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Senior Program Coordinator for Restorative Justice Programs - Child & Family Services Center for Resolution and Justice 

About the position: the Senior Program Coordinator for Restorative Justice Programs is responsible for daily operations and oversight to fulfill the mission of the Pilot Program as well as to grow Restorative Justice programming in partnership with the community to maximize the impact outside the Family Court arena that may include County Departments of Social Services, school and community settings. This full time position will report to the Director of CRJ or other Senior Program Manager.

Primary Responsibilities: Operationalize and satisfy the overall program goals and strategy as outlined in the program proposal.  Monitor and comply with any funder requirements including data and narrative reporting.  Refine the case referral protocol to be implemented by all referral sources. Provide consistent and thorough supervision of the project to include routine case review meetings, supervision of any staff, interns or volunteers that may be assigned to the program, and community forums. Promote the project widely and in collaboration with partners and in accordance with C&FS CRJ media guidelines. Design and implement participant data tracking for program enhancement. Develop and supervise MSW Field placement.  Routine travel throughout CRJ territory required as well as occasional overnight travel to meetings and conferences.  Due to the nature of the work and the availability of our clients (primarily youth and their families) to participate in Restorative Justice Practices, this position will be required to maintain a flexible schedule to include at least one evening per week.

Primary Qualifications: Master’s Degree required.  A minimum of three (3) years of project management experience in human services, legal services or similar organization.  Background in, or knowledge of juvenile justice system. Proficient in understanding/implementation of social media and digital communication.  Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture relationships within legal community.  Proven track record and ability to lead and motivate collaborative multidisciplinary teams to meet community needs.  Training in Restorative Justice Practices preferred but not required.

Hours: Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM; Tuesday evenings and occasional weekends due to training.

To apply: Please complete C&FS application and submit cover letter and resume by Thursday, December 12, 2019.

Program Coordinator - Mediation Matters 

The Mediation Matters Program Coordinator is responsible for conflict resolution and restorative justice programs throughout the communities we serve with an emphasis on youth and families. This position is funded in large part by a grant from 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. This position, though providing services across our entire region, will focus efforts in Saratoga, Washington, and Warren counties. 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:

  • Relationship and programmatic development with court/county personnel and juvenile justice partners;
  • Outreach in all areas (family services centers, courts, administrative offices, schools, community groups) but with a focus on youth and schools programs;
  • Delivery of services in program areas;
  • Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices Education and Training sessions as part of staff team, including for youth and schools;
  • In-office Case management: intake, managing referrals, and working with the on-line database;
  • Some administrative functions;
  • Providing volunteer management and support;
  • Collaborating with other coordinators within the Center.


  • Training in restorative practices and mediation,
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth,
  • Good written and oral communication skills,
  • Sense of humor,
  • Creativity and flexibility,
  • Computer literacy,
  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience.

Salary, Hours, and Location: This is a full-time position (full-time for Mediation Matters is 37.5 hours per week which includes a paid lunch period). Salary is commensurate with experience; access to health benefits are included.

The position will largely be based in Saratoga, Washington, and Warren counties; all candidates must have the ability to travel throughout the counties we serve.

The position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please send VIA EMAIL a letter of interest outlining applicable skills and salary requirements, résumé, and three references to:
Jim FitzGerald – Director of Services
Mediation Matters
10 N. Russell Road, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12206

Program Director - Catholic Charities Dispute Resolution Center

Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties is seeking a Program Director for the Catholic Charities Dispute Resolution Center serving seven counties through alternative dispute resolution processes including mediation, conciliation, facilitation, arbitration, and restorative practices as well as educating the community about conflict resolution.  The Program Director will be responsible for oversight of the program including hiring and supervision of staff, contract management, budgeting and reporting, program and partnership development, and quality assurance.  The Program Director will work closely with the funders, courts, and community partners and will develop new collaborations, and will work closely with program and agency staff. 


A bachelor’s degree in a related field and 5 years of experience with staff supervision and program management, including contracting/budgeting required. 

Background with alternative dispute resolution practices or law is desirable. 

The position is a salaried and exempt from overtime.  Salary is $49,000 to $51,000.  Catholic Charities is an EOE.