EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Senior Conflict Resolution Specialist in Family Law

This is a part-time position: 24 Hours Per Week

Accepting Applications until Noon on September 30, 2022
Send cover letter and resume to: Marco Ortega at marco@ochumanrelations.org
Please submit cover letter and resume in pdf format.

In collaboration with other Dispute Resolution team members, this individual will support the delivery of mediation services provided to Orange County residents by the Orange County Human Relations Council through funding received from the County of Orange under the Dispute Resolution Programs Act (DRPA). OC Human Relations has been providing these services in Orange County for over 20 years.

The responsibilities of the Senior Conflict Resolution Specialist in Family Law:
• Conduct family mediations both in-person at the Lamoreaux Justice Center and our main office in Santa Ana as well as online through Zoom or Microsoft Teams
• Provide intake for new mediation clients, screen for domestic violence, and assign cases to mediators
• Conduct outreach and marketing for court-based family mediation program
• Supervise, coach, mentor and evaluate volunteers and interns for Family Court
• Collect, analyze, and report program data

• Co-develop and deliver mediation skills trainings related to family law case needs in collaboration with other Dispute Resolution team members
• Maintain open communication with Program Director about priorities, projects, and workload
• Work with Program Director to create and revise protocol and practices to meet changing needs
• Research and learn new tools and technology to meet changing needs
• Work with development team to develop program marketing materials as needed
• Facilitate or support other agency trainings, community meetings, and dialogues as time permits

• A BS/BA degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field plus 4 or more years of substantial experience demonstrating the knowledge and abilities listed below
• DRPA Basic Mediation Certification with a mastery of facilitative mediation skills and a strong working knowledge of alternative dispute resolution practices in general
• Experience working with family law matters: drafting settlement agreements, calculating child support, etc.
• Experience doing start to finish divorce mediation, including paperwork (judgement packets, etc.)

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred but not required
• Doctor of Jurisprudence and State Bar of California active member in good standing
• Experience as a trainer and/or mentor, preferably in the areas of family law and mediation
• Experience in program or practice development
• Experience with case management systems
• Bilingual (Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, or Mandarin) skills


Ability to:
• Represent the values of OC Human Relations with integrity
• Work with diverse individuals and groups to promote cooperative and amicable resolution of conflict
• Interface effectively with court personnel and judicial officers
• Seek out and develop partnerships with other community organizations
• Work independently, be well organized, and able to work on multiple projects
• Prepare comprehensive written reports and deliver engaging presentations
• Have the flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
• Inspire trainees and volunteers to be passionate about conflict resolution and mediation

Knowledge of:
• Mediation and ADR Theory and Practices
• Court system and its processes, particularly in the area of Family Law
• Individual and intergroup relations and problem-solving techniques
• Human and civil rights issues that different racial, ethnic, religious, LGBTQ+, immigrant communities, among others, are facing

• Salary Range: $26.50-$27.50 per hour, based on experience
• Full benefits including health, dental, 401(k), life insurance, 9 sick days, 11 paid holidays, 10 paid vacation days, and others. Benefits will be pro-rated based on the number of hours worked.

Organization Profile
At OC Human Relations we believe ALL people have a right to live free from discrimination and violence based on any aspect of their being.
Founded in 1991 as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, OC Human Relations is a nationally recognized leader in creating safe, inclusive schools and communities, developing diverse leaders, mediating conflict and building respect and inclusion among all people.
OC Human Relations helps shape the future through innovative programs like the BRIDGES Safe and Respectful Schools Program, the Restorative Schools Program, Intergroup Dialogues, Hate Crime documentation, Community Building, programming around organizational Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Diverse Leadership Development, Mediation and Conflict Resolution.
OC Human Relations is an equal opportunity employer