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Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, Youth Program
The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) is a nonprofit organization located in Bellingham, WA. Our mission is to provide and promote constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict through mediation, training, facilitation, and community education. This position serves an integral role at the WDRC. The member is responsible for supporting the youth program manager to coordinate and facilitate conflict resolution workshops and classroom presentations in partnership with local schools, juvenile justice and social service agencies. These workshops empower youth ages 8-18 to reflect and identify personal triggers and sources of conflict, and practice communication and problem solving skills. We serve hundreds of youth in the surrounding area, supporting a variety of school districts, individual schools and community agencies. Additionally the member will contribute towards the development of specialized partnerships, including restorative practice initiatives and outreach for parent-teen mediation. The member also plays a key role in developing and overseeing volunteer support. Training is provided, including participation in the 40-hour professional mediation training and the opportunity to pursue additional requirements towards becoming a certified mediator if desired. WDRC requirements: experience working with K-12 youth, public speaking and/or group facilitation; able to provide own transportation to sites throughout county; flexibility, including ability to serve early morning, evening and weekend hours as needed (including some holidays such as MLK day and Memorial weekend); strong sense of initiative, sense of humor, and compassion. To apply, complete the online AmeriCorps Application, then submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Emily Machin-Mayes, in PDF or send to: 206 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225 by 5pm PST June 17, 2019 for priority consideration. This position is contingent on funding.
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Member Duties : Communicate with program partners; Conduct intake for trainings as appropriate; Convene and facilitate numerous conflict resolution workshops; Creatively address individual needs within each workshop to ensure the learning objectives are met; Assist in the development of specialized partnerships; Help design/research workshop curriculum; Represent the youth program at community agency meetings as needed; Co-mediate youth conflicts as appropriate; Promote the youth program; Recruit and manage volunteers; Conduct outreach through tabling and presentations at various events; Participate in activities with WDRC staff and Board, such as team building, annual retreat, staff meetings, trainings, and agency events; Take a lead role planning and running WDRC's annual Peaceful Poetry Youth Contest; Help with registration, set up, and take down for trainings; Be responsible for helping to gather data to measure the impact of their service.
Program Benefits : 40 hour Professional Mediation Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Stipend ,  Training . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking . 
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Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, Youth Program

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2019  -   07/15/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  04/19/2019  To  07/05/2019 

Contact Emily Machin-Mayes
206 Prospect St
Bellingham   WA   98225

Listing ID 50645