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Job Opening: Court Coordinator/Mediator at Community Mediation

Position Available: Court Coordinator/Mediator

Position Summary:   The Court Coordinator coordinates the adult court mediation program in G.A. Court No. 23 and supervises the court juvenile court mediation program.

Supervision received: Reports to the Associate Executive Director

Supervision exercised: Adult and Juvenile Court Mediators

Core Duties:

  • Coordinates the adult court mediation program in G.A. Court No. 23, including court coverage and overall case selection, referral and management
  • Maintains regular contact with court personnel, including Judges, State’s Attorneys, Public Defenders, Victim Advocates, Bail Commissioners and others, as needed
  • Works in court on a regular basis each week, engages in on-site mediations and conciliation, and trains and supervises other court staff
  • Conducts case development for court referrals
  • Assists with outreach and public education
  • Prepares agenda for and facilitates monthly court team meetings
    • Prepares monthly adult mediation program reports for CSSD
    • Oversees adult court record keeping and mediation case data entry
    • Provides technical assistance to other court mediation programs
    • Communicates with supervisors, peers, or subordinates by providing information by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person which includes conducting or attending staff meetings, consulting with managerial or supervisory personnel or dictating correspondence
    • Works to establish positive working relationships with co-workers
    • Communicates clearly and respectfully with colleagues in identifying and resolving conflicts while using the mediation model
      • Works to establish positive working relationships with coworkers
  • Other duties as required by the Executive Director and/or Associate Executive Director

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge and a high level of experience in practicing mediation and facilitation
  • Skill in reading comprehension to understand work related documents
  • Effective communication skills both written and oral
  • Skill in active listening and able to understand different perspectives
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships using interpersonal skills

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Received a minimum of 32 hours of  mediation training and have at least one year of experience in mediation, highly desirable.

Please send resume and letter of interest to: Kathleen Benoit, Office Manager, Community Mediation, Inc.,

32 Elm Street New Haven CT 06510  or e-mail same to

All resumes must be received by Friday, June 10, 2011

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