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Posted May 28, 2013 with no close listed.
Development Director to serve as lead strategist, manager, and primary implementer for fund development, working with the Board of Directors, AFNSWAS staff, and Neve Shalom Wahat Al-Salam (NSWAS) to develop and implement a multi-year plan for strong revenue growth in the next three years.
The key elements of the fund development program include: expansion of existing donor base; revitalization of an annual giving program; cultivation of major gifts; corporate and foundation giving; and stewardship and revitalization of existing grant application program, including identification of opportunities for potential new grants. Supporting elements include: donor stewardship, donor identification, focused personalized communication to targeted donors, coordinating resources and working with partners.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Set and achieve multi-year and annual AFNSWAS revenue goals, including budget planning with Operations Manager, Treasurer, Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
- Develop and implement a written plan for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors and prospects by categories.
- Develop and implement a bequest program.
- Develop and implement a written plan for regional outreach, relationship-building, and speaking events in the U.S. by AFNSWAS supporters and by NSWAS.
- Develop and implement a written plan to expand AFNSWAS capacity by engaging volunteers, interns, the Board of Directors, NSWAS, and others to assist with donor development and relationship management activities.
- Foster a supportive relationship with NSWAS, its Friends organizations, and key organizational partners in order that AFNSWAS can be aware of and responsive to important developments; this may include participation in programs and initiatives as required by NSWAS and the Board of Directors.
- Conduct and promote community outreach, including marketing and publicity.
- Participate in Board of Directors meetings as required (ex officio).
- Recruit, hire, train, and manage fund development staff according to AFNSWAS protocols and national fund-raising professional standards as AFNSWAS grows over the next three years.
- Communicate with the Board of Directors and staff to ensure the flow of information in regards to NSWAS, on-going fundraising projects, and the general welfare of AFNSWAS, including developing documents for all board and committee meetings, including National Board Meetings, Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, and Strategic Development & Planning Committee.
Education, Related Work Experience, and Other Qualifications:
- Education Level: (minimum & preferred requirements necessary to perform this job successfully) - Bachelors Degree
- Work Experience: (minimum & preferred requirements necessary to perform this job successfully) - at least 3 years progressively responsible experience as Development or Executive Director of nonprofit organization.
- Familiarity with and Passion for the cause, strong interpersonal capabilities, and impeccable organizational skills
Less than 10%; however, does include at least 1 trip to NSWAS in Israel and up to 2 Board of Directors meetings in the U.S. Occasional travel for donor development events in the U.S.
Work Environment / Physical Requirements:
The AFNSWAS office is located in Sherman Oaks, CA. While the office is small, the Development Director is expected to work from the office. This will help create organizational cohesiveness and effectiveness that only can be found through interpersonal connections, which is the cornerstone of NSWAS.
Equal Employment Opportunity
AFNSWAS makes all employment decisions without unlawful regard or consideration for any individual's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation, or other protected classification.
The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties & responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. AFNSWAS may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.
Open until filled:
To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to email@example.com
electronic applications will be accepted. Put “Development Director – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of your email.
Posted May 23, 2013 with no close listed.
Counselor Mediator II, Pinal County, AZ
- Master's Degree with a major in a behavioral science
- 3 years experience in group dynamics and psycho-educational approaches relevant to families and divorce
- Knowledge of divorce, family, child and adult development, domestic violence and communications theory
- Post-graduate experience in counseling and custody evaluation appropriate to a conciliation court
- Training in family and divorce mediation process, technique and ethics
- Familiarity with juvenile and family law, court processes and procedures
- Experience with Juvenile/ Child Protection Mediation preferred
Pinal County Jobs: https://www.pinaljobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp Search for "Counselor/Mediator II" under Functional Title.
Posted May 20, 2013, open until filled.
CASE MANAGER, New York Peace Institute
Organizational Description: New York Peace Institute (www.nypeace.org) is one of the largest community dispute resolution organizations in the United States. We provide free mediation and conflict resolution services to individuals in New York City, and also train and certify mediators. We have two centers which are located in downtown Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn.
Summary: The case manager is responsible for the intake and management of conflict resolution and mediation referrals and cases. The case manager is also responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with referral sources. Opportunities for professional development in the areas of mediation and conflict resolution will be available.
Notes: Must be fluent in English and Spanish and eligible to work in the United States. Entry level in low $30K with excellent benefits.
Essential Job Functions:
- Conduct client intake and develop cases, both in -person and by phone;
- Conduct screening to determine whether cases are appropriate for our services;
- Answer phones;
- Respond to inquiries regarding mediation services in a timely manner;
- Provide instruction and support to other staff in how to respond to client calls and inquiries;
- Provide front desk coverage;
- Schedule mediation sessions and solicit mediators to cover the caseload;
- Input case information into database;
- Contact clients to confirm attendance at scheduled mediation sessions;
- Schedule interpreters and handle voucher dispersal;
- Greet clients and explain the mediation process;
- Assign cases to mediators and brief mediators on relevant information;
- Maintain up to date information on community resources for clients;
- Provide appropriate referrals to clients, if needed;
- Review mediation agreements;
- Draft other mediation program-related correspondence and reports; copy, distribute, mail and file same; develop and maintain all program forms;
- Communicate appropriate case disposition information to referral sources;
- Conduct case-closing data entry and filing;
- Maintain case files;
- Support Program Manager to establish and maintain relationships with referral sources;
- Assist other staff members with various projects (e.g. trainings);
- Attend all relevant program trainings and meetings;
- Conduct follow up with all community center mediation clients one to three months after the conclusion of a mediated case;
- Mediate as needed (this will require extensive training if employee has not trained as a mediator).
- Other duties as assigned.
- Volunteer Mediators
- New York Peace Institute staff
- Referral Sources
- Bilingual English-Spanish required.
- Must possess excellent organizational, listening, and oral, written, and phone communication skills.
- Ability to show initiative is essential.
- Strong interpersonal skills and positive demeanor a must.
- Excellent typing.
- Knowledge of computer programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access; Google Drive), databases, and data entry experience is preferred.
- Must be flexible, able to work independently within a team-based environment, and be willing to adapt responsibilities according to organizational needs.
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, Noon-8PM and Thursday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.
How to apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume to our Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write Case Manager Application in the subject line. Prospective candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Posted May 17, 2013 with review of resumes starting immediately and August start.
Executive Director, MetroWest Mediation Services, Inc., Framingham, Massachusetts
MetroWest Mediation Services, Inc. (MWMS) is seeking an Executive Director to begin in August 2013. MWMS, established in 1979 as Framingham Court Mediation Services, is a not-for-profit community mediation program serving the MetroWest area. Its mission is to mediate disputes and to educate individuals and organizations to use mediation to resolve community, family and business disputes. MWMS provides direct service in both community and court-referred matters where parties are seeking a peaceful, non-adversarial method for resolving their dispute. MWMS offers mediator training to volunteers and professionals, middle/high schools, organizations, professional associations, business and industry, as well as customized conflict resolution workshops and technical support for implementing new programs.
In addition to the Executive Director position, MWMS currently employs a part-time Case Coordinator. The Executive Director coordinates a panel of thirty community volunteer mediators. The Executive Director is responsible for over-all, as well as the day-to-day operations of the agency and reports directly to a Board of Directors.
- Develops, manages and works to expand MWMS programs relative to alternative dispute resolution methods;
- Oversees the fiscal affairs and financial management of the agency including fundraising and grant writing;
- Staffs the Board of Directors’ meetings and works collaboratively with the Board of Directors to ensure the successful operation and sustained viability of the organization;
- Supervises agency staff and trains volunteer mediators;
- Co-mediates with staff and volunteer mediators
- Maintains and further develops relationships with the ADR Office of the Massachusetts Administrative Office of the Trial Court, Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration, the Community Mediation Coalition of Massachusetts, community non-profit agencies, schools, local municipal departments, elected and appointed county/state officials.
Successful candidates will possess the following skills or experience:
- Bachelor's Degree, advanced degree preferred;
- Demonstrated interest and experience in the field of mediation;
- Experience working in a non-profit, volunteer-based agency, and with a Board of Directors;
- Experience in planning and program development;
- Experience in developing, obtaining and implementing successful fundraising;
- Experience in financial management and budgeting;
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively before a variety of audiences;
- Ability to write and edit in a clear and concise manner;
- Computer and database skills;
- Supervisory and managerial experience, including the ability to maintain a positive work environment and an effective working relationship with employees, board members, volunteers and court personnel;
- Ability to delegate work assignments and monitor program operations to projected timelines
Salary range is $40,000 - $50,000 per year. Compensation may be increased based upon the Executive Director’s success in developing the Organization, expanding the reach of its services and increasing revenue.
Interested applicants, please e-mail:
To: Charles L. Solomont, President of Board of Directors, E-Mail Address: email@example.com. Review of resumes shall begin in May, 2013, and the new Executive Director is expected to begin in August, 2013. The Search Committee will acknowledge the receipt of your application by e-mail. MetroWest Mediation Services, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, national origin or disability. We encourage applications from women, persons of color, sexual orientation minorities and others who will contribute to the diversity of the organization.
- A letter of interest; and
- A resume or curriculum vitae
Posted April 1, 2013 with start date July 23.
Peace and Justice Worker in Managua, Nicaragua Mennonite Central Committee)
Term: 3 years
Date Opened: March 22, 2013
Start Date: July 23, 2013
See full description and apply.
Posted March 28, 2013 open until filled.
University Ombuds Officer, Columbia University
DEPT: Office of the Ombudsman
TITLE POSITION REPORTS TO: University President
The University Ombuds Officer, with the Associate University Ombuds Officer, provides the Ombuds Office resources for confidential complaint handling and neutral, informal conflict resolution to all Columbia University students, faculty, and employees. The Ombuds Officers may work with individuals or groups to facilitate communication and collaborative dispute resolution, either by offering options for self-help or by mediating mutually agreeable outcomes. Supervises the Associate Ombuds Officer, who takes leadership responsibility in gathering anonymous aggregate data and other information for upward feedback to administrators when patterns of concern brought to the office indicate problem areas or trends. While maintaining impartiality, the Ombuds Office may serve as an organizational resource to recommend improvements in policy and procedures.
- Dispute Resolution/Consultation and Referral 40%
- Provides impartial and confidential consultation to members of the campus who are aggrieved or concerned about an issue or dilemma
- Remains independent, neutral and impartial, exercises good judgment
- Provides information and assists in interpreting University policies and procedures
- Provides referrals and assists in facilitating access to other resources as appropriate, including information about filing formal grievances
- Assists visitors by identifying issues and generating options for resolution; facilitates the visitor's assessment of the pros and cons of options -Encourages self-help; coaches visitors on negotiation skills and constructive approaches to durable conflict resolution
- Obtains the visitor's permission before taking direct action toward resolution
- While maintaining confidentiality, conducts appropriate informal inquiry to better understand all perspectives on a given concern
- With permission, consults with all parties to clarify and analyze issues, facilitate communication, and develop mutually agreeable strategies and cooperative process for complaint resolution.
- When appropriate, facilitates group meetings, uses shuttle diplomacy or negotiation to facilitate multi-party participation in conciliation, and mediates to arrive at mutually acceptable resolutions -Develops and implements innovative models for conflict resolution
- Upward Feedback on Policies, Procedures, and Climate 20%
- Serves as a resource for administrators in identifying areas in need of improvement, formulating or modifying policy and procedures, raising issues that may surface as a result of a gap between the stated goals of the institution and actual practice or incidents
- Reviews periodically the patterns of grievances; makes appropriate recommendations for policies or practices that would reduce or prevent recurrence
- Acts as a liaison between individuals or groups and the campus administrative structure, serving as a communicator or informal facilitator
- Functions as a sensor within the campus community to surface problems or trends; if appropriate, recommends creative ways to address these concerns
- Identifies and provides early warning of new areas of organizational concern, upward feedback, critical analysis of system need for improvement, and makes system change recommendations.
- Community Outreach and Education 20%
- Provides on-going education and communication about the Ombuds Office role to all potential visitors and to leadership and decision-makers
- Designs and conducts training programs for the campus community in dispute resolution, negotiation skills, civility and related topics
- Keeps up-to-date on all changes and developments within the schools and programs of the University
- SUPERVISION OF STAFF 10%
- Lead, manage, and develop staff
- Oversees the gathering and reporting of anonymous data as conducted by the Associate Ombuds Officer
- OMBUDS OFFICE OPERATIONS 10%
- Official representative of the Ombuds Office -Leadership responsibility and authority over the budget
- Maintains strategic planning for the office: budget projections, programs, and service enhancements -Plans and adheres to office operational protocols and standards of practice
- Ensures that the integrity of the office is upheld through best practices including independence, fair process, neutrality, impartiality, confidentiality, and timely attention to the resolution of issues while treating people with dignity and respect.
- STAFF SUPERVISION: Supervises Associate Ombuds and Administrative Assistant
- RESPONSIBILITY FOR BUDGET: Full responsibility
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required. At least 8 years' experience in relevant professional work, required.
- ADDITIONAL POSITION SPECIFIC MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Must have neutral active listening skills and ability to communicate effectively with a diversity of individuals, both orally and in writing.
- Must be professional in demeanor, demonstrate integrity and honor confidentiality; must be able to develop a reputation for dealing fairly, responsibly and in a timely fashion with all members of the community -Must have the ability to problem-solve, to gather and analyze information impartially to negotiate effectively while protecting confidentiality, and to offer options for conflict resolution that are responsible, constructive, and creative.
- Must understand impact of procedures and decisions for all stakeholders including the organization; must have strong and broad impartial but inclusive networking skills.
- Must have deep cultural competence, capable of working effectively with people from different backgrounds, different status levels and areas within the University -Must be skilled in effective conflict negotiation, understanding of organizational development and change management -Must currently be, or willing to become, an active member of professional ombudsman organizations; must adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of The International Ombudsman Association; expected to continually enhance professional skills through training courses within the profession and related fields, and, if not already certified, to apply to become a Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner after one year of experience in the role.
- Senior leadership integrity, authority and gravitas
- PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Advanced degree
- Experience in conflict resolution and mediation strongly preferred.
Full announcement jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=135315
Posted March 22, 2013 with March 29 close.
FEMA Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) cadre
FEMA has posted a vacancy announcement today for positions in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) cadre. Substantial experience in mediation, facilitation, and conflict resolution training and the ability to travel for 30 days at a time are required. Please see the vacancy announcement on USAJobs.gov at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/340392900. Please note that the announcement will close in just 5 days - on March 29th. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Please pass this notice to well qualified dispute resolution professionals who can represent the FEMA ADR Office in a manner that is at all times friendly, diplomatic, collaborative, and professional.
These are part time, intermittent, on-call government employee positions that respond to disaster operations to assist with employee interpersonal conflicts, conduct conflict resolution related training, work with teams and groups to resolve functional problems, facilitate meetings and dialogs, inform senior disaster management about trends and areas of concern, consult on the design of group engagement processes, mediate informally, and consult with staff about proactive/ preventive conflict prevention methods. This is similar to the work of an internal organizational ombuds.
- There are some rather stringent disaster deployment requirements you will need to agree to when you apply. Please say "yes" to all of these if interested in the position and, if selected for an interview, we will discuss these and provide more detailed information.
- It is possible to attach your resume in the usajobs.gov application process but typing in your resume through the online "Resume Builder" is a more sure way of submitting.
- The online application process can be time consuming with multiple forms to fill out. Please start as soon as possible to open an account on usajobs.gov because the open period is a short five days.
- Additional information about FEMA reservist positions and submitting an application can be found at http://www.fema.gov/reservist-program/reservist-program-vacancy-announcements.
Posted February 22, 2013 with no close listed.
Associate Director of Student Facilitation & Mediation
Job ID: 12430214
Position Title: Associate Director of Student Facilitation & Mediation
Company Name: Bridgepoint Education
Industry: Dispute Resolution
Job Function: Mediator
Location(s): San Diego, California, 92128, United States
Posted: February 21, 2013
Entry Level: No
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Required Travel: 0-10%
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Contact Person: Elizabeth Childress
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply URL: https://www.bridgepointeducation.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=7264&CurrentPage=1
Imagine what you could do here. Every day is a new challenge, and you're continually looking for ways to help our team get better at what we do, in the most efficient way possible. A team player at heart, you collaborate with our departments, advocate best practices and roll up your sleeves to pitch in when it's all hands on deck. You move fast while keeping your attention to detail, and you tap into your problem-solving skills to support the company objectives.
The Associate Director of Student Facilitation & Mediation position is a full-time employment opportunity. The Associate Director of Student Facilitation & Mediation is responsible for ensuring that informal student complaints within the position's purview are neutrally addressed and resolved within established timeframes. The Associate Director of Student Facilitation & Mediation reports to Director of Student Facilitation & Mediation.
Essential Job Duties:
- Helps manage the receipt and tracking of informal student complaints.
- Safeguards the integrity of the University's informal resolution process and ensures that the process impartially helps the parties facilitate a mutually acceptable agreement.
- Helps the University prepare to mediate issues at external agencies.
- Supervises Student Dispute Resolution Facilitator Is and Student Dispute Resolution Facilitator IIs who neutrally gather information, review student accounts and facilitate an informal resolution without being an advocate for any involved.
- Collaborates with all units and departments to ensure that informal student complaints are impartially addressed within established timeframes.
- Works with University training staff to ensure staff are trained on proper methods for identifying, managing and responding to student concerns and complaints.
- Will help review current practices and procedures and help develop methods that are useful in a growing organization.
- Other duties and responsibilities as needed.
- Commitment to Mission: Aligns with the Core Values of Integrity, Ethics, and Service through behaviors that demonstrate a positive commitment to the customer and the organization.
- Communication: Aligns with the Core Values of Service through oral and written communication skills and internal/external relationships.
- Service: Encompasses the company’s core values of service; including service to the organization, customer community.
- Personal Planning: Aligns with personal accountability and responsibility.
- Advanced knowledge of conflict theory, stages of mediated problem solving and knowledge of mediator ethics.
- Demonstrated experience using principles of negotiation and facilitated negotiation.
- Demonstrated experience managing emotions.
- A minimum of forty (40) hours of conflict resolution training.
- Experience drafting mediation documents and superior writing, editing and proofreading skills with the ability to write clear, concise and accurate correspondence to students and individuals within the organization.
- Demonstrated experience negotiating through impasse and negotiating fiscal issues.
- Demonstrated experience negotiating in ways that allow the parties to save face.
- Working knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to student rights and responsibilities.
- Developed leadership skills with the ability inspire and motive team members.
- Possess good judgment and discretion when interacting with internal and external constituencies.
- Works nights and weekends as necessary to meet established timeframes.
- Travels between Bridgepoint’s various locations in San Diego, as necessary.
- Travels to campus locations in Iowa and Colorado, as necessary.
- Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
- Proof of attainment of academic degree(s) after extension of offer and before starting employment.
- Demonstrated experience working with students.
- Experience and/or training in resolving conflicts between individuals and groups.
- 10 or more years of related job experience.
- Must have 4 or more years of experience of prior experience in higher education.
- Strong communication and expert level conflict resolution skills.
- Be a certified mediator, if certification is available in the state where the position works, preferred.
- Demonstrated excellent writing skills with the ability to use the rules of Standard English grammar.
- Demonstrated intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher).
- Bachelor's degree required. A Master's degree in a relevant field is preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience, with extensive dispute resolution background. A JD is strongly preferred.
Note: This opportunity of employment will require a completed pre-employment screening to be inclusive of, but not limited to: a criminal background investigation, a credit check investigation, verification of education credentials, verification of prior employment history and a professional reference check; with review prior to an offer of employment being extended.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee requires dexterity in using telephone, computer keyboard, mouse and calculator while seated at a desk. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. The employee may frequently move to interact with fellow employees and/or clients. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Communication Skills: While performing Duties of the job, the employee is required to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos. The employee requires the ability to write effective and detailed correspondence and to effectively present information both in one-on-one and small group situations.
Mental Demands: While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to deal with stress associated with a fast-paced work environment and multiple priorities/tasks. The employee will be required to make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations, grasp and apply new ideas, communicate with various personalities at all levels and have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions.
Work Environment: While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to work in an office environment, and the noise level is usually moderate to loud.
Bridgepoint has built its corporate culture around its core values; ethics, integrity, service and accountability. Ethics is a central part of employee training and is reinforced on a daily basis. Integrity in the way we treat both internal and external constituents is paramount to Bridgepoint Education's success. Service at the highest level is expected and recognized. Last, accountability toward one's co-workers, students and role within the organization has allowed Bridgepoint Education to cultivate a high-quality management team.
By providing both online and campus-based programs at Ashford University and University of the Rockies, Bridgepoint Education offers access to both traditional and adult learners seeking high quality, convenient higher education degree programs.
We offer our team competitive benefits (M/V/D/401k/ESPP) and salaries, a safe work environment, innovative training, accelerated career advancement, the ability to take classes and programs gratis, and a collegiate and collaborative environment to work and grow in.
Bridgepoint Education understands that our success depending on the development of strong leadership within the organization.
To be considered an applicant, all interested and qualified parties must apply through the Bridgepoint Education online employment application system.
Bridgepoint Education is an Affirmative Action employer that provides Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, or Vietnam-era or special veteran status. This policy is established and administered in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws.
Posted February 15, 2013 with March 8 close.
Executive Director, National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM)
The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) is seeking a dynamic and creative Executive Director to lead the organization. NAFCM is a nonprofit professional association whose purpose it is to support the maintenance and growth of community-based mediation programs and processes; to present a compelling voice in appropriate policy-making; and to encourage the development and sharing of professional materials and resources. The Executive Director will work closely with an active Board of Directors and will have a key role in fundraising and securing the financial sustainability of the organization. Other duties include implementing programming for members, developing field-wide partnerships, and carrying out the day to day operations of the organization.
A successful candidate must have community mediation experience. In order to keep the position flexible there may be one full-time person or two part-time positions. Positions will require telecommuting and can be located anywhere in the country. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to ExecSearch@NAFCM.org by March 8, 2013
Posted January 31, 2013 with no close listed
The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following three positions
Program Manager for Tibet: IMTD has been working with the Tibetan communities in Dharamsala and Bangalore for over 20 years. We are hoping to expand the Bangalore work especially. The Program Manager would be responsible to design and implement projects responsive to the interests expressed by the people there. There is some base funding available, but the Program Manager would be responsible to make the formal requests and to expand the donor base.
Program Manager for Nigeria: Local interest in IMTD from Nigeria has recently surfaced with potential projects in the north and the delta areas. The Program Manager would be responsible to work with a team of people to design and implement meaningful peacebuilding work for Nigeria. It would include developing the funding base to support it. We do have some leads.
Personal Assistant to the Ambassador: Ambassador McDonald's eyesight is failing. He needs help reading and responding to e-mails and with preparing written correspondence. The person who fills this position will also be available to the Office Manager on an as needed basis. This candidate needs to have excellent writing skills.
Program Managers must have a graduate degree or be enrolled in a course of graduate studies. They must also commit to remaining in the position for at least one year. The position is unpaid, but can be paid if the Program Manager raises sufficient funds to support a salary. We expect at least 20 hours per week in our office.
The Personal Assistant position is also unpaid, but is open to undergraduate students as well as graduates. We would like this person to be available at least three 1/2 days per week. There is no requirement regarding the length of this volunteer commitment.
Interested applicants please contact me directly via e-mail. email@example.com
Posted December 18, 2012 with no close listed.
US - Senior Program Officer - Conflict Management
Mercy Corps is an international development organization that works in countries in transition, where communities are recovering from disaster, conflict, or economic collapse. Mercy Corps' Youth & Conflict Management (Y-CM) Technical Support Unit (TSU) is dedicated to helping our field teams and country programs to design and implement programs that help to reduce violence and address the root causes of conflict through sustainable development. Our conflict management programs are built on two core foundations. First, we work with local leaders and communities to help them gain the conflict management and negotiation skills they need to rebuild relationships and talk about the difficult issues that have led to violence. Second, we help our local partners implement development programs that address the challenges that can lead to conflict, whether that is competition over access to land or water, youth unemployment and alienation, or political and economic discrimination.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Senior Program Officer will work closely with the Director of the Youth & Conflict Management TSU in the implementation of the team's strategy with an emphasis on enhancing and deepening the agency's experience and capabilities in working in and on conflict. This position will be responsible for building Mercy Corps' conflict portfolio, particularly as it relates to the intersection of conflict, economics, and livelihoods, through program design, improving program quality, and cultivating and nurturing donor and peer relationships and partnerships.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide support to Mercy Corps' worldwide programs in order to help integrate and operationalize conflict management principles into relief and development proposals and programs, including support in all areas related to conflict management; assessments, program and proposal development, monitoring and evaluating program impact, scaling up of effective interventions and approaches, strategic planning, skills building, training, relationship building with donors, and identifying and fostering linkages with other agencies to deepen our impact.
Strengthen Mercy Corps' programming and reputation as a leader in designing and implementing conflict programs.
Serve as an active member of the Y-CM team and Technical Support Unit (TSU), participating in team communications and teambuilding activities and working toward shared team objectives.
Work closely with Y-CM Director, Regional Program Directors, and Country Directors to identify and pursue new strategic opportunities in integrated and traditional conflict management programming.
Actively collaborate with other TSU teams to address drivers of conflict, including livelihoods, health, economic development, food security, and natural resource management on developing multi-sectoral assessments and programs.
Integrate Mercy Corps' experience in various sectors to develop tools that aid country and other MC teams in constructing innovative conflict programs.
Provide thought leadership in the area of peacebuilding and economics – in close coordination with staff members of the Economics and Market Development and Food Security teams – with an emphasis on approaches that integrate economic development, livelihoods, food security, and peacebuilding objectives.
Provide vision and technical expertise to contribute to the implementation of technical assistance, training, training of trainers, development of best practices, formation of partnerships and networks leading to a refined model for conflict management programming in country programs with support of country teams as well as to the agency overall.
Maintain effective relationships with relevant Mercy Corps and partner agency US and field-based staff to promote successful integration of conflict management activities into on-going, programming.
Maintain effective relationships with relevant peer agencies, bilateral and multilateral donors, foundations, and the private sector, and identifies and fosters linkages with other agencies to deepen our impact, particularly at the macro level, for our conflict programming.
Deepen Mercy Corps' reputation as a thought leader in conflict programming through collaborations and the building of relationships with peer agencies, bilateral and multilateral donors, foundations, and the private sector.
With the Director Y-CM and the rest of the YCM team, actively engage in external and internal relationship building, provide project updates, and participate in meetings, academic events, conferences, media forums and other events.
Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Interns and consultants as assigned.
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Director of Youth & Conflict Management TSU
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: YCM team, Technical Support Unit teams, Program Operations staff, and country office teams.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
MA/S or equivalent in International Development, International Relations, Conflict Negotiation or related field required.
Demonstrated professional experience with a domestic or international non-profit organization (preferably in the area of international relief and development).
Strong M&E skills, both theoretical and applied, with a demonstrated track record of implementing/supporting M&E projects overseas, with a preference for experience in Africa and the Middle East. This includes experience with quantitative methods/statistics.
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
Proficiency in a foreign language and/or overseas experience preferred.
The successful candidate will have an ability to demonstrate a winning track record in program development within 6 months of starting the position with exceptional writing skills, strong M&E skills and attention to detail. S/he will have the ability to multi-task, set priorities and work under strict deadlines within a complex team with an awareness and sensitivity to international development issues and diverse cultures. Willingness to take initiative and contribute to team efforts, strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills and an ability to understand and resolve complex issues are all critical, as is a passion for learning and innovation and a commitment to the values and mission of Mercy Corps.
LIVING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
This position will be based in a US location TBD, preferably Washington D.C. or Portland, OR., and requires up to 40% travel to overseas program locations and headquarters offices in Portland, OR, Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, and Edinburgh.
Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
For full description and to apply click this link.
Posted November 30, 2012 with no close listed.
Community and University Peace Resource Person in Central Java, Jogjakarta
A seconded Mennonite Central Committee worker will lecture in the university and facilitate community trainings as a member of Duta Wacana Christian University Peace Center (PSPP). PSPP's mission is to empower individuals and groups for peacebuilding within families, interfaith religious communities, the work place and society in general.
- Master/ Ph.D in psychology/ theology/ anthropology/ sociology studies
- Teaching experience in humanities/ religious studies/ peace studies
- Facilitation experience
- Demonstrated commitment in inter-religious dialogue and collaboration, prefer cross-cultural experience in religiously plural culture, especially in Islamic context
- Personal qualities of of creativity flexibility, patience, openness, and humility to work as a guest in a new cultural environment
See complete details at http://serve.mcc.org/positions/community-and-university-peace-resource-person
Posted November 30, 2012 with no close listed.
Project Manager - Peacebuilding Program in Kabul
Start Date: January 7, 2014
This position will give oversight to the partner organization's new peacebuilding program. The recently established peacebuilding program has begun the process of integrating peacebuilding programming into various projects and programs of the partner organization, including the areas of education, development, and health. This integration process includes incorporating peacebuilding modules into current leadership courses and workshops, as well as designing and conducting trainings and workshops tailored for specific projects. One specific example of this integration process is developing peacebuilding and conflict-sensitive development training for rural-based community development workers.
- Bachelor's degree required. Education in Peacebuilding/Conflict Transformation required.
- Graduate training in Peacebuilding/Conflict Transformation preferred.
- Experience in training of trainers desired.
- Prior international work experience desired.
- Ability to set work priorities in an unstructured situation.
- Ability to start new projects and implement new programming.
- Ability to cope with uncertainty and able to take initiative, offer new ideas and find creative solutions.
- Ability to work collaboratively and with sensitivity in a culture with well-defined gender roles.
- Flexible, adaptable, and a committed team player.
- Ability to supervise and mentor a national staff member.
- Administrative and budgeting skills desired.
- Ability and willingness to learn Dari.
See complete details at http://serve.mcc.org/positions/project-manager-peacebuilding-program
Posted August 12, 2012 no close, immediate opening.
Peace Education & Global Family Coordinator
All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active church membership; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.
Peace Education & Global Family Coordinator in Sikalongo, Southern Province, Zambia
Term: 3 years
Date Opened: Tue, 2012-01-17
Date Required: Available Now
This volunteer position requires individuals who are self-motivated, visionary, and are able to take their own initiative. Initially, this assignment will be relatively unstructured. It will require a great deal of time and energy getting to know pastors, school administrators, and various other lay-people providing leadership in the schools and churches. It will also require some language learning. A sensitivity and awareness of cultural differences, and a desire to walk with the church as it grapples with the new and rapidly changing social dynamics in Zambian society.
A College degree
Familiarity with peace education and/or peace and justice issues
Pastoral ministry experience preferred
Teaching experience in a school, college, or Christian Education in a church
A Married couple without children is preferred
A number of BIC schools have asked to start Peace Clubs; an MCC supported program where teachers are trained to teach their students conflict resolution and meditation skills. Sixteen such clubs are active in Lusaka, but not enough personnel resources are available to expand theses clubs to the BIC Schools. The BIC Compassionate Ministries also runs peer education classes in schools through a PEPFAR grant. This person(s) will be asked to start Peace Clubs in the BIC Schools as well as neighboring schools, and to assist in the amalgamation of peer education program into the Peace Clubs.
Many social tensions and conflict in Zambia are caused by inequitable gender practices and cultural frameworks. Polygamy continues to be prevalent in the Southern Province, and many unwed girls are having children. A recent UNICEF report on the state of HIV/AIDS in Zambia found that one of the most vulnerable groups to HIV/AIDS infection are married women. Gender issues are beginning to be discussed within the BICC. This coordinator position will assist the BICC in further developing and expanding the gender awareness initiatives and education programs that they have started with MCC funds.
Sikalongo Bible Institute, a BICC Zambia pastor-training school, has just piloted and implemented a peace education module into their curriculum using MCC funds. The coordinators would see that this module becomes established at the school by assisting in the teaching of the peace module, and the mentoring of pastors on the field as they teach peace to their congregates.
MCC Global Family supports five Brethren in Christ Church (BICC) Schools in the Southern Province as well as a Teacher-mentor who is assisting and mentoring teachers in the use of better teaching techniques. All of the Global Family assisted schools struggle with poor educational outcomes with only a minority of Gr. 9 students able to read, write, and do Math at a North American Grade Five level. The Global Family coordinator will give oversight to the various Global Family initiatives by providing planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.
- Assist with starting start Peace Clubs in the BIC Schools as well as neighboring schools, and to assist in the amalgamation of peer education program into the Peace Clubs.
- Work with the BICC to further develop and expand the gender awareness initiatives that have been started with MCC funds.
- Strengthen the peace training module (utilizing MCC resources) at Sikalongo Bible Institute, and assist pastors on the field as they teach peace to their congregants.
- The Global Family component will give oversight to the various Global Family initiatives by providing planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. (PMER)
Note: The predominant focus will be on the peace education component of this assignment. The Global Family component will take up approximately 25 % of the assignment's time. Assignment responsibilities can be divided up between the Service Worker couple.
Peace Club coordination
- Sensitize local schools on the concept of Peace Clubs and see whether there is interest.
- Work with school administrators in setting up Peace clubs.
- Train local teachers to become peace club leaders in their schools by introducing & training them in the Peace Club curriculum.
- Monitor the Peace Clubs once they have been established.
- Work with the Peace Club director in Lusaka so that consistency in goals and objectives are kept.
- Work with the BIC Compassionate Ministries Peer Education Coordinator in developing ways of incorporating peer education into Peace Clubs.
Gender Awareness coordination
- Assist the BIC Church leadership in the coordination of Gender Awareness workshops
- Provide workshop resources with the possibility of being a facilitator
- Assist the National BIC Peace Committee and BIC Women's & Men's Committees in developing goals and objectives concerning gender issues
- Assist pastors in developing strategies for dealing with gender abuse in their congregations.
- Assist the BICC in developing a network of facilitators in pre-marriage and marriage enrichment classes.
Sikalongo Bible Institute Peace module coordination
- Assist in the teaching of the peace module
- Monitor and mentor pastors as they provide peace workshops and attempt to incorporate peace teachings in their congregations
- Assist Sikalongo Bible Institute administration and board in developing long-term goals and objective concerning peace education
- Assist in the modification of the peace module curriculum to meet the needs of the pastors
- Develop peace resources for the peace module and the larger church
Global Family coordination
- Visit the five Global Family Schools on a regular basis and develop a collegial relationship with the administration of these schools so that planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting can be done more effectively.
- Keep informed on the work of the MCC Teacher Mentor and assist whenever or wherever needed.
Sikalongo is a major BIC educational centre, with basic (elementary), secondary school, as well as a Bible School. It also boasts a church-run rural health clinic. It is a village located in the Southern Province, approximately 55 km from the nearest large town, Choma, approximately a 45 minute to one hour drive, depending on road conditions. The service workers will have access to an MCC vehicle. Choma is a provincial, but sizeable town with banks, internet cafes, shops and public transport to Lusaka, the capital, about a 3 1/2 hour drive away. Sikalongo is provided with electricity, running water and is covered by telephone networks for cell phones. There is periodic internet at the Sikalongo Secondary School.
The living situation will be rural, but this assignment will require a fair amount of travel to the various BIC centers throughout the Southern Province of Zambia. Sikalongo does not provide international schooling for school-age children.
Full announcement on the MCC web site.
Posted June 25, 2012 with no close listed.
Program Officer, Conflict Prevention, West Africa
Location: Arlington, VA
Classification: Regular Full-time
The Program Officer will have primary responsibility within IRD's Stabilization Unit for managing a vibrant portfolio of projects designed to counter violent extremism and mitigate conflict in fragile states, including the USAID-funded "Peace through Development II", a five year $65 million project currently implemented in Chad, Niger, and Burkina Faso. The Program Officer will grow and shape IRD's distinct stabilization, conflict management and mitigation, and political transition practice areas, building networks within the USAID/Office of Transition Initiative (OTI) and/or Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) communities and developing expert, imaginative and responsive technical solutions to OTI and CMM programming. This is a management position with substantial independence and administrative latitude. The position requires a resourceful leader with experience implementing stabilization, conflict mitigation, or political transition programs in post-conflict environments and demonstrable technical proposal writing and capture management skills.