We’re Hiring: Family Mediation Program Coordinator

Employment Opportunity

Dispute Resolution Program – Family Mediation Program Coordinator

Part-time: 16 hours/week

Accepting Resumes through January 4, 2019

Send cover letter and resume to: Don Han, Operations Manager
[email protected]

SALARY RANGE: $1387 to $1770 per month based on experience.
Benefits include pro-rated vacation, sick leave and holidays.


A screening of applications will determine the most qualified candidates who will be invited to an interview.
Interviews may include a short written test and/or mediation skill demonstration.


General Duties: Under the supervision of the Program Director:

  • Conduct family mediation-focused trainings for mediators
  • Provide intake for new mediation clients, screen for domestic violence and assign cases to mediators
  • Maintain community, court and family mediation caseload
  • Conduct outreach and marketing with limited budget
  • Consult on programmatic procedures and policies
  • Spot legal issues and research applicable law
  • Recruit, train, mentor and manage volunteer mediators

Minimum Qualifications: A BA/BS degree and three years of substantial experience demonstrating possession of the knowledge and abilities listed below:

  • Documentation of DRPA-certified mediation training and family mediation training
  • Working knowledge of California family law and family law mediation
  • Experience working with family law matters, e.g. drafting judgments, calculating child support, etc.
  • Experience in program or practice development, including managing and mentoring individuals
  • Experience as at rainer, preferably in family law and mediation

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence and State Bar of California active member in good standing
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish)
  • Knowledge and experience in elder mediation

Ability to:

  • Work with diverse groups and individuals to promote cooperative and amicable resolution of conflicts
  • Deal tactfully and respectfully with sensitive issues involving divergent viewpoints and cultures
  • Communicate with grassroots community people in a non-patronizing manner
  • Build collaborative relationships with court personnel, judicial officers, and community partners
  • Work independently; be organized and able to work on multiple tasks
  • Prepare comprehensive written and oral reports

Knowledge of:

  • Individual and intergroup relations and problem-solving techniques
  • Human and civil rights issues especially as they pertain to the community
  • Mediation process and skills, particularly facilitative and restorative justice approaches
  • The court system and its processes, particularly family court
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