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Posted May 29, 2015 with no close listed.

The International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) is currently seeking a program associate-level contractor to assist with the development of a series of trainings and curriculum on gender and the inclusion of women in the peace process. The position is expected to commence in mid-June, contingent on funding. The contract will run for four months, with the possibility of an extension. The program associate will be based in our Washington, DC office.

As part of the IPSI team, you will play a crucial role in IPSI's day-to-day operations and larger strategic impact. IPSI empowers the next generation of peacemakers. Founded on the core belief that education can mitigate violent conflict, IPSI facilitates the transfer of knowledge and skills to a global audience from the world's premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates. The Institute develops comprehensive training programs, advances scholarly research, and promotes efforts to raise public awareness of peace and security issues.

The program associate will work closely with the program director on designing training for the inclusion of women in peace processes and the implementation of UN Resolution 1325 to be used with government representatives with the responsibility for designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating a National Action Plan (NAP) or NAP-like policy. Candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of UN Resolution 1325, as well as expertise in the role of gender in negotiations and peace processes.


  • Strong focus on gender in academic and/or work experience
  • Master's degree in peacebuilding, conflict resolution, gender studies, or similar
  • Familiarity with UN Resolution 1325, women in peacebuilding, and National Action Plans
  • 2-4 years of work experience
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Program development/management experience
  • Intercultural and gender sensitivity
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Adept at multitasking and working under competing deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-energy environment
  • Must currently reside in the Washington, DC area or be willing to relocate to the area for the duration of the contract (Note: IPSI does not cover relocation or housing costs)
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. (IPSI will not sponsor work permits or visas for this position)


  • Experience in the field of training or facilitation
  • Familiarity with experiential education design
  • Foreign language skills preferred
  • Experience living and working abroad
  • Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and a no more than 2-3 page writing sample to careers@ipsinstitute.org to be considered for the position. Please include "Program Associate Position" in the subject line.

IPSI provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Posted April 23, 2015 with no close listed.
Small Claims/Civil Limited Advisor

Reports to: Director of Mediation Services
Classification: Non Exempt - part time
Location: Fresno County
Purpose: To provide excellent customer service by responding timely and professionally to parties who call or come in requesting information/advise on; Small Claims, Landlord -Tenant, Consumer Credit and Protection, Personal Injury, Property Damage, Civil Harassment and Elder Abuse, Restraining Orders, Name Changes , Emancipations, mediation services, and ADR services.

The BBB Mediation Services is looking for part time staff to fill an opening at our Small Claims Advisor Window, for Fresno County Superior Courts Civil Division. Job duties include helping community members, in person, online and via phone, to fill out court forms, as well as advise community members on Small Claims matters. Work schedule will fall between Monday and Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, 20 hours per week. Actual days and start/finish times to be determined by employer. Please see the attached Job Description for further information.

Environment: The Better Business Bureau is a non-profit membership organization (501C6) and manages a Foundation (501c3) that provides for mediation services. The headquarters are located in Fresno with a branch office in Bakersfield, and services customers in 11 counties of the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California by providing reliability reports on companies and charities, advertising review and dispute resolution through conciliation, mediation and arbitration.

The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position along with certain supportive duties. It is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be added as needed and in addition, management, as appropriate, may modify this job description. Other duties may include such things for EXAMAPLE as BBB customer services and assisting the BBB in any office needs that arise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to excellent customer service by greeting parties in person and answering phones in a timely and professional manner.
  2. Provide for excellent customer satisfaction by accurately responding to inquirers.
  3. Provide information and/or referrals to inquirers.
  4. Contribute and/or participate in trainings as needed.
  5. Provide counseling on rights and responsibilities for landlord-tenant, small claims, civil harassment, elder abuse restraining orders, name changes, emancipations and consumer issues to staff.
  6. Open and manage any cases.
  7. Make referrals to government and social service agencies.
  8. Review all in take forms.
  9. Overview cases that seem problematic.
  10. Responsible for input of calls including phone messages into Ebindr.
  11. Responsible for making sure all cases are entered into Ebindr.
  12. Responsible daily walk in and phone log.
  13. Responsible for monthly workshops.
  14. Work professionally with all court staff.

Supportive duties and responsibilities:

  1. Participate in workshops
  2. Support other staff as needed, including staff outside of the Small Claims Advisor department.


      1. Minimum 2 years of college; or equivalent in education and experience
      2. Minimum 2 years experience in customer service that involves problem solving and/or dispute resolution/grievances.
      3. Paralegal, law student or person experienced in like duties.

      Behavioral Skills

  3. Professional demeanor: Able to conduct self in a competent, efficient manner; personable without being overly friendly and talkative; focused
  4. Communication skills: Clearly present information verbally and in writing; influence or persuade others through oral and written presentation in positive or negative circumstances; listen well; read and interpret information.
  5. Assertiveness: Able to express opinion maturely in spite of disagreement; accurately communicate with others regardless of their status or position.
  6. Policy and Procedures: Relate to routine operations in a manner that is consistent with existing solutions; conform to established policies and procedures; document work.
  7. Team Building: Able to work with people in a manner to build high morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
  8. Leadership: Able to influence the actions and opinions of others in a desired direction; to exhibit judgment in leading others to achieve goals.
  9. Decision Making and Problem Solving: Able to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues; able to use reason, even when dealing with emotional topics.
  10. Perceptivity: Interpret verbal and non-verbal behavior; develop accurate perception and understanding of others' feelings, needs, values and opinions; to be sensitive to and aware of personality differences and conflicts.
  11. Organization and Planning: Organize and schedule people and tasks; develop realistic action plans while being sensitive to time and resource constraints.
  12. Confidentiality: handle all confidential issues appropriately; do not share with others who have no need to know.
  13. Integrity: demonstrates trustworthiness.
  14. Detailed - in every form and answer be as clear, honest, ethically and detailed as possible.


  1. CA drivers license and reliable transportation
  2. Computer literate MS Office products
  3. Meet California Code for Small Claims Advisor
  4. Pass a BBB background check and Live Scan by the court

Physical Requirements
Must be able to listen to complaints by phone or read on email or in hard copy then analyze and respond in a professional manner; able to research complaints by contacting companies, reviewing written responses and recommending resolution to parties. Communicate by phone and in person. Must be able to enter data, write reports. Some lifting, bending, stooping, stretching and reaching as needed to move supplies, files and materials.

Paralegals and Law Students with Spanish knowledge are encouraged to apply. Reliable transportation is necessary. Resumes will be accepted by email only: george@cencal.bbb.org. Approx. Start Date: After successful submission of application and resume, and successful completion of interview and background check: May 11, 2014. Pay: $11 - $14 per hour, depending upon qualifications.

Posted February 9, 2015 with no close listed.

APPLY HERE: https://careers-seiu.icims.com/jobs/1922/organizer-in-training---fresno%2c-ca/job

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!

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