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Community Mediation, Inc. arose 37 years ago to meet a need for self-determined conflict resolution in the neighborhoods and schools of New Haven. In our heyday, we were conducting 800 independent and court-referred mediations a year, and training new mediators to meet the demand. Over time, our services expanded to include facilitation of dialogues in communities and organizations, and training facilitators to work in a range of settings. In the last few years, the context has changed, and our board has embarked on a time of re-visioning, to find sustainable modes of promoting effective communication in support of community well-being.
Community mediation envisions communities where trained individuals and organizations transform conflict into constructive solutions, community connection and resiliency.
Sustainable solutions can only be achieved through mutual respect and inclusion of all voices.
Empathy, listening, honest expression, and hope are fundamental to effective communication.
In divided communities, intentional listening and speaking are essential for healing, understanding, and positive change.
About the Position
Community Mediation is seeking an experienced organizer and event planner: a creative, and self-motivated individual whose role will be to maintain and build our networks of supporters, volunteers, and partner organizations, and with them, create and run a series of productive community conversations on challenging topics.
The position reports directly to the board president. It is anticipated that most of the work will be done remotely on a flexible schedule. Community Mediation has a co-working membership with access to various facilities at Whitneyville Cultural Commons at 1253 Whitney Avenue in Hamden, CT.
Regularly update CM’s social media presence via CM’s website, Facebook, Twitter and other sites. Maintain a monthly electronic newsletter and quarterly “spotlight” events.
In collaboration with the Board of Directors, develop a plan for a series of community conversations around emerging issues: target 8 per year.
Engage community partner organizations in identifying relevant topics and convening participants for the conversations.
Engage volunteer facilitators in developing the agenda and format.
Prepare event budgets for board approval, and manage all logistical details.
Generate interest and manage attendance, including possible ticket revenue.
Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any problems on the event day.
Conduct pre- and post-event evaluations and publish event outcomes on social media.
Commitment to the mission of Community Mediation.
Sustained organizing and/or management experience, including event planning.
Demonstrated ability to build relationships with community partners, including existing connections in greater New Haven.
Proficiency in multiple platforms for electronic communications.
Understanding of and respect for the diversity of people‘s economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
This is a part-time contract position requiring independent management of up to 20 hours/week.
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and level of responsibility.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter on or before September 6, 2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Community Mediation, Inc., please visit our website at www.community-mediation.org ;