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The New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA) is a private, non-profit membership organization committed to the promotion of quality conflict management and peaceful dispute resolution. NYSDRA was established in 1985 to support the Community Dispute Resolution Centers (CDRCs), which provide dispute resolution services in every county in the state. NYSDRA administers advanced dispute resolution programs in partnership with governmental agencies and the CDRCs.


As a nationally recognized leader, NYSDRA enjoys stable funding and a strong collaborative relationship with the CDRC network, individual members, and other partners. We are also expanding our impact through a comprehensive advocacy and lobbying initiative, statewide outreach through our programs, basic and advanced mediation training, and a new online dispute resolution awareness campaign.  NYSDRA is built on strong foundations, dedicated and productive employees and board leadership, and is poised to further develop its leadership role in advancing the field of dispute resolution in New York. 


Due to the planned retirement of our current Executive Director, the NYSDRA Board of Directors has opened a national search for a new Executive Director.


Reporting to NYSDRA’s Board of Directors and based at NYSDRA’s office at 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 411, in Albany NY, the Executive Director is a highly visible position, cultivating and maintaining relationships with staff, the NYSDRA board, CDRCs and individual members (prospective and current), donors, contract program partners, government officials, the judicial system and political leaders.  The Executive Director is the face and voice of NYSDRA, and is responsible for shepherding the organization to a new level of sustainability and expansion. The Executive Director is also responsible for working closely with the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors to develop and execute strategic initiatives.


To apply confidentially: Applicants should send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume by July 31, 2017 to the NYSDRA Search Committee at:

Equal Opportunity Employer

All Qualified Candidates Are Encouraged to Apply

Disclaimer: NYSDRA does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms / employment agencies / third-party recruiters for any of its employment opportunities. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee or any Board Member of NYSDRA about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms / employment agencies /third-party recruiters to any employee at NYSDRA via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of NYSDRA; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by NYSDRA as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.


For more information on the Executive Director search please explore the following links:

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New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Inc.
4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 411, Albany, NY 12205
P: (518) 687-2240  |  F: (518) 687-2245