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Conflict Transformation Practitioner

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SEEDS Community Resolution Center


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Published 17 days ago

February 15, 2021
January 8, 2021
$25 - $45hourly rate, dependent on type of work being performed

The Organization:

SEEDS envisions a future in which all individuals, organizations and communities recognize conflict as an opportunity for positive growth – and have the skills and capacity to engage in effective dialogue and promote peaceful resolution of interpersonal and intergroup challenges and conflicts.


SEEDS is a professional service organization that offers a range of skilled conflict transformation services to residents, governments, businesses, school districts, and communities throughout the Bay Area. We have an excellent reputation for supplying high quality programs across the Bay Area for over 30 years.


The Opportunity:

Join a dynamic, highly communicative, and collaborative team committed to providing brave spaces, services, and capacity building to bring people together across differences. 


The SEEDS Conflict Transformation Practitioner plays a key role to the success of SEEDS’ foundational programs, offering conflict transformation trainings and interventions to organizations and local communities through restorative processes including mediation, facilitation, training, coaching and restorative justice circles. 


We are looking for a highly skilled, energetic communicator who can deliver high-quality, engaging trainings, coach leaders in a direct and compassionate way, lead artful and effective mediations and facilitate structured, organized group processes. 


The ideal candidate would have a high level of self-awareness, display a commitment to cultural humility, have a strong understanding of equity and power dynamics and would demonstrate a style that is consistent with our organizational model, philosophy and values. 


We anticipate approx. 5 – 15 hours of support will be needed each week. The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule that would allow for daytime or evening assignments on a fairly quick turnaround.  


Reporting Structure: Reports to Director of Organization Effectiveness and Community Programs. Receives direction from Community Programs Manager. 


In this position, you will: 

  • Deliver trainings 
  • Organizational Effectiveness: Deliver tailored trainings to organizations to improve effectiveness – topics may include effective communication, giving and receiving feedback, working with conflict, teaching mediation to HR departments etc. 
  • Community Programs: Deliver public trainings – topics include mediation, restorative justice, facilitation and conflict transformation trainings.
  • Provide coaching
  • Organizational Effectiveness: Coach organizational leaders to improve communication.
  • Community Programs: Provide conflict coaching for complex community conflicts. 
  • Mediate conflicts
  • Organizational Effectiveness: Mediate personnel (HR) conflicts in organizations
  • Community Programs: Mediate complex multi-stakeholder or group conflicts in the community
  • Facilitate group processes
  • Organizational Effectiveness: Facilitate processes within organizations to support forward movement on business needs, decision making, conflict transformation and complex problem solving 
  • Community Programs: Facilitate processes to help stakeholders / groups reach mutual understanding, make decisions and solve complex problems; Hold restorative circles to restore/ repair relationships


This job is for you if:

  • You have extensive experience in mediation, facilitation, coaching, and/ or training and have knowledge of a range of tools, models and frameworks to support you in this work.
  • You enjoy learning new things, learn quickly and can roll with change. You’re open to trying on the “beginner’s mindset” and committed to continuous growth.
  • You are a team player with a capacity for both collaboration and independent initiative.  
  • You are committed to relationship building, restorative communication, moving through difficult conversations, and non-adversarial problem solving. 
  • You can manage multiple projects at the same time and quickly reprioritize competing needs.
  • You enjoy problem solving and thinking creatively. You don’t get flustered if you don’t have all the answers. You take initiative until you get what you need.
  • You have a service mindset, are eager to create client satisfaction, and engage with humility when it comes to working with people from diverse backgrounds. 
  • You have a commitment to self-reflection, self-knowledge, and self-growth so that you can offer better support to those you’re serving. 
  • You get energized by developing tailored services for clients based on their unique needs  
  • You are committed to equity and learning how to exist in today’s current society while moving the needle forward. 
  • You understand that a non-profit is a business and that our work costs money.
  • You love thinking about better ways to help adults learn, taking into consideration diverse identities, lived experiences, cultures, and neurodiversity.
  • You have a strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills and are a go getter.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and flexible with the changing nature of growing organizations. 
  • You love building processes and procedures to improve program impact.
  • You are patient and able to meet people where they are. 


Qualifications

  • Relevant experience
  • Conflict resolution or mediation training


Experience

  • Experience facilitating group processes
  • Experience training or teaching
  • Experience mediating conflict
  • Experience working and communicating with stakeholders representing broad diversity in terms of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, etc.


Compensation 

Interim part-time position. We anticipate approx. 5 - 15 hours of support will be needed each week. The hourly wage ranges from $25 -  $45 an hour (dependent on type of work being completed on a given project).


We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, including bilingual and multicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. SEEDS is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, and breastfeeding and related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, veteran or military status, marital status, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws.


To apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@seedscrc.org asap with the subject line: Conflict Transformation Practitioner - Application. We will be accepting applications until January 8, 2021. Position open until filled. 


The Organization:

SEEDS envisions a future in which all individuals, organizations and communities recognize conflict as an opportunity for positive growth – and have the skills and capacity to engage in effective dialogue and promote…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

English fluency required. Additional language competency preferred.

English fluency required. Additional language competency preferred.

Location

2530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite A, Berkeley, CA 94702

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@seedscrc.org asap with the subject line: Conflict Transformation Practitioner - Application.

Please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@seedscrc.org asap with the subject line: Conflict Transformation Practitioner - Application.

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