programs
  • Motivated, self directed and able to work independently as a team leader and as a member of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills with emphasis on being organized and able to make sound decisions.

Application Due Date: June 16th
Applications should include a cover letter and resume
Email applications to Nikki Kaul, Program Coordinator, Men As Peacemakers

Posted May 23, 2014 with June 10 close.
Deputy Director, Multi Door Dispute Resolution Division

Agency:District of Columbia Courts
Job Announcement Number:MDDR-2014-0009
SALARY RANGE: $124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, May 23, 2014 to Tuesday, June 10, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: JS-0343-15
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residency or authorized by Immigration and Naturalization Service to work in the U.S.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust - Background Investigation
JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency

This position is located in the Multi Door Dispute Resolution Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The incumbent serves as the deputy to the Director of the Multi Door Dispute Resolution Division. In the absence of the Director, the Deputy operates with full administrative authority for the comprehensive operation and management of the Division.

Probationary period of one (1) year.
A background and/or security investigation is required.

Brief Description of Duties: Incumbent assists the Director in carrying out the day-to-day responsibilities of the Division, as well as the operation of several branches within the Division and shares with the Director the confidentiality of all office matters. Supervises designated Program Managers and interacts with the judiciary, other court system staff and stakeholders essential to maintaining cooperative relationships supporting alternative dispute resolution programs. At the direction of the Director, provides leadership, guidance and completion of various assignments in critical areas including the Intake Center, the Small Claims Mediation Program, the Domestic Relations Mediation Program, the Civil II Mediation Program, and the Mandatory Non-Binding Arbitration Program. Incumbent oversees the work of a staff of professionals, non-professionals and clericals, as well as the selection, training and monitoring of volunteer mediators and arbitrators. Reviews all personnel matters and drafts personnel corrective actions for review and approval. Incumbent serves as an experienced member of the senior management team, lending assistance and support toward the accomplishment of objectives. Provides oversight and direction regarding mid-level supervision, monitoring of expenditures to support timely case processing. Assists the Director in oversight and supervision including analysis of federal/local law, procurement transactions using Pegasys and existing databases, and preparation of annual budget requests. Assists with the financial management of the division's fiscal budget in compliance with the law and the Courts' financial and contracting policies and regulations. Plans and monitors expenditures and develops cost projections. Responsible for aligning the division's goals and objectives with the Court's to enhance the current and future delivery of support and services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in conflict resolution, court administration, public administration, human resources management or a related field, plus six (6) years experience in planning, administering and evaluating alternative dispute resolution programs in a court or related dispute resolution environment, including at least two (2) years of experience as a senior level manager/supervisor. An advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred.

See full announcement

Posted May 21, 2014 with June 11 close.
AmeriCorps Position Opening: Youth Conflict Resolution Education Specialist

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's (WDRC) Youth Conflict Resolution Education Program seeks a dynamic and creative AmeriCorps Member to provide specialized training in conflict resolution and communication in schools, the juvenile justice system, and other community agencies.

The WDRC is a nonprofit organization located in Bellingham, WA. Our mission is to provide and promote constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict through mediation, training, facilitation, and community education. We have three distinct program areas: Family, Community, and Youth.

Striving to normalize conflict, the Youth Program utilizes gender-specific and age-appropriate curricula to teach skills to youth in an interactive, engaging, and safe environment. Designed to build the capacity of young people to better manage conflict as it arises, and to learn skills to minimize the possibility of conflict escalating; the youth program makes an important contribution to the WDRC's vision of Whatcom County as a community in which people approach conflict in creative and healthy ways.

This position serves an integral role at the WDRC. The Member is responsible for supporting the Program Coordinator to coordinate and implement conflict resolution workshops and classroom presentations in partnership with local schools, Whatcom County Juvenile Court, Teen Court, and social service agencies.

These workshops empower youth to reflect on their own behavior in conflict, identify personal triggers and sources of conflict, and practice communication and problem solving skills. Youth build fundamental skills of conflict resolution including identifying needs, interpersonal problem solving, active listening, assertive speaking, and managing strong emotions.

Each year, with the help of our Member, we serve hundreds of youth throughout the County, working with every school district and more than 15 individual schools and community agencies.


  • Must be between 18-25 years old at the start of the program year (September 1, 2014)
  • Must be able to serve fulltime (40 hours a week for 10 ½ months) Sept 1-July 15th 2015
  • Able to serve on weekends, evenings, and early mornings on an as-needed basis (including some holidays such as MLK day and Memorial Day weekend)
  • BA degree in teaching, recreation, psychology, sociology or related field preferred
  • Execellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Creative, flexible, & possess a sense of humor
  • Experience with public speaking and/or group facilitation
  • Experience working with K-12 youth
  • Understanding of and belief in conflict resolution and mediation
  • Transportation
  • Be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Must pass criminal background checks and not be listed on the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR)

Benefits include:

  • A monthly living allowance of $1,155 p/month before taxes
  • $5,645 education award upon successful completion of a minimum of 1700 hours of service
  • Health insurance
  • Student loan forbearance
  • Training and experience
  • Subsidized childcare if needed

To Apply: Send or drop off: cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Emily Wilson, Youth Program Coordinator, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, 13 Prospect Street, Suite 201 Bellingham, WA 98225.

Open until filled, however priority will be given to applications received by 5 pm on June 11th. We thank you for your application, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Note: An electronic AmeriCorps Application is also required. This is a separate application and needs to be directed to our program site. Visit to apply online.

Posted April 18, 2014 with May 9 close.
Family (Alternative Dispute Resolution) ADR Family Case Manager

Agency:District of Columbia Courts
Job Announcement Number:MDDR-2014-0008
SALARY RANGE: $57,426.00 to $74,654.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, April 18, 2014 to Friday, May 09, 2014
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Washington DC
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residency or authorized by Immigration and Naturalization Service to work in the U.S.

Full announcement.

Posted March 17, 2014 with no close listed.


Are you ready to fight for what you believe in? Do you want to do something to make a difference? Are you looking to work in the social and economic justice movement? If you answered 'Yes' to any of the questions above then the SEIU Organizer In Training program is for you!

The Organizer-In-Training Program is a 12-month training program. This program is designed to help train you on the many aspects of union organizing and learn skills that can be used in many aspects of the social justice movement. Candidate should have a track record of working or volunteering for underdogs and overlooked causes. Must be willing to work in stressful, hectic campaign environment and bring strong field and relational skills.

We are looking for energetic and passionate individuals who are ready to organize people to fight for better lives for themselves and their families. This is your opportunity to put your commitment to social and economic justice to work by learning the skills needed to build power for working people.

Position Details:
STARTING SALARY: $36,600 /annual

  • Comprehensive health benefits package for employee and eligible dependents.
  • $560/month car allowance
  • $60/ month cell phone allowance

To apply: Cover letter and resume are required for consideration for this position. Cover letters should describe your qualifications, experience and career goals, as well as a brief description of why you want to work to realize SEIU's vision for building a strong union.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It's not just a job….It's a movement!

Posted December 26, 2013 with no close listed, position begins August 2014.
NTT - Applied Conflict Management

The Center for Applied Conflict Management and the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Kent State University seek to fill a non-tenure-track (NTT) position in the field of Applied Conflict Management beginning in August 2014. The successful applicant will have extensive practical experience so as to coordinate campus conflict management services with the Office of Student Conduct, establish a campus mediation clinic, recruit and train student peer mediators, provide trainings in conflict management skills, and teach in the undergraduate Applied Conflict Management degree program. This is primarily a practitioner position with teaching secondary. Graduate degree in conflict management, counseling, higher education, or a related field required; PhD a plus but not necessary. The NTT position may be renewable given the availability of funding. Kent State University is located 30 minutes from the Cleveland and Akron metropolitan areas and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Review of applications will begin February 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. A curriculum vitae, a letter of application detailing experience and skills, a teaching/training portfolio, and three letters of reference should be uploaded at Direct inquiries to Todd Kamenash, Director of the Office of Student Conduct, or to Patrick Coy, Director of the Center for Applied Conflict Management Kent State University:

Posted October 19, 2013 with no close listed.
Grievances and Appeals Investigator/Mediator
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Tucson/Pima, AZ

Responsible for the receipt, evaluation, monitoring, timely review, investigation and equitable resolution of grievances, adult and children's appeals and provider claim disputes in accordance with CPSA, State and Federal requirements, policies, procedures and guidelines.

Hiring Range: $40,256 - $50,320

Bachelor's degree in behavioral health or related field, and four (4) years related clinical experience in the behavioral health system, including mediation and interviewing for conflict resolution. Must be able to obtain full fingerprint certification. Must have a valid Arizona driver’s license and a reliable motor vehicle. CPSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply

Posted October 19, 2013 with no close listed.
Assistant Director Employer: East Carolina University
Location: Greenville, North Carolina, United States

The Office of Parent and Family Programs (OPFP) under the Division of Student Affairs is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director. The OPFP provides a link between ECU and the parents and family members of students and is the campus resource for addressing and responding to parent questions, issues and concerns. The Assistant Director works to continue to maintain and develop an expanding array of programs and services to meet the evolving needs of families/parents of ECU undergraduate students. Specific duties include: Plan and implement events designed to facilitate relationship building and support opportunities both in Greenville and beyond through (new student orientation) Parent Program, Week of Welcome events, Family weekend, Spring Fling, graduation celebration and regionally hosted events, such as Senior Sendoffs and Admitted Student yield events; Provide timely response, information, and support to family members of ECU students who seek assistance via telephone, email, and forms of social media such as parent and family programs website, Facebook and Twitter; Oversee production of publications such as parent and family handbook (with Dean of Students Office) and Parents monthly electronic newsletter; Conduct continuous outreach to parent and family members to ensure all families feel welcome and connected to ECU from admission to graduation. This includes outreach to underrepresented groups of parents affiliating with Parent and Family Programs and the families of underrepresented students; In partnership with Student Orientation Programs, facilitate parent orientation programs during new student and transfer orientation; Serve as a liaison to the ECU Parents Association including updating and developing promotional materials, facilitating membership intake process and throughout the year, convening Association officers and area representatives, utilize Parent and Family Association member as sounding board for campus as appropriate, Manage Parent and Family Programs budget and expenses as well as data management software; Consult with University faculty and administrators to develop cooperative strategies for compliant resolution; Compile annual statistics and analysis to improve student retention; Co-manage Parent and Family Programs administrative staff and potential Graduate Assistant. The Assistant Director reports to the Student Affairs Director of Development and works with the Director to advance shared goals for annual giving and major gift fundraising including the Parent Advancement Council and special projects related to the Annual Giving Program, particularly as it relates to parent fundraising; strategically implement development goals of the Division and University; and provide staffing and support for the Director for Development and Student Affairs Parent Advisory Council; participate in the planning and implementation of cultivation/stewardship events and donor/prospect communications; assist with the parent as directed by the Director; serve on Student Affairs Division and University committees as requested; in collaboration with Dean of Students Office, Administer University processes in death of student with family and notification to University community; and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor's degree with extensive and directly related experience in parent and family programs. Must have excellent conceptual, interpersonal, cross-cultural communication, diversity, organizational and problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce, as well as a diverse group of students and parents. Familiar with advancement principles and supportive of strengthening philanthropy in parents. Must have outstanding communication, decision-making and conflict resolution skills. Requires knowledge of a University environment, student development issues, and is sensitive to diversity issues. Requires good composition and presentation skills. Preferred experience in teaching in the classroom environment. Experience with event programming is preferred, as is experience in developing and strengthening programs and services. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.

Special Instructions to Applicants
In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume/vitae, and a list of references including contact information online. In addition, each candidate should arrange to have a minimum of three original signed letters of reference that speak directly to the candidate's qualifications for this position submitted to the Chair of the search committee at the address indicated below: Tarrick Cox East Carolina University Admissions Office Whichard Building Mail Stop #517 Greenville, NC 27858-4353 Additionally, original official transcripts, as well as a criminal background check, will be required upon offer of employment. East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups. - See more at: Apply now

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