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Dispute Resolution Center-School Liaison (CSP)
The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) was created in 1982 and is the oldest community mediation program in Minnesota. DRC’s mission is to promote the constructive resolution of conflict through open communication and shared decision-making. It is the only program offering residents of the East Metro area of the Twin Cities free and low-cost volunteer-based mediation, conflict-resolution, and restorative services in court and community settings. DRC utilizes trained volunteers to help people work together to define issues and reach agreements, which helps build better relationships and improve communication. DRC’s Diversity Initiative is increasing underserved populations’ access to services and is diversifying the panel of volunteer mediators. In 2006, the DRC board chose to co-locate with the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency. DRC’s office is now located in the community center at Mt. Airy, one of the four Public Housing family sites. The overarching goal of DRC is to provide accessible, effective, and affordable alternative dispute resolution services and customized trainings to assist community members in the resolution of conflict and the development of peacemaking skills. The project will center on building DRC’s infrastructure to expand restorative measures to Saint Paul schools. It will involve outreach, volunteer training and management, and fundraising and grant writing activities. The VISTA member will work with staff, schools, and volunteers to develop relationships, as well as systems and materials to more clearly communicate and deliver services. DRC is looking for a motivated and adaptable individual to help DRC build its capacity to serve schools in Saint Paul. Apply today to join us in helping further our goal of engaging Saint Paul schools in restorative measures.
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Member Duties : The project will center on building DRC’s infrastructure to expand restorative measures to Saint Paul schools, cultivating new partnerships, and building DRC's capacity to provide restorative services to schools. The VISTA member will: The School Liaison VISTA will focus on supporting the implementation of restorative practices in partner schools, cultivating new partnerships, and building DRC’s capacity to provide restorative services to schools. The VISTA member will: * Strengthen existing partnerships and cultivate new partnerships with schools * Coordinate trainings and services requested by school partners * Develop volunteer capacity to deliver services * Assist with grant writing and fundraising activities * Evaluate the impact of DRC’s services in schools, and make improvements * Receive training as needed in conflict resolution and restorative practices
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment . 
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Dispute Resolution Center-School Liaison (CSP)

Program Start/End Date
11/27/2017  -   11/26/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/08/2017  To  10/30/2017 

Contact Catherine Keating
91 Arch St E
Saint Paul   MN   55130

Listing ID 66080