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The following are some of the best job listings I have seen for trained mediators:
Salary Range: $53,672 to $61,659 annually DOE
Primary Duties: Develop, implement, and manage the City's Alternative Dispute Resolution program, a new program intended to promote early resolution of conflict in the City. Provide strategic advice and program proposal to Personnel Director, Labor Management Leadership Committee, employee involvement committees, and City department heads which will be critical to successfully dealing with employee-employer and employee-employee conflict situations. Receive case intake information, analyze the conflict, determine the best resource for the situation, and make referral or handle the case. Lead development of curricula materials and present effective conflict resolution, negotiations, and mediation training to City managers, other employees, and union representatives.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or comparable subject area with emphasis on human resource management or labor relations law, and four years' experience in professional personnel administration, conflict resolution/mediation, labor/employee relations, labor law, conflict resolution training, or counseling. Certification as mediator, counselor, or completion of a formal mediation training program. Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills; good judgment; and the ability to positively influence City decision making and operations.
How to Apply: Send a cover letter and a resume to Frank Emerson, City Personnel, Suite 1259, Dexter Horton Bldg., 710 Second Ave., Seattle, WA 98104-1793.
Refer to Job #59-99.
Essential Job Functions: Under the supervision of MACMC's Board of Directors and with oversight from the Executive Director of the Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, develop and manage the MACMC program to be a statewide non-profit organization for community mediation centers. Coordinate all start-up activities including managing the organization and handling the approval of 501C3 status. Develop grant proposals and manage grants to support
community mediation in Maryland. Conduct outreach to key stakeholders including members of the legislature, the business community, the practitioner community, state agencies and other groups throughout Maryland. Conduct other fund raising activities, establish an information clearinghouse, maintain ongoing outreach, promotional, and educational programs, and perform other duties as required. NOTE: Position will be initially a 6-month/24 hours per week contract, but has potential to become a full-time regular position thereafter.
Grade/Salary Range: SO2/$50,667 base to $75,681 at full-time equivalent level (Starting $24.23/hour @ 24 hrs/week = $30,401 p/t annually)
Skills/Abilities: Minimum of 7 years relevant experience with at least 3 years in leadership positions. Extensive experience with fund raising, grant writing and management. Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to represent and negotiate new proposals with all levels of government, business and community representatives. Ability to set priorities and handle multiple duties simultaneously. Ability to use a wide range of office-based information technology, such as word processing, email, databases, spreadsheets, publications software and the like.
Qualifications: Experience in start up of non-profit organization, experience working with the legislative process, and experience with community mediation and consensus-based decision making models.
To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and writing sample to
Rachel Wohl, Esq.
Maryland ADR Commission
113 Towsontown Blvd., Suite C
Towson MD 21286-5352
Closing: Application materials must be postmarked by November 19, 1999.
Equal Opportunity Employer .
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