Fellowship Opportunities

CIC FELLOWSHIP

The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) is seeking a fellow for our community mediation program, Community & Intergroup Conflicts (CIC). Candidates should have strong interests in mediation and alternate methods of dispute resolution, non-profit/public interest work, and be committed to upholding APADRC’s mission.

Fellowship Description:

The fellowship is a year-long program that allows the candidate to develop advanced mediation, conflict management, negotiations, and program management skills.  The CIC Fellow will aid in assisting the Program Coordinator with the case management of Chinese cases; intern/volunteer supervision; and program development and community outreach. Duties may include: training and supervising interns/ volunteers in mediation and conciliation cases conducted in Mandarin, conducting & supervising problem assessments, intakes, case follow-up; and updating and maintaining case management to ensure program goals are reached.  Program development and community outreach assignments may include developing referral relationships; holding intake clinics with partner community organizations; developing in-language social media content; and assisting in development of other projects.

Applicant must have a flexible schedule and available to work and travel on specific days of week – based on clinic intake days and volunteer needs.   Fellows will receive a stipend following completion of the program.

The fellowship will run from May 2018 through June 2019.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Must be Bilingual – Fluent in Mandarin and English; Cantonese a plus. Candidates without fluency in Mandarin will not be considered.
  • Fellowship requires at least 12-16 hours per week.
  • Background and experience in conflict resolution, mediation, or conciliation; preferably at least 1 year.
  • A degree in a related field or commensurate experience.
  • Mediation training certificate required.
  • Experience working with diverse populations; skilled in cultural awareness and adept at navigating complex cultural dynamics.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively in context of small team.
  • Good leadership and able to build and maintain highly-motivated, diverse staff and volunteer teams.
  • Exemplary communication skills, interpersonal skills including effective listening and reframing skills, public speaking and writing.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must have valid CA driver’s license and access to a car with valid insurance.
  • Must clear background check.

How to apply:

Email your cover letter and resume to jobs@apadrc.org.

 

RJ FELLOWSHIP

The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) is seeking a fellow for our Restorative Justice Program (RJ). Candidates should have strong interests in mediation and alternate methods of dispute resolution, non-profit/public interest work, and be committed to upholding APADRC’s mission.

Through the Restorative Justice Fellows program, candidates gain both the training and hands-on experience to manage restorative practice-based programs in in the school environment. Candidates will gain valuable experience managing victim-offender cases, implementing alternative school-based discipline practices, and contributing to the development of an important socio-cultural shift in responding to destructive or criminal behaviors. After undergoing basic restorative justice training, fellows will take the lead in case management and administration, participant preparation, and restorative justice conferences.  Fellows will receive a stipend following completion of the program.

Requirements

  • 12-16 hours a week with a 1-year commitment
  • Driver’s License
  • Background Check
  • Current student or recent graduate (within 1 year of graduation)
  • Travel as needed to assigned locations
  • Receive referrals, conduct case intake interviews, interact with clients, perform casework
  • Observe and conduct restorative justice sessions
  • Assist with community education, public presentations, outreach, and day-to-day office operations

Skills

  • Counseling / Mental Health / Youth Services
  • Case Work / Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Group Facilitation
  • Previous mediation experience is a plus
  • Bilingual (preferred)

How to apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to rj-jobs@apadrc.org

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