Join the SEEDS Team!

 

SEEDS Community Resolution Center is a non-profit community-based organization that offers a range of affordable, low cost or free conflict resolution programs and services to residents, businesses, schools and communities in Alameda County. We have an excellent reputation for supplying high-quality programs in the community for over thirty years.

 

We are a growing organization with opportunities for those passionate about conflict resolution. Join the SEEDS team and be a part of providing these invaluable services to the community. 

Community Programs Manager

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

 

Reporting Structure: Reports to Director of Organization Effectiveness and Community Programs. Supervises Mediation Case Supervisor. Manages Community Volunteers. 

 

In this position, you will: 

  • Develop and expand community outreach to:

    • Increase training participants 

    • Raise organizational visibility 

    • Increase community mediation/RJ clients 

 

  • Strategic Partnership Development

    • Identify and cultivate key partnership relationships to expand and strengthen community programs

 

  • Implement, evaluate and expand the following programs:

Public Trainings: skills building trainings open to the public for a fee. Includes mediation, restorative justice, facilitation and conflict transformation trainings. 

  • Develop curriculum, evaluations and digital learning tools

  • Develop and manage all program processes and components  

  • Ensure high quality service delivery

  • Provide training to public training students

Community Mediation and Community Restorative Justice: programs offered to community members and families experiencing disputes. Includes community mediation and conflict coaching.

  • Expand community program offerings, including adding circle processes and other responsive/restorative services
  • Manage community grants and data collection

  • Oversee community programs budget ensuring annual fee-for-service targets are met

  • Provide direct service as needed

  • Volunteer Management and Development

    • Develop and manage volunteer pool

    • Expand and improve volunteer program to increase community impact and improve volunteer experience

    • Ensure accurate data collection and evaluation

 

  • Additional projects and duties as assigned

 

This job is for you if:

  • 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 identifying new opportunities for partnership and program growth and thrive on being resourceful and innovative.  

  • 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 educate and train adults, 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 

 

Compensation 

Full-time exempt position. $65,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience. SEEDS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance and 403(b) retirement plan.

 

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 cover letter and resume to jobs@seedscrc.org by January 20, 2021. Interviews will be conducted the first two weeks of February.

Conflict Transformation Practitioner (interim part-time staff) 

 

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 Program: 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.

Call us:

510-548-2377

 

Email us:

info@seedscrc.org

Find us: 

2530 San Pablo Ave. Suite A,

Berkeley, CA 94702

 

Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Note: Physical office closed during Shelter in Place. SEEDS continues to operate and remote services are available.

 

 

 

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