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 Ombuds Director 
 by Editor  12/15/14 
Location: AZ 
Expires 01/05/2015 

Position Title Director of OMBUDS Program
Job Number 56876
Department 9902-Office Of Academic Affairs
College/Division
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Exempt / Non-Exempt Exempt
Category Appointed: Professional
Name of Contact (for Applicants) Nina Bates
Contact Information

E-mail and/or phone number ninaari@email.arizona.edu
Job Open Date 12-08-2014
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Review begins on
(Continues until position filled)
Benefits Eligible Yes-Full Benefits
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Days and Schedule to be Worked
Number of Hours Worked per Week
Limited to current UA employees only No
Documents required to be attached electronically with this application Letter of Interest
Resume
Documents that may be attached electronically or mailed directly to department per instructions below
Additional application instructions
(include instructions for submission)
Position Summary The Director of the Ombuds Program serves as the central leader of the University of Arizona Ombuds Program which is a neutral, independent, informal and confidential conflict management resource to members of the University community. The Director of the Ombuds Program provides direction, coordination and continued training and development of campus volunteers in the Ombuds Program. The Director also provides advice to and responds directly on behalf of the president and provost with respect to inquiries and concerns across the UA campus. The person will report to Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration in the Office of the Provost.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
Duties and Responsibilities * Develops and independently implements new or revised program goals and objectives.
* Provides conflict resolution services to faculty, staff, students, and individuals in the wider community who have a university related concern; listens to the individual and assesses the conflict; assists the individual to determine options to resolve the conflict.
* Refers individuals to an Ombuds Committee member who is the most experienced and knowledgeable to most effectively and efficiently assess and solve the individual situation.
* Monitors program budget.
* Recruits Ombuds Committee members.
* Confers with and advises Ombuds Committee members on strategies for analyzing situations, identifying and explaining relevant University policies, procedures, and problem-solving channels; helping to define options; and providing appropriate referrals when needed.
* Develops, compiles and writes communications and promotional literature for distribution such as newsletters, brochures or flyers; coordinates process from development through printing and distribution.
* Maintain and compile statistics related to the number of cases, types of cases, and number of contacts associated with the program and generate the annual report.
* Develops and facilitates workshops, meetings or conferences; coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
* Interacts and maintains liaison relationship with students, faculty, staff and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.
* Identifies systemic problems or University policies and procedures that require review or modification.
* Maintains Ombuds website and various social media.
* Attends appropriate seminars, workshops and conferences to enhance professional knowledge and skills.
* Develops and maintains relationships with the University and colleges to share and increase knowledge on current issues in the field.
* Other duties as assigned.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications Not applicable for this position.
Additional Minimum Qualifications * Bachelor's degree in a related field appropriate to area of responsibility AND six years of progressively responsible experience in higher education or related organization with direct administrative and leadership experience.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), including the ability to establish rapport and gain trust of others and to establish cooperative working relationships with a diverse staff, faculty, administrators, students and the public.
* High functioning skills in Microsoft Office, to maximize utilization of workplace software programs - including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.
* Ability to be creative, supportive and thoughtful in problem-solving, considering the diverse and occasionally conflicting needs and perspectives of the faculty, staff and institution.
* Demonstrated proficiency in organization, time management and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to work under deadlines and adapt to changes with minimum notice with precision in all aspects of the job.
Preferred Qualifications * An advanced degree AND four years of progressively responsible experience in an academic setting with direct administrative and leadership experience as outlined above.
* Demonstrated ability to use web-based software; i.e., Drupal.
* Conflict management experience.
* Ability to exercise independent judgment while maintaining confidentiality of documents, conversations and information.
* Understanding of, and strong commitment to, the mission and values of the University.
* Knowledge and understanding of the university organizational structure, governance structure, and the ability to communicate confidently between the various entities on campus.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, administrators, faculty, professional and administrative staff at all levels, including outside organizations and the public.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.
What kind of criminal background check is required for this position? This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check
Supplemental Pre-Employment Screening None
Job Category Administrative and Professional

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 Ombuds Manager 
 by Editor  12/15/14 
Location: WA 
Salary: $55-71K 
Expires 12/22/2014 

HealthPath Washington Ombuds Program Manager (11767)
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 12/12/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 12/21/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $55,284.00 - $71,448.00 Annually
Job Type: Project (limited duration)
Location: Thurston County – Lacey, Washington
Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

In the Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration
With a mission to transform lives by supporting sustainable recovery, independence, and wellness, the Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration (BHSIA) provides prevention, intervention, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, and recovery support to people with addiction and mental health needs. The administration is organized into two divisions, three state hospitals, and the Office of Service Integration that together served over 349,000 clients in the last biennium. Through the Office of Service Integration, the administration also leads cross agency efforts to improve access to care and health outcomes for people with complex health care needs.
Your role within the organization
BHSIA Office of Service Integration Services is looking to fill the HealthPath Washington Ombuds Program Manager project position. The primary responsibility of this position is the quality assurance and contract monitoring for HealthPath Washington Ombuds program. Three key goals of this project:
· Develop an Ombuds program to ensure access to person-centered assistance navigating the HealthPath Washington program
· Investigate and resolve beneficiary problems with health care plans
· Provide systems level analysis and consultation in planning the ombuds program

Benefits
Come enjoy a rewarding career with impressive benefits designed to help you maintain a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family. See the Benefits Tab for more details. Benefits apply to Full Time and most Part Time associates. Benefits may include: Major Medical • Dental • Vision • Flexible Spending Account • Long-term Disability • Retirement and other savings plan options • Life Insurance • Tuition Reimbursement • Paid Vacation & Holidays • Continuing Education
Duties:
· Coordinates with existing ombuds services, advocates, the Health Care Authority, Area Agencies on Aging, health plans, other government agencies, lead local organizations, community providers and beneficiaries to expand partnerships and assure maximum outreach to the community.
· Position provides reliable and professionally sound guidance, consultation, advice, and technical assistance to partners and interested parties.
· Conducts meetings with representatives of a broad array of organizations and/or individuals who receive, provide, administer, and advocate for services provided under Medicare and Medicaid.
· This individual will conduct contract compliance audits, billing approval for services rendered and maintain continuous lines of communication with contractors and advocates.
· This individual independently reviews contractors processes, policies and responses to beneficiary requests for service.
· This position serves on special committees, attends local, regional, and statewide meetings, participates and represents HealthPath Washington in workgroups with statewide implications.
Qualifications:
Required education, experience and competencies:
Bachelor’s degree in social work, health or social science, public administration or related field
Knowledge of:
· Advanced principles of management
· Contract monitoring
· Quality improvement
· Quality assurance principles
· Grievance procedures
· State and Federal Medicaid laws and regulations and state statutes

Preferred education, experience and competencies:
· A Master’s degree in a related field
· Knowledge of managed care and ombuds responsibilities
· Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
· Strong analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to collect and analyze data from systems and make thoughtful recommendations that result in positive changes.
· Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and exhibits integrity and honesty treating others with respect and dignity and respect.
· Excellent communication skills, ability to write and speak concisely to contractors.
· Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple activities and timelines. Ability to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on time with minimal supervision.
· Ability to work as a team member and independently.
· Ability to interpret and communicate federal and state statutory/regulatory requirements, and contract language.
Supplemental Information:
Life in Washington State
If you live in Washington State, you know it offers a quality of life that is unsurpassed. From big-city living in Seattle to rural living, Washington distinctive Northwest lifestyle mixes a progressive, creative culture with a casual nature. Washington’s industries range from aerospace to high technology to agriculture to trade to forestry and fishing. Seattle is home to several professional sport franchises. In Washington, you are never more than a few hours’ drive to picturesque coastal beaches, dense rain forests, spectacular Mt. Rainier, or stunning wine country.

Application Process
Interested applicants should submit the following documents with their online application:
Letter of interest describing your qualifications;
Detailed resume; and
Three professional references

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter at (360) 725-5864. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

For questions about this recruitment notice, contact: Ben Caryl at carylbh@dshs.wa.gov or (206) 361-3063.

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 Ombuds 
 by Editor  12/15/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 01/11/2015 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Requisition Number
20140709

Working Title
Ombuds Officer (0560)

Appointment Type
Staff - Career

Personnel Program
MSP

Work Hours
This is intended to be a guaranteed 40 percent time appointment, but the hiring authority may consider an appointment up to 100 percent time depending on the needs of the organization.

Work hours to be determined.

Percentage of Time
40

Organizational Area
President's Executive Office

Location:
Oakland, CA

If Other:
Posting Salary
Salary commensurate with experience.

Position Summary
The Ombuds Officer ensures that members of the University of California Office of President (UCOP) community comprised of approximately 1,500 staff employees working primarily in an office environment (no students or faculty) at the systemwide headquarters, receive fair and equitable treatment in matters of concern or complaint.

By supplementing, not replacing, the existing University resources for conflict resolution, the Ombuds Officer initiates and sustains programs to actively engage staff and senior managers in dialog, negotiation and problem solving. This position serves as a resource for senior officials in formulation of UCOP policy and procedures, raising issues that may surface as a result of a discrepancy between the stated goals of the University and actual practice. Additionally, the Ombuds Officer maintains involvement in community and staff outreach and education, developing alternative mechanisms for dispute resolution, including the design and provision of training programs for the UCOP community in conflict resolution.

Generic Scope: Recognized organization-wide expert. Has significant impact and influence on organizational policy and program development. Regularly leads projects of critical importance to the organization; these projects carry substantial consequences of success or failure. May direct programs with organization-wide impact that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources. Significant barriers to entry exist at this level.

Custom Scope: Provides impartial, informal, independent and confidential conflict resolution services to all members of the UCOP community. Responsible for program administration and/or management and independently establishes priorities, goals and objectives, and develops outreach activities and training on conflict resolution. Provides recommendations for institutional policy and/or procedural changes. Having wide-ranging experience, uses concepts in conflict resolution and UCOP objectives to resolve the most complex issues with UCOP-wide impact. Works on most complex issues with little or no precedent where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to UCOP plans and objectives. Is considered a subject matter expert at UCOP and often recognized as an expert externally in the industry.

*LI-SG1
University of California is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer

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 Civil Rights Program Manager 
 by Editor  12/15/14 
Location: TX 
Salary: $5,784.58 - $7,665.00 
Expires 12/30/2014 

Posting Type: Open to All Applicants
Category: Management FLSA Exempt/
Non-Exempt: Exempt
Agency: Health & Human Services Comm Department: Civil Rights (PAC 730)
Job Title: Civil Rights Operations Program Manager Posting Number: 277855
Full Time/Part Time : Full Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Location: 701 W 51ST ST City: AUSTIN
Contact: AccessHR Service Center Telephone: 888-894-4747
Salary Range: $5,784.58 - $7,665.00 Salary Group: B26
Shift: Days (First) Travel: 20%
Closing Date: 12/29/2014
Job Description:
Operations Program Manager (OPM) selected by and reports to the Director Operations, HHSC Civil Rights Office (CRO). Manages and directs the functions of CRO central office operations: processing complaints including veterans and administrative, reasonable accommodation requests, management initiated investigations and other activities related to employment; service-related; and other civil rights activities. Performs advanced managerial work, including selecting, evaluating, and providing direction to 3 Program Specialist VIs (Civil Rights Program Coordinators), 1 Project Manager III (Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator), 3 Program Specialist IVs (Client Intake Unit), and 3 Program Specialist Is (data tracking, reporting and records management). Work involves establishing strategic plan goals and objectives, developing policies; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules and regulations for civil rights operations. The OPM establishes priorities, standards and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals and coordinating and evaluating operation program activities. The OPM, ensures compliance with laws prohibiting discrimination including the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and other applicable federal and state Civil Rights laws and regulations. Works with minimal supervision and with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment in carrying out the policies and procedures of the HHSC's CRO. Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain office operations.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. (25%) Manages and supervises central office operations staff: program coordinators, reasonable accommodations coordinator, client intake unit, and data tracking, reporting and records management staff. Selects, manages, and develops staff through mentoring, training and performance appraisal. Responsible for civil rights central office operations program functions including discrimination complaint processing, investigations, report preparations, mediations, reporting/analysis, and other activities associated with civil rights matters. (25%) Oversees, assigns, and reviews management initiated investigations; requests for reasonable accommodations; investigations of complaints of employment and services-related discrimination; and briefs the Operations Director, Civil Rights Director, senior management, executive staff, legislators, and external agencies on trends and results. (15%) Provides guidance, oversees development and integration of new methods and procedures to achieve full compliance with state and federal statues prohibiting unlawful discrimination in employment opportunity and service delivery. Reviews processes for effective techniques for evaluating agency program compliance; oversees and monitors the completion of required reports; determines new trends; and identifies and resolves operational problems and recommends appropriate changes for civil rights operations in general. (10%) Plans, develops, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates results of special investigations, internal audits, research studies, forecasts and modeling exercises to provide direction and guidance to central office operations staff. Monitors performance measures for improving operations and resolving ongoing problems and issues. (10%) Develops and implements techniques for evaluating civil rights central office operations activities. In light of evaluation, develops goals and objectives consistent with performance measures from the strategic plan in the area of civil rights. Analyzes and identifies needed revisions in practices, procedures and/or policies. (5%) Consults with internal and external groups (such as advocacy groups, compliance agencies, etc.) to serve as liaison or to discuss civil rights effectiveness, training needs, and/or with intent to resolve problems. (5%) Serves in the capacity of Operations Director when requested with all administrative duties routinely assigned, such as approve travel, leave, and budgetary responsibilities. Performs other assignments to further the responsibilities of Operations. (5%) Prepares comprehensive reports of findings and recommendations using a personal computer especially word processing, but also, data base spreadsheets, presentations, calendaring, etc., using software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Access.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in a field relevant to assignment is generally preferred. Experience in the management and direction of a program relevant to assignment. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Extensive knowledge of federal and state equal opportunity and equal employment opportunity laws including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Rehabilitation Act of 1973,Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and the American with Disabilities Act. Knowledge of service-related laws, regulations and policy. Knowledge of causes and effects of discriminatory practices. Knowledge of management principles and practices. Knowledge of budget processes and financial management. Skill in investigating complaints and investigation methodologies including research, organizing and analyzing information to substantiate hypotheses and findings. Skill in communicating as well as presenting ideas and information. Skill in supervision, management, human relations and counseling. Skill in problem solving, mediation, and conflict resolution. Skill in developing and implementing effective customer service systems. Skill in working collaboratively and cooperatively with agency managers to negotiate resolution as well as in general colleagues, agencies, providers, and external agencies/organizations. Skill in use of personal computer, database, and word processing software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Access. Ability to direct and organize civil rights activities, to establish goals and objectives for civil rights operations that support strategic plan measurements, Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternative and implement effective solutions. Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures as well as prepare reports; to communicate effectively. Ability to serve as a spokesperson in matters related to civil rights operations. Ability to use judgment, and critical thinking skill in applying general rules, laws, regulations, or theories to specific factual circumstances.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
None
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in a field relevant to assignment is generally preferred. Experience in the management and direction of a program relevant to assignment (civil rights, military EO, human resources employee relations, ombuds, diversity, Title IX, internal audit, inspector general, or law enforcement investigations). Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Knowledge of federal and state equal opportunity and equal employment opportunity laws. Knowledge of service-related laws, regulations and policy. Skill in investigating complaints and investigation methodologies including research, organization and analyzing information to substantiate hypotheses and findings. Skill in problem solving, mediation and conflict resolution. Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedure as well as prepare reports; to communicate effectively.
Additional Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview. Req #277855

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 Case Manager 
 by Editor  12/15/14 
Location: MI  
Expires 01/03/2015 

Job Title: Case Manager QMHP
Company: Hope Network New Passages
Department: 039037 - Case Management
Position Type: Full Time - Regular
Shift: 1st
Avg Hours per Week: 40 hours per week
Job Description: *** Must meet QMHP requirements***

GENERAL SUMMARY: A case manager provides comprehensive case management services for adults with serious mental illness or children/adolescents with emotional disturbances (and their families) to improve quality of life and maintain the highest possible ability to function within the community. The case manager has a high degree of personal integrity, generates positive energy, and makes a difference every day.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of case manager. Some duties described herein may not be assigned to every case manager.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ALL CASE MANAGERS
1. Provide supreme customer service, always being courteous, responsive, professional, and helpful to the organization’s internal and external customers.
2. Know the contract requirements for your program/service
3. Performs comprehensive psychosocial assessments where credentialed to do so and/or permitted to do so to determine needs and required level and frequency of medically necessary services or coordinates with mental health professional to ensure needs, health, safety and/or risk issues identified in the assessment are addressed in the planning and service delivery process.
4. Develop Person-Centered Treatment Plans by assisting persons-served in setting goals linked to addressing identified needs; Develop Relapse Prevention Plans; Facilitate the implementation of Individual Plan of Service.
5. Facilitate access to community resources and social support networks for persons-served.
6. Provide referral to appropriate community resources.
7. Coordinate and monitor service activities for persons-served.
8. Communicate with all service providers included in Treatment Plan; coordinate to avoid duplications; monitor to ensure services are being delivered according to expected frequency and intensity.
9. Document all encounters and contacts made on behalf of persons-served.
10. Complete and submit, in a timely manner, service encounter documentation.
11. Maintain comprehensive charting for persons-served.
12. Identify emergency crisis. Make immediate clinical assessments and respond according to accepted crisis intervention methods and techniques; coordinate other services, as needed.
13. Conduct ongoing assessments of persons-served and evaluate effectiveness of Treatment Plan goals and interventions.
14. Provide transitioning and follow-up services.
15. Maintain and report applicable statistics regarding program and client services.
16. Meet or exceed caseload and productivity benchmarks.
17. Participate in peer reviews of clinical documentation.
18. Ensure 100% of routine/customary daily, monthly, quarterly and annual internal data reports are submitted on time.
19. Ensure 100% of contract/grant compliance reporting requirements are completed and submitted by due date.
20. Adhere to high level of health and safety practices.
21. Attend and participate in team meetings.
22. Maintain a professional demeanor.
23. Make certain that 95% of your training and events requirements are renewed prior to expiration date, as specified by your job.
24. Work toward personal and professional goals and objectives. Attend job related in-services and trainings when offered and actively seek to further develop competencies.
25. On-call availability twenty-four hours each day, seven days each week, and able to respond in emergency situations.
26. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties, as assigned by Line Manager.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. Considerable knowledge of characteristics and conditions experienced by target population.
2. Knowledge of the laws and regulation of the Community Mental Health Care System and Medicaid.
3. Ability to respond in emergency situations.
4. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, the use of technological advances that include, but is not limited to: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet, New Passages Network, fax/copy machines, cell phones, etc.
5. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of citizens in a diverse community.
6. Ability to schedule/plan work in advance, and set effective and realistic timelines and meet goals.
7. Knowledge of negotiation and mediation techniques.
8. Personable, positive, and enthusiastic attitude, with capability to deal effectively with people (internal and external).
9. Ability to multi-task effectively, think critically, and to take initiative.
10. Detailed orientated with exceptional organized work ethic for efficient output in fast-paced work environment.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. Ability to solicit alternate funding sources through fundraising donations.
2. Knowledge of Medicaid / Medicare Law.
3. Leadership Skills.
4. 1 year of experience in linking, brokering, and coordinating services for adult persons with SPMI and three years of experience for persons serving children

REQUIRED MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bachelor degree in a human service field (psychology and/or sociology)
2. One year of experience with SPMI population if working in a crisis setting
3. Three years of experience with children if working in a children’s setting

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. QMHP/QMRP (Bachelor degree grandfathered in or Social Worker)
2. Three years experience with adults and children.
3. Specialties: IDDT, Addiction / Prevention, Children’s Services, American Sign Language, Housing Specialist, or Vocational Specialist.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Maintain a valid motor vehicle operator license.
2. Complete and maintain all required trainings, certifications, and credentials.
3. Maintain professional licensure in an active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment (professional staff).
4. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
5. Ability to write and/or manipulate a computer keyboard.
6. Ability to hear and speak clearly.
7. Ability to see both near and far.
8. Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, and reach.
9. Ability to work independently and within a team.
10. Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively in both oral and written communications.
11. Able to demonstrate good moral character and even temperament necessary to gain and maintain credibility and trust of persons served and co-workers.
12. Ability to work under challenging conditions.
13. Adherence to applicable licensing rules, accreditation standards, Code of Ethics, insurance reimbursement rules, and New Passages policies and procedures.
14. Assure reliable transportation.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Additional Qualifications:
Requisition Number: 9302
State: Michigan
City: Flint

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 International Case Worker 
 by Editor  12/15/14 
Location: MD 
Expires 01/03/2015 

Hiring immediately. If interested, please send your application as soon as possible.*
Job Summary: This position's focus is the provision of case management to elderly refugees, asylees, and secondary migrants without a family support system to help them adapt more quickly and easily to a new culture; integrate into the community by overcoming barriers. The position will help participants learn how to access social services, learn discipline and responsibility in order to achieve economic and personal self-sufficiency.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Oversee case management for incoming community members in order to provide systematic, coordinated, and timely service delivery that address community member needs holistically and contributes cultural adjustment and self-sufficiency, including:

?Make appropriate referrals to social service agencies, community resources and other organizations according to program guidelines such as Food Stamp, filing for disability and age related SSI, Medicaid and senior housing.

?Provide transportation assistance to and mediation at doctor's appointments and emergency room visits.

?Training clients on prescription management; helping clients with medical paperwork management and record keeping.

?Train participants on navigating the healthcare system on their own including making appointments and communicating pertinent information to physicians.

?Help participant obtain citizenship and secure long term SSI.

?Resolving eviction notices with landlords; connecting participants to or directly providing emergency rental assistance through the agency.

?Assist staff in targeting refugees with acute barriers to be matched with volunteers for extra adjustment support.

?Confer with medical service providers on ways to tailor their services, information, classes, routine procedures and systems to be more usable and beneficial to refugees.

?Provide one-on-one and group socio-cultural orientation and crisis intervention on such topics as maintaining a safe, clean home; health; shopping and budgeting.

?Provide (access to) interpretation and translation services in refugee languages.

?Document each community member's case through agency forms and case notes, indicating all contacts made with and on behalf of community members, in order to provide internal and external evaluations of program accomplishments.

?Conduct home visits and provide assessment of community member's current living situation. Document findings in client's case files.

2. Assist with management of medical health needs for community members with escalated health concerns including mental health issues and developmentally disabled community members.

3. Attend weekly staffing meetings with supervisor and report on ongoing service delivery, outcomes and escalated issues.

4. Participate in the community-wide activities that promote ACC's goals.

5. Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor

The African Community Center is a program of ECDC, a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) organization engaged in social service, humanitarian, and educational activities.

Other Responsibilities

•Assist with recruitment and enrichment activities for refugee youth

•Help make appropriate referrals to social service agencies, after school program, community resources

and other organizations according to program guidelines.

•Provide transportation assistance to necessary appointments and show newcomers how to use

the area's public transportation system.

•Provide (access to) interpretation and translation services in refugee languages.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

? Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in social work, international development, or related field; or one to two years of related training and experience.

? Previous experience interacting with refugees and the elderly population. This can include professional, volunteer, or personal experience.

? Ability to navigate the health care system.

? Self-directed, motivated, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

? Knowledge of public benefits system in Maryland: TCA, Medicaid, Food stamps, SSI, and subsidized housing.

? General knowledge of resettlement practices in the U.S. including a working knowledge of United States Immigration laws and regulations.

? Strong written communication skills, ability to write reports and to make presentations

? Highly organized, detail-orientated and extensive documentation skills required.

? Cross cultural sensitivity and knowledge with the ability and desire to work with people of other cultures.

? Maintains punctuality for work, appointments and report dates.

? Must work well in a team setting.

? Possess a valid driver's license and access to own transportation

? Required computer skills: Word, Excel, Internet, Gmail, Outlook. Comfortable in utilizing new programs and databases.

? Background check and clean DMV record.

ECDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply
To Apply

Please submit by e-mail, mail, or fax: cover letter; resume; salary requirement; and a short writing sample (2-3 pages) to:

Human Resources

Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc.

901 South Highland Street

Arlington, VA 22204

E-mail: hr@ecdcus.org

Fax: (703) 685-0529

No telephone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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 UN Affairs Officer 
 by Editor  12/15/14 
Location: NY 
Expires 02/11/2015 

Posting Title:


Political Affairs Officer, P3

Job Code Title:

POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER

Department/ Office:


Department of Political Affairs

Duty Station:
NEW YORK


Posting Period:


12 December 2014-10 February 2015

Job Opening number:


14-POL-DPA-38154-R-NEW YORK (R)


United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity








Special Notice



Appointment to this position is limited to a finite period of one (1) year, due to the incumbent being on assignment.Further extension/s of appointment will be dependent upon the return of the incumbent who maintains a lien against this post. if the selected candidate is an internal staff member of the UN Secretariat, the selection will be recorded as a temporary assignment.”
Extension of the appointment is also subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Job openings posted on the Careers Portal are taken off at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

Applications are automatically pre-screened according to the published evaluation criteria of the job opening on the basis of the information provided by applicants. Applications cannot be amended following submission and incomplete applications shall not be considered. The selected candidate will be subject to a reference checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” on the upper right side of the browser on Inspira.




Org. Setting and Reporting



This position is located in the Office of the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General (PESG) for Western Sahara of the Department of Political Affairs (DPA). The incumbent will serve as Political Affairs Officer to the PESG and will report directly to him.




Responsibilities



Within delegated authority, and under the supervision of the PESG, the Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Performs the functions of Desk Officer for the Western Sahara negotiations;
- Gathers, selects and analyses information on Western Sahara contained in communications and publications received from different sources, including the press.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge of events relating to Western Sahara.
- Keeps abreast of latest trends and developments in Western Sahara and provides inputs on issues to senior officials and colleagues in the Secretariat.
- Monitors national and regional level political developments in North Africa and provides advice to field mission/UN agencies active on the ground.
- Maintains contacts with other sectors of the UN, other international organizations and governments on coordination and policy matters.
- Monitors actions taken by intergovernmental groups, UN organisations, government and non-governmental organizations.
- Organizes and participates in negotiation meetings and other missions of the PESG to countries within assigned area of responsibility.
- Prepares and participates in Security Council and General Assembly, subsidiary organizations, negotiating bodies, conferences, meetings, and /or special missions.
- Prepares meetings of the SG/DSG/USG with officials from countries under the Organization's purview.
- Performs other related duties as required.




Competencies



- Professionalism: Ability to conduct in-depth studies and reach conclusions on possible
causes and solutions to political, peace and security challenges in Africa. Ability to relate various issues and perspectives to political, social, economic and humanitarian programmes in affected countries and areas. 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; works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

- Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

- Planning& 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.



Education



Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration or other related. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.



Work Experience



A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area. Experience with mediation processes, conflict analysis and strategic assessments in Africa is desirable.



Languages



English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in both English and French is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.



Assessment Method



Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.



United Nations Considerations



Job openings posted on the Careers Portal are taken off at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

Applications are automatically pre-screened according to the published evaluation criteria of the job opening on the basis of the information provided by applicants. Applications cannot be amended following submission and incomplete applications shall not be considered. The selected candidate will be subject to a reference checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” on the upper right side of the browser on Inspira.

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.



No Fee



THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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 Program Specialist 
 by Editor  12/15/14 
Location: DC 
Salary: $63-82K 
Expires 12/19/2014 

Serves as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Resolution Management (ORM). Serves under the general supervision of the Supervisory ADR Specialist and Director who provide work instructions, scope of work assignments, and results expected. Provides advice on new, unusual or controversial work situations; deviations from standard assignments; and new procedures and non-recurring work assignments. Provides informal assistance to managers and employees in resolving work-related issues and disputes that may be sensitive and/or complex. Performs research and gathers information to understand the overall context of the dispute including general information concerning the parties, and any other necessary or useful background facts or information. Works with the individual parties to understand the basic nature of the dispute, the issues involved, and the positions of the various parties. Uses a variety of ADR techniques, particularly mediation, to assist parties in generating options, and facilitates their interaction and successful resolution of the dispute.  Prepares documents, such as mediation agreements, entered into by the parties. Establishes trust and neutrality between the parties and all those potential customers with whom she or he interacts and maintains complete confidentiality as required by the dispute resolution proceeding. Provides consultation to customers and customer organizations regarding the process of ADR as an alternative to administrative investigations and other formal procedures. Maintains a current knowledge and awareness of major developments in the field of ADR processes with particular emphasis upon those which have immediate or potential effect upon VA programs and/or missions such as the training, development, and certification of full-time, part-time, and collateral duty neutrals.  Provides policy and technical guidance regarding ADR and conflict management to others responsible for working with formal processes such as EEO and human resources and labor relations. Participates in the development of VA's workplace ADR program to include necessary program documents, regulations, and delegations delineating all aspects of program direction and functional responsibilities. Develops dispute resolution models and techniques for the varied and widespread VA workforce, including research and component evaluation. Submits factual and timely reports of ADR, preventive counseling, and public information activities in a formal system of records. Incumbent maintains intake, tracking, and reporting logs as well as contact files and enters appropriate information into established databases and systems.

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 UCPEA Field Representative - 2 Openings  
 by UConn Professional Employees Association  12/15/14 
The University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association has immediate openings for two full-time UCPEA Field Representatives. Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the UCPEA Field Representative is responsible for handling member issues, grievances, reclassifications and conducting data analysis. The UCPEA Field Representative reports directly to the Executive Director. In state travel to regional campuses will be required. For a full job description, please visit http://www.ucpea.org. A Masters Degree in Labor Studies and union experience is preferred. Candidates with union experience are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience; benefits include generous vacation and sick leave provisions, paid holidays, pension plan and employer-paid medical and dental coverage. Applications will be accepted until January 22, 2015. Please send letter of interest, résumé, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Kathleen Sanner, President UCPEA 18 Dog Lane Storrs, CT 06268 The University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association , UCPEA Local 3695, AFT-CT, AFT, AFL-CIO is the bargaining representative for more than 1,800 professional employees at UConn’s Storrs, Avery Point, Stamford, Hartford, Waterbury and Torrington Campuses as well as UConn’s Schools of Law and Social Work. In keeping with our commitment to diversity, UCPEA invites applications from women, people with disabilities, and members of under represented and minority groups. For more information please visit our website, http://www.ucpea.org.
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 Case Coordinator 
 by Editor  12/08/14 
Location: FL 
Salary: $34K 
Expires 12/11/2014 

Working Title: CASE COORDINATOR II
Broadband/Class Code: 848402
Position Number: 21014036-51347091
Annual Salary Range: $34,281.56
Announcement Type: Internal Agency
City: MIAMI
Facility: JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: 84118
Closing Date: 12/10/2014

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


This position is open to the employees in the 11th Judicial Guardian ad Litem program only.

Guardian ad Litem does not accept online applications. Mail or fax a completed State of Florida application to:

Guardian ad Litem Program

3302 NW 27th Ave

Miami, FL 33142

Fax # 305-638-6017

This is responsible professional work with a circuit court Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program coordinating the advocacy of the best interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children, children involved in dissolution of marriage, and children who are victims of or witnesses to criminal acts. Under the guidance of the Program Director, the Case Coordinator II may provide supervision to and coordinate case work activities of case coordinators, support staff and volunteers. The Case Coordinator II assigns tasks to volunteers to expedite case work and promote timely permanency objectives. The Case Coordinator II may assist the Guardian ad Litem Program Director by coordinating volunteer recruitment, training, and program promotion. Responsibilities may also include gathering information related to individual cases and giving recommendations and written reports regarding the child’s best interests to the court. The Case Coordinator II may attend court hearings, depositions, case plan conferences, dependency mediations, staffings and other meetings with the Department of Children and Families and other social service agencies. Work will be performed in conjunction with GAL Program Attorneys and volunteers to further the best interests of children. Extensive contact is made with the Department of Children and Families, local law enforcement agencies, the Office of the State Attorney, schools, teachers, doctors, attorneys, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and a variety of other social service agencies and professionals. The Case Coordinator II must exercise discretion in dealing with confidential and extremely sensitive issues before the court. Work is performed under stressful conditions and involves contact with individuals involved in emotional and traumatic situations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Program Director.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university with a major in sociology, social work, psychology, child development, education, communications, or a related social science, and two years of experience in a program of social service, counseling, teaching, or supervising volunteers.

A Master's degree in an area described above may substitute for one year of the recommended experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of Florida Statutes relating to child protection. Knowledge of the principles and dynamics of child development. Knowledge of the issues and dynamics of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and the effects of dissolution of marriage on children. Knowledge of social services available to children. Knowledge of the operations of the Florida State Courts System and The Guardian ad Litem program. Ability to communicate effectively with people from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds, and people involved in emotionally distressing situations. Ability to recruit volunteers, conducts training, and makes presentations to community organizations. Ability to supervise and coordinate case work activities of volunteers, case coordinators and support staff. Ability to encourage and motivate volunteers, case coordinators and support staff. Ability to maintain proper documentation on case activity and to assist in the preparation of detailed court reports recommending a course of action for children.

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 s. 112.0455, F. S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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 Claims Arbitrator 
 by Editor  12/08/14 
Location: FL 
Expires 12/20/2014 

Position Description
Position Description:

Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work.

Positions in this function are responsible for settling large, complex medical claims between healthcare payers and providers. Arbitrators engage in claims arbitration and negotiation services on behalf of their clients. Arbitrators interact with multiple parties involved in the negotiation process, often negotiating with executives of health systems and attorneys.

Primary Responsibilities:
Analyzes and investigates.
Provides explanations and interpretations within area of expertise.
Arbitration of assigned Arbitration cases, including:
Regular communication with international travel insurance organizations, hospitals and physicians
Calculation of cost estimates for the provision of medical services
Responsible for settling non-network claims with medical providers in light of fair reimbursement rates
Preparation of settlement documentation and notification to insurance payers
Follow-up with payers and providers regarding settlements and payments
Develop working relationships with providers and facilitate the process of obtaining formal contractual arrangements
Assigned Arbitration Cases to include physician and ancillary providers of any dollar amount as well as hospital claims up to $100,000.00
Ability to handle Disputes up to $100,000.00

 

Requirements
Requirements:
Associates Degree or 5+ years work experience involving mediation, negotiations, and/ or dispute resolution
3-5 years of Proven ability to handle Arbitration Cases involving physician and ancillary providers up to any dollar amount as well as out patient hospital claims up to $20,000.00.
Intermediate Proficiency using MS Office, email, and the Internet
Assets:
Bachelor's Degree, preferably in an analytical discipline or equivalent experience
3-5 years of Insurance, Health Administration or Medical experience, including medical coding, beneficial
Soft Skills:
Proven record of working effectively with minimal supervision, showing initiative, good judgment, strong organization skills and ability to meet deadlines.
Must be detail-oriented and have a demonstrated ability to learn quickly
UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.

Already Fortune 14, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.

Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant and built for speed.

Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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 Civil Right Specialist 
 by Editor  12/08/14 
Location: TX 
Salary: $3,763.16 - $4,881.08/mo 
Expires 12/18/2014 

Posting Type: Open to All Applicants
Category: FLSA Exempt/
Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Agency: Health & Human Services Comm Department: Civil Rights (PAC 730)
Job Title: Civil Rights Specialist Posting Number: 276753
Full Time/Part Time : Full Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Location: 701 W 51ST ST City: AUSTIN
Contact: AccessHR Service Center Telephone: 888-894-4747
Salary Range: $3,763.16 - $4,881.08 Salary Group: B20
Shift: Days (First) Travel: 20%
Closing Date: 12/17/2014


Job Description:
Program Specialist IV - The Civil Rights Specialist (CRS) is selected by and responsible to the Austin Civil Rights Manager and/or Operations Director. The CRS performs in a progressively consultative, professional and technical capacity and coordinates planning, developing, and administering the Civil Rights Programs in compliance with applicable federal/state civil rights laws, including the Civil Rights Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, etc. Works under general supervision, exercising considerable independence. Responsibilities include: Maintains confidential information. Provides advice and counsel to employees regarding civil rights issues. Provides technical support to managers/supervisors regarding civil rights issues. Provides managers/supervisors with information about civil rights laws and legislation and methodologies that assist in promoting a nondiscriminatory environment. Investigates employment and service complaints and charges of discrimination and prepares detailed/comprehensive investigative reports. Conducts civil rights compliance reviews for client service programs administered by the system as described in applicable federal and state statutes and HHSS policy. Serves as a mediator and prepares resolution agreements. Processes reasonable accommodation requests. Some travel is required. Makes public speaking appearances and provides training on special emphasis areas such as sexual harassment. Performs other duties as may be assigned or required.


Essential Job Functions:
EJF 1.Provide technical assistance to executive staff, managers, and supervisors regarding civil rights and equal employment opportunity. Provides accurate information relating to civil rights policy. Documents technical assistance using CRTRS form. EJF 2. Provides guidance and counsel to employees regarding the discrimination complaint policy and procedure and/or civil rights related issues and concerns. Respond to client inquires and provides guidance/counseling on proper procedures, etc. EJF 3. Conducts investigations based on federal and state civil rights laws and prepares charge responses to state and federal compliance agencies. Researches and provides recommendations so that results are thorough and complete. Prepares investigations/charge responses, within time frames established by CRO. EJF 4. Conducts Section 504/ADA compliance reviews, and recommends/monitors corrective action. EJF 5. Prepares administrative reports and special documents relating to the overall responsibility of the Civil Rights Office. EJF 6. Conducts mediation sessions and prepares resolution agreements. Serves as a neutral facilitator of communcation to resolve employment relation disputes. Prepares accurate resolution agreements that represent both disputants' interest and agreements within established time frames. EJF 7. Develops and provides civil rights, EEO, and other training as requested or assigned.


Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of and ability to interpret applicable federal and state laws pertaining to federal and state legislation, especially Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act of 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and related executive orders and EEO guidelines. Knowledge of causes and effects of discriminatory practices. Knowledge of HHSC programs, policies, functions and objectives. Knowledge of planning and coordinating civil rights activities. Skill in investigative methods. Skill in presenting ideas and information. Skill in human relations and counseling. Skill in problem solving and conflict resolution. Skill and ability to investigate complaints of discrimination. Skills in counseling and ability to relate to employees of at all levels. Skill in the use of personal computer and software, especially word processing. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Ability to enhance and expand working relationships with advocacy groups. Ability to develop and maintain effectively working relationships with HHSC agency staff, organizations and community groups.


Registration or Licensure Requirements:
None
Initial Selection Criteria:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; or Work experience in civil rights, human resources or related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for education requirement. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Skill in problem solving and conflict resolution. Skill and ability to investigate complaints, including but not limited to discrimination. Skill in counseling and ability to relate to employees at all levels.


Additional Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview. Req #276753

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 Mediators 
 by Editor  12/08/14 
Location: DC 
Salary: $75-117K 
Expires 12/23/2014 

SALARY RANGE: $75,621.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, December 1, 2014 to Monday, December 22, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0241-12/13
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:14
DUTY LOCATIONS: Many vacancies in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens and Status Candidates
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Q - Sensitive
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
JOB SUMMARY:

The National Mediation Board works to avoid interruption to the flow of interstate commerce in the U.S. Airline and Railroad industries through mediation, representation, and arbitration of labor-management disputes. One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

This position is located in the Office of Mediation and ADR Services at the National Mediation Board. The incumbent will mediate disputes between railroad and airline carriers and labor organizations over rates of pay, work rules or working conditions, or over interpretations of applicable collective bargaining agreements.


TRAVEL REQUIRED
75% or Greater
6-10 nights/month
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Background and/or Security Investigation required
Travel required 6 or more nights per month
Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply section)
Complete the online questionnaire
DUTIES:

Mediates disputes between railroad and airline carriers and labor organizations over rates of pay, work rules or working conditions, or over interpretations of applicable collective bargaining agreements. Drawing on an extensive knowledge of the parties, their histories, relationships, past agreements, and persistent or recurring problems, uses an array of mediation techniques and approaches to assist parties in achieving resolution of disputes. Provides specialized alternative dispute resolution services in an ongoing effort to enhance the quality of relationships between labor and management to avoid or minimize the emergence of serious disputes. In this role, offers Interest Based Bargaining training and facilitation, grievance mediation, on-line dispute resolution, or such other services as may be appropriate.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

For the GS-12: You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, serving as a mediator or advocate negotiating labor agreements in the railroad and/or airline industries covering a large number of employees or a number of different crafts/classes on wages, hours of work, and working conditions, or in mediating between/negotiating with management and employee representatives from the railroad and/or airline industries in the application of labor agreements; or being actively involved in labor-management negotiations related to representation disputes, increases in pay, or changes in rules or labor agreements; or providing guidance on collective bargaining, mediation, and/or alternative dispute resolution techniques.

For the GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, serving as a Chief Negotiator or Spokesperson for a major carrier or labor organization negotiating labor agreements in the railroad and/or airline industries covering a large number of employees or a number of different crafts/classes on wages, hours of work, and working conditions, or in mediating between/negotiating with management and employee representatives from the railroad and/or airline industries in the application of labor agreements; or being actively involved in labor-management negotiations related to representation disputes, increases in pay, or changes in rules or labor agreements; or providing guidance on collective bargaining, mediation, and/or alternative dispute resolution techniques.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be compared against responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if an applicant is qualified for this job. Applicants applying under Delegated Examining (all U.S. citizens) procedures will be rated using Category Rating, meaning that qualified candidates will be placed into one of the following categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Although veterans do not receive additional points, veterans' preference is still applied by placement ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher). Applicants applying under merit promotion procedures will receive a numeric rating. The score an applicant receives is based on responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which the applicant's background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing the resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that an applicant has inflated qualifications and or experience, the applicant may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect the rating. Qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Airline and Railroad Experience

Technical Knowledge-Collective Bargaining Mediation

Technical Knowledge-Alternative Dispute Resolution

Technology Application

Problem Solving/ Mediation Experience

Written Communication

Oral Communication

BENEFITS:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. These benefits include, but are not limited to: health care, life insurance, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, annual leave, sick leave, long-term care insurance, retirement savings plans, and transit subsidies. For more information about these benefits, please visit http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei61.asp

 

OTHER INFORMATION:
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service: http://www.sss.gov/

Career Transition Assistance Programs (CTAP/ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible seehttp://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:

Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans

Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses

Other Special Appointment Authorities

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 22, 2014.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 1258304. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire ,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf, and
3. Fax 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.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé: Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
· Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
· SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service). Ensure your SF-50 demonstrates serving 52 weeks at the next lower level and includes your name, position title, pay plan, series, grade, tenure, position occupied, agency, etc. It must also show competitive service and permanent or conditional appointment –or- that you are from an agency with an interchange agreement. There may be situations where more than one SF-50 in needed to verify time-in-grade requirements, as well as, eligibility for consideration.
· Non-Competitive Eligibility documentation, if applicable
· CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable
All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, December 22, 2014
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
SAMANTHA T. WILLIAMS
Phone: (202)692-5006
TDD: (202)692-5001
Email: WILLIAMS@NMB.GOV
Agency Information:
National Mediation Board
1301 K Street NW
Suite 250-E
Washington, DC
20005-7011
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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 Mediator 
 by Editor  12/08/14 
Location: MI  
Expires 12/28/2014 

Mediators (Independent Contractor Mediators)
Beacon Group, LLC - Detroit, MI
Beacon Group, LLC, located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, is seeking Independent contractor mediators to mediate workplace mediations in the federal sector. Please, qualified candidates only need respond.

The following criteria is required of candidates:

Mediators must have a minimum of 5 years of experience relating to the use of mediating techniques such as facilitation, negotiation, and developing resolution options between opposing parties. As part of the 5 years experience, the mediator must have mediated as the Lead Mediator for a minimum of 2 years. A minimum of five mediations must have been mediated within the most recent 24 month period.

Completion of a certification/educational program which includes basic and advanced courses and a practicum, as well as certification and/or training to conduct equal employment mediations in the federal sector is required.

Mediators must be knowledgeable and experienced in a wide variety of mediation approaches and techniques, and must have the knowledge, skills and abilities to apply different styles as determined by Requesting Offices, particular circumstances, and employee preferences.

All final candidates will be required to undergo background screening with fingerprinting.

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 HR Specialist 
 by Editor  12/08/14 
Location: MO 
Salary: $58-90K 
Expires 12/16/2014 

Duties:
The primary purpose of this position 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). Specific duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following:
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 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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 Director of HR 
 by Editor  11/24/14 
Location: OR 
Expires 12/01/2014 

Director of Human Resources Job

Date: Nov 14, 2014
Location: Springfield, OR, US
Req ID: 54086

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

Department: Human Resources (8420)

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, in Springfield, Oregon, currently has an Human Resources Director position available. Will be responsible for the operational oversight of HR Partners and Generalists within a regional division of Culture & People. Translates culture and people strategies into operational reality. Develops and operationalizes business plans and strategies across all service lines and ensures alignment with organizational goals, vision, mission and values. Responsible for obtaining mid-level management buy-in and enabling front-line management buy-in for Culture and People strategies.

1. Develops and manages Culture & People implementation plans in support of organizational strategies and goals.
2. Selects, develops, evaluates and leads a team of human resource professionals with a goal of earning a high level of credibility as an effective and responsive internal consulting group.
3. Manages and resolves complex employee and labor relations issues. May serve as chief negotiator for local collective bargaining agreements.
4. Leads and directs HR partnership model within assigned location.. Utilizes consulting skills and change management techniques to elevate leadership competency.
5. Customizes or implements human resource solutions to human capital problems using creative or new HR solutions. Responsible for identifying solutions and designing strategy at local level.
6. Collaborates for appropriate outcomes with leadership, Centers of Expertise (COE) and the Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) which balance caregiver needs, policies, procedures and compliance with regulatory standards and PeaceHealth mission and values. Responsible for translating buy-in into tactical operational/resource support from the organization (e.g., line time, line funding, line participation, etc).
7. Facilitates and supports organizational change at the unit or functional-level. Coordinates change-related culture and people activities across all service lines.
8. Responsible for the front-facing team interface and support to insure all culture and people functions are aligned for the customer. Provides feedback and input to COEs, reporting performance and needs of team members. Insures connections across all areas of HR for planning and alignment within the operating unit.
9. Develops plans to improve caregiver and provider experience including review of data and best practices.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required: Master’s Degree preferred. ,; or equivalent knowledge and skills obtained through a combination of education, training and experience.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: Minimum of eight years human resources experience, with at least four in a leadership position preferably in the healthcare industry. Experience working in a shared services environment and working knowledge of organizational development and change management.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: SPHR preferred

OTHER SKILLS:
? Expertise in organizational development and change management.
? Expertise in employee & labor relations including negotiation skills.
? Understanding of systems of care and healthcare operations.
? Financial acumen, preferably in health care.
? Mediation and conflict resolution skills.
? Knowledge of regulatory compliance, federal and state laws with a working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines.
? Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
? Ability to identify, utilize and interpret workforce-related metrics.
? Proficient in the use of a major HRIS solution preferred.

PH123

Location: Springfield, OR
Job Category: Human Resources; Management/Executives
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type: Full Time
Salary range starts at: $Depends on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: None

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

To learn more about PeaceHealth, please visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn.
Posting Notes: Springfield, OR || Human Resources; Management/Executives || Full Time || HUMAN RESOURCES

Nearest Major Market: Eugene
Job Segment: Medical, Manager, Social Media, Consulting, HR, Healthcare, Management, Technology, Marketing, Human Resources

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 Equal Employment Opportunity Manager 
 by Editor  11/24/14 
Location: TX 
Salary: $58-75K 
Expires 12/02/2014 

Join the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, where you will be the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Manager/Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator. You will serve as the principal advisor in the area of Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Employment, the Civil Rights External Programs, Diversity Management and ADR Mediation for VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System. The EEO Manager/ADR Coordinator is responsible for program development, administration, evaluation, and advisory functions and reports to the health care system Director. You will direct a program that provides continuing positive equal employment consulting services to managers at all levels, concentrating on individual and systemic equal employment opportunity challenges while providing program direction and guidance in the areas of affirmative action and complaint resolution.

You will assist the Office of Resolution Management and EEOC Administrative Judges with investigations and hearings by serving as the local liaison for all aspects of the facility?s complaint process program. Lastly, as the EEO Manager/Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator you are the technical expert for processing federally conducted external complaints in accordance with the agency policy.

Work Schedule: 8:00 ? 4:30 p.m. (Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization).
Position Description Title/PD#: Equal Employment Opportunity Manager/740-0123-0 *** Non-Bargaining Position ***

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[ Reply to This ]        2514

 Ombuds Officer 
 by Editor  11/24/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 12/01/2014 

Departmental Overview
The Ombuds Officer ensures that members of the University of California Office of President (UCOP) community receive fair and equitable treatment in matters of concern or complaint. By supplementing, not replacing, the existing University resources for conflict resolution, the Obmuds Officer initiates and sustains programs to actively engage staff and senior managers in dialog, negotiation and problem solving. This position serves as a resource for senior officials in formulation of UCOP policy and procedures, raising issues that may surface as a result of a discrepancy between the stated goals of the University and actual practice. Additionally, the Ombuds Officer maintains involvement in community and staff outreach and education, developing alternative mechanisms for dispute resolution, including the design and provision of training programs for the UCOP community in conflict resolution.

Generic Scope:
Recognized organization-wide expert. Has significant impact and influence on organizational policy and program development. Regularly leads projects of critical importance to the organization; these projects carry substantial consequences of success or failure. May direct programs with organization-wide impact that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources. Significant barriers to entry exist at this level.

Custom Scope:
Provides impartial, informal, independent and confidential conflict resolution services to all members of the UCOP community. Responsible for program administration and/or management and independently establishes priorities, goals and objectives, and develops outreach activities and training on conflict resolution. Provides recommendations for institutional policy and/or procedural changes. Having wide-ranging experience, uses concepts in conflict resolution and UCOP objectives to resolve the most complex issues with UCOP-wide impact. Works on most complex issues with little or no precedent where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to UCOP plans and objectives. Is considered a subject matter expert at UCOP and often recognized as an expert externally in the industry.
Responsibilities
*With independent responsibility for program administration and management, provides impartial, informal, independent and confidential conflict resolution services to staff engaged in conflicts and disputes.

Utilizing conflict resolution and mediation techniques and skills, works with individuals and/or groups to present a range of options to resolve conflicts and disputes that impact their professional and personal lives, including complex and/or difficult cases. These options may include multiple levels of resolution and collaboration with various departments and services. Adheres to and promotes Ombuds' standards of practice and code of ethics.

Coaches individuals on communication skills, giving feedback, using non-defensive language, presenting detailed and coherent information, being proactive and exploring best and worst case scenarios. Assists in clarifying location policies and procedures and how to navigate the organizational hierarchy.

*Serves as institutional resource to other offices at UCOP for resolving complaints and disputes. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships at all levels of administration (including President's Cabinet Officers, Officers of the Regents, Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, and Directors) on issues of employee concern; serves as an advocate for change by reporting systemic issues identified through casework. Makes recommendations for institutional policy and/or procedural changes for clarity and improvement.

*Designs and conducts training sessions and outreach programs. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships at all levels of administration.

*May sit on relevant high level UCOP committees as a non-voting member. Adheres to and promotes Ombuds' standards of practice and code of ethics. Independently performs the most complex research and studies for both internal department and external campus constituents

*Collaborates with fellow Ombuds professionals (Systemwide) to discuss trends and maintain current practice in the field.
Required Qualifications
*Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

*At least 8 years of Ombuds experience working in an academic environment.

*Expert knowledge of the nature of conflict and conflict resolution and mediation techniques and principles and expert skill in developing effective options for alternative dispute resolution.

*Expert knowledge of the appropriate role of the Ombuds, the code of ethics and standards of practice.

Thorough understanding of UCOP, its mission, vision, goals, objectives, resources, infrastructure, policies, procedures, and practices.

Thorough understanding of all applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, research methods, techniques, and/or sources of information.

*Expert conflict resolution and mediation skills and expert skill in developing effective options for conflict resolution.

*Skills to understand the risk and liability issues of a large, complex academic and research institution, including the principles of university governance and academic freedom.

*Skills to identify issues and provide effective options, recognizing policy, legal and practical implications.

*Expert interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with a broad range of diverse populations within a complex and multi-layered organization, including effective listening, discernment, empathy and sensitivity skills.

*Skills in research/assessment, critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving.

*kills in analyzing statistical data to provide institutional feedback regarding trends, practices, policies, procedures, et cetera.

*Expert training and facilitation skills.

*Skill to work collaboratively to build and sustain highly effective and positive relationships at all organizational levels in order to promote systemic change.

*Expert skills in strategic inquiry, diplomacy and coaching.

*Strong leadership and collaboration skills.

*Expert presentation skills, group process and facilitation skills and skills in developing and delivering effective training programs and presentations.

**Advanced Degree preferred.
Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
HOW TO APPLY: Please do not apply to this posting, you will need to go directly to UCOP's job's site. For a complete job description or to apply for the Ombuds Officer position, please visit: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57718
Other Information
Please be aware this is a UCOP position located in Oakland, CA. You will need to apply directly on their site. Please see How to Apply.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see:
http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

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 Chief Circuit Mediator 
 by Editor  11/24/14 
Location: GA 
Salary: $141-167K 
Expires 12/06/2014 

SALARY RANGE: $140,777.00 to $167,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, November 20, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: JS-0241-16
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:16
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust - Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS: Yes
JOB SUMMARY:

The Kinnard Mediation Center of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit invites applications for the position of Chief Circuit Mediator.

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.


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.


TRAVEL REQUIRED
Occasional Travel
Occasional travel is required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
U.S. Citizenship or National
Resume and/or Supporting Documents (see How to Apply)
You may be required to complete one (1) year probationary period
Qualifications
DUTIES:

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.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

· 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.



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, in legal research, legal administration, or equivalent experience received after graduation from law school is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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;
· Ability to understand the managerial policies applicable to the court;
· Ability to exert strong leadership in the mediation program, which is a vital component of the appeal process; and
· 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, in legal research, legal administration, or equivalent experience received after graduation from law school is required.

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 Dir. of ADR Services 
 by Editor  11/24/14 
Location: DC 
Salary: $60-$65K 
Expires 11/30/2014 

Director of ADR Services
Job ID: 21241415
Position Title: Director of ADR Services
Company Name: American Arbitration Association
Job Function: Contracts Administrator
Entry Level: No
Job Type: Full-Time
Location(s): Washington, Dist. Columbia, 20006, United States
Posted: November 14, 2014
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: Master's Degree
Min Experience: 0-1 Year
Required Travel: 0-10%
Salary: $60,000.00 - $65,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Email Address: bakerj@adr.org
Job Description
Under the direction of a Vice President, the Director of ADR Services has overall responsibility for the delivery of arbitration and mediation case management services on assigned cases.

The Director provides direct and daily administration of assigned cases within the scope of the AAA rules and procedures and the dispute resolution agreement of the parties. The Director must be able to function independently exercising sound judgment, discretion and diplomacy. The Director will be responsible for ensuring consistency of the case management process. The Director must be able to work effectively with various corporate divisions and departments, as well as external users of AAA's services. This position requires excellent listening, verbal and writing skills, as well as attention to detail and computer competency. The Director will be required to become proficient with AAA's proprietary online case management system.

In addition to the daily duties described above, additional duties may be assigned by the Vice President.

This is a management level exempt position and the working hours may vary to accomodate case management requirements and customer service needs.

Job Requirements
JD degree required. Two years of work experience in a legal setting a plus. Excellent MS Office Suite skills (Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint). Proactive and independent work ethic. Ability to work in a highly confidential and high profile environment. Background checks, credit checks and reference checks required.

Email Address: bakerj@adr.org

Cross-posted from ACR Career Center

 

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 Federal Government Mediators 
 by Editor  11/18/14 
Location: ND, SD, NB, IA, MO, AL, VA 
Salary: $750/mediation + travel expenses 
Expires 01/01/2015 

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, IA, MO, AL, VA.

 

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.

[ Reply to This ]        2510

 Facilitator and Ombuds 
 by Editor  11/18/14 
Location: New Mexico 
Salary: $3-4K/mo 
Expires 11/22/2014 

Posting Details
Posting Number: 0827773
Position Title: Ombuds Facilitator
Appointment Type:

Definition Staff - Regular: Part Time
Working Title (if applicable): Ombuds Facilitator
Department Dispute Resolution
Salary Grade 13
Salary: $3,434.25 - $4,166.67
Work Location: UNM Main Campus (Abq)
Position Summary: The University of New Mexico's Ombuds/Dispute Resolution Department is seeking a professional and dynamic individual to serve as Ombuds Facilitator for Staff.

Under the supervision of the University Staff Ombudsperson and in collaboration with all members of the department, the person selected for this position will:

Provide confidential, impartial, and informal process to help staff address and resolve workplace conflict.
Design and deliver training programs to University departments and staff to help minimize the costs of workplace conflict.
Assist with administrative duties, including calendaring, records management, data collection, and report preparation.

This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Prospective Employee page for a more complete explanation of UNM benefits.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience directly related to the specified duties and responsibilities. Must be able to provide proof of having attended basic mediation training and at least 100 hours of mediation experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; 10 years of experience directly related to the specified duties and responsibilities. Basic and advanced mediation training. Five hundred hours of mediation experience. Ten years of experience in successfully designing and delivering workplace training, including mediation training.
Posting Date: 11-04-2014
For Best Consideration: 11-17-2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Application type required for this position: Staff/UNMTemps Employment Application
Additional requirements for this position: If selected for an interview, you will be required to provide supporting documentation of basic and/or advanced mediation training.
Required Applicant Documents: Resume
Cover Letter
Optional Applicant Documents:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Selected candidate must provide official transcripts of highest level of education completed in order to process the hire.
Position Type: Staff
Appointment End Date
Posting Type: Competitive
Position Class URL: Click here to view additional position details
Posting Department Website: Dispute Resolution
Institutional Commitment: The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
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 Employee Relations Manager 
 by Editor  11/18/14 
Location: AK 
Expires 12/05/2014 

Employee Relations Manager
ID: 4756
Location: Bethel
Department: Human Resources
Employment Duration: Full time
Temporary Status: Not Applicable
Hours p/Week:
Description
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) is located in the Southwestern Alaska town of Bethel, with a total of approximately 6,000 people. YKHC supports 1500 employees, providing the health services to a primarily Yup'ik Eskimo Native population for an area the size of Oregon. Services are provided through a Bethel located hospital and 50 clinics throughout the YK Delta.

Position Summary:

Position works with employees at all levels of the Corporation to resolve Human Resources issues regarding employment law and compliance, providing mediation and conflict resolution services, coordinating formal and informal investigations, recommending the appropriate corrective actions, and developing, implementing and interpreting HR programs and policies. Stays current with all relevant legal changes at both Federal and State levels. Provides special guidance and assistance to all YKHC departments and employees relating to YKHC policies, and employee relations, including disciplinary actions, disputes, investigations and terminations. Essential to create, update, get approval of all Employee Relations policies and procedures for YKHC.

Position Qualifications:

Possession of a Bachelors Degree, preferably in Human Resources Management, Law, or related field; possession of a Masters Degree preferred.
Three to five years of experience at management or senior administrative level with emphasis on employee/labor relations.
Valid Alaska Driver’s License
Computer, phone, fax/copy machine, calculator.
Knowledge of federal and state employment laws. Strong organization and interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to influence others and relate well with all levels of staff. However, limited immediate direct supervisor role. Could lead to the Director of HR role.
Benefits Include:

Generous PTO – beginning at 4.5 weeks
Ten paid holidays
Comprehensive healthcare coverage
Life and Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Retirement plans
Torte Claim
Loan Repayment
Employee Wellness Center
YKHC applies Alaska Native/American Indian (under PL 93-638), EEO, and Veteran Preferences. Under federal and state laws, YKHC performs criminal history and background checks to ensure customers are protected.

Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health
www.ykhc.org

907-543-6060 or 1-800-478-3321 ext 6060

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 Compliance Coordinator 
 by Editor  11/18/14 
Location: Iowa 
Salary: $42-55K 
Expires 12/01/2014 

COMPLIANCE COORDINATOR
REQUISITION # 65520
Persons with disabilities may contact the recruiting department if accommodations are needed.

POSITION BASICS

Advertising Ends on: Sunday, November 30th, 2014
Advertising Started on: Friday, November 14th, 2014
Organization: Office of the President
Department: Equal Opportunity and Diversity

SALARY

Salary: $42,000.00 - $55,000.00
Pay Grade: 3B

JOB DETAILS

Percent Time: 100%
Type of Position Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
Duties:
The University of Iowa’s Chief Diversity Office seeks a legal professional to assist with the investigation and resolution of university complaints alleging discrimination, sexual harassment and/or violence, and to design and provide educational programs relating to discrimination, sexual harassment and violence. The Compliance Coordinator position is located in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and reports to the Compliance Specialist and ADA Coordinator.

 

Key Areas of Responsibilities (KARs):

 

Investigation, Remediation and Reporting of Complaints and Reviews

 

Investigate and resolve formal and informal complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and violence filed by students, faculty, and staff.

Prepare formal written findings as to the conclusion of the investigation.

Identify and recommend remediation procedures for both basic and complex issues.

Prepare response to complaints filed against the university with state/federal civil rights agencies.

Review and validate data/content of reports for accuracy.

Maintain current knowledge of employment and civil rights law and corresponding regulations covering areas such as Title VII, Title IX, ADA, and other civil rights laws/regulations.

 

Consultation, Risk Assessment and Interpretation/Research of Regulations

 

Respond to basic and complex inquiries from university administrators where interpretation of policies, advice and consultation on appropriate informal resolution of complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and violence may be required.

Identify risk areas and gaps between practice and policy/regulations.

Identify and recommend education, best practices, and issues to be audited.

Conduct basic research into policies and practices.

 

Management of External Standards Review Processes

 

Coordinate specific aspects of external review and internal processes.

Analyze and prepare data/reports.

Support other compliance staff as directed.

 

Communication and Outreach

 

Counsel, collaborate, and provide liaison with appropriate individuals/agencies, on and off campus, regarding programs or services.

Identify and bring forward areas of concern from campus groups in the areas of compliance.

 

Policy Development

 

Serve on appropriate university committees to develop and/or revise university policy and complaint procedures relating to discrimination, sexual harassment, and violence.

 

Training and Educational Programs

 

Assist in the design, development, and implementation of educational programs relating to discrimination, sexual harassment prevention, and violence for university students, faculty, and staff.

Assist in the design of brochures and course materials for educational programs.

 

For a complete position description visit the Chief Diversity Office website: http://diversity.uiowa.edu/employment-opportunities

 

NOTE TO APPLICANT: The Compliance Coordinator is a classification in the Compliance job family. For more information about this job family visit: https://hris.uiowa.edu/CC_Redesign/driver.php?ACTION=DETAIL&FAMILY=PNB

 

The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be able to perform the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification is included. Please assure your application/resume and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities you have that meet each of the qualifications.

 

Proficiency levels are defined as:

 

Basic

 

Uses basic understanding of the field to perform job duties; may need some guidance on job duties; applies learning to recommend options to address unusual situations.

 

Working

 

Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.

 

Extensive

 

Performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to others; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.

 

Expert/Leader

 

Seen as an expert and/or leader; guides, troubleshoots; has strategic focus; applies knowledge and skill across or in leading multiple projects/orgs; demonstrates knowledge of trends in field; leads in developing new processes.

 

For more information about competencies, visit: http://hr.uiowa.edu/competencies

Education Required:
A Juris Doctor is required

Experience Required:

Typically six months to three years’ experience, in complaint investigation/resolution

Following are competencies and proficiency levels which are required qualifications of the position. (a full description of the competencies are provided in the job description found at http://diversity.uiowa.edu/employment-opportunities:

Collaboration and Embracing Diversity - Extensive proficiency

Accuracy and Attention to Detail - Working proficiency

Analytical Thinking – Working proficiency

Compliance Investigations – Working proficiency

Effective Communications (Oral and Written) - Extensive proficiency

Employment Law – Working Proficiency

HR Legal and Regulatory Environment - Working proficiency

Managing Multiple Priorities - Working proficiency

Training Delivery - Working proficiency

 

Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality

Proficiency in use of desktop tools for word processing (i.e. Microsoft Word)

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience as an attorney at an institution of higher education

Experience with public speaking and/or conducting educational programs

Proficiency in use of desktop tools for presentation, and email/calendar (i.e. Power Point, Prezi, Outlook)

Experience in one or more of the following areas: litigation, mediation and/or conflict resolution

ONLINE APPLICATION OPTIONS

Application Type: This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.
Cover Letter: A plain text cover letter is required.
References: References must be filled out online during the application process, however, only professional references will be allowed.
Number of References: 3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Attention: Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact: Sharon L Beck - sharon-beck@uiowa.edu
Pres-Chief Diversity Office
JESSUP HALL
5 JEFFERSON ST W
111 JH
IOWA CITY, IA 52242
Department URL: http://diversity.uiowa.edu/employment-opportunities

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 Mediator Training Mngr 
 by Editor  11/18/14 
Location: S. Carolina 
Salary: Part-time, 25hrs/wk, $15/hr 
Expires 11/24/2014 

Mediator Training and Development Program Manager
Job ID: 20555694
Position Title: Mediator Training and Development Program Manager
Company Name: Midlands Mediation Center
Industry: Human/Social Services
Job Function: Education/Training
Entry Level: No
Location(s): Columbia, South Carolina, 29203
Posted: October 7, 2014
Job Type: Part-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 2-3 Years
Required Travel: 0-10%
Salary: $15.00 (Hourly Wage)

Company: Midlands Mediation Center
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Contact Person: Executive Director Fax: 803-714-0737
Email Address: exdir@midlandsmediation.org
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Job Description
Mediator Training and Development Program Manager, Midlands Mediation Center, Columbia, SC 29203

Posted week of Oct. 6-10, 2014

(PT 25 hr/wk, with possible future expansion to full-time)

Under direct supervision of the MMC Executive Director, the Mediator Training and Development Program Manager will fill a critical capacity-building role. The position will support key MMC mediation programs, with a focus on mediator training, orientation and development. He or she will serve as the main training contact, coordinating mediator and community trainings, and managing mediator professional development. The Program Manager will also serve as a Mediation co-Trainer, with or in place of, contract/volunteer trainers, and will share public presentation engagements with the Executive Director.

I. Coordinate/Oversee Internal Trainings (to develop mediators): Provides 2 or 3 MMC Introduction to Basic Mediation Trainings per year for 10-20 participants. Primary Duties:

Serves as training coordinator.
Serves as trainer and/or recruits volunteer trainers or contracts with paid trainers.
Publicizes availability of trainings.
Communicates with inquirers and trainees.
Oversees training registration, including payment, and provision of training itself from start to end.
II. Support General MMC Mediation Services (to support overall mediation program): Fulfills mediation civil court contract commitments, coordinates center-based community mediations, and supports growing Fam Med Program. Primary Duties:

Oversees/attends Magistrate Court Mediation sessions for Midlands area counties, in cooperation with Court Administration, assigning mediators and observers to cases.
Receives inquiries/requests for Community Mediations, such as landlord-tenant, real estate and employer-employee disputes. Provides conciliation or coordinates mediation as appropriate.
If certified as Family Mediator, provide family mediation on back-up or emergency basis to support the Family Mediation Program at the Center (Not required for position, but a plus if qualified.)
III. Coordinate/Oversee External Trainings (to provide community-based service): Coordinates Mediation/Conflict Resolution Skills-Building trainings requested by community organizations on fee-for-service basis. Primary Duties:

Receives and assesses requests for training from community organizations/agencies.
Coordinates provision of training service, including contract prep, from start to end.
Evaluates training and processes results.
IV. Foster Professional Mediator Development (to build cadre of loyal mediators over time): Maintains relationships with volunteer mediators, consistently communicating, and offering opportunities to learn, using state-of-art practices. Primary Duties:

Seeks and applies as practicable Best Practices in mediator training and development and follows current trends.
Organizes lunchtime or evening updates and refresher classes to maintain/tweak mediator skills and confidence.
Develops a system to thank volunteer mediators and to provide motivational incentives, such as recognition and news updates on social media, in email, and at public recognition events.
Follows and applies standards as set forth by Midlands Mediation Center in keeping with the national Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and the National Association For Community Mediation (NAFCM).
Supervisory Responsibility: This position involves occasional supervision of contract or volunteer trainers as well as supervision of interns, office volunteers, and assignment of volunteer mediators to mediations. It has no supervisory responsibility of paid staff.

Work Environment: This position operates in a professional office environment. This role will entail occasionally using laptop and projector system for presentations and routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands: This role requires both sedentary desk work and standing while training or providing training coordination. The position will regularly require ability to sit, stand and move about the Center and training locations, including moving tables and chairs to set up training rooms if needed. Also, it may require assembling equipment (laptop and projector) and materials for trainings, including ability to lift boxes, bend or stand as necessary.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is not a full-time position. It is an hourly part-time position, with funds available to support 25 hr/week. Days and hours of work per week may be flexed as approved by the Executive Director. The position will entail occasional evening or week-end work providing and/or coordinating trainings or participating in special events. The position may expand to full-time in future.

To apply: Send resume’, letter of interest, copies of mediator certificates (if any), and contact information of three professional references to: exdir@midlandsmediation.org OR mail to:

Executive Director, Midlands Mediation Center, 4801 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203

No phone calls, please.

Compensation: Hourly Pay @ $15/hr.

Deadline to Apply: November 10, 2014*

Exception: Position will remain open until filled by qualified candidate.
For more information about MMC, go to: http://midlandsmediation.org.

Job Requirements
Job Requirements:

Must have a minimum of a 4-yr. college degree or equivalent in human resources, social work, counseling, public health, liberal arts, law, or business, with 2 or more years’ experience in office or program management, training and coordination, customer or public relations, or other background relevant to mission of MMC.

Must have skills needed in office functionality, such as telephone intake/triage, emailing, business writing, scanning, faxing, word processing, power point, internet research, laptop usage and standard computer software programs. Must use laptop/ projector system with proficiency for training or presentations.

Preferred: Experience as trainer in communication skills, customer service, facilitation, conflict resolution or mediation.

Plus skills and training in further considering applicants:

Certification in Civil or Family Mediation or willingness to be trained in Civil Mediation by MMC or in Family Mediation by SC Bar.
Social Media skills (Facebook, Twitter) to promote trainings and professional development opportunities, contributing further to MMC’s on-line presence.
Advanced academic certificate or degree in Conflict Resolution, Organizational Behavior, Social Work, Public Health, Business, Human Resources, Law.
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Contact Person: Executive Director Fax: 803-714-0737
Email Address: exdir@midlandsmediation.org

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 Executive Director, Association for Conflict Resolution 
 by Editor  11/11/14 
Location: Anywhere 
Expires 11/21/2014 

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is seeking a dynamic and creative Executive Director to lead and enhance the organization. ACR is a non-profit membership association committed to educational activities that promote peaceful, effective conflict resolution, both nationally and internationally. The Executive Director will work closely with an active Board of Directors and will have a key role in being responsive to the needs of membership, fundraising, securing the financial sustainability of the organization, web-administration, Conference planning, and development of budgets and resources. Other duties include membership outreach, implementing programming/services for members, developing field-wide partnerships, working with ACR's Sections and Chapters, and carrying out the day to day operations of the organization.

A successful candidate must have dispute resolution experience. Depending on applicants, this will be either a shared part-time or full-time contract position. Applicants are asked to indicate their preference. Telecommuting is required and can be located anywhere although work is conducted in the Eastern time zone. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter in the form of a Response to Proposal by November 21, 2014 to acrexecutivesearch@gmail.com .

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 Workers Compensation Claims Examiner 
 by Editor  11/03/14 
Location: MI  
Expires 11/15/2014 

Workers Compensation Claims Examiner

Dart is looking to fill either a mid or senior level Workers Compensation Claims Examiner position.

You must submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position. If you have previously submitted a profile to Dart Container, you must edit your profile and add an updated resume and cover letter.

Job Title: Workers Compensation Claims Examiner
Requisition Number: CP3095
Shift: Corporate Business Hours
City: Mason
State: Michigan
Description and Requirements:
This position is responsible for analyzing and proactively managing multi state workers compensation claims for a self administered manufacturing employer.

Specific Duties:

Mid-Level Workers Compensation Claims Examiner

Conduct timely and thorough phone interviews of injured employees.
Determine benefits due to the employee, including accurate calculate of wage loss benefits.
Determine and implement effective and timely communication with employees, medical providers, and other involved parties to ensure coordination of medical treatment, benefits and status of claim.
Coordinate return to work efforts with employee, plant, medical provider(s) and other involved parties within company standards.
Coordinate appropriate referral of claims for nurse case management services, transportation, translation and investigative services, within company standards
Review and appropriate payments for medical treatment within state guidelines and company standards.
Establish and maintain accurate reserves and related financial information.
Timely document all work activity in claims software system.
Establish and maintain electronic diaries for timely follow up of claims activities.
Accurately complete and submit all required state fillings in the required format (electronic or paper).
Prepare status reports and participate in claim review meetings with supervisor and/or other staff.
Maintain professional working relationships with existing vendors and establish new relationships as needed.
With supervisor assistance, troubleshoot various issues related to the management of claims with plant personnel.
Comprehend and apply multiple state laws, procedures and changes to same, as applicable to management of claims.
Senior Workers Compensation Claims Examiner

Conduct timely and thorough phone interviews of injured employees.
Determine benefits due to the employee, including accurate calculation of wage loss benefits.
Determine and implement effective and timely communication with employees, medical providers, and other involved parties to ensure coordination of medical treatment, benefits and status of claim.
Coordinate return to work efforts with employee, plant, medical provider(s) and other involved parties within company standards.
Coordinate appropriate referral of claims for nurse case management services, transportation, translation and investigative services, within company standards.
Manage litigated claims within authority and guidelines established by supervisor.
Review and approve payments for medical treatment within state guidelines and company standards.
Establish and maintain accurate reserves and related financial information.
Timely document all work activity in claims software system.
Establish and maintain electronic diaries for timely follow up of claim activities.
Accurately complete and submit all required state filings in the required format (electronic or paper).
Prepare status reports and participate in claim review meetings with supervisor and/or other staff.
Maintain professional working relationships with existing vendors and establish new relationships as needed.
Troubleshoot various issues related to the management of claims with plant personnel.
Comprehend and apply multiple state laws, procedures and changes to same, as applicable to management of claims.
Requirements and Qualifications:

Mid-Level Workers Compensation Claims Examiner

A High School Diploma or equivalent, prefer an Associate's or Bachelor's in Business, Human Resources, or Insurance related field of study
At least 2 years of experience analyzing and managing lower to mid level workers compensation claims, PIP claims, or other disability related claims
At least 2 years applying basic medical terminology
Must be able to obtain state adjustor licenses as needed
At least 2 years of experience using claims software
At least 2 years of experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and email
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a professional and cooperative manner, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrated ability to exercise proper judgement and decision making on all aspects of claims management
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, self direct work flow and meet necessary deadlines
Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a team environment
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to travel up to 10% domestically
Requires a valid driver’s license and favorable motor vehicle report
Prefer Adjustor License, AIC designation or any other insurance or HR certification or license
Senior Workers Compensation Claims Examiner

A High School Diploma or equivalent, prefer an Associate's or Bachelor's in Business, Human Resources, or Insurance related field of study
At least 5 years of experience analyzing and managing mid and higher level workers compensation claims
At least 5 years of experience applying basic workers compensation laws and general best practices
At least 5 years of experience applying basic medical and legal terminology
Must be able to obtain state adjustor licenses as needed
At least 2 years of experience using claims software
At least 2 years of experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and email
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a professional and cooperative manner, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrated ability to exercise proper judgement and decision making on all aspects of claims management
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, self direct work flow and meet necessary deadlines
Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a team environment
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to travel up to 10% domestically
Requires a valid driver’s license and favorable motor vehicle report
Prefer Adjustor License, AIC designation or any other insurance or HR certification or license
Prefer demonstrated experience managing litigated claims, attending mediations and negotiating settlements
Additional Information:

To expedite consideration, we highly recommend that you BOTH upload your resume AND copy and paste the text when creating your candidate profile.

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 ADR Program Specialist 
 by Editor  11/03/14 
Location: DC 
Salary: $75-98K 
Expires 11/04/2014 

Program Specialist
Washington DC, DC

Duties:
Serves as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Resolution Management (ORM). Responsible for promoting and contributing to VA's Workplace ADR Program through a variety of ADR techniques as well as preventive techniques including public information, technical assistance, and other essentially educational efforts. Serves as an impartial third party assisting Individuals in resolving employment disputes. Provides informal assistance to managers and employees in resolving work-related issues and disputes that may be sensitive and/or complex. Performs research and gathers information to understand the overall context of the dispute including general information concerning the parties, and any other necessary or useful background facts or information. Works with the individual parties to understand the basic nature of the dispute, the issues involved, and the positions of the various parties. Uses a variety of ADR techniques, particularly mediation, to assist parties in generating options, and facilitates their interaction and successful resolution of the dispute. Prepares documents, such as mediation agreements, entered into by the parties. Establishes trust and neutrality between the parties and all those potential customers with whom she or he interacts and maintains complete confidentiality as required by the dispute resolution proceeding. Provides consultation to customers and customer organizations regarding the process of ADR as an alternative to administrative investigations and other formal procedures. Maintains a current knowledge and awareness of major developments in the field of ADR processes with particular emphasis upon those which have immediate or potential effect upon VA programs and/or missions. Provides policy and technical guidance regarding ADR and conflict management to others responsible for working with formal processes such as EEO and human resources and labor relations. Participates in the development of VA's workplace ADR program to include necessary program documents, regulations, and delegations delineating all aspects of program direction and functional responsibilities. Develops dispute resolution models and techniques for the varied and widespread VA workforce, including research and component evaluation. Submits factual and timely reports of ADR, preventive counseling, and public information activities in a formal system of records. Incumbent maintains intake, tracking, and reporting logs as well as contact files and enters appropriate information into established databases and systems.

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 Risk Manager 
 by Editor  11/03/14 
Location: OR 
Salary: $5,636 - $7,134/month + benefits 
Expires 12/13/2014 

Risk Manager

Recruitment #14-0074-01

Work Schedule: M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m, occasional evenings, weekends
Opening Date: 10/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
Closing Date: 12/12/2014 11:59:00 PM
Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive
Salary: $5,636 - $7,134/month + benefits
Employment Type: Full Time Career
Department: Human Resources
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
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JOB SUMMARY
City of Salem is looking for a Risk Manager to manage, direct and coordinate the City-wide risk management, safety and loss control programs. The incumbent will administer self-insured workers' compensation and liability insurance programs; maintain a pro-active and cost effective program by providing a safe work environment for city employees and a fair and effective claims management; minimize City exposures and maintain a safe environment for employees and members of the public who come in contact with employees as services are provided.

The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with City Management, Department Heads, City personnel, consultants, Council Members, the Mayor and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in an office environment.

This position exists to manage the City’s risk management and safety program. The incumbent provides strategic advice and counsel in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and services. Decisions made or actions taken may have City-wide impact. Positions in this classification regularly exercise professional judgment with complex and sensitive information and are characterized by proficiency and expertise in risk management, safety, claim administration and supervision of professionals.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The listed job functions are illustrative of the classification level and not intended to list all duties typically assigned to this classification. Employees may do all or some of the listed duties, or other related duties.

Assess, plan and implement City-wide loss control and prevention programs; identify, evaluate and prevent potential exposure to risk and financial loss; advising City departments in methods to reduce exposure to liability and to reduce claims.

Negotiate and secure the City’s insurance coverage and actuarial projections; coordinate insurance purchasing with the insurance broker; provide information necessary for underwriting insurance coverage and completion of the actuarial analysis; evaluate insurance waiver requests and report losses to insurance carriers.

Develop long and short range goals for the risk management program; prepare annual risk report, forecast losses, monitor risk expenditures to ensure sound fiscal controls, and participate in strategic planning and development of policies and procedures.

Investigate and analyze loss exposures; coordinate with legal counsel on selection and oversight of outside counsel, disputes and litigation; negotiate settlements; authorize settlements and related expenditures; participate in mediation or other dispute resolution process; make recommendations and decisions regarding liability and payment of claims.

Provide oversight of the City's self-insured workers' compensation and liability programs; coordinate with the third party claims administrators; ensure City program is in compliance with state law, administrative rules.

Coordinate alcohol/drug policy compliance including intervention with employee, employee/counselor contact, last chance agreements, ensure appropriate treatment and employee compliance.

Ensure that City employees are provided a safe work environment in accordance with applicable OR-OSHA rules and regulations; serve as an internal consultant in the design and operation of loss prevention and control programs, training projects, safety practices, and OR-OSHA compliance; act as the City representative during OR-OSHA compliance reviews and enforcement actions; recommend budgets for workers compensation and liability programs; prepare and recommend insurance allocation using actuarially sound principles for departments/divisions assessments.

Manage and coordinate the daily activities of departmental personnel, including planning and assigning work required for efficient and safe operations; conduct performance evaluations, initiate and implement disciplinary actions, provide training and coaching, enforce policies, make hiring and termination decisions, and resolve grievances.

Perform other related work as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in industrial relations, business/public administration, or related field, and 3-5 years experience in managing risk management/safety programs or claims administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience enabling the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position.

Must pass a criminal history background investigation however conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this classification.

Certifications and Licenses:
Possession of or the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon Class C driver’s license within 30 days of hire.

Associate in Risk Management or Certified Property, or Casualty Underwriter, First Aid/CPR certification desirable.
SELECTION PLAN
The application and answers the candidate provide to the supplemental questions will be reviewed for the job requirements. The most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview and testing process. The interview and testing will evaluate the following job-related knowledge and abilities. Knowledge of principles and practices of insurance and risk management, property, liability and workers’ compensation insured and self insured programs; regulations related to establishment of such programs and systems to evaluate and maintain effective programs; principles and practices related to occupational safety, OSHA compliance and loss prevention techniques; pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements; techniques of claims investigation, administration and resolution; principles and practices of public administration including budget administration and personnel management; ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships and communication with all levels of City staff, contractors, other public bodies and members of the community; multi-task and rapidly move from subject to subject; obtain required information and make decisions regarding a variety of issues on a short-time frame; speak and present reports, recommendations and training materials both formally and informally; utilize word processing, database and spreadsheet programs and other software applications as required for position; respond to effectively to emergency situations on short notice during all hours and days; work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision; comprehend and apply concepts for enhancement and efficiency of department and general operations; and maintain required work hours and attendance.
CONCLUSION
TO APPLY: Please complete the on-line application, attach a cover letter and resume, and the responses to the supplemental questionnaire, and submit electronically by the close date at www.cityofsalem.net/Jobs. Applications must be received by the Human Resources Department by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. You will receive an email confirmation of your submitted electronic application. The City cannot be responsible for material that is illegible or missing as a result of transmitting or which may be lost through the mail.

All newly selected finalists for City employment are subject to a criminal background check and may be subject to testing for drugs.

Equal Opportunity Employer - EEO Plan

Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Disabled individuals are encouraged to apply. ADA accommodations will be provided upon request. TTD/TTY 503-588-6009

This announcement is not an implied contract and may be modified or revoked without notice.

If you want to claim and use veteran's preference points for this recruitment, you need to verify your veteran status with your DD 214/215. To use disabled veteran preference points, you may need to also provide a copy of your veteran's disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, unless the information is already included in the DD 214/215.

Please attach your DD 214/215 to your application before the close date of the recruitment. Please remember to redact your social security number information on the copy of the form you will be attaching.

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 Director of Labor Relations 
 by Editor  11/03/14 
Location: GA 
Expires 11/28/2014 

Requisition Number: SBC010488
Job Title: Director, Labor Relations
Area of Interest: Human Resources-Operations
City: Atlanta
State / Province: Georgia
Positon Type: Full Time - Permanent
Job Description:
Reports to: VP Human Resources/Operations

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Director, Labor Relations helps shape both the union-free and collective bargaining strategy for SSB. He/she will serve as the critical influencer in developing and driving company-wide promotion and adoption of best practices in labor relations. The Director, Labor Relations will advise on and coordinate the company's labor relations philosophy, guiding principles and practices. The Director, Labor Relations will assist in preparing outside labor counsel for representing SSB in arbitration and before the National Labor Relations Board, and other legal labor relations hearings. He/she plays a key role in the leadership and delivery of human capital objectives within a large operational region, multiple and diverse work sites including headquarters operations functions, to drive business performance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leads the effort to cultivate positive labor relations environment at existing and future state SSB operational sites. Supports both union-free initiatives as well as fosters positive working relationships with collective bargaining units within the business
As a member of the Operations HR Leadership Team, supports the Operations group transformation plans with his/her change leadership. Is a thought and action leader in the changes occurring within the Operations group over the next few years strategic period of change. Provides advice and direction on these change initiatives as it pertains to labor relations, and assesses organizational capabilities, developing programs and actions to address needs and intervene in problem areas
Assists with evaluating the business needs and aligns/understands the distinctive goals related to labor relations. Assists and coaches Operational leaders in best methods and techniques in labor relations
Represents and/or advises the various SSB businesses in collective bargaining with unions representing the company's employees. This includes collaborating effectively with field operations, other functions, and both internal and external Labor Relations counsel to execute effective practices throughout SSB
Provides strategic advice and counsel, along with tactical guidance, to internal stakeholders regarding labor laws and union contractual obligations
Provides insights on trends /patterns and translates these into proactive proposals. Has personal knowledge of and comprehensive understanding of SSB union personalities, bargaining strategies, core principles and motives
Works directly will all SSB transformational and/or acquisition teams where a union contract is in play and recommends the best practice strategies to support business goals
Provides coaching, guidance and training to ensure that best practices and policies are followed.
Works closely with business stakeholders to proactively respond to all labor relations issues, management labor councils, mediations and arbitrations
Fosters cooperation and coordination in labor-management relations
Leads or partners with communications team members on campaigns as necessary
Builds credibility with employees, maintains good morale amongst employees, gains the trust of management etc
Coordinates the preparation of needed plans and documents for union negotiations and union election campaigns. Represents or assigns a member of the HR team to represent the company during bargaining sessions
Prepares for an assists line management in dealing with potential labor disputes, strikes and other concerted activity, including advising management on appropriate course(s) of action
Prepares other unique bargaining strategies as needed, including strikes, lockouts, etc.
Collects and analyzes data for use in formulating negotiation proposals and develops recommendations for bargaining positions and other unique strategies
Evaluates and makes recommendations on the total cost of wages, benefits, leaves and other programs during negotiations or grievances
Drafts contract proposals and counterproposals. Prepares agreement for final signature by the parties involved
Provides consultation with regards to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) grievances and arbitrations. Prepares briefs and conducts or participates in the presentations at NLRB hearings. Manages arbitrations and unfair labor charges including drafting, opening and closing briefs. Assist in the preparing for arbitration and other administrative agency proceedings
Represents and/or advises company leadership in dealings with governmental agencies with regard to collective bargaining issues
Keeps abreast of all theory, practices and techniques of all areas of local, state, and federal regulations relations to Labor Relations. This includes all court decisions, court and PERB decision, regulations and standards regarding collective bargaining and labor relation activities. Prepares executive level correspondence and reports on labor relations matters to relevant stakeholders
Prepares and distributes contract settlement summaries to management. Creates presentation to inform senior staff and /or management
Actively trains and develops key HR staff and line managers at the plant level on all union-free and collective bargaining tools, techniques and strategies.
REQUIREMENTS:

Promote change initiatives and effectively implement them
Consider all information, and take action
Achieve high results without compromising the organization or safety of its people
Listens to and values internal/external customers' needs, suggestions, and feedback
Build and maintain cooperative work relationships with others
Build a high performance culture by continuous people development and skill acquisition
Build and maintain effective partnerships and alliances
Living SSB Mission and Core Values
Bachelor's Degree, graduate degree and/or SPHR certification
10 years minimum experience in Labor Relations field, with a strong preference for manufacturing
Knowledgeable of the theories, principles, practices of progressive labor relations, and all local, state and federal regulations as it relates to labor relations, including working knowledge and interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act
Extensive experience in all areas of labor relations (i.e. lead negotiator, NLRB activities, preparation for arbitrations, case evaluations, contract negotiations, and management)
Well versed in dispute resolution and contract analysis with strong negotiations skills required
Ability to effectively operate in a matrix reporting relationship, serving multiple functional and operational areas
Requires ability to coordinate effectively with regional HRD peers for best practices. consistency of practice as well as effective operation of the lateral team
Requires strong active listening & communications skills, both interpersonal and organizational
Excellent influencing skills
Ability to effectively interact with a range of interpersonal styles to establish relationships in all sectors of the business
Ability to lead others through stressful situations and earn the respect of others
Assessment & interpretive skills required. Critical thinker, with the ability to quickly identify root causes of problems and develop creative and strategic solutions
Sound quantitative, analytical and planning skills
Ability to accurately and efficiently handle multiple work priorities, work positively under pressure and deliver on a timely basis
Ability to maintain confidential information
Organizational, planning and time management skills.
Applied knowledge of Safety and Workers Compensation programs
Solid experience in Lean Manufacturing and transition to Lean Manufacturing environment preferred
Ability to work in a challenging, customer centric environment.
Experience with multi-site and operations/manufacturing
Ability to interpret and support company standards, policies and procedures established by SSB, Federal, State, Provincial or local agencies
Computer proficiency with intermediate spreadsheet, data management skills
Up to 50% travel
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities associated with the job. Other job-related duties may be assigned.

An Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer • Drug-Free Working Environment

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 Assistant Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services 
 by Editor  10/27/14 
Location: CO 
Expires 10/29/2014 

Assistant Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services

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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.
Posting Details

Posting Detail Information
Working Title Assistant Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services
Posting Number 201400167P
Position Type Admin Professional/Research Professional
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week
Proposed Annual Salary Range
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 09/28/2014
Description of Work Unit
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.

Position Summary
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/

Required Job Qualifications
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 Job Qualifications
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

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

Quick Link For Posting http://jobs.colostate.edu:80/postings/6288
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Application Details
Special Instructions to Applicants
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.

Conditions of Employment
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EEO Statement
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.

Background Check Policy Statement
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 (felony and misdemeanor) and motor vehicle history.

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 Peacebuilding Officer 
 by Editor  10/22/14 
Location: Geneva and NY 
Expires 10/27/2014 

Vacancy code
VA/2014/B5007/6052
Position title Peacebuilding Officer for Economic Issues
LevelICS-10
Department/officeGPSO, GVAC, Geneva
Duty stationNew York, United States of America
Contract typeFixed Term
Contract levelP3
Duration1 year, renewable
Application period17-Oct-2014 to 26-Oct-2014

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.

We employ more than 6,000 personnel and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.

Background Information - Job-specific

The primary purpose of this position is to strengthen the thematic capacity of PBSO in the area of employment and natural resource management. This position is located in the Policy, Planning and Application Branch (PPAB) of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) and the incumbent reports to the Chief of the Branch. The position is an adviser and is expected to draft well and guide processes and move them forward under the general supervision of the Chief of the Branch. The position will be both internally and externally focused with frequent interactions with colleagues within PBSO and throughout the United Nations system.
Functional Responsibilities

1. Provides technical and substantive support on employment, livelihoods, natural resource management and economic revitalization to the implementation of mandates of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), the Peacebuilding Fund and the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support;
2. Enhances collaboration with and leverages knowledge, activities, programmes and policies of other UN system entities, including the ILO and the World Bank, in order to enhance peace building impact and results in conflict-affected countries;
3. Drafts analytical, policy and background papers, as well as lessons learned and good practices on employment, livelihoods, natural resource management and economic revitalization in conflict-affected situations; prepares draft inputs for Secretary-General reports to the General Assembly and Security Council; and drafts talking points, speeches and other correspondence for senior UN officials;
4. Leads a PBF thematic review on how employment and livelihoods creation in conflict-affected countries can contribute to peace building outcomes and when and how the PBF should support employment activities; and
5. Liaises with relevant UN departments and offices, relevant international and regional organisations, including the World Bank and other financial institutions, and governments Participates, as required, in the relevant inter-departmental taskforces.
Perform other related duties as required.
Competencies

· Creativity and Innovation
· Organizing and Quality Orientation
· Result Orientation
· Communications
· Teamwork skills
· Client Focus
· Commitment to Continuous Learning
· Technological Awareness
· Lives and breathes UN values

· Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
· Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
· 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& 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.
· Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
· Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
· Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
· Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.
· Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in (development) economics, public administration, business administration, political science, peace and conflict studies, international relations or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience

For candidates with an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent): A minimum of five (5) years of relevant progressively responsible experience is required. For candidates with a first-level university degree (bachelor's): A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant progressively responsible experience is required. Previous experience in applying (development) economics to peacebuilding contexts is required. Previous experience working within a UN field Mission and/or Office is desirable. Knowledge of the institutions of the UN system is desired. Basic knowledge of relevant UN mandates, policies and guidelines is preferred.
Languages

Fluent English is required for this position. Knowledge of other UN languages is desirable.
Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Contract level: P3/ICS 10
Contract duration: 1 year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/UN-Staff-Contracts.aspx

Additional Considerations

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
For staff positions UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH A ONE PAGE COVER LETTER ALONG WITH THEIR APPLICATIONS.

Cross-posted from Maria Volpe listserv.

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 Civil Affairs Officer 
 by Editor  10/21/14 
Location: VA 
Expires 11/20/2014 

Job Opening


Posting Title:


Civil Affairs Officer, P3

Job Code Title:

CIVIL AFFAIRS OFFICER

Department/ Office:


United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

Duty Station:
KABUL; PULI-KHUMRI; FARYAB; FARAH; Sheberghan


Posting Period:


20 October 2014-19 November 2014

Job Opening number:


14-CIV-UNAMA-37516-R-MULTIPLE D/S (M)


United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity








Special Notice



Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.




Org. Setting and Reporting



This position is located in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The majority of P3 Civil Affairs Officers with UNAMA work at the local level, with some postings at Mission Headquarters in Kabul. P3 Civil Affairs Officers usually report to a Civil Affairs Officer in Charge of a Region of a Senior Civil Affairs Officers at the Mission Headquarters.




Responsibilities



Within the limits of delegated authority the P3 Civil Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties.
• Generates and facilitates dialogue between Government and International Community (IC) in order to create and maintain a consultative policy development and implementation mechanisms at national and subnational levels.
• Provides information and analysis for the Mission and other actors where applicable, on political, social and economic issues affecting conflict dynamics at the local and regional levels, including analysis on how these relate to the national level and vice versa. Ensures that the concerns and perceptions of the local population are effectively communicated to the Mission, as well as other actors where appropriate.
• Represents the mission at the local level as required.
• Contributes to a shared understanding of the Mission environment, mandate and operations amongst Mission actors at the local level, in particular uniformed components, to support consistency and coherence of approach. Fosters effective working relations with United Nations Country Team (UNCT).
• Contributes to the formulation of recommendations concerning Mission actions and approaches required at the local level, assists in mobilising a response from other actors where appropriate.
• Manages individual Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) intended for confidence building purposes at the local level, in line with DPKO/DFS Policy Directive on QIPs and mission specific priorities.
• Supervises, monitors and encourages the work of officers under his/her responsibility in undertaking the full range of their duties.
• Identifies and researches good practice and lessons learned in Civil Affairs work and shares these with colleagues, including through active participation in the online Civil Affairs Network.
• Contributes to overall mission monitoring and planning as required.
• Performs other duties as required, in line with the DPKO/DFS Policy Directive on Civil Affairs.

Conflict Management
• Supports dialogue between groups in conflict in the area of responsibility by convening structured meetings and similar activities.
• Promotes and protects the interest of excluded and/or threatened groups through advocacy in full respect of humanitarian and international law.
• Supports civil society groups and/or institutions at the local level that promote a culture of peace and reconciliation. Assists them, including, where appropriate, in becoming effective implementing partners for Quick Impact Projects.

Support to State Institutions
• Monitors, reports on and analyzes the effectiveness and functioning of sub-national governance systems, development institutions and mechanisms with a view to identifying trends, best practices and gaps to inform policy and devise appropriate recommendations for programme formulation of government and IC including UN partners.
• Supports and advises state executive and legislative institutions in the coordinated implementation of their constitutional mandates to enhance transparency and accountability in governance.
• Assists local institutions to assess capacity building and support needs, working with partners including the UNCT and in particular UNDP to design a coordinated response
• Assists in the design and implementation of appropriate and practical Civil Affairs support to local authorities, including mentoring and support to policy and decision-making processes where appropriate.
• Supports dialogue and cooperation between authorities and relevant interest groups, including civil society with the aim of creating and supporting political space, accountability and transparency.
• Supports events such as public fora or town-hall meetings to foster development of political space, governance and development efforts at the local level. Supports programmes on a range of issues, including elections, policy issues, and good governance principles, in coordination with local authorities and/or civil society actors.
• Facilitates dialogue between the Government and the International Community (IC) and amongst the IC to advance policy discussions on governance, aid development and management, to ensure donor coherence in the implementation of relevant national development programmes.
• Facilitates coordination and coherence within civil society and their engagement with the government, donors, the UN and other development partners on national policy processes and development efforts.

Programme Management
• Manages a local field office or team, under taking or overseeing the programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for its functioning.
• Manages a small Mission QIPs programme in accordance with Mission priorities and the DPKO/DFS policy on QIPs. Includes, inter alia: acting as Secretariat to a decision-making body on QIPs, ensuring the effective and timely running of the project design, approval and implementation process, the keeping of accurate records, assistance with determining mission specific priorities, assessment of impact of the overall programme, and drafting of QIPs submission for the Mission budget.
• Contributes to the development and ensures distribution of high-quality mission-specific induction materials. Assists with the design, implementation and evaluation of tailored in-mission skills training for Civil Affairs components in accordance with global Civil Affairs skills training methodologies.
• Serves as focal point on gender for the Civil Affairs component, identifying and communicating ways to ensure that a gender perspective is taken into account in all aspects of Civil Affairs work.
• Serves as focal point for researching, identifying and sharing good practices and lessons learned with the Civil Affairs component and the global Civil Affairs community.




Competencies



• Professionalism: 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• 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 & 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.
• Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.



Education



Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences, political science, international relations, public administration, anthropology, law, economics or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.



Work Experience



A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in Civil Affairs-related work with UN Peacekeeping Operations, UN funds or programmes, National or International NGOs, or community based organizations, research institutions, etc. Of these five years, a minimum of eighteen months should be in one (or more) of the following specialised areas:

Conflict Management and Reconciliation: A minimum of eighteen months of experience in a position requiring conflict management, facilitation, mediation or negotiation skills; experience in facilitating structured dialogue events between different parties, and reconciliation activities and processes.

Support to State Institutions: A minimum of eighteen months in working in public administration or related areas. Experience in liaising with institutions on issues such as subnational governance, service delivery and transparency and accountability is required. Experience in institution-building and development; and aid coordination with multiple stakeholders in post-conflict transition countries would be an asset.

Programme Management: A minimum of eighteen months of experience in programme/project management working with international governmental or non-governmental organizations, including relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects. Experience in budgeting and financial reporting would be an asset.
Experience in coordination with multiple stakeholders on aid and development, including donor coordination mechanisms in support of governance and local development is required.



Languages



English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in a second official UN language is desirable.



Assessment Method



Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.



United Nations Considerations



Job openings posted on the Careers Portal are taken off at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

Applications are automatically pre-screened according to the published evaluation criteria of the job opening on the basis of the information provided by applicants. Applications cannot be amended following submission and incomplete applications shall not be considered. The selected candidate will be subject to a reference checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” on the upper right side of the browser on Inspira.

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.



No Fee



THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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 Ombuds 
 by Editor  10/21/14 
Location: OH 
Expires 11/05/2014 

Date: Oct 17, 2014
Location: Cleveland, OH, US

Ombudsman

Reference Title
HR Use Only:
Hospital: Main Campus Exempt
Facility: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Department: Pe Ombudsman
Job Code: T26152
Pay Grade: 13
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Days
Hours: 8am - 5pm
Job Details: - Bachelors Degree Required

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. LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: None

COMPLEXITY OF WORK: Requires strong leadership, communication, analytical and problem solving skills. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Manual dexterity to operate office equipment. May require extended periods of standing, walking or sitting. Good visual acuity through normal or corrected vision.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. MEDICAL STAFF APPROVAL:

Category: Managerial/Professional/Physician

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Job Segments: Medical, Sociology, Data Analyst, Healthcare, Social Sciences, Data

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 Dispute Resolution Specialist 
 by Editor  10/21/14 
Location: FL 
Expires 11/05/2014 


Dispute Resolution Specialist (Job Number: 01ALU)
Description

Position Summary: The Dispute Resolution Program is a Tier III escalation group comprised of Dispute Resolution Specialists whose members are charged with resolving Better Business Bureau Auto Line Arbitration complaints using a set of guidelines based on the standard of fairness.

The Dispute Resolution Specialist (DRS) will maintain a thorough knowledge of various state laws as they pertain to automotive complaint resolution, including the repair or replacement of a vehicle(s). Will read and interpret the legal standards for their designated state(s) and use those standards to determine what actions are required to provide prompt and objective resolution that is beneficial for the consumer, Client and those regulatory agencies with oversight responsibilities, per Client guidelines. This role will offer an objective means to review and resolve consumer complaints with varying degrees of complexity and as such will be able to demonstrate a high level of reading comprehension, be highly organized, detailed oriented, have excellent time management skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Serve as a point of contact for the Customer Relationship Center to answer questions pertaining to all Lemon Law inquires
Analyze and organize written, audio, and video documents and data submitted to Client by consumers
Review documents, conduct research, and assess validity of content against designated standards in an effort to prepare a defense for informal warranty disputes
Review documents, conduct research, and assess validity of content against designated standards in an effort to process California Lemon Law buyback requests
Draft and submit Clients position and supporting documents to defend warranty disputes
Interview key witnesses to gather factual representation of concern/cross examine witness in arbitration as required
Prepare and submit written settlement offers as appropriate per Client guidelines
Initiating mediation conference calls as appropriate in an effort to settle claims
Using Client approved reference documents and other legal references, prepare and provide testimony at BBB Auto Line arbitrations via phone and/or video conference
Complete necessary system documentation at each level of case handling
Coordinate case handling with the BBB, field personnel, dealerships, Reacquired Vehicles Headquarters, consumers and their counsel
Respond to discovery requests from the Office of the General Counsel
Miscellaneous duties as assigned
Education:
BS/BA Degree preferred or equivalent related experience in handling escalated claims

Required Experience:
One year of Customer Service / Call Center experience preferred
Experience with facilitating the resolution of escalated or sensitive consumer complaints
Some previous consumer affairs, paralegal or legal claims experience
Previous automotive dealership experience

Skills:
Ability to handle cases within a set time frame to meet compliance
Ability to compose a persuasive argument verbally and in writing
Excellent analytical ability and decision making skills
Ability to effectively negotiate
Strong time management and ability to work independently
Requires excellent computer skills
Proficiency using office equipment

Others:
Must be able to interact with internal and external departments and contacts
Must represent Client and Percepta professionally with all internal and external organizations and contacts
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 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist 
 by Editor  10/13/14 
Location: CA 
Salary: $44-69K 
Expires 10/23/2014 

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist
Long Beach, CA
Duties:
The incumbent functions as the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist located in the Office of the Director at VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach, California. The incumbent supports the EEO Program Manager and performs technical assistance work in support of diversity and equal employment opportunity at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System.
Analyzing and recommending solutions to problems that adversely affect EEO and Affirmative Employment.
Collaborates with the Office of Resolution Management and Administrative Judges with investigations and hearings.
Provides technical expertise to the EEO Program Manager.
Assists in overseeing and substaining Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in assisting settlement negotiations, conciliation, facilitation, mediation, fact finding, mini-trails and arbitration that require an impartial advisor or neutral third party.
Conducts EEO Training, including the Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Diversity Training, No Fear Act Training, EEO Complaints Process and Mediation Training.
Participates in developing, implementing, coordinating, reviewing, monitoring, evaluating, and updating all plans associated with the EEO Program.
Ensure the activities of the Special Emphasis Program Managers and their respective committees are carried out in accordance with departmental and local policy.
Serves are technical advisor to the facility's Diversity and inclusion Committee and/or other EEO Committees, as appropriate.
Works in conjunction with the Human Resources Office by providing sound technical advice to management and employees or applicants regarding human resources management program requirements and issues.
Work schedule: Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm; alternate schedules may be available.This medical center operates 24 hours, seven days per week and you may be required to work days, evenings, nights, holidays, and/or weekends, to include modification in shifts and/or tours of duty, to meet medical center and patient care needs.

Gwen Maze
Phone: (562)826-8000x5397
Email: GWENDOLYN.MAZE@VA.GOV
Series: 0260-Equal Employment Opportunity
Start Date: 10/8/2014
End Date: 10/22/2014
Pay Grade Low: 07
Pay Grade High: 09
Status: Full Time
Minimum Pay: $43640
Maximum Pay: $69391
Job Pay Type: Per Year
Job Openings: 1
Job Organization: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Position: VR-1230736-MP-14-122-GM
Who May Apply: 15513-Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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 Ombudsman 
 by Editor  10/13/14 
Location: AK 
Salary: $37-63K 
Expires 10/25/2014 

OMBUDSMAN
Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Office:
Section:
Date Posted: 10/13/2014
Posting Expires: 10/24/2014
Summary
The Ombudsman is responsible for resolving conflicts, responding to complaints and inquiries, and monitoring and evaluating existing programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Typical Functions
Provides assistance to clients by reviewing and investigating complaints, gathering and disseminating information, coordinating agency services to meet client needs, researching and locating additional or alternative services, referring clients, and preparing case documentation. Reviews inquiries from executive and legislative officials and staff, investigates and analyzes situation, recommends solutions, and prepares responses for the agency director. Participates in and coordinates client advocacy program needs, problems, and progress by providing advice and assistance to agency heads, conferring with division management and staff, other state and federal personnel, and community representatives, and serving on committees and task forces. Confers with disputants to clarify issues, identifies underlying concerns, and develops an understanding of their respective needs and interests. Utilizes mediation techniques to facilitate communication between disputants, to further parties' understanding of different perspectives, and to guide parties toward mutual agreement. Analyzes evidence and applies relevant laws, regulations, policies, and precedents in order to reach conclusions. Reviews incident reports and documents and refers reports to appropriate personnel. Monitors status and resolution and provides incident reporting policy training as requested. Prepares and presents verbal and written programs and service-delivery information, reports, and correspondence. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Occasional in-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of agency/institution service programs and service-delivery systems. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing client rights. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. Ability to develop a strong sense of trust and rapport with both customers and staff in difficult situations. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written technical information and reports. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of programs, service delivery, and compliance. Ability to plan and organize work activities. Ability to research, interpret, and apply state and federal laws, rules, and guidelines governing service programs and services.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in general business, public administration, psychology, sociology, or a related field; plus four years of experience involving human service programs and services, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Personal computer, fax machine, copier, telephone
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

Hiring Official
Deborah Tenner

Special Work Condition
Knowledge of HDC operations. Ability to monitor and track expenditures.
Limited travel will be required.

Special Application Information
Applicant must submit an official transcript by mail as a supplement to applications ONLY FOR FAMILY SERVICE WORKER positions. Transcripts will remain in file for future FAMILY SERVICE WORKER applications.
For all applications submitted for a continuously advertised class code. YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR THIS INFORMATION WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION ON-LINE. This addendum includes your preferences for the county(ies) and divisions you are willing to work. Please list only the counties in which you would be interested in working. Statewide designations will not be accepted.
Continuously advertised classifications, are intended to allow DHS to keep available a pool of qualified applicants should a position open.
Continuous applications will remain on file for 60 days.
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that you submit. (With the exception of transcripts, do not submit references, certificates, or other documents; bring them to your interview.) Therefore, it is important that you submit complete and accurate information and that you complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. (Include all experience, even if you do not believe that experience to be relevant to the position for which you are applying.) You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your résumé for the Employment History if your résumé includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).
Inadequate completion of your job history will adversely impact your comparison with other candidates.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefit Package May Include: Health & Life Insurance, Vacation & Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Credit Union Available, Retirement, Career Bonus, and Deferred Compensation.

Job Details
Position No.: 22103957
Class Code: G124C
Grade: C120
Salary Range: $37,332.00 - $62,616.00 per year
Background
check required? Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1001
Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov

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 Case Manager 
 by Editor  10/13/14 
Location: WA 
Salary: $18-20/hr 
Expires 10/21/2014 

SSVF Case Manager
Catholic Community Services - Tacoma, WA
SSVF Case Manager

Date Open: 10/8/2014
Date Closed: 10/20/2014

Department: Family Housing Network
Status: Full time w/Benefits
Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: $18.19 - $20.08 /DOE

Program Description:
Family Housing Network provides a place to live for families experiencing or at risk of homelessness, while helping to build skills that maximize family stability and self-sufficiency. Through PHN the Veteran Homeless Prevention program provides supportive services to Veteran households at imminent risk of homelessness, or who have become homeless within the past 90 days. Homeless Adult Services provides 24/7 services to homeless individuals in Pierce County which includes meals, shelter, community socialization and support services.

Position Description:
The Case Manager is a member of the service team for Veterans Services program of Catholic Community Services. This position maintains a caseload of households in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant. This includes Outreach activities in the community, completing thorough intakes and eligibility screening with referred clients, assessing housing needs and providing prompt financial assistance as needed for housing costs, and/or assisting clients to secure housing if they are homeless. The case manager actively uses Housing First and progressive engagement while interviewing and working with veteran household. In addition, the case manager enters client data into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). In collaboration with the service team, the Case Manager is responsible for developing and implementing client-defined, goal-oriented Housing Stability Plans, assessing the needs of referred households, utilizing VA and community resources to meet identified individual needs with the goal of stabilizing permanent housing in the shortest time possible. This position works closely with the Veterans Program Supervisor and provides support as requested with the overall objective to provide outstanding case management to families served by Catholic Community Services

Essential Functions:
*Complete thorough intakes and eligibility screening with referred clients.

Provide to Veteran and family short term comprehensive navigation services through Progressive Engagement. This may include walking with client through the system, and modeling behavior for client to include self-advocacy, goal setting, time management, working with agencies, landlords and other needs as called out in the Housing Stability plan.
Coordinate referrals from outreach efforts; maintain a weekly housing list of all currently enrolled veteran households and those presumed eligible.
Schedule initial intakes/screenings within 48 hours of referral. Assess client’s housing needs (eviction prevention or rapid re-housing), create Housing Stability Plan, as well as strengths and supports available to client .
Determine if client would be homeless (Homeless Prevention) but for this assistance, and what minimal assistance is required to become stably housed.
Take screening calls and perform screening as needed from toll-free Veteran’s Hotline.
Initiate Housing Stability Plan.
For All Interventions:

Identify and prioritize top housing needs.
Identify family strengths/assets to help meet identified needs.
Develop Housing Stability Plan for short-term, shallow intervention based on minimal SSVF assistance, use of community and VA resources, and family strengths.
For Homeless Prevention:

Verify risk in writing with landlord (3-day Pay or Vacate Notice, Eviction, etc.)
Determine property eligibility (Fair Market Rent, Lead-based paint requirements, etc.).
Acquire other documentation (copy of lease, W-9).
Negotiate with landlord/property manager as needed.
Complete request for payment in a timely manner for rent arrears and utilities.
Perform Housing Habitability Inspection.
Perform 90 day recertification as needed.
For Rapid Re-Housing:

Verify homelessness in writing (3rd party or self-declaration).
Assist client in finding housing within appropriate parameters (size, location, Fair Market Rent).
Negotiate with landlord/property manager as needed.
Perform Housing Habitability inspection prior to payment or move in.
Complete request for payment in a timely manner for rent, deposit, other financial assistance as needed. * Acquire other documentation (copy of lease, W-9).
Perform 90 day recertification as needed.
Outreach

Research information/sources to find eligible, targeted Veterans.
Visit sites where veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness may be. * Foster connections in the community to Veteran-related agencies/groups with the goal of generating referrals of targeted Veteran clients.
Speak to groups as needed to generate referrals of targeted clients.
Screen potential veteran households for eligibility.
Data Entry

Complete all mandatory Homeless Management Information System(HMIS) training.
Complete intake, gather all mandatory documents, work with Homeless Services Data Specialist to coordinate entry into HMIS.
Enter all ongoing service transactions into HMIS.
Update and carry out client Housing Stability Plan.

In conjunction with veteran household, create and coordinate a Housing Stability Plan based on client directed needs. Plan is to be updated on an on-going basis.
In collaboration with VA and community resources, assist client as needed to meet identified needs through direct services or referrals to appropriate agencies or programs.
Maintain records and reports.

Keep accurate and timely case management notes.
Help create and coordinate a Housing Stability Plan based on client directed needs. Plan is to be updated on an on-going basis.
Complete 90-day Recertification paperwork if applicable.
Keep organized and confidential records.
Participate in Veteran Services case management meetings and provide case summaries and client status information.
Attend meetings as necessary and represent CCS Veteran Services Program.

Attend meetings as required by Lead Case Manager or Director.
Attend appropriate training workshops and opportunities to continually improve knowledge and skills.
Share appropriate information with other staff.
Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications

Post-secondary education in a social services field and a minimum of 1 year experience working with individuals and/or families with complex needs;
Military experience;
Experience providing services to low-income/no-income households to include knowledge of and ability to access community housing, social, medical, mental, chemical dependency services and other needed resources as appropriate based on client(s) needs;
Ability and willingness to work independency as well as in a team environment;
Highly motivated self-starter and ability to coordinate multiple projects/tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment;
Excellent inter-personnel skills including excellent oral and written communication skills;
Excellent organizational and time management skills—Ability to maintain accurate, thorough, timely and complete client files;
Computer skills including Microsoft Word and database experience;
Ability to work with a diverse spectrum of high-need individuals.
Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and provide current auto registration.
Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy, with no prior DUI convictions (required to provide current driving abstract).
Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
Upon employment, obtain updated tuberculosis test and CPR, First Aid training.
Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
Preferred Qualifications

Military service with honorable discharge.
Knowledge of local social services and other community resources.
Experience with housing location, landlord/tenant mediation.
Bilingual skills (English-Spanish).
Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Send application, resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources Department
1323 S. Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
Fax: 253 572 4177
Please visit our website: www.ccsww.org

RESUME WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF APPLICATION

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 Legal Case Coordinator 
 by Editor  10/13/14 
Location: CA 
Expires 12/01/2014 

Legal Case Coordinator (CC) , non-exempt (000882)

Job Number: 000882
Job Title: Legal Case Coordinator (CC) , non-exempt
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type (Employment Type): Direct Hire
Start Date: 2014/11/03
Country: United States
State/Province: California
City: Orange
Salary Interval: Per Hour
Job Schedule: Full Time
Job Category: Professional Services
Career Level: Intermediate(non-manager)
Level of Education: Four-Year Degree
Years of Experience: 3
Application Deadline: 2014/10/31

Position Description
The CC is a key position in support of case management. The CC partners with their Case Managers (CMs) to develop and administer panelists’ (judges and attorneys) practices.

Case Management Support - Regularly meet and communicate with CMs and local manager to discuss case issues (pertinent information and potential problems); all basic administrative support for CMs and panelists; this support includes, but is not limited to, re-scheduling and coordinating hearings and/or conference calls, A/R calls, and pre-hearing preparation calls to ensure all client needs are met

Case Manager Apprentice - Serves as CM apprentice; competent to cover a CM’s desk in their absence; CC is responsible for developing overall CM skills, enhancing the client experience and supporting the client, panelists and CMs before, during and after a case is heard

Client Service - Professional client service (including panelists)

Other Projects - Available for any other projects designated by their manager

Case Management - Must be able to articulate, understand, support and perform in accordance with all JAMS policies and procedures; basic proficiency in all ADR processes and procedures (arbitration, mediation, court reference, etc.); knowledge of panelists’ practice preferences in the local Resolution Center (RC)

Technical - Computer literate and proficient in all software programs required for the position

Organization - Exceptional ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities and tasks in a quick paced environment

Communication - Good verbal & written communication skills

- A bachelor’s degree, preferred or a paralegal certificate which requires two or more years of education

- In lieu of education, 3-5 years work experience in administration; legal experience and client service experience, a plus

- For internal candidates, proven ability as an Administrative Assistant, Client Services (AACS) or similar position for a minimum of 1 year

- Sit at a desk working on the computer and talking with clients, panelists, etc., over the phone and/or face to face for extended periods of time

- Effectively and articulately communicate with our clients in regards to our services, policies, procedures, etc.

- Handle problems for clients and/or panelists, etc., who are sometimes angry or impatient

- Lift heavy objects such as large case files and exhibits
Position Requirements
Client Service - Professional client service (including panelists)
Other Projects - Available for any other projects designated by their manager
Case Management - Must be able to articulate, understand, support and perform in accordance with all JAMS policies and procedures; basic proficiency in all ADR processes and procedures (arbitration, mediation, court reference, etc.); knowledge of panelists’ practice preferences in the local Resolution Center (RC)
Technical - Computer literate and proficient in all software programs required for the position
Organization - Exceptional ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities and tasks in a quick paced environment
Communication - Good verbal & written communication skills
- A bachelor’s degree, preferred or a paralegal certificate which requires two or more years of education
- In lieu of education, 3-5 years work experience in administration; legal experience and client service experience, a plus
- For internal candidates, proven ability as an Administrative Assistant, Client Services (AACS) or similar position for a minimum of 1 year
Application Instructions
Upload cover letter and resume

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 Coordinator, Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution  
 by Editor  10/13/14 
Location: IL 
Expires 10/14/2014 

Job Title Coordinator, Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
Position #: 8100114
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Category University Staff
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department / School / College Stdnt Conduct & Conflict Resol-03820D
Is this partially or fully grant funded? No
Duties and Responsibilities 1. CONDUCT ADMINISTRATION: Serves as a conduct administrator, investigating and adjudicating allegations of moderate to serious student misconduct occurring on- or off-campus, including incidents reported with Title IX implications.
2. CONFLICT RESOLUTION: Provides conflict resolution services including conflict coaching and facilitative mediation, and assists with student advocacy and problem solving as assigned.
3. TRAINING: Provides training and support for conduct administrators within the University Student Conduct System, including partners in Residence Life and the John Felice Rome Center, as well as two undergraduate hearing boards.
4. COMPLIANCE: Assists Director to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations as they pertain to the University Student Conduct System, including those of the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education, and Department of Justice.
5. ASSESSMENT: Supports the assessment of OSCCR services, incorporating departmental, divisional, and University outcomes, and report data.
6. TITLE IX: Serves as a Title IX Investigator and board member for Title IX complaints involving student parties.
7. OUTREACH: Serves as designated liaison between the OSCCR and Department of Residence Life for concerns and collaborative efforts between the two departments.
8. RECORDS: Responds to requests regarding student disciplinary records and background investigations.
9. AUXILIARY: Represents the OSCCR on divisional and interdepartmental committees and task forces, as assigned.
10. OTHER: Performs other duties as required.
Minimum Education or Experience See below qualifications.
Certificates, credentials or licenses required to perform the duties of this position:
Computer Skills: - Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet applications, and use of the internet.
- Familiarity with the student conduct database software, ADVOCATE (by Symplicity), is helpful but not necessary.
Qualifications: - Master's degree in higher education or related field; 3-5 years professional experience in student conduct administration, conflict resolution, or related field.
- Familiarity with various conflict resolution practices (such as mediation, restorative justice, etc.).
- Trained and experienced in facilitative mediation and/or restorative justice is strongly preferred.
- Position demands exemplary communication and interpersonal skills in support of students and their developmental needs.
- Ability to focus attention on serving Loyola students, parents, and other stakeholders, handling all student issues with confidentiality, empathy, and sensitivity.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with institutional partners, represent the OSCCR in critical discussions, and communicate and model Jesuit values and ideals.
- Must embrace a dynamic and unpredictable daily schedule, take initiative on new projects, demonstrate a commitment to cultural competence, and uphold a high standard for personal integrity.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Does this job involve significant physical strain or activity?
What unusual working conditions are associated with this job?
Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore
POSITION INFORMATION
Job Open Date 09-29-2014
Job Close Date 10-13-2014
Candidates Eligible to Apply? All Candidates
Application Types Accepted University Staff Application
Required Applicant Documents CV/Resume
Optional Applicant Documents Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicants
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 Analyst Dispute Consulting 
 by Editor  10/13/14 
Location: TX 
Expires 10/31/2014 

In order to be considered for a position at Duff & Phelps, you must formally apply via
www.duffandphelps.jobs.
At Duff & Phelps, we stand for the qualities that power sound decisions. And we believe that behind every good decision, you'll find solid thinking, proven experience and valuable insight. But all the numbers and facts in the world mean nothing without a top team of professionals to make sense of them all.

That's where YOU come in - provided you're incisive, entrepreneurial and up for a challenge. We offer an environment where your talent and perspective matter - where you can make a real impact.
Our Dispute Consulting service line advises companies, individuals, and their attorneys on a broad range of issues in connection with litigation, mediation and arbitration. Our professionals analyze complex financial issues and valuation strategies and act as expert witnesses on behalf of numerous clients within a variety of industries, solidifying our reputation as a leading provider of insightful and objective financial and economic advice. Clients rely on our technical and industry expertise when dealing with issues related to intellectual property, securities and trading, forensic accounting, and other complex business matters relating to a dispute or potential dispute.
Join our team and together we'll power the sound decisions that enhance value - yours and ours.
We are seeking Analysts to join our team in Summer, 2015.
Responsibilities:
As a Dispute Consulting Analyst, you will be afforded the opportunity to work on engagements that include retrospective business valuations, solvency/fairness opinions, quantification of damages from a failed transaction or from lost profits, reasonable royalties related to intellectual property, financial securities valuations in a litigation matter and commercial/shareholder disputes.
Coordinating engagements to ensure the end product will support thorough and grounded expert financial opinions and/or provide quality consulting services to attorneys
Creating financial models and cash flow analysis, completing business related valuations and other analyses as dictated by the needs of the client or transaction
Developing and/or evaluating damages claims and calculations
Providing guidance to attorneys on key financial, valuation, and business issues
Obtaining an understanding of the drivers that affect value and creditworthiness of the subject company
Drafting of internal and external communications, including client proposals and expert reports
Requirements:
Currently pursuing Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Business Administration (with a concentration in Accounting or Finance), Management (with a concentration in Accounting or Finance)or an MBA from an accredited college or university
Expected graduation date between December 2014 and August 2015.
Minimum cumulative undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) GPA of 3.2 OR if your school does not use GPA, must be in the top 20% of class.
Strong financial modeling skills
Thorough knowledge of corporate finance principles and financial statement analysis
Strong mathematical, analytical, research, comprehension and quantitative skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent time management and organization skills
Ability to master new tasks and industries quickly
Demonstrated leadership experience and strong personal integrity
Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments and manage rapidly changing assignments in a team environment
Demonstrated commitment to obtaining outstanding results
Computer proficiency and ability to maximize applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel
In order to be considered for a position at Duff & Phelps, you must formally apply via www.duffandphelps.jobs.
Duff & Phelps is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We will not discriminate between applications for reason of gender, race, religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age or disability.
Powering Sound Decisions
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 Foreclosure Coordinator 
 by Editor  10/13/14 
Location: MI  
Expires 11/05/2014 

Foreclosure Coordinator
Potestivo & Associates - Rochester Hills, MI
Join the growing team at Potestivo & Associates, P.C recognized as a leading Creditors’ Rights law firm. Based in Rochester Hills, MI, Potestivo & Associates employs over 140 employees and operates a network of 3 offices in 2 states. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional legal services through a partnership based on integrity and respect for our clients, our employees and the communities in which we serve.

We are currently seeking a Foreclosure Coordinator in our Rochester Hill, MI office. Ideal candidate should be detail orientated, highly organized with the capability to handle a high volume of tasks, work well under pressure, possess good communication skills, and have the ability to work in a team environment. This is a full-time position with benefits including 401K.

Duties include but not limited to:

Coordinate review of all foreclosure pleadings and documentation with Attorney
Coordinate foreclosure filings with court, process server or Selling Officer
Coordinate service of pleadings/other documents either personally or via Process Server
Update internal calendar with status and mediation information
Prepare template pleadings and motions
Provide back up support for client websites
Mail orders and judgments to service list

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 Director of Employee Relations 
 by Editor  10/13/14 
Location: GA 
Expires 10/31/2014 

DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

DIVISION: Human Resources
DEPARTMENT: Employee Relations
GRADE: PMA9
WORK DAYS: Annual
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: At-Will
REPORTS TO: Chief Human Resources Officer

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled


The Director of Employee Relations is responsible for supervising employee relations services, including handling of employee grievances, investigations of alleged employee misconduct and other related employment related difficulties, termination or non-renewal of employment and interpreting/administering personnel policies of the District.


PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reviews applicable department areas for compliance with District, State and Federal rules and regulations.
Receives, addresses and responds to inquiries, requests for information and grievances relating to various assigned services from teachers, school administrators and the general public on non-routine matters.
Attends and participates in meetings with directors and other administrative personnel to address issues as they relate to assigned areas, including planning and coordination with other departments and within department areas.
Maintains contact with outside organizations for purpose of obtaining pertinent personnel information, addressing related issues, enhancing communication with school district and promoting support for District from community.
Reads pertinent literature in order to stay abreast of personnel practices.
Develops district-wide procedures, practices, and policies.
Develops and monitors district-wide employee assistance programs.
Conducts orientation sessions for new employees.
Develops and distributes a departmental newsletter.
Conducts exit interviews with employees who resign from the district.
Oversees the appraisal process for professional employees.
Plans short and long-term strategies, objectives and priorities for areas of responsibility with staff assistance and input from teachers, principals and other administrative staff. Participates in activities of local and state level interest groups.
Reviews established general operating routines for day-to-day management of employee relations.
Assigns responsibilities and organizes work based on need, priority and ability of staff. Revises workflow and solves problems as needed. Reviews annual calendar for generation of internal and external reports. Coordinates with other departments.
Participates in development of departmental budge and budget justification for presentation to the Board. Participates in the development of the district budget with regard to salaries and related issues.
Assigns duties to staff based on priorities and employee ability. Provides feedback as needed to assure quality of work and accomplishment of objectives.
Provides staff and others both oral and written instruction in the form of interpretation of district policy, state and federal regulations and requirements.
Establishes standards of quality and guidelines for employees in Employee Records and the Leave Office in an effort to standardize them. Establishes general operating standards where no district, state or federal policies, regulations or guidelines exist. Clarifies and revises as needed.
Reviews development of and improvement within department as performed staff and others. Monitors work of subordinates for accuracy, conformance to policy and completeness.
Determines training needs of subordinates. Arranges or establishes programs and participates in those programs as necessary. Provides guidance through group and individual meetings with staff.
Provides counseling to staff on professional development matters and individual problems. Monitors and assists as necessary, in the development of problem resolution methods for use within the department.
Reviews work of staff. Provides formal and informal feedback in written and oral form regarding strengths and weaknesses, as well as ways to improve weak areas.
Interviews, evaluates and recommends individuals for hire within department. Participates in the establishment of methods for employee development and/or career advancement.
Performs other duties as assigned by appropriate administrator.
Qualifications

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree required from an Accredited College or University; Master’s Degree and/or Doctorate of Jurisprudence preferred
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE:
None
WORK EXPERIENCE:
5 years of related experience in Human Resources/Employee Relations Issues required; experience supervising others required, Mediation experience and 40-hour mediation training preferred
Job Human Resources
Primary LocationAtlanta

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 Volunteer Ombudsperson 
 by Editor  10/13/14 
Location: Varies 
Salary: None 
Expires 11/11/2014 

MBB Seeking Ombudspersons

Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB) is opening an Office of the Ombudsperson and is seeking experienced practitioners to work with the organization worldwide. This unique Ombuds office is designed to support the staff and volunteers who work within MBB.

Can you join us in one of these exciting new positions?

The MBB Ombudsperson acts to deliver a critical service and supports the MBB vision by:

working with all of the members of the organization to promote and support a safe, inclusive, innovative, fair, productive, and resilient environment;
working with individuals and groups in the organization to explore and assist them in determining options to help resolve conflicts, problematic issues or concerns at the earliest possible stage, and
bringing systemic concerns to the attention of the appropriate official for resolution.
Learn more about the position by reviewing the MBB Ombudsperson Position Description.

Some details:

The Ombuds Office for MBB will involve at least two part-time practitioners who will work as a team.
These positions are voluntary with no monetary compensation.
A guiding Charter has been established and will be placed into action as the first Ombudsperson comes on board.
Please see the International Ombudsman Association Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for more information.
MBB is ready to start services when you are. If you are interested, please make contact today.

Please send electronically your letter of interest, resume/CV, as well as any other related links to your experiences to: ombuds@mediatorsbeyondborders.org. Please do not contact the MBB office by phone about this position.

Thanks very much from everyone at MBB!

Deadline for applications is November 10, 2014.

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 Court ADR Director 
 by Editor  10/07/14 
Location: MD 
Salary: Approx $60-72K 
Expires 10/18/2014 

Opening Date: September 4, 2014 Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
(ADR) Resources Director
Position Type: Regular Full Time
PIN: 000399 FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Administrative Office of the Courts
Annapolis, Maryland
Grade/Entry Salary: J17 $59,964 - $71,937
Financial Disclosure: No (Depending on Qualifications)
Regular State employees subject to promotion/demotion policy
Essential functions: The Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Resources Director (Court ADR Resources Director) serves as
MACRO’s major point of contact for all circuit court ADR projects and liaison with all courts. The Director works
collaboratively with judges, court ADR coordinators and other ADR program personnel. This position assists in developing,
evaluating and summarizing grant applications from courts, reviews quarterly grant reports, makes recommendations and
otherwise participates in MACRO’s grant programs. In addition, the Director leads the court implementation of, and
collaborates with others on MACRO’s web-based ADR Evaluation and Support System (ADDRESS), gives advice on the
benefits of different ADR processes and projects sharing, makes presentations, shares best practices and options for program
design, leads and/or participates in staff planning and advisory committees, and serves on panels. The incumbent also plans and
presents creative local and national workshops, writes and edits a variety of documents, newsletters, reports and articles, assists
with selecting trainers and consultants, develops training curriculum, conducts a variety of ADR related trainings and works
collaboratively with MACRO’s director and staff on a wide variety of projects and efforts. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Juris Doctor and completion of 40 hours of mediation training.
Experience: Five years of relevant professional experience in law, dispute resolution, court administration, or related field.
Preferred: Familiarity with Maryland or other courts and legal systems. Experience as an ADR practitioner and facilitator
conducting ADR training; writing; public speaking; conducting evaluations and data analysis; working with
media and website design and maintenance.
Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of the ADR field, strong computer and internet skills, outstanding communication skills. Selfstarter
with ability to collaborate, prioritize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to deal with complex multiparty
and organizational conflicts. Outstanding negotiation and diplomacy skills and dynamic presentation skills. Ability to
travel to various locations throughout the state and country and to work overtime as needed. Ability to perform all essential
functions of the position.
Please submit a Maryland Judiciary application (unsigned applications will not be accepted) stating position title,
location and PIN number. Materials must be received in the Human Resources office at the address below by 4:30 p.m.
on the closing date. The Human Resources Department does not accept faxes and will not be responsible for materials
sent to any other address.
Maryland Judiciary
Human Resources Department
580 Taylor Ave., Bldg. A-1
Annapolis, MD 21401
Email: jobs@mdcourts.gov (zip files not accepted)
The Maryland Judiciary is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the
workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or
disability. Applicants who need accommodation for an interview should request this in advance. The candidate
selected for this position will be subject to a background check and is required to submit a completed Maryland
Judiciary employment application. Employees must be a United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.
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 Ombuds 
 by Editor  10/07/14 
Location: NY 
Expires 10/31/2014 

Position Information
Job Title Associate University Ombuds Officer
Job Code Title
Job Requisition Number 075588
Department 0105- BDS Ombuds
Location Morningside
Job Type Officer Full-Time Regular
Bargaining Unit
If temporary, indicate duration
Hours Per Week 35
Job Family General Administration
Salary Grade 16
Salary Range Commensurate with experience
Advertised Summary Job Description The Associate University Ombuds Officer, along with the University Ombuds Officer, provides the Ombuds Office resources for confidential complaint handling and neutral, informal conflict resolution to all Columbia University students, faculty, and employees. The Ombuds Officers may work with individuals or groups to facilitate communication and collaborative dispute resolution, by offering options for self-help or by mediating mutually agreeable outcomes. The Associate Ombuds Officer takes leadership responsibility in gathering anonymous aggregate data and other information for upward feedback to administrators when patterns of concern brought to the office indicate problem areas or trends. While maintaining impartiality, the Ombuds Office may serve as an organizational resource to recommend improvements in policy and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Bachelor's degree required. At least eight years experience in relevant professional work required.
Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant - Must have neutral active listening skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diversity of individuals, both orally and in writing.
- Must have the ability to problem-solve collaboratively, to gather and analyze information impartially, to negotiate effectively while protecting confidentiality, and to offer to options for conflict resolution that are responsible, constructive, and creative.
- Must understand the impact of procedures and decisions for all stakeholders including the organization.
- Strong presentation skills, strong communication skills with tact and diplomacy.
- Must currently be, or willing to become, an active member of professional ombudsman organizations; must adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of The International Ombudsman Association; expected to continually enhance professional skills through training courses within the profession and related fields, and to apply to become a Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner after one year of experience.
Preferred Qualifications Advanced degree preferred.
Experience in conflict resolution and mediation strongly preferred.
Special Instructions Applicants must include a cover letter.
Special Indications
This position works with: There are no special indications for this position
HIPAA Compliance training required No
Participation in Medical Surveillance required No
What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? Standard Posting
Requisition Open Date 09-30-2014
Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled
Quick Link jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=144668
EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Local Hiring Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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 Mediation Program Assistant 
 by Editor  10/06/14 
Location: MD 
Expires 10/18/2014 

Mediation Program Assistant
Job posted by: Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County
Posted on: October 1, 2014
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Job description
A rare and exciting opportunity to work in the mediation field!

CRCBC is searching for an energetic self-starter with a "can-do" attitude! The successful candidate will have a deep interest mediation as well as a curiosity about other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Requirements for the 35 hour per week position are:

EXCELLENT communication skills
EXCELLENT written language skills (letters, correspondence, email, etc)
Must be computer savvy: ability to use google docs/calendars, excel, databases
Accurate data entry-- attention to detail
Pleasant phone demeanor
Mediation experience preferred
Good time management skills
Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of participants and volunteers
Ability to move a mediation case from intake to mediation in a timely manner
Interest in public speaking and outreach activities
This position is multi-faceted with a flexible schedule. Occassional weekend hours are required.

The Mediation Program Assistant will work in direct partnership with CRCBC's Program Operations Manager to ensure a healthy, thriving, and productive Mediation Program.

How to apply
Send a cover letter and resume to mfae@CRCbaltimoreCounty.org

In the cover letter, please be sure to address what interests you about mediation.

More info.

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 HR Manager and mediator 
 by Editor  10/06/14 
Location: OR 
Expires 10/28/2014 

Eugene 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 and their families. As a Personal Agent/Case Manager with MENTOR Oregon you’ll be one of those special people.
For MENTOR Oregon and The MENTOR Network, a Personal Agent/Case Manager is critical to our success and exemplifies the wonderful mission driven work we do here every day.
To that end, the Personal Agent/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.
MENTOR Oregon is seeking a Personal Agent who will assist up to 45 individuals with developmental disabilities living in the community as follows:
· Interview individuals and families to gather person centered information, develop an annual individual support plan, and create service agreements/job descriptions for providers the customer may hire.
· Provide consultation, maintain regular contact with individuals and families and monitor progress of the persons service plan, organizes and conducts meetings as needed.
· Provide extensive support and education of customers and families regarding employer rights and responsibilities, including monitoring and administration of employer fiscal accountabilities.
· Arrange for a variety of goods and services including but not limited to employment, community access, respite care, special medical, diet or recreational services, etc.
· Make referrals to outside agencies, describes agency and financial options to customers and/or families, and determines financial eligibility, guides customer and family through procedures. Develop financial plan if needed.
· Facilitate the development by community organizations of services needed by customers that don't currently exist or don't currently accommodate the specific needs identified.
· Maintain records of evaluations, service plans, referrals, service provision, daily progress notes, extensive other documentation and follow-up reports for each individual.
· Participate in the delivery of protective services and/or crisis supports, in cooperation with the local CDDP, to address immediate health and safety concerns.
· Provide clarification and implementation of Oregon Administrative Rules and ethical practices.
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
Male applicants preferred for current case load of individuals with history of challenging behaviors and sex offender.
Applicant has professional experience in behavior analysis and sex offender.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and experience in mediation or conflict resolution
Proficiency with Microsoft Office computer programs and internet web browser
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
· Personal Agent must have access to a working vehicle, and the ability to safely and efficiently meet customers in their homes and other community settings.
Job Posting
Unposting Date
Job ID: 140000D6

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 Field Employee Relations Specialist-West Coast 
 by Editor  10/06/14 
Location: OH 
Expires 10/31/2014 

Job Title
Field Employee Relations Specialist-West Coast
Location
Akron, OH
Job Type
Exempt
Job Description
FIELD EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SPECIALIST-WEST COAST

Summary:

Provide employee relations, compliance, and performance management support for Field Team Members and Leadership in a specified region in order to ensure a professional, productive, and lawful workplace environment. Conduct investigations into Team Member complaints involving employment risk matters such as harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Interpret and enforce policies and practices while guiding management to support compliance initiatives. Provide strategic partnership to Operations and field management in dealing with workplace issues, conflict, and adverse employment decisions. Act as an advocate for Team Members in a manner that promotes trust, open communication, and problem resolution. Model and promote behavior consistent with Sterling’s Code of Conduct by demonstrating integrity, fairness, respect, and value for diversity in all actions and initiatives. Responsibilities will be accomplished through a combination of travel in region, working from an assigned base field location, and working remotely from home. Periodic travel for business meetings and training will be required. This Specialist will be REQUIRED to live and work in the region.


Essential Job Functions/Accountabilities:

* Provide pro-active conflict resolution/mediation, employee relations guidance, and management coaching/consultation. Document and report on activity, recommendations, and resolution.
* Conduct store-level investigations including complaints of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other high-risk employment issues.
* Identify, develop, and recommend appropriate conclusive action based upon investigative findings including targeted training/coaching, improvement action plans, disciplinary action, and adverse employment actions.
* Complete and submit activity reports to HR leadership as directed.
* Partner with HR Leadership on high-risk complaints.
* Identify and monitor problem HR trends in designated region and partner with district and regional leadership to develop and implement preventative solutions.
* Proactively develop, facilitate, and champion HR compliance and ER preventative education and contribute to instructional design of HR related training.
* Schedule and conduct regular field location visits and training meetings based upon key ER trends.
* Partner with key business stakeholder groups including Operations, Loss Prevention, Payroll, Training, Customer Relations, and Benefits Administration in addressing/resolving specific employee relations issues.
* Manage field employment disputes and conflicts while balancing employee/employer relationship/rights.
* Enforce policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local laws.
* Maintain working knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and employment legislation that impact designated region of accountability.
* Engage Legal Department as appropriate to address non-routine employment situations.
* Complete special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
* Consistent regular scheduled attendance is considered an essential function of this job.


Position Requirements:

Experience:

* 4+ years of intermediate to advanced-level employee relations and investigation experience. Multi-state, multi-site experience in the retail sector preferred.
* Conflict resolution or workplace mediation exposure/experience.
* Working knowledge of employment laws and legislation. Hands-on experience with legal claims a plus.
* Working knowledge of other HR functional areas.

Educational:
* Bachelor degree in HR Management, Labor Relations, or related area.
* Relevant HR Certification preferred.

Technical:
* Self-starter with strong self-discipline including the ability to work effectively and autonomously without onsite supervisory presence.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Demonstrated ability to maintain and manage highly confidential information.
* Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively interact with all levels of employment including Executive levels.
* Excellent client service and problem solving abilities.

Equipment Used (Tools & Technology)
* Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook
* Experience using HRIS systems. Lawson experience a plus.
* Experience using Case Management systems a plus.

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 Diversity Program Specialist and Mediator 
 by Editor  10/06/14 
Salary: $59-74K 
Expires 10/14/2014 

Job Title: DIVERSITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 10/13/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $59,419.00 - $74,273.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Union Station, Seattle, Washington
General Purpose Benefits Supplemental Questions

Under general direction, is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing assigned programs for the Diversity Division including the Title VI non-discrimination program as well as Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MWDBE), the Small Business Program (SBP), and Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise DBE Program. Assures compliance with applicable federal, state, and Agency regulations and guidelines in the accessibility and administration of contracting opportunities relative to programs; conducts outreach and represents the Agency to internal and external stakeholders in order to cultivate and facilitate active support of the programs; and administers Title VI relative to the investigation and resolution of complaints alleging prohibited discrimination.
Essential Functions:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Serves as lead for Agency compliance with Title VI; works with interagency teams to develop Limited English Proficiency program and Environmental Justice policies for Agency compliance with USDOT regulations; conduct training, investigate complaints and prepare Title VI submittals to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) including updates to the Title VI Plan.
Plans, organizes, and implements assigned program contracting activities; reviews Diversity Analysis Worksheet (DAW) and determines goals applicable to procurement; presents Diversity Program requirements and coordinates networking/outreach component at Pre-Bid conferences; represents division at bid evaluation conferences to assure diversity requirements are properly evaluated and implemented
Assures compliance with federal, state, and Agency regulations and guidelines in the accessibility and administration of contracting opportunities for Diversity Division programs; develops mutually acceptable goals on contracts; calculates and administers goals in accordance with regulations and guidelines; participates in pre-bid meetings to deliver division requirements and vision and pre-construction meetings to solidify the division requirements with awarded contractor; and serves as division representative on Contract Evaluation Team.
Monitors Prime/General contractor goal attainment relative to commitment and recommends corrective action when appropriate; trains contractor on Flow Down Language issues including prompt pay for contractors and subcontractors; conducts accurate administration of contract terms including commercially useful function (CUF), flow down language, prompt payment, and return of retained funds provisions; conducts site visits and attends contract progress meetings to track and monitor the participation of firms engaged on Agency contracts.
Engages small business clients in development of their firms; provides technical assistance for small businesses; conducts mediations between small businesses and prime contractors to create a safe and open environment to air concerns and shared goals; encourages and assists small businesses in registering for Sound Transit’s E-bid System; and develops and conducts small business specific presentations.
Creates and conducts community outreach programs to build collaborative relationships with stakeholders that supports and expands the mission of the division; coordinates with Marketing and Communications Department to create a communications strategy and message for the Diversity Division; coordinates and facilitates networking sessions for small businesses and prospective prime contractors; creates presentations using various marketing media; and updates databases to reflect outreach activities.
Performs special duties as assigned; plans, develops and conducts presentations for external stakeholder events; coordinates and facilitates participation of the Director of Diversity and/or Manager as well as selected Executive Leadership Team members in key high-profile external stakeholder events; and prepares Director for meetings and presentations before stakeholders, including researching issues, gathering data, preparing briefings, and developing written and audio-visual materials.
Researches trends in the corporate, small business and DBE communities; researches and studies ‘Best Practices’ of multiple governmental agencies and corporate entities to assist in improving Agency programs; researches DBE trends in specific industries in order to ascertain the number/percentage of DBEs in a particular field; and coordinates and assists with the development of the Diversity Program Office Strategic Plan and Scorecard.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, management, or closely related field and four years of management/project management experience (directly related to the assignment) or closely related professional experience, which includes responsibility for contracts and compliance; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
State of Washington Driver’s License.
Required Knowledge of:
Principles, practices and standards of diversity programs and functions and of industry principles and practices.
State and federal regulations related to area of assignment.
Agency policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Program/project management techniques and principles.
Construction contracting policies, procedures and administration; as well as procurement and fiscal/budget policies and procedures sufficient to analyze reports and monitor contracts.
Computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and statistical databases; methods and techniques for data collection; and reporting standards.
Customer service methods and techniques including conflict management and problem solving/investigatory methods and techniques.
Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment, including computers.
Report preparation.
Required Skill in:
Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and a variety of specialized reports.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
Applying project management techniques and principles.
Preparing and analyzing complex data and numerical computations and comprehensive reports.
Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:
Work is performed in a standard office environment.
Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather, and physical harm.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

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 Analyst Dispute Consulting 
 by Editor  10/06/14 
Location: MA 
Expires 10/31/2014 

In order to be considered for a position at Duff & Phelps, you must formally apply via
www.duffandphelps.jobs.
At Duff & Phelps, we stand for the qualities that power sound decisions. And we believe that behind every good decision, you'll find solid thinking, proven experience and valuable insight. But all the numbers and facts in the world mean nothing without a top team of professionals to make sense of them all.

That's where YOU come in - provided you're incisive, entrepreneurial and up for a challenge. We offer an environment where your talent and perspective matter - where you can make a real impact.
Our Dispute Consulting service line advises companies, individuals, and their attorneys on a broad range of issues in connection with litigation, mediation and arbitration. Our professionals analyze complex financial issues and valuation strategies and act as expert witnesses on behalf of numerous clients within a variety of industries, solidifying our reputation as a leading provider of insightful and objective financial and economic advice. Clients rely on our technical and industry expertise when dealing with issues related to intellectual property, securities and trading, forensic accounting, and other complex business matters relating to a dispute or potential dispute.
Join our team and together we'll power the sound decisions that enhance value - yours and ours.
We are seeking Analysts to join our team in Summer, 2015.
Responsibilities:
As a Dispute Consulting Analyst, you will be afforded the opportunity to work on engagements that include retrospective business valuations, solvency/fairness opinions, quantification of damages from a failed transaction or from lost profits, reasonable royalties related to intellectual property, financial securities valuations in a litigation matter and commercial/shareholder disputes.
Coordinating engagements to ensure the end product will support thorough and grounded expert financial opinions and/or provide quality consulting services to attorneys
Creating financial models and cash flow analysis, completing business related valuations and other analyses as dictated by the needs of the client or transaction
Developing and/or evaluating damages claims and calculations
Providing guidance to attorneys on key financial, valuation, and business issues
Obtaining an understanding of the drivers that affect value and creditworthiness of the subject company
Drafting of internal and external communications, including client proposals and expert reports
Requirements:
Currently pursuing Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Business Administration (with a concentration in Accounting or Finance), Management (with a concentration in Accounting or Finance)or an MBA from an accredited college or university
Expected graduation date between December 2014 and August 2015.
Minimum cumulative undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) GPA of 3.2 OR if your school does not use GPA, must be in the top 20% of class.
Strong financial modeling skills
Thorough knowledge of corporate finance principles and financial statement analysis
Strong mathematical, analytical, research, comprehension and quantitative skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent time management and organization skills
Ability to master new tasks and industries quickly
Demonstrated leadership experience and strong personal integrity
Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments and manage rapidly changing assignments in a team environment
Demonstrated commitment to obtaining outstanding results
Computer proficiency and ability to maximize applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel
In order to be considered for a position at Duff & Phelps, you must formally apply via www.duffandphelps.jobs.
Duff & Phelps is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We will not discriminate between applications for reason of gender, race, religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age or disability.
Powering Sound Decisions

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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%
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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

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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

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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

APPLY FOR THIS JOB
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

Apply here.

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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 


E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Effective June 1, 2011, agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia's Executive Branch will use the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

If you need to edit your application information before applying for a position, please click on the Edit Application link on the left hand side of margin (you must be logged in to your account to see this option). You will not be allowed to change your application information after you have applied for a position.

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
To submit an application online select apply.

Please complete ALL sections and provide applicable details to ensure full consideration. If you need assistance with submitting your application online, please contact the Customer Service Center at 301-952-6023.

All Instructional Applicants should also complete the following: https://gx.gallup.com/teacherinsight.gx

1. SupportInsight requires approximately 35-45 minutes to complete. If you are interrupted or are unable to complete it in one session, you can log back in and begin at the place were you left. Please be sure that you have adequate time to complete the assessment before beginning.

2. Select the language you wish to use for the assessment (English or Spanish).

3. Select First Time Applicant or Registered Applicant if you previously registered.

4. Enter the District Code: 25409329 and select that you are applying for positions with Prince George's County Public School.

5. Create a user name and password. Please pay close attention to the password requirement.

6. Enter your selected security questions and identifying information (i.e. name, contact information, etc.) which is used as your interview identification and will allow the Gallup client support team to provide assistance if you experience technical difficulties.

7. Complete the on line interview.

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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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 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.

Apply here.

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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.

Apply here.

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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).

Apply here.

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 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

Apply here.

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 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

Apply here.

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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.

More info and application here.

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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:
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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.

Apply here.

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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