Youth Program Services Manager
Mediation Matters has a new position that will coordinate conflict resolution and restorative justice programs for youth and their communities. This position reports to the Executive Director and is funded by a grant from the Department of Justice and the NYS Unified Court System.
Mediation Matters, Inc. was founded in 1979 as a non-profit, community-based organization to provide the skills and processes that help people handle conflict in a constructive way. The Center specializes in providing mediation and conflict resolution skills, training and consulting. Offices are located in Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Glens Falls, NY. Mediation Matters has a strong commitment to serving the diverse communities of the Capital district; applicants who feel they can help us further those goals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job duties will include, but are not limited to:
Conducting outreach to schools, community partners, and community groups to expand youth conflict resolution programming in Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady County;
Working with the youth connected to the Albany Family Court Juvenile Drug Court, their families, schools, and others from the community engaged with the youth; coordinating restorative circles for the youth and those involved with the youth; assisting to develop protocols and manage protocols for the restorative justice component of the juvenile drug court; and managing the roster of volunteers with this specialized training;
Depending on experience and qualifications this position may also be responsible for managing associated staff, interns or others supporting the program.
Qualifications: Associates Degree or equivalent experience (preference given to those with a degree), demonstrated experience working with youth, training in conflict resolution skills (recommended), computer literacy, good written and oral communication skills, creativity and flexibility.
Salary, Hours, and Location: This is a full-time position (full-time for Mediation Matters is 35 hours per week). Salary is commensurate with experience. The position will largely be based in Albany County; all candidates must have the ability to travel throughout Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties.
To apply, please send a letter of interest outlining applicable skills and salary requirements, résumé, and three references to:
Sarah Rudgers-Tysz - Executive Director
10 N. Russell Road, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12206