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 Manager and Employee Relations 
 by Editor  09/29/14 
Location: WA 
Expires 10/02/2014 

Manager, Employee/Labor Relations

Location: Support Services
Zip Code: 98310
ID: 2136
Department: Human Resources, 86501
Shift: Days
FTE: 1.0
Shift Hours: 0800 - 1630
Job Type: Interim
On-Call Required: No
Rotating Weekends: No
Rotating Holidays: No
Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Employee/Labor Relations Manager serves as the primary point of contact for employee and labor relations and other people related issues within the organization. Supports the organization to achieve operational targets by developing, promoting, implementing, managing and maintaining effective HR policies, programs, procedures, and practices. Works towards the development of a positive employee relations climate in an organization that has both union and non-union employees. Provides day-to-day leadership and guidance regarding employment issues including but not limited to corrective action, arbitrations, mediations, grievance resolution, and other labor/employee relations functions. Advises and coaches Senior Management on HR-related issues. Provides coaching to managers on the resolution of sensitive employee situations, including performance improvement, disciplinary actions and terminations.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

Bachelor's degree in business, Human Resources or equivalent.

LICENSE / CERTIFICATION / REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

PHR certification required; SPHR preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Three (3) to five (5) years experience in an Employee Labor Relations role in a healthcare setting, with significant employee relations experience and knowledge of applicable regulations and trends.

Experience covering a wide variety of employment law related issues and in coaching managers in dealing with performance improvement and other sensitive communications.

Experience coaching and influencing managers and senior executives.

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

Excellent knowledge of HR/personnel practices and principles, and all applicable labor, payroll, benefits, health and safety laws and regulations.

Must have knowledge of HRIS systems and Excel and have knowledge of HR functional disciplines (i.e., Employee Relations, Staffing, Compensation & Benefits, HR Technology).

Good planning and time management skills.

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of FLSA, ADA , FMLA, COBRA, OSHA, CAL/OSHA and other HR related regulations.

Additional Responsibilities:

Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Adheres to and exhibits our service standards:
Care about me - We put the patient at the center of every decision we make and tailor the hospital experience to the patient’s needs.
Keep me safe - We adhere to strict safety procedures, and seek new knowledge and experience in pursuit of continuous improvement.
Help me heal - We address our patients’ physical, spiritual, and emotional needs with the most advanced medicine available and a warm, caring environment.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

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 District Director, Employee Relations 
 by Editor  09/29/14 
Location: FL 
Salary: $71-82K 
Expires 10/05/2014 

Posting Number: 0601910
Classification Title: DISTRICT DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Job Title: DISTRICT DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Job Code: ADMB103
Position Number: P0000095
Position Type: Administrator
Job Status: Full-Time Regular
Designated Essential Personnel: Yes
Designated Campus Security Authority (CSA) Yes
Department: Human Resources
FLSA: Exempt
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Pay Grade: 212B
Management Level Associate Dean/District Director
Faculty Rank:
Salary: $70,900 - $81,535
Union Representation: No Representation
FTE: Fulltime
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday
Work Location: Cypress Creek Administrative Center
Posting Date: 09-03-2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Objective: Under the general direction of the Executive Director for Human Resources/Equity this position manages employee relations issues and will be responsible for investigations, policy and union contract review, corrective action recommendations, conflict resolution and legal compliance. Additionally, this position will provide recommendations for reducing the number of employee relations issues within their area of responsibility. This position serves as the College Affirmative Action Coordinator. It compiles management reports including the annual Affirmative Action Plan and Equity Report, and coordinates with the all College stakeholders in the report compilation process.

Interprets College policies and local, state and federal rules and regulations related to Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") matters; develops and facilitates effective open communications within the college community in matters pertaining to discrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity, and employee relations; promotes an understanding of EEO-related policies, objectives and initiatives; investigates EEO complaints to include interviewing witnesses, analyzing evidence and making determinations; negotiates settlements and collaborates with College Counsel. Functions as liaison with external compliance agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); prepares position statements, reports and responses to all requests for information on behalf of the College and serves as the College's representative in fact finding conferences, mediations, and other administrative proceedings; participates in the development and implementation of EEO policies and procedures; develops and conducts workshops, training and outreach; keeps abreast of continuing developments in the equal opportunity/affirmative action area; performs other related duties as assigned.

The First review of applications will commence on September 23, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Minimum Education: Master's degree required.
Minimum Experience/Training: Eight years of significant Employee Relations experience with effective skills and competencies in employee relations, labor relations, organization development, performance management, talent assessment, workforce planning, EEO/AAP, and communication strategies; including five years in management.

Higher education experience preferred; strong analytical, interpersonal and organization skills; working knowledge of current EEO law and regulations; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to deal effectively, confidentially and cooperatively with various cultural backgrounds, levels of education and experience; ability to cope with conflicting points of view, function under pressure and demonstrate discretion, integrity, fairness, and a persuasive, congenial personality.

Conditions of Employment: Will require local travel to all campuses and may require evening and weekend work.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
Minimum Certification/Licenses: SPHR/PHR preferred.
Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong knowledge of employment, wage and hour, FMLA and EEO laws.

Ability to independently manage complex cases with minimal direction and supervision.

Ability to handle and maintain confidential data.

Ability to have effective critical conversations, using diplomacy and tact to diffuse high tension situations effectively.

Ability to build constructive and effective relationships across the organization with all levels of managers, leaders, and individual contributors.

Strong dispute resolution and conflict management skills.

Excellent facilitation skills required.

Broad understanding of the external environment and how it affects academia in general and Broward in particular, including political, legal, environmental, educational, financial and social influences

Broad understanding of the structure, operations, and human resources of the College and the complexities of their interdependencies

Ability to translate College-wide strategies and priorities into strategic and operational plans and policies for own area

Ability to understand the impact of own area on the College and to contribute to the development of the College's strategic plan

Proven leadership skills and managerial expertise, and ability to motivate and empower direct and indirect reports to achieve priorities and expectations for own area

Ability to forecast and manage budgets and other resource requirements for area of responsibility

Ability to partner with others across the College and externally develops strategies and plans to exchange information, collaborate on projects, share resources, etc.

Strong negotiation skills and ability to reach mutual points of agreement and benefit among peers and colleagues
Required Document(s): Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Additional Information to Applicants: Special Instructions to Applicants:

For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.

An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process and can be faxed to 954-201-7612. On the fax transmittal, please state clearly the position name(s) and position number(s) the transcript is to be attached to.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcement.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the required background screening process.
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Disclaimer: The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of
duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions
given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all
the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in
any particular position. Directly related education/experience
beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where
appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority.
Broward College reserves the right to revise or change job
duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
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 Ombudsman 
 by Editor  09/23/14 
Location: KY 
Expires 10/01/2014 

Regional Ombudsman
Job ID: 20223218
Position Title: Regional Ombudsman
Company Name: Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, Inc.
Industry: Advocacy / Public Policy
Job Function: Social Services/Case Management
Entry Level: No
Location(s): Lexington, Kentucky, 40503, United States
Posted: September 18, 2014
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 0-1 Year
Required Travel: 25-50%
APPLY FOR THIS JOB
Contact Person: Sherry Culp Phone: 859-277-9215
Email Address: sherryculp@ombuddy.org
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Job Description
The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass (NHOA) is seeking team
members with outgoing, professional demeanor to assist in all aspects of
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program implementation and management including
training and technical assistance for advocates, project development,
problem solving, resident and family assistance, data system management, and
volunteer management.

Positions full-time or part-time dependent upon applicant send resume and
writing sample to sherryculp@ombuddy.org AND sculp@twc.com . All
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age or disability.

Job Requirements
Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree with a minimum of one year
experience in health or human services or the educational or experiential
equivalent in the field of aging and disabilities services. Familiarity with
long-term care regulations and policy is a plus. Excellent public speaking
and writing skills are essential. Computer skills utilizing Word, Excel,
data management systems, social media and other Internet applications are
also required. The candidate must enjoy working with individuals and groups,
be willing to work flexible hours, have reliable transportation, and have a
sincere interest in advocacy on behalf of residents.
Contact Person: Sherry Culp Phone: 859-277-9215
Email Address: sherryculp@ombuddy.org

Cross-listed from ACR site.

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 Chief Mediator 
 by Editor  09/23/14 
Location: GA 
Salary: $141-167K 
Expires 10/10/2014 

Job Description
The Kinnard Mediator Center of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit invites applications for the position of Chief Circuit Mediator. You may apply by sending (1) your resumé, (2) a letter outlining your qualifications and relating your achievements, skills, and experience in mediation; (3) a three-page to five-page self-edited writing sample; and (4) a certificate of good standing as a member of the appropriate bar to the address indicated below. Written applications must be received by October 9, 2014. Applications submitted by e-mail or FAX will not be accepted.

James P. Gerstenlauer, Circuit Executive

Attn: Human Resources Department

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

56 Forsyth Street, NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

The person selected for the position will be required to undergo a background investigation as a condition of employment.

The Position: The Chief Circuit Mediator is an executive position with legal and administrative responsibilities. The Chief Circuit Mediator, who serves under the direction of the Chief Judge and the Circuit Executive of the Eleventh Circuit, presides at mediations in civil appeals and oversees the work of professional staff in two offices within the Eleventh Circuit. The primary purpose of circuit mediation is to settle appeals and any related cases.

Specific Responsibilities: The Chief Circuit Mediator directly supervises circuit mediators whose duties include: leading discussions of procedural and substantive legal issues; conducting analyses of an appeal’s settlement value; probing each party’s interest in an effort to help the parties create and explore alternatives to continued litigation; managing all administrative functions for the Kinnard Mediation Center involving personnel, statistical reporting, automation, fiscal, procurement, and budget; establishing and enforcing operating procedures and standards; and developing organizational goals and objectives.

Experience: Applicants must possess at least ten years of increasingly responsible administrative and managerial experience in court or executive management that demonstrates thorough knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, and theories of management; the ability to understand the managerial policies applicable to the court; the ability to exert strong leadership in the mediation program, which is a vital component of the appeal process; and the ability to deal tactfully with high level members of the public and private sectors. At least three years of experience must have been in a position of substantial management responsibility. In addition, five years of progressively responsible legal work experience in the practice of law, legal research, legal administration, or equivalent experience received after graduation from law school is required.

Additional Information: The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The Eleventh Circuit encompasses the states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Appellate filings originate from decisions of federal district and bankruptcy courts and administrative agencies within the circuit.

Conditions of Employment: Employees of the United States Circuit Court are considered “at-will” employees, and, as such, may be terminated with or without cause. The Office of Personnel Management civil service position classification standards and appeal procedures do not apply to federal court employees. It is the policy of this court that all new personnel are hired for a twelve-month initial probationary period, at the end of which time their work and progress may be evaluated. All court employees are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct, copies of which are available upon request. The Chief Circuit Mediator is also required to comply with financial disclosure reporting requirements. The Federal Financial Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages for court employees. Applicants must be a United States citizen or eligible to work in the United States. All applicant information is subject to verification. The appointment is provisional and contingent upon the satisfactory completion and approval of a background investigation.

THE UNITED STATES COURTS ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS

Job Requirements
Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited law school, practice before the highest court of a state or territory of the United States, and at least ten years of post-graduate experience, a substantial portion of which involved trial and appellate work in federal courts, and active membership in good standing in the bar of the highest court of a state or the District of Columbia;
Significant training and experience in mediation;
Knowledge of and experience working with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure;
Thorough knowledge of all aspects of civil law and legal procedures;
A comprehensive understanding of the dynamics, costs, impacts, and strategies of the litigation process;
The ability to analyze complex legal and practical aspects of an appeal;
An aptitude for collaborative problem-solving and consensus building processes;
The ability to deal persuasively and tactfully with strong-willed and sophisticated counsel and parties and to develop creative and practical solutions in appeals involving a wide range of disputes and personalities; and
The ability to work independently without supervision, exercising judgment and discretion to maintain party confidences, control direction of negotiations, and modify the subsequent course of proceedings.
APPLY FOR THIS JOB
Contact Person: Debbie Walker
Phone: 404-335-6202

Cross-listed from ACR Careers site.

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 Assistant Director 
 by Editor  09/23/14 
Location: CO 
Salary: $42-$46K 
Expires 10/01/2014 

Assistant Director
Job ID: 20088387
Position Title: Assistant Director
Company Name: Conflict Resolution Services, Colorado State University
Industry: Conflict Resolution
Job Function: Mediator
Entry Level: No
Location(s): Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523, United States
Posted: September 11, 2014
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 5-7 Years
Required Travel: 0-10%
Salary: $42,000.00 - $46,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
APPLY FOR THIS JOB
Contact Person: Nancy Rhodes Phone: 970-491-2248
Email Address: Nancy.Rhodes@colostate.edu
Apply URL: http://www.studentaffairsjobs.colostate.edu
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Job Description
DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Position Description

Assistant Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services
(Conflict Resolution, Mediation & Restorative Justice)

Colorado State University, located 65 miles north of Denver in Fort Collins, has a population of approximately 147,000. The city offers a unique blend of metropolitan advantages and small town friendliness. Located at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the eastern base of the

Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins is consistently rated one of the best cities in which to live.

The Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services (CRSCS) reflects the vision of providing a comprehensive array of approaches to act on the institutional values of interpersonal civility and honoring of community standards. The ideal is to empower the campus community to concretely act on the value of civility and to offer a myriad of approaches that will maximize individual student success while upholding community standards and respect for human dignity. Colorado State University has a strong commitment to creating a campus community that is safe and welcoming for all students. One extremely important aspect of that commitment is to understand, prevent and respond to the negative experiences students may encounter.

The staff at Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services share responsibility for the implementation of services. The Assistant Director of Conflict Resolution Services will have primary responsibility for the range of civility strategies related to conflict prevention, education, coaching/consultation, problem solving, mediation, facilitation, and restorative justice. The Assistant Director plays a critical role in advocating for a fair process, encouraging student development, addressing community issues, assisting with conflict intervention, facilitating solutions, and collaborating with campus and community partners.

Specific responsibilities include:

Provide informal coaching and consultation to help students, or University constituents having difficulty with a student, resolve problems at the lowest level possible

Ability to analyze a conflict, identify root causes and key stakeholders, and assist parties in finding a mutually agreed upon resolution

Assist students in resolving complaints or difficulties involving University policies, procedures, and personnel as well as personal issues that affect their academic success

Mediate interpersonal, organizational, and workplace disputes involving students

Provide intervention, facilitation, and mediation services to residential communities and other student groups experiencing conflict

Assist with the coordination and facilitation of the Restorative Justice process to enable students to repair the harm resulting from wrongdoing and conflict. Coordination includes building strong relationships with Hearing Officers and other referral entities, conducting trainings for volunteer facilitators, and ensuring the quality and integrity of the program. Partner with Municipal and County Court on joint resolutions

Provide students with procedural assistance in preparing for appeals

Assist with marketing activities to advertise and promote the conflict resolution services portion of the office

Provide training and outreach programs on conflict resolution, de-escalation strategies, and mediation skills to promote constructive communication and problem-solving

Assist with the coordination and facilitation of educational workshops. These workshops are educational referrals for students who have been disciplined for poor decisions related to unethical behavior, acting out angry behavior, or disrupting neighbors with unreasonable noise

Create and coordinate other appropriate educational workshops or referrals to support students’ educational and personal success

Assist with the organization and facilitation of Restorative Impact Panels

Build strong and positive liaison relationships with a wide range of University constituencies on-and off-campus

Refer students to the proper resource agencies on campus

Maintain confidential student records following institutional guidelines

Produce well-written resolution agreements for parties involved in a dispute

Assist with records/database maintenance, data collection, and report preparation

Assist with the implementation of an on-going assessment model to produce information on student conduct and behavioral trends for purposes of planning and proactive/preventative programs and education

Supervise Student Intern and Graduate Assistant for the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) program

Represent Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services, both to internal and external communities, at the request of the Director or Associate Director(s)

Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Director or Associate Director(s)

Salary is commensurate with education and experience –mid 40’s with full benefits. Twelve- month position.

Benefits: Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/

To Apply: The anticipated starting date is December 1, 2014 or earlier. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. MST; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A complete application includes a resume and cover letter discussing qualifications and interest in the position, as well as names and titles of three professional references with contact information (phone, email). References will not be contacted prior to the on-campus interview phase without prior notification of the candidates.

To apply online, application materials need to be uploaded in a single, combined document (Word or PDF format only) through the Division of Student Affairs’ application website located at: www.studentaffairsjobs.colostate.edu. Applicants needing accommodations to submit materials or who have questions about the application process, may contact Nancy Rhodes at Nancy.Rhodes@colostate.edu.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.

Job Requirements
Minimum qualifications of the position include:

Master’s degree in conflict resolution, alternative dispute resolution, student personnel, higher education, social work, counseling, communication or related field and three (3) years professional experience in conflict resolution and/or mediation (two years of graduate school experience can be substituted for one year of full time professional experience)

OR Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution, alternative dispute resolution, student personnel, higher education, social work, counseling, communication or related field and five (5) years professional experience in conflict resolution and/or mediation.

Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing educational programs, workshops and/or classroom teaching

40 hour basic mediation certificate

Preferred qualifications of the position include:

Experience as a paid or volunteer facilitator in mediation

Restorative Justice Facilitator Training

Direct knowledge and experience with restorative justice philosophy and practices; demonstrated ability to organize and facilitate Restorative Practices such as RJ group conferences, Impact Panels, Accountability Boards, and Peace Circles

Demonstrated knowledge/experience of the criminal justice system

Experience resolving conflicts in an educational and/or workplace setting

Highly developed communication skills

Demonstrated ability to multi-task and effectively manage complex caseload

Demonstrated public speaking experience

Understanding concepts of multiculturalism, diversity, power/privilege and how these impact the perception and resolution of conflict

Supervision experience

Demonstrated knowledge of and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations

Experience working with college students in a higher education setting

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Contact Person: Nancy Rhodes Phone: 970-491-2248
Email Address: Nancy.Rhodes@colostate.edu

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 Executive Complaint Director 
 by Editor  09/22/14 
Location: NY 
Salary: $98-213K 
Expires 10/05/2014 


Business Title:
Executive Director
Civil Service Title:
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (CIVILIAN C
Job Category:

Career Level:
Executive
Title Code No: Level:
10194 M8
Proposed Salary Range:
$ 98,234.00 - $212,614.00 (Annual)
Work Location:
100 Church St., N.Y.
Division/Work Unit:
Civilian Complaint Review Bd


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Job Description
The Civilian Complaint Review Board (“CCRB” or “the Board”) is an independent, non-police agency charged with investigating and mediating complaints from members of the public filed against New York City police officers involving the use of force, abuse of authority, discourtesy or offensive language. With a staff of 170 employees, the CCRB is the largest police oversight agency in the United States. It currently receives approximately 6,000 complaints each year. Investigations are conducted by the Board’s investigative staff of approximately 110 employees, all of whom are civilians. Additional information concerning the CCRB is available at www.nyc.gov/ccrb.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director leads the operations of the CCRB, directly overseeing four Deputy Executive Directors and the Director of Mediation.

The Executive Director will:
• Oversee all functions of a City agency with a $12.7 million budget, including supervising the operations of the office of the Deputy Executive Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives. This office’s responsibilities include evaluation of collected data, generating reports, intergovernmental affairs, communications, and investigative policy;
• Supervise the Administrative Prosecution Unit’s handling of substantiated cases where the Board has recommended the most serious form of discipline;
• Oversee the Investigations Department’s evaluations and handling of public complaints;
• Oversee the administration of the CCRB, including case management and community relations;
• Supervise the Mediation Department;
• Maintain thorough knowledge of NYPD policies and procedures;
• Coordinate with the NYPD Department Advocate’s Office and other relevant offices;
• Oversee the training of CCRB investigators;
• Lead special projects and develop policy recommendations for CCRB’s Board as needed;
• Implement new initiatives for re-design of the agency to: foster outreach; create a more efficient, prioritized intake and investigation process; and develop better-documented adjudicative methods.


Minimum Qual Requirements
A Juris Doctorate, admission to the New York State Bar, and a minimum four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, and satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar. This includes significant exposure to criminal justice and policing issues, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.

Applicants must remain a Member of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.


Preferred Skills
Substantial legal, investigative, and supervisory experience and knowledge of the New York City criminal justice system are preferred. The preferred candidate should possess: the ability to manage people and the ability to manage the Board of Directors; the ability to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple projects; strong analytic, communication, and interpersonal skills; experience with organizational change strategies; experience in managing teams and collaborating with a wide variety of stakeholders; ability to handle sensitive and discrete matters in a highly confidential manner; and a commitment to cultivating a collegial workplace.


To Apply
CITY EMPLOYEES:
1) Apply through Employee Self Service (ESS) under Recruiting Activities
2) Search for Job ID# 167435

FOR ALL OTHER APPLICANTS:
1) Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search
2) Search for Job ID# 167435


Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 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. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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 Ombudsman 
 by Editor  09/22/14 
Location: FL 
Expires 10/03/2014 

Ombudsman Job
Date: Sep 9, 2014
Location: Weston, FL, US

Ombudsman

Reference Title
HR Use Only:
Hospital: Florida Weston Exempt
Facility: CC Florida Weston
Department: Ombudsman
Job Code: 000264
Pay Grade: 16
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Days
Hours: 8am-5pm
Job Details: - Bachelors Degree Required
- 3-5 years experience preferred

Develops and maintains an integrated approach to customer relations that includes complaint management satisfaction data analysis and employee and program development that effectively focuses on continuous service improvement.Identifies, evaluates and resolves patient complaints. Aggregates and analyzes complaint and satisfaction data. Determines proactive recommendations and provides feedback of resolution to appropriate parties. Works with other areas to develop programs and services to meet the defined needs of primary customers. Identifies patterns, makes recommendations for changes to policy and procedures. Through mediation and negotiation, ensures a positive working relationship between physicians, employees, patients and families in order to support and maintain the highest quality of patient standards. Conducts investigations for Law Department, negotiates settlements as instructed. Advises on HIPAA regulations. Provides leadership and/or consultation to committees that impact on consumer needs and respect patients' rights. Participates on other committees as indicated. Provides education as needed. Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Communication, Psychology, Sociology or related field.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Minimum three years related experience investigating and resolving complaints of a complex nature with special emphasis on mediation, negotiation, oral and written communication, problem resolution and program development

Category: Clerical/Administrative Support

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami
Job Segments: Sociology, SAP, Clerical, Administrative Assistant, Data Analyst, Social Sciences, Technology, Administrative, Data

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 Ombudsman/Mediator 
 by Editor  09/22/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 10/03/2014 


Ombudsman/Mediator(Job Number: 285160)


Working for an organization with the size and resources of Kaiser Permanente Southern California means having the potential to positively affect the health and well-being of entire communities. That?s because each of us?from our finance, business, and IT experts to our RNs, allied health professionals, and physicians?shares a commitment to providing the best possible care experience. One of the most diverse regions in the country, Southern California offers everything from quaint coastal communities to bustling urban cities, high desert plains to snowy mountain peaks. Here, you?ll find the cultural, lifestyle, and recreational amenities to complement your work and your life. Come discover the resources, support, and opportunity you need to build the career you?ve always wanted.


Description

The HealthCare Ombudsman/Mediator functions as a trained alternative dispute professional offering patients, family members, staff & providers a conflict management program to resolve patient/ provider healthcare disputes early & quickly thereby improving patient safety & reducing the costs of health care dispute resolution. Serves as a trusted & informal information resource, communication channel, complaint handler, facilitator, consultant & practitioner for dispute resolution. Acts to seek fair & equitable solutions to patient/provider problems & for suggesting dispute resolution processes for addressing & managing conflicts & for policy & procedural changes. Brings issues to senior leadership to address care delivery improvement efforts. Promotes effective relationships/communication between patients & providers.

Essential Functions:
• Program Implementation: Implements the healthcare ombudsman/mediator (HCOM) program.
• Establishes annual work plan & performance metrics to demonstrate program effectiveness, including but not limited to: patient & provider satisfaction, cost savings, cost avoidance in lawsuits averted, increased productivity, savings in management time, increased personnel resources & the promotion of patient safety initiatives.
• Develops & implements an on-going communications program, including informational materials for patients & family, staff training & awareness building & materials for external audiences.
• Patient/Provider/Staff Ombudsman/ Mediator Process: Serves as a dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential & informal assistance to patients & providers in resolving patient care issues, which includes the following.
• Receives inquiries for dispute resolution, listens impartially & questions the patient/staff to help put the problem into perspective.
• Conducts informal fact-finding & gathers information, including any general background information that may be helpful to understand the overall context of the dispute & assesses the overall gravity of the situation, & meets w/ the parties to discuss issues.
• Based on an analysis of the situation, recommends options to assist the parties in the resolution of their dispute.
• Serves as an impartial & independent third party for clients, focusing upon patient care issues.
• Facilitates contact w/ other appropriate local/regional departments as necessary (e.g. Legal or Member Services) Collaboration & Problem Solving: Develops collaborative relationships w within the Medical Center & Regional departments to provide & facilitate a fair, open & creative atmosphere.
• Provides feedback to senior management by tracking & analyzing types of patient & provider concerns, & in collaboration w/ appropriate stakeholder groups.
• Identifies opportunities for improvement to policies & practices which contribute to systemic conflicts, concerns & complaints.
• Provides internal consulting services to providers on communication & dispute resolution strategies, designed to improve individual & organizational effectiveness.
• Analysis & Reporting: Maintains data set to support the evaluation of the effectiveness of the program.
• Analyzes aggregate data/information from HCOM case experience concerning patterns of complaints.
• Identifies & informs upper management of patterns & trends affecting patient care.
• Knowledge Management: Actively participates w/in the KP patient safety/risk management community, by sharing successful practices & disseminating learning's (in collaboration w/ Regional & National Risk Management functions).
• This job description is not all encompassing.
Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
• Minimum ten (10) years of clinical or hospital/healthcare background required.
Education
• Bachelor's degree required.
• Evidence of having taken and passed a forty (40) or more hour Ombudsman training course or minimum of 100 cases experience or take and pass a 40 hour or more Ombudsman training course within the first 90 days of employment.
• Evidence of having taken and passed a forty (40) or more hour Mediation course or minimum of 100 cases experience or take and pass a 40 or more hour Mediation training course within the first 90 days of employment.

Additional Requirements:
• Knowledge of relevant healthcare regulations (including HIPAA), accreditory standards, Ombudsman&Mediator Code of Ethics and state tort system (as it relates to medical malpractice).
• Demonstrated ability to work with difficult situations with multiple interests/parties involved.
• Demonstrated analytical/data management skills.
• Demonstrated program development expertise (strategic direction, work planning, communications, implementation).
• Demonstrated excellent written and presentation communication skills.
• Demonstrated expertise in interpersonal skills, including active listening and relationship/trust/consensus building.
• Flexibility to travel to various KP and/or contracted facilities within the coverage area, as applicable, to conduct HCOM responsibilities.
• Flexibility to travel to various locations across the program for training, advanced training, workshops, and presentations.
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Minimum ten (10) years of experience in clinical or management roles in a health plan or multi-faceted health care system desired.
• Master's degree in business, health care, public administration or related field desired.
• Knowledge of KP preferred.
Primary Location: California-Los Angeles-4841 Hollywood Blvd. 4841 Hollywood Blvd.

Scheduled Hours (1-40): 40

Shift: Day

Working Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM

Working Hours End: 5:00 PM

Schedule: Full-time

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group: Salaried Employees

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job: Healthcare / Hospital Operations

Public Department Name: Hospital Administration

Travel: No

Job Eligible for Benefits: Yes



External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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 Peer Mediation Coordinator 
 by Editor  09/22/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 10/05/2014 

Peer Mediation Program Coordinator (PT)
Center for Civic Mediation - Pacoima, CA
General Job Summary: The Youth Services Coordinator provides Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution services in public schools and other community settings. The Youth Services Coordinator is a highly motivated and energetic individual who has experience working with youth and providing peer mediation and/or conflict resolution training and services. Under the supervision of the Director, the Coordinator oversees and implements all aspects of the program on one or more school campuses and/or other community settings.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Works with school administrators and teachers to adapt the logistics of the program to individual campus needs; maintains positive relationship with counselors and other student/family support personnel for referrals and consultation
Develops and implements peer mediation program marketing plan including grade level and classroom presentations, brochures and posters throughout campus, informational presentations to faculty and school staff
On a yearly basis, recruits, selects, and trains new peer mediator cohort
Plans and implements mediation training programming for students, to include 25-hour peer mediator training for students new to the program and a day-long refresher training for continuing mediators
Collaborates with other Center Youth Program Coordinators to update and revise youth training materials as needed
Develops and implements out-of-school time programming and workshops, including summer activities for peer mediators
Seeks out collaborative partnership opportunities with other youth-serving agencies, acts as a community liaison and represents the Center in related meetings
Provides intake and (as needed) referral services
Oversees all mediations, providing feedback to peer mediators
Provides ongoing training and mentoring to peer mediators and other youth trainees and/or adult stakeholders
Maintains case files and statistics; develops reports for agency and funders
Arranges and delivers conflict resolution workshops for students, parents, teachers, and other school personnel
Trains and supervises adult volunteers to support youth services
Other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
B.A. in Conflict Resolution, Social/Human Services, Education, Psychology, Communication or related field required. M.A. is highly desirable. Spanish language skills required. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Must have experience in the development and implementation of workshops and seminars for youth, educators, parents and caregivers. Must have demonstrated success in creating interactive and engaging learning environments for youth as well as for adult stakeholders in their lives, with emphasis on assisting trainees to gain concrete skills to interact constructively to solve problems and to deal constructively with anger and emotion. Dialogue and group facilitation experience is desirable.

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 Facilitator II 
 by Editor  09/22/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 10/05/2014 

Facilitator II
Program Katie A. Intensive Outpatient Services
Position Schedule Regular Full Time 36+ hours
Hours per Week 40
Position # 14-25145
Closing Date Until Filled

Job Description
JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:
Facilitator II JOB CODE: 056 DATE: 12/05/2012
DEPT(S) CODE(S):
REPORTS TO:
Clinical Program Manager APPROVED BY:
Human Resources
EXEMPT / Professional GRADE: 34

JOB SUMMARY

Works independently in the family’s home and a variety of community and/or treatment settings. Demonstrates advanced skills and abilities regarding facilitation, conflict management and mediation of teams. Trains and provides leadership to peers in the blending of clinical care and life domain planning processes. Provides advanced cross-functional team facilitation to support and enhance the efforts of youth and their families/caregivers, the system workers, which are part of the support team, and other individuals in a variety of environments. Provides leadership, facilitation, assessment, and case management services including all related documentation for services planned and provided. Works within the vision, mission and philosophy of the agency.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

1. Demonstrates mastery of Facilitator I job description
2. Develops new community resources to meet the needs of multiple families.
3. Provides advanced facilitation and coordination in the development of individualized services for youth and families.
4. Conducts ongoing assessment of internal and external customers’ concerns, needs and expectations.
5. Participates effectively in internal and external multidisciplinary clinical teams.
6. Provides effective, therapeutic linkages with referral sources, collateral contacts, community
resources and program staff.
7. Assists management in the vetting and training of evidence based practices.
8. Understands and implements funding policies/procedures and trains Child and Family Teams in stewardship practices.
9. Models for other staff how to partner with parents of special needs children in order to ensure parent voice, choice and access.
10. Develops and provides internal and external training on such topics as basic facilitation skills, customer service and time management.
11. Supports the line personnel in the development of resources within the community to serve youth and families.
12. Mentors and coaches both levels of family specialists and facilitator I in skill development and job requirements.
13. Acts as a resource for others regarding documentation requirements.
14. Understands and can communicate the roles and relative perspectives of family team, community partners, inter and intra-agency partners, coworkers and management.
15. Ensures the fidelity to the program process in family and staff team meetings.
16. Develops systems to support clear communication between family specialists and others working with the family.
17. Organizes and facilitates complex projects and activities.
18. Actively seeks clinical information as needed. Seeks and evaluates child’s progress across settings (classroom, group home, etc.) to augment program staff knowledge.
19. Performs other responsibilities, as assigned, to support department/business needs.

AGENCY COMPETENCIES
Continuous Quality Improvement and Continuous Learning • Focuses on quality of work and accomplishes tasks by considering all of the areas involved.
• Understands the level of quality expected in the job.
• Continuously builds and leverages technical and professional expertise.
• Establishes and adheres to procedures to improve work and skills.
• Innovation and Change Management
Ethics and Values • Adheres to the principles of ethical practices and values.
• Acts with integrity and is widely trusted
• Is seen as a direct, truthful individual
• Can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner
• Maintains confidentiality
• Admits mistakes
• Demonstrates the following values: - Innovation - Communication
Service Excellence These are the principles we adhere to in our work with each other, those we serve, and the communities in which they live
• Strengths-based
• Family Centered
• Individualized
• Community-based
• Team-based
• Culturally Competent
• Collaborative and Integrative
• Natural Supports
• Persistence
• Flexible and Accessible
• Outcomes Driven
• Needs Driven
• Customer Service

 

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
• Action oriented/empowered
• Conflict resolution
• Documents clearly and accurately
• Encouraging customer focus
• Time management

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

• A Master of Arts/Science, Master of Social Work degree (MA/MS/MSW).
• Two (2) years of experience with SED children, adolescents, and families.
• Experience facilitating the Wraparound process including the development of Wraparound plans and ICFP’s.

 

OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

• Availability to participate in 24-hour on-call program.

HIGHLY DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

• Licensed or license eligible or waiverable status in mental health or closely related discipline.
• Speak, read, and/or write another language is highly desirable.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The work environment conditions as described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing these duties the employee is required to perform the following physical tasks when the need arises:

• Working with children in crisis may require certain physical skills to avoid (i.e. being attacked) objects (i.e. being thrown at you), moving objects to safe locations, and watching for and/or keeping others safe.
• Move quickly/run.
• Drive a car.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN

May/will have supervised contact with children.
May/will have unsupervised contact with children.
Will not have unsupervised contact with children.
Requires full background check and TB exam.
Requires physical.
Current First Aid/CPR Certification.

DRIVING PRIVILEGES

May be called upon to drive on agency business. Needs acceptable MVR and appropriate insurance coverage.
Required to drive agency vehicle. Must have clean MVR, appropriate insurance coverage, and attend agency driver training.

TRAINING

Needs to successfully complete all required agency training indicated for this position.

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 Mediator 
 by Editor  09/15/14 
Location: ND, SD, NB, MN, KS, IA, WN, MI, IL, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, VA, & ME 
Salary: $750/mediation + travel expenses 
Expires 09/30/2014 

Resolution Service, LLC is looking for contract ADR professionals to build a roster to compete for federal government contracts. Mediators are needed in the following states only: ND, SD, NB, MN, KS, IA, WN, MI, IL, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, VA, & ME.


Personnel must be fully capable of performing the contemplated functions of the respective labor categories in an efficient, reliable and professional manner. Applicants must have:

· A minimum of five years of ADR experience in providing conflict management and ADR related mediation, facilitation, coaching and training in the workplace.
· Experience in EEO cases is preferred.
· At least two years of this experience should be with federal agencies.
· Applicants must demonstrate experience working with both senior executives and labor officials in the federal government.
· Applicants are to provide specialized certifications regarding workplace/EEO experience.

It is possible that the mediator will be called upon to conduct mediation via teleconferencing or videoconferencing or at an agency-provided location. It is also possible that the contractor will train, permit and assist agency employees to co-mediate/co-facilitate with the contractor for purposes of training and experience.

The services provided include: mediation, facilitation, group facilitation, conflict coaching and ADR-related training, with the exception of Basic Mediation Skills Training.

Pay is $750 (gross) per mediation, plus travel expenses.

Please do not expect frequent work from this contract, consider it just one of the rosters you join.
an Application is attached for completion, along with a list of required documentation to be submitted to:

Chris Koser
Resolution Service, LLC
ckoser@resolutionserv.com
(425) 672-0921 Office
(206) 518-0599 Cell

NOTE: Please send the documents to Chris Koser, who is coordinating this recruitment. Do NOT send these documents to Resolution Service, LLC office directly.


MEDIATOR APPLICATION

 

Name                                                 _____________________________________________________

Street Address                        _____________________________________________________

City, State, ZIP                        _____________________________________________________

Work Phone & FAX                        _____________________________________________________

Home/Office Phone                        _______________________ Cell Phone ____________________

Email Address                        _____________________________________________________

Current Job Title                        _____________________________________________________

Training Received From      _____________________________________________________

How long have you been mediating?  _____________________________________________

Do you have at least two years of mediation experience with federal agencies?  __________

Have you mediated with federal sector senior executives?  ______ Labor officials?  _______

Certified?  By Whom?  Date?  ___________________________________________________

Certification Specialty(ies)  ______________________________________________________

 Mediation Model (Facilitative, Transformative, Evaluative?) _________________________

Do you practice shuttle mediation? _______________________________________________

Do you have experience mediating EEO Cases (Title VII, ADEA, ADA, OWBPA)?  ______

If so, please describe ___________________________________________________________

Do you have experience mediating via videoconference?  _____________________________

Do you have experience providing facilitation?_____ Coaching? _____  As a trainer?_____ 

What training do you provide? _____________________________________________

Do you have experience with Organizational Development or Group Dynamics?  ________

Please describe ________________________________________________________________

Do you speak a language other than English?  _____  If so, which language(s)? __________

Geographical availability? ______________________________________________________

Do you have mediator insurance?  __________

Certified as a Minority or Women Owned Business?  __________

OWMBE Certification Number:  __________

Veteran Owned Business?  __________   DVA Certification Number _________________

Federal Tax ID #:  _____________________________
(will not be sent to the client, will be kept in-house)

 

PLEASE ATTACH:

_____            Copy of Certification

_____   Signed Resolution Services Mediation Agreement (will be sent to you once your   application is approved)

_____   Resume’

______   Contact info for three commercial or government references for whom you have provided mediation services

 

Return all of the above to:

Chris Koser
ckoser@resolutionserv.com
(425) 672-0921 Office
(206) 518-0599 Cell

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 Case Coordinator 
 by Editor  09/15/14 
Location: NY 
Expires 10/04/2014 

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in resea rch, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society, examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and New Orleans, and its projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Common Justice is a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice. The project is a restorative justice-based alternative to incarceration and victim service program for serious and/or violent felony cases such as assault, burglary, and robbery. The project brings 16 to 24-year olds responsible for crimes together with those they have harmed and their support people in a facilitated dialogue to determine appropriate sanctions to take the place of a prison sentence. The project engages and prepares all parties, convenes the dialogues, and provides supervision and support to both those harmed and those responsible for crime. It aims to meet the needs of people harmed by crime, prevent further violence, minimize the unnecessary use of incarceration, and improve people’s experience of justice. The project seeks a hard-working, organized, enthusiastic person with excellent people skills to join its team. This job focuses exclusively on Common Justice’s work with harmed parties.

Responsibilities

The Harmed Party Case Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties:

Create service plans with harmed parties (victims) to address their needs stemming from the crime and beyond;
Connect harmed parties to appropriate services and support;
Conduct safety planning with harmed parties;
Deliver trauma-informed curriculum and services to harmed parties;
Co-facilitate dialogues with harmed and responsible parties (victims and perpetrators);
Facilitate groups for harmed and responsible parties, with a focus on violence, PTSD and self-care, if appropriate; and
Assist with the development and day-to-day maintenance of a national learning collaborative for people working with young men of color harmed by violence.

Qualifications

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

MSW or comparable degree preferred;
Experience working with victims of crime/survivors of trauma and delivering trauma-informed care;
Excellent communication skills;
Strong group facilitation skills;
Experience in conflict resolution and violence intervention;
Flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently;
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
Experience working with system-involved youth and/or adults strongly preferred;
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish);
Serious commitment to social justice;
Formerly incarcerated people strongly encouraged to apply

Schedule

Frequent evening and occasional weekend work will be required.

Salary

Commensurate with experience, with excellent benefits.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume. Online submission in PDF format is preferred.

http://vera.theresumator.com/apply/E0NyoT/Harmed-Party-Case-Coordinator.html

However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to

ATTN: Human Resources / CJ Harmed Party Case Coordinator Recruitment

Vera Institute of Justice

233 Broadway, 12th Flr.

New York, NY 10279

Fax: (212) 941-9407

Please use only one method of submission (online, mail or fax).

No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

More information here.

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 Associate Professor 
 by Editor  09/15/14 
Location: MO 
Expires 10/05/2014 

The University of Missouri School of Law is looking for an Associate Professor/Professor of Law - Dispute Resolution:


Job Description
Job Title:
Associate Professor/Professor of Law - Dispute Resolution
Job ID:
13890
Location:
Columbia
Job Description
The University of Missouri School of Law invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track position. We seek entry-level and lateral candidates in the area of Dispute Resolution. While candidates with additional substantive areas of expertise are welcome, the ideal candidate will have a primary focus on teaching and scholarship in Dispute Resolution. MU Law School’s nationally-ranked Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution was the first of its kind. It includes a large and diverse group of faculty who are on the cutting edge of research, curricular initiatives, practical training, and law reform in the area of Dispute Resolution. The Center offers a certificate for JD students, an LLM degree program in Dispute Resolution, a Mediation Clinic, and the Journal for the Study of Dispute Resolution, which has an annual symposium.
Qualifications
Candidates for this position must have an excellent academic record and either (1) substantial legal practice or judicial experience, (2) substantial experience in academia, or (3) advanced academic training.
Application Materials
The School of Law will review the Faculty Appointments Registration applications as they are distributed by the AALS. (If you are participating in the Faculty Appointments Register you do not need to mail or email your materials.) Applicants who are not participating in the Faculty Appointments Register must use the online application and be prepared to upload a cover letter and resume.
Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Other Information
The University of Missouri-Columbia is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri system and is one of only 34 public universities in the country belonging to the Association of American Universities, a group of elite research universities. As both a research and land grant university, we have opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction that are unmatched at all but a handful of other universities. In addition, Columbia is regularly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the country. Additional information about the School of Law is available at www.law.missouri.edu.
Benefit Eligibility
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.
To request ADA accommodations, please call Human Resource Services at 573-882-7976. TTY users, please call through Relay Missouri, 1-800-RELAY (735-2966) or en Español at 1-800-520-7309.


Please visit the Straus Job Website for new postings: http://lawmedia.pepperdine.edu/straus/careerpostings/. I posted several new positions today, including:

1. Conciliator (Mediator) at the State of California, Public Employment Relations Board, State Mediation and Conciliation Service in Sacramento, CA
2. Ombudsman Mediator at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, CA
3. Case Assistant Manager – Dispute Resolution at FINRA in Chicago, IL
4. Faculty Ombudsman at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX
5. Senior Program Manager at Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation in Tucson, AZ

Cross-posted from Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution.

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 Education Coordinator 
 by Editor  09/15/14 
Location: NY 
Expires 09/30/2014 

EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Type:
Full-time
Project/Site:
Harlem Community Justice Center
Location:
New York, NY
The Center for Court Innovation, a project of the Fund for the City of New York, is a unique public-private partnership that promotes new thinking about how courts and criminal justice agencies can aid victims, change the behavior of offenders, and strengthen communities. The Center creates demonstration projects that test new approaches to problems that have resisted conventional solutions. The Center’s demonstration projects include the nation’s first community court (Midtown Community Court), as well as drug courts, domestic violence courts, youth courts, mental health courts, and others. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research on topics of justice reform and provides consulting services to criminal justice innovators.

The Harlem Community Justice Center seeks an Education Coordinator to oversee and deliver educational services for justice-involved young adults ages 18-24 enrolled in the Harlem Justice Corps. This position requires a motivated, patient, and enthusiastic individual who possesses a belief in restorative justice and has a track record of assisting individuals who have been disconnected from traditional education institutions meet educational goals. The Education Coordinator must work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to retain program participants towards the achievement of rigorous employment and educational outcomes. The Education Coordinator will report to the Harlem Justice Corps Project Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Assessing cohort members’ learning needs using nationally recognized assessment tools;
Work collaboratively with each corps member and their life coach to develop a personal education action plan that addresses their specific educational goals;
Providing regular academic advisement and counseling towards educational advancement, including preparing/enrolling in post-secondary education as appropriate;
Providing intensive education-related case management, including outreach to correctional facilities and schools to secure needed documentation or educational history , securing HSE waivers from schools where needed, and assisting members reenroll in high school;
Assessing local community education and vocational programs;
Referring members to educational/vocational services and acting as the Justice Corps educational liaison;
Teaching on-site HSE classes;
Teaching one on one pre-HSE and HSE classes;
Coordinating the provision of tutoring;
Overseeing the Corps web based-learning via Luminosity application;
Organizing regular education related trips, including outings to colleges;
Documenting participant milestones;
Recording work with members through regular notes and reporting;
Participating in regular team meetings;
Evenings and weekend availability is required.
Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree required;
Department of Education Teaching Certification, state certified TASC instructor required;
A minimum of 2 years’ experience providing GED/TASC instruction;
Experience working with individuals with learning/behavioral challenges required;
Experience working with justice involved youth preferred;
Must have strong student engagement and classroom management skills;
Must possess a strong belief in restorative justice and the desire/skill to reinforce a culture of care and collaboration that addresses behavioral issues in a way that promotes social learning;
Requires a creative, assertive self-starter who can get things done in a high-paced, collaborative environment;
Must be able to work collaboratively with diverse partner agency staffs to meet specific goals;
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is a plus;
Credentials:
Bachelor's Degree
Bilingual Preferred:
Yes
Languages:
English
Spanish
Salary:
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
Deadline to Apply:
October 1, 2014
How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
Subject line: Education Coordinator
Attn: Debbie Boar, Deputy Project Director
Harlem Community Justice Center
170 East 121 Street
New York, New York 10035
E-mail:board@courtinnovation.org

Direct applicants only, no phone calls please.

The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.

Cross-listed from maria Volpe's listserv. More info here.

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 DR Faculty 
 by Editor  09/05/14 
Location: Missouri 
Expires 09/30/2014 

The University of Missouri School of Law invites applications from entry-level candidates as well as experienced faculty for a full-time tenured or tenure-track position in the area of Dispute Resolution. While candidates with additional substantive areas of expertise are welcome, the ideal candidate will have a primary focus on teaching and scholarship in Dispute Resolution. Candidates for this position must have an excellent academic record and either (1) substantial legal practice or judicial experience, (2) substantial experience in academia, or (3) advanced academic training. MU Law School’s nationally-ranked Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution was the first of its kind. It includes a large and diverse group of faculty who are on the cutting edge of research, curricular initiatives, practical training, and law reform in the area of Dispute Resolution.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all available positions are filled. The School of Law will review the Faculty Appointments Registration applications as they are distributed by the AALS. (If you are participating in the FAR you do not need to send your materials separately.) Applicants who are not participating in the Faculty Appointments Register must apply by submitting a cover letter and resume here.
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 Case Management Administrator 
 by Editor  09/02/14 
Location: AZ 
Salary: $20/hr 
Expires 09/06/2014 

Job Title: Case Management Administrator
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 09/05/14 11:59 PM Arizona Time
Salary: $20.33 Hourly
Job Type: Classified/Full-Time
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Department: Superior Court


Position Overview Benefits Supplemental Questions

This position is primarily responsible for facilitating agreements and assisting with the drafting of forms for self-represented litigants in Family Court.

Position Qualifications:
Minimum education and/or experience:
Graduation from an academically accredited School of Law and one (1) year as a law clerk or other job related experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of legal research methodology and resources. Must have knowledge of court processes, procedures, and operations. Must have knowledge of State laws, rules, and regulations. Skilled in effective communication, both oral and written. Skilled in interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating legal information and documents.

Preferred special requirements:
40-hour Mediation Training Program.

NOTE: Degrees/credits must be from an academically accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).

Essential Job Tasks:
Intervene early on in the court process and meet with litigants in a conference setting to help them reach agreements on issues related to the division of property and debt, custody, parenting time, child support and spousal maintenance. Help litigants reach informed decisions by educating them on the laws and procedures which may pertain to their cases. Performs almost all functions a privately retained attorney would, but is neutral does not give legal advice and is not an advocate for either side. Engaged in the activity of preparing for and conducting Early Resolution Conferences with Family Court Litigants. Maintain statistics for the ERC program. Entering data into the Court’s Case Management system regarding scheduling and outcomes of conferences. Train and educate new Case Management Administrators, court staff and the public on the ERC process and how to file a divorce, custody and other family matters. Host how-to workshops for litigants.

Selection Procedure:
The Maricopa County Human Resources Department performs recruitment, assessment and other personnel functions on behalf of the Judicial Branch and its departments. The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a pool provided by Human Resources.

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 Mediation Program Director 
 by Editor  09/02/14 
Location: NC 
Expires 10/10/2014 

Position # 002191
Advertising Department OFFICE FOR EQUITY & DIVERSITY
Division Academic Affairs
Job Title Di rector-Professional (Other)
Advertising Job Title:
Working Title DIRECTOR OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION PROGRAMS
Number of Vacancies 1
Recruitment Range
(Commensurate with qualifications for faculty and non-faculty EPA) Commensurate with Qualifications
Job Description Reporting to the Associate Provost in the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED), the Director of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs will provide leadership and oversight of the unit's informal resolution strategies, programs, and resources. Services managed, coordinated, and offered by the Director will promote enhanced employee engagement, positive workplace environments, and proactive resolution to complex issues in the workplace and classroom.

Responsibilities and Duties

- Developing an educational initiative to inform faculty and staff about the benefits of conflict resolution and provide strategies for resolving conflict in the workplace.
- Addressing workplace disputes and concerns raised by faculty, staff, and student employees in an effort to resolve potential equal opportunity-related conflicts before elevating to formal grievance processes.
- Providing centralized conflict resolution information and services for faculty, staff and administrators.
- Informing the campus community about conflict resolution and mediation programs available through the Office for Equity and Diversity.
- Developing a network of diverse mediators available to assist with co-mediation services and educational programs.
- Coordinating private mediation sessions for faculty, staff and student employees experiencing conflict in the workplace and classroom.
- Reporting patterns and trends in conflict matters to the Associate Provost.
- Clarifying the institution's practices, policies and rules for individual clients seeking guidance and assistance.
- Creating programs and services to improve workplace communication, work relationships and other factors negatively affecting the workplace.
- Providing facilitative mediation and other conflict resolution strategies before and after a formal investigation and/or peer-hearing.
- Providing guidance regarding the revision of university policies, practices and protocols.
- Developing and overseeing an umbrella policy and/or standard operating practice for handling employee and student concerns and grievances.

NOTE: This position FTE is .75.
Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
- Masters, J.D. or Advanced degree in a related field OR a Bachelor's degree with at least five years of experience in mediation/conflict resolution services.
- A minimum of three years in one of the following: conflict resolution, mediation, employment regulations and practices, or policy application.
- Must have at least three years of higher education experience and a strong working knowledge of higher education operations.
- Must possess strong organizational skills; excellent written, speaking and listening skills; and demonstrated experience in working with and across diverse communities.
Preferred Education and Experience
Special Instructions to Applicants Candidates must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, on-line.
Department Homepage www.ecu.edu/oed
ECU Statement East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status, race/ethnicity, color, creed, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political affiliation.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).
Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.
Rank Level Not Applicable
Job Open Date 07-03-2014
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Date Initial Screening Begins 07-17-2014
Job Category Non-Faculty Instructional & Research
Full-time/Part-time Part-time
Applicant Pool All Applicants
Required Applicant Documents Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
List of References (including contact information)
Quicklink ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=75238
Application Types Accepted Candidate Profile (EPA only)

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 Foreclosure Mediation Coordinator  
 by Editor  09/02/14 
Location: FL 
Expires 09/20/2014 

Clarfield, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L., is a full service, multistate, civil litigation law firm representing corporate and individual interests alike. We represent clients across a broad range of areas including insurance, mortgage servicing, commercial lending and collections. Clarfield, Okon, Salomone & Pincus P.L., offers a great working environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits program.

Essential Functions

*Coordinates and sets foreclosure mediations
*Submits fee approval requests
*Sends out RMA package to borrower or attorney
*Prepares files for attorneys
*Checks pacer and uploads
*Uploads dockets
*Checks for missing items or modification package to present to borrower or attorney
*Checks mediation results and merges
*Sends results to clients
*Updates results in client systems
*Sends case style and service list to mediator
*Uploads cases
*Completes billing
*Sets up conciliation conferences
*E-files
*Sends modifications or missing item list to borrower or attorney
*Communicates with client regarding status

Requirements

*Minimum of 6 months of legal experience preferred
*Bachelors degree preferred, but not required
*Must have a high school diploma
*Ability to multi-task, and prioritize
*Ability to follow multistep process with a high degree of attention to detail
*Achieve daily production targets
*Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Outlook,
*Dependable, organized, detail oriented, self-motivated individual who enjoys working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
*Must also be able to work independently

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 Family Support Coach 
 by Editor  09/02/14 
Location: OK 
Expires 09/25/2014 

Family Support Coach,

Public Strategies

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 Senior Employee & Labor Relations Consultant  
 by Editor  09/02/14 
Location: HI 
Expires 09/09/2014 

Title
Senior Employee & Labor Relations Consultant
Description
Performs senior professional work as a consultant with in-depth knowledge and experience in employee and labor relations. Work involves conducting investigations for the most complex employee relations’ issues. Will partner with managers and employees to diagnose and resolve employee relations’ issues. Responsible for working with the ELR Manager in development of organization-wide employee relations’ policies and practices. Responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting on employee relations’ metrics and trends. Performs contract negotiations and administration.

 

Conducting Investigations

 

Responsible for conducting employee investigations and identifying appropriate outcomes for the most complex employee relations’ issues. Prepares documentation and reports outcomes for all investigations in the Complaint Management Process (CMP)on-line system. Reviews investigation reports of other ELR Consultants to ensure quality. Serves on organization-wide investigation committee as needed to review and administer investigation programs and decisions to drive organization-wide consistency.

 

Employee Relations

 

Administers an organization-wide employee relations program by formulating and recommending program

 

goals/objectives. Responsible for determining activities in accordance with internal policies and procedures, industry best practice and state/federal employment laws. Provides consultation and guidance to Client Service HR staff on employee issues and conflict resolution to reduce organizational risk. Responsible for development and delivery of training on ER topics.

 

ER Reporting & Analytics

 

Responsible for managing the Complaint Management Process (CMP) online system. Ensures appropriate data entry and provides system training for other ELR Consultants. Responsible for analyzing and reporting on trends.

 

Policy & Procedure Development

 

Assists with the development, administration and maintenance of HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal and State laws/regulatory requirements and alignment with internal policies, procedures and culture.

 

Labor Relations

 

Responsible for administering and interpreting labor agreements and grievance procedures. Will participate in investigating grievances. Provides support during union negotiations and may lead Interest-Based Bargaining (IBB).

Position Requirements

8 or more years of experience in employee, labor relations or related field.

Demonstrates an understanding of the full range of employment and labor laws and regulations.

Demonstrates an understanding of the theories and principles of investigations.

Demonstrates an understanding of the broader business implications of decisions.

Demonstrates an expert ability to manage complex risks and liability. May be responsible for identifying and resolving systemic issues.

Strong oral and written skills to prepare comprehensive and clear written documents, presentations and policies.

Training and/or work experience in problem resolution strategies, supervisory techniques, and intervention/negotiation experience to guide and develop individuals, groups and teams.

Strong analytical skills needed to review statistical results to make practical and meaningful recommendations.

Excellent working knowledge of technology and proficiency in the use of spreadsheet, word processing, data management, and presentation applications.

Excellent organization and time management skills to manage competing priorities.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

A Juris Doctor (JD) Degree.

Demonstrated experience with Labor Relations and Interest-Based Bargaining (IB

Previous experience working in an education setting.

5+ years of management experience. Training and/or certificate in Mediation.

Previous experience creating policies & procedures.

Certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field and 8+ years of demonstrated experience in employee, labor relations or related field.

Salary 0

Department Admin/Human Resources - HR Empl Relations/Policy Mgmt

Work Year 12.00

Salary Schedule and Grade SR
Salary Grade = 37

Position Available Date

Special Notes

Close Date 9/8/2014

Location Kawaiahao Plaza

About the Organization We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Type FT

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 Facilitator 
 by Editor  08/18/14 
Location: VA 
Expires 09/02/2014 



Job Details

Project Engineer Stf
Job ID #: 5371 Location: Springfield, VA
Functional Area: Engineering Education Required: Not Indicated
Position Type: Full Time - Regular Relocation Provided:
Experience Required: Not Indicated Clearance Level: TS/SCI

Position Description

Standard Job Description:

Coordinates planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects within area of assigned responsibility. Plans and formulates engineering program; reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications. Evaluates and approves design changes, specification and drawing releases. Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.

Specific Job Description:

The SI has an exciting opportunity for a Portfolio Management professional to support our NGA Customer! If you have experience in project, program and portfolio management and a passion for organizational development and facilitation, we would love to hear from you!

This position is in support of a block of work which will cover the overall scope for specialized subject matter expertise to support Power and Systems organizational development and facilitation services for NGA.

The NGA Chief Operating Officer (COO) has a need for Portfolio Management expertise in Business Management, Portfolio Management, Resource Management and Business Analytics. Specifically, a critical thinker specializing in the Power and Systems Organization model geared to assisting in the development of the Portfolio Management Structure at NGA.

Overall Assignment Description:

Serves as a member of team that:

• Performs a wide range of functions and tasks to support customer activities associated with meeting facilitation.
• Manages time, resources, expectations, and deliverables.
• Works with various teams to effectively support process improvements.

Duties include:

Utilizing the Power and Systems model:

• Identify, develop, and conduct Power and Systems workshops as a core experiential tool in helping leaders at all levels of the organization see the organization as a system, recognize system conditions, and identify effective strategies for working in the system. Workshops should highlight the various spaces that exist in systems and the unique challenges that go with working in those spaces.
• Assist NGA government personnel in the use of tools that facilitate identification, understanding, of system behavior and help improve communication between leaders about the common challenges they face and the condition of their systems.
• Develop Power and Systems workshops for leaders at all levels that help identify the challenges of working in a changing environment and the different ways individuals respond to those changes.
• Work with individual customer leads and portfolio managers to identify appropriate on and off-site developmental processes that can be tailored to specific team goals.
• Assist the government in identifying teams within the portfolio management construct that would benefit from ad-hoc or periodic “time out of time” meetings to build trust and improve their performance as a group.
• Provide facilitation for “Time out of Time” meetings.
• Lead groups of people, a team, or an organization through a specific process that results in more effective and improved results.
• Provide structure for meetings ranging from daily tactical to high level strategic sessions.
• Design, develop, and deliver goals and objectives for the new portfolio management acquisition process.
• Utilizing the Power and Systems coaching methodology:
o Provide secure (e.g. TS/SCI) meeting location/conference space as needed to accommodate 10-250 person meetings in the Northern Virginia, St. Louis, MO and Denver, CO, areas.
o Support meetings with professional, unbiased facilitators responsible for accomplishing meeting goals.
o Provide one-on-one SCI-cleared accredited leadership coaches that are available for face to face exchanges.
o Provide one-to-many SCI-cleared accredited leadership coaches that are available to a group through a pre-determined process.
o Provide intervention/mediation services as required.
o Establish a mentor-protégé program connecting peer-to-peer and/or manager-to-subordinate relationship using the techniques as related to the Power and Systems process.
• Coordinates team activities with NGA senior leadership and ensures continued alignment between the COO, the portfolio leadership, and the contractor team.
• Interacts with the customer to provide ongoing facilitation services and organizational alignment activities.
• Develops and executes experiential learning programs that challenge the individual to improve group dynamics.
• Identifies and assesses customer needs, goals, and agendas for tactical and strategic sessions.
• Designs, develops, and delivers meeting goals and objectives.
• Uses instruments, assessments, and training to improve organizational performance.
• Conducts post-meeting scrubs and provides feedback on accomplishments.

Position Requirements

Required Skills:

• Ability to provide unbiased analysis in a given situation, issue, or problem.
• Experience working to identify and assess customer needs, goals, and agendas in setting up activities.
• Experience facilitating meetings to accomplish predetermined goals/objectives.
• Demonstrated strong organization skills.
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and resources.
• Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills (written and oral).
• Strong collaborative skills to work in a team environment. Ability to effectively interact with people at diverse levels.
• Relevant experience developing and managing experiential learning for groups of 10 to 75.
• Experience using instruments/assessments/training to assist with improving organization performance.

The SI Organization is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/V/D.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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 Director of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs 
 by Editor  08/18/14 
Location: NC 
Expires 08/30/2014 

Position # 002191
Advertising Department OFFICE FOR EQUITY & DIVERSITY
Division Academic Affairs
Job Title Director-Professional (Other)
Advertising Job Title:
Working Title DIRECTOR OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION PROGRAMS
Number of Vacancies 1
Recruitment Range
(Commensurate with qualifications for faculty and non-faculty EPA) Commensurate with Qualifications
Job Description Reporting to the Associate Provost in the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED), the Director of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs will provide leadership and oversight of the unit's informal resolution strategies, programs, and resources. Services managed, coordinated, and offered by the Director will promote enhanced employee engagement, positive workplace environments, and proactive resolution to complex issues in the workplace and classroom.

Responsibilities and Duties

- Developing an educational initiative to inform faculty and staff about the benefits of conflict resolution and provide strategies for resolving conflict in the workplace.
- Addressing workplace disputes and concerns raised by faculty, staff, and student employees in an effort to resolve potential equal opportunity-related conflicts before elevating to formal grievance processes.
- Providing centralized conflict resolution information and services for faculty, staff and administrators.
- Informing the campus community about conflict resolution and mediation programs available through the Office for Equity and Diversity.
- Developing a network of diverse mediators available to assist with co-mediation services and educational programs.
- Coordinating private mediation sessions for faculty, staff and student employees experiencing conflict in the workplace and classroom.
- Reporting patterns and trends in conflict matters to the Associate Provost.
- Clarifying the institution's practices, policies and rules for individual clients seeking guidance and assistance.
- Creating programs and services to improve workplace communication, work relationships and other factors negatively affecting the workplace.
- Providing facilitative mediation and other conflict resolution strategies before and after a formal investigation and/or peer-hearing.
- Providing guidance regarding the revision of university policies, practices and protocols.
- Developing and overseeing an umbrella policy and/or standard operating practice for handling employee and student concerns and grievances.

NOTE: This position FTE is .75.
Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
- Masters, J.D. or Advanced degree in a related field OR a Bachelor's degree with at least five years of experience in mediation/conflict resolution services.
- A minimum of three years in one of the following: conflict resolution, mediation, employment regulations and practices, or policy application.
- Must have at least three years of higher education experience and a strong working knowledge of higher education operations.
- Must possess strong organizational skills; excellent written, speaking and listening skills; and demonstrated experience in working with and across diverse communities.
Preferred Education and Experience
Special Instructions to Applicants Candidates must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, on-line.
Department Homepage www.ecu.edu/oed
ECU Statement East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status, race/ethnicity, color, creed, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political affiliation.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).
Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.
Rank Level Not Applicable
Job Open Date 07-03-2014
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Date Initial Screening Begins 07-17-2014
Job Category Non-Faculty Instructional & Research
Full-time/Part-time Part-time
Applicant Pool All Applicants
Required Applicant Documents Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
List of References (including contact information)
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 Mediator and Program Manager 
 by Editor  08/18/14 
Location: DC 
Expires 09/06/2014 


Job description
Meridian Institute has an immediate opening for the position of Mediator and Program Manager in our Washington, DC office. This position offers the opportunity to work with an experienced team in support of the work of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative as well as other ocean related projects.

Meridian Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people solve complex and controversial problems, make informed decisions, and implement solutions that improve lives, the economy, and the environment. Our work focuses on a wide range of issues such as climate change, food security, emerging technologies, public health, and sustainability. More information about Meridian Institute is available at www.merid.org.

The Mediator and Program Manager will work closely with Meridian Institute's experienced staff to:

Assist in developing strategies for key work efforts and manage day to day details of projects under the guidance of senior staff and as part of a collaborative team
Interview participants and key thought leaders as part of "convening" activities
Design and facilitate effective meetings as appropriate
Provide meeting support and follow-up through the drafting and circulation of negotiation texts and other meeting documentation
Develop proposals, project budgets and assist in managing contractors
Serve as a liaison with support staff on administrative and logistical matters
We are seeking an individual who possesses a good understanding of the substance related to ocean policy issues. A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study is required. An advanced degree in a relevant field and at least five years of experience in ocean policy, science or advocacy is preferred.

Successful applicants will have strong oral and written communications skills, will be effective working with people, will be highly organized and will have skills and experience in third-party mediation and facilitation. The applicant should be a self-starter with a high level of initiative and will possess strong analytical and problem solving skills. Applicants will have a high degree of proficiency with word processing software, internet usage and electronic communications. Domestic and international travel is expected.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. An excellent benefits package will be offered.

How to apply
Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to apply@merid.org.

The deadline for applications is September 5, 2014. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Meridian Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Children's Health Coordinator 
 by Editor  08/18/14 
Location: OH 
Expires 09/02/2014 


COORDINATOR - ARTS THERAPY-73286
Description

DEPARTMENT: Division of Child Life and Integrative Care SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Senior Clinical Director or Clinical Manager TITLES SUPERVISED: Music Therapists, Art Therapists, Art Therapy students, Music Therapy students, and Volunteers TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs DIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 5-15 TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide supervision and clinical direction to clinical and support staff. To assist in the planning, direction, organization and control of functions for Creative Arts Therapies in order to meet the fiscal, patient care, research, and teaching needs of the Division of Integrative Care and the medical center. To apply knowledge and skill of Creative Arts Therapies in caring for the health needs of infant, child, adolescent, and adult patients and families.

Responsibilities
·Compliance - Patient Services Staff
Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Support leadership in efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensure all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Work with department managers, nurse council and magnet representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
·Patient Care - Age Specific and Culturally Diverse
Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning.
·Patient Care
Performs comprehensive assessments of patients and families reflecting an initiative understanding of their complex needs to develop short and/or long term goals. Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning. Facilitates patient and family involvement in developing a plan of care. Provides music therapy interventions that are goal-oriented and patient/family focused. Reassesses effectiveness of interventions, develops new approaches and educates others to new skill set. Communicates relevant patient care information to promote continuity of care. Contributes expertise in patient care conferences and/or rounds. Applies problem solving skills including the ability to anticipate changing patient needs. Reports suspicions of abuse and neglect as mandated for investigation. Promotes and supports pain management by active involvement advancing pain management in area/on unit and throughout the institution. Documents services and/or interventions provided. Follows up on referrals in a timely manner. Maintains fluent knowledge of resources and individualizes recommendations based on patient and family needs.
·Coordination
Demonstrates understanding of the entire scope of providing service throughout CCHMC consistent with the medical center's strategic plan. Actively participates in Leadership Team meetings. Willingly volunteers to serve on Leadership Team task forces to address time-sensitive issues and brings forth suggested resolutions to the group at large. Shares applicable and appropriate information with staff in a timely and consistent manner utilizing a variety of methods. Participates in the design of new programs for assigned locations, may initiate implementation and provides ongoing management. Coordinates work schedules to ensure optimal customer service considering individuals' skills and departmental needs. Resolves day-to-day customer service issues for the assigned location(s) and addresses issues as needed. Develops positive collaborative relationship with Clinical Directors and Clinical Managers within assigned area(s) to facilitate and sustain optimal operations.
·Staff Supervision and Development
Creates and maintains a climate which stimulates professional growth and development by providing personal and professional mentoring and support to all staff. Identifies, in conjunction with employees, needs for training and development of staff and coordinates with others as appropriate. Ensures completion of applicable competencies and mandatory activities. Creates opportunities for learning and development of clinical expertise that correlates with departmental and individual specialist's needs. Identifies staff responsibilities, standards and professional boundaries by which the specialist will be evaluated. Provides constructive feedback and makes appropriate recommendations for change. Monitors performance of staff, seeks input from others, and provides formal feedback utilizing a variety of methods including completion of performance reviews and performance counseling. Provides informal feedback throughout the performance year. Utilizes formal disciplinary processes when appropriate, seeking the counsel of Human Resource Business Partners when necessary. Ensures that clinical staff maintains standards of practice that conform to state and federal regulations and accrediting standards.
·Departmental Responsibility
Demonstrates understanding of departmental resources and budgeting process and functions within the fiscal parameters set forth by the department. Submits requests for supplies according to guidelines. Ensures that work areas are organized, safe and professional in appearance for employees, patients and families. Consistently identifies potential problems, clears barriers, and assumes ownership of problems. Utilizes creativity and flexibility to solve them at the lowest possible level demonstrating accountability of self and others. Consistently models and coaches co-workers in positive interactions and communication. Completes special assignments and projects while maintaining regular workflow. Increases personal and departmental productivity by identifying and implementing new work procedures. Proactively contributes to and encourages a positive work environment.
·Teamwork
Engages in multidisciplinary team process, actively participating in effective problem solving, collegial learning and pursuit of best practice. Models and coaches others in dealing with conflicts directly, constructively and tactfully. Models and encourages an atmosphere of cooperation, respect and trust within the team. Proactively responds to day-to-day needs of co-workers and division. Act as a mediator in order to resolve interpersonal conflicts within the division. Acts as a change agent to promote cohesiveness with and among peers and colleagues.
·Recruitment and Orientation
Participates in activities that heighten awareness of the profession. Communicates staffing needs to Clinical Manager, and other Coordinators. Coordinates recruitment and selection process for the assigned location(s) and participates in final hiring decision. Facilitates and oversees orientation process for all assigned new hires identifying appropriate clinical trainers for each competency area. Ensures understanding of policies, procedures and guidelines, identifies required competencies, coordinates schedules and creates/modifies templates in EPIC. Ensures completion of all required training activities prior to end of probationary period.

Qualifications

Skills & Competencies
·Leadership & Professionalism:
Demonstrate an independent work initiative, sound judgment, advanced leadership skills, diplomacy and a professional demeanor. Possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively manage difficult or complex situations
·Physical:
Physical ability and stamina (bending, standing, squatting, moderate lifting and transferring) sufficient to be able to perform patient care and management duties.
·Communication:
Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
·Relationships:
Ability to promote and maintain positive working relationships.
·Diversity:
Ability to relate to persons of diverse age and demographic backgrounds.
·Coaching:
Ability to apply adult learning principles.
·Organization:
Possesses an independent work initiative, organizational ability, sound judgment, and a professional demeanor.
·Critical Thinking:
Using inductive and deductive reasoning to formulate general rules or principles and apply them to work; identifying flaws in logical reasoning; understanding complex conceptual relationships; accurately detecting underlying themes or patterns in data.
·Professional Knowledge:
Possess expert professional knowledge and clinical ability to develop and implement progressive research, clinical and/or educational programs for the pediatric population. Professional knowledge sufficient to assure quality of care within service areas.
·Technology:
Demonstrate working knowledge of computer technology.

Required:
·Bachelor's Degree in a creative arts therapy
·Current board certification. MT-BC credentials from Certification Board for Music Therapy
ATR-BC credentials from Art Therapy Credentials Board
·7 years progressively responsible experience

Preferred:
·Prior experience within a complex Medical Center
·Progressively responsible experience in creative art therapies
·Master's Degree in a creative arts therapy
Job Clinical/Non-Nursing
Primary LocationUnited States-Ohio-Cincinnati
Schedule Full-time
Shift Day Job
Job Type Standard

Department Child Life & Integrative Care
Employee Status Regular
FTE 1.0
Weekly Hours 40
Salary Range 25.2-42

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 Administrative Law Judge 1 
 by Editor  08/18/14 
Location: WV 
Salary: $47-88K 
Expires 08/28/2014 

Public Service Commission. Upon referral of a case to the Division of Administrative Law Judges and assignment of that case to a specific Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) , the ALJ reviews the case, including all documents that have been filed to date in that proceeding, and determines the appropriate action to be taken at that time on the case. The ALJ timely responds to all filings in assigned cases. The ALJ enters procedural orders setting cases for hearing when appropriate; scheduling any dates necessary to timely process the case; requiring the filing of prepared testimony when appropriate; and establishing a briefing schedule when necessary. The ALJ rules on all pre-hearing motions including motions regarding discovery disputes, motions to dismiss the proceeding and motions to join other parties, among other things. On occasion, the ALJ presides at pre-hearing conferences set up to simplify issues, amend pleadings and determine procedures to be followed at hearing in particularly complex cases. The ALJ will conduct the administrative hearing, rule on evidentiary questions and objections, swear in witnesses, question witnesses and ensure that the record developed at the hearing is the fullest record possible given the time constraints of the ALJ and the information available to the parties. The ALJ writes a formal recommended decision based upon the briefs submitted by the parties, the evidence adduced at hearing, and all applicable statutes, regulations and court and commission decisions. The decision must cite findings of fact which make specific reference to the portion of record where the information cited in the finding is contained, conclusions of law and orders. The ALJ must enter the recommended decision before the deadline imposed in the commission's referral order.
The ALJ travels extensively throughout the state for the purpose of holding administrative hearings, since cases are routinely scheduled in the area of the state where the parties are located. The ALJ will also occasionally serves as a mediator in cases where mediation is conducted. The ALJ may be required to issue interim relief orders in cases for the commission before or after they are referred to the division. The ALJ may be required to provide assistance in maintaining the commission's law library. Occasionally the ALJ is required to respond to general inquiries from the public, attorneys and the press relating to hearings and legal issues.
Public Service Commission has established a salary range of $47,352 to $78,822 for this classification.
If you qualify and need addtional information about this job, contact Beth Sharp 304-340-0324. This job may remain open until the job is filled.

Hiring Process: APPLY ONLINE. Do not use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability or other valid reason, please call our office (304) 558-3950 (8-4:30pm) for special instructions. Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application.

If you have previously applied and want to update your name, address or email, do not re-apply. Simply login to your online account and click "My Account". Make changes and Save. You do not need to re-apply or notify us to make account contact information changes. If you must change or add education, work history, work preferences, or county availability, you may submit a new updated online application after 24 hours. We will use the most recent application. You MUST do this BEFORE any stated closing date. After that, you may send us a letter and we will update your record.

IMPORTANT: This posting is for one or more specific vacancies. Applicants will be considered ONLY for these position(s) and specified location(s). Your application will remain active for this job for 120 days or until the job is filled. Should this job title be re-opened for applications at a later date, applicants who remain interested in this job title MUST re-apply to be considered. You may complete an online Interest Card at our main jobs page to receive an email notice anytime jobs in this or other categories are posted.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Training: Admission to the West Virginia State Bar.

Experience: Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience as an attorney including trial experience or as an examiner or administrative law judge with an administrative body, or a judge of a court of record.
Your application should clearly indicate your experience in law practice, trial, and litigation.

Your applications should also indicate your current license status with the WV State Bar.

Do not apply unless you fully meet and can verify the above requirements.

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 Senior Employee Relations Specialist  
 by Editor  08/18/14 
Location: AZ 
Expires 09/05/2014 

As a Sr. Employer Relations Specialist at Go Daddy, you will be part of the HR Business Partner team responsible for supporting all teams for their performance management. You will support the development and administration of approved organization-wide policies and practices.

What does the job entail?

Provides day to day support to employees by answering questions on procedures, general inquiries and policy interpretation. Works closely with managers to ensure consistency in policy and procedure application.
Recommends improvements to policy that will focus on the employee experience.
Consults with management on employee issues and conflict resolutions and recommend solutions.
Works with leadership on the preparation of performance management documents including, Corrective actions, Performance Improvement Plans, Demotions & Terminations
Investigates employee issues and complaints to ensure timely and appropriate action taken. Consults with the legal department on investigations and employment actions.
Works closely with leaves coordinator on managing ADA and FMLA issues.
Serve as mediator and/or witness for employment actions (i.e.: terminations, PIP’s, demotions).
Reviews, investigates and draft responses to legal inquiries (EEOC, DOL, etc).
Provides training to supervisors and managers on HR policy and legal considerations.
Processes Unemployment Claims and ensure representation for hearings.

Do you have what it takes?

BA/BS degree in HR Management, Business or related field required
PHR, SPHR preferred
4- 6 years of HR Generalist or Employee Relations experience with a strong focus on employee relations and conducting complex investigations.
Knowledge of Arizona employment laws and regulations. Experience in multi-states preferred.
5+ years’ experience conducting investigations
Desire to take something good and turn it into something great, influencing change and continual process improvement.
Solid written and verbal communication skills.
Aptitude for employee related problem solving
Knowledge of employment laws and regulations
Strong organizational and work prioritization skill
Ability to work under pressure
As a part of GoDaddy's team, you help drive GoDaddy to its next level of domestic and global growth. From Marketing to Finance, PR to HR, our professional staff support and execute a successful business model that allows us to fuel success for countless entrepreneurs and innovators around the world.

Are you ready to GO with us?

When you GO with GoDaddy, you have the opportunity to be part of something special by making a meaningful difference in the lives of our customers. Their success is our success.

Here’s what you need:

Passion to contribute to a truly exceptional customer experience, no matter your job title
Understanding that innovation and creativity is a part of what we do every day
Agility and action orientation – we move at the speed of tech
Understanding of the privilege and obligation of being part of a team
Here’s what we’ll provide:

A fun, dynamic and challenging work environment
Formal and informal opportunities and support for ongoing learning, growth and development
Team building activities and recognition
Competitive base plus bonus incentive
100% employer-paid medical, dental, and insurance coverage for all benefit-eligible GoDaddy employees
Flexible time off policies
GoDaddy has been recognized because of its outstanding benefits, compensation, unique perks, diversity and company camaraderie. GoDaddy was awarded the 2011 and 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility Honoree - Arizona and Iowa. GoDaddy is the #1 IT Company on Inc. Magazine's inaugural Hire Power list of job creators.

GoDaddy believes its responsibility as a good corporate citizen is to make a difference in the communities in which we operate. As part of that philosophy, GoDaddy contributes to nonprofit organizations that focus on causes which are meaningful to our business, our customers, our employees and our community. Visit www.GoDaddyCares.com for more information.

GoDaddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer!

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 Athlete Ombudsman 
 by Editor  08/12/14 
Location: CO 
Salary: $155-198K 
Expires 09/01/2014 

Athlete Ombudsman
Tracking Code
1886
Job Description
Summary
Provide independent advice to athletes at no cost about the applicable provisions of the Ted Steven’s Olympic Amateur Sports Act and Bylaws of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), national governing bodies (NGB), Paralympic sports organizations (PSO), international sports federations (IF), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and the Pan-American Sports Organization (PASO), and with respect to the resolution of any dispute involving the opportunity of an amateur athlete to participate in the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games, the Pan-American Games, world championship competition or other protected competition as defined in the Bylaws of the USOC, assist in mediating any such disputes and report to the Athletes’ Advisory Council.
Duties & Responsibilities
1. Provide independent advice to elite athletes and NGBs
a. Educate elite athletes on the rights, responsibilities and support available to them in the protection of athlete’s rights and in the dispute resolution procedures available to them, including, without limitation, with regard to “opportunity to participate”, anti-doping and safe sport matters
b. Review the NGB selection procedures manual and provide input when requested
c. Review and approve code of conducts and athlete agreements when requested
d. Maintain and provide to elite athletes a list of attorneys or other independent resources relevant to athletes’ rights and disputes
e. Maintain confidentiality as per governance bylaws of USOC and AAC.
2. Assist in mediating disputes
a. Minimize conflicts between individual athletes and Team USA family organizations in the selection of athletes to compete in the Olympic, Pan American and Paralympic Games, world championships and other protected competitions
b. Engage with athletes and NGB personnel to seek resolutions of disputes and potential disputes regarding issues involving athletes’ rights and responsibilities.
c. Create a library of appropriate sport rules and regulations
d. Attend Olympic, Pan American, Paralympic and Parapan Games as a fully credentialed member of the delegation staff living in the Village, working in the Athlete Center.
e. Provide Ombudsman duties and responsibilities at the site of these Games and supervise any volunteer supporting the Ombudsman’s office during Games.
3. Support the development of and propose possible USOC policies that suppport the rights and interests of athletes
a. Assist USOC and NGB staff and volunteers in reviewing policies, procedures and contracts that directly affect athletes' right to compete, due process rights, and selection of elite athletes for programs and/or teams that are provided financial and other substantive support
b. Suggest appropriate revisions to the USOC Bylaws and the AAC Bylaws affecting elite athletes
c. Support the interests of elite athletes in legislative initiatives of the USOC & NGBs, including providing input to any potential revisions to the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and reports required there under and similar activities (e.g. USADA, WADA, IFs, Safe Sport, etc.).
4. Report to the AAC on a regular basis
a. Work with and advise the Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC) leadership on pertinent issues regarding athletes and athletes’ rights
b. Establish and maintain communications with the AAC on policy development and implementation as it affects athletes' rights, including discussion of pertinent disputes
c. Consult with AAC representatives on review of competition selection procedures and other USOC/NGB policies such as WADA/USADA policies
d. Attend all regular AAC meetings and provide reports to the full AAC on a regular basis and when requested
e. Report to the AAC Chair on a at least a bi-weekly basis
f. Compile and distribute “hot topics” summaries to athletes using appropriate communication tools
5. Serve as USOC Executive Team member to represent athlete interests and provide reports to the USOC on a regular basis.
6. Supervise the Assistant Ombudsman including development and performance management.
7. Manage financials in accordance with USOC financial guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications Required
Education:
• Undergraduate degree from an accredited university required
• J.D. degree required
Experience:
• 10 years of progressive experience in the Olympic or Paralympic Movement as volunteer, athlete, coach or staff member required
• Experience as a national or world class athlete preferred
• Experience with managing/leading others with skills in managing others’ performance successfully

Skills:
• Strong mediation and conflict management skills; mediation certification preferred
• Ability to analyze, interpret and apply complex legislation, sport rules, contracts, policies and protocols
• Strong verbal, listening, written and presentation communication skills; must be able to hear & activate feedback
• Ability to forge strong relationships and engender trust with key constituents in an appropriate manner
• Ability to work and communicate constructively and collaboratively with diverse groups of people and constituents
• Proficiency and comfort with using social media and trending communication tools with professionalism

Tools, Equipment, & Conditions
• Moderate to extensive travel required; must possess a valid passport
• Standard office equipment
• Office environment in multi-story building

Job Location
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Salary
154,528.00 - 198,000.00 USD

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 Employee & Labor Relations Specialist 
 by Editor  08/11/14 
Location: MD 
Salary: $52-88K 
Expires 08/27/2014 

Posting Details

Position Information
Functional Title Employee & Labor Relations Specialist
Functional Category Human Resources/Fair Practice
Grade GS.18
FLSA Status Exempt
Requisition Number 14-0195
Number of Vacancies 1
Job Level Non-Management
Job Code N/A
Job Description Summary
HR Generalist

Organization Name Human Resources
Reports to Group Leader, Employee & Labor Relations
Full or Part Time Full Time
If Part Time how many hours per week
Regular or Temporary Regular
Position End Date (if temporary)
Work Schedule
M-F; no telework permitted.

Position Location Laurel
Position Summary Information
General Summary
The Human Resources Generalist is a strategic business partner helping to build and strengthen the human resources of the organization that will enable teams to achieve their mission. Provides the full scope of human resources services, with an emphasis on employee and labor relations, to an assigned team with an employee population of 200-500.

Essential Functions
*Investigates, gathers and analyzes information to ensure that employment actions comply with established policies, human resource laws, and the collective bargaining agreement

*Assists in the administration of organizational policies and the collective bargaining agreement

*Supports client teams in human resources-related matters such as employee and labor relations, human resources policy guidance and interpretation, performance management and the disciplinary process

*Provides management and employees with counsel and assists management in resolving employee relations issues

*Provides management and employees with general benefit and compensation information as well as coaching as needed

*Analyzes, researches, provides recommendations, and develops new policies or updates existing policies on a variety of employment issues in compliance with evolving and current laws and organizational standards

*Assists with analyzing complaints, conducting investigations, and providing recommendations to management in the handling of formal and informal complaints that fall outside the scope of the Fair Practice Office or in the absence of the Fair Practice Officer

*Coordinates the grievance process for both union and non-union employees

*Assists with new hire orientation, including processing of non-benefit related paperwork (i.e. I-9, tax forms, direct deposit, disclosure forms)

*Assures the effective operation of the performance management system within the Team

*Maintains liaison with the Human Resources Office to assure that policy and practice are coordinated with other WSSC teams

*Performs all tasks and job functions in compliance with regulatory requirements

Other Functions
*Designs and facilitates management studies and other special projects

*In conjunction with team leadership, develops business project mapping, decision analysis, workload measurement and job design

*In conjunction with Team leadership and the Human Resources Office, develops and implements a strategic workforce plan

*Performs other related duties as required

Work Environment And Physical Demands
*Work is performed in an office environment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
*Working knowledge of human resources policies, practices and tools and demonstrated knowledge of pertinent employment laws and regulations

*Working knowledge of project management

*Demonstrated ability in strategic thinking, internal consulting, conflict resolution, communication at all organizational levels, negotiation and mediation, and change management

*Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

*Ability to make independent decisions, implement those decisions, and solve problems

*Ability to exercise sound judgment

*Ability to use standard office automation software

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements
*BS degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related discipline

*5+ years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, that demonstrates professional responsibility in multiple program areas such as employee relations, labor relations, compensation management, talent management, learning and organizational development and/or benefits management

Additional Requirements
*Certification as Professional in Human Resources (PHR) (or if otherwise qualified, must obtain PHR certification within 36 months of employment as an added condition of employment)

*A valid driver’s license with no more than four points and the ability to obtain a WSSC driver’s permit

*Completion of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Financial Disclosure Statement within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter

Preferences
*Master’s degree or other advanced degree

*Prior experience working in a strategic business partner model

*Prior experience handling employee and labor relations matters

*Prior experience in a unionized setting

*Prior experience leveraging HRMS systems such as Oracle, SAP, and/or PeopleSoft

Salary $52,236 - $88,245
Posting Detail Information
EEO Statement
AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of the Commission to select new employees and to promote current employees without regard to race, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicap. The Commission does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability and will make reasonable accommodation for any disability that does not result in undue hardship for the Commission.

Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Do you have a legal right to work in the United States?
Yes
No
* Do you have a valid driver’s license?
Yes
No
* Do you have a Bachelor’s degree?
Yes
No
* Do you have a Master's or other advanced degree?
Yes
No
* Do you currently hold an active PHR or SPHR certification?
Yes
No
* Do you have 5 or more years experience in HR that demonstrates your knowledge of multiple program areas such as employee relations, labor relations, talent management, compensation management, learning and organizational development and/or benefits management?
Yes
No
* Do you have formal experience handling employee and labor relations issues?
Yes
No
* Do you have experience in a bargaining union environment?
Yes
No
* Do you have previous experience working in a strategic business partner model?
Yes
No
* Do you have prior experience using HRIS systems such as Oracle, SAP, and/or PeopleSoft?
Yes
No
Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Resume
Optional Documents
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Writing Sample

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 ADR Mediator (2 positions) 
 by Editor  08/11/14 
Location: FL & PA 
Salary: $61-79K 
Expires 08/14/2014 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is looking for an ADR Mediator in Miami, FL and Philadelphia, PA:
Job Title: ADR Mediator
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Job Announcement Number: D14-OFP-1183231-132-TMD
SALARY RANGE:
$60,877.00 to $79,138.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 to Wednesday, August 13, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0301-12
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 13
DUTY LOCATIONS:
2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Miami, FL View Map
Philadelphia, PA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No
JOB SUMMARY:
SALARY WILL BE ADJUSTED TO REFLECT LOCALITY ADJUSTMENT
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is composed of a highly motivated and diverse team dedicated to the agency's mission - to eradicate employment discrimination. Come join us and make a difference.
We are looking for an experienced professional with a background in resolving disputes. As an EEOC mediator, you will mediate cases for the lead civil rights agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age and disability.
TRAVEL REQUIRED
Occasional Travel
Some Travel May Be Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
U.S. Citizenship
Relevant experience (See Qualifications below)
Males born after 12/31/59 must register with the Selective Service
Travel may be required
DUTIES:
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As a mediator, you serve as a neutral third party helping employees (or job applicants) and employers resolve charges of employment discrimination in a confidential forum. Employment discrimination issues vary in scope and complexity, but all cases require you to work with the parties to actively listen, openly communicate, and focus on reaching a resolution to the issue. A typical workday may include:
· encouraging the parties to come to the negotiation table by educating them on the benefits of resolving their dispute through mediation instead of investigation and litigation;
· conducting a mediation session by meeting face-to-face with the parties;
· assisting the parties in devising and drafting a settlement document, and
· speaking to interested stakeholders to promote the EEOC’s mediation program.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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In order to be considered qualified, you must demonstrate, in your resumé and responses to the questions, at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. This specialized experience must establish your ability:
· to use ADR to resolve EEO disputes, such as mediation and other techniques to facilitate communication between parties to break impasses and/or further parties’ understanding of different perspectives and interests in order to successfully guide parties toward mutual agreement, and
· to promote the use of ADR as a vehicle for resolution of employment-related disputes (with emphasis on EEO disputes) through organizing and delivering public presentations about mediation to organizations.

Your application will be evaluated on the following Core Competencies:
1. Ability to analyze issues in dispute and evaluate their importance and susceptibility to compromise
2. Ability to make concise, accurate and persuasive oral and written presentations and provide reports
3. Ability to enter into tense situations and deal effectively with people of varying personality, temperament, prejudices, and personal attitudes
4. Ability to speak to EEO laws and ADR policies, procedures and practices
5. Ability to apply principles, methods and practices of mediation techniques
6. Ability to develop and plan mediation activities and programs
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
Review and Evaluation
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review and evaluate your resumé and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your resumé and supporting documentation to assess the quality, depth and complexity of your accomplishments, experience and education as they relate to the core competencies listed above. Depending on the results of our evaluation, you will be placed in one of three categories; (1) Best Qualified, (2) Well Qualified, or (3) Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Those placed in the Best Qualified category will most likely be forwarded to the selecting official.

You should be aware that all of your submissions and responses are subject to evaluation and verification. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.
BENEFITS:
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OPM offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at
https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

Relocation expenses will not be paid.
OTHER INFORMATION:
• You will be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
• EEOC will not pay travel, transportation and relocation expenses.
• You may be required to travel and you may be required to apply for a government travel card.
• A background investigation is required and continued employment is contingent on completion of that process to determine suitability for federal employment.

HOW TO APPLY:
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Recommended Method for Submitting Your Materials:

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in Required Documents.
You must submit a complete application package by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard/Daylight Savings Time on the closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide all required documents will result in you not being considered for employment.
· To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
· Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
· It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
· To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
· To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s) please follow the steps below:
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is [GK1183231].
2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
Resumes/Applications and supporting documentation will NOT be accepted by mail. Should you need assistance please contact the individual identified in this announcement at least 2 days prior to the closing date.

Additional Information:

You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled Schedule A eligible (Note: for additional information for those with disabilities, see the website, https://www.opm.gov/disability). You must provide supporting documents in order to receive consideration. If you are interested in being considered under this special authority, please fax your complete application package to the EEOC at 202.663.4324, Attn: Disabilities Program Manager.

The EEOC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the EEOC’s Disability Program Manager by e-mail at DisabilityProgramManager@eeoc.gov or by telephone at (202) 663-4339. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Special Employment Consideration:
Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, and returning Peace Corps volunteer are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for a non-competitive appointment. For further information click here http://www.opm.gov/strategic_management_of_human_capital/fhfrc/default.asp. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown above.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents are required for ALL APPLICANTS:
• Resume’ showing relevant experience
• SF-50 (former federal employees only)

Applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference must also submit:
• A copy of your DD-214, member copy 4.
• Veterans claiming 10 point preference, must also submit the following: Veterans Administration Letter and SF-15.
CTAP/ICTAP: Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program.
Eligible federal employees who were displaced from their positions may be eligible for selection priority for this vacancy. In order to qualify, 1) you must be found well-qualified; 2) you must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position; 3) submit copy of RIF separation notice and/or SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and 4) submit proof of your most recent performance rating of at least “fully successful” (Level III) or its equivalent.
Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPM’s Career Transition Resources Website at
http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Jewel Gilliam
Phone: (202)663-4350
Email: JEWEL.GILLIAM@EEOC.GOV
Agency Information:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street NE
Washington, DC
20507
USA
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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 Labor Relations Specialist 
 by Editor  08/11/14 
Location: Virgin Islands 
Salary: $37-42K 
Expires 09/01/2014 

Job Description:

DESCRIPTION
This is highly responsible technical and administrative work in administering the labor laws of the Virgin Island and the labor agreements covering the respected employees. An employee in this class resolves charges of employment discrimination and determines compliance with statutory provisions with respect to wages, hours and working conditions. Work involves responsibility for processing grievances, providing guidance to management and coordinating all activities in labor relations. Work is also performed in accordance with Federal and local labor regulations. Work is reviewed upon completion of assignments and through reports submitted for consistency.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)
• Supports Director in managing labor relation matters;
• Conduct internal investigations of complaints and alleged violations of company policies, rules and standards of conduct and ethics;
• Interviews witnesses for case preparation;
• Obtain supporting documents from respective school/activity center head;
• Assists in preparation for arbitration and mediation hearings;
• Provide expert advice and assistance to supervisory and managerial personnel to address an array of employee conduct and performance issues and grievances of varying levels of complexity;
• Compose disciplinary/ adverse actions and performance-based action letters and grievance
responses timely;
• Analyzes information gathered in order to make determination and settlements;
• Recommends remedial actions to correct violations of non-compliance utilizing appropriate laws,
rules and regulations;
• Maintains accurate and complete case records and files from inception to conclusion by conducting case research and following established policies and procedures;
• Prepares monthly, quarterly, annual and other comprehensive reports that include statistics and charts;
• Share appropriate information within the team to improve overall knowledge of employee and labor relation processes;
• Develop and implement labor relation training;
• Performs other work related.

Skills Required

All interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@doe.vi


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience with Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA), grievances, mediation, and arbitration.

SPECIAL NECESSARY QUALIFICATION
• Must possess a valid Virgin Islands driver’s license and willingness to operate a government vehicle;
• Must have the ability and willingness to travel between islands.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge of current employment and labor law, as well as extensive knowledge of collective
bargaining history and trends;
• In depth knowledge on handling a wide range of labor-management relations and/or employee
relations issues that include discipline, appeals, grievances, performance based actions, unfair
labor practice charges, negotiation/negotiability appeal principles and strategies;
• Thorough knowledge of techniques and procedures of investigation, conciliation and enforcement
of federal and Virgin Islands labor laws;
• Ability to write clear, concise, comprehensive reports;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders during the
course of work;
• Ability to collect and assemble information, engage in case research, analyze both sides of an
issue and make appropriate recommendations;
• Ability to use the personal computer and related software applications;
• Sound organizational and planning skills with a solid attention to detail;
• Demonstrated ability to organize, coordinate, and execute on detail;
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and participate in multiple concurrent projects;
• Effective communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills;
• High level of critical thinking and reasoning skills;
• Strong written and oral communication skills.

Company Information More jobs from this company
Company Name: USVI Department of Education
Company Description:
USVI Department of Education hires teachers and support staff for public schools and activity centers.

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 Case Manager 
 by Editor  08/11/14 
Location: IL 
Expires 08/19/2014 

Careers at Mercy Housing

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Case Manager

Division : Mercy Housing
Location : Chicago IL US 60640
Property : Major Jenkins Apts
Job Type : Full Time
Career Level : Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education : Bachelor's Degree Preferred
Category : Project/Program Management
Job Description :
There are two openings for a Case Manager in Major Jenkins.

The Case Manager works with individual residents or family units to develop appropriate case plans, goals, and follow-up. Provides on-going assessment and support. Assists the residents to utilize community resources to meet individual needs; also works with residents to identify their skills and abilities to promote personal growth.

JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Meet one on one with residents to obtain specific needs information to create with residents a plan to achieve their goals.

2. Work with team to ensure building standards are met; participate in wellness checks and unit inspection follow-up.

3. Design and implement daily activities that promote Mercy Housing’s program model.

4. Participate in weekly site team meetings as requested.

5. Advocate on behalf of the residents (public aid, social security, home services, etc.) and make referrals as necessary.

6. Develop leadership skills in residents and resident involvement in civic life through programs.

7. Participate in organized strategies which enhance best practices and support enhanced quality of resident services.

8. Maintain proper records on case management and/or other activities as instructed. All records should include follow-up plans.

9. Attend all required training to ensure individual and professional growth.

10. Facilitate youth activities and groups – bringing people together (in buildings where families reside).

11. Obtain third-party providers and coordinate delivery of services for support groups under the supervision of credentialed professionals.

12. Create, plan, and implement activities; monitor monthly calendar.

13. Enter resident services activity data into the approved data system(s) in a timely manner.

13. Enter resident services activity data into the approved data system(s) in a timely manner.

Job Requirements :
Education:
Bachelors degree in social sciences or related field strongly preferred.

Experience:
Minimum of one year experience working with homeless and/or low and mixed-income populations in addition to experience in child welfare, family work, and substance abuse; have an understanding of low-income and homeless individuals and their specific needs. Knowledge of crisis prevention, intervention, goal setting, and resolution techniques; should be able to match such techniques to particular circumstances and individuals. An equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training may be approved.

CADC experience preferred

Abilities:

• Strong organizational skills.

• Strong verbal, written, and communication skills.

• Ability to handle potentially volatile situations; conflict mediation and negotiation.

• Basic math and analysis skills.

• Ability to develop case plans.

• Basic computer skills (Microsoft Excel and Outlook); proficiency in Microsoft Word.

• Demonstrate clear, professional boundaries; act in a professional manner.

• Ability to work in a team environment.

• Ability to achieve expected results with residents.

• Understand and commit to the Mission and Values of Mercy Housing.

% of Travel Required : None
Open Date : 08/08/14

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 EEO Specialist 
 by Editor  08/11/14 
Location: VA 
Salary: Approx $55K 
Expires 08/19/2014 


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Position Information
Working Title EEO & Employee Relations Specialist
Role Title Human Resource Analyst I - 19091
Job Open Date 08-11-2014
Job Close Date
Jobs close at 5pm EST. 08-18-2014
Job Type Detail
Definition Restricted Full-Time Salaried - Non Faculty- FTS-1R
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range Negotiable to $55K
Agency Dept of Health (601)
Agency Website Click Here for Agency Website
Location Richmond (City) - 760
Sublocation Richmond /Headquarters
Position Number HR005
Job Posting Number 0082625
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Type of Recruitment
Definition General Public - G
Job Type
Definition Full-Time (Salaried)
Pay Band
Job Description This position is within the agency's Office of Human Resources and reports to the EEO and Employee Relations Manager. This position is responsible for conducting preliminary intake for routine employee relations issues; suggesting methods and resources for resolving workplace conflict; guiding employees, supervisors and managers through the basic steps of the grievance procedure; tracking cases to ensure compliance with deadlines and other requirements; and assisting with workplace investigations, ER- and EEO-related data entry and analysis and other projects as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Broad-based knowledge of human resource practices and federal and state laws and regulations affecting human resources, including but not limited to Title VII, Equal Pay Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
Familiarity with workplace investigation principles and process. Ability to develop and maintain a file tracking system. Proficiency in the operation of computers, related software applications (word-processing, database, graphic presentations, information systems, etc.) and standard office equipment. Knowledge and proficiency with the use of Microsoft Office applications. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to use active listening skills. Ability to understand, interpret and explain written policies and procedures. Must be well organized and be a strong team player.
Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field; experience and/or certification as a mediator; experience conducting workplace/personnel investigations and preparing investigative reports. Demonstrated ability to explain processes for resolution of and/or complaint (e.g., mediation, grievance procedure, etc.) for employee relations and EEO issues within a government entity.
Special Requirements
Special Instructions to Applicants
Optional Applicant Documents Resume
Cover Letter
Required Applicant Documents
Contact Information
Name Ishneila Moore

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 EEO Specialist 
 by Editor  08/11/14 
Location: IL 
Salary: $60-75K 
Expires 08/30/2014 

Employee Relation & Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist
EBS Location: CORP - Illinois
Job Code: 20
# of Openings: 1
Description
SummaryThe Employee Relation (“ER”) and EEO Specialist is responsible for supporting the company’s compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, Affirmative Action (AA) laws and HR compliance programs. To be considered for this position, you must have a working knowledge of applicable EEO laws and relevant work experience implementing those laws, including conducting internal investigations and responding to agency charges. This position reports directly to the Director of Human Resources, with significant interaction with the Legal Department and external government compliance and enforcement agencies including, but not limited, to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor and state and local agencies for compliance reviews, reporting requirements and on-site investigations.Typical duties for this position include, but are not limited, to: the timely investigation and resolution of internal employee matters, such as claims involving discrimination, harassment and misconduct; the management, tracking and reporting of claims activities; serving as a subject matter resource on company policies and procedures, internal investigations, complex personnel issues and the development and delivery of EEO compliance training programs. Out of state travel: 20% Salary range: $60,000 - $75,000Location: Chicago
Specific Responsibilities:
Investigate and resolve employee complaints of discrimination and harassment.
Conduct internal investigations, prepare comprehensive investigation reports and communicate recommended findings and impressions.
Manage agency charges of discrimination, including preparation of position statements and evidentiary disclosures, coordination with outside counsel when appropriate, and participation in resolution initiatives such as mediation.
Recommend corrective action when appropriate.
Counsel managers and supervisors on employee-relations issues involving discrimination/harassment/retaliation, application of disciplinary policies/procedures, HR compliance, FMLA, ADA, Workers’ Compensation, wage and hour laws, I-9 compliance, etc.
Design, review, implement and maintain best in practice EEO compliance programs and policies on companywide basis.
Develop resource materials and conduct training activities to promote understanding of EEO, AA and compliance programs.
Provide guidance on reasonable accommodation requests in context of ADA and light-duty programs.
Work closely with Legal Department to audit existing HR practices to ensure compliance with applicable laws and to identify going-forward best practices.
Manage HR compliance activities related to Employee Helpline.
Provide support for other HR-related responsibilities as may be determined by the HR Director.
Qualifications:
5+ years of human resources generalist experience, with a minimum of 2 years specialization in HR compliance programs and EEO claims handling and investigation.
Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, employment law, labor relations or a related field of study.
Society for Human Resources Management (PHR, SPHR) certification is preferred.
Bilingual English/Spanish both orally and written is a plus.
Prior experience in multi regional/state service industry highly desired.
Thorough and broad understanding of EEO-related laws, rules and regulations.
Ability to identify relevant issues, organize and conduct effective investigations, prepare concise and cogent written reports, and make recommendations for administrative action.
Excellent leadership and management skills.
Ability to work collaboratively.
Effective oral and written communication skills, organizational and analytical capabilities as well as maturity, good judgment, problem-solving skills and work experience in a diverse environment.
A high degree of ethical professionalism regarding decision making and the protection of sensitive and confidential personnel information.
Ability to mentor and train staff.
Ability to work within stringent deadlines and to work in a fast-paced environment.

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 Director of ADR and Mediation Program 
 by Editor  08/04/14 
Location: NC 
Expires 08/12/2014 

Position # 002191
Advertising Department OFFICE FOR EQUITY & DIVERSITY
Division Academic Affairs
Job Title Director-Professional (Other)
Advertising Job Title:
Working Title DIRECTOR OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION PROGRAMS
Number of Vacancies 1
Recruitment Range
(Commensurate with qualifications for faculty and non-faculty EPA) Commensurate with Qualifications
Job Description Reporting to the Associate Provost in the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED), the Director of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs will provide leadership and oversight of the unit's informal resolution strategies, programs, and resources. Services managed, coordinated, and offered by the Director will promote enhanced employee engagement, positive workplace environments, and proactive resolution to complex issues in the workplace and classroom.

Responsibilities and Duties

- Developing an educational initiative to inform faculty and staff about the benefits of conflict resolution and provide strategies for resolving conflict in the workplace.
- Addressing workplace disputes and concerns raised by faculty, staff, and student employees in an effort to resolve potential equal opportunity-related conflicts before elevating to formal grievance processes.
- Providing centralized conflict resolution information and services for faculty, staff and administrators.
- Informing the campus community about conflict resolution and mediation programs available through the Office for Equity and Diversity.
- Developing a network of diverse mediators available to assist with co-mediation services and educational programs.
- Coordinating private mediation sessions for faculty, staff and student employees experiencing conflict in the workplace and classroom.
- Reporting patterns and trends in conflict matters to the Associate Provost.
- Clarifying the institution's practices, policies and rules for individual clients seeking guidance and assistance.
- Creating programs and services to improve workplace communication, work relationships and other factors negatively affecting the workplace.
- Providing facilitative mediation and other conflict resolution strategies before and after a formal investigation and/or peer-hearing.
- Providing guidance regarding the revision of university policies, practices and protocols.
- Developing and overseeing an umbrella policy and/or standard operating practice for handling employee and student concerns and grievances.

NOTE: This position FTE is .75.
Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
- Masters, J.D. or Advanced degree in a related field OR a Bachelor's degree with at least five years of experience in mediation/conflict resolution services.
- A minimum of three years in one of the following: conflict resolution, mediation, employment regulations and practices, or policy application.
- Must have at least three years of higher education experience and a strong working knowledge of higher education operations.
- Must possess strong organizational skills; excellent written, speaking and listening skills; and demonstrated experience in working with and across diverse communities.
Preferred Education and Experience
Special Instructions to Applicants Candidates must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, on-line.
Department Homepage www.ecu.edu/oed
ECU Statement East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status, race/ethnicity, color, creed, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political affiliation.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).
Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.
Rank Level Not Applicable
Job Open Date 07-03-2014
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Date Initial Screening Begins 07-17-2014
Job Category Non-Faculty Instructional & Research
Full-time/Part-time Part-time
Applicant Pool All Applicants
Required Applicant Documents Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
List of References (including contact information)
Quicklink ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=75238
Application Types Accepted Candidate Profile (EPA only)

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 Circuit Family Skates 
 by Editor  08/04/14 
Location: FL 
Salary: $45-91K 
Expires 08/22/2014 

Working Title: MEDIATOR-CIRCUIT/FAMILY
Broadband/Class Code: 817620
Position Number: 22010257-51305964
Annual Salary Range: $45,303.72 - $91,241.70
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
City: Bartow
Facility:
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: 81025
Closing Date: 8/22/2014

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.


Closing Date: August 22, 2014

Position Number: 10257

Position Title: Mediator-Circuit/Family

Job Location: Tenth Judicial Circuit, Bartow, Florida

Salary Range: $3,775.31 - $7,630.48 Monthly*

The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

General Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to conduct legal mediations. The position is responsible for conducting mediations and drafting settlement agreements for circuit/family court. The position works under general supervision of the Trial Court Administrator or other court manager, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Essential Duties

? Conduct family mediations, facilitating the discussion of legal issues between involved parties for court referred family division cases dealing with issues such as parental responsibility, time-sharing, equitable distribution, child support, alimony, relocation, etc., and inform litigants about the mediation process prior to commencement of every mediation.

? Prepare/draft settlement agreements, court orders or impasse reports on all cases mediated; review agreements with all parties involved and manage execution of agreements by parties.

? Prepare for mediation, review case files, pleadings and other documents pertinent to cases.

? Complete closing paperwork and statistical records/reports.

? Administrative Functions- participate in and attend trainings, meetings, assist with projects pertaining to the county/family division or mediation. Seek to self-educate about changes in family law and the rules of procedure.

Education Guidelines

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in social work, law or a closely related field.

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.

Experience:

Five years of related experience.

Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.

Licenses:

Requires Florida State Supreme Court Certification in Family Mediation and willing to get certified in Dependency Mediation. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.

Competencies

Data Responsibility: Directs others in major events and reports on activities and results.

People Responsibility: Negotiates, exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policy and programs or arrives jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.

Assets Responsibility: Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials, supplies, or small amounts of money.

Mathematical Requirements: Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.

Communications Requirements: Reads and interprets advanced professional materials; writes complex reports and papers; speaks to high level professional personnel.

Complexity of Work: Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking and continuous exposure to pressure.

Impact of Decisions: Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

Equipment Usage: Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs such as word processing.

Safety of Others: Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others.

Special Notes

The Family Mediator position requires basic knowledge of the legal system, family court processes and procedures, family law, and Family Law Rules of Civil Procedure. The Family Mediator is primarily responsible for conducting family mediations and drafting settlement agreements. This position requires the ability to work very independently and requires excellent communication skills. Florida Supreme Court Family Mediation Certification is required.

The Mediator works under general supervision of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Director and cooperates with the Mediation Services Coordinator to promote departmental programs, such as participation in outreach, trainings, the Family Law Advisory Group, and other duties as assigned. This position requires willingness to travel to locations throughout the 10th Judicial Circuit to conduct mediations and other duties as assigned.

Additional duties include tracking and periodically reviewing statistics, and maintaining open communication throughout the year about the success and utilization of the family mediation program. Employee must establish and maintain relationships with judges, court personnel, local attorneys, Child Support Enforcement, other service providers, the Clerk’s Office, contractual and volunteer mediators, etc.

In addition to the ability to use basic office equipment, this position calls for strong computer skills, proficient typing skills, the ability to use computer applications, and the ability to learn and use new program software.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State of Florida Employment Application to the People First Service Center online at https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/ or you may submit your application at Florida’s Tenth Judicial Circuit website at http://www.jud10.flcourts.org/sites/all/files/docs/FloridaApponline.pdf.

Applications may also be mailed to:

Stephanie Sullivan, Human Resources Manager

Post Office Box 9000, Drawer J102

Bartow, FL 33831-9000

For additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact: Stephanie Sullivan at 863-534-4035.

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service (863) 534-7777.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority. Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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 Contract ADR Professionals/roster 
 by Editor  07/30/14 
Location: Eastern US 
Salary: $750/mediation + travel expenses 
Expires 09/01/2014 

Resolution Service, LLC is looking for contract ADR professionals EAST of MT, CO, WY, NM to build a roster to compete for federal government contracts.

Personnel must be fully capable of performing the contemplated functions of the respective labor categories in an efficient, reliable and professional manner. Applicants must have:

· A minimum of five years of ADR experience in providing conflict management and ADR related mediation, facilitation, coaching and training in the workplace.
· Experience in EEO cases is preferred.
· At least two years of this experience should be with federal agencies.
· Applicants must demonstrate experience working with both senior executives and labor officials in the federal government.
· Applicants are to provide specialized certifications regarding workplace/EEO experience.

It is possible that the mediator will be called upon to conduct mediation via teleconferencing or videoconferencing or at an agency-provided location. It is also possible that the contractor will train, permit and assist agency employees to co-mediate/co-facilitate with the contractor for purposes of training and experience.

The services provided include: mediation, facilitation, group facilitation, conflict coaching and ADR-related training, with the exception of Basic Mediation Skills Training.

Pay is $750 (gross) per mediation, plus travel expenses.

Please do not expect frequent work from this contract, consider it just one of the rosters you join.
an Application is below for completion, along with a list of required documentation to be submitted to:

Chris Koser
Resolution Service, LLC
ckoser@resolutionserv.com
(425) 672-0921 Office
(206) 518-0599 Cell

 

Resservices
 


MEDIATOR APPLICATION

 

Name                                                 _____________________________________________________

Street Address                        _____________________________________________________

City, State, ZIP                        _____________________________________________________

Work Phone & FAX                        _____________________________________________________

Home/Office Phone                        _______________________ Cell Phone ____________________

Email Address                        _____________________________________________________

Current Job Title                        _____________________________________________________

Training Received From      _____________________________________________________

How long have you been mediating?  _____________________________________________

Do you have at least two years of mediation experience with federal agencies?  __________

Have you mediated with federal sector senior executives?  ______ Labor officials?  _______

Certified?  By Whom?  Date?  ___________________________________________________

Certification Specialty(ies)  ______________________________________________________

 Mediation Model (Facilitative, Transformative, Evaluative?) _________________________

Do you practice shuttle mediation? _______________________________________________

Do you have experience mediating EEO Cases (Title VII, ADEA, ADA, OWBPA)?  ______

If so, please describe ___________________________________________________________

Do you have experience mediating via videoconference?  _____________________________

Do you have experience providing facilitation?_____ Coaching? _____  As a trainer?_____ 

What training do you provide? _____________________________________________

Do you have experience with Organizational Development or Group Dynamics?  ________

Please describe ________________________________________________________________

Do you speak a language other than English?  _____  If so, which language(s)? __________

Geographical availability? ______________________________________________________

Do you have mediator insurance?  __________

Certified as a Minority or Women Owned Business?  __________

OWMBE Certification Number:  __________

Veteran Owned Business?  __________   DVA Certification Number _________________

Federal Tax ID #:  _____________________________
(will not be sent to the client, will be kept in-house)

 

PLEASE ATTACH:

_____            Copy of Certification

_____   Signed Resolution Services Mediation Agreement (will be sent to you once your   application is approved)

_____   Resume’

______   Contact info for three commercial or government references for whom you have provided mediation services

 

Return all of the above to:

Chris Koser
ckoser@resolutionserv.com
(425) 672-0921 Office
(206) 518-0599 Cell

 

 

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 Mediation Education Specialists 
 by Editor  07/28/14 
Location: NY 
Salary: $18/hr, part-time 
Expires 08/06/2014 

Educational Specialists
Job posted by: Community Mediation Services, Inc.
Posted on: July 24, 2014
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Job description
Community Mediation Services, Inc. (CMS), a not-for-profit agency based in Jamaica, Queens, is pleased to announce that the School Based Department is currently interviewing for "Educational Specialists" to support and provide services to at-risk middle school youth in Queens. This position is part-time (10hrs per week). Created in 1983, our mission is to promote collaborative problem solving for youth, their families, individuals, institutions and organizations within a diverse community.

This position requires enthusiastic, self-motivated, creative, resourceful individuals. All applicants should possess an ability to work independently and as part of a team, as well as a commitment to serving at-risk adolescents and their families. Applicants should also possess a willingness to engage in all phases of job description.

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

Provide academic enrichment/support for middle school students
Develop and implement student-centered, interactive, hands-on experiential learning activities
Assist in the development of academic curricula for program
Monitor student attendance
Develop service plans including short & long term goals
Maintain accurate and up to date case records, and logs and input into online database
Develop and maintain a safe and respectful environment for participants
Completion and timely submission of documentation, statistics and correspondence as it relates to the program
Regular communications with school staff and parents regarding student progress
Additional Qualifications:

BA/BS Degree is a must. Area of concentration in Education or Math/ English, is preferred. Experience working with middle school population is a plus. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required.

How to apply
Candidates should send cover letter and resume to sbpostings14@gmail.com

Please include the title of the posting in your subject line.

Phone calls/walk-ins will not be accepted.

Location
89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica, NY, 11432, US
Details
Education requirements
4-year degree
Employment type
Part time
Professional level
None specified
Salary details
$18/hour

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 EEO Specialist 
 by Editor  07/28/14 
Location: MA 
Salary: $52-80K 
Expires 07/31/2014 

Job Title:Equal Employment Specialist
Department:Department Of Transportation
Agency:Federal Aviation Administration
Job Announcement Number:ANE-ACR-14-133-36923
SALARY RANGE: $51,554.00 to $79,914.00 / Per Year
The salary above includes a locality payment of 24.80%.
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 to Wednesday, July 30, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: FV-0260-G
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Burlington, MA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: U.S. Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust - Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
JOB SUMMARY:
About the Agency

Business Component: Deputy Assistant for Civil Right, Office of Civil rights

 

No Permanent Change of Station (PCS) payments are authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
DUTIES:
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The incumbent in this position serves as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist on the Civil Rights Staff, and is responsible for administering and implementing internal programs to ensure Civil Rights and EEO regulations and objectives are met. Is an advisor to managers, supervisors and employees within a region or service area on a full range of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs, applying knowledge of Federal EEO laws, regulations, Departmental and Agency orders, management directives, executive orders, and court decisions. These EEO programs include, but are not limited to processing and resolution of Informal Complaints, attempting to resolve them before they reach the formal complaint stage; working and communicating with diverse individuals and management officials at all levels; informing aggrieved individuals and management about the complaint progress, their rights in the complaint process and the benefits of mediation, inputting and retrieving information and documents in the Agency's official complaint tracking system; reporting, in writing, the results of inquiries into each case counseled, coordinating and documenting resolution agreements. Participants on MD-715 Assessments, and participating in all program meetings, conferences, training sessions and workshops. Works with collateral duty mediators, coaches, counselors and other staff in support of mediation and counselor programs as well as other Business Plan Initiatives. Provides training briefings and consulting services on specialized EEO issues and methods to diverse audiences throughout extensive area of geographic responsibility, in a variety of settings, requiring travel with overnight stays. Works with local schools, universities and private industry in an educational and outreach capacity. Responsible for maintaining and updating records, spreadsheets, databases and reports as necessary. The incumbent analyzes issues, identifies problems, and recommends solutions. Prepares routine technical correspondence and periodic reports for submission to local and national FAA Civil Rights Offices. The incumbent is also responsible for supporting outreach to applicant pools and special emphasis programs, alternative dispute resolution program and proactive training and evaluation to enhance the work environment. The individual also serves as an advisor to the Civil Rights Director on all EEO matters.

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 Human Resources Generalist - Labor Relations 
 by Editor  07/28/14 
Location: FL 
Expires 08/01/2014 

Human Resources Generalist - Labor Relations (C)
Requisition ID: 00254304

Description

Honeywell International is a $34 billion diversified technology and manufacturing global leader. Honeywell has more than 115,000 employees in 95 countries around the world and has a demonstrated heritage of innovation and achievement. Honeywell Aerospace is a $12 billion strategic business group (SBG).

Honeywell Aerospace is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, propulsion engines, aircraft and engine systems and full-service solutions for our customers. The business is organized into three strategic business units to serve the needs of Aerospace manufacturers and end users in three key industry segments:

Air Transport & Regional
Business & General Aviation
Defense & Space

With operations at nearly 100 worldwide manufacturing and service sites, Honeywell Aerospace strives to enhance customer value by making flight safer, more reliable and more cost-effective. Our vision is to transform the world with Aerospace technology and innovative people. In the air and on the ground, Honeywell's Aerospace products can be found on virtually every type of aircraft in use, in nearly every region of the world.

Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., (HTSI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell headquartered in Columbia, MD, with approximately 4,000 employees at over 148 locations around the world. We are a recognized leader in delivering engineering, information, logistics and professional services to clients in the space, defense, logistics, health and information technology markets.

The Prepositioning and Marine Corps Logistics Services (P&MCLS) program is based in Jacksonville, Florida. We provide maintenance and logistics services to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and U.S. Navy.

We are currently accepting resumes for a Human Resources Generalist - Labor Relations in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Human Resources Generalist is a key member of the leadership team, and is responsible for leading all aspects of Labor and Employee Relations for a unionized facility. Incumbent will report to the Site Human Resources Manager and has a matrix relationship to the Labor and Employee Relations Center of Excellence.

The incumbent will be assigned a variety of tasks and responsibilities which may include:
Ensure positive employee and labor relations through strong relationships at all levels of the organization.
Manages the labor relations program of organization by analyzing the collective bargaining agreement to develop interpretation of intent, spirit, and terms of contract.
Counsels and coaches employees, supervisors, and the site leadership team in addressing interpersonal and performance issues.
Advises management and union officials in development, application, and interpretation of labor relations policies and practices.
Arranges, schedules, and conducts meetings between grieving employees, supervisory and managerial personnel to investigate and resolve grievances.
Monitors implementation of policies concerning wages, hours, and working conditions, to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of the labor contract.
Conducts employee relations surveys and works with leadership team to implement actions for change. Work with site leadership and employees to help build and sustain a work environment with high levels of employee engagement and satisfaction.
Conducts workforce compliance training for supervisors, managers and workforce.
Prepares statistical reports, using records of actions taken concerning grievances, arbitration and mediation cases, and related labor relations activities, to identify problem areas and trends.
Furnishes information such as reference documents and statistical data concerning labor legislation, labor market conditions, prevailing union and management practices, wage and salary surveys, and employee benefits programs, for use in review of current contract provisions and proposed changes.
Represent local management and assist corporate negotiating team in labor contract negotiations.
Coordinates with legal counsel on employment issues, litigation and preparation for arbitration cases.
Oversees the development and coordination of all local employee relations events, activities and processes as appropriate.
Liaise with HR peer group across the HR organization to ensure connectivity, consistent communication and seamless execution of Aerospace wide initiatives.
Performs all other duties as assigned.

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
A minimum of five years of direct Human Resources Generalist level experience in a union environment.
Bachelor’s degree is required in HR Management, Business, Industrial/Labor Relations or related field of study.
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and HRIS software (e.g. Peoplesoft, SAP).
United States Citizen
Additional Qualifications:
Master's degree or PHR / SPHR certification.
Minimum 2 years of organized labor and direct negotiating experience.
Minimum of 2 years of leadership experience including direct supervision.
Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills required.
Strong coaching and leadership development skills.
Strong time management skills are necessary.
Strong knowledge of Labor Laws.
Strong analytics and ability to interpret and apply metrics/data.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate organizational change, understand and foster the linkage between business operations objectives/initiatives, labor relations and HR activities.
Travel, up to 20% of the time to worksite locations.
Job: Human Resources
Primary Location: USA-FL-Jacksonville
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Relocation Available: No
SBG: AERO
University Relations Requisition: No

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 Regional Staff Ombudsman 
 by Editor  07/28/14 
Location: TX 
Salary: Approx. $20/hr., part-time 
Expires 07/15/2014 

Regional Staff Ombudsman
Tracking Code
350-153
Job Description
The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging is seeking two part-time (scheduled at 20 hours per week) Regional Ombudsmen to advocate for the rights of persons who live in assisted living facilities. The purpose of this position is to provide advocacy for residents living in assisted living facilities (ALFs) through mediation with residents, family members and/or facility staff; monitoring facility operations, providing facility staff training and education; and coordinating with state, regional and local agencies. This is accomplished by conducting ALF visits, assisting complainants over the phone; participating in survey activities; providing training services for volunteer ombudsmen; and conducting staff in-services. Other duties include preparing reports; recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; participating in resident council meetings; developing advocacy plans for facilities; and participating in cooperative agreement meetings with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services’ Long-Term Care Regulatory (LTCR) division.
Required Skills
Ideal candidate should be able to effectively communicate with persons who have disabilities; mediate complex issues involving residents, family members, facility staff, regulators, and other stakeholders; Resolve complaints; Supervise volunteers; Understand and interpret complex regulations; and Document activity using an electronic reporting system.
Required Experience
Position requires a Bachelor's degree in a related field of study with a minimum of three years of experience working with older adults. Prefer experience working with residents of long-term care facilities. Certification as a Long-Term Care Ombudsman is desired.

NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.
Job Location
Arlington, Texas, United States
Position Type
Part-Time
Salary
19.91 - 21.90 USD

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 Case Manager 
 by Editor  07/21/14 
Location: IL 
Expires 08/05/2014 

Case Manager

Division : Mercy Housing
Location : Chicago IL US 60605
Property : South Loop Apartments
Job Type : Full Time
Career Level : Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education : Bachelor's Degree Preferred
Category : Project/Program Management
Job Description :
The Case Manager works with individual residents or family units to develop appropriate case plans, goals, and follow-up. Provides on-going assessment and support. Assists the residents to utilize community resources to meet individual needs; also works with residents to identify their skills and abilities to
promote personal growth.

JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Meet one on one with residents to obtain specific needs information to create with residents a plan to achieve their goals.

2. Work with team to ensure building standards are met; participate in wellness checks and unit inspection follow-up.

3. Design and implement daily activities that promote Mercy Housing’s program model.

4. Participate in weekly site team meetings as requested.

5. Advocate on behalf of the residents (public aid, social security, home services, etc.) and make referrals as necessary.

6. Develop leadership skills in residents and resident involvement in civic life through programs.

7. Participate in organized strategies which enhance best practices and support enhanced quality of resident services.

8. Maintain proper records on case management and/or other activities as instructed. All records should include follow-up plans.

9. Attend all required training to ensure individual and professional growth.

10. Facilitate youth activities and groups – bringing people together (in buildings where families reside).

11. Obtain third-party providers and coordinate delivery of services for support groups under the supervision of credentialed professionals.

12. Create, plan, and implement activities; monitor monthly calendar.

13. Enter resident services activity data into the approved data system(s) in a timely manner.

13. Enter resident services activity data into the approved data system(s) in a timely manner.

Job Requirements :
Education:
Bachelors degree in social sciences or related field strongly preferred.

Experience:
Minimum of one year experience working with homeless and/or low and mixed-income populations in addition to experience in child welfare, family work, and substance abuse; have an understanding of low-income and homeless individuals and their specific needs. Knowledge of crisis prevention, intervention, goal setting, and resolution techniques; should be able to match such techniques to particular circumstances and individuals. An equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training may be approved.

CADC experience preferred

Abilities:

• Strong organizational skills.

• Strong verbal, written, and communication skills.

• Ability to handle potentially volatile situations; conflict mediation and negotiation.

• Basic math and analysis skills.

• Ability to develop case plans.

• Basic computer skills (Microsoft Excel and Outlook); proficiency in Microsoft Word.

• Demonstrate clear, professional boundaries; act in a professional manner.

• Ability to work in a team environment.

• Ability to achieve expected results with residents.

• Understand and commit to the Mission and Values of Mercy Housing.

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 Mediator 
 by Editor  07/21/14 
Location: OH 
Expires 08/01/2014 

 


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Beech Acres Parenting Center, a leader in services to children and families, whose mission is: Inspiring and equipping today’s parents, families, and communities to raise capable, caring, contributing children is seeking an Independent Contract position and will not be a regular employee of BAPC. This position will mediate post and pre decree divorce mediations. These mediations will either be required as part of a decree or will be for a mediation hearing. The Mediation Dept is open from 8:00am-7:30pm, Monday-Friday and on Saturday as needed 9am-1pm. Location: Westside of town: Glenmore Ave.

Minimum professional qualifications required:
· Basic Mediation Training (12 hours)
· Family Divorce Mediation Training (40 hours)
· Domestic Abuse Training (12 hours with Supreme Court)
· A Bachelor’s degree in business or psychology or related field.
· Current Mediation Insurance
· If licensed as a social worker, counselor or attorney, license must be current per Court requirements to mediate.
· Proof of at least 40 hours of co-mediation practicum hours completed within 18 months of training or current status as mediator for at least 2 years.
· Proof of ability to write an MOA. Submit two examples at first interview.

Professional Qualifications preferred:
· Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution, Counseling; Law Degree
· Family mediation experience
· Membership with Association of Conflict Resolution, OR Mediate.com OR AFCC AND Mediation Council
Job Requirements:
· Will schedule to observe one mediation session within one month of hire date (one session= 3, 1.5 hours with client).
· Will complete one mediation session with Manager (total of up to three 1.5 hour sessions).
· Attend 10 hours of CLE’s or CEU’s every 2 years in conflict resolution.
· Be familiar with AFCC Standards of Practice, UMA and adhere to guidelines.
· Write MOA reports as needed.
· Collect fees from clients.
· Give schedule of availability to Intake admin by the 15th of each month for the following month.
· Responsible for completing service tickets and updated session reports at the end of each session.
· Submits invoice(s) to the coordinator of mediation between the 1st and 10th of the month following each month that services were provided.
· Attend case consultation meetings 2 times a year.
· Attend contracting meeting once a year.
· Review BAPC Mediation Reference Manual and keep up to date when provided revisions.
· Understand and work from an ISbP philosophy. Required training provided by BAPC.
· Possess the ability to communicate effectively, proactively and positively with clients, program staff, coordinator and other professionals verbally and in writing.
· Close out cases that are no longer active within 60 days of last seeing clients. Closing out of file includes making sure all paperwork has been submitted as directed.
· Report any incident as outlined in the reference manual and notify the Manager by email/phone.

Interview Process: In order to be considered for this position and once the candidate is considered for a second interview, demonstration of mediation skill is required. A prospective candidate will conduct a mediation session (1.5 hours) with the mediation coordinator as co-lead.

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 Employment Specialist 
 by Editor  07/21/14 
Location: CO 
Salary: $17.95/hr 
Expires 08/01/2014 

Job Title: Employment Specialist - Full Time - Temporary
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Department: Workforce Center
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Requisition Number: 511
Salary/Hourly Wage: $17.95
Closing Date: 07/31/2014
Job Overview:
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

This position will close at 10:00 PM on the closing date listed.

This position provides a blend of one-on-one interaction and workshop facilitation with job seeking customers. Incumbent will instruct job seekers in all aspects of their job search management. Position provides labor market related information, job search tools, and community based referral services to a variety of customers; orients customers to agency services and operations; screens customers for additional services and promotes participation in workshops, and targeted programs. Incumbent must have hands-on technological skills (MS Office, Google, data base operations, internet usage) and be comfortable assisting job seekers in the computer lab. This is a fast-paced, high customer contact position working with a diverse customer base; bilingual skills (English-Spanish) highly desirable. The successful candidate will possess strong customer service skills and enjoy working directly with customers in an enthusiastic and energetic manner. Knowledge of job search management techniques is required: writing resumes, interviewing, translating labor market trends, etc. Facilitation of job search related workshops will account for up to 50% of the Employment Specialist's time. Extensive proven success in the classroom, developing curriculum, and delivering complex information to groups with highly diversified educations and work histories is essential. This position will be housed in the Fort Collins Workforce Center but there will be frequent travel between the Loveland and Fort Collins Workforce Centers.

Job Specific Details:
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.

Receives immediate supervision from Workforce Team Manager and higher-level professional staff.
Exercises no supervision.
Collect, organize, and analyze information to assess a client's interests, aptitudes, abilities, and personality characteristics for vocational and educational planning; identify strengths and barriers related to employment and program specific barriers to successful engagement within the workforce.
Perform case management activities including conducting interviews and follow-up interviews with assigned clients; evaluate client's background; develop an employment plan for client; provide employment and vocational counseling; make referrals to employers, community resources, and training opportunities; recommend client payments.
Provide life skills and stabilization counseling, and serve as an advisor for workplace conduct, behaviors, and attributes for success in the workplace.
Provide information and guidance on job search tool development including, but not limited to, the creation of appropriate resumes, cover letters, networking strategies, and other elements of a successful job search.
Explain and interpret program rules and regulations; navigate systems with clients; monitor compliance with program rules; may possess in-depth and specialized knowledge to provide services to targeted customers.
Conduct job referral duties with clients; interview and evaluate clients; ensure follow-up with clients; provide labor market information to employers and job seekers; conduct job matches; and make appropriate placement referrals.
Conduct job referrals by matching client background to employment opportunities; register clients for job referral services; connect clients with appropriate training opportunities/services; maintain computerized records of job openings and job seekers; utilize computerized system to conduct automated job matching.
Assist in conducting employment related workshops; assist participants in resume writing, interviewing methods, and job search strategies.
Prepare and manage participant files and maintain appropriate information; track clients based on appropriate criteria; enter participant data into computerized tracking system in a timely basis. Maintain appropriate client log notes on a timely and on-going basis.
Provide assistance with client-based crisis interventions as needed.
Compile and interpret occupational, educational, and economic information to develop and implement vocational and educational plans.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of state agencies, community based organizations, other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
Provide public presentations, focus groups, and informational sessions for community-based organizations and other community-based partners. Maintain comprehensive files of community resource information; refer participants to community resources as appropriate.
Participate in various committees and boards related to program activities and responsibilities; may lead program-based committees.
Provide current and future labor market information.
Assist in developing and recruiting employers and on-the-job training opportunities for assigned program.
Recruit job postings directly from employers; provide labor, employment, and related information to employers; write job postings and descriptions.
Facilitate initial applicant group sessions and orientations; provide program overview and information to clients attending orientation.
Facilitate transition of applicants (and appropriate paperwork) to employment specialists or other agencies.
Work as a liaison with other agencies to resolve client issues; ensure efficient and effective operations between agencies; ensure program compliance; and resolve inter-agency conflicts.
Participate in job fairs providing information to interested parties.
Participate in team meetings and subcommittee work as requested.
Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Principles, practices, and objectives as related to employment and training programs.
Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to employment and training programs.
Principles of case management.
Community services and resources.
Social services programs.
Concepts of self-sufficiency, career counseling and barriers to employment.
Crisis intervention, mediation, and conflict resolution.
Current and future labor market information, employer expectations, and effective and current job search practices.
Various assessment tools and practices.
Principles of participant/counselor confidentiality.
Computerized tracking systems (or demonstrated ability to learn computerized tracking systems).
Routine software and business applications, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
Provide professional customer service to clients and public.
Listen intently and effectively as clients provide information and respond in professional, productive, and appropriate ways to convey a caring, insightful, professional manner.
Maintain sensitive and confidential information.
Follow written and verbal instructions.
Use judgment in locating and selecting the most appropriate regulations in a variety of circumstances in which the task is repeated.
Develop, recommend, and, where appropriate, implement creative service strategies for clients to best meet client needs.
Provide leadership for internal, inter/intradepartmental, and community-based committees or program processes.
Serve as an informal resource for clients, team members, and community-based organizations.
Provide training to new team members and peers, as needed.
Obtain, interpret, and relay labor market information to participants.
Accomplish the assigned workload in a timely manner and meet established performance standards and objectives.
Perform typing functions within required words per minute.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
Qualifications:

No direct experience required.
One year of experience in a directly related field working with adults or youth in a human services setting, particularly in an employment-related services or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities is desirable.
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Sociology, Psychology, Public Administration or a related field.

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 Director of Conflict Resolution/Mediation Program 
 by Editor  07/21/14 
Location: NC 
Expires 07/25/2014 

Position # 002191
Advertising Department OFFICE FOR EQUITY & DIVERSITY
Division Academic Affairs
Job Title Director-Professional (Other)
Advertising Job Title:
Working Title DIRECTOR OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION PROGRAMS
Number of Vacancies 1
Recruitment Range
(Commensurate with qualifications for faculty and non-faculty EPA) Commensurate with Qualifications
Job Description Reporting to the Associate Provost in the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED), the Director of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs will provide leadership and oversight of the unit's informal resolution strategies, programs, and resources. Services managed, coordinated, and offered by the Director will promote enhanced employee engagement, positive workplace environments, and proactive resolution to complex issues in the workplace and classroom.

Responsibilities and Duties

- Developing an educational initiative to inform faculty and staff about the benefits of conflict resolution and provide strategies for resolving conflict in the workplace.
- Addressing workplace disputes and concerns raised by faculty, staff, and student employees in an effort to resolve potential equal opportunity-related conflicts before elevating to formal grievance processes.
- Providing centralized conflict resolution information and services for faculty, staff and administrators.
- Informing the campus community about conflict resolution and mediation programs available through the Office for Equity and Diversity.
- Developing a network of diverse mediators available to assist with co-mediation services and educational programs.
- Coordinating private mediation sessions for faculty, staff and student employees experiencing conflict in the workplace and classroom.
- Reporting patterns and trends in conflict matters to the Associate Provost.
- Clarifying the institution's practices, policies and rules for individual clients seeking guidance and assistance.
- Creating programs and services to improve workplace communication, work relationships and other factors negatively affecting the workplace.
- Providing facilitative mediation and other conflict resolution strategies before and after a formal investigation and/or peer-hearing.
- Providing guidance regarding the revision of university policies, practices and protocols.
- Developing and overseeing an umbrella policy and/or standard operating practice for handling employee and student concerns and grievances.

NOTE: This position FTE is .75.
Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
- Masters, J.D. or Advanced degree in a related field OR a Bachelor's degree with at least five years of experience in mediation/conflict resolution services.
- A minimum of three years in one of the following: conflict resolution, mediation, employment regulations and practices, or policy application.
- Must have at least three years of higher education experience and a strong working knowledge of higher education operations.
- Must possess strong organizational skills; excellent written, speaking and listening skills; and demonstrated experience in working with and across diverse communities.
Preferred Education and Experience
Special Instructions to Applicants Candidates must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, on-line.
Department Homepage www.ecu.edu/oed
ECU Statement East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status, race/ethnicity, color, creed, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political affiliation.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).
Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.
Rank Level Not Applicable
Job Open Date 07-03-2014
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Date Initial Screening Begins 07-17-2014
Job Category Non-Faculty Instructional & Research
Full-time/Part-time Part-time
Applicant Pool All Applicants
Required Applicant Documents Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
List of References (including contact information)

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 ADR Coordinator 
 by Editor  07/18/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 07/29/2014 

LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR II
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM
COMMUNITY JUSTICE INITIATIVE
CRIMINAL & SPECIAL LITIGATION BRANCH
OPEN TO: All Support Staff who meet the requirements.
SECTION: The Dispute Resolution Program (DRP) is a unit of the Community
Justice Initiative, including programs dedicated to alternative resolution
programs. The Dispute Resolution Programs Act of 1986 (California
Business and Professions Code Section 465 et seq.) provides for the
establishment and funding, at the option of the County, of local Dispute
Resolution Programs. The purpose of the Act is to encourage the
establishment and use of local dispute resolution services as an
alternative to formal court proceedings in the settlement of disputes.
The Dispute Resolution Program provides information, referral, problem
assessment, conciliation, mediation, facilitation, and arbitration services
to assist in the resolution of civil disputes. All services are voluntary and
confidential.
Recruitment, coordination, and training of volunteer mediators are
significant components of the Dispute Resolution Program. The unit
maintains a roster of more than 2000 volunteer mediators/facilitators and
strives to provide all services promptly, informally, and at the earliest
opportunity to obtain a swift and effective resolution.
DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Administrative Coordinator will assist with the coordination of all
programmatic aspects, including; organizing and evaluating all
screening, intake, assessment, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration
hearings; establishing referral mechanisms; drafting of agreements,
program evaluation, follow-up surveys; and public information and
outreach activities. The position also includes assisting with outreach to
other entities involved in alternative dispute resolution and working
collaboratively with city entities and other agencies to help train
community volunteers.
Specific duties will include recruitment and training of volunteers
assigned to the Dispute Resolution Program. The Administrative
Coordinator will also be responsible for the preparation of monthly and
annual financial and programmatic reports, and participation in the
annual program audit. The Administrative Coordinator may act as
liaisons with public and private alternative dispute resolution programs
and with federal, state, and local agencies, colleges, and universities.
DRP also has a Biased Policing Complaint Mediation Program. The Los
Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Dispute
Resolution Program have implemented a 36-month pilot program to
mediate selected complaints of Biased Policing and Discourtesy. This is
an alternative to the traditional, adversary-oriented complaint
investigation procedure. The goal is to improve relations and build a
better understanding between the police department and the
communities it serves. The Administrative Coordinator will be expected
to assist with this program as well, including tracking of cases and
program progress.
REQUIREMENTS: Completion of dispute resolution training with a minimum of 25 hours of
classroom and practical training and experience performing duties
related to mediation and conflict resolution in accordance with meeting
the requirements detailed in section 468.2(g) of the California Dispute
Resolution Programs Act of 1986. However, a minimum of 40 hours of
training and 200 hours of live mediation experience is preferred.
The dispute resolution training must be completed within two months of
being selected for this position. Failure to meet such requirement will
result in removal from the position. Any costs related to receiving the
required training will be at the applicant’s expense.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
A valid California Driver License.
DESIRED
QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced training, education and work experience in the area of dispute
resolution. Experience reviewing, analyzing, and resolving complaints
and inquiries involving information, referral, conciliation, mediation, and
arbitration.
Demonstrable experience in the planning, evaluation, and utilization of
computer-based information services.
Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel, and the ability to
learn new databases.
APPLICATION
AND DEADLINE: Interested applicants should submit the following documents in one (1)
PDF file: resume, copy of California Driver License, and a cover letter
specifying ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR II – DISPUTE
RESOLUTION PROGRAM to Atty.Recruit@lacity.org by midnight
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014.
Selected applicants will be invited to interview.
CONTACT: Questions regarding this position may be directed to Songhai Miguda-
Armstead at songhai.miguda-armstead@lacity.org or (213) 847-8015.
CONFLICT
OF INTEREST: This position is designated Category 3 on Schedule B of the Conflict of
Interest Code.
THIS OFFICE IS COMMITTED TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN ALL PHASES OF ITS EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY.
TO REQUEST A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL (213) 978-7150
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 Custody and Visitation Mediator I 
 by Editor  07/14/14 
Location: NC 
Salary: $47-78K 
Expires 07/18/2014 

Job Class Title: Custody and Visitation Mediator I
Working Title: Custody and Visitation Mediator I
Position Number: 60006643
Department: District Court
Division/Section: District Court 12
Salary Range: $47,367.00 - $78,074.00 Annually
Recruitment Range: $47,367.00 - $62,721.00
Salary Grade / Salary Grade Equivalent: Grade 21
Competency Level: Not Applicable
Appointment Type: Permanent Full-Time
Pos. Location: Cumberland County, North Carolina
Opening Date: Fri. 07/11/14
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 07/17/14 5:00 PM Eastern Time


The District Court of District 12 seeks a mediator to provide uniform services in the Custody and Visitation Mediation Program in accordance with NC General Statutes §50-13.1. These cases involve unresolved issues about the custody and visitation of minor children in an effort to reduce litigation of custody and visitation disputes.

The primary duties of the position include but are not limited to:
Conduct orientation sessions advising clients of what to expect in the custody mediation process.
Provide a structured, confidential, non-adversarial setting to facilitate the cooperative resolution of custody and visitation disputes.
Facilitate mediation sessions using neutral mediation techniques to assist parties in reaching agreements.
Utilize knowledge of child development and family dynamics to assist parties in making decisions.
Assist parties in developing parenting agreements that are in the best interests of children and reducing those agreements into a well-written parenting agreement.
Interact with courts and the court community to foster confidence in and provide accurate information about custody mediation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Knowledge of: child development and family dynamics; mediation and negotiation techniques; case management principles; report formulation; and time management.

Skills in: oral and written communication; analysis; conflict resolution; public speaking; Microsoft Word; and using general office equipment including computers, printers, telephones.

Ability to: use neutral techniques of mediation obtained through training and experience; assist parties in evaluating the impact of specific custody and visitation arrangements on children that they might be considering; maintain neutrality in the treatment of the parties; diffuse threatening situations, if necessary; assist in the resolution process; manage cases and meet program goals in a timely manner; and draft parenting agreements.

Must posess valid NC Driver's License.

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 Peer Mediator 
 by Editor  07/10/14 
Location: MD 
Expires 07/14/2014 

Job Title Peer Mediator -ESOL
Location Beltsville, MD, US
Organization Name High Point HS
Department Description
The Peer Mediator is responsible for the oversight of the School-based Peer Mediation Program. These responsibilities are inclusive of, but not limited to, providing instruction to students in the area of conflict resolution, anger management, anti-bullying and harassment and peer mediation skills through classroom instruction, small/large group instruction and scheduled classroom visitations. The Peer Mediator is school-based under the direct supervision of the principal and receives general supervision from the ESOL and Department of Student Engagement and School Support, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools/Student Affairs.

Brief Description
This is a 10 Month Unit I PGCEA Position - Pay Table A

CLOSING DATE: July 14, 2014

Detailed Description
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Provide training to students in Conflict Resolution Skills;
Provide student training in mediation inclusive of active listening, using I messages, remaining neutral, brainstorming options, writing agreements and confidentiality utilizing the Peer Mediation Resource Guide and other related resources;
Utilize an approved peer mediator selection process that results in training students who represent the diversity of the school community;
Identify trained mediators using the articulation list compiled by the Department of Student Engagement and School Support from feeder middle and elementary schools and involve these students in the secondary program;
Coordinate logistics and scheduling so that mediation can be offered during, before and after the school day so that all trained mediators have the opportunity to conduct mediations;
Develop a tracking system to document the number of mediations offered, completed, disputants, mediators and the status of the resolution;
Provide appropriate evaluation and follow-up with the disputants within seven (7) days of the date of the mediation to determine the success of the mediation;
Document the outcome of the mediation on a Mediation Agreement Form;
Monitor the academic progress of the student mediators and confer with the student?s counselor to provide appropriate tutoring resources as needed;
Plan and schedule assemblies and/or classroom presentations in collaboration with the Pupil Personnel Worker related to the Student Code of Conduct and Conflict Resolution Options including mediation and negotiation;
Schedule and conduct monthly (more if feasible) peer mediation meetings with the student mediators to provide skills building and problem solving opportunities overall program process training;
Develop a classroom instruction plan in conflict resolution, anger management, effective problem solving, and peer mediation through collaboration with content teachers;
Attend all quarterly in-service meetings, submit monthly tracking reports to the Department of Student Engagement and School Support/Office of SDFS/SA and share this information with the administrative staff;
Hold at least two recognition events for Peer mediators each year ( end of first semester and prior to the end of the school year);
Hold individual conferences with student mediators to discuss their skills levels and areas needing further development;
Present conflict resolution/peer mediation information and quarterly updates to the administration and staff at regularly scheduled staff meetings;
Participate as a member of the Student Assistance Program Team and/or PBIS Team;
Meet with the Assistant Principals to discuss using mediation as an option prior to suspension and upon return to the school from suspension in order to resolve conflicts;
Meet with and monitor students returning from suspension, transitioning from alternative programs and re-entering from juvenile services to ensure that students have knowledge of options to resolve conflicts and improve decision- making and problem-solving skills;
Submit monthly and other required reports;
Provide support to other schools under special circumstances related to group or multi-party disputes;
Schedule and attend all mediation conferences;
Solicit and investigate referral forms from teachers, administrators, other students and parents;
Provide adequate evaluation and follow-up for each mediation session;
Monitor the behavior of student mediators; and
Work with peer facilitators.
Job Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Thorough knowledge of conflict resolution and conflict analysis;
Knowledge of mediation practices and principles;
Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills;
Ability to keep abreast of new guidelines, emerging trends and best practices related to conflict resolution;
Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills;
Knowledge of electronic data collection;
Ability to work with diverse populations;
Knowledge of school organization, goals and objectives, curriculum, teaching techniques, current trends, research, and materials of instruction in field of specialization;
Excellent knowledge and understanding of the teaching and learning process;
Ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education;
Ability to articulate and present information, overviews and reports, both written and oral;
Ability to infuse technology into curriculum;
Ability to work effectively with students, parents, administrators, colleagues, community, and other school system staff; and
Excellent oral and communication skills.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's Degree in applicable field of education, counseling, conflict analysis and resolution, from a regionally accredited college or university

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Holds or is eligible for a (Standard or Advanced) Professional Certificate in Special Education or School Counseling preferred; or appropriate to an area of assignment issued by the Maryland State Department of Education. Training in Conflict Analysis is preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

No direct supervisory responsibilities.

Additional Details
Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

Based on the settlement agreement reached in Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor v. Prince George's County Board of Education, OALJ Case No. 2011-LCA-00026, PGCPS is ineligible to sponsor foreign nationals for U.S. employment under any temporary or permanent visa program. As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment

How To Apply
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 Court Administrative Manager 
 by Editor  07/10/14 
Location: GA 
Salary: $44-79K 
Expires 07/18/2014 

Job Title:Administrative Manager
Department:Judicial Branch
Agency:U.S. Courts
Job Announcement Number:ADM MGR KMC-USAJ
SALARY RANGE: $44,096.00 to $78,796.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, June 27, 2014 to Friday, July 18, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: CL-0301-26/27
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:27
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: U.S. Citizens and Nationals
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust - Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS: Yes
JOB SUMMARY:

The Kinnard Mediation Center (KMC), which conducts mediation in civil appeals, has a position open for Administrative Manager. The position is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The incumbent will perform administrative, operational, and supervision functions for the mediation court unit.
TRAVEL REQUIRED
Not Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
DUTIES:
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· Assists court unit executive in designing, developing, implementing, evaluating, modifying, and supporting the court’s mediation program.
· Conducts research, analyzes needs and data, and develops a variety of operational, statistical, and organizational reports for unit executive, judicial officers, and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO).
· Drafts guidelines, instructions, protocols, procedures, notices to attorneys, texts for court unit’s public web pages, and other communications.
· Assists court unit executive in developing and justifying court unit’s budget requirements and executing approved budgets.
· Develops financial internal controls to protect and properly use assets, resources, and sensitive information and to protect staff from making mistakes.
· Ensures adherence to internal controls and judiciary’s policies on budget management practices, financial management, procurement, property management, human resources, and information systems and security.
· Acts as leave-approving officer for staff, and monitors and records staff’s attendance and leave hours in a bi-weekly report to the court’s payroll certifying officer.
· Advises and assists court unit executive in personnel matters, including conducting job analyses and developing and updating position descriptions.
· Designs, develops, and implements mediation processing procedures within the court unit, and coordinates them with appeals processing in the clerk’s office.
· Designs and initiates appropriate and efficient means of accomplishing task assignments and enhancing overall capability and productivity.
· Designs, develops, and maintains system of form notices of mediation for use by administrative assistants.
· Develops KMC brief extension requirements, instructions to counsel, and processing procedures and assures that counsel’s request meets the requirements necessary to obtain an extension.
· Creates control records, spreadsheets, and databases for the purpose of tracking mediation data and statistics.
· Specifies modifications and collaborates with court’s and AO’s information technology staff to adapt the mediation docket in the national courts case management system to meet the needs of the KMC.
· Responds to requests from counsel regarding mediation objectives, procedures, schedules, brief extensions, and dismissals.
· Provides administrative and technical supervision, training, and guidance to administrative assistants who assist in developing the mediation calendars of the circuit mediators, issuing notices of mediation to counsel, entering data into the mediation docket and database, monitoring terminations of program appeals, and coordinating brief extensions.
· Plans and assigns their work and priorities, and ensures performance qualities and time schedules are met.
· Performs edits and corrective actions to ensure the accuracy of data, files, and records.

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 Ombuds 
 by Editor  07/10/14 
Location: CA 
Salary: $54-119K 
Expires 07/16/2014 

UC Davis has opened a search for two full-time Associate Ombuds. The positions will be responsible for providing "impartial, informal, independent and confidential conflict resolution services to the UC Davis community on both the Davis campus and UC Davis Medical Center."

The higher-ranking position will also develop and present workshops on conflict-related topics; and identify systemic issues, make recommendations and formulate strategies for systemic change. Applicants must have a "thorough knowledge of the appropriate role of an organizational ombudsperson" and conflict management experience. A degree in Psychology, Social Work, Dispute Resolution or Organizational Development, and Ombuds experience in an academic environment and/or health care setting are preferred. The salaries range from $53,799.96 to $118,500. Applications are due by July 16, 2014.

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Cross-posted from Straus listserv.

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 Foreclosure Dispute Resolution Specialist 
 by Editor  07/10/14 
Location: HI 
Salary: $14/hr 
Expires 07/19/2014 

Aloha,

Ku'ikahi Mediation Center is seeking a second full-time Foreclosure Dispute Resolution Specialist to co-coordinate foreclosure mediation services. Email cover letter, resume, and 3 supervisory references by July 18, 2014 to: info@hawaiimediation.org.

Ku'ikahi Mediation Center
JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Foreclosure Dispute Resolution Specialist
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
Status: Non-Exempt
Wage: $14 per hour
Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision & Paid Vacation/Holidays/Sick Leave

Summary: Responsible for coordinating the mediation center’s foreclosure mediation services, including scheduling and management of cases, while extending our organization’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates infrastructure and details for foreclosure mediation program
Responsible for opening, scheduling, and managing of foreclosure cases
Prepares and maintains hard copy and digital case files
Maintains confidentiality of all case activity and client information
Responds to client inquires and provides up-to-date referrals to clients, including names and contact information for approved housing counselors
Works directly with clients on the phone and in person, to prepare them for mediation
Verifies completion and receipt of necessary documents
Coordinates activities of advisors, housing counselors, homeowners, attorneys, and lenders
Helps schedules mediation dates with all parties and volunteer mediators
Maintains relationships with borrowers, lenders, borrowers’ attorneys, lenders’ attorneys, housing counselors, and others professionals participating in the mediation process
Attends telephonic court status conferences, usually scheduled at 7:50 a.m. and 12:50 p.m.
Prepares and files reports and action requests to the court
Maintains ongoing expertise in the court system in general and foreclosures in particular
Gathers, records, and files client and mediator evaluations
Generates quarterly and annual reports on the foreclosure mediation program
Works with the Executive Director to address client complaints and concerns
Develops and implements systems and protocols for improving foreclosure mediations
Assists with implementation of foreclosure trainings for volunteer mediators
Monitors volunteer mediators who assist in the above list of responsibilities
Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree and/or 3-5 years office and customer service experience
Experience supervising volunteers
Ability to work with diverse populations
Works well independently as well as part of a team
Strong reasoning ability
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong attention to accuracy and detail
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and databases
Able to pass a criminal background check

Desirable Qualifications:
Prior dispute resolution experience, mediation training, and/or degree in conflict resolution
Knowledgeable about judiciary, real estate transactions, and/or foreclosures

OUR MISSION

We empower people to come together--to talk and to listen, to explore options, and to find their own best solutions.

To achieve this mission, we offer mediation, facilitation, and training to strengthen the ability of diverse individuals and groups to resolve interpersonal conflicts and community issues.

To learn more, visit www.hawaiimediation.org

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 Mediation Service Coordinator 
 by Editor  07/07/14 
Location: FL 
Salary: $45K 
Expires 08/01/2014 

Req No: 22010931-51305455-20140701151506 Agency Name : State Courts
Description:
Working Title: MEDIATION SERVICES COORDINATOR
Broadband/Class Code: 817630
Position Number: 22010931-51305455
Annual Salary Range: $45,303.72
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
City: TALLAHASSEE
Facility:
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: 81025
Closing Date: 7/14/2014

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.


MEDIATION SERVICES COORDINATOR

Annual Base Salary: $45,303.72

**The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary**

Position Number: 10931

Class Code: 7630

General Description

The essential function of the mediation services coordinator position within the organization is to coordinate and administer court mediation programs. The position is responsible for scheduling and supervising staff and/or volunteers, coordinating and administering court mediation services, managing continuing mediation programs for volunteer mediators, serving as liaison/information resource, reviewing files referred to mediation, maintaining records of mediated cases, conducting mediations as appropriate, and performing related administrative functions. The position works under general supervision of the Trial Court Administrator or other designated manager; reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Examples of Work Performed

(Note: The examples of work as listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

Supervises court staff, including training, assigning and evaluating work; reviews work of staff to ensure regulation compliance.

Runs audits and assigns daily reports; and deals with special projects and revisions as required; updates notices and adds information as needed.

Supervises, schedules, assigns, organizes and directs volunteers and contract mediators for program mediations throughout the circuit of responsibility; recruits, trains and coordinates volunteers; creates and manages mediator dockets.

Reviews domestic case files referred to mediation to identify issues, assess mediation fees and estimate time needed to mediate the case and report data.

Travels to various counties to meet with judiciary and court staff, assess program effectiveness and needs, and provide mediation services; handles/resolves complaints and case problems.

Develops, plans, coordinates and administers continuing mediation programs for volunteer mediators; plans and organizes appreciation activities for volunteer mediators.

Maintains accurate records of files reviewed, cases mediated, mediation outcomes, fees collected and monies paid out to contractors.

Responds to inquiries from the judiciary, court staff, attorneys and the public regarding mediation programs of responsibility.

Conducts mediations, facilitating discussion of issues between involved parties for court referred cases such as small claims to facilitate resolution.

Gathers information/data to support periodic and special reports documenting activities for the area of responsibility, such as statistical reports.

Provides assistance with administrative tasks, such as maintaining the departmental web site, providing fiscal information for budget planning and overseeing the current budget, developing/updating program manuals, preparing portions of the Compendium for the Dispute Resolution Center, or maintaining libraries.

Performs clerical tasks such as proofing timesheets; answering telephone calls, e-mails and other correspondence directed to court mediation services; performing data entry; preparing periodic employee evaluations; faxing; or photocopying.

Attends or conducts staff and other professional meetings to exchange information; attends technical or professional workshops or seminars to improve professional skills.

Additional duties as required.

Education and Training Guidelines

- Bachelor’s degree in social work, law or a closely related field. Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.

- Four years of related experience. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required

- Requires appropriate Florida Supreme Court Mediation certification (e.g., County, Dependency and Family) or a commitment to get certificate at the applicant’s own expense within 6 months of starting employment.

Competencies

Data Responsibility:

Directs others in major events and reports on activities and results.

People Responsibility:

Supervises or leads others by determining work procedures, assigning duties, maintaining harmonious relations, and promoting efficiency.

Assets Responsibility:

Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials and supplies.

Mathematical Requirements:

Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.

Communications Requirement:

Reads and interprets advanced professional materials; writes complex reports and papers; speaks to high level professional personnel.

Complexity of Work:

Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking and continuous exposure to pressure.

Impact of Decisions:

Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

Equipment Usage:

Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs such as word processing.

Safety of Others:

Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others.

Special Comments:

This position is to conduct legal mediations and draft settlement agreements for circuit/family court.
A thorough criminal and civil background check will be conducted on all final applicants.
An application addendum is required for final applicants.
Prospective vacancy to be to be filled no earlier than Monday, August 11, 2014
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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 Director of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs 
 by Editor  07/07/14 
Location: NC 
Expires 07/16/2014 

Position # 002191
Advertising Department OFFICE FOR EQUITY & DIVERSITY
Division Academic Affairs
Job Title Direc tor-Professional (Other)
Advertising Job Title:
Working Title DIRECTOR OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION PROGRAMS
Number of Vacancies 1
Recruitment Range
(Commensurate with qualifications for faculty and non-faculty EPA) Commensurate with Qualifications
Job Description Reporting to the Associate Provost in the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED), the Director of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs will provide leadership and oversight of the unit's informal resolution strategies, programs, and resources. Services managed, coordinated, and offered by the Director will promote enhanced employee engagement, positive workplace environments, and proactive resolution to complex issues in the workplace and classroom.

Responsibilities and Duties

- Developing an educational initiative to inform faculty and staff about the benefits of conflict resolution and provide strategies for resolving conflict in the workplace.
- Addressing workplace disputes and concerns raised by faculty, staff, and student employees in an effort to resolve potential equal opportunity-related conflicts before elevating to formal grievance processes.
- Providing centralized conflict resolution information and services for faculty, staff and administrators.
- Informing the campus community about conflict resolution and mediation programs available through the Office for Equity and Diversity.
- Developing a network of diverse mediators available to assist with co-mediation services and educational programs.
- Coordinating private mediation sessions for faculty, staff and student employees experiencing conflict in the workplace and classroom.
- Reporting patterns and trends in conflict matters to the Associate Provost.
- Clarifying the institution's practices, policies and rules for individual clients seeking guidance and assistance.
- Creating programs and services to improve workplace communication, work relationships and other factors negatively affecting the workplace.
- Providing facilitative mediation and other conflict resolution strategies before and after a formal investigation and/or peer-hearing.
- Providing guidance regarding the revision of university policies, practices and protocols.
- Developing and overseeing an umbrella policy and/or standard operating practice for handling employee and student concerns and grievances.

NOTE: This position FTE is .75.
Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
- Masters, J.D. or Advanced degree in a related field OR a Bachelor's degree with at least five years of experience in mediation/conflict resolution services.
- A minimum of three years in one of the following: conflict resolution, mediation, employment regulations and practices, or policy application.
- Must have at least three years of higher education experience and a strong working knowledge of higher education operations.
- Must possess strong organizational skills; excellent written, speaking and listening skills; and demonstrated experience in working with and across diverse communities.
Preferred Education and Experience
Special Instructions to Applicants Candidates must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, on-line.
Department Homepage www.ecu.edu/oed
ECU Statement East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status, race/ethnicity, color, creed, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political affiliation.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).
Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.
Rank Level Not Applicable
Job Open Date 07-03-2014
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Date Initial Screening Begins 07-17-2014
Job Category Non-Faculty Instructional & Research
Full-time/Part-time Part-time
Applicant Pool All Applicants
Required Applicant Documents Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
List of References (including contact information)
Quicklink ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=75238
Application Types Accepted Candidate Profile (EPA only)

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 Custody and Visitation Mediator I 
 by Editor  07/07/14 
Location: NC 
Salary: $47-78K 
Expires 07/10/2014 

Job Class Title: Custody and Visitation Mediator I
Working Title: Custody and Visitation Mediator I
Position Number: 60006918
Department: District Court
Division/Section: District Court 19B
Salary Range: $47,367.00 - $78,074.00 Annually
Recruitment Range: $47,367.00 - $62,721.00
Salary Grade / Salary Grade Equivalent: Grade 21
Competency Level: Not Applicable
Appointment Type: Permanent Full-Time
Pos. Location: Randolph County, North Carolina
Opening Date: Wed. 07/02/14
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 07/09/14 5:00 PM Eastern Time


Description of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions

The District Court of District 19B seeks a mediator to provide uniform services in the Custody and Visitation Mediation Program in accordance with NC General Statutes §50-13.1. These cases involve unresolved issues about the custody and visitation of minor children in an effort to reduce litigation of custody and visitation disputes.

The primary duties of the position include but are not limited to:

conduct orientation sessions advising clients of what to expect in the custody mediation process;
provide a structured, confidential, non-adversarial setting to facilitate the cooperative resolution of custody and visitation disputes;
facilitate mediation sessions using neutral mediation techniques to assist parties in reaching agreements;
utilize knowledge of child development and family dynamics to assist parties in making decisions;
assist parties in developing parenting agreements that are in the best interests of children and reducing those agreements into a well-written parenting agreement; and
interface with court the court community to foster confidence in and provide accurate information about custody mediation.
This position serves Montgomery, Moore, and Randolph Counties. Reliable transportation is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Knowledge of: child development and family dynamics; mediation and negotiation techniques; case management principles; report formulation; and time management.

Skills in: oral and written communication; analysis; conflict resolution; public speaking; Microsoft Word; and using general office equipment including computers, printers, telephones.

Ability to: use neutral techniques of mediation obtained through training and experience; assist parties in evaluating the impact of specific custody and visitation arrangements on children that they might be considering; maintain neutrality in the treatment of the parties; diffuse threatening situations, if necessary; assist in the resolution process; manage cases and meet program goals in a timely manner; and draft parenting agreements.

Must possess valid NC Driver's License.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Master's degree in psychology, social work, family counseling, or a comparable human relations discipline and two years of experience in these fields or comparable areas.

Management prefers applicants with two (2) or more years of experience in mediation or negotiation and public speaking skills.

Additionally, for a person to qualify to provide mediation services pursuant to NC General Statutes §39A (7A-494), he or she must have at least forty (40) hours of training in mediation techniques by a qualified instructor of mediation as determined by the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC). This training may be acquired before employment with the NCAOC or may be provided while on the job.

Please attach cover letter, résumé, and writing sample.

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 Executive Director 
 by Editor  07/01/14 
Location: MD 
Salary: $47-50K 
Expires 07/30/2014 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, INC.
OPEN DATE: July 1, 2014
Open until filled
The Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County (CRCMC), a nonprofit community mediation center, is looking for an Executive Director to steer the organization to the next stage of its development. CRCMC's mission is to promote and provide collaborative problem-solving processes throughout Montgomery County. Over the past 13 years, we have offered a variety of services such as mediation, facilitation, community conferencing and training. We are located in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors of CRCMC for the overall management of the staff, development and implementation of the budget, and plays a lead role in raising funds to enable the organization to grow.
Responsibilities
$ Provides day-to-day management of the operations of CRCMC.
$ Manages CRCMC consultants, independent contractors and staff, which include 6-8 full-time and part-time positions.
$ Develops organizational budget for Board approval and implements approved budget.
$ Working with the Board, raises funds to sustain and grow the organization. Directs the application and administration of grants from governmental entities, foundations and businesses.
$ Serves as the public face of CRCMC to elected and other high-level officials, business groups, and state and national organizations.
$ Serves as the primary liaison between Board and staff, including participation in strategic planning.
Qualifications/Requirements
$ Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or the equivalent experience, is required.
$ Previous management experience required, preferably at least 3 years with nonprofit organizations.
$ Experience developing and executing budgets required, preferably in a nonprofit environment.
$ Computer literacy required, including ability to work with Word and Excel and to use databases.
$ Development experience, such as grant writing, overseeing mailed/emailed appeals, organizing fundraising events and developing major donor programs, is required.
$ Strong communication skills (written, oral, and presentation) and the ability to develop and sustain networks of relationships are required.
$ Must be able to attend some evening meetings.
Preferred Qualifications
$ Experience, training and/or understanding of mediation or other conflict resolution or restorative justice processes is strongly preferred.
$ Previous experience with strategic planning preferred.
$ Experience with QuickBooks preferred.
$ Prefer a candidate who is fluent in Spanish, as well as English.
Compensation
Compensation is in the range of $47,000 to $50,000, depending on experience. Very competitive leave policy.
How to apply
Interested applicants should send a resume with a cover letter to: searchcommittee@crcmc.org. Questions regarding the application process should also be directed to the Search Committee at searchcommittee@crcmc.org.
The Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (CRCMC) is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. CRCMC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
The candidate selected for this position will be subject to a background check. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
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 Mediator 
 by Editor  07/01/14 
Location: CA 
Salary: $4-6K/mo 
Expires 07/09/2014 

Job Title: Mediator/Investigator I/II - 022
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 07/08/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $2,116.53 - $2,854.89 Biweekly
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Bakersfield, California

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Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Mediator/Investigator - Bakersfield - 022
Recruitment closes Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Under general supervision, the Mediator/Investigator is to conduct confidential mediation in family and dependency law and custody evaluations in family law cases; investigations in abandonment, stepparent adoptions, guardianship and conservatorship.

This is the entry and journey level of the Mediator/Investigator series. The classification encompasses both mediator and investigator roles, primarily in the family law and probate areas. Incumbents may need to conduct investigations to be able to mediate disputes. It is distinguished from the higher level Senior Mediator/Counselor class in that the latter may provide mentoring, training, work assignment, and direction to the Mediator/Investigator class and/or mediate the most complex cases.
Essential Functions:
Conducts confidential mediation sessions in family law cases to assist in the resolution of child custody and visitation disputes between family members or in juvenile dependency cases.

Assists parents in development of parenting plans.

Conducts investigations in family law and probate matters.

Interviews family members and children involved in investigations in order to develop recommendations for the court. Confers with medical providers, schools, Child Protective Services, mental health services, law enforcement, and others who may contribute information of value in investigations.

Participates in training as outlined in the California Rules of Court.

Maintains case records, writes reports and mediation agreements, and otherwise complies with administrative requirements of Family Court Services.

Performs other job related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
At the I Level: Completion of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, social work, marriage, family and child counseling, or related field AND eligibility for licensure and registration in the State of California as a Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist AND two (2) years of full-time paid experience providing individual, conjoint and family counseling.

At the II Level: Completion of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, social work, marriage, family and child counseling, or related field AND licensure in the State of California as a Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist AND four (4) years of full-time paid experience providing individual, conjoint and family counseling, two (2) years of which are equivalent to a Mediator/Investigator I.

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REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge of the California court system and the procedures used in family law cases; other resources in the community to which clients can be referred for assistance; adult psychopathology and the dynamics of families; child development, child abuse, clinical issues relating to children, the effects of divorce on children, the effects of domestic violence on children; and child custody research sufficient to enable a mediator/investigator to assess the mental health needs of children.

Skills in time management; organization; personal computer and word processing software operation; strong oral and written communication skills.

Ability to evaluate written documents; interview witnesses, parties, and obtain other sources of information to determine whether legal requirements to sustain petitions have been met; develop and understanding of legal codes and rules as they pertain to the work of Family Court Services; draft reports and recommendations to the court, testify in Court, and perform other duties as required.

Selection Procedures:
Knowledge of the California court system and the procedures used in family law cases; other resources in the community to which clients can be referred for assistance; adult psychopathology and the dynamics of families; child development, child abuse, clinical issues relating to children, the effects of divorce on children, the effects of domestic violence on children; and child custody research sufficient to enable a mediator/investigator to assess the mental health needs of children.

Skills in time management; organization; personal computer and word processing software operation; strong oral and written communication skills.

Ability to evaluate written documents; interview witnesses, parties, and obtain other sources of information to determine whether legal requirements to sustain petitions have been met; develop and understanding of legal codes and rules as they pertain to the work of Family Court Services; draft reports and recommendations to the court, testify in Court, and perform other duties as required.

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[ Reply to This ]        2425

 Foreclosure Legal Researcher 
 by Editor  07/01/14 
Salary: $4.5k/mo 
Expires 07/15/2014 

Job Title: Foreclosure Legal Researcher (Exempt Appointment) Island of Hawai'i, Hilo
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $4,447.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full-Time Temporary
Location: Hilo

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Position Specific Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Foreclosure Legal Researcher, Exempt Appointment (Non-civil service), Full-time, Temporary, Third Circuit, Island of Hawai'i, Hilo.

Note: Salary rate as of July 1, 2014.
Summary of Duties:
Under the general supervision of a Circuit Court Judge, performs legal research as directed. Assignments may range from routine verification of citations to review and analysis of litigant’s motions, memoranda, affidavits, etc. and the research of novel legal issues.

Assists the Judge in preparation for pre-mediations and mediation conferences, hearings, and trials. Reviews case files, analyzing documents and researching cited authorities, laws, and statutes to determine whether they are supported by the facts of the case. Advises the judge on the specifics of the case, makes suggestions concerning problems which may be anticipated, and notes special legal issues which may be present and offers possible solutions. Attends and takes notes at pre-trial conferences and proceedings in the courtroom.

Performs active case management for mortgage foreclosure cases pending in the Foreclosure Assistance Program in an environment requiring communication with the Court, litigants, and services providers. Reviews the documents to ensure that only those cases that are appropriate for mediation are referred to mediation. Bridges the non-court and court world to ensure a fair process. Acts as a facilitator to educate, instruct, and identify what needs to happen in a foreclosure case and who is responsible for it happening. Keeps the parties focused on accountability, promises, and timelines. Acts as a source of information for litigants regarding resources available to address the litigants’ needs. Serves as a depository for all available information regarding the foreclosure case and up-to-date information on case status. Administers and coordinates the progression of cases from opening to final disposition. Maintains document files and correspondence pertaining to cases. Assists judges in resolving matters before the court and in courtroom proceedings related to foreclosure cases; performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Graduation from a school of law recognized by the American Bar Association.

Supplemental Information:
Submit resume by email.

Email:
Judge Greg Nakamura
Recruitment.3JC@courts.hawaii.gov

First consideration to resumes received by Monday, July 14, 2014. Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.

This is a position exempt from civil service. Civil service recruitment procedures do not apply, however, public employment and Judiciary employment requirements must be met. Online applications are not being accepted for this recruitment. Interested applicants should submit a resume as described above.

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 Labor Negotiator 
 by Editor  07/01/14 
Location: WA 
Salary: $91-116/K/yr 
Expires 07/14/2014 

Job Title: Labor Negotiator
Opening Date/Time: Mon. 06/23/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 07/13/14 11:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $7,595.47 - $9,626.93 Monthly
$91,145.60 - $115,523.20 Annually
Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week
Location: King County Administration Building - 500 4th Ave, Seattle, Washington
Department: Office of Labor Relations

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King County is seeking to hire Labor Negotiator IIs with experience in collective bargaining, contract administration, and advocacy in administrative hearings. The Labor Negotiator II serves as the county’s chief spokesperson in negotiating complex labor contracts. The Labor Negotiator II also is responsible for administering assigned labor contracts, including advising on the interpretation and application of the contract, and conducting grievance hearings. Some Negotiator II positions represent the county in administrative hearings involving unfair labor practice charges, bargaining unit clarification, union representation proceedings, classification appeals and grievance-arbitration and interest-arbitration hearings. In addition, the Labor Negotiator II serves as an advisor to management on labor and employment laws, consults on personnel matters, and participates in briefing senior management and elected officials on labor policies and complex and/or county-wide labor relations issues.

PLEASE NOTE: Depending on experience, an applicant may be offered aposition as a Labor Negotiator I. The salary will range for Labor Negotiator I is between $82, 896 and $105,067 per year.

WHO MAY APPLY: These full-time, career service positions are open to all qualified applicants. Additional consideration will be given to county career service employees.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a King County Application Form (paper or electronic), Resume and Letter of Interest detailing your background and describing how you meet or exceed the requirements listed in this job announcement at http://kingcounty.gov/jobs.aspx. Electronic submission is preferred.

You can attach multiple documents if necessary or required, such as your resume and letter of interest to your electronic application. Your options are:
· Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
· Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.

WORK SCHEDULE: The typical work schedule for this position is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. These position are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and are not overtime eligible. Incumbents may be required to work extended and/or flex scheduled work hours to respond to service needs.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Please direct questions about this recruitment to Brittany Hagen Crosser, Senior Human Resource Analyst at 206-296-5172 or Brittany.hagen@kingcounty.gov.

Job Duties:
Negotiator IIs serve as the chief spokesperson on five or more complex labor contracts and are responsible their administration. .
Provide advice and consultation to management on a wide range of personnel matters, including, but not limited to, employee discipline and performance management issues.
Participate in the development of proposed labor policies for recommendation to the County Executive and/or King County Council. Assist in the preparation and presentation of briefing materials to the Executive Labor Policy Committee, County Executive and/or King County Council on complex and/or County-wide labor relations issues.
Direct and oversee the completion of and/or perform specialized compensation analysis in support of labor negotiations, including preparing exhibits, researching and analyzing collective bargaining provisions of other jurisdictions.
Research state and federal laws and case precedents dealing with collective bargaining issues and processes to determine applicability and/or impact to the County personnel system and advise management. Prepare briefs related to such laws and cases.
Some Labor Negotiator IIs may be assigned to:
Represent the County in grievance-arbitrations, interest-arbitrations and provide assistance to outside consultants or legal counsel, as appropriate, including the preparation of witnesses and exhibits.
Represent the County in cases before the County Personnel Board and/or State Public Employment Relations Commission, including discipline matters, unfair labor practices charges, bargaining unit clarification and union representation proceedings.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:
Progressively responsible experience in bargaining complex labor contracts with multiple stakeholders, preferably as a lead negotiator.
Demonstrated experience applying the principles and practices of labor contract negotiation and administration, grievance handling and arbitration processes in a fast paced, complex organization.
Demonstrated experience applying the principles and practices of labor and employment laws and providing consultation to management on labor and employee related issues.
Demonstrated skill in gathering, correlating and analyzing information to devise effective solutions to labor relations and human resources issues.
Demonstrated skill in fair and balanced problem solving and conflict resolution, including in mediation hearings.
Demonstrated skill in writing contract language and proposals with precision.
Demonstrated skill in verbal and written communication.
Demonstrated skill in interpreting contracts, regulations and laws.
Experience in administrative proceedings.
Demonstrated skill in conducting research and preparing briefs.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS For Labor Negotiator II:
The most qualified applicants will have several years of experience as the chief spokesperson negotiating and administering complex labor agreement for organizations with multiple stakeholders such as; public officials, department directors, line personnel, and labor unions.

Supplemental Information:
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A valid Washington State driver’s license or the alternate ability to travel around the County in a timely manner is required.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applications will be screened for qualification, clarity and completeness of application materials. Answers to supplemental questions must be supported by information supplied on the application. Competitive applicants will be those with the most recent and relevant demonstrated qualifications. The most competitive applicants may be invited for one or more interviews.

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 Mediation Program Coordinator 
 by Editor  07/01/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 07/15/2014 

Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services a program of California Lawyers for the Arts

1641 18th Street Santa Monica CA 90404

Phone: 310.998.5590 Fax: 310.998.5594

www.calawyersforthearts.org

JOB DESCRIPTION

California Lawyers for the Arts Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services Program Coordinator (Santa Monica Office)
Duties: Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Services:

? Coordinate volunteer mediators and arbitrators to conduct mediation and arbitration for developed cases;

? Conciliate arts-related conflicts;

? Maintaining quality standards for the program in order to fulfill the mission of CLA. Program Reporting:

? Maintain accurate records in order to generate required monthly and annual reports to the Los Angeles County Dispute Resolution Program and other funding agencies,

? Provide periodic reports to the AAMS committee of the CLA Board. Program Development:

? Work closely with the Associate Director and other CLA staff to market the program and develop cases for mediation and arbitration

? Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in Sacramento and San Francisco, while providing outreach to LA County arts, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and legal communities.

? Develop program funding and assist in developing a variety of ADR training programs,

? Recruit and supervise program volunteers and interns

? Conduct bi-annual mediation and arbitration trainings

? Other tasks as needed

Reports to: Associate Director, AAMS Program Director, Executive Director

Deadline to Apply: Monday, July 14, 2014 Submit your resume and cover letter to Robyn Weinstein at robyn.weinstein@calawyersforthearts.org. No phone calls please.

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 Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 
 by Editor  07/01/14 
Location: WI 
Expires 07/15/2014 

Communications Coordinator
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) seeks a communications coordinator with excellent communications skills and a strong aptitude for technology to support the marketing, communications and technology functions of the organization. This is a full-time entry-level position for an intelligent, motivated self-starter who is interested in working for an international non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin.
The successful candidate will have strong problem-solving, writing (including excellent proofreading, copy editing) and organizational skills, and will be comfortable working with computers, websites, databases and social media. Responsibilities include working on newsletters, marketing materials, moderating social media forums, webinar support, software updates and computer troubleshooting. A strong work ethic, flexibility, and a desire to learn new skills and work as part of a team are important.
Qualifications and requirements:
? Bachelor’s degree or experience in a nonprofit, technology, marketing or communications role.
? Experience with marketing, communications, nonprofits, or membership associations preferred.
? Ability to handle multiple projects and conflicting deadlines.
? Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
? Aptitude for technology (software and hardware) with the ability and desire to learn.
AFCC is an interdisciplinary and international membership association of family law professionals. Our eight person staff manages an association of 5,000 members and hosts several conferences and training programs each year. Our members are our customers, assisting them is job one; everyone from our executive director to our program assistant answers the phone, fielding questions ranging from registration and membership to substantive questions about our professional journal.
AFCC offers:
? Competitive compensation in the nonprofit sector
? Excellent benefits, including health, dental, disability insurance
? Paid vacation, sick leave, four personal days, and nine paid holidays per year

? Casual dress code
? Office with a window
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and three short writing samples to afccnet@afccnet.org. No phone calls please.

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 Employee Relations Manager 
 by Editor  07/01/14 
Location: PA 
Expires 07/12/2014 

Employee Relations Manager
A14-0040

Job Description: Position Summary: Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Employee Relations and Title IX Coordinator, the Employee Relations Officer will perform two major functions. This role will serve as a resource for managers, staff and employees relating to employee relations, conflict mediation, complain investigation, and performance management. Additionally, this role will assist in the development of innovative, multi-level Title IX programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but are not limited to)
Essential Duties
Employee Relations
Advises employees, supervisors, and managers regarding University policy interpretation and ensures proper and consistent application of policies. Investigates and resolves disputes in order to maximize a creative, safe and respectful work environment. Provides HR advice and support to managers regarding the corrective action process, working with the Assistant Director as appropriate. Assists in developing performance improvement plans and professional development plans for employees. Develops, conducts and evaluates findings from the exit interview process. Works closely with the Assistant Director to develop effective training strategy to build supervisory knowledge of employee relations interpretation of policies. Presents positive and effective supervisory tools to build supervisors skills. Proactively meets with supervisors to provide updates on changes of policies and/or procedures.
Responds to unemployment claims; prepares and participates in unemployment appeals and/or hearings; monitors unemployment costs; may recommend methods of reducing cost to the institution.
Assures that all written office procedures are current and maintained.

Title IX:
Works with Title IX Coordinator in the development of innovative training in collaboration with Student Affairs and other internal constituents. Assists in the implementation and evaluation of new Title IX programs. Coordinates logistics relating to campus and social media, training programs and events related to Title IX. Compiles and reports on Title IX training program participation and compliance
Researches and assess the efficacy of Title IX program.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Conducts weekly New Hire Orientation. Assists with all Human Resources sponsored employee events
Administrative tasks related to role, including but not limited to, phones, correspondence, drafting communications, file and record keeping. Backup for HR Generalist activities as needed
Responsible for other duties as designated by the Assistant Director/Title IX Coordinator.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Education/Training and Experience Required)
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or related field. 5-7 years’ experience in employee relations, formal investigations, and conflict mediation. Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulatory processes related to employment. Excellent analytical and organizational skills. Excellent presentation and communication skills. Proficiency in the use of a personal computer for data management, analysis, and communications, particularly MS Office.

Preferred: PHR or SPHR certification. Experience related to Affirmative Action Plans
Experience in coordinating web-based and live training. Experience in Higher Education a plus
Familiarity with Title IX requirements a plus.
Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive University, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener’s main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with satellite campuses in Exton and Harrisburg Pennsylvania and Wilmington Delaware. For more information about the University, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.

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 Juvenile Case Work Manager 
 by Editor  06/23/14 
Location: TX 
Salary: $49-54K 
Expires 07/03/2013 

Job Title: Juvenile Case Work Manager
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 07/02/14 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary: $48,530.77 - $54,350.40 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: 2515 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas
Department: Juvenile Probation

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Job Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions

Manages the personnel and tasks of assigned work unit. Manages the compliance with applicable State and Federal laws and guidelines, and departmental policies and procedures. Conducts research, plans programs, policies and procedures, goals and objectives of the unit. May manage an assigned caseload. May be assigned oversight of the facility and administrative functions in the absence of the Division Manager.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
This is a job classification within the Senior Management/Middle Management job family. Incumbents in this classification oversees and manages the daily operations of employees assigned to supervise and monitor progress of clients within the juvenile justice system. Provides assistance to staff and makes recommendations on the more complex client issues. May require work in secure facilities. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages the Accreditation Compliance Unit, which provides oversight, guidance and monitoring for Departmental compliance delineated by local, federal and state accreditation, licensing and oversight agencies, grant providers, the prison rape elimination act (PREA), the American Correctional Association ) ACA), and the Travis County Juvenile Board.
Manages the daily operations of employees assigned to supervise and monitor progress of clients within the juvenile justice system. Interviews, hires, trains, manages, develops and evaluates employee performance. Counsels employees as necessary to improve performance. Disciplines and terminates employees, as required.
Plans, schedules, distributes and monitors workload. Ensures work is performed in accordance with laws, policies and procedures. Sets priorities on tasks. Oversees functions to ensure work is completed and objectives are met.
Evaluates, recommends and initiates change in office policies and procedures. Prepares reports. Assists in analyzing operations. Assists in budget preparation.
Provides oversight and guidance to staff and makes recommendations on the more complex client issues.
Prepares reports, compiles statistics and monitors the unit's workload to ensure that quality services are being provided.
Conducts research, plans programs, policies and procedures, goals and objectives of the unit. Develops, implements and evaluates programs to address specialized needs and provides clinical program oversight.
May manage an assigned caseload. Conducts case reviews and audits, and develops, implements and reviews case management systems. Maintains case files and computer records on each case.
Investigates and processes complaints from clients and their families, citizens, public and private agencies, attorneys, judges and others. Resolves problems.
Assists with the coordination of division functions with other divisions.
Represents the department in coordinating activities with other departments, various law enforcement agencies, governmental and other agencies.
May perform administrative division tasks, staff meetings and chair staff committees. May be assigned oversight of the facility and administrative functions in the absence of the Division Manager.
May coordinate client's transportation needs according to policy and procedures.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in one of the Social or Behavioral Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Counseling, Education, Criminal Justice or a directly related field AND four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in social services, community corrections, or juvenile agency, including at least one (1) year in lead, supervisory or management experience;

OR,

Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Certification as a Juvenile Probation Officer and Detention Officer or eligible for certification within six (6) months of date of hire, including successful completion of Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) First Aid and Handle with Care (state approved physical restraint technique).
Valid Texas Driver's License.

Preferred:
Master's degree in one of the Social or Behavioral Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Counseling, Education, Criminal Justice or a directly related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
Family law and the District Court system.
Conciliation and mediation concepts.
Management and supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
Policies, practices, procedures and legal terminology related to court system.
Standard practices in area of assignment.
Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.
Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
Skill in:
Supervising others.
Developing general and specific programs to reach certain segments of the public.
Public speaking and content delivery.
Negotiating, interviewing and investigating practices and techniques.
Problem-solving and decision-making.
Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
Train and supervise office personnel.
Plan, assign, motivate, and coordinate work of support staff to achieve specific service objectives.
Accurately assess the present and future needs of a child, to present that child's case and advocate their best interests in court as well as out of court for as long as the case is in the court system.
Evaluate psychological and other professional reports.
Research and maintain legal concepts.
Perform in a stressful environment while maintaining a professional manner.
Manage time well, perform multiple tasks and organize diverse activities.
Independently prepare correspondence and memorandums and other materials.
Research, compile, analyze, interpret and prepare a variety of fiscal, statistical and administrative reports.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental clientele, representatives of outside agencies, other County employees and officials, attorneys, children, judges and the general public.

Work Environment & Other Information:
Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 50-100 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, squatting to perform the essential functions. Requires exposure to hostile behavior from clients. May be subject to contact with noise, vibration, fumes, foul odor, dirt, dust, mist, gases and poor ventilation. Subject to contact with communicable diseases, radiation, hazardous waste, human fecal matter and foul odors. Subject to stressful environment and client and customer contact for extended periods of time.

This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Department: Juvenile Probation

Location: 2515 S. Congress Ave. Austin

Drug Test Required
Physical Exam Required
Criminal, Driving, Education & Employment Background Check Required

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 Ombuds 
 by Editor  06/23/14 
Location: CT 
Expires 07/02/2014 

Job Title VP, Ombudsman
Location US, CT, Stamford
Company Description
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the valuable partner to clients in over 13,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, we work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

For more information, visit us at: http://www.gartner.com/technology/about.jsp

Job Description
Enhance Gartner's client value and brand by addressing openly and assertively issues of analytical independence, accuracy and integrity through compliance with objectivity standards.

Adjudicate internal compliance issues, end-user, vendor client and non-client disputes about the fairness and objectivity of Gartner content by evaluating research content for balance and objectivity as well as adherence to methodologies and guidelines.
Analyze escalation data for root causes and trends, and help address the problems broadly.
Be primary liaison between Ombudsman and various business units.
Improve the transparency of the Ombudsman's office, deliver greater visibility into Gartner's research processes and methodologies resulting in increasing understanding and confidence.
Add to team's collective knowledge in areas not commonly known.
Maintain and improve internal guidelines/practices/policies.
Job Requirements
Job Requirements

15+ years experience in the IT industry, including 3+ years experience in Research Field.
Previous Gartner research experience required.
An understanding of the processes involved in researching, writing, reviewing and approving written research as well as supporting it via inquiry and presentations; general understanding of operations of all Gartner business units and the ability to apply it to issues that arise.
Broad general knowledge of the IT industry structure and the IT Advisory and Consulting industry, including Gartner competitors.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Confident, empathetic, analytical, proven credibility in Gartner.
Conflict-resolution/mediation skills and experience.
Additional Details
Gartner is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to the value of workforce diversity. Gartner does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veterans status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All matters relating to employment with the Company are based on, and operate according to, the principle of merit. If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Gartner and need special assistance due to a disability or accommodation for a disability, please send us an email at Applicant.Assistance@gartner.com.

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 Conflict Resolution Specialist 
 by Editor  06/23/14 
Location: DC 
Salary: $63-82/yr 
Expires 06/27/2014 

Job Title:Conflict Resolution Specialist
Agency:Office of Special Counsel
Job Announcement Number:PH-CF-2014-1134547
SALARY RANGE: $63,091.00 to $82,019.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, June 13, 2014 to Friday, June 27, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-11
POSITION INFORMATION: Part Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens and Status Candidates
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
JOB SUMMARY:
OSC is a small, independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency. The agency operates as a secure channel for federal whistleblower disclosures of violations of law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; abuse of authority; and substantial and specific danger to public health and safety. (5 U.S.C. Section 1213).

In addition, OSC issues advice on the Hatch Act and enforces its restrictions on political activity by government employees. (5 U.S.C. §§ 1502, 7321-23) Finally, OSC protects the civilian employment and reemployment rights of military service members under USERRA, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (38 U.S.C. §§ 4301-4335).

OSC provides flexible work schedules, competitive salaries, public transportation subsidy and career development. We are conveniently located in a pleasant setting just two blocks from the Farragut North Metro station on the Red Line.

This position is located in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Unit, responsible for offering ADR to select cases filed with OSC. The ADR Unit also serves as an expert in negotiation and mediation theory and processes within OSC.

The ideal candidate: is an experienced communications professional comfortable who is comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment, and interacting with senior leadership; exercises sound judgment, discretion, attention to detail, and sensitivity to protocol, deadlines, and timetables; possesses a strong work ethic, as well as excellent logic and reasoning skills; has a demonstrated ability to accurately interpret literal and thematic subject matter; is mature, responsive, and able to work as part of a diverse, multicultural, and rapidly evolving organization.

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

TRAVEL REQUIRED
Not Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
Subject to a background/security investigation.
Submit application and resume online by 11:59 pm ET on the closing date.

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 Business Dev. Dir., Senior Mediator 
 by Editor  06/23/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 07/21/2014 

Job ID: 101075
Job Title:
Business Development Director - Administrator II
Time Base:
Full-Time Date Posted:
June 16, 2014

Closing Date:
Open until filled
Link to Apply Online:
http://www.csus.edu/about/employment


Description:
With input from Executive Director, the Management Team and other senior practitioners, the incumbent develops and provides leadership for the implementation of the Center's Business Development Plan. This includes responsibility for the annual Business Development retreat as well as quarterly updates about the Business Plan and implementation performance. The Business Plan needs to reflect both the methods used to attract revenue and the policy emphasis of the Center"s business development efforts. The Business Plan will assign senior practitioners substantive portions to implement. It is the Business Development Director"s role to support these practitioners in this task as well as generate business directly. The generation of business directly accounts for the majority of the time spent of this activity.

- Supervises and provides oversight for the Center business development personnel and data
systems. This includes providing direction and oversight on the identification and pursuit of
Request for Proposals / Requests for Qualifications (RFPs / RFQs), pursuit of sole source
opportunities, and development of business marketing materials, scopes of work, project
summaries, practitioner resumes and biographical information, Center website content and other
written materials needed to attract business to the Center.

- Conducts regular and proactive communication with current and prospective clients as well as
teaming partners to foster relationships and mutual opportunities for sole source and/or
competitive business pursuits. Maintains successful relationships with these parties in a manner
that reflects and supports the best interests of the Center.

- Provides assistance to other Center practitioners in their efforts to attract clients to the Center,
including coaching on: development of RFPs / RFQs, scopes and budgets, interview preparation
and performance, and business development techniques. Also includes group and individual
meetings to determine and update the details of initiatives identified in the Business Plan.
Develops and delivers training modules for Center practitioners on business development skills.
The topics and frequency of these trainings will be established in concert with the Executive
Director.

- Works as a senior public policy mediator, facilitator, and project manager on highly complex and
controversial policy issues that engage a wide range of stakeholders using collaborative policy
methods. Requires mastery of the policy content and relevant political dynamics for each case in
order to provide facilitative leadership, strategic direction, guidance to a team of professional
colleagues, and effective process interventions.

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 Visitation Program Dispute Resolution Analyst 
 by Editor  06/23/14 
Location: CO 
Salary: $2.8-3.8K/month 
Expires 07/08/2014 

Opportunity Information

Job Title: CONTRACT Access & Visitation Program Analyst I
Job Code: 424710
Location: Denver
District: 29 SCAO - Planning and Analysis
Department: State Court Administrator's Office
Monthly Salary Range: $2,816.00 - $3,774.00
Posted Date: 06/18/2014
Closing Date: 07/07/2014
Position#: 92957
FTE: 0.60

* An eligibility list may be created from this job announcement
Contact Information

Name: Holly Panetta
Title: Court Programs Manager and ODR Director
Address 1: 1300 Broadway Ave., 12th Floor
City: Denver
Zipcode: 80203
Email: holly.panetta@judicial.state.co.us
Brief Description

Judicial Branch Overview

The Colorado Judicial Branch is a premier state government agency focusing on state trial courts and offender probation. Across the many varied career paths within the organization we universally recruit ambitious individuals to become valued public servants and future leaders. We are seeking applicants who want to contribute in making the Judicial Branch the "employer of choice" in Colorado. In addition, our desire is to hire professionals who consistently demonstrate integrity, embrace change, and contribute to the bottom line success of their smaller work team and the larger goals of the organization.

In return, you will gain valuable experience with a progressive organization known as one of the top judicial systems in the nation. The Judicial Branch allows employees to work with creativity in a unique culture defined by ethics, where execution, excellence and high performance are rewarded. Career opportunities abound within the organization as the average Judicial employee has tenure of 10+ years of service.

In a recent statewide employee survey an overwhelming majority of our employees ranked “sufficient work/life balance” as the #1 benefit of their job. Additionally, Judicial Branch employees take great pride in serving an organization that provides high-quality services to Colorado residents. Providing a positive work environment and culture with a competitive total rewards compensation package, the Colorado Judicial Branch is the solid career opportunity for which you have been seeking!
General Statement of Duties

The Access & Visitation Analyst I will provide oversight and coordination of the Access & Visitation program. The Access & Visitation Analyst I may also assist other lead analysts/project leads within the Office of Dispute Resolution, the Court Programs Unit, and Court Services Division. Activities may include staffing sub-committees, managing budgets, negotiating contracts, preparing proposals, preparing reports, compiling and analyzing information collected, coordinating and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, developing and implementing training actives, recruiting faculty, managing and meeting deadlines, managing contractors, and working closely with peers.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the locally established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described below satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Minimum Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and three years of work experience in statistical or economic analysis, office systems, training, methods and procedures, work measurement, forms design, program planning or other related fields. Additional work experience or education in these or other related fields may be substituted on a year for year basis.

Additional Comments

The Office of Dispute Resolution is seeking application to establish an eligibility list for an analyst position. Applicants seeking part time employment are encouraged to apply.

The Office of Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) exists to establish and make available dispute resolution programs and services within the Colorado Judicial Branch. Through its sixty-plus contract mediators and neutrals, ODR offers mediation and other dispute resolution services across the state. ODR also provides information about dispute resolution in Colorado and nationally, and coordinates training for judicial officers and court staff. ODR manages the federal Access & Visitation grant for the state of Colorado, providing mediation and other dispute resolution services for parents to develop parenting plans.

The AV Analyst I will provide oversight and coordination of the Access & Visitation program. The AV Analyst I may also assist other lead analysts/project leads within the Office of Dispute Resolution, the Court Programs Unit, and Court Services Division.

 

Job Description
EEO/AA/ADA EMPLOYER NOTICE!

Each person employed must present identity and employment eligibility verification.

NOTICE! Employees hired after March 1, 1988, must be on the payroll direct deposit program.

NOTICE! Disabled applicants: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the hiring authority.

NOTICE! All prospective employees of the Colorado Judicial Branch are subject to background investigation prior to hiring.

INFORMATION ALERT: Judicial Branch employees may not hold office in a political party, nor may they promote one political party or candidate over another in partisan political elections. Employees may hold non-partisan public office provided that there is no conflict of interest or appearance of impropriety with the duties performed for the Judicial Branch. In all cases, it will be within the discretion of the Chief Judge of the judicial district to determine whether such a conflict exists. Employees shall seek the prior approval of the Chief Judge before seeking or assuming any such office. Work related to any office held may not be performed on Judicial Branch time. Membership on a board or commission that requires registration or party identification as a qualification is not considered to be partisan political office.

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 EEO Specialist 
 by Editor  06/23/14 
Location: VA 
Salary: $49-93K 
Expires 06/26/2014 

SALARY RANGE: $49,380.00 to $93,331.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 to Wednesday, June 25, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: SV-0260-G/H
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:H
DUTY LOCATIONS: Many vacancies in the following location:
Arlington, VA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: Open to all U.S. Citizens.

The salary listed includes Locality Pay of 24.22%.

This position is located in Arlington, VA.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Secret
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
JOB SUMMARY:
About the Agency

Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please:
Click Here

 

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.
See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" section
DUTIES:
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This Equal Employment Specialist position is located in the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Management Branch, Civil Rights Division (CRD), Office of Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement (CRL/OTE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as an Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor providing counseling of EEO pre-complaints in accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Regulations at 29 CFR, Part 1614 and EEOC MD 110. Typical assignments will include but are not limited to:

Analyzing equal employment opportunity laws, regulations, and guidance to complete counseling of pre-complaints of discrimination within the regulatory time requirements.
Contacting aggrieved parties, witnesses, management officials, or other officials to ensure the timely and thorough pre-complaint processing of civilian federal sector EEO complaints.
Preparing clear, concise, and accurate EEO Counselor Reports in accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Regulations at 29 CFR, Part 1614, EEOC MD 110, and CRD policies and procedures.
Utilizing iComplaints, E-File, and Excel programs to generate reports, respond to requests for data, and prepare reports mandated by the EEOC.
Presenting viable alternative responses to issues for which there is no procedural precedent.
Preparing reports mandated by the EEOC.
Utilizing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) principles and techniques.

The major duties described above reflect the full performance level of this position. Typically, the lower pay band (G Band) performs the same duties but will receive more guidance and training; and/or projects/work assignments may be less complex.

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 Mortgage Case Specialist 
 by Editor  06/23/14 
Location: FL 
Expires 06/30/2014 


Requisition Number: 9609
Job Title: Default Case Specialist
Area of Interest: Collections
City: Port St. Lucie
State: Florida
Requirements: EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Graduation from a 4-year college or university with major course work in a discipline related to the requirements of the position is preferred. Will consider the equivalent combination of job experience & education that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of this job.

Experience with LSAMS, LPS Desktop, Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes preferred

Thorough understanding of all government collection laws including Fair Debt Collections Act and ECOA.

Must be able to travel to mandatory mediations, including overnight stays in states and counties in which appearance is required (up to 80%).

Must obtain the Default Case Specialist Certification upon joining Trial and Mediation Team.

Minimum of one year prior loss mitigation experience required and a minimum of two years of loss mitigation experience preferred.

Additional experience in other servicing functions and/or originations experience preferred.
Job Description: JOB SUMMARY

The specialist is responsible for arranging alternatives to foreclosure through a mediation process on a specific portfolio of mortgage loan accounts. These alternatives vary by investor and include custom modification, short sale, deed-in-lieu, cash cures, charge off recommendations, etc. The specialist is responsible for non-jury trial and mediation case handling across all portfolios and investors. The specialist is responsible for specific account coordination with external stakeholders (including foreclosure counsel, investor and judicial bodies). The specialist works autonomously, balancing investor and courtroom requirements in a fast-paced, legal setting.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Must utilize judicial processes and protocols for state mediation procedures.

Must appear in phone conference calls and actual in-person trials and/or mediations in the county where the foreclosure or mediation is filed.

According to investor guidelines, represent Nationstar in various loss mitigation workouts (i.e. HAMP, Short-Sales, Deed In Lieu, Cap-Mods, and other various settlements) with full settlement authority

Interact with judges, court-appointed mediators, opposing counsel, borrowers and Nationstar-retained counsel to resolve delinquencies through loss mitigation and/or foreclosure management.

Maintain business records within LPS, LSAMS, email and other business systems to capture account activity.

Through conference calls or in writing determine solutions to resolve delinquent accounts.

Respond to phone calls from customers, attorneys, and other interested parties.

Responsible for delivering settlement solutions such as HAMP, Short-Sales, Deed In Lieu, Cap-Mods, etc. Communicating the approval or denial of modification requests, negotiating the terms of the modification agreement and handling other activities associated with the modification as required.

Serve as witness and company representative in Non-Jury Foreclosure Trials.

Manage time reporting, travel scheduling, expense reporting and regular business activities when off-site travel required.

Manage business records in accordance to NSM NPI policies and system of record.

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 Housing mediator/trainer 
 by Editor  06/23/14 
Location: MA 
Salary: $45-55K 
Expires 07/18/2014 

Housing ADR & Trainer
Investigators/Reviewers

Agency Name: Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
Official Title: Investigators/Reviewers
Functional Title: Housing ADR & Trainer
Occupational Group: Not Used
Position Type: Contracted
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
Salary Range: $45,000.00 to $55,000.00 Annually
Bargaining Unit: N/A
Shift: Day
Confidential: No
Number Of Vacancies: 1
City/Town: Worcester
Region: CENTRAL
Facility Location: This position will be based in Worcester, but will also travel throughout the Commonwealth to conduct housing mediation/conciliation sessions, and housing training.
Application Deadline: 07-17-2014
Apply Online: No
Posting ID: J42174

This position is funded from trust funds collected from various sources.
Duties:
The major duties and responsibilities of this position are:

Develop, administer, and deliver accurate, effective, interactive housing discrimination prevention training sessions.

Assist in the development of a comprehensive fair housing internal training program.

Mediate/conciliate conflicts that have resulted in the filing of housing discrimination complaints.

Maintain records of scheduled and completed housing training and ADR sessions.

Work with administrative staff to respond to requests for information, schedule training and ADR sessions, and manage arrangements for sessions.

Collaborate with Commission staff members who conduct housing training and/or housing mediations/conciliations.

Qualifications:
Please see Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the-required.

experience.*

II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.*

III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid
Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license will be required.

Ability to deliver engaging, practical housing training to members of the public, including line and supervisory staff.

Ability to understand and communicate complex information about housing discrimination law and commission procedures.

Ability to effectively mediate/conciliate housing conflicts.
Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
Ability to travel to various locations across the state to conduct ADR and training sessions regarding housing issues.

Strong computer skills with competency in various software applications, including Word and PowerPoint.

Experience working effectively with individuals of a wide variety of backgrounds. Knowledge of Massachusetts housing discrimination laws and their practical application.

Certification as a mediator.

Comments:
This is a Contract position funded by a Federal Grant.

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) is seeking to hire a trainer/mediator to assist with housing discrimination case settlements and conduct housing discrimination prevention training throughout the Commonwealth.

The MCAD's mission is to ensure equality of opportunity by enforcing the Commonwealth's anti-discrimination laws in employment, housing, public accommodations, credit, mortgage lending, and education. The Commission works to eliminate discrimination and advance the civil rights of the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through law enforcement (filing of complaints, investigations, mediations and conciliations, hearings, and litigation) and outreach (training sessions,
public education, and testing programs).

How To Apply:

Mail cover letter and resume to:

Commission Against Discrimination
One Ashburton Place, Room 601
Boston, MA 02108
Attn: Keith Healey

No Phone calls please

Agency Web Address:
http://www.mass.gov/mcad/

Diversity Officer:
Ms. Theresa Kelly

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 Mediation Center Executive Dir. 
 by Editor  06/17/14 
Location: OR 
Salary: 30-35K 
Expires 07/01/2014 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB PURPOSE
The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of Central Oregon Mediation, Inc. according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.  The Executive Director coordinates program and service requests in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. 

CENTRAL OREGON MEDIATION
Central Oregon Mediation (COM) was founded as a non-profit, volunteer-based community dispute resolution organization in 1997. We provide mediation services to residents in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEADERSHIP
Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.
Identify, assess and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization
Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors in all aspects of the organization’s activities
In cooperation with the Board serve as a spokesperson for the organization
Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board and organization
Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile

PROGRAM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs, services and special projects
Coordinate day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality
Ensure the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
Organize the recruitment, training and development of volunteers
Coordinate the scheduling of volunteers for case development, mediation and outreach
Coordinate ongoing mediator education and training programs
Prepare and distribute newsletter for volunteers and community partners
Maintain current database of volunteer information

COMMUNITY RELATIONS/ADVOCACY
Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization
Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, donors, politicians, and other referral organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization
Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization
Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, donors, politicians, and other referral organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization

OPERATIONAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work toward the strategic direction of the organization
Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its clients, board and donors.
Coordinate the efficient and effective operation of the organization
Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement organization policies
Ensure that personnel, client, donor and volunteer files are securely stored, and privacy/confidentiality is maintained.
Provide support to the Board and committees by working with the President and Chairs on meeting agendas and supporting materials.

FINANCIAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Work with the Treasurer to prepare a comprehensive budget
Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
Research funding sources and fundraising plans
Participate in fundraising and corporate development activities as appropriate
Approve expenditures with in the authority delegated by the Board
Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed
Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization
Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments.

RISK MANAGEMENT
Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization’s people, property, finances, goodwill and image and implement measure to control risks.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Experience managing a non-profit organization or related experience
Knowledge of leadership, management and financial principles as they relate to non-profit organizations
Knowledge of current community opportunities and challenges relating to the mission of the organization
Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
Strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent interpersonal  and multidisciplinary project skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products
Experience managing volunteers preferred

Personal Characteristics
Adaptability:  Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
Behave Ethically:  Understands ethical behavior and business practices and ensure that behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with the standards of ethics as set forth in the Oregon Mediation Association Guidelines
Build Relationships:  Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally to achieve the  goals of the organization
Communicate Effectively:  Speak, listen and write in a clear thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

Because a knowledge and experience in mediation is considered essential for the role of the Executive Director, participation in a 30 hour Basic Mediation Training program will be required as early as the board deems appropriate.  All expenses for training will be paid for by COM.

SALARY: Low to mid 30s.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter by email ONLY to ExecDirSearch2014 (at) gmail (dot) com . Thank you! Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

http://centraloregonmediation.org/

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 Mediator 
 by Editor  06/16/14 
Location: IL 
Expires 06/28/2014 

JOB SNAPSHOT

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Legal
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience 2 to 7 years
Manages Others No
Industry Mortgage
Required Travel None
JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Mediator

Department: Loss Mitigation

Location: Lake Zurich, IL Headquarters

Primary responsibilities:

Auditing files scheduled for mediation to ensure compliance with State and Federal guidelines.

Coordinating the efforts of Counsel and Client Investors to meet State and Federal requirements and deadlines for mediation hearings.

Appear at mediation hearings telephonically with local counsel.

Reporting, tracking, and follow-up on mediated cases.

Serve as the intermediary between loss mitigation department and all parties relative to the mediation hearing.

Additional duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications: Local Applicants Only

Knowledge of mortgage collections, foreclosure practices, laws governing foreclosures, loss mitigation, bankruptcy and Fair Credit as it pertains to mortgage defaults.

Paralegal Certification.
Proficient problem solving / analytical skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, & Outlook.
Proficient use of desktop PC in a LAN environment.

Strong planning, organizational, multi-tasking and skills.

 

Desired Skills/ Knowledge:

LPS or similar loan system.

Participation in mediations a plus.

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 Adjunct Mediation Instructor 
 by Editor  06/16/14 
Location: TX 
Expires 07/05/2014 

Position Information
Posting Revisions (if any)
Special Comments Applications for Adjunct requisitions/positions are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed if openings become available. These positions are not current vacancies. Adjunct requisitions/postings will be open for a two year time period. At the end of the two year period, those applicants wishing to still be considered must reapply under the new adjunct requisition number. Employees employed as an adjunct are not entitled to all the rights, privileges, and benefits of regular, full-time employees.
Job Requisition Number 003159
Internal Posting Only Open to all Internal and External applicants
Job Title
(Job Title as shown on the Job Description) Adjunct Faculty (CE), Basic Mediation Training PT
Job Code
(The job code is listed on the Job Description) CEMET1
Position Number
(Position Number to be filled in by Budget Position Control or HR)
Position Number
(Position Number to be filled in by Budget Position Control or HR)
Job Type Part-Time
Restricted Funding (Contingent upon continuation of funding) N/A
Internal Requirements Internal applicants must have performed acceptably in their current position for a period of six (6) months for non-exempt job vacancies and a period of one (1) year for exempt job vacancies. No disciplinary actions should have taken place within the preceding six (6) month period. Internal applicants are current, full-time, regular HCCS employees. If you are in a restricted funded position, which includes auxiliary funds, grant funds, or soft money, this does not apply.
Job Category Adjunct (Part-Time) Faculty
Faculty Contract Length (i.e. number of paid working months for position) Other
College
Department Name Adjunct Faculty
Location
Job Open Date 06-09-2011
Job Close Date
Salary Plan Part-Time
Salary Grade
Starting Salary Range
FLSA Status
Work Hours TBD
Job Summary Provide the expertise and knowledge that support the college curriculum and programs. Establish courses following accepted higher education standards, teach students using a variety of effective methodologies and provide engagement and support activities that encourage student learning. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, academic advising, professional development and institutional and community service.
Reports To
(Title of individual) Department Chair
Responsibilities Teaching:
Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teaching discipline.

Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.

Develop and use a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair.

Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.

Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner.

Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines.

Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.

Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies.

Academic Advising:
Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.

Provide access to students through electronic communication, and other appropriate methods. Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues.

Professional Development:
Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair.

Keep pace with developments in the discipline.

Learn and apply technologies that support student learning.

Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college.

Institutional and Community Service:
Participate in scheduled institutional service activities including opening week events, conference days, and commencement exercises.

Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activities

Actively participate in department, college or system meetings and/ or committees.

Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of HCCS.

Participate in college-related activities such as student activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment of students, and/or special programs.

Participate in business and/or student activities and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission of HCCS.

Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards.

Participate in the HCCS planning process by assisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and in establishing budget priorities.

Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/ industry, and higher education.

Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post-secondary institutions.

Other relevant duties maybe required.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Budgeting Authority No Response
Travel Required Ability to travel amongst HCC sites
Education Requirements High school diploma or GED, AAS or Bachelors Degree preferred (a photocopy of the transcript showing degree conferred must accompany the application). Industry certifications preferred. Photocopy of college transcript showing degree conferred must be submitted with application for consideration. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF EMPLOYMENT. Copies of all relevant transcripts must be submitted with your application, on or before the closing date. Transcript copies may be submitted in one of three ways: (1) by mail (2) by fax or (3) by electronic attachment to your online application A Transcript Transmittal Coversheet must accompany all faxed or mailed transcripts. A link to this form is located on the home page blue menu to the right of these instructions. HR Employment Services Fax # is (713) 718-8641.
Certification Requirements
Experience Requirements 36 months work experience in the field required. NOTE: Part-time experience will be counted as half of full-time experience; for example, two (2) years of part-time experience will equal one (1) year of full-time experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Possess the ability to work in a diverse work environment

Willing and able to teach day, evening or weekend classes at a number of sites around the city

Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population

Possess good organizational and planning skills

Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment

Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others
Computer Skills Requirements
Physical Ability Requirements
Security Sensitive Position
Special Instructions for Applying To be considered, copies of all relevant transcripts showing that your degree was conferred, must be submitted with your application, on or before the closing date. Transcript copies may be submitted in one of three ways: (1) by mail (2) by fax or (3) by electronic attachment to your online application. Electronically scanning transcripts and attaching them as a "pdf" documents to your application ensures that the transcript becomes a part of your online account and is readily available for attachment to subsequent applications throughout HCCS.

A completed Transcript Transmittal Coversheet must accompany all faxed or mailed transcripts received in the Human Resources Employment Services Office. A link to this form is located on the home page blue menu to the right of these instructions. HR Employment Services Fax # is (713) 718-8641.

Current HCCS employees with transcripts on file may request (in person) copies from the Human Resources Records Department, located at 3100 Main, 3rd Floor.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your application packet is complete including relevant transcripts for every position you apply for. Please read each Job Requisition/Job Posting before applying for each position. If you do not understand the employment process or have any questions, contact Employment Services at (713) 718-8565.

Please do not send un-requested materials or portfolios. If a portfolio is requested, it will be listed on the Job Requisition/Job Posting or the hiring committee will make the request when arranging for an interview.
Additional Credentialing Process Requirements Acceptable Evaluation Agencies of international transcripts for US equivalence are listed as follows:

Evaluators in Texas

Foreign Credential Services, Inc., Austin, TX
512-459-8428 phone
http://www.fcsa.biz/

Global Credential Evaluators, College Station, TX
979-690-8912 phone
http://www.gcevaluators.com

International Academic Credential Evaluators, Denton, TX
940-383-7498 phone
http://www.iacei.net

SDR Educational Consultants, Houston, TX
713-460-5344 phone
http://sdr.netfirms.com

SpanTran Educational Services, Inc., Houston, TX
713-266-8805 phone
http://www.spantran-edu.org

Evaluators Out of State

Career Consulting International, Sunrise, FL
800-771-4723 phone
http://www.thedegreepeople.com

Center for Applied Research Evaluation & Education,Anaheim, CA
714-237-9272 phone
http://www.iescaree.com

Education Evaluators International, Providence, RI
401-521-5340 phone
http://www.educei.com

Education International, Wellesley, MA
781-235-7425 phone
http://www.educationinternational.org

Educational Credential Evaluators, Milwaukee, WI
414-289-3400 phone
http://www.ece.org

International Education Research Foundation, Inc., Culver City, CA
310-258-9451 phone
http://www.ierf.org

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., Miami, FL
305-273-1616 phone
http://www.jsilny.com

World Education Services, Chicago, New York, Miami
800-937-3895 or 305-358-6688 phone
http://www.wes.org
south@wes.org

Evaluations from other agencies may be approved on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Transfer Office(713-718-8535).

Supplemental Documentation Required
Preferences
Quicklink www.hccsjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=181566
Criminal History Background Check Notification In accordance with HCC policies and procedures, effective September 1, 2005 all new hires (FT/PT) will be required to undergo a pre-employment Criminal History Background Check which may include verification of employment history of any and all personnel files, education/training records, character references; criminal arrests and conviction records; criminal and civil court records; birth records, citizenship records; vehicle registration records; and any other public records. A pre-employment Drug Test and/or Alcohol Test may also be required if the position has been designated a safety-sensitive position or as otherwise required by state and/or federal law.

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 Director of Labor Relations 
 by Editor  06/16/14 
Location: NY 
Expires 06/30/2014 

Director, Labor Relations

ID 2014-1431
# of Openings 1
Job Locations US-NY
Posted Date 2/11/2014
Category Human Re sources
Type Regular Full-Time
More information about this job:
Overview:
The Labor/Employee Relations Director will work directly with Human Resources Leadership in developing and building strong relationships with AdvantageCare Physicians (“ACP”) leadership, employee relations managers, and 1199 & 153 union leadership and delegates. In consultation with the Vice President of Labor Relations, the individual will be: (1) involved in preparing for and participating in negotiations and (2) acting as a liaison and point of contact for administering ACP's 10 collective bargaining agreements.

Responsibilities:

1) Partner with and provide guidance and support to medical office leadership and employee relations managers on labor relations issues in support of ACP's business objectives, including improving quality of patient care and patient satisfaction.





2) Provide advise on the interpretation and application of ten (10) collective bargaining agreements, the NLRA, ACP HR policies, and practices as it relates to 1700 organized employees.


3) Counsel & coach ACP leadership and employee relations managers on all labor related matters, including, compliance with the NLRA, progressive discipline, and other operational issues.

4) Assist Vice President of Labor Relation in preparing for negotiations, including developing proposals. Direct involvement in negotiations.

5) Support and implement Labor Relations trainings.


6) Develop & implement strategies to maintain ongoing communications and positive relationships with organizers and delegates (e.g. holding regularly scheduled labor/management meetings)


7) Review, assess, and investigate contractual grievances and other labor-related complaints in a proactive results-oriented manner. Work proactively to resolve issues through mediation and negotiation. Provide support in arbitrations.


8) Prepare and interpret data analysis to support the labor relations function, contract negotiations, and to identify problem areas.


9) Assist In the development and implementation of strategic organizational changes (e.g. Centralization of functions and realignment and standardization of work and work rules)


10) Direct involvement in other projects as may be assigned by the Vice President of Labor Relations.



Qualifications:
Education & Experience:
Advanced degree in Human Resources or Industrial Labor Relations and a minimum of 10 years of experience in human resources with at least 7 years in a traditional labor relations role. Law degree a plus.

Special Skills:
Ability to function in a fast-paced and challenging (start-up) environment. Willingness to roll-up your sleeves to get the job done.

Excellent analytic, research, and investigation skills.

Excellent contract interpretation skills and a general knowledge of HR issues with a tactical, hands-on approach.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively within and outside the organization.

Superior written and oral communication skills and computer proficiency.

Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state employment and labor laws.
Union-side experience a plus.


Supervision Exercised:
Will provide direction and guidance to a junior labor relations professional.

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 HR Specialist 
 by Editor  06/16/14 
Location: MO 
Salary: $58-90K 
Expires 06/19/2014 

Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations/Labor Relations)
Kansas City, MO
Duties:
The primary purpose of this posit ion is to provide advisory and technical services in the area of Employee Relations/Labor relations (ER/LR). The incumbent is responsible for assignments which require analyzing and evaluating controversial and complex projects and cases, (disciplinary, adverse action and major adverse actions), developing formal and informal assistance and advice, and conducting special assignments related to the DVA employee and labor relation program at the Kansas City VA Medical Center (KCVA).
Incumbent serves as ER/LR Specialist. Incumbent provides advice on the ER/LR program. Analyzes existing and new requirements impacting the program and provides recommendations for management's consideration. Utilizes a comprehensive knowledge of ER/LR and Federal personnel laws, statues, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), case law (FLRA & MSPB & EEOC), theories, rules and resolution processes to analyze data in conjunction with KCVA's mission and to recommend solutions that meet program requirements. Identifies, analyzes and resolves problems which require interpretation and adaption of guidelines which are only partially applicable. Provides guidance and consultation advice and assistance to management and employees on all aspects of complex issues relating to union grievances; unfair labor practices (ULPs); collective bargaining agreements; labor agreement administration and interpretation; and MSPB, EEOC and FLRA adjudications. Provides assistance to managers and employees regarding Reasonable Accommodation. Advises and assists management in negotiating changes in working conditions and supplemental bargaining agreement. Provides situational analysis involving very sensitive, complex and controversial ER/LR matters to determine appropriate course of action. Develops and proposes courses of action to resolve problems and issues based on knowledge and interpretation of employee and labor-management relations, statues, administrative case law, regulations and policies. Works with all levels of management and unions to resolve grievances. Takes part in mediation sessions and participates in FLRA, EEOC and MSPB and its' associated entities, utilizing knowledge of the policies, procedures and precedents of relevant adjudicating bodies. Analyzes grievances, complaints, and ULPs to identify systematic problems and recommend solutions. Represents management at various litigation entities (i.e., MSPB, arbitration, FLRA, EEOC, etc.) At the lower grade level, incumbent will perform the duties described for the full performance level position, but with closer supervision and guidance provided.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Position Description Title/PD#: 5006-A
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

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 Juvenile Mediator 
 by Editor  06/16/14 
Location: AZ 
Salary: $44-$51K 
Expires 07/02/2014 

DESCRIPTION: Primarily responsible for providing specialized court-based Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services for cases held at Pima County Juvenile Court. Two years of mediation experience with the child welfare system, court, or social services agency.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Conducts settlement conferences for the Juvenile Court.
Conducts court-based mediation and other ADR sessions in a neutral and confidential manner to assist parties and their counsel in communicating, understanding the perspectives and positions of one another and of the needs of children; and resolving disputes in litigated cases involving high conflict, multi-party sessions. Cases generally involve abuse and neglect case issues, but may also involve legal alternatives to dependency actions, guardianship, domestic relations, termination of parental rights, emancipation, post adoption contact, delinquency and other issues.
Develops a professional relationship with attorneys, Child Protective Services (CPS) Case Managers and community or contracted treatment providers who will participate in the sessions.
Reviews each referred case thoroughly prior to the session, and drafts legally relevant paperwork at the conclusion of a session such as case agreements, outcome reports and court orders for the Judge assigned to the case.
Assists with the training of CPS staff, community collaborators, court staff and support staff on ADR, conflict resolution and related topics.
Assists with data maintenance for ADR referrals and completed sessions.
Conducts community awareness programs through community outreach efforts, including education and training presentations.
Serves as an information source to the court and collaborative agencies.
Coordinates schedules, using multiple calendar tracking systems.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master’s Degree or JD from an accredited college or university with a major in behavioral/social science or a related field, and two years of mediation experience with the child welfare system, court, or social services agency. OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.

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 Rule 31 Coordinator 
 by Editor  06/16/14 
Location: TN 
Expires 06/27/2014 

Rule 31 Coordinator

We have the following part-time opening in the Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management:

Position: Rule 31 Coordinator

Reports to: Assistant Dean for Administration, Marketing and Recruiting

Primary Responsibility: Coordinate all aspects of Rule 31 Mediation Training for the ICM, coordinate with mediation professors and university staff to ensure Rule 31 Mediation Training programs provide both a high level of community engagement and excellent professional training.

Typical Duties Include:

Promotion of Rule 31 programs using existing and incoming data
Course coordination including registration, material preparation, scheduling classrooms and observers
Maintaining timely communications with external partners including the Continuing Legal Education arm of the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts
Education: High School or equivalent required. Paralegal training preferred. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Experience: One to three years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) required.

Job Related Skills:

Excellent interpersonal skills
High degree of initiative and self-regulation
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Excellent speaking and presentation skills
Assist in event creation, planning, and implementation
Strict confidentiality
Availability: Accepting applications immediately

Our aim is to make the application process as convenient as possible for you. The online application is the preferred way you can apply for employment. If it better suits your needs, an application can be accessed in PDF format and submitted in person, via U.S. mail or by fax (615-966-7003).

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[ Reply to This ]        2405

 Bankruptcy Mediation Specialist 
 by Editor  06/16/14 
Location: FL 
Expires 07/01/2014 


Bankruptcy Mediation Specialist
Location: Tampa, FL
Salary Range: DOE
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including company matched 401k, Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO and more!
Employment Type: Full Time
Description: About us:

The Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, P.L., a full service creditors‚ rights firm, has been offering representation exclusively in Florida since our founding in 1986. The firm is a founding member of Default Attorney Group, and member of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the American Legal and Financial Network (ALFN), the Commercial Law League of America and other professional organizations. We are a mid-size foreclosure firm in East Tampa.

Position Description:

The Bankruptcy Specialist handles a variety of functions within the firm.

The primary responsibilities of a bankruptcy specialist are to process bankruptcy files on behalf of our clients in a timely manner, with optimum quality and to provide exceptional customer service. This individual is self-motivated and can process the bankruptcy mediations from referral to resolution with minimum supervision. Communication skills must be superior and this individual must be aware of bankruptcy and Foreclosure timelines with respect to FNMA, FHLMC, VA, and FHA.

Duties: Responsibilities include data entry, general bankruptcy processing with emphasis on managing files:
• Preparing and processing of bankruptcy mediation proceedings
• Reviewing Schedules and Plans
• Identify and create supporting documentation to move the file forward.
• Maintain acceptable turn times to request and follow up on documents
• Ensure all documents are validated, received, executed and processed timely through internal tracking mechanisms.
• Work in Client systems
• Follow escalation guidelines per Client
• Complete all case level event tracking daily

Qualifications: • Attention to detail and deadlines
• Knowledgeable in Electronic Filing
• Current and complete knowledge of all federal and state regulations pertaining to bankruptcy and foreclosure
• Attention to detail and deadlines
• Knowledgeable in Electronic Filing
• Strong communication skills, written and oral to interact with clients and other areas of the firm. These skills may be needed when handling escalations or inquiries from investor, auditors, etc.
• At least one (1) years of Foreclosure and/or Bankruptcy experience/ high volume law firm
• Familiar with Foreclosure and/or Bankruptcy knowledge (process and statute)
• Experience in a production driven environment with high quality expectations
• Minimum HS Diploma/GED required
• College degree preferred or equivalent work experience

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[ Reply to This ]        2404

 University Ombudsman 
 by Editor  06/16/14 
Location: VA 
Expires 07/01/2014 

Position Information
Department Compliance,

Diversity and Ethics
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Restricted Position?
Job Category Admin or Professional Faculty
Role (State) Job Title University Ombudsman
Working Title University Ombudsman
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number FA197z
Recruit Number Faculty - 6136
Working Hours 8:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F
Location Fairfax
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement
University Ombudsman

Willing to give your best to a cause greater than yourself? If so, The George Mason University, Office of Compliance, Diversity and Ethics seeks dynamic individuals to serve as the University Ombudsman.

Responsibilities:
The Ombudsperson is the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner at Mason. The major functions of the position include, but are not limited to:

Providing confidential and informal assistance to students: acting as a source of information and referral; and
Aiding questions and assisting in the resolution of concerns and critical situations where the point of view of all parties involved in each case is taken into account.

The Ombudsperson is not an activist for any individual or the university, but rather is an advocate for fairness. The Ombudsperson also collaborates with other Mason units on activities such as the Civility Project, maintains a database of issues and concerns brought to their attention, and compiles an annual report from that data.

Required Qualifications:

Earned bachelor’s degree;
Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures;
Mediation/conflict resolution experience;
Relevant experience in higher education, and knowledge of its structure, policies and practices;
Demonstrated communication and problem-solving skills;
Proven customer service skills;
Ability to organize, analyze and report data; and to present information to individuals and groups of varying sizes and hierarchal levels;
Demonstrated ability to act independently while also being a team player;
Experience working across disciplines or multiple departments/units; and
Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive student information.

Preferred Qualifications:
An advanced degree combined with relevant dispute resolution training and/or ombuds experience is preferred.

Commitment To Diversity:
At Mason, we believe in diversity and inclusion and count on every member of our community to support us. If you share that commitment, we welcome your application!

For more information, please see http://ombudsman.gmu.edu/.

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA197z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: July 8, 2014
Posting Date 06/09/2014
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? No
Mason Ad Statement
Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Equity Statement
George Mason University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Cover Letter
Resume
List of Professional References
Optional Documents

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 Ombudsman Assistant 
 by Editor  06/10/14 
Location: DC 
Expires 06/30/2014 

Immediately seeking Bilingual Spanish/English candidates to perform the duties of the Assistant of the Ombudsman.  This is a part-time contract position working with an international organization in Washington, DC.  The Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) provides services that are confidential, neutral, independent and informal; to address employment- related concerns, issues or problems of the Organization's staff. The Office serves as an organizational resource helping to prevent, manage, limit and resolve conflicts and controversies at the earliest opportunity. The OMB is an advocate for important organizational values; a safe haven, accessible on a voluntary basis to everyone who works for the Organization in any of its workplaces.
Under the direct supervision of the Ombudsman, the incumbent is responsible for, but not limited to, the following assigned duties:

  1. Arrange appointments and maintain the Ombudsman's calendar, receive visitors, place/answer/screen telephone calls, handle confidential and sensitive matters with great tact and discretion; prepare agendas and other material for the Ombudsman for use on official trips or special meetings;
  2. Provide interim responses to and ensure follow-up with visitors, as appropriate, drawing the attention of the Ombudsman to urgent and/or sensitive matters, adjusting schedules, as necessary to meet changing priorities;
  3. Review non-confidential correspondence which requires action by the Ombudsman for substance; identify urgent matters and ensure that these are handled expeditiously; gather necessary background documentation for correspondence requiring action by the Ombudsman; make suggestions regarding the appropriate action to be taken;
  4. Assist in the preparation of annual reports and articles by reviewing, correcting and/or rewriting texts to improve clarity, conciseness and coherence; prepare and verify the content of tables, graphs, and charts; coordinate and monitor activities for translations, design and creation, liaison with printers and CD-ROM producers, financial and procurement transactions, and upload to the Office website

Experience:
Five years of administrative work experience in office administration related to mediation, counseling, facilitation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) or related activities or Three years of administrative work experience in office administration related to mediation, counseling, facilitation, ADR or related activities, and one year of college or university level courses towards a declared minor/major in the field of mediation, counseling, conflict resolution or related field.

Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as Visio and Project will be an asset.
Technical Expertise:
The nature of the work of the Ombudsman's Office requires sensitivity, good judgment, and respect for the privacy and confidentiality of contacts and information shared with the Office.
Ability to write/originate routine and non-routine correspondence and reports in English and Spanish, prepare working translations, to plan, organize, coordinate and carry out acIministTative processes such as: meetings, personnel matters, preparation of formal publications, budget and expenditures records, acquisition of supplies, research, analyze and organize information in order to prepare charts, graphics, reports, etc., coordinate, monitor and control administrative procedures that support internal day-to-day activities.

For immediate consideration, please send your resume to Yvonne Rivera at yrivera@gesnetwork.com.

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 Mediation Office Assistant 
 by Editor  06/10/14 
Location: OR 
Salary: $24-30K 
Expires 06/30/2014 

Mediation Northwest is seeking applicants for a 34-hour front-office position, affectionately called the “Coordinator of Chaos” position. Mediation Northwest is a busy mediation office that mediates divorce, special education, and post-adoption matters. Duties include: answering phones, scheduling mediations, drafting letters, assisting with drafting mediation settlement agreements, invoicing and billing clients, and over-all client care. Applicants must possess strong communication skills, a positive outlook, a basic understanding of word processing and spreadsheets, Google email and calendaring, billing programs, and the ability not to take others’ conflict personally. Reliable individuals, self-starters, and problem-solvers are encouraged to apply. Salary is $24,000-$30,000 DOE. To apply, please send a resume and references to Julie Gentili Armbrust via email Julie@MediationNorthwest.com.
[ Reply to This ]        2401

 Conciliation Specialist 
 by Editor  06/10/14 
Location: CA 
Salary: $82-127K 

The following position below opened today Monday, June 9, 2014 and will close Monday, June 30, 2014.
Job Title: Conciliation Specialist
Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number: CRS-14-1136917(WS)DEU
SALARY RANGE:
$82,275.00 to $127,187.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Monday, June 09, 2014 to Monday, June 30, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0301-12/13
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
13
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
San Francisco, CA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No
JOB SUMMARY:
This position is located with the Department of Justice, Community Relations Service, San Francisco, CA (Field Office).
TRAVEL REQUIRED
· Occasional Travel
· Required overnight travel may be as high as 40% of the time.
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
· No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
· You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
· You must complete a background investigation.
· Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
· Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.
· Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply Section).
DUTIES:
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As a Conciliation Specialist, you will perform the following:
-Conciliate community conflicts and violence based on race, color or national origin; conducts or coordinates on-site assessments. Analyzes the relative seriousness of each tension or crisis situation. Studies issues and assesses the nature and complexity of conflicts.
-Assist parties in conflict to develop mechanisms to address issues and concerns. Conducts or assists in conciliation sessions to bring about an appropriate resolution on issues and/or reduction of violence.
-Assist Federal, state and local communities and agencies in capacity building and in the development of policies and procedures to prevent tension or crisis situations.

-Work independently or as part of a conciliation team to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and elected officials, community and civic organizations, state and local human relations commissions, and racial and ethnic groups to stay apprised of tension and crisis situations.

-Provide technical assistance and training for public officials, state and local community representatives.
-Prepare and update reports detailing conciliation efforts using automated case management reporting system.
For more information and how to apply, please go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/371861300.

Cross-posted from the Straus Institute listserv.

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 Case Manager 
 by Editor  06/09/14 
Location: OR 
Salary: $34K 
Expires 06/30/2014 

Case Manager-140000D6
Job Program Services Coordination/Case Management
Primary Location United States-OR-OREugene
Organization Redwood
MENTOR Oregon
MENTOR Oregon supports adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury and other complex needs in a variety of community-based programs throughout the state. Through a range of individualized programs including Residential Services, Supported Living, Vocational Services and Foster Care for children with medical and behavioral support needs, MENTOR Oregon strives to help individuals of all abilities live life to the fullest in the communities they call home. MENTOR Oregon also operates an innovative Brokerage Services program, which coordinates self-directed support services to over one thousand Oregonians with developmental disabilities so they may live as independently as possible.
MENTOR Oregon is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local health and human services providers offering quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families. With opportunities from coast to coast, when you join MENTOR Oregon and The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.
Description
Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to support individuals with disabilities; children with emotional, behavioral or medical complexities; children and adults with brain injury. As a Case Manager with MENTOR Oregon you’ll be one of those special people.
For MENTOR Oregon and The MENTOR Network, a Case Manager is critical to our success and exemplifies the wonderful mission driven work we do here every day.
To that end, the Case Manager role is a fantastic role to continue your career path in Social and Human Services with a myriad of career options to move up and across the organization.
Position Summary
The job of the Personal Agent is to assist adults with developmental disabilities living in the community to identify support needs and develop, implement, and track an annual Individualized Support Plan (ISP). In addition, Personal Agents provide person-centered case management and resource referral to customers as required by each customer’s needs and preferences.
Qualifications
Minimum Requirements
An undergraduate degree in a human services field and at least one year of experience in the area of developmental disabilities; OR
Five years of equivalent training and work experience related to developmental disabilities; AND
Knowledge of the public service system for developmental disability services in Oregon
Preferred Characteristics
At least one year case management or program management experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and experience in mediation or conflict resolution
Proficiency with Microsoft Office computer programs
Proficiency in basic math skills, and the ability to apply them to budgetary and other planning functions
Conditions of Employment
· Employee must pass a criminal background check
Compensation:
Pay is $34,500 annually
Medical/Dental/Vision/401k avaialble after 60 days.
Job ID: 140000D6

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 EEO Specialist 
 by Editor  06/09/14 
Location: IL 
Salary: $60-75K 
Expires 06/30/2014 

Description
Summary

The Employee Relation (“ER”) and EEO Specialist is responsible for supporting the company’s compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, Affirmative Action (AA) laws and HR compliance programs. To be considered for this position, you must have a working knowledge of applicable EEO laws and relevant work experience implementing those laws, including conducting internal investigations and responding to agency charges. This position reports directly to the Director of Human Resources, with significant interaction with the Legal Department and external government compliance and enforcement agencies including, but not limited, to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor and state and local agencies for compliance reviews, reporting requirements and on-site investigations.Typical duties for this position include, but are not limited, to: the timely investigation and resolution of internal employee matters, such as claims involving discrimination, harassment and misconduct; the management, tracking and reporting of claims activities; serving as a subject matter resource on company policies and procedures, internal investigations, complex personnel issues and the development and delivery of EEO compliance training programs. Out of state travel: 20% Salary range: $60,000 - $75,000Location: Chicago
Specific Responsibilities:
Investigate and resolve employee complaints of discrimination and harassment.
Conduct internal investigations, prepare comprehensive investigation reports and communicate recommended findings and impressions.
Manage agency charges of discrimination, including preparation of position statements and evidentiary disclosures, coordination with outside counsel when appropriate, and participation in resolution initiatives such as mediation.
Recommend corrective action when appropriate.
Counsel managers and supervisors on employee-relations issues involving discrimination/harassment/retaliation, application of disciplinary policies/procedures, HR compliance, FMLA, ADA, Workers’ Compensation, wage and hour laws, I-9 compliance, etc.
Design, review, implement and maintain best in practice EEO compliance programs and policies on companywide basis.
Develop resource materials and conduct training activities to promote understanding of EEO, AA and compliance programs.
Provide guidance on reasonable accommodation requests in context of ADA and light-duty programs.
Work closely with Legal Department to audit existing HR practices to ensure compliance with applicable laws and to identify going-forward best practices.
Manage HR compliance activities related to Employee Helpline.
Provide support for other HR-related responsibilities as may be determined by the HR Director.
Qualifications:
5+ years of human resources generalist experience, with a minimum of 2 years specialization in HR compliance programs and EEO claims handling and investigation.
Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, employment law, labor relations or a related field of study.
Society for Human Resources Management (PHR, SPHR) certification is preferred.
Bilingual English/Spanish both orally and written is a plus.
Prior experience in multi regional/state service industry highly desired.
Thorough and broad understanding of EEO-related laws, rules and regulations.
Ability to identify relevant issues, organize and conduct effective investigations, prepare concise and cogent written reports, and make recommendations for administrative action.
Excellent leadership and management skills.
Ability to work collaboratively.
Effective oral and written communication skills, organizational and analytical capabilities as well as maturity, good judgment, problem-solving skills and work experience in a diverse environment.
A high degree of ethical professionalism regarding decision making and the protection of sensitive and confidential personnel information.
Ability to mentor and train staff.
Ability to work within stringent deadlines and to work in a fast-paced environment.

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 Mediator, Investigator 
 by Editor  06/09/14 
Location: CA 
Salary: $52-79K 
Expires 06/22/2014 

Under the direction of the Family Court Services Program Manager and Supervisor, and consistent with the requirements of the California Family Code, Probate Code, and State and Local Rules of Court, this position:

Conducts child custody and visitation mediations, investigations and evaluations;

Conducts initial and review investigations connected with Guardianships and Conservatorships;

Prepares reports and recommendations for the Court, and testifies, in connection with the work described above.

May perform other duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The court mediator/investigator classification differs from other social services, mediation, and investigation roles in that the mediator/investigator candidates are appointed by the Superior Court and, consistent with applicable laws, must not only carry out their responsibilities with objectivity and fair-mindedness, but also with due regard for fostering the bests interests of the children and adults that are the focus of their work. The classifications of court mediator/investigator I and II are differentiated by years of court mediation and investigation experience and job performance.
Essential Duties:
Identify, gather and assess relevant information through office interviews and field investigation with, adults and children who are the subject of the court proceedings, other family members and interested parties, medical and mental health professionals, child and adult protective services workers, school administrators and teachers, law enforcement personnel, and others;

Mediate custody/visitation disputes, and prepare custody/visitation evaluations, reports, agreements and recommendations;

Conduct investigations for new petitions for Guardianships of minors and Conservatorships of adults, and for periodic reviews, and prepare reports and recommendations;

Provide testimony in Court;

Utilize objective, analytic, and evaluative thinking, exercise sound independent judgment within legal and policy guidelines, and consult with supervisors and peers when appropriate;

Effectively utilize the professional knowledge, skill, and experience described in the Qualifications section below;

Understand, interpret, explain and apply a wide variety of complex, specialized behavioral, psychological and legal information.

Maintain confidentiality of Court documents and records;

Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively in English, (and when required for the position, specified additional languages), both orally and in writing.

Exercise tact, objectivity, sensitivity, discretion, courtesy and judgment in handling highly emotional issues and situations with a variety of people from a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds;

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with judicial officers, Court and County employees, members of the public and others encountered in the course of work;

Manage time and work so as to complete multiple concurrent assignments within established deadlines;

Work in any of the Court locations, and conduct home visits and other field investigations.
Minimum Requirements & Qualifications:
Level I: Education: Master’s degree from an accredited institution in psychology, social work, marriage, family and child counseling, or other behavioral sciences substantially related to marriage and family interpersonal relationships.

Experience: At least two (2) years experience in counseling or psychotherapy, or both, preferably in a setting related to the areas of responsibility of the Family Law Court and with the ethnic population to be served and;

Additional education or experience may substitute for the requirements described above, in the sole discretion of the Court.

Knowledge of: the California Court system and family law procedures; relevant community resources; adult psychopathology and the psychology of families; child development; child abuse; clinical issues relating to children; effects of divorce and domestic violence on children; and child custody research sufficient to enable assessment of the mental health needs of children.

Computer Skills: Basic proficiency in the use of personal computer and MS Word.

Level II: In addition to the requirements for level I, a minimum of one (1) year of employment as a Court Mediator/Investigator I.

Desirable Qualifications:
Current California license as a LCSW, MFT, or Psychologist, or a Doctorate in a related discipline.

Physical Requirements With or Without Reasonable Accommodations:

To be able to legally drive or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions including field investigations, training and meetings at any of the court or other offsite locations.

Ability to use a personal computer and its peripherals including keyboard, mouse and monitor for extended periods of time.

Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Ability to work in an environment that includes frequent interruptions and simultaneous attention to multiple tasks.

Ability to grasp and/or manipulate files, binders, pieces of paper or small objects.

Visual acuity over extended periods of time sufficient to permit rapid review of sometimes voluminous court files and other documents, and use of a computer screen.

Ability to work alone or closely with others.

Occasional bending and stooping.

May require movement throughout the courthouse delivering and/or retrieving forms, files, materials and information to and from other departments.

May require occasional lifting of files and books weighing up to 25 lbs.

Work Environment:

Shared office enironment with varying degrees of hot and cold air and lighting conditions.

Must be able to traverse indoors and outdoors, over uneven surfaces and pavement in all types of weather.

Requires movement within, and travel to, courthouses and private residences, hospitals, residential care facilities, and other locations where parties, witnesses, or other information may be obtained.

Exposure to dust, copier and printer toners.

Important Recruitment Information:
THE EXAMINATION PROCESS

This recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list for full time, part time, regular, extra-help or intermittent positions.

TO APPLY: This is a continuous recruitment; however, the recruitment may be closed at any time. To apply, visit our website at www.ventura.courts.ca.gov.

APPLICATION EVALUATION: Qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. A comparative screening will be conducted to determine which of the applicants will be selected for invitation to the oral examination. Applications will be evaluated and ranked according to criteria that most closely meet the needs of the department, so it is essential that applicants provide as much detail as possible and answer all parts of the application. If you attach your resume, it will not be used to assess your qualification. Please do not attach any writing samples, recommendation letters, awards, etc. at this time. Additional documentation, such as awards, letters of recommendation, unsolicited certifications, etc. will not be added to your application file.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE: All applicants are required to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for this examination. The Supplemental Questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and eligibility for this position.

ORAL EXAMINATION: A job-related oral examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. The oral examination date is to be determined.

PRACTICAL EXAMINATION: A job related practical examination may be administered to the top qualifying candidates. The practical examination date is to be determined.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must possess the personal qualifications generally recognized as essential to being an outstanding public employee, including integrity, initiative, dependability, courtesy, and good judgment and ability to work with others as a team and follow instructions.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Applicants may be subjected to a thorough background investigation, which may include inquiry into past employment, education, credit, criminal background and driving record.

Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an Eligible Applicant List for a period of one (1) year.

The Court is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnic background, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or disability, or any other protected class.

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 Counselor/Mediator 
 by Editor  06/09/14 
Location: AZ 
Salary: $44K 
Expires 06/18/2014 

JOB SNAPSHOT

Base Pay $43,987.00 /Year
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services, Other
Education Graduate Degree
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services, Social Services, Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
JOB DESCRIPTION

Counselor/Mediator

Conciliation Court

Minimum Hiring Salary: $43,987 annual + generous benefits

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provides professional level counseling and alternative dispute resolution services including mediation, evaluation, parenting coordination and conducting divorce education groups.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ DUTIES: (Complete job description available at address below or e-mail [Click Here to Email Your Resumé])

Coordinates and provides legal decision-making/parenting time mediation to parents as referred by the Courts and prepares written agreements.
Facilitates and conducts mandatory parent education groups to divorcing and never-married parents.
Coordinates and conducts legal decision-making and parenting time evaluations and parenting coordination services to families as referred by the Court and prepares written summaries and reports.
Conducts court-ordered conciliation counseling, marriage and divorce adjustment counseling to individuals and couples.
Conducts interviews with children independently or in the presence of Judges to elicit information regarding children’s wishes, concerns, or needs.
Conducts screenings and clinical interviews to gather information.
Observes and evaluates social interplay between family members, makes assessments of home environments and family dynamics and prepares recommendations for legal decision-making and/or parenting time.
Reviews psychological reports, legal, school, civil, counseling and law enforcement records and prepares reports summarizing findings.
Testifies in family law court proceedings.
Initiates appropriate referrals to community resources and social service agencies.
Delivers educational presentations to parents, schools, agencies, community groups and conferences on topics related to marriage, divorce, and children.
Evaluates client services through development and implementation of surveys, questionnaires, and other appropriate research tools.
Maintains records and prepares reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in behavioral science or social science field, or a closely related field AND at least two years of post graduate direct service experience in couples, marriage, divorce, family, or group counseling. Preference may be given to those who are both bilingual Spanish/English.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES: Preference may be given to those holding a current license from the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. A valid Arizona driver’s license is required at the time of appointment.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The selection procedure may include an evaluation of education and experience, written exercise (counts as 25%), and a panel interview (counts as 75%).

HOW TO APPLY: Open until filled; first screening starts on Wednesday June 18, 2014. Apply through the Court’s on-line application system available at www.sc.pima.gov. Upload your resume and cover letter after filling out the Employment Application. Please call (520) 724-3856, (520) 724-4217 or TDY (520) 724-8887 if you need help.

Successful candidates must undergo a full background investigation including criminal history check.

The Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 National ADR Advisor 
 by Editor  06/03/14 
Location: DC, and other locations 
Salary: $83-128K 
Expires 06/07/2014 

Job Duties:
The Program Specialist serves as ORM's subject matter expert in the area of ADR as governed by the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996/ Public Law 104-320, VA Directive 5978, and EEO governed by 29 CFR 1614 and EEO MD-110.

Develops and implements ADR policies and provides program leadership for specific services such as conflict coaching, mediation, facilitation, and group facilitation. Advises ORM senior management of new regulations or guidance and recommends actions needed to implement ORM-wide.

Provides guidance on the operation of ADR-related programs such as Neutrals Certification Program and Assessment Program. Serves as a coach and mentor to ADR Specialists and EEO Mediators to assure quality services and work products. Reviews and evaluates the quality and effectiveness of ADR programs. Advises District Directors on the quality, quantity, and effectiveness of ADR on a nationwide basis.

Collaborates with ORM's Centralized ADR Unit to ensure EEO and ADR processes are properly in alignment. Serves as an ADR advocate by distributing consistent guidance and coordinating policy implementation with the Centralized ADR Unit. Conducts comprehensive analysis of performance data to identify workload fluctuations, trends, issues, and reports for District Directors. Assesses training needs and identifies training that will assist ADR Specialists and EEO Mediators in leveraging resolution opportunities. Reviews and provides guidance on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruling and changes related to ADR.

Serve as principal advisor to ORM senior managers on ADR case law and regulations. Serve as the primary source of technical advice and guidance to field operations on conflict management, ADR processes, and ADR cases.

Serve as technical advisor for ADR cases that are elevated to District Directors for review. Provides input or suggests changes to policy or procedures related to the ORM ADR program.

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 Director, Office of Conflict Resolution 
 by Editor  06/03/14 
Location: MN 
Expires 07/01/2014 

Job Code and Title (9334) Director Campus/College Level
Position Title Director, Office for Conflict Resolution
Job Code 9334
Requisition Number 190721
Position Category Executive, Administrative, Managerial
Appointment Term A = 12 month
Appointment Type Annual renewable contract (K )
Work Hours
Work Days
Total Hours or % Appointment 40
Full/Part-time Full-Time
Starting Rate
Department Name Equity/Diversity, VP/V Provost (288A)
College or Admin Unit Equity/Diversity, VP/V Provost
Campus Location Twin Cities
Job Open Date 04-10-2014
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Internal Promotional Consideration
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.
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 options

Administer 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 appropriately

Inform 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.
Program/Unit Description The University of Minnesota is seeking a highly qualified, motivated, and creative leader to serve as the Director of its Office for Conflict Resolution. The Office for Conflict Resolution (OCR) is a resource to help University faculty, staff, and student workers resolve workplace disputes -- either through informal problem-solving discussions or a peer hearing process. By listening to faculty, staff, and student employment concerns and offering a range of options to respond to concerns, office personnel promote a culture of engagement and achievement at the University of Minnesota. The Director provides vision, leadership, and management oversight for OCR's programs and services and the office serves all campuses of the University system. This position requires a high degree of independent judgment and discretionary authority in situations that involve system-wide policies and practices. More information about the Office for Conflict Resolution can be found at http://ocr.umn.edu.

The Office for Conflict Resolution is one of several units in the University's Office for Equity and Diversity. The Director reports to the Vice President for Equity and Diversity and is a critical member of her leadership team. More information about the Office for Equity and Diversity can be found at https://diversity.umn.edu/home. This is a full-time academic administrative appointment.

The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and is the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service. It is also the state's primary research university, with faculty of national and international reputation. Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota has five campuses -- in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, Crookston, and Rochester -- and also includes extension offices and research and outreach centers throughout the state.
Application Instructions Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 16, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Application must be made electronically through the University of Minnesota's Online Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/. The requisition number is: #190721. Please submit the following documents online: a current resume, a list identifying three references and their contact information if not included in the resume, and a letter setting out how your background qualifies you for this position. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Barbara Chapin at chapi001@umn.edu. If you have difficulty negotiating the electronic application process, please contact Human Resources at 612-624-8647.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation. This document is available in alternative formats upon request at 612-626-7386.
Does this position require a background check? Yes

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 Mediator 
 by Editor  06/03/14 
Location: NY 
Salary: $46-55K 
Expires 06/19/2014 

Job ID:
# of Positions:
142759 3
Business Title:
Mediator
Civil Service Title:
COMMUNITY COORDINATOR
Job Category:
, , , ,
Career Level:
Experienced (non-manager)
Title Code No: Level:
56058 00
Proposed Salary Range:
$ 45,615.00 - $ 55,000.00 (Annual)
Work Location:
42 Broadway, N.Y.
Division/Work Unit:
Research & Investigation Unit




Job Description
Effective April 1, 2014, under New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act, most employers in New York City will be required to give their employees sick leave. DCA is charged with enforcement of this law. The Earned Sick Leave Division (ESLD) will educate employees and employers about the law; work with stakeholders throughout the City to ensure compliance; investigate and mediate complaints filed by employees; develop systematic reviews and audits of businesses to ensure that businesses comply with the law and prosecute businesses that do not comply with the law in the Department’s administrative tribunal. ESLD will serve as a resource for businesses that need information or assistance in order to comply and for workers who want to better understand their rights.

DCA is seeking a strong leader to serve as a Mediator for the Earned Sick Leave Division. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Mediation and Outreach, the Mediator will mediate employee complaints and serve as a liaison between employee and employer. The ideal candidate is passionate about the goals of this law; has experience in 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.

The Mediator will be involved in community outreach and education of services under the Earned Sick Leave Legislation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Communicating/interacting with employees and employer related complaints;
• Analyzing, documenting, researching, and resolving complaints in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations enforced by the Department of Consumer Affairs; Earned Sick Leave Division;
• Maintaining Agency database and providing reports as needed;
• Perform data entry and input detailed, accurate notes in Agency’s system(s) as needed;
• Provide case follow-up and closure for each employee case;
• Prepare materials/documents, maintain knowledge database and train as needed.


Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.


Preferred Skills
• Leadership 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 strategies to establish realistic objectives, maintain momentum, and evaluate progress;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, major Internet search engines and databases; ability and aptitude to quickly learn new computer programs and technology;
• Experience and aptitude with public and private database research utilizing multiple investigative research techniques and resources;
• Ability to read and understand laws and rules analyze and document an issue, and present findings and recommendations;
• Experience in handling multiple assignments with competing deadlines with a high degree of detail and accuracy;
• Knowledge of labor laws and labor relations;
• Multilingual a plus;
• Flexibility in hours.
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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 PERMITTED.
NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED.


Hours/Shift
9:00AM – 5:00PM


Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 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. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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 Ombuds Manager 
 by Editor  06/03/14 
Location: TX 
Expires 06/16/2014 

Chevron is accepting applications for the position of Ombuds Manager, located in Houston, Texas. The position manages the Office of the Ombuds by providing employees with a safe, confidential resource and counseling Officers, Presidents, and line management. Travel of about 30% is required.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years Ombuds or industry experience. No salary indicated; applications are due by June 15, 2014: http://jobview.monster.com/Ombuds-Manager-Job-Houston-TX-US-134566417.aspx.

Ombuds Manager

Overview External:
Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Ombuds Manager located in Houston, Texas through June 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm (EST).

The Global Ombuds office provides an alternative, neutral and independent avenue for employees to express work-related concerns in total confidentiality without fear of retaliation. Ombuds managers are impartial dispute resolution practitioners operating outside the normal chain of command, who are authorized to respond to and assist in resolution of employee complaints and concerns.
Position Details:
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

· Manages processes and procedures for fulfilling mandate of Office of the Ombuds:
· Provides employees with a safe, confidential resource to have complaints heard.
· Provides information on options for resolutions of workplace issues.
· May facilitate "informal" mediation to allow employees to address issues with a neutral party.
· Develops and manages the informal means to resolve work-related concerns effectively, quickly, and fairly.
· Manages confidentiality of information and prevents unauthorized disclosure or access to records.
· Protects information from being called upon as testimony in formal processes within or outside the Company.
· Develops and provides employee presentations on relevant subjects with the objective of preventing negative conflict in the workplace.
· Assures anonymity for employees reporting illegal activities or violations of Company compliance, environmental, safety and health policies to the Office of Global Ombuds.
· Abstracts data from disputes and contacts to prepare and present reports to management.
· Counsels Officers, Presidents, and line management to ensure awareness of type and extent of problems occurring.
· Proactively counsels and influences management on strategies to address recurring workplace problems while preventing any communications from breaching confidentiality or anonymity.
· Exercises discretion whether to act upon an individual's concerns, and may initiate actions directly on problems he/she perceives. With employee's permission, researches facts, mediates and negotiates settlement agreements.
· Partners with the team to deploy a global communications strategy (in-person, brochure, Web) that informs and educates client base of availability and purpose of Ombuds office in dispute resolution.
· Establishes and maintains credibility with employees at all levels.
· Demonstrates adherence to The Ombudsman Association Code of Ethics and Chevron's Standards of Practice. Develops and extends professional competency by completing courses in mediation, dispute resolution, and other relevant training.
· Uses heightened awareness of and respect for diversity to establish working relationships among employees with varying interests and concerns.
· Ability to travel (estimated 30%), including domestic (U.S.) and international travel.

Required Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree required
· Minimum 5 years Ombuds or industry experience.
· Demonstrated experience handling a wide variety of employee and employment issues.
· Mediation / dispute resolution experience.
· Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentations.
· Cultural sensitivity to all employees in the countries where Chevron does business.
· Models the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct in all business dealings and communications.
· Well-developed planning and organizational skills including multi-tasking and time management.
· Extensive knowledge of employment law, and industry and organizational practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Supervisory / management experience.
· Excellent team player and self-starter with drive and resilience.
· Demonstrated confidentiality, sound judgment, tact, discretion, and professionalism.
· Demonstrated ability to quickly and effectively build trust and rapport with all levels of employees.
· Experience working with unions and represented employees.
· Ombuds certification through the International Ombuds Association.

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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 Chief of Service, Office of Ombudsman and Mediation Service 
 by Editor  06/03/14 
Location: NY 
Expires 07/28/2014 

The UN has opened a search for a Chief of Service, Office of Ombudsman and Mediation Service. The position will report to the UN Ombudsman and oversees the work of UNOMS, including seven regional branch offices: http://unjobs.org/vacancies/1401398219404.

Posting Title: Chief of Service, Office of Ombudsman and Mediation Service, D1
Job Code Title: CHIEF OF SERVICE, OMBUDSMAN
Department/ Office
Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services
Duty Station
NEW YORK
Posting Period
28 May 2014-27 July 2014
Job Opening number
14-OMB-UNOMS-35242-R-NEW YORK(G)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
At the United Nations, the ombudsman function is that of an organizational ombudsman. As a neutral and independent party, an ombudsman assists United Nations employees to address their work-related concerns and helps to resolve conflict through informal means. The incumbent will report to the United Nations Ombudsman.
Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Manage and direct the work of the UN Ombudsman and Mediation Services by:
Formulating, implementing and reporting on the substantive work programme of the Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS);
Overseeing the management of activities undertaken by the Office, ensuring that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Office and with other entities as appropriate;
Overseeing and ensuring the implementation of the provisions contained in the compact of the Head of Department with the Secretary-General;
Determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery;
Serving as the main point of contact for the members of the integrated office, the Ombudsmen of the Funds and Programmes and UNHCR;
Coordinating and overseeing the preparation of reports on budget and programme performance for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and; representing the UN Ombudsman and UNOMS at meetings related to such reports.
2. Serve as Ombudsman, providing alternative dispute resolution services by exploring with staff the options and different avenues open to them taking into account the interests rights and obligations existing between the Organization and staff members.
Receive comments on policies, procedures and practices;
with the aim to review, analyse and interpret trends, identifying problems and issues.
Oversee the preparation of analytical studies regarding systemic problems leading to workplace conflict.
3. Assist the ASG in ensuring that the leadership of the Organization is made aware of current and foreseeable trends and developments with regard to root cause s of conflict and make recommendations in this regard.
4. Oversee the programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of UNOMS, including:
supervising the preparation of the office work plan, budgets, human resources management activities and coordination of the outreach programme;
reviewing and formulating policies and establishing important guidelines related to the functioning of UNOMS New York and regional offices;
recruiting staff, taking due account of geographical and gender balance;
managing, guiding, developing and training staff under his/her supervision including evaluation of staff performance;
developing training policies and plans, ensuring the effective utilization, supervision and development of staff; fostering teamwork and communication among all staff including those in the regional branches and across organizational boundaries
5. Manage and oversee the work of the seven (7) regional branches by:
overseeing the operations of the regional offices, including matters of stakeholder outreach and activities, conflict competence efforts, office space, security, travel, training, leave and attendance;
communicating any concerns to the mission's management as necessary;
providing guidance and advise to the regional offices in ongoing case matters as needed;
carrying out weekly operations meetings and consultations with the regional ombudsmen to ensure that emerging issues and concerns are addressed in a timely manner.
6. Perform other duties, as assigned, and travel, as needed
Competencies
Professionalism:
Proven strategic and analytical skills that lead to the formulation of options and recommendations.
Proven ability to provide seasoned specialized advice in a broad range of managerial, financial, and administrative areas.
Proven abilities to represent the Organization before UN legislative committees, strong negotiation and conflict-resolution skills.
The ability to generate vision and to communicate broad and compelling organizational direction.
The ability to produce and oversee the timely preparation of reports.
The ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations.
Knowledge of alternative dispute resolution tools and ability to apply them effectively
. The ability to act as a neutral third party when assisting staff with work-related disputes while maintaining confidentiality.
Shows pride in work and in achievements;
demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
remains calm in stressful situations .
Teamwork:
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise;
is willing to learn from others;
places team agenda before personal agenda;
supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Planning and Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Leadership:
Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results;
is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives;
establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support;
anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions;
drives for change and improvements;
does not accept the status quo;
shows the courage to take unpopular stands.
Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Managing Performance
Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority;
makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member;
accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills;
monitors progress against milestones and deadlines;
regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff;
encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative;
actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, international relations, dispute resolution, law, finance, accounting, social sciences or related area.
A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in alternative dispute resolution is desirable.
Work Experience
A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration, dispute resolution, legal affairs, financial management, budget, logistics or related field.
Managerial experience in programme management desirable.
Experience in managing decentralized operations is desirable.
At least 5 years of experience in a UN or related international Organization is desirable.
Experience with informal conflict resolution is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
For this post English (both oral and written) is required;
knowledge of another UN official language is highly desirable.
Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
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 Circuit Family Mediator 
 by Editor  05/19/14 
Location: FL 
Salary: $45-92K 
Expires 07/01/2014 


MEDIATOR-CIRCUIT/FAMILY


Req No: 22011155-51316186-20140513121501 Agency Name: State Courts
Description:
Working Title: MEDIATOR-CIRCUIT/FAMILY
Broadband/Class Code: 817620
Position Number: 22011155-51316186
Annual Salary Range: $45,303.72 - $91,241.70
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
City: BROOKSVILLE
Facility:
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: 81025
Closing Date: 6/30/2014

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.


How to Apply

To be considered, applicants must submit a State application to:

Office of the Court Administrator

c/o Barbara Rodriguez, Court Operations Consultant

Fifth Judicial Circuit

State of Florida

Post Office Box 7800

Tavares, Florida 32778

Phone Number: 352-253-1607

Fax Number: 352-253-1630

State of Florida applications are available online by clicking the weblink below:

State of Florida Employment Application

For additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact: Barbara Rodriguez at 352-253-1607.

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.

Position Number: 22011155

Position Title: Mediator – Circuit/Family

Job Location: Fifth Judicial Circuit, Brooksville, Florida

Salary Range: $3,775.31 - $7,603.48 Monthly* (*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary)

General Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to conduct legal mediations. The position is responsible for conducting mediations and drafting settlement agreements for circuit/family court. The position works under general supervision of the Trial Court Administrator or other court manager, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Examples of Work Performed

(Note: The examples of work as listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

Conducts circuit/family mediations, facilitating the discussion of legal issues between involved parties for court referred cases such as family and juvenile dependency, insurance subrogation, personal injury, commercial evictions or small claims to facilitate resolution; travels to court locations served by the Mediation Division as required.

Communicates with attorneys and parties involved in mediations by telephone to obtain additional information or to provide dates and times of mediations.

Reviews case files, confidential reports and other materials pertinent to cases, and informs litigants concerning the mediation process prior to commencement of every mediation.

Prepares/drafts settlement agreements, court orders or impasse reports on all cases mediated; reviews agreements with all parties involved and manages execution of agreements by parties.

Completes closing paperwork and statistical records/reports for mediation cases of responsibility.

Deciphers legal documents such as contracts to ensure comprehension of issues in dispute.

Performs clerical tasks such as preparing and typing legal documents, faxing, telephoning or photocopying.

Completes continuing education training on a regular basis to maintain mediation certification; stays abreast of current standards and practices for certified and court-appointed mediators.

Education and Training Guidelines

Bachelor’s degree in social work, law or a closely related field.

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.

Experience

Five years of related experience.

Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.

 

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required

Requires appropriate Family Mediator certification.

Competencies

Data Responsibility - Directs others in major events and reports on activities and results.

People Responsibility - Negotiates, exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policy and programs or arrives jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.

Assets Responsibility - Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials, supplies, or small amounts of money.

Mathematical Requirements - Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.

Communications Requirements - Reads and interprets advanced professional materials; writes complex reports and papers; speaks to high level professional personnel.

Complexity of Work - Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking and continuous exposure to pressure.

Impact of Decisions - Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

Equipment Usage - Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs such as word processing.

Safety of Others - Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others.

Special Notes

Florida Supreme Court Certification as a family mediator in accordance with section 10.100 and 10.110 Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators is required and preference will be given to those who are also dependency Florida certified mediators.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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 Director, Office of Conflict Resolution 
 by Editor  05/19/14 
Location: MN 
Expires 06/01/2014 

Position Information
Job Code and Title (9334) Director Campus/College Level
Position Title Director, Office for Conflict Resolution
Job Code 9334
Requisition Number 190721
Position Category Executive, Administrative, Managerial
Appointment Term A = 12 month
Appointment Type Annual renewable contract (K )
Work Hours
Work Days
Total Hours or % Appointment 100%
Full/Part-time Full-Time
Starting Rate
Department Name Equity/Diversity, VP/V Provost (288A)
College or Admin Unit Equity/Diversity, VP/V Provost
Campus Location Twin Cities
Job Open Date 04-10-2014
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Internal Promotional Consideration
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.
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 options

Administer 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 appropriately

Inform 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.
Program/Unit Description The University of Minnesota is seeking a highly qualified, motivated, and creative leader to serve as the Director of its Office for Conflict Resolution. The Office for Conflict Resolution (OCR) is a resource to help University faculty, staff, and student workers resolve workplace disputes -- either through informal problem-solving discussions or a peer hearing process. By listening to faculty, staff, and student employment concerns and offering a range of options to respond to concerns, office personnel promote a culture of engagement and achievement at the University of Minnesota. The Director provides vision, leadership, and management oversight for OCR's programs and services and the office serves all campuses of the University system. This position requires a high degree of independent judgment and discretionary authority in situations that involve system-wide policies and practices. More information about the Office for Conflict Resolution can be found at http://ocr.umn.edu.

The Office for Conflict Resolution is one of several units in the University's Office for Equity and Diversity. The Director reports to the Vice President for Equity and Diversity and is a critical member of her leadership team. More information about the Office for Equity and Diversity can be found at https://diversity.umn.edu/home. This is a full-time academic administrative appointment.

The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and is the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service. It is also the state's primary research university, with faculty of national and international reputation. Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota has five campuses -- in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, Crookston, and Rochester -- and also includes extension offices and research and outreach centers throughout the state.
Application Instructions Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 16, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Application must be made electronically through the University of Minnesota's Online Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/. The requisition number is: #190721. Please submit the following documents online: a current resume, a list identifying three references and their contact information if not included in the resume, and a letter setting out how your background qualifies you for this position. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Barbara Chapin at chapi001@umn.edu. If you have difficulty negotiating the electronic application process, please contact Human Resources at 612-624-8647.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation. This document is available in alternative formats upon request at 612-626-7386.
Does this position require a background check? Yes
Apply here: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=119687

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 ADR Specialist 
 by Editor  05/19/14 
Location: VA 
Expires 05/22/2014 

Position Information
Working Title Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist
Role Title Non-Classified
Job Open Date 05-13-2014
Job Close Date
Jobs close at 5pm EST. 05-21-2014
Job Type Detail
Definition Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range Grade 4
Agency VA Workers Compensation Comm (191)
Agency Website Click Here for Agency Website
Location Richmond (City) - 760
Sublocation
Position Number 00641
Job Posting Number 0079531
Does this position have telework options? Yes
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference
Type of Recruitment
Definition Agency Employee Only - A
Job Type
Definition Full-Time (Salaried)
Pay Band UG
Job Description The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission is seeking two qualified, energetic team-players who will serve as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Specialists in a newly created program to facilitate contested workers' compensation claims informally and expeditiously. Incumbents will work with a Deputy Commissioner and ADR Program Manager to implement and maintain a multi-component dispute resolution system for resolving issues among parties and between parties and the Commission; will identify issues, propose solutions, follow Ethical Guidelines for Virginia Supreme Court Certified Mediators; and respond to e-mail and telephone inquiries. Successful candidates will use mediation techniques to facilitate, by telephone and in-person, communications for all parties with the highest level of customer service in a timely fashion. Incumbents will review files, research issues, and prepare documents in preparation for ADR. After adequate training, incumbents will be eligible for partial telework (must have access to high-speed Internet connectivity), and will report to the Richmond VWC office. Some travel overnight, as needed.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in business, liberal arts, or related field. Requires the ability to work independently and exercise good judgment. Must have strong, effective interpersonal communication skills, both orally and in writing; excellent customer service skills interacting with internal and external customers at all levels; and strong organizational skills. Requires strong computer skills working with Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint), database programs, and Internet research principles. Must be able to track data and information in Excel spreadsheets. Must have General District Mediator Certification by Virginia Supreme Court (or be willing to obtain, if not presently certified). Experience with workers' compensation claims or insurance claims preferred. Extensive knowledge of and experience with the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act/rules/regulations and Commission procedures highly desirable.
Preferred Qualifications Paralegal certification preferred. Mediation experience preferred.
Special Requirements Must pass criminal background check.
Special Instructions to Applicants The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission (VWC) will accept ONLY online applications for all employment opportunities. Computers are available for applying for jobs in the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) Career Center, public libraries, and the Virginia Employment Commission offices.
Optional Applicant Documents Resume
Cover Letter
Required Applicant Documents
Contact Information
Name Human Resources Department
Phone (804) 205-3174
Fax (804) 367-1782
Email: jobs@workcomp.virginia.gov
Address: 1000 DMV Drive, Richmond, VA 23220

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 Asst. Director of Conflict Resolution 
 by Editor  05/19/14 
Location: CO 
Salary: $42-44K 
Expires 05/27/2014 

DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
Position Description

ANTICIPATED OPENING
Assistant Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services
(Conflict Resolution, Mediation & Restorative Justice)

Colorado State University, located 65 miles north of Denver in Fort Collins, has a population of approximately 147,000. The city offers a unique blend of metropolitan advantages and small town friendliness. Located at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the eastern base of the
Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins is consistently rated one of the best cities in which to live.
The Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services (CRSCS) reflects the vision of providing a comprehensive array of approaches to act on the institutional values of interpersonal civility and honoring of community standards. The ideal is to empower the campus community to concretely act on the value of civility and to offer a myriad of approaches that will maximize individual student success while upholding community standards and respect for human dignity. Colorado State University has a strong commitment to creating a campus community that is safe and welcoming for all students. One extremely important aspect of that commitment is to understand, prevent and respond to the negative experiences students may encounter.

Two Associate Directors and four Assistant Directors report to the Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services and share responsibility for implementation of services.

This Assistant Director of Conflict Resolution Services will have primary responsibility for the range of civility strategies related to conflict prevention, education, coaching/consultation, problem solving, mediation, facilitation, and restorative justice. The Assistant Director plays a critical role in advocating for a fair process, encouraging student development, addressing community issues, assisting with conflict intervention, facilitating solutions, and collaborating with campus and community partners.

Specific responsibilities include:

· Provide informal coaching and consultation to help students, or University constituents having difficulty with a student, resolve problems at the lowest level possible
· Ability to analyze a conflict, identify root causes and key stakeholders, and assist parties in finding a mutually agreed upon resolution
· Assist students in resolving complaints or difficulties involving University policies, procedures, and personnel as well as personal issues that affect their academic success
· Mediate interpersonal, organizational, and workplace disputes involving students
· Provide intervention, facilitation, and mediation services to residential communities and other student groups experiencing conflict
· Provide students with procedural assistance in preparing for appeals
· Assist with marketing activities to advertise and promote the conflict resolution services portion of the office
· Provide training and outreach programs on conflict resolution, de-escalation strategies, and mediation skills to promote constructive communication and problem-solving
· Assist with the coordination and facilitation of the Restorative Justice process to enable students to repair the harm resulting from wrongdoing and conflict. Coordination includes building strong relationships with Hearing Officers and other referral entities, conducting trainings for volunteer facilitators, and ensuring the quality and integrity of the program. Partner with Municipal and County Court on joint resolutions
· Assist with the coordination and facilitation of educational workshops. These workshops are educational referrals for students who have been disciplined for poor decisions related to unethical behavior, acting out angry behavior, or disrupting neighbors with unreasonable noise
· Create and coordinate other appropriate educational workshops or referrals to support students’ educational and personal success
· Assist with the organization and facilitation of Restorative Impact Panels
· Build strong and positive liaison relationships with a wide range of University constituencies on-and off-campus
· Refer students to the proper resource agencies on campus
· Maintain confidential student records following institutional guidelines
· Produce well-written resolution agreements for parties involved in a dispute
· Assist with records/database maintenance, data collection, and report preparation
· Assist with the implementation of an on-going assessment model to produce information on student conduct and behavioral trends for purposes of planning and proactive/preventative programs and education
· Supervise Student Intern and Graduate Assistant for the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) program
· Represent Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services, both to internal and external communities, at the request of the Director or Associate Director(s)
· Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Director or Associate Director(s)

Minimum qualifications of the position include:

· Master’s degree or J.D. with relevant experience in student personnel, higher education, conflict resolution, social work, counseling, communication or related field
· 3 years professional experience in conflict resolution, mediation and group facilitation
· Experience as a paid or volunteer facilitator in mediation, restorative justice, alternative dispute resolution or related field
· Direct knowledge and experience with restorative justice philosophy and practices
· Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing educational programs, workshops and/or classroom teaching

Preferred qualifications of the position include:

· Knowledge of theories and research in student development, conflict resolution, mediation, social justice, restorative justice, victim’s rights and needs, due process and other legal issues in higher education
· Experience in organizing and facilitating restorative impact panels and accountability boards
· Experience resolving conflicts in an educational and/or workplace setting
· Highly developed communication skills
· Demonstrated ability to multi-task and effectively manage complex caseload
· Demonstrated public speaking experience
· Understanding concepts of multiculturalism, diversity, power/privilege and how these impact the perception and resolution of conflict
· Demonstrated knowledge of and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations
· Supervision experience
· Demonstrated personal qualities of sound ethical decision-making, use of independent judgment, creativity, enthusiasm, and a high level of integrity and fairness
· Experience working in a higher education setting
· Demonstrated knowledge/experience of the criminal justice system


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Range: $42,000-44,000.

Benefits: Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/

To Apply: The anticipated starting date is August 1, 2014. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by Monday, May 26, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. MST; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A complete application includes a resume and cover letter discussing qualifications and interest in the position, as well as names and titles of three professional references with contact information (phone, email). References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. To apply online, application materials need to be uploaded in a single, combined document (Word or PDF format only) through the Division of Student Affairs’ application website located at: www.studentaffairsjobs.colostate.edu . Applicants needing accommodations to submit materials may contact Lindsey Hoffner at Lindsey.Hoffner@Colostate.edu. If you have questions about the application process, contact search chair Forrest Orswell at Forrest.Orswell@colostate.edu.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.
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 Mediator 
 by Editor  05/19/14 
Location: NV 
Expires 06/10/2014 

Nevada has put in a request to hire an independent contractor mediator.

Please review the attached documents for complete job and application information.

Mediator Documents 1

Mediator Documents 2

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 Ombudsman/Mediator 
 by Editor  05/13/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 06/03/2014 


Ombudsman/Mediator – Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA
(Job Number: 246758)
Working for an organization with the size and resources of Kaiser Permanente Southern California means having the potential to positively affect the health and well-being of entire communities. That’s because each of us from our finance, business, and IT experts to our RNs, allied health professionals, and physicians shares a commitment to providing the best possible care experience. One of the most diverse regions in the country, Southern California offers everything from quaint coastal communities to bustling urban cities, high desert plains to snowy mountain peaks. Here, you’ll find the cultural, lifestyle, and recreational amenities to complement your work and your life. Come discover the resources, support, and opportunity you need to build the career you’ve always wanted.

Description
The HealthCare Ombudsman/Mediator functions as a trained alternative dispute professional offering patients, family members, staff & providers a conflict management program to resolve patient/ provider healthcare disputes early & quickly thereby improving patient safety & reducing the costs of health care dispute resolution. Serves as a trusted & informal information resource, communication channel, complaint handler, facilitator, consultant & practitioner for dispute resolution. Acts to seek fair & equitable solutions to patient/provider problems & for suggesting dispute resolution processes for addressing & managing conflicts & for policy & procedural changes. Brings issues to senior leadership to address care delivery improvement efforts. Promotes effective relationships/communication between patients & providers.

Essential Functions:
• Program Implementation: Implements the healthcare ombudsman/mediator (HCOM) program.
• Establishes annual work plan & performance metrics to demonstrate program effectiveness, including but not limited to: patient & provider satisfaction, cost savings, cost avoidance in lawsuits averted, increased productivity, savings in management time, increased personnel resources & the promotion of patient safety initiatives.
• Develops & implements an on-going communications program, including informational materials for patients & family, staff training & awareness building & materials for external audiences.
• Patient/Provider/Staff Ombudsman/ Mediator Process: Serves as a dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential & informal assistance to patients & providers in resolving patient care issues, which includes the following.
• Receives inquiries for dispute resolution, listens impartially & questions the patient/staff to help put the problem into perspective.
• Conducts informal fact-finding & gathers information, including any general background information that may be helpful to understand the overall context of the dispute & assesses the overall gravity of the situation, & meets w/ the parties to discuss issues.
• Based on an analysis of the situation, recommends options to assist the parties in the resolution of their dispute.
• Serves as an impartial & independent third party for clients, focusing upon patient care issues.
• Facilitates contact w/ other appropriate local/regional departments as necessary (e.g. Legal or Member Services) Collaboration & Problem Solving: Develops collaborative relationships w within the Medical Center & Regional departments to provide & facilitate a fair, open & creative atmosphere.
• Provides feedback to senior management by tracking & analyzing types of patient & provider concerns, & in collaboration w/ appropriate stakeholder groups.
• Identifies opportunities for improvement to policies & practices which contribute to systemic conflicts, concerns & complaints.
• Provides internal consulting services to providers on communication & dispute resolution strategies, designed to improve individual & organizational effectiveness.
• Analysis & Reporting: Maintains data set to support the evaluation of the effectiveness of the program.
• Analyzes aggregate data/information from HCOM case experience concerning patterns of complaints.
• Identifies & informs upper management of patterns & trends affecting patient care.
• Knowledge Management: Actively participates w/in the KP patient safety/risk management community, by sharing successful practices & disseminating learning's (in collaboration w/ Regional & National Risk Management functions).
• This job description is not all encompassing.

Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
• Minimum ten (10) years of clinical or hospital/healthcare background required.
Education
• Bachelor's degree required.
• Evidence of having taken and passed a forty (40) or more hour Ombudsman training course or minimum of 100 cases experience or take and pass a 40 hour or more Ombudsman training course within the first 90 days of employment.
• Evidence of having taken and passed a forty (40) or more hour Mediation course or minimum of 100 cases experience or take and pass a 40 or more hour Mediation training course within the first 90 days of employment.
License, Certification, Registration
• N/A

Additional Requirements:
• Knowledge of relevant healthcare regulations (including HIPAA), accreditory standards, Ombudsman & Mediator Code of Ethics and state tort system (as it relates to medical malpractice).
• Demonstrated ability to work with difficult situations with multiple interests/parties involved.
• Demonstrated analytical/data management skills.
• Demonstrated program development expertise (strategic direction, work planning, communications, implementation).
• Demonstrated excellent written and presentation communication skills.
• Demonstrated expertise in interpersonal skills, including active listening and relationship/trust/consensus building.
• Flexibility to travel to various KP and/or contracted facilities within the coverage area, as applicable, to conduct HCOM responsibilities.
• Flexibility to travel to various locations across the program for training, advanced training, workshops, and presentations.
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Minimum ten (10) years of experience in clinical or management roles in a health plan or multi-faceted health care system desired.
• Master's degree in business, health care, public administration or related field desired.
• Knowledge of KP preferred.

Primary Location
: California-San Diego-San Diego Medical Center 4647 Zion Ave.

Scheduled Hours (1-40)
: 40

Shift
: Day

Working Days
: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Working Hours Start
: 8:00 AM

Working Hours End
: 5:00 PM

Schedule
: Full-time

Job Type
: Standard
Employee Status
: Regular
Employee Group
: Salaried Employees
Job Level
: Individual Contributor

Job
: Healthcare / Hospital Operations

Public Department Name
: Administration

Travel
: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Eligible for Benefits
: Yes

Apply online and select job number: 246758.


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 Mediations Coordinator 
 by Editor  05/12/14 
Location: WA 
Expires 05/30/2014 


Mediations Coordinator (Legal Assistant)

Bellevue, WA

RCO Legal, PS, an industry leading, specialty law firm, is currently looking for a Mediations Coordinator for our Bellevue Litigation Team.

RCO specializes in the representation of financial institutions, investors, title insurers, housing authorities and select businesses in all matters related to servicing, mortgage banking, consumer finance, title insurance, real estate finance, and the enforcement of mortgage loans.

The Mediations Coordinator is responsible for scheduling mediations, maintaining calendars for five attorneys, and coordinating mediation sessions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate and schedule mediations
Maintain attorney calendars
Manage scheduling conflicts
Communications with mediators and opposing counsel
Process mediation scheduling notices
Other duties as assigned
Skills & Requirements

High School Diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum 2 years office related experience, preferably in a busy legal setting
Task-oriented
Attention to detail
Excellent customer service skills
Communication skills (written and verbal)
Organized
Self motivated
Experience with scheduling/calendaring
Ability to work independently and as a strong team player
High proficiency with computers and technology (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
Ability to learn new computer programs quickly
Benefits:

Medical, dental, vision
401K
Generous paid time off policies
Hourly compensation

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 Mediator 
 by Editor  05/12/14 
Location: NY 
Salary: $18-20/hr 
Expires 06/01/2014 

Job ID:
# of Positions:
150364 1
Business Title:
Mediator
Civil Service Title:
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATE
Job Category:
,
Career Level:
Entry-Level
Title Code No: Level:
56057 00
Proposed Salary Range:
$ 17.69 - $ 20.34 (Hourly)
Work Location:
42 Broadway, N.Y.
Division/Work Unit:
Consumer Services


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Job Description
As the first municipal consumer protection agency in the country, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has ensured that businesses and consumers benefit from a fair and vibrant marketplace for over 40 years. Today, DCA regulates 55 industries and licenses and inspects almost 80,000 businesses throughout the five boroughs. The Department enforces the City’s landmark Consumer Protection Law and related City and State laws; mediates thousands of consumer complaints; and prosecutes law-breaking businesses through our Administrative Tribunal.

DCA is committed to educating, empowering and protecting consumers; holding businesses to high standards of marketplace behavior; and achieving excellence in the delivery of innovative agency programs and services. As a small agency with a big mission, every staff member at DCA plays a critical role in ensuring success.

Under direct supervision of the Assistant Director for Mediation/designee or Assistant Director for Intake/designee the mediator will mediate consumer complaints by negotiating with consumers and vendors for equitable resolutions on behalf of both parties. The duties include but are not limited to:

• Communicating/interacting with consumers and vendors on consumer-related complaints via current database, Cisco or by Email.
• Analyzing, documenting, researching, referring and resolving consumer complaints in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations enforced by the Department of Consumer Affairs via phone or database
• Using Agency database, provide reports as needed.
• Perform data entry and use detailed, accurate notes in Agency’s system(s).
• Provide follow-up and closure for each consumer complaint assigned.
• Provide backup support to areas in Intake when needed to assist mediation unit obtain cases and close cases as needed.


Minimum Qual Requirements
Qualification Requirements
1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.


Preferred Skills
• Good computer skills; Computer literate (MS Word, Excel & Outlook);
• Interpersonal and writing skills;
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment;
• Pay strict attention to detail;
• Complete assignments within set deadline;
• Able to work independently, as a team and with supervision.


To Apply
Click the 'Apply Now' button.

A RESUME AND COVER LETTER ARE REQUIRED.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
PLEASE INDICATE IN YOUR COVER LETTER HOW YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS POSITION.
NO PHONE CALLS, FAXES, E-MAILS OR PERSONAL INQUIRIES PERMITTED. NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED.
DCA and the City of New York is an equal employment opportunity employer.


Hours/Shift
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Work Location
42 Broadway, New York, NY


Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 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. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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POSTING DATE: POST UNTIL:
05/07/2014 Until Filled

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 Mediator 
 by Editor  05/12/14 
Location: DC, and other locations 
Salary: $83-107K 
Expires 05/13/2014 

Mediators are responsible for promoting and contributing to labor-management peace through active participation in the collective bargaining process. As an impartial third-party neutral, the mediator seeks to achieve harmony and order between parties through a variety of means such as mediation of disputes which may result in work stoppages; active involvement in various stages of the bargaining process; grievance mediation; and relationship development and training techniques including technical assistance, and education, advocacy and outreach efforts.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service has been named one of the Best Places to Work! Complete job description and application information here.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

TRAVEL REQUIRED
50% or Greater
Frequent travel is required for this position
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
U.S. Citizenship or National
Resume and/or Supporting Documents (see How to Apply)
Background/Security Investigation

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 Employment Practice and Dispute Resolution Manager 
 by Editor  05/12/14 
Location: TN 
Expires 05/30/2014 

Auto req ID 66430BR
Title EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE & DISPUTE RESOLUTION MANAGER
Job Description
Are you ready for an exciting career move? We're a $13 billion company with more than 11,000 stores in 40 states and growing by hundreds of stores yearly. We work in an energetic team atmosphere, and believe much of the success of our phenomenal growth is our commitment to developing our employees' potential. We are committed to building our company with upbeat, talented, motivated persons who will move us toward our mission of "Serving Others".

Dollar General’s Employment Practice and Dispute Resolution Manager, while reporting to the Sr. Manager, Employment Practice and Dispute Resolution, will conduct in-depth investigations regarding Dispute Resolution issues and analyze facts to objectively develop an equitable solution that supports company guidelines, policies as well as Dollar General Values. The EPDR Manager will also utilize standard facilitation, negotiation and mediation practices to resolve cases while also providing guidance to HR Generalists with policy, procedure and employment law issues to ensure consistency.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Manages the Dispute Resolution Process

Guides and conducts in-depth thorough internal employment investigations on behalf of any employee as it relates to the five Dispute Resolution issues:
o Demotion
o Final Counseling
o Termination
o Discrimination
o Sexual Harassment

Maintains detailed notes and compiles thorough documentation.
Utilizes facilitation and mediation practices to negotiate resolutions.
Analyzes details and facts to formulate recommendations.
Identifies trends with respect to employment decisions and/or reinstatements.
Develops and presents proposals to address trends to the EPDR Sr. Manager.
Remains current with Employment Law changes and updates.
Maintains accurate statistical data for EPDR reporting.
Partners with strategic partners such as Legal, HRIS, and Loss Prevention for efficiency and process improvement.
· Manages Employment Practices

Conducts EPDR orientation and training for new Regional HR Managers to include:
o EPDR overview
o Dollar General policies and procedures
o Conducting Investigations
o Reports and Systems

Primary Employment Practice support for HR Generalists.
Manages Wage and Hour check request process to ensure accuracy.
Provides various reports, as requested, to HR Generalists & guidance when necessary on how to analyzing the data.
Manages the review and revision process of Standard Operating policies/procedures and the Employee Handbook to ensure current business needs and legal requirements are met.
Conducts new market and employment law research as requested by the EPDR Sr. Manager.
Manages projects as assigned.
Maintains on-boarding and training of new EPDR staff.
Performs additional duties/projects as requested.

Knowledge and Skills

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
· Strong attention to detail.
· Strong organization and time-management skills.
· Ability to perform effectively under pressure and make objective decisions.
· Analytical and problem-solving skills.
· Facilitation, negotiation and mediation skills.
· Ability to manage and direct others through cases without supervision.
· Excellent collaboration skills.
· Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, including the ability to listen, respond and electronically document cases.
· Ability to use Microsoft word processing and spreadsheet applications, as well as other miscellaneous software.
· Advanced knowledge of FLSA, FMLA, ADA, Worker’s Compensation, Title VII and other employment-related laws and/or regulations.
· Knowledge of internal investigative procedures.

Work Experience and/or Education

· Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field preferred.
· Five years experience in Dispute Resolution, Employee Relations, HR generalist or other related field preferred.
· PHR or SPHR certification preferred.

Compensation will consist of a competitive salary based on your experience, with bonus potential.

Our Benefits Package

· Health, dental, vision and life insurance
· Long-term disability
· Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
· Company matched 401(k)
· Tuition reimbursement
· Paid vacation
· Corporate casual dress
· Relocation Assistance

Dollar General is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Zip Code 37072-2171
Category Corporate Careers
Job Category Human Resources

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 Seeking work in mediation and communications training 
 by Allen Sells  05/09/14 
M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) with senior business management experience, counseling background, and work with major youth services provider seeks involvement in mediation and as a communications trainer/conflict coach. State certification in Family Mediation and pending Certification in Circuit Civil Mediation. Also engaged in doctoral studies.
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 Associate Ombudsman 
 by Editor  05/08/14 
Location: MD 
Salary: $52K-82K 
Expires 05/14/2014 

Associate Ombudsman Position at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD


Job Title: Associate Ombudsman-OD-DE
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Job Announcement Number:NIH-OD-DE-14-1098252
SALARY RANGE:
$52,146.00 to $82,019.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Friday, May 09, 2014 to Tuesday, May 13, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0301-09/11
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 13
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Bethesda, MD
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No
JOB SUMMARY:
The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview
This position is located in the National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, Office of the Ombudsman, Center for Cooperative Resolution. As an Associate Ombudsman, you will serve as a dispute resolution practitioner for work and lab-related concerns utilizing the principles, techniques and concepts of ombudsman practice including alternative dispute resolution (ADR), facilitation, interest-based negotiation, conflict coaching, and systems change. You will work with senior ombudsmen to provide confidential and informal assistance to managers and employees in resolving sensitive and moderately complex work-related issues and disputes. NIH is comprised of a diverse population from around the world that includes individuals from different countries, socioeconomic groups, and a wide range of occupations within biomedical research, including tenured and untenured scientists, administrators, and fellows. You will work with senior ombudsmen as they coordinate with officials responsible for administering formal dispute resolution systems including the Peer Resolution Process and Equal Employment Opportunity, and build constructive relationships by resolving disputes. In addition, you will gather data, coordinate efforts, research, and assist senior ombudsmen in making individual and organizational recommendations to promote positive work environments, including recommendations centered on systemic issues and alternative dispute resolution processes; and serve as a facilitator or mediator in specific cases. For more information, visit: http://ombudsman.nih.gov/
TRAVEL REQUIRED
Occasional Travel
Position involves regular local travel and occasional/infrequent overnight travel.
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
Position is subject to a background investigation.
DUTIES:

As an Associate Ombudsman you will provide the NIH community with confidential and informal assistance in resolving work-related conflicts, disputes and grievances; promote fair and equitable treatment within NIH; and work toward improving the overall quality of work-life at the NIH through duties including:
Providing confidential and informal assistance to managers and employees to resolve sensitive and often moderately complex work-related issues.
Performing research and information-gathering to understand the overall context of dispute situations. Working with the individual parties to understand the basic nature of the disputes, the issues involved and the positions of the various parties in order to analyze the overall situation, its seriousness and/or complexity, and the action or basic approach to be taken.
Using a variety of ADR techniques to provide parties with resolution options and facilitate their interaction and successful resolution. Preparing documents such as agreements entered into by the parties and following up with senior ombudsmen to assess the effectiveness of the mediation process.
Providing consultation to the NIH community regarding the process of alternative dispute resolution.
Assisting in the development of dispute resolution models and techniques for the varied and widespread NIH work force, including research and component evaluations.
Participating in the delivery of mediation and negotiation training for the NIH community.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

If you are applying at the GS-09:
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS- 07 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: conducting basic/simple two party mediation; providing procedural guidance to individuals on conflict resolution processes; and gathering data, conducting research and preparing conflict resolution assessments.
OR
Completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B or J.D., or 2 full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to such a degree, if related.
OR
Have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualifications requirements for this position.
If you are applying at the GS-11:
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: conducting two party mediation involving multiple and complex issues; and, conducting case intakes including gathering information, developing or eliciting general background information, and assessing in specific matters conflict dynamics and/or the appropriateness of ADR.
OR
Completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or LL.M., or 3 full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to such a degree, if related.
OR
Have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualifications requirements for this position.
View Assessment Questions

If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
Best Qualified – for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
Well Qualified – for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
Qualified – for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.
If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:
Veterans
CTAP
ICTAP
Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled
All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, to be considered.
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 Assistant Ombudsman 
 by Editor  05/07/14 
Location: DC 
Salary: $64-82K 
Expires 05/10/2014 

Job Title:
Assistant Ombudsman

Job ID:
24980
Location:
One Judiciary Square

Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular




General Job Information
"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-301-12
Salary Range: $64,375-$82,357
Opening date and Closing Date: April 29, 2014-May 9, 2014
Duration of Appointment: Career Appointment
Duties
Brief Description of Duties: Develops outreach strategies and directs public outreach activities to encourage communication between residents and relevant education stakeholders. May organize community events. May manage communications related to both internal and external agencies. Serves as a liaison for citizens to communicate their complaints and concerns regarding public education through a single office.
Receives complaints and concerns from parents, students, teachers, and other District residents concerning public education, including personnel actions, policies, and procedures. Examines and makes determinations regarding the validity of complaints timely and professionally. Responds to complaints and concerns in a timely fashion with accurate and helpful information. Evaluates and proposes options for responses and solutions to complaints including recommendations. Makes referral to the pertinent school officials as appropriate.

Ranking Factors
Ranking Factor #1: Comprehensive knowledge of education policy, especially on issues pertaining to student discipline and special education, program operations, goals, objectives, strategic planning and the laws, policies, regulations and precedents governing education.
Ranking Factor #2: Comprehensive knowledge of management principles and practices.
Ranking Factor #3: Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals, groups and constituencies who are interested in, or affected by, the State Board's programs.
Ranking Factor #4: Demonstrated advanced skill in communicating orally and in writing in order to present concise and effective reports and briefings to executive staff, program managers, and professional and administrative employees, as well as represent the State Board.

Priority Consideration
Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligible for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Employment Benefits
Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Preference
A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

How to Apply
Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): Applications must be submitted online. You can obtain assistance by visiting the D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 or by visiting one of our partner agencies. Career Opportunities Site Locations All questions and inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700.

Closing Statement
Closing Statement: Applicants have until 11:59PM of the closing date to submit an application for consideration.

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 Coordinator of Outreach and Community Connection 
 by Editor  05/06/14 
Location: OR 
Salary: $32,000 
Expires 05/27/2014 

Coordinator of Outreach and Community Connection

 

Posted on: May 1, 2014

Mediation Works Community Dispute Resolution Center of Southern Oregon
33 North Central, Suite 219
Medford, Oregon 97501
(541) 770-2468 / Fax: (541) 770-6022
contact@mediation-works.org
www.mediation-works.org

Click here for a PDF copy of this posting

About Mediation Works
For over 23 years, Mediation Works has been serving southern Oregon communities helping people manage conflict through mediation, restoring harmed relationships and communities through dialogue and mentorship, and advancing peace through education and training. We are professional mediators, educators, and community volunteers dedicated to building safer, healthier communities at home, at work, and at school.

Mediation Works’ Restorative Justice youth programs work with at-risk children involved with Juvenile Justice. We work in our schools to foster safer learning environments through student bystander empowerment and bullying intervention education, and we offer family mediation services for parents and teens.

Mediation Works offers an array of conflict resolution, dialogue and communication skills trainings for groups of all kind, including businesses and other nonprofits. We provide mediation and facilitation services related to foreclosure, court connected dispute, manufactured dwelling park residents, workplace conflict, community conflict, and family dispute. We help businesses and organizations manage conflict positively by providing skilled meetings facilitation.

Beautiful Southern Oregon
Medford is located on Interstate 5, just 27 miles north of the California-Oregon border. It is about 26 miles south of Grants Pass. Medford is situated in the heart of Ssouthern Oregon's beautiful Rogue River Valley. Pear orchards bloom profusely in the spring, surrounded by snow-capped peaks still white with the last snows of winter. The summers are very warm and fall colors are beautiful. Few places in Oregon combine scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, historical, and cultural attractions more successfully than southern Oregon. Medford and the neighboring towns, including Grants Pass, Ashland, and Jacksonville bring world-class arts, fine wine and a friendly welcome.

The Opportunity
The Coordinator of Outreach and Community Connection, working collaboratively with the professional staff, will deepen Mediation Works’ connection with individuals, businesses, and other organizations in support of Mediation Works’ mission of transforming the way the people and communities of southern Oregon manage, resolve and heal from conflict. The focus of this position is establishing and maintaining Mediation Works as a strong presence in southern Oregon. Sixty one percent of our constituency across the southern Oregon region is rural, and we must establish a stronger regional presence. This is a position for an energetic and creative marketing nonprofit professional.
Communication
Mediation Works serves as the hub for dispute resolution services of many kinds. The Coordinator of Outreach and Community Connection must have the skill and capacity to communicate about this small but fairly complex organization to many different audiences, using various methods-written, verbal, and digital media. The purpose of this communication will be to expand awareness about the services and programs provided through Mediation Works, to build strategic partnerships with other organizations that will help sustainably grow Mediation Works, and to strengthen our organization’s internal connections—among staff, volunteers, and generous individuals and businesses from the southern Oregon community. Practically speaking, this may include in-person presentations; communication by phone, email, and social media; and participation in community functions.
Community Building
The Coordinator of Outreach and Community Connection will serve as the lead for volunteer cultivation and retention. Mediation Works maintains a rich tradition of volunteer service. Our volunteers are trained and valued as service providers, leaders, and are the historical foundation for our organization. All Mediation Works program Directors are responsible for developing this shared resource. Volunteers include;AmeriCorps members, university student interns from Southern Oregon University and the Portland State University MSW Program, Board members, and community members with mediation training and specialized training in restorative justice, student peer mediation and bullying intervention education.

Community Partnership
Relationship building is essential to the well being and sustainability of Mediation Works. All staff must work both internally and externally to build and maintain relationships that bind staff together and create lasting relationships with the broader community, social service providers, educational institutions, and municipalities. The Coordinator of Outreach and Community Connection will coordinate these efforts and see that our connections are consistent and positive. Externally, this may involve organizing collaboratively with multiple agencies on a project or internally, creating a system for the staff to work together with greater ease.

Marketing
The Coordinator of Outreach and Community Connection will serve as the primary lead for all marketing efforts. While this will include participation in fund raising, the focus will be toward establishing and maintaining an on-going presence across the southern Oregon region. Highlighting Mediation Works conflict education trainings, mediation and restorative services, and youth programs, the Coordinator of Outreach and Community Connection will see that Mediation Works is recognized and remembered. Work may involve webpage development, social media, conventional media, and community building events designed to educate and engage members of the community, such as public seminars.

Required Characteristics:
Four year degree in a related field or equivalent experience
Excellent speaking and writing communication skills
Excellent networking and relationship cultivation skills
Willingness to grow and participate in a dynamic and challenging work environment
Superior skills in web design and social media use, Word, Excel, Publisher, InDesign, or equivalent
Demonstrated management skills
The ability to work effectively across cultures as well as sectors, celebrating and incorporating the gifts that diversity brings to our work, our lives, and our practice
Flexibility and a sense of humor

The Ideal Candidate will also meet some of the following criteria:
Strong commitment to conflict management education as a way to develop essential life skills
Knowledge, training and experience in restorative justice values, principles and practices
Completion of basic mediation training, according to the standards set by the Oregon Judicial Department for Civil Mediators and those set for Oregon Community Mediation Centers. If the candidate does not have this training, the candidate should be prepared to complete it within the first year of hire
Experience—professional or volunteer, with children from K through teen
Training or facilitation experience in conflict resolution
Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Familiarity with Salesforce

Time Commitment:
This is a 40 hour a week position – mostly on weekdays, with some evening and occasional weekend work required.

Status Full Time, Exempt
Salary $32K, paid time off, 11 paid holidays annually
Location Medford, Oregon

How to Apply:
Please submit a single page cover letter that addresses your fit and interest in this position and that demonstrates your excellent communication skills. Please include four professional references and their contact information, and your resume. Please submit these as clearly labeled PDFs with the subject heading, Outreach and Community Connection, to the Executive Director of Mediation Works, Deltra Ferguson, Ph.D. contact@mediation-works.org by 5pm (PST) on Sunday, May 26, 2014 (Mediation Works will be closed over Memorial Day weekend) No phone calls please.

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 Case Coordinator 
 by Editor  05/06/14 
Location: NY 
Expires 05/27/2014 

JOB VACANCY
EAC NETWORK Long Island Dispute Resolution Center


Candidates are encouraged to view agency Website’s career section at http://www.eacinc.org/careers *Cross-posted from NYC List serv

Case Coordinator
EAC Network seeks a Case Coordinator to work full time for LI Dispute Resolution Center (LIDRC) located in Hauppauge, NY. The position is Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM with occasional evenings. Excellent benefits medical/dental/401K and very generous Paid Time Off Plan (PTO). EAC Network is an EOE.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
? Perform pre-hearing responsibilities, including intake, scheduling of hearings, contacting volunteers, and securing hearing location.
? Observe hearings, including monitoring of participants and hearing records to ensure quality mediation standards.
? Act as liaison in small claims court.
? Mediate in Small Claims Court as needed.
? Maintain relationships with court personnel to ensure program efficiency; receive all daily paperwork from mediators; and keep courts and mediators fully prepared with forms and pertinent information.
? Explain and encourage the mediation process to disputants, court personnel, and prospective parties.
? Perform data entry and ensure proper disposition of case files.
? Respond to telephone inquiries.
? Process statistical reports and vouchers for the program.
? Conduct follow-up on cases that are mediated or conciliated.
? Coordinate schedules, maintain volunteer database and assist Program Director with overseeing apprentice mediators; maintain files and status reports on apprentices and trained mediators. (i.e. volunteer applications, apprenticeship agreement, evaluations, continuing education hours, hearing logs and records of terminated volunteers).
? Assist with coordination and implementation of the LIDRC Advisory Council.

QUALIFICATIONS:
? HS Diploma or GED required, Bachelors degree preferred.
? Minimum of two years of relevant experience and knowledge of administrative procedures, the court system and conflict resolution.
? Must be proficient in computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, Microsoft Office applications, calendar, email and/or database software necessary to preform work assignments.

HOW TO APPLY:
E-mail resume/cover letter with salary requirements to: employment@eacinc.org

MAIL TO:
EAC Network/Employment
50 Clinton St. Suite 107
Hempstead, NY 11550
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 Senior Associate Reseracher 
 by Editor  05/05/14 
Location: NY 
Expires 05/16/2014 

Posting Details
Posting Number: 0603605

Working Title: Senior Research Associate
Position Type: Staff
Department: ICCCR
Job Summary/Basic Function: The Morton Deutsch- International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks a talented individual to help manage and support a dynamic program of research on peace and conflict dynamics. Professor Peter T. Coleman leads a work group of Ph.D. students, Masters Degree students and faculty from Columbia University and other universities who collaborate in the research program.

The qualified candidate will hold a Ph.D. in social psychology or a related area or have an MA and at least four years of direct experience designing and implementing laboratory and applied research. Knowledge of data analysis techniques and programs is also required (e.g., SPSS). Prior project management experience, especially of research projects and programs is desired. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in conflict resolution (at multiple levels) and sustainable peace. Knowledge of dynamical systems theory constructs and applications are a plus.

This is a one year term, renewable position. It is funded with "soft" (grant) money.

Responsibilities include:

Collaborating in the development of a strategic vision and plan for the 2014-2015 Research Program (with Prof. Coleman and the research team). Communicating the vision and of the link between team members individual project decisions and the strategic vision.

Managing various elements of the research program, including the setting and monitoring of project schedules; tracking budgets; anticipating and identifying resources (e.g., team member training), reporting and scheduling project reviews.

Serving as liaison between Prof. Coleman and individual project leads. Managing and supporting the production of metrics and project updates by research team members.

Providing guidance and direction on research project design, including operationalizing key constructs, shaping methodological details, and developing data analysis strategies.

Managing and advising research assistants and associates, CLIP interns and other student volunteers.
Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in the field of peace studies and conflict resolution

PhD in social psychology or a related field; or an MA in a related field and 4 years research experience

Knowledge of research methods, data analysis techniques and programs

Excellent organizational and project management skills

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Solid interpersonal and group leadership skills
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Teachers College.
Posting Date: 04-24-2014
Closing Date: Open until filled
Full Consideration Date: 05-15-2014
If temporary, specify duration:
Bargaining Unit (if union position):
Pay Grade Level:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
FT or PT: Full Time
Physical Demands (if different than that of a general deskwork in an office):
Regular Work Hours (if different than than 9:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday): Schedule to be determined in consultation with supervisor.
Optional Applicant Documents:
Required Applicant Documents: Resume
Cover Letter

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 Risk Mitigation Specialist 
 by Editor  05/05/14 
Location: OR 
Salary: $71-112K/yr 
Expires 05/15/2014 

Job Title: Risk Mitigation Specialist, Business Continuity & Property

Closing Date/Time: Wed. 05/14/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $71,484.00 - $111,721.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Administrative
Location: Headquarters - 7200 NE Airport Way, Oregon

Apply here.


General Information Benefits Supplemental Questions

Summary of Essential Responsibilities:
Develop, implement and continuously improve a high level Port-wide business continuity plan to ensure the Port's ability to plan, manage through, and recover from natural or man-made incidents to minimize loss of human, physical and financial assets:
Assist in the development of business continuity planning strategies and initiatives.
Coordinate training, communications, testing and validation of plans.
Design, build, and implement standard risk assessment, business impact analysis, and other business continuity tools and capabilities in coordination with business units.
Provide construction safety technical assistance to construction projects, and other projects as requested:
Facilitate and lead, as necessary, resolution of issues between Port operations and Port insurance carriers to support operational needs yet preserve the Port’s highly protected risk rating status.
Conduct research projects upon request and assist with OCIP and CCIP property risk mitigation activities.
Work with property insurance carrier on property risk engineering recommendations and alternative risk solutions to mitigate Port asset risk exposures.
Administer the Port's Property Insurance Program:
Assist in insurance procurement by obtaining appropriate data for marketing and underwriting the Port's property insurance and assist in negotiations with brokers and insurers.
Assist in the development and lead the review of property insurance policies to ensure accuracy in coverage and pricing, regulatory compliance and documentation to appropriate parties.
Assist in the development of RMIS solutions to improve reporting, policy retention and other risk and insurance management functions.
Assist in administering and developing property claim recovery strategies, report claims and provide follow-up claims information to insurers and brokers, and present settlement recommendations.
Coordinate and participate in claim investigations, adjudications, negotiations or settlement conferences including arbitration, mediation and trials.
Assist with lease contract reviews for Port risk transfer opportunities, including reviewing and providing input on tenant contracts for indemnification and property risk mitigation solutions.
Assist and support, as needed, in various other Risk mitigation activities including risk identification and analysis within general Port operations.
Assist other department programs and teams with special assignments and projects as required.
Serve on special internal project teams.
Represent the Port in various outside risk management organizations.

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 Labor Relations Director 
 by Editor  05/05/14 
Location: OR 
Salary: $6-$9K, monthly 
Expires 05/24/2014 

Job Code: DHS14-0592

Job Title: State Labor Relations Manager (APD/DD Labor Relations Director)
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 05/02/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/23/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Salary: $6,226.00 - $8,742.00 Monthly
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Salem, Oregon
Agency: Human Services-Seniors & People with Disabilities

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Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

DHS14-0592

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is about safety, health and independence for all Oregonians. We help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity. We protect children who are abused or neglected. We serve seniors, people with disabilities. We help low-income people along the road to self-sufficiency with health coverage, job preparation, childcare and other supports. Our services are delivered in the least restrictive setting and in partnership with communities. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and we are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees.

This employment opportunity is with Aging and People with Disabilities, which is part of the Department of Human Services. There is one permanent full-time opening located in Salem (500 Summer Street NE). This position is executive service and is not represented by a union.

This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

Duties & Responsibilities:
This position dually reports to DHS and the Department of Administrative Services, Chief Human Resource Office, Labor Relations Division. The Department of Administrative Services is the administrative arm of the Governor's Office and provides administrative and support services to State agencies. The Chief Human Resource Office is established by ORS 240. It is responsible for providing leadership, direction and administration of statewide programs in classification, compensation, employee training and development, personnel records and recruitment. It provides statewide expertise in all areas of CHRO’s laws, rules, policies, systems and their interrelationships. It promotes consistency and uniformity in human resource practices for State management and unrepresented employees. The Division is responsible for statewide negotiations and contract administration with numerous labor unions, grievance arbitration, and labor management relations for all represented employees in the Executive Branch (except for Oregon University Systems) and on behalf of the Home Care Commission pursuant to ORS 410.612, negotiates the collective bargaining agreement covering approximately 12,000 Home Care Workers (non-state employees).

The Labor Relations Division's staff administer 31 collective bargaining agreements which cover approximately 28,000 employees who are represented by 11 different labor organizations. The 28,000 employees in bargaining units represented by labor organizations have all aspects of their wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment determined solely by collective bargaining agreements. The CHRO-LRU employs a staff of 10, includes 1 Section Manager, 7 State Labor Relations Managers and two support staff.

The purpose of this position is provide labor management expertise for non-state employee bargaining units primarily administered by the Department of Human Services. Bargaining units include, but are not limited to Childcare Providers, Home Care Workers, Personal Support Workers, Adult Foster Homes and Adult Day Care Providers. The person in this position interacts with and represents the interests of and jointly reports to the DHS Executive Team as well as the DAS Human Resources Division Labor Relations team and has authority to review and resolve grievances at the highest level of grievance appeals. Represents DHS in grievance arbitration, interest arbitration and fact-finding hearings. Provides training and technical assistance to appropriate DHS staff and management. As is true with all DHS programs, the goal is to assure access and quality services to eligible Oregonians by providing labor management leadership assuring conformance to legal requirements, advocating for client needs, integrating and coordinating inter-agency activities, and assuring the effective use of resources.

DUTIES:

NEGOTIATIONS
Develops recommendations and proposals for the Governor, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Administrative Services on statewide policies for non-state employee bargaining units. Acts in the capacity of spokesperson for the State on assigned negotiations with authority to commit the State to expenditure of resources and other changes that may have an impact on operations of the State. Recommends goals/objectives and strategies for achieving bargained resolutions to complex issues facing DHS. Problem solves with the DHS agency director, DHS assigned bargaining teams, the CHRO Administrator, Labor Relations Unit Manager, the DAS Director, Labor Relations Advisory members, the Governor and/or the Governor's staff.

Negotiations include:

* Developing contract proposals and counter-proposals,
* Negotiating with union representatives over complex bargaining issues for initial, successor and mid-term bargaining agreements,
* Reducing resulting agreements to appropriate written contract form,
*Analyzing statewide union and State proposals for economic impact. Developing comprehensive economic strategy with applicable DHS leadership, Governor’s Office Staff, State Labor Relations Managers and bargaining teams,
* Developing and reporting the fiscal impact of negotiated agreements,
* Communicating with DHS Leadership on the details of the agreements,
* Assisting DHS management in implementation of the agreements,
* As necessary, coordinating with other agencies to implement changes,
* Responding as necessary to media inquiries regarding the status of negotiations,
* Advising the Office of the Governor or designated representatives as to the status of negotiations, and
* Providing leadership on emergent labor relations issues such as ADA, FLSA, FMLA, alcohol and drug testing, etc.

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 Appeals Specialist 
 by Editor  05/05/14 
Location: ME--or telecommute 
Expires 05/30/2014 

Appeals Specialist, Virtual-DIS0005L

Description

The Appeals Specialist is responsible for providing the highest level of technical review & payment authorization for the most complex of Long Term Disability (LTD) appeals. This is done by utilizing appeal claim/risk management experience and specialty resources effectively (medical & vocational) to achieve optimum outcomes for claim direction. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Effectively managing through a caseload with mostly complex appeals
· Providing technical direction to other appeals personnel as needed and may serve as a mentor/coach
· Monitoring workloads, tracking metric results, reviewing authority referrals, or completing quality audits, as needed
· Interacting with internal and external customers including, but not limited to claimants, employers, physicians and attorneys
· Representing Prudential at settlements or mediations and/or negotiating settlements on appeals, as needed
· Independently participating in client meetings or conference calls regarding claim handling.

This position could be in any of the following locations:
· Virtual work from home opportunity anywhere in the US
· Portland, ME office location
· Roseland, NJ office location
· Scottsdale, AZ office location

Qualifications

A minimum of 3-4 years of complex claim experience (appeals or complex claim team) is required, along with the following:
· Exceptional claim/risk management skills and technical knowledge in contract interpretation and administration
· Demonstrated success at coaching others to elevate their performance
· Goal oriented with an ability to organize and analyze information to ensure objectives are met
· Strong critical thinking, written/verbal communication, organization and time management skills
· Strong customer service skills proven through internal and external customer interactions
· Proven ability to partner with various areas of an organization


Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.

Job Function Claims
Primary Location United States-Maine-Portland
Other Locations United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis, United States-New Jersey-Roseland, United States-Arizona-Scottsdale, United States-Massachusetts, United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-Illinois-Chicago, United States-Texas-Dallas, United States-California-Glendale, United States, United States-Connecticut-Hartford, United States-Tennessee-Chattanooga
Schedule Full-time

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 Litigation Foreclosure Specialist II 
 by Editor  04/28/14 
Location: SC 
Expires 05/11/2014 

Litigation Foreclosure Specialist II
Summary
Title: Litigation Foreclosure Specialist II
ID: 1045
Department: Foreclosure
Location: Greenville, SC
Description
Summary:

The Litigation Foreclosure Specialist will provide support to the Foreclosure Department with litigation related matters associated with foreclosure accounts. Candidate will be the secondary contact for our contracted external law firms for telephonic witnessing, depositions, and the primary contact for discovery requests as records custodian for Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing.
Through analysis, review and authorization, litigation-related accounts will be monitored and support given to outside counsel to efficiently manage the foreclosure litigation and ensure maximum recovery with the court system. Travel may be required.

Responsibilities:
Manage cases within the foreclosure litigation inventory as assigned by Supervisor.
Support legal firms as a witness for trials, mediation and depositions. Appear telephonically as records custodian for Resurgent Capital Services LP. Explain policies and procedures under oath as needed. Appear in person for trials that do not allow the witness to appear telephonically.
Settle cases with minimal supervision within given settlement authority parameters.
Process all requests by assigned attorneys (by e-mail or telephone) for media issues, settlement authority, check requests, etc. to bring a suit to resolution.
Process all discovery, complaint and counterclaim actions as assigned.
Provide support to Supervisor and legal department with assigned cases.
Coordinate efforts directly with the firms for efficient and effective responses to all requests for discovery to include interrogatories, admissions and production of documents.
Research pertinent points of law that affect the recovery efforts.
Provide information support to the legal recovery efforts.
Identify and escalate to Supervisor any issues that cause liability or are above authority level.
Identify and escalate to Supervisor any trends that could become problematic in future suits.
Receive and process all correspondence received on accounts placed with assigned attorneys.
Ensure that all actions, discovery and witness requests are tracked through LegalFiles or other tracking database.
Work with Supervisor and other team members to ensure all trials are covered as needed.
Assist on any special projects assigned by management.
Accept special tasks as necessary and assume responsibility for successfully achieving objectives
Qualifications/Skills:
2+ years of direct foreclosure or mortgage servicing related experience preferred
Experience in the legal field with law firm desired.
Ability to interpret legal statutes and codes
Must have strong communication skills; strong analytical skills; and strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
Must be effective in multi-tasking and be goal oriented.
Must be able to work on a team or independently with minimal supervision.
Educational Requirements:
High school diploma, college degree preferred

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 Employee Relation & Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist 
 by Editor  04/28/14 
Location: IL 
Salary: $60-$75K 
Expires 05/20/2014 

Employee Relation & Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist

EBS Location: CORP - Illinois
Job Code: 20
# of Openings: 1
Description
SummaryThe Employee Relation (“ER”) and EEO Specialist is responsible for supporting the company’s compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, Affirmative Action (AA) laws and HR compliance programs. To be considered for this position, you must have a working knowledge of applicable EEO laws and relevant work experience implementing those laws, including conducting internal investigations and responding to agency charges. This position reports directly to the Director of Human Resources, with significant interaction with the Legal Department and external government compliance and enforcement agencies including, but not limited, to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor and state and local agencies for compliance reviews, reporting requirements and on-site investigations.Typical duties for this position include, but are not limited, to: the timely investigation and resolution of internal employee matters, such as claims involving discrimination, harassment and misconduct; the management, tracking and reporting of claims activities; serving as a subject matter resource on company policies and procedures, internal investigations, complex personnel issues and the development and delivery of EEO compliance training programs. Out of state travel: 20% Salary range: $60,000 - $75,000Location: Chicago
Specific Responsibilities:
Investigate and resolve employee complaints of discrimination and harassment.
Conduct internal investigations, prepare comprehensive investigation reports and communicate recommended findings and impressions.
Manage agency charges of discrimination, including preparation of position statements and evidentiary disclosures, coordination with outside counsel when appropriate, and participation in resolution initiatives such as mediation.
Recommend corrective action when appropriate.
Counsel managers and supervisors on employee-relations issues involving discrimination/harassment/retaliation, application of disciplinary policies/procedures, HR compliance, FMLA, ADA, Workers’ Compensation, wage and hour laws, I-9 compliance, etc.
Design, review, implement and maintain best in practice EEO compliance programs and policies on companywide basis.
Develop resource materials and conduct training activities to promote understanding of EEO, AA and compliance programs.
Provide guidance on reasonable accommodation requests in context of ADA and light-duty programs.
Work closely with Legal Department to audit existing HR practices to ensure compliance with applicable laws and to identify going-forward best practices.
Manage HR compliance activities related to Employee Helpline.
Provide support for other HR-related responsibilities as may be determined by the HR Director.
Qualifications:
5+ years of human resources generalist experience, with a minimum of 2 years specialization in HR compliance programs and EEO claims handling and investigation.
Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, employment law, labor relations or a related field of study.
Society for Human Resources Management (PHR, SPHR) certification is preferred.
Must be bilingual – fluent in English/Spanish both orally and written.
Prior experience in multi regional/state service industry highly desired.
Thorough and broad understanding of EEO-related laws, rules and regulations.
Ability to identify relevant issues, organize and conduct effective investigations, prepare concise and cogent written reports, and make recommendations for administrative action.
Excellent leadership and management skills.
Ability to work collaboratively.
Effective oral and written communication skills, organizational and analytical capabilities as well as maturity, good judgment, problem-solving skills and work experience in a diverse environment.
A high degree of ethical professionalism regarding decision making and the protection of sensitive and confidential personnel information.
Ability to mentor and train staff.
Ability to work within stringent deadlines and to work in a fast-paced environment.

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 Labor Relations Consultant 
 by Editor  04/28/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 05/15/2014 

Labor Relations Consultant
Job ID #: 00022113

Primary Location: CA31 - San Ramon, CA
Talent Area: Selection Required Other Location:
Employment Type: Regular Employee FT Education Required: Selection Required*
Experience Required: Selection Required* Relocation Provided: Selection_Required

Job Description

The Labor Relations Specialist executes labor relations strategy in the field at the direction of the Labor Relations Director. The Labor Relations Specialist provides support to the Labor Directors and the labor function generally in the areas of contract negotiation, contract administration and positive employee relations. The position serves as the utility player in the labor relations function and will negotiate smaller contracts, assist in day-to-day contract administration issues such as grievance processing and providing interpretive guidance to management, support the company's positive employee relations efforts and perform other duties as assigned. This individual is also the field level first point of contact for union representatives regarding all issues related to the collective bargaining agreement and the collective bargaining relationship. The Labor Relations Specialist will collaborate with HR Business Partners, HR Services and Centers of Expertise as needed.
1. Assist Labor Relations Directors in executing labor strategy and all field activities within the Business Units.
2. At the direction of the Labor Relations Director execute contract preparation and act in the capacity of lead negotiator or second chair in negotiation of select labor contracts as assigned.
3. Partner with company lead on all employee communication campaigns - build credibility with and maintain good moarle amongst employees, gain trust of management, etc.
4. Assist positive employee relations efforts throughout North America to include supervisor and manager training and employee awareness sessions.
5. Provide coaching and counseling support to local management in the labor relations area.
6. Execute effective training tools and conduct training for employees and managers in labor relations area.
7. Work closely with Director, Labor Relations Field Operations and Labor Relations Directors to proactively respond to labor issues, management/labor councils, mediations and arbitrations, etc..
8. Assist in execution of strike contingency plans - pre-planning, logistics, personnel pool, accounting and payroll, overall communication during work stoppage, etc.
9. Responsible for assisting Labor Relations Directors and HR Services in managing and tracking grievances utilizing established grievance processes.
10. Assist in preparing for arbitration proceedings in the Region as needed.
11. Develop strong working knowledge of labor law practices and current events in the field.
12. Assist in major investigations and fact finding on employee and labor relations issues within the Region.

Requirements

EDUCATION
- Bachelor's degree required
- Juris Doctor degree and/or a Bachelors or Masters degree in Labor/Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Business, Political Science, or Economics fields preferred
EXPERIENCE
- 2 years or more of relevant labor relations or human resources experience; or relevant course study at accredited and recognized academic institution required
- Experience in labor negotiations, contract administration and/or employee communication campaigns preferred
TRAVEL
- Up to 70%

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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 Conciliation Specialist 
 by Editor  04/28/14 
Location: TX 
Salary: $52-$82K 
Expires 05/13/2014 

Job Title:Conciliation Specialist
Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:CRS-14-1100462(WS)DEU
SALARY RANGE: $52,146.00 to $82,019.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, April 21, 2014 to Monday, May 12, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-09/11
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:13
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Dallas, TX View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
JOB SUMMARY:

This position is located with the Department of Justice, Community Relations Service in Dallas, TX.

TRAVEL REQUIRED
Occasional Travel
Required overnight travel may be as high as 40% of the time.
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
You must complete a background investigation.
Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.
Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply Section)
DUTIES:
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As a Conciliation Specialist you will perform the following:

· Conciliates community conflicts and violence based on race, color, or national origin and hate crimes stemming from issues of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and disability; conducts or coordinates on-site assessments. Analyzes the relative seriousness of each tension or crisis situation. Studies and assesses the nature and complexity of conflicts.

· Assists parties in conflict to develop mechanisms to address issues and concerns. Conducts or assist conciliation sessions to bring about an appropriate resolution on issues and/or reduction violence.

· Assists Federal state and local communities and agencies in capacity building and in the development of policies and procedures to prevent tension or crisis situations.

· Works as part of a conciliation team to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public, and elected officials, community and civic organizations, state and local human relations commissions, and advocacy groups to stay apprised of tension and crisis situations.

· Provides technical assistance and training for public officials, state and local community representatives.

· Prepares and updates reports detailing conciliation efforts using an automated case management reporting system.

· Applies mediation and dispute resolution skills during the conciliation of conflicts.

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 Faculty and Labor Relations 
 by Editor  04/28/14 
Location: OR 
Salary: $120K 
Expires 05/10/2014 

Director of Faculty Labor Relations
Academic Affairs

Posting: 13537
Location: Eugene
Closes: Open Until Filled

Title: Director of Faculty Labor Relations

Department: Academic Affairs

Reports to: Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and the Chief Human Resources Officer

Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)

Salary Range: $120,000+

Review Date: Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit an application by February 7, 2014

Start Date: As soon as possible

General Responsibilities:

The Director of Faculty Labor Relations (DFLR) reports to the Senior Vice Provost and Chief Human Resources Officer. The person in this position is responsible for the implementation and day-to-day administration of the University's collective bargaining agreement with United Academics, the AAUP/AFT union representing more than 1800 tenured-track and non-tenure-track faculty. The director’s activities will include: Providing collaborative and consultative advice and counsel on labor contract interpretation, application, and compliance for the university; Collaborating with peer directors and other members of the Academic Affairs and HR management team to ensure that all units working concert to provide seamless service and support to the university; Leading fact finding investigations, responding to information requests, and representing the university at arbitration, mediation, and appeal hearings; Conducting analysis and assessments, preparing reports and advisories, and recommending policies and programs that enrich and promote the integrity of the university’s faculty and labor relations functions; Keeping current in the occupational field to include new developments in concepts, practices, and regulations; Researching and analyzing the impact of changes in regulations and trends on operations.

This position demands a firm commitment to serving the University with sensitivity and professionalism. The position requires abundant self-confidence and the ability to multi-task many cases, processes, and unplanned happenings at one time. The ability to handle confidential material appropriately and maintain an institutional perspective is also critical.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree and five years’ progressively responsible leadership experience in labor relations, or any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the job in a university setting comparable to the University of Oregon; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of faculty labor relations; labor relations experience to include labor contract negotiations, practices and strategies, and contract administration; demonstrated knowledge of various areas of academic personnel management in a university setting.

Other qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of academic personnel management; the ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy; ability to manage confidential or sensitive information and issues responsibly; strong analytical and critical thinking skills; and ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data. Demonstrated ability to write and edit complex policy, procedure, and other technical prose. Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and management skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects; a commitment to and experience with promoting and enhancing diversity and equity; and the ability to work across partisan and ideological lines to build consensus for university and faculty issues. In addition, candidates must have the ability to work and solve problems independently as well as in a collaborative team environment, and represent the university in an appropriate and professional manner.

Preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree with experience in a similar position at a college or university comparable to the University of Oregon; advanced training in a related field such as labor relations or human resource management; knowledge of Oregon employment law, in particular the Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act, and the Oregon Employment Relations Board. Familiarity with university organizational structure and policy, and political issues in higher education is also a plus.

The salary is commensurate with experience beginning at $120,000. The university offers an excellent package of employee benefits. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

The search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, application materials should be received by February 7, 2014. Please note that finalists are subject to a criminal background check.

To apply: Applicants should submit a letter of interest stating qualifications, resume, and the names of three professional references including phone numbers, email address, and mailing address to:

Academic Affairs

Search Committee, DFLR

c/o Pam Palanuk

207 Johnson Hall

1258 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-2023

Or by email to: palanuk@uoregon.edu

The University of Oregon is an AA/EO institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We invite applications from candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

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 Executive Director 
 by Editor  04/28/14 
Location: OK 
Expires 05/10/2014 

Executive Director
Oklahoma Agriculture Mediation Program Inc - Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma Agriculture Mediation Program, Inc.
Job Announcement
Executive Director Position

The Oklahoma Agriculture Mediation Program, Inc., is a 501(c)3 organization, certified by United States Department of Agriculture to provide mediation services for USDA agencies and its customers pursuant 7 CFR 785. OAMP, Inc. has an opening for Executive Director. We seek an experienced, passionate dispute resolution professional to assist in the daily operations and long range goals of the mediation program. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience as a dispute resolution professional that is capable of acting independently, communicating effectively, and working collaboratively with a variety of federal and state agencies.

Position: Executive Director.
Terms: Full time. This position is subject to a minimum 90 day evaluation period as Co-Director.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please include your salary expectations in your résumé. Benefits are offered with this position.
Closing Date: Friday, May 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm Central Standard Time.

A cover letter/resume must include the following:

10 years employment history and professional experience including previous employers;
Explain why this position interests you and how your professional experience/training qualifies you as a candidate;
Salary expectation;
Contact information for at least 3 professional references, previous employers, and if there are any you wish not to be contacted at this time.
How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to the address listed in this posting . or send by fax to OAMP Inc, attn.: Executive Director at (405)-521-3926. You may mail your application to OAMP, Inc. 2800 North Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Email is strongly preferred.

Description: The Co-Director will work collaboratively with the Executive Director to provide leadership and develop short term and long term goals for the Oklahoma Agriculture Mediation Program, Inc. In addition to acting as the lead mediator in federally regulated and highly diverse matters, the Co-Director is responsible for implementing policies that comply with state and federal laws pertaining to mediation and grant administration. Must be able to conduct strategic planning, manage the financial operations, supervise staff, develop budgets, submit reports and analyze data. Case management experience is required. Must be able to collaborate with the Agriculture Mediation Board and its committees to foster program growth and encourage implementation of best practices for the organization. Experience in fundraising and developing other avenues for program growth is a plus. Must be capable of conducting or overseeing outreach. Teaching, training and mentoring mediators also a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:
B.A./B.S., public administration or related field
Mediation experience
Ability to interpret federal laws, rules and regulations
Must have the ability to serve as lead mediator in federally regulated cases
Management experience
Data analysis and report writing
Ability to communicate openly, effectively and problem solve

Preferred Qualifications:
J.D. or advanced degree in related field
Mediator and facilitator with 10 years in progressively complex roles
Familiarity with USDA agencies and their programs in farm foreclosures, loan servicing, and conservation contracts
Ability to collaborate with state and federal ag leadership
Understanding of farm policy issues and trends
Program design experience
Budgeting and financial management
Personnel management
Non-profit administration
Teaching experience

NOTE: All application material whether email, mail, hand carry or special delivery is due IN THE OAMP office by 4 p.m., May 9, 2014.

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 Student Conduct Officer 
 by Editor  04/21/14 
Location: MN 
Expires 05/03/2014 

Metropolitan State University, America’s premier university for lifelong learning is seeking a purpose-driven leader for the position of Student Conduct Officer. The Student Conduct Officer resolves alleged violations of Metropolitan State University’s Code of Student Conduct by a student or student organization. This office coordinates disciplinary hearings, maintains disciplinary records and oversees the selection and training of judicial bodies.

Responsibilities:
Judicial Officer - Investigate and adjudicate student conduct cases.
Mediator - Provide conflict mediation.
Training - Develop educational materials relating to the Student Code of Conduct and other appropriate regulatory standards.
Maintain a student conduct database and track trends in students’ disciplinary infractions to provide accurate records and comply with governmental statistical reporting requirements.
Work with students who are alleged to have violated the Code of Student Conduct and educate them about their rights and responsibilities within the College Judicial System.
Resolve incidents with students through individual meetings from a student development perspective, which fosters personal growth, intellectual development, and civic responsibility.

Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications:
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in higher education, student development, student conduct, or related field.

Experience:
Minimum of five (5) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Preferred qualifications:
Law degree or master’s degree.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of judicial affairs and the ability to utilize these concepts in a student conduct system.
Knowledge of policies and procedures related to federal and state laws impacting student conduct.

Supplemental Information:
The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, serves approximately 11,500 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 33% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Visit our web site at http://www.metrostate.edu

Salary: This is a Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAASF) Range C position with a salary range of $38,460 (minimum) to $66,616 (maximum). Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the collective bargaining agreement between the Minnesota State College and Universities (MnSCU) and the MSUAASF organization.

* Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the MSUAASF which can be found at: http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/documents/MSUAASF_Plan_11_13.pdf

Application: To apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrostatemn/default.cfm

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014.

Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position.
Current curriculum vita or resume.
Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers. Including two supervisors, one peer, and one direct report.
Transcripts – Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/award date; your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required. We do not accept copy/paste Word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
If you need technical assistance with submitting your online application, please contact
NEO GOV @ 1-877-204-4442, option 1.

If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources at
651-793-1283. For TTY call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529.

Notice: In accordance with the MnSCU Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.

Metropolitan State University is an affirmative action employer. The University does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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 Mediation Liaison 
 by Editor  04/21/14 
Location: IL 
Expires 05/01/2014 

Description

Purpose or Summary Statement of Primary Duties and Responsibilities of Position

Provide mediation services to Local School Councils and Principals and other stakeholders served by the Office of Local School Council Relations.

Principal Accountabilities:
Meet with the Director and LSC/PAC Facilitators to discuss the issues at schools experiencing conflict among Local School Council members and between the members and the School Principal
In consultation with the Director, develop strategies to assist Local School Council members and School Principals to resolve their differences and conflicts
Meet with Local School Councils to mediate and assist in the resolution of differences and conflicts among the members
Meet with Local School Councils and School Principals to mediate and assist in the resolution of differences and conflicts between the members and the Principal
Provide training to Local School Council members and Principals on strategies to foster greater communication, cooperation and collaboration among the members and between the members and the Principal
Provide the same services to other stakeholders served by the Office of LSC Relations, including Title I parents, as needed
Qualifications for Job:
The qualified candidate must be a conscientious and motivated self-starter willing and able to perform assigned duties without close supervision. Candidate must be able to perform assigned duties in a manner that is sensitive to different personalities, respectful of the role and authority of Local School Councils and Principals and sensitive to community dynamics and political implications.

Skills and abilities:
Excellent communication skills
Excellent mediation and conflict resolution skills
Ability to use common sense and discretion
Ability to speak Spanish or other languages
Experience and Education Required:
Bachelor’s Degree (Advanced Degree is Preferred) in a relevant field;
Minimum of two (2) years' experience in providing mediation services

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 Director of Office of Conflict Resolution 
 by Editor  04/15/14 
Location: MN 
Expires 05/01/2014 

Job Code and Title (9334) Director Campus/College Level
Position Title Director, Office for Conflict Resolution
Job Code 9334
Requisition Number 190721
Position Category Executive, Administrative, Managerial
Appointment Term A = 12 month
Appointment Type Annual renewable contract (K )
Work Hours
Work Days
Total Hours or % Appointment 100%
Full/Part-time Full-Time
Starting Rate
Department Name Equity/Diversity, VP/V Provost (288A)
College or Admin Unit Equity/Diversity, VP/V Provost
Campus Location Twin Cities
Job Open Date 04-10-2014
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Internal Promotional Consideration
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.
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 options

Administer 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 appropriately

Inform 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.
Program/Unit Description The University of Minnesota is seeking a highly qualified, motivated, and creative leader to serve as the Director of its Office for Conflict Resolution. The Office for Conflict Resolution (OCR) is a resource to help University faculty, staff, and student workers resolve workplace disputes -- either through informal problem-solving discussions or a peer hearing process. By listening to faculty, staff, and student employment concerns and offering a range of options to respond to concerns, office personnel promote a culture of engagement and achievement at the University of Minnesota. The Director provides vision, leadership, and management oversight for OCR's programs and services and the office serves all campuses of the University system. This position requires a high degree of independent judgment and discretionary authority in situations that involve system-wide policies and practices. More information about the Office for Conflict Resolution can be found at http://ocr.umn.edu.

The Office for Conflict Resolution is one of several units in the University's Office for Equity and Diversity. The Director reports to the Vice President for Equity and Diversity and is a critical member of her leadership team. More information about the Office for Equity and Diversity can be found at https://diversity.umn.edu/home. This is a full-time academic administrative appointment.

The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and is the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service. It is also the state's primary research university, with faculty of national and international reputation. Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota has five campuses -- in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, Crookston, and Rochester -- and also includes extension offices and research and outreach centers throughout the state.
Application Instructions Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 16, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Application must be made electronically through the University of Minnesota's Online Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/. The requisition number is: #190721. Please submit the following documents online: a current resume, a list identifying three references and their contact information if not included in the resume, and a letter setting out how your background qualifies you for this position. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Barbara Chapin at chapi001@umn.edu. If you have difficulty negotiating the electronic application process, please contact Human Resources at 612-624-8647.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation. This document is available in alternative formats upon request at 612-626-7386.
Does this position require a background check? Yes
Apply here: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=119687

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 Ombudsman 
 by Editor  04/15/14 
Location: NY 
Salary: Part-time 
Expires 04/30/2014 


Position Description

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

Location: New York City, NY United States

How to Apply: Submit cover letter and CV to www.alliancebernstein.com/careers, and search by Job ID 6335

AllianceBernstein is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Resolution Coordinator 
 by Editor  04/15/14 
Location: MT 
Salary: $46-58K 
Expires 04/17/2014 

Position Title: Voluntary Resolution and Outreach Coordinator

*Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.

Listing Number:12612-145B

For more information contact:

State Agency:
Labor and Industry
Office of Human Resources - P.O. Box 1728
Helena, MT 59624-1728
Phone:(406)444-3710
Fax:(406)444-3685
TTY:(406)444-0532
E-mail:dliapps@mt.gov

- OR -

Local Montana Job Service Workforce

Position Number(s): 66204003
Openings: 1
Location(s): Helena
Job Status: Full-Time Permanent
Shift: Daytime
Date Posted: 4/1/2014
Closing Date: 4/16/2014
Department: Labor and Industry
Division: Employment Relations
Bureau: Human Rights
Band/Grade: 06
State Application Required: No
Salary: $46,158.00 - $57,697.00
Salary Unit: Yearly
Additional Salary Information:Additional compensation includes $9,672 for benefits and 8.17% of employer contribution to retirement. Applicants’ qualifications are assessed based on minimum qualifications and in accordance to Pay Plan Rules. Successful applicant’s pay is set using the above salary range based on qualifications.

 

Special Information:
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry offers a great work environment and exceptional Benefits all while living and working in beautiful Montana. The work of the Human Rights Bureau is challenging and important. You can view the Bureau's website at www.montanadiscrimination.com.

This position requires extensive statewide travel throughout the year and sometimes on a short notice. Must be able to work irregular hours in tense conflict situations and frequent evening work. This position does not necessarily have to reside in Helena but will travel periodically to the Bureau’s main office in Helena.

The successful applicant must receive positive job references.

Pay for employees new to DLI will be set at a level below salary of current employees with similar qualifications. Following a successful trial period, new employees shall have pay adjusted to a base salary level that is consistent with current employees with similar qualifications. Pay for internal DLI applicants may be higher than listed depending upon his/her individual band placement.

Required applications materials:

• Resume - Include in your resume any education and/or experience that will relate to this position and reflects qualifications for this position. For experience include dates (month and year /start and end), duties performed, reason for leaving the position and your direct supervisor’s name and telephone number.

• Cover Letter – in your cover letter please address the following:

1. The Bureau’s voluntary resolution program enjoys some measure of credibility but has lacked a full-time dedicated coordinator. Please outline three steps you would take to solidify the Bureau’s role in voluntary resolution of complaints and then take it to the next level.

2. The Bureau trains new investigators over the course of several weeks, offers training at staff meetings, and does outreach through requests and Safety Fest. Knowing what the Bureau provides, give a brief description, outline, or overview, of what you believe should be included in an annual outreach and training program for the Bureau.

If claiming employment preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing the character of discharge, Montana DPHHS disability certification, or service connected disability letter. See State of Montana Employment Preference form for more details.

Complete application materials must be submitted by closing date of job posting. Late or incomplete application materials will not be considered. Application materials are accepted via on-line, email, fax, postal mail, or dropped off at nearest MT Job Service. If you have any questions or problems applying for this vacancy, please contact us at dliapps@mt.gov or (406)444-3710.

Duties:
Voluntary Resolution – Handles the Bureau’s more high profile, complex and difficult mediations using facilitative as well as evaluative models. Includes all the tasks associated with a typical mediation such as pre-mediation conference(s), review of position statements/draft agreements, retooling contractual provisions, and finalizing the contract.

Training and Outreach – Develops the Bureau’s annual outreach plan with corresponding outreach materials (e.g., pamphlets, power point presentations, website material). Develops relationships with stake holders to ensure the Bureau is established as the resource for information on eradicating discrimination.

Lead Worker – Serves as a lead worker for the Bureau’s voluntary resolution program. Identifies complaints compatible for resolution services through reviewing complaints drafted by investigators as well as working with the Case Manager on complaints that have been filed. Contacts parties and explains the benefits of voluntary resolution. Assigns investigators to voluntary resolution/mediations in a manner that matches the parties to the particular skill set of an investigator. Trains and mentors the Bureau’s investigators (and conciliator) on behalf of the Bureau. Serves as a lead worker on training and outreach. Internally, coordinates new investigator training as well as training current Bureau staff on a monthly basis on developments in the law and Bureau procedures. Oversees the bureau’s outreach plan and assigns Bureau staff to outreach opportunities.

Competencies:
Must be proficient in all aspects of voluntary resolution procedures, including drafting durable agreements. This position requires a high degree of interpersonal skills with the ability to gain the trust of parties to complaint, as well as the general public. Must excel at public speaking. Must have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry exists to promote and protect the well-being of Montana’s workers, employers and citizens, and to uphold their rights and responsibilities. The core values of this Department are customer focus, individual responsibility, individual growth, ethics in the workplace, and continuous improvement. These values represent the Department’s expectations of staff and the ideal employee is one who embraces these values.

Education/Experience:
Requires a combination of directly related education and experience equivalent to five years. Directly related education is post-secondary coursework in business or public administration, communications, labor/industrial relations, human resources, or a related field. Directly related experience includes experience as an attorney, mediator, or training/outreach coordinator.

There is a preference for education/experience as an attorney.

Supplemental Questions: None Required
Additional Materials Required:
Cover Letter
Resume

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 Injury Claims Specialist 
 by Editor  04/15/14 
Location: MI 
Salary: $52-102K 
Expires 05/02/2014 

Field Bodily Injury Claims Specialist - Detroit, MI-50395

Description

Advance your career at Liberty Mutual Insurance- A Fortune 100 Company!

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a Bodily Injury Claims Team with a responsible company that has consistently outpaced the industry in year over year growth? Liberty Mutual Insurance has an excellent claims opportunity available. As a Bodily Injury Claims Specialist, you will get the opportunity to use your investigative and negotiation skills in a fast paced environment while protecting our insureds.. This position concentrates on general liability and auto liability with an opportunity to handle both property and injury losses and litigated cases. In addition to a wide range of benefits, as a direct employee, your insurance education and training are paid by Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Responsibilities:
Evaluate policy coverage, contact insureds, claimants, attorneys, body shops and medical staff to determine injuries stemming from an accident while determining and establishing reserve requirements.
Plan and conduct investigations (including but not limited to interviewing parties involved, collecting and evaluating documentation and securing evidence and protecting the chain-of-custody) to analyze coverage, determine liability, compensability, and extent of damages.
Maintains accurate records and handles administrative responsibilities associated with processing and payment of claims. Records and updates status notes, and documents results of contacts, relevant medical reports and duration information per file posting standards.
Determine need for independent adjusters, cause and origin experts, independent medical examiners, economists, accident re-constructionists, and engineers.
Evaluate claim for potential fraud.
Assess actual damages associated with claims and conduct negotiations to settle claims.
May be involved with litigation as necessary.
Travel is involved roughly 3 to 4 days per week to attend mediations, facilitations on Litigated cases, settlement conference and obtain locus photos in Wayne County.
Qualifications:
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all backgrounds and uphold our high standard of customer service.
Thorough knowledge of insurance coverages, contracts, claims handling guidelines, legal and medical terminology.
Experience with homeowner liability and auto liability encompassing injury and property damage losses.
Experience with litigated claims.
Ability to analyze information, such as medical records and legal documentation.
Negotiation and settlement skills.
Bachelors degree required, continuing insurance education desired.
Hard work, honesty, integrity and unwavering business ethics.
Detail-oriented organizational skills in a multi-tasking environment.
Success driven individual who has demonstrated success in a claims adjusting role.
Benefits:

We recognize that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages and outstanding advancement opportunities. For this reason we offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan that includes the following:
401K and Company paid pension plan
Medical coverage
Dental coverage
Paid time-off
Pay-for-Performance
Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance
Discount fitness memberships
Flexible spending accounts
Tuition reimbursement
Vision care coverage
Work/Life resources
Credit Union membership
Employee and Dependent life insurance
Disability insurance
Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
Overview:

We believe strongly that commercial success can be achieved in a manner consistent with principles and ideals that bind us together as one company, that set us apart from our competitors, and that in the end will allow us to say we have succeeded commercially by doing the right thing the right way.

We believe that the Company's success is inextricably linked to our employees' satisfaction and success: satisfaction that they work for an industry leader committed to improving safety, satisfaction that they work for a company that does the right thing, and satisfaction that the company will reward them for their contributions and provide opportunities for personal growth and success.

We believe our employees take pride in knowing that they help people live safer more secure lives everyday.

Responsibility. What's your policy?

Job Claims
Primary LocationUS-MI-Detroit
Schedule Full-time
Salary (Pay Basis)

51,600-101,700
Education Level Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
Shift Day Job
Travel Yes, 100 % of the Time

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 Claim Specialist 
 by Editor  04/15/14 
Location: VA 
Expires 04/30/2014 

Claim Specialist - GL & BI & Litigation

Location: VA, Richmond Region
Description

Job Summary:
Staffed in an office where the type of claims is highly complex. Conducts claims investigations, determines coverage and liability, and negotiates (settle, authorize or deny payment) to conclusion the claim within authority limits. Recognizes and investigates all cases involving general liability bodily injury and property damage, auto & homeowner's bodily injury, Garagekeeper's liability and coverage related lawsuits. Ensures timely financial transactions, including reserving and review and payment of vendor bills. Handles litigation cases and attends arbitrations and mediations on assigned files.

Role Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree or comparable, progressive work experience
Ability to attain required licensing within 3 - 6 months
A minimum of 6 year’s progressive experience in area of focus preferred
AIC (Associate in Claims) or alternative designation as approved by management
Manages subrogation of claims and negotiates settlements
Anticipates situations and mitigates pro-actively
Handles complex issues
Strong listening and communication skills
Must have good negotiation skills and a good understanding of litigation management.
Have a good understanding of insurance accounting and good decision-making skills
Must have strong organizational and time management skills, as well as ability to effectively adapt to change and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, goal/metric-oriented environment.
Due to the financial responsibilities of this position, all candidates will be subject to the credit check process.

Competencies: Role Competencies:

Analytical Thinking/Decision Making - Knowledge of tools and techniques for effective use of a broad range of factors, assumptions, frameworks and perspectives when solving problems.

Business Acumen - Knowledge, insight, and understanding of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business.

Managing Multiple Priorities - Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation.

Relationship Building - Initiates, develops, maintains, and strengthens partnerships with others inside or outside the organization.

Drive for Results - Continuously focused on achieving/exceeding goals and objectives. Sets high standards of performance; pursues aggressive goals and works hard to achieve them.

Technical Competencies:

Negotiation and Settlement - Knowledge of principles, techniques and practices of negotiation and settlement of claims.

Claims Investigation - Knowledge of how to gather necessary information to determine damage, liability, subrogation and other case-specific issues.

Claims Knowledge - Knowledge of the full spectrum of activities, practices, tools, and considerations for managing the claims adjustment process.

Coverage Evaluation - Knowledge of how to locate policy information and interpret policy language as it applies to a specific claim.

Loss Assessment, Evaluation and Reserving - Knowledge of how to estimate the cost of a loss and to reserve that amount for eventual resolution.

Litigation Management - Knowledge of substantive and procedural law and ability to apply that knowledge to legal negotiation and formal litigation.

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 ADR Mediator 
 by Editor  04/15/14 
Location: Multiple locations 
Salary: $61-79K 
Expires 04/19/2014 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is composed of a highly motivated and diverse team dedicated to the agency's mission - to eradicate employment discrimination. Come join us and make a difference.

We are looking for an experienced professional with a background in resolving disputes. As an EEOC mediator, you will mediate cases for the lead civil rights agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age and disability.
TRAVEL REQUIRED
Occasional Travel
SOME TRAVEL MAY BE REQUIRED WITHIN COMMUTING AREA
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
U.S. Citizenship
Relevant experience (See Qualifications below)
Males born after 12/31/59 must register with the Selective Service
Travel may be required
DUTIES:
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As a mediator, you serve as a neutral third party helping employees (or job applicants) and employers resolve charges of employment discrimination in a confidential forum. Employment discrimination issues vary in scope and complexity, but all cases require you to work with the parties to actively listen, openly communicate, and focus on reaching a resolution to the issue. A typical workday may include:
· encouraging the parties to come to the negotiation table by educating them on the benefits of resolving their dispute through mediation instead of investigation and litigation;
· conducting a mediation session by meeting face-to-face with the parties;
· assisting the parties in devising and drafting a settlement document, and
· speaking to interested stakeholders to promote the EEOC’s mediation program.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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In order to be considered qualified, you must demonstrate, in your resumé and responses to the questions, at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. This specialized experience must establish your ability:
· to use ADR to resolve EEO disputes, such as mediation and other techniques to facilitate communication between parties to break impasses and/or further parties’ understanding of different perspectives and interests in order to successfully guide parties toward mutual agreement, and
· to promote the use of ADR as a vehicle for resolution of employment-related disputes (with emphasis on EEO disputes) through organizing and delivering public presentations about mediation to organizations.

Your application will be evaluated on the following Core Competencies:
1. Ability to analyze issues in dispute and evaluate their importance and susceptibility to compromise
2. Ability to make concise, accurate and persuasive oral and written presentations and provide reports
3. Ability to enter into tense situations and deal effectively with people of varying personality, temperament, prejudices, and personal attitudes
4. Ability to speak to EEO laws and ADR policies, procedures and practices
5. Ability to apply principles, methods and practices of mediation techniques
6. Ability to develop and plan mediation activities and programs

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 ADR Mediator 
 by Allen Sells  05/09/14 
I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time. Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator. If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying. Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.net
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 Case Resolution Manager 
 by Editor  04/15/14 
Location: CO 
Expires 05/06/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Outreach Coordinator 
 by Editor  04/15/14 
Location: NY 
Salary: $46-55K 
Expires 05/03/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Foreclosure Mediation Specialist 
 by Editor  04/15/14 
Location: FL 
Expires 05/01/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Mediation Specialist 
 by Editor  04/15/14 
Location: OR 
Salary: Hourly + benefits 
Expires 05/05/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Equal Employment Mediator 
 by Editor  03/31/14 
Location: CA 
Salary: $56-120K 
Expires 04/06/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Ombuds 
 by Editor  03/31/14 
Location: DC 
Salary: $106 - 138,136 
Expires 04/03/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Mediation Specialist 
 by Editor  03/31/14 
Location: OR 
Salary: $52 - 67,980 
Expires 04/12/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Independent Contractor - Mediator 
 by Editor  03/24/14 
Location: OH 
Expires 04/02/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 ADR Program Director 
 by Editor  03/06/14 
Location: OR 
Salary: $55-60K 
Expires 03/18/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Peer Case Manager 
 by Editor  03/03/14 
Location: MA 
Expires 03/15/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Case Manager II 
 by Editor  03/03/14 
Location: CO 
Expires 03/15/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Civil Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Case Manager 
 by Editor  03/03/14 
Location: DC 
Salary: $57-$75K 
Expires 03/05/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Program Director for Religion and Civic Connections 
 by Editor  03/03/14 
Location: NY 
Expires 03/16/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Mediation Organization Admin. Director 
 by Editor  03/03/14 
Salary: Part-time, 20hrs/wk 
Expires 04/01/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Lead Mediator/Facilitator  
 by Editor  02/24/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 03/03/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Ombudsperson 
 by Editor  02/24/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 03/03/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Case Manager 
 by Editor  02/24/14 
Salary: $35-42K 
Expires 03/04/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Ombudsperson 
 by Editor  02/24/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 03/26/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Crisis Mediator 
 by Editor  02/24/14 
Location: OH 
Expires 02/28/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Deputy Director of Mediation and Outreach 
 by Editor  02/24/14 
Location: NY 
Salary: $61K-$90K 
Expires 03/02/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Commissioner of Mediation (Field Mediator) 
 by Editor  02/24/14 
Salary: $83-$150K 
Expires 03/03/2014 

I just (4/30/2014) completed a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (4.0 GPA) at Nova Southeastern University and am moving to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014 to enter a doctoral program with the same ADR specialization at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, studying part-time and being available for work full time.

Earlier in my career, I was involved in human resources planning and development and had a consulting firm that offered services in EEO/AAP compliance (I am no longer conversant in current regulations, but studied both gender issues and minority discrimination in my M.S. I also worked as a Contract Manager for The Children's Trust of Miami writing and supervising contracts for providers of delinquency prevention and programs for encouragement of minority advancement. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and have pending certification as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

If you have a need in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, I would be interested in applying.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.

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 Interest in becoming Commissioner of Mediation (Field Mediator) 
 by Allen Sells  05/09/14 
I recently completed my M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University and have applied for admission to the PhD program at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, which I intend to pursue part-time while working. I hold an undergraduate Bachelor of Economics degree. I am also certified in Florida as a Family Mediator and have an application pending to become certified as a Circuit Civil Mediator. During my work history, I have been president of a medical electronics manufacturing firm and a financial services firm. My legal counsel was Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago), and I have extensive experience negotiating contracts. I was also a contract manager for The Children's Trust in Miami for several years, and had a firm in Chicago that consulted in human resources planning and development. I have not been directly involved in collective bargaining. I am relocating to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014. Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.net Allen Sells
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 Executive Director 
 by Editor  02/24/14 
Location: Maui, HI 
Expires 03/01/2014 

I recently completed my M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University and have applied for admission to the PhD program at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, which I intend to pursue part-time while working. I hold an undergraduate Bachelor of Economics degree. I am also certified in Florida as a Family Mediator and have an application pending to become certified as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

During my work history, I have been president of a medical electronics manufacturing firm and a financial services firm. My legal counsel was Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago), and I have extensive experience negotiating contracts. I was also a contract manager for The Children's Trust in Miami for several years, and had a firm in Chicago that consulted in human resources planning and development. I have not been directly involved in collective bargaining. I am relocating to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.net

Allen Sells

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 Hearing Services Coordinator 
 by Editor  02/13/14 
Location: NY 
Salary: $35K 
Expires 02/18/2014 

I recently completed my M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University and have applied for admission to the PhD program at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, which I intend to pursue part-time while working. I hold an undergraduate Bachelor of Economics degree. I am also certified in Florida as a Family Mediator and have an application pending to become certified as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

During my work history, I have been president of a medical electronics manufacturing firm and a financial services firm. My legal counsel was Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago), and I have extensive experience negotiating contracts. I was also a contract manager for The Children's Trust in Miami for several years, and had a firm in Chicago that consulted in human resources planning and development. I have not been directly involved in collective bargaining. I am relocating to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.net

Allen Sells

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 Coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies Program 
 by Editor  02/04/14 
Location: IA 
Expires 02/27/2014 

I recently completed my M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University and have applied for admission to the PhD program at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, which I intend to pursue part-time while working. I hold an undergraduate Bachelor of Economics degree. I am also certified in Florida as a Family Mediator and have an application pending to become certified as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

During my work history, I have been president of a medical electronics manufacturing firm and a financial services firm. My legal counsel was Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago), and I have extensive experience negotiating contracts. I was also a contract manager for The Children's Trust in Miami for several years, and had a firm in Chicago that consulted in human resources planning and development. I have not been directly involved in collective bargaining. I am relocating to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.net

Allen Sells

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 Director of Labor Relations 
 by Editor  02/04/14 
Location: TX 
Expires 03/04/2014 

I recently completed my M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University and have applied for admission to the PhD program at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, which I intend to pursue part-time while working. I hold an undergraduate Bachelor of Economics degree. I am also certified in Florida as a Family Mediator and have an application pending to become certified as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

During my work history, I have been president of a medical electronics manufacturing firm and a financial services firm. My legal counsel was Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago), and I have extensive experience negotiating contracts. I was also a contract manager for The Children's Trust in Miami for several years, and had a firm in Chicago that consulted in human resources planning and development. I have not been directly involved in collective bargaining. I am relocating to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.net

Allen Sells

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 Mediators 
 by Editor  02/04/14 
Location: AZ 
Expires 02/28/2014 

I recently completed my M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University and have applied for admission to the PhD program at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, which I intend to pursue part-time while working. I hold an undergraduate Bachelor of Economics degree. I am also certified in Florida as a Family Mediator and have an application pending to become certified as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

During my work history, I have been president of a medical electronics manufacturing firm and a financial services firm. My legal counsel was Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago), and I have extensive experience negotiating contracts. I was also a contract manager for The Children's Trust in Miami for several years, and had a firm in Chicago that consulted in human resources planning and development. I have not been directly involved in collective bargaining. I am relocating to Milwaukee, WI on July 1, 2014.

Allen Sells (954) 513-8019 asells@fairmediation.net

Allen Sells

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