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Position Title:Fair Employment Practices Officer
Company Name:The Administrative Office (AO)-Judicial Branch
Job Location:Washington, DC
Posted:10/01/13
Expiration:09/22/14
Salary:$169,436.00 to $174,000.00 / Per Year
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Notes:The Administrative Office (AO), an agency of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government, is committed to serving and supporting the Federal court system of the United States. The AO provides a broad range of legislative, legal, financial, technology, management, administrative and program support services to the Federal courts. The Judiciary has long recognized the importance of diversity in its workforce and has for many years developed programs, policies, and training that support fair employment practices. Strengthening workforce diversity is part of the Judiciary’s strategic plan. The AO is seeking a dynamic, exceptional leader to serve as the Fair Employment Practices (FEP) Officer. The senior leadership position ensures that the court and AO employment programs and policies are designed to provide equal opportunity for all persons. The incumbent provides positive management consulting services in the accomplishment of this goal. This position is classified and paid in the AO Executive Service (AOES). Salary is set commensurate with experience. Benefits are available in accordance with Federal and Judiciary guidelines. The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the Third Branch of government. We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law. KEY REQUIREMENTS More than one selection may be made from this announcement. Selectees may be subject to a one-year trial period. Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation. All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. DUTIES: Reporting to the Deputy Director, the FEP Officer serves as the technical authority for the Fair Employment Practice programs in the Judiciary. This position has two distinct roles and responsibilities: 1) serving the courts; and 2) serving the AO. Courts: The FEP Officer is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring the Judiciary fair employment practices programs and employment dispute resolution (EDR) procedures and directing staff supporting these functions. As the primary subject matter and program expert on evolving legal mandates and requirements relating to discrimination in employment matters, the FEP Officer is responsible for providing advice and guidance to the courts on Judicial Conference policies and applicable federal law. Responsibilities for the courts include, but are not limited to: 1.Providing expert management advice and counsel to judges, court unit executives and other judiciary officials on fair employment practices, EDR, diversity awareness and all aspects of EEO and employment law including: adverse actions, employee discipline, equal opportunity, federal personnel law, grievances, counseling and mediation; 2.Evaluating and ensuring fair employment practice compliance by assessing and monitoring adherence to nondiscriminatory employment practices; 3.Providing support to the Diversity Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Resources (JRC), including apprising the JRC on significant developments related to discrimination in interpreting and implementing employment laws and workplace protections and directing the Judiciary Diversity Recruiting and Outreach Initiatives; and 4.Compiling and analyzing data to identify demographic similarities, disparities and trends encompassing all facets of personnel management including recruiting, hiring, promoting and separating; and drafting the Judiciary Fair Employment Practices Annual Report. AO: The FEP Officer directs all activities related to the AO’s FEP program, including designing, developing and delivering training programs for managers and staff; conducting consultations regarding potential FEP complaints and issues; and managing a formal system of complaint investigation and resolution. The incumbent selects, trains, assigns and guides FEP counselors who serve throughout the agency. Responsibilities for the AO include, but are not limited to: 1.Receiving and acknowledging discrimination complaints from AO personnel, requesting investigators, attempting to resolve AO complaints informally and through alternative dispute resolution, and issuing the proposed disposition of all complaints; 2.Directing and managing the mediation of complaints and other grievable conditions, that include providing authoritative advice and counsel to AO management and employees; 3.Participating in mediations, negotiations, and the formulation of settlements relating to employment matters; and 4.Analyzing EEO complaint data to identify trends, provide statistical reports, identify potential problem areas, and recommend proactive or remedial management action. 5.Planning and directing the AO's annual heritage celebrations. Applicants must have demonstrated experience which shows competence in the qualifications as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which includes interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions. Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience (preferably five years or more) equivalent to the GS-15/JSP-15/CL 31, or PB-2F level which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Basic Qualification Requirements: Applicants must possess a law degree (J.D.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM’s website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/. Bar Membership Requirements: Applicants must be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a federal court of general jurisdiction. Minimum Qualification Requirements: In addition to the Basic Qualifications, applicants must have at least five years of post J.D. experience. Specialized Experience: To qualify for this position, you must possess senior level specialized experience in a legal capacity with responsibility for providing executive leadership to a large and diverse organization which clearly demonstrates the ability to manage people and resources. This experience must be evidenced by sophisticated legal and analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, sound judgment, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials. Applicants must have at least one year (preferably five years or more) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience for this position is demonstrated experience in providing legal advice and guidance in some or all of the following five areas: 1.Employment law 2.Equal Employment Opportunity laws 3.Employee Relations 4.Employment Dispute Resolution 5.Alternative Dispute Resolution Additional Assessment: Applicants who meet the specialized experience requirements also will be assessed on the following Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications. Your application must demonstrate that you possess these qualifications. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. Technical Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have: 1.The ability to manage a large national federal program and to function as an organizational representative providing integration of internal and external program or policy issues as they relate to administrative operations. 2.The ability to establish program/policy goals and the structure and processes necessary to carry them out. 3.The ability to utilize human resources (i.e., selecting, developing, training and managing a professional staff). 4.Significant experience in budget planning, development, preparation, and analysis, including developing program and position justifications, periodic reports, and long-range forecasts. 5.Extensive knowledge of organizational and operational problems, experience in alternative dispute resolution, experience in developing timely and economical solutions, and experience in managing workforce data collection, collation, and analysis. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ’s): These are important factors that should be demonstrated in the application: 1.LEADING CHANGE 2.LEADING PEOPLE 3.RESULTS DRIVEN 4.BUSINESS ACUMEN 5.BUILDING COALITIONS/COMMUNICATION

Position Title:Coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies Program
Company Name:Grinnell College
Job Location:Grinnell, IA
Posted:01/30/14
Expiration:06/30/14
Salary:Not Specified
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Notes:Provide coordination of programming and administrative support for the Peace and Conflict Studies Program. Assist in the integration of alternative dispute resolution and restorative justice practices in the college community. A Bachelor’s Degree and a demonstrated interest in peace and conflict studies is required. Must possess excellent organizational skills. Experience with mediation, conflict resolution, or restorative justice preferred.

Position Title:Conflict Management Practitioner and Trainer
Company Name:Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR)
Job Location:North Newton, KS
Posted:02/20/14
Expiration:07/01/14
Salary:Not Specified
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Notes:Job Summary: This position has widely varied tasks that will include third-party intervention work in both interpersonal and group/organizational conflict, as well as designing, preparing materials, and leading intensive trainings, workshops and courses. As in most small non-profit offices, additional tasks related to social media management, scheduling logistics, networking, and miscellaneous office tasks, will also be expected. Specific assignments may be assigned from the Work Responsibilities section below based on the education and skills of the person holding this position. This position will report to the director of KIPCOR, who will make specific job assignments. The successful applicant must be comfortable working with and advocating for an organization that focuses on peace, social justice, and conflict resolution. WORK RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific tasks assigned to this position will be determined in part by the education and skills of the person in this job. Following are areas of work/specialty from which job assignments would be made. ◦Serve as a mediator in interpersonal and group conflicts. ◦Develop, market and lead an ElderCare mediation program. ◦Design and facilitate or mediate disputes in groups and organizations, including religious organizations and congregations. ◦Design and facilitate governmental and public policy interventions and consensus-building initiatives. ◦Design, develop materials, and teach workshops and intensives in conflict related courses. ◦Be available for speaking at service clubs, churches, and other venues about KIPCOR services and programs. ◦Develop and nurture networks among organizational and church leaders and governmental personnel. ◦Provide direct intervention services and educational workshops in various other KIPCOR programs as schedules allow and budgets require (for example, KIPCOR’s Restorative Practices Initiative that provides schools with a restorative disciplinary model as an alternative to traditional discipline). ◦Assist in other aspects of KIPCOR programs as needed. REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: ◦Master’s degree in a related field or a law degree is required. ◦Significant specialized training in conflict resolution. ◦Experience as a mediator and/or as a group facilitator (may be partially substituted by other experience or education). PREFERRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: ◦Experience as a trainer or teacher in areas related to conflict resolution, mediation,facilitation or social justice. ◦Expertise in using electronic and social media to communicate with constituents and supporters and to market services and programs. ◦Have in place an existing network in Kansas and beyond with other mediators and facilitators, church and organizational leadership, and business and governmental personnel. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: ◦Maintain Kansas State Supreme Court approval as a mediator, mentor mediator and mediation trainer, and fulfill all other state requirements necessary to permit KIPCOR to provide court-referred mediations in core and domestic mediation. ◦Willingness to obtain state approval for other Kansas Supreme Court categories of mediation and training. ◦Maintain active membership in appropriate professional mediation associations. SKILLS REQUIRED: ◦Effective mediation of interpersonal and group conflicts. ◦Effective facilitation of group, organizational and public conflicts. ◦Excellent public presentation skills to be used in either presentations to groups or in leading workshops or courses. ◦Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple – and sometimes competing – tasks. ◦Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing capability. ◦Expertise and comfort in working with persons from a wide range of educational and cultural backgrounds. ◦Excellent interviewing techniques and skills. ◦Basic budget management. ◦Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in an office environment. ◦Efficient use of Microsoft Office software. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS: ◦Minimal lifting, reaching and carrying. ◦Frequent trips up and down stairs. ◦Ability to function in a standard office setting in which offices are close, and in which there is significant interaction with others in the office. TO APPLY: Submit an application letter (with contact information) stating why you are interested in this position and why you think you may be a good fit for KIPCOR. Include with the application letter: ◦Your resume (including work history for the past five years). ◦The name, position, e-mail address and phone number for three references who have direct knowledge of your experience, expertise, work style and habits, and/or character. ◦A writing sample. Applications should be sent electronically to Gary Flory at gflory@bethelks.edu. If you cannot send the application material electronically, it can be mailed to Gary Flory, KIPCOR Director, PO Box 276, North Newton, KS 67117. Review of applicants will begin February 28, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Title:CASE COORDINATOR Dispute Resolution Services
Company Name:Community Service Programs Inc.
Job Location:Santa Ana, CA
Posted:03/25/14
Expiration:04/25/14
Salary:Not Specified
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Notes:Responsibilities include: Work in a court setting coordinating civil and small claims cases referred for mediation. Make presentations to potential mediation participants and referring organizations. Conduct intake interviews with disputing parties and mediate cases as required. Requirements include: Bachelors degree in human services or criminal justice field and successful completion of Mediation Training. Two years experience working with supervision of volunteers, training, case intake, scheduling, monitoring and maintenance of files. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills. Must know standard office procedures and have working knowledge of personal computer applications. Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese preferred. Please send your cover letter, salary history and resume to human resources: • Email - recruiting@cspinc.org • Fax: (714) 540-1915 or mail to: Attn: Human Resources Community Service Programs Inc. 1221 East Dyer Road, Suite 120 Santa Ana, CA 92705

Position Title:Program Specialist - Ombudsman Division
Company Name:Department of Homeland Security
Job Location:Arlington, VA
Posted:03/25/14
Expiration:04/25/14
Salary:$60,231.00 to $93,331.00 / Per Year
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Notes: KEY REQUIREMENTS •You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National. •You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI). •You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. •You may be required to travel 25% of the time. DUTIES: This Program Specialist position is located in the Ombudsman Division, Office of Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement (CRL/OTE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). You will serve as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner providing independent, confidential, and informal assistance to all visitors to TSA’s Ombudsman Division. Duties include: •Serving as an Ombudsman providing confidential, neutral, independent and informal assistance to TSA employees, managers, and stakeholders. •Applying Alternative Dispute Resolution principles, concepts, and methodologies in order to resolve a wide range of complex issues. •Facilitating informal conflict resolution and identifying the most appropriate path of action in each particular case. •Advocating for and increasing awareness of Ombudsman functions; conducting outreach to stakeholders and maintaining effective working relationships at all levels of the agency. •Effectively communicating both orally and in writing; synthesizing and clarifying information and responding appropriately to the situation. •Identifying, analyzing, and making recommendations regarding workplace trends and systemic issues as they apply to the workplace environment. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: To qualify for the SV-H Pay Band (equivalent to GS-12), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-G Pay Band or GS-11 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes applying Alternative Dispute Resolution principles, concepts, and methodologies; and experience facilitating informal conflict resolution. NOTE: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime. You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. When completing the assessment questionnaire for this position, you will be prompted to elect if you wish for your application to be considered as External (where Veterans\' Preference applies), as Status (current or former Federal Employees), and/or Internal to TSA as a current permanent or competitive temporary employee. At that time, please select the answer(s) that apply to you and your application to this position. To preview questions please click here. BENEFITS: You can review our benefits at: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/tsa/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=1&jnum=102824 OTHER INFORMATION: CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: You may be required to travel 25% of the time. Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer \"Competitive Status\" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies. Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at: http://www.opm.gov. To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position. TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence. Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized. Qualified non-competitive eligible candidates may be referred for consideration on a separate, unranked list. More than one position may be filled from this announcement. HOW TO APPLY: Please Note: All of the following must be received in our office by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If we do not receive all required information by the closing date, your application may not be considered. Your application must include: 1. Resume 2. Self Assessment Questionnaire for this position 3. Applicable supporting documents (see Required Documents Section) Click the \"Apply Online\" button below and follow the prompts to apply. We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the TSA HRAccess Help Desk before the closing of this announcement for alternative options on how to apply. The Help Desk is available by phone at 1-877-872-7990 between the hours of: 7:00AM - 8:00PM ET Monday - Friday, 10:00AM - 3:00PM ET Saturday, or 11:00AM - 4:00PM ET Sunday. If outside these hours, please email your question or concern to Helpdesk@TSA-HRAccess.com or fax 1-877-872-7993. When contacting the Help Desk please provide your contact information, the Job Announcement Number of the position you are interested in, and your questions or concerns. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: In addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on current or former Federal Government Status (if you are not a current TSA employee), Veterans\' Preference, or education or a combination of education and experience: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action - Current TSA employees are not required to submit an SF-50 to support eligibility for internal/status consideration. If you are not a current TSA employee: you must submit your most recent personnel action SF-50 (or equivalent document) to support your eligibility for Status consideration. If you elect Status for the consideration of your application without submitting an SF-50 demonstrating your current or previous permanent Federal employment status, and you are not a current TSA employee, your application may not receive Status consideration. DD-214 - If you are claiming Veterans\' Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other appropriate documentation to prove your entitlement and to provide verification of an Honorable Discharge. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 5-point preference. SF-15 and VA Letter - If you are claiming Veterans\' Preference based upon a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement; an SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 10-point preference. AGENCY CONTACT INFO: HR Help Desk Phone: 877-872-7990 Fax: 571-258-4052 TDD: 877-872-7992 Email: Helpdesk@TSA-HRAccess.com Agency Information: DHS/Transportation Security Administration Shared Service Center 2650 Park Tower Drive Suite 201 Merrifield, VA 22180 US Fax: 571-258-4052 WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard.

Position Title:Lecturer-Peace and Conflict Studies-International and Area Studies
Company Name:UC Berkeley
Job Location:Berkeley, CA
Posted:03/25/14
Expiration:04/25/14
Salary:Not Specified
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Notes:Description University of California, Berkeley International and Area Studies Peace and Conflict Studies The International and Area Studies Academic Program at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in Peace and Conflict Studies should an opening arise. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. Applicants will be selected from this pool for two calendar years until March 14, 2016; some appointments may begin in the 2014 fall semester. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time per academic semester. The International and Area Studies offers six innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate majors: Political Economy, Peace & Conflict Studies, Development Studies, Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Latin American Studies. In addition, it houses 3 interdisciplinary graduate programs: graduate groups in Asian Studies and Latin American Studies and a concurrent MA in International & Area Studies. DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teaching one or more courses in the following areas: 1) Human Rights and Human Security 2) Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding 3) Governance and World Order: Systems, Politics, Processes and Practice. We particularly invite applicants with expertise in the following sub-specialties: human security, peace theory, conflict resolution/transformation and peacebuilding, nonviolence, international law and global governance, migration, refugees, and diaspora studies, and interdisciplinary research methods. Additional teaching duties may include Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies and Theories of Non Violence. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, and preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus). MINIMUM/BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: PhD (or equivalent) by position start date in a relevant field or a post-graduate degree with at least three years related practical and research experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A strong interdisciplinary orientation and a commitment to and experience with undergraduate teaching are desirable. SALARY: $47,584 minimum full-time annual salary base. Actual salary base would be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum appointment is for one course at 33% per semester or 17% FTE annualized. The search committee is open to offering either multiple positions or hiring a candidate qualified to teach multiple courses. APPLICATION: Reference letters are not required at time of initial application. Letters for short-listed candidates will be requested later. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters. The initial review date for submissions for 2014 fall semester lecturer candidates will be April 14, 2014; applications received by this date will receive full consideration. The posting will remain open through March 14, 2016 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April and for spring semester in October. Please direct questions to Joan Kask, Director of Administration, jkask@berkeley.edu. The University is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. Requirements Documents Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. Letter of Application Sample Course Syllabus/ Syllabi References 3-5 references required (contact information only) How to apply Create an ApplicantID Provide required information and documents If any, provide required reference information

Position Title:Deputy Director of Mediation and Outreach
Company Name:City of New York- Department of Consumer Affairs
Job Location:New York, NY
Posted:04/03/14
Expiration:04/30/14
Salary:$54,740.00 - $59, 032.00
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Notes:DCA is see king a motivated, dedicated manager with experience in mediation, negotiation, labor, employment or community relations to serve as the Deputy Director of Mediation and Outreach ESLD. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director of Mediation and Outreach will be responsible for working with the Executive Director and others to develop mediation, intake and outreach strategies to help best achieve the goals of the law; developing effective protocols and processes for intake, media tion and investigation of complaints including developing forms, scripts, templates; tracking and quality assurance tools; managing a team of Mediators and support staff; overseeing mediation of complaints; developing and implementing a comprehensive pla n for outreach to employers and to employees community groups and stakeholders regarding paid sick leave; identifying and developing technical assistance tools to advance the goals of the law and developi ng a robust plan for working with volunteers to con duct training and outreach. The ideal candidate is passionate about the goals of this law; has experience in both management and community relations; has experience in effectuating laws or rules, particularly concerning labor or employment; possesses excellent oral and written communication skills including organizing and conducting trainings; and works well in teams and under pressure. Qualification Requirements 1. A master\'s degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management, science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources developme nt, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full - time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration , accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classifi cation, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of t his experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or 2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited co llege and four years of professional experience in the areas described in \"1\" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in \"1\" above. PLEASE NOTE: New York City residency is required wi thin 90 days of appointment. However, City employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. Preferred Skills • A minimum of five years of successful leadership in management ; • L eadership skills, including the ability to think and plan strategically and proven success developing and supporting high performing diverse work teams; • Ability to demonstrate fundamentals of effective st rategies to establish realistic objectives, maintain momentum, and evaluate progress; • Knowledge of labor laws and labor relations; • Experience in community outreach and development • Experience in mediation and/or related tasks ; • Excellent organizational and analytical skills; comfort with data driven analysis and strategic planning ; • Multilingual a plus; • Flexibility in hours. To Apply For Non - City/External Candidates: Visit the External Applicant NYC Careers site . Click on “Non - Employee Login” and search by Job ID number. For Current City Employees: Visit Employee Self Service (ESS) to view and click on Recruiting Activities, Careers, and search by Job ID number. A RESUME AND COVER LETTER ARE REQUIRED . PLEASE INDICATE IN YOUR COVER LETTER HOW YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS POSITION. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. NO PHONE CALLS, FAXES, E - MAILS OR PERSONAL INQUIRIES P ERMITTED. NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED.

Position Title:CPS Family Centered Mediator
Company Name:New Mexico State Personnel Office-Children, Youth & Families Dpt.
Job Location:Albuquerque, NM
Posted:04/03/14
Expiration:04/30/14
Salary:$14.85 - $26.40 Hourly
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Notes:This position will conduct family centered meeting (FCM) facilitation and provide consultation in case staffing in Child Protective services cases. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or Guidance and Counseling, from an accredited college/university and two (2) years of any combination of experience including working with communities, working on health or social service related matters, social work/case management experience, behavioral health and/or health care. Employment Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver\'s License and must have own mode of transportation for daily client related travel. Pre-employment background investigation is required and conditional pending results. Travel is required. Statutory Requirements: All applicants for this position must be licensed in accordance with the Social Work Practice Act, Sections 61-31-1 through 61-31-25 NMSA 1978, and 16.63.1 through 16.63.20 NMAC, as applicable; or all applicants for this position must be licensed in accordance with the Professional Psychologist Act, Sections 61-9-1 through 61-9-19 NMSA 1978, and 16.2.1 through 16.22.29 NMAC, as applicable; or all applicants for this position must be licensed in accordance with Counseling and Therapy, 61-9A-1 through 61-9A-30 NMSA 1978 and 16.27.1 through 16.27.20 NMAC, as applicable.

Position Title:Mediation Services Manager
Company Name:Center for Conflict Resolution
Job Location:Chicago, IL
Posted:04/03/14
Expiration:04/30/14
Salary:$35,000.00
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Notes: Looking for an opportunity to enter into the field of mediation? Want to receive mediation training and gain dispute resolution experience? Join our team-oriented, friendly and professional staff at the Center for Conflict Resolution and get a head start in the world of Alternative Dispute Resolution. The Organization: The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) is an independent, not-for-profit organization, whose funding comes from public and private sources. CCR provides mediation services to the Chicago area, focusing on people of limited means, nonprofits, and institutions supporting the public and community interest. CCR\'s programs are run by a staff of twelve and more than 120 volunteer mediators. For more information about the organization, see www.ccrchicago.org Position Responsibilities: Coordinate mediation sessions at CCR\'s office and at various court programs. Schedule mediation sessions and mediators. Maintain case records. Supervise and monitor mediator performance. Manage CCR\'s various mediation programs including the following: Juvenile Court of Cook County, Daley Center, Rolling Meadows, Markham, Bridgeview, Skokie and Maywood Courthouses. Mediate periodically at the above-described sites upon successful approval through CCR\'s 40-hour mediation training. Qualifications: The qualified candidate must: Have a bachelor\'s degree; Be able to work in a team environment, as well as independently; Possess excellent communication and organizational skills; Have daily access to a car; and Have seasoned computer skills. Hours, Benefits, and Salary: This is a full-time position with medical, dental, and life insurance benefits, and a 403(b) plan available. How to Apply: E-mail a cover letter and résumé to Rae Kyritsi, Mediation Services Director, at rkyritsi@ccrchicago.org NO PHONE INQUIRIES. Deadline to Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is hired.

Position Title:Ombudsman
Company Name:AllianceBernstein
Job Location:New York, NY
Posted:04/03/14
Expiration:05/02/14
Salary:Not Specified
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Notes:AllianceBernstein is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional clients, individuals and private clients in major markets around the world. AllianceBernstein employs more than 500 investment professionals with expertise in growth equities, value equities, fixed income securities, blend strategies and alternative investments and, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, operates in more than 20 countries. AllianceBernstein’s research disciplines include fundamental research, quantitative research, economic research and currency forecasting capabilities. Through its integrated global platform, AllianceBernstein is well-positioned to tailor investment solutions for its clients. AllianceBernstein also offers independent research, portfolio strategy and brokerage-related services to institutional investors. Overview: The AB Ombudsman provides neutral, confidential, informal, and independent assistance to AllianceBernstein employees with the goal of resolving work-related issues. The intention is to help the firm safeguard reputational, financial, human and other company assets and maintain an ethical and fiduciary culture. The Ombudsman is not an advocate for any individual or organization but an advocate for fairness, who acts as a referral source and aids in answering questions and assisting in the resolution of concerns. The Ombudsman Office does not replace the formal channels for conflict resolution including Human Capital, Compliance, and Internal Audit. An important aspect of the Ombudsman’s role is to encourage and facilitate the escalation of serious matters through formal channels to senior management so that they can be properly addressed. The types of issues brought to an Ombudsman’s office include work place conflicts, inappropriate behavior and business practices, compliance issues, questions about policies and procedures, unethical behavior, financial malfeasance, security matter, violations of the law, and health and safety concerns. An Ombudsman serves as a trusted intermediary between employees and their organization. It is a role that serves in a responsive vs. proactive capacity, meeting the needs of firm employees when requested. This position at AllianceBernstein is a part-time position with a schedule of 9 AM – 5 PM, 3 days per week. Job Qualifications: It is required that all candidates possess the skills and personal attributes needed which include the following: - Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline - Prior Ombudsman duties in a full or part-time capacity - Formal training in dispute resolution - Exposure to or understanding of the financial services industry - Proven track record of conflict mediation and resolution - A foundation of confidentiality and a neutral mindset - An open-minded approach to problem-solving - Sound communication skills - Coaching skills to drive independent issue resolution - Sensitivity to diversity and varying cultures and backgrounds - An ability to interpret firm policies and practices at a basic level - Effective at gathering and analyzing information - A balanced approach to decision making and escalation - Comfort in working independently with limited peer interaction Job Description: The Ombudsman will report to the General Counsel of AllianceBernstein. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: - Hold part-time office hours in New York for both US and non-US employees - Assist employees to identify, escalate and resolve work-related issues - Educate employees on the formal channels available to them for support and counsel - Coach employees on self-initiated remedies to common workplace issues; partner and support the clarification of issues - Offer support, solutions, and alternatives to employees - Provide impartial and confidential advice and direction - Independently make objective judgments as to issue criticality - Partner with formal channels to gain clarity and understanding of firm policies and practices - Report aggregate patterns and trends quarterly to the General Counsel, Head of Human Capital, Chief Executive Officer and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors; provide early warning signs on any uncovered organizational concerns - Ensure the integrity of the office thorough inherent independence and impartiality. How to Apply: Submit cover letter and CV to www.alliancebernstein.com/careers, and search by Job ID 6335

Position Title:Assistant Independent Ombudsman - Lubbock
Company Name:Texas Health and Human Services
Job Location:Lubbock, TX
Posted:04/03/14
Expiration:04/30/14
Salary:$3,689.41 - $5,881.41
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Notes: The Assistant Independent Ombudsman (AIO) is responsible for investigating, evaluating, and securing the rights of residents and clients of the state supported living center (SSLC). The AIO will evaluate the process by which the SSLC investigates, reviews, and reports an injury to a resident or client or an unusual incident; evaluate the delivery of services to residents and clients to ensure that the rights of residents and clients are fully observed, including ensuring that each SSLC conducts sufficient unannounced patrols. The AIO will be required to immediately refer a complaint alleging the abuse, neglect, or exploitation (ANE) of a resident or client to the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and/or refer a complaint alleging employee misconduct that does not involve ANE or a possible violation of an ICF-MR standard or condition of participation to the DADS Regulatory Services. The AIO will refer a complaint alleging a criminal offense, other than an allegation of ANE, of a resident or client, to the inspector general. The AIO will conduct investigations of complaints if the office determines that a resident or client or the resident’s or clients family may be in need of assistance from the office. The AIO will also conduct an investigation if a complaint raises the possibility of a systemic issue in the SSLC’s provision of services. The AIO will conduct on-site audits of the SSLC to ensure that the ratio of direct care employees to residents is appropriate; the provision and adequacy of training to SSLC employees and direct care employees, and if the SSLC services alleged offender residents, the provision of specialized training to direct care employees; and conduct on-site audits of the SSLC’s policies, practices, and procedures to ensure that each resident and client is encouraged to exercise the resident’s or client’s rights, including the right to file a complaint and the right to due process. The AIO will be responsible for keeping the Independent Ombudsman fully apprised of situational issues and complaints, to include initial reporting, progress reporting and final reporting. The AIO works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job Functions: Receive, investigate, and evaluate concerns regarding residents at the state supported living center. (25%) Serve as a member of a team to conduct on-site audits of the SSLCs to ensure the ratio of direct care employees to residents is appropriate, that the provision and adequacy of training to SSLC employees, and that policies, practices and procedures to ensure that each resident is encouraged to exercise their rights, including the right to file a complaint and the right to due process. Serve on workgroups to evaluate the audit procedure and tools. (20%) Evaluate the delivery of services to residents to ensure the rights of residents are fully observed, including insuring that each SSLC conducts sufficient unannounced patrols. (15%) Evaluate process used by the SSLC to investigate, review and report an unusual incident or injury to a resident or client. (10%) Act as an advocate and mediator for issues involving residents, family members, guardians, staff and administration at the SSLC, and other interested parties. (10%) Provide input and make recommendations for systemic improvements to the Director and the administration of the SSLC and the Independent Ombudsman (10%) Immediately refer complaints alleging abuse, neglect, or exploitation to DFPS, refers complaints alleging employee misconduct or possible violation of an ICF-MR standard or condition of participation to DADS Regulatory Services, and refers a complaint alleging a criminal offense, other than an allegation of ANE, of a resident or client, to the inspector general. (5%) Provide outreach, training, and education to promote awareness of the Office. (5%) Knowledge Skills Abilities: Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program area with the ability to apply them to SSLC policies and procedures and to convey them to others. Ability to develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures, to prepare concise reports, to plan and facilitate meetings and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Working knowledge of legal and basic human rights and due process. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated computer skills to include Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience in working with people who have developmental disabilities. Ability to develop and provide training to staff, volunteers and persons served. Registration or Licensure Requirements: Minimum of five years experience ensuring the quality of care and services provided to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Initial Selection Criteria: Bachelor\'s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, or a related human services field is preferred. Experience working with people with mental retardation, mental illness, or other developmental disabilities. Experience working with ICF/MR regulations. Experience working with rights issues. Experience working as an Advocate. Additional Information: Requisition ID# 255847 Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range. All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All staff housed at State Supported Living Centers are subject to Random Drug Testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individual s with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the CAPPS service center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

Position Title:Family Court Mediator
Company Name:Superior Court of CA - County of Santa Clara
Job Location:San Jose, CA
Posted:04/03/14
Expiration:04/30/14
Salary:$80,587.10 - $93,288.00 Annually
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Notes:DEFINITION: Under direction, this position provides orientation, mediation, evaluation, and Court-ordered investigations in child custody/visitation Court cases and may provide mediation, investigations in Juvenile Dependency and contested relative guardianship Court cases. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a journey level position that works closely with judicial officers, attorneys, county agencies, and unrepresented litigants. This class is distinguished from the Senior Mediator class in that the latter has supervisory authority of assigned Family Court Services staff. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: • Assists the Court and families in resolving child custody and visitation disputes by providing mediation services; provides investigations, assessments, and recommendations as required by law and as directed by the Court; • Provides mediation and investigation in Juvenile Dependency and/or contested guardianship cases as directed by the Court; • Provides orientation and parent education services for the parties involved in disputes; • Observes and assesses risk factors, including domestic violence and child abuse issues and potential for danger to self and others; takes appropriate action including statutory reporting requirements; • Testifies in Court as the Court’s expert witness, subject to cross-examination; • Performs other related duties as required. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • A California State license as a psychotherapist or other related licensure, and at least two (2) years of experience in Family court services, family counseling and/or clinical assessment; -OR- • A master’s degree in psychology, social work, marriage and child counseling, or other behavioral science substantially related to marriage and family interpersonal relationships, and at least five (5) years of experience in Family court services, family counseling and/or clinical assessment; • Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is highly desirable. Knowledge of: • Family systems and pathology, crisis intervention techniques, child development, effects of childhood trauma and abuse, clinical issues relating to children, the effects of domestic violence, and parental chemical dependency on children and child custody research sufficient to enable the counselor to assess the mental health needs of children; • Diagnostic skill and familiarity with both normal and dysfunctional interaction patterns; • Community resources in order to make appropriate and/or legally mandated reports or referrals; • California Court systems and procedures related to family law, visitation, custody, rights of parties, mediation, etc. Ability to: • Understand, apply, and explain legal terminology and procedures; • Accurately implement and comply with court processes, rules, policies, and procedures; • Work with and effectively manage families in high conflict who may also be dealing with issues of domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse, and criminal behavior; • Interact appropriately with judges, court staff, attorneys, and the public. Follow oral and written instructions; organize and maintain records; work effectively to meet court deadlines; prepare standardized forms accurately; communicate effectively orally and in writing; work well under pressure and in stressful situations; exercise good judgment, confidentiality, tact and initiative; work cooperatively and courteously with others; • Effectively and efficiently use Court technologies; • Understand and follow written and oral instructions; work independently; work with time restraints; work under pressure; adapt to varying circumstances, and use sound judgment in the performance of duties. • Review and analyze information which is highly sensitive and may be unsettling and/or explicit. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: This recruitment requires the submission of an on-line application. No paper applications will be accepted. An electronic copy of your Resume and California State License (if applicable) as a psychotherapist must also be submitted as attachments to this application submission.

Position Title:Director- Office of Dispute Resolution
Company Name:University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Job Location:Minneapolis, MN
Posted:04/18/14
Expiration:05/19/14
Salary:Not Specified
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Notes:Duties/Responsibilities: Provide informal dispute resolution services -- including private consultations, facilitated discussions, and mediation -- to non-bargaining unit faculty, staff, student employees, and administrators with employment-related concerns.- Work effectively on a full range of employment issues -- compensation, discrimination, discipline, work environment, benefits, etc.- Assist in locating and understanding University policies- Administer and revise the University\'s Conflict Resolution Policies and Procedures- Identify appropriate University resources and optionsAdminister an internal, peer-hearing, petition process so that it is accessible and fair to all participants and meets the legal standards for an internal adjudicative process to which courts defer.- Decide on jurisdictional limits and rule on jurisdictional challenges- Inform participants of procedures- Maintain rosters of qualified hearing officers and panelists and provide training for them- Assist hearing officers in conducting pre-hearing conferences- Attend hearings, record proceedings, maintain files appropriatelyInform faculty, staff and student employee groups on all campuses in the system about the services of the office. Prepare annual reports on the work of the office. Build relationships and participate in initiatives with other University of Minnesota offices and programs, as well as with other universities. Expand national, as well as the local, awareness of the office.Manage and supervise a small professional staff.Work with an Advisory Committee on policy issues to annually evaluate the performance of staff and to conduct a thorough review of the operation of the program every five years.Provide leadership on systemic efforts to improve the experiences of University employees and provide educational programing on conflict resolution to University faculty, staff, and administrators. Required/Preferred Qualifications: ***Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.***Required Qualifications:- Advanced degree such as a J.D. or Ph.D.- At least three years of experience in two or more of the following: employment regulations and practices, policy application, mediation/conflict resolution services, navigation of higher educational organizations, administration of contested hearings, and/or college teaching.- Experience working in a large institution with multiple departments and units with competing interests.- Demonstrated experience in, and an ongoing commitment to, working effectively with and across diverse communities: including people of color, underrepresented groups and new immigrant populations; American Indians; people with both visible and invisible disabilities; women; people of various gender and sexual identities and expressions; and first-generation students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. - Exceptional written, speaking and listening skills. - Strong work habits, organizational skills, and ability to coordinate multiple tasks.- Effective supervision of professional staff; strong interpersonal skills and familiarity with a variety of approaches and styles in working with conflict.- Demonstrated experience in working with individuals across all employee groups and with individuals holding different levels of institutional access and authority.- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others and contribute to the efforts of a diverse team. Preferred Qualifications:- Experience with budget preparation and oversight.- Experience working in a large complex organization.- Experience working closely with senior-level college administrators and faculty.- Experience as ombudsperson, neutral, or mediator.