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ABOUT THE JOB, RFQ, AND INTERNSHIP BOARD
The Oregon Mediation Association compiles and distributes information regarding employment and internship opportunities related to the field of mediation. While OMA is pleased to act as a information clearinghouse, the reader should understand that OMA has not verified any of the information related to the following opportunities. If you have specific questions regarding any of the positions, you should refer to the specific contact information listed with the opportunity.
If you would like to post a position on this page, please submit all pertinent information to:
PO Box 2952
Portland, Oregon 97208-2952
Senior Conflict Resolution Associate – Full time/Regular
Will serve as a community mediator, conciliator, facilitator, intake person, conflict resolution trainer and assist with court and community outreach. This position’s responsibilities may also include preparation of bilingual materials, assisting in the preparation of contract reports, data entry, supervision of law students, correspondence and specific projects as directed by the Associate Director and/or the Director.
The Center is looking for someone who: is a member of the California State Bar, is committed to community service, has experience working with people who are upset (e.g., crying or angry) preferably in a community and/or court program, fluent in spoken and written Spanish, 2-5 years mediation/conciliation experience, has very good verbal and written skills (in person and by telephone), has received a minimum of 32 hours of training, and has the ability to work as part of a team.
The Loyola Law School Center For Conflict Resolution provides mediation, conciliation and facilitation services, and conflict resolution training to the communities adjacent to the Law School, which are mostly Spanish speaking and to the court system. These services are provided in English and in Spanish at the Law School and in the community.
Contact LLSCCR for more information. www.lls.edu/ccr
Family Mediation Coordinator for nonprofit agency. Multiple program responsibilities: child and family, parent/teen, neighborhood/school/police cases. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required. Case management and mediation skills preferred. Bilingual a plus. Should be an independent worker and flexible enough to adapt to the needs of a nonprofit environment. Full-time: 37.5 hours per week. Salary range: $27,000 - $30,000, depending on background and experience. Benefits include health coverage, plus retirement after one year. EEO/AA employer. Please mail resume with cover letter by Friday January 10, to Community Mediation, Inc., 134 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513.
CENTRE FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION
The Centre engages in peacemaking, skills training and research, runs conflict management capacity-building programmes in South Africa and the region; and has partnerships with many United Nations agencies and government departments in South and Southern Africa. It has forty full-time staff and an annual budget of ZAR15 million. The current Executive Director is stepping down in order to pursue his research interests as a Centre Associate. The organization therefore seeks to appoint a dynamic and visionary executive director. He/she will ensure that the Centre fulfils its mission and goals; has a high level of expertise in relation to these goals; retains its national and international reputation for excellence; adapts to significant political and other changes in the external environment; conducts its business in a professional manner; is financially viable and sustainable; and has strict financial controls.
The ideal candidate must have the following competencies: Demonstrated ability to lead and run a complex and diverse organization, evidenced by substantial experience in a senior management position · A national reputation as an expert in a particular area of peacemaking or peacebuilding · A tertiary degree in international politics, conflict resolution or related field · Extensive experience and proven ability in raising funds · Good networks in the conflict resolution, political, NGO and funder sectors · Excellent working knowledge of South African and African politics · Sound political and organizational judgement and foresight; integrity; maturity; creativity; vision; flexibility; self-confidence; inspires trust and confidence · Commitment to the values of the Centre, including political non-partisanship and democratic decision-making
Further information about CCR can be obtained from its website: http://ccrweb.ccr.uct.ac.za.
Resolutions Northwest (RNW), a nonprofit agency serving Multnomah County
since 1985, strengthens personal and community responsibility by
promoting constructive conflict resolution through mediation services,
education and training. RNW provides victim/offender, parent/adolescent
and school mediation services; sponsors the annual Oregon Peacemakers
Conference for middle and high school students; trains elementary
through high school students as peer mediators and provides conflict
resolution training and education for community groups. In February,
RNW will also provide neighbor-to-neighbor mediation services through a
contract with the City of Portland. RNW seeks applicants for the
following new agency positions as a result of this contract: 1 Program
Coordinator, 2 Mediation Specialists, 1 Office Manager.
Go to: www.resolutionsnorthwest.org
http://www.resolutionsnorthwest.org for job descriptions and
This unpaid, internship position is an excellent way to become familiar with the work of a professional mediator, gain hands-on conflict resolution experience and provide support services within the growing dispute resolution field. School credit and expense reimbursement may be available. The position requires a minimum commitment of eight hours a week for three consecutive months. Specific days, hours and duties are negotiable depending on your availability, interests, education and experience. Importantly, this job is located in N.E. Portland and has some at-home options as well.
Job duties are a blend of both professional work and clerical support. Tasks include:
· Providing information about mediation services to clients
· Case management and logistics
· Responding to client requests for services and information
· Developing written correspondence
· Serving as a recorder for facilitations and some mediations
· Conflict resolution marketing assistance
· Word processing and mailings
· Acting as a sub-facilitator for large facilitation events
· Special projects (e.g. Outreach, Business Development, Research, etc.)
In-Accord is the business name for Christopher Sheesley, a full-time mediator, facilitator and trainer since 1991. Chris is the only contract mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Oregon. In addition, he serves on mediation rosters for three Employee Assistance Programs, the Portland Residential Siting Program, the U.S. Postal Service and as a special education mediator in Washington. Additional clients have included the Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission, Georgia-Pacific, the Portland Development Commission, Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission and others. Christopher has conducted over 800 mediation sessions in workplaces, communities, courts, families, large groups and more. He has trained close to 1,000 mediators throughout the Northwest. Christopher serves on the OMA Standards and Practices Committee as well as a past-board member with OMA and other professional mediation associations.
Contact Christopher Sheesley for application information.
6639 NE Rodney Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
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