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Due July 11, 2018

Family Programs Assistant
In 1990 NVMS began delivering high-quality conflict resolution services and training in Northern Virginia. We have a rich network of partners, including the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution at George Mason University. In 2017 we delivered 43 trainings to strengthen conflict resolution skills. We deliver mediation services to the NoVA community in a variety of capacities. We provide mediation services through the General District Courts as well as to families and community groups in the area. In 2012 we began advocating for a Fairfax County Restorative Justice Program to provide diversion opportunities for juvenile offenders who come in contact with law enforcement. With support from the Fairfax County Public Schools, Court Services, and Police Department this program went county-wide in 2017.

Position Details:
NVMS is seeking a part-time, Family Programs Assistant to help the Family Programs Manager coordinate co-parenting education and Family Mediation cases. NVMS is a small office environment that promotes a positive, team-oriented work ethic. The position requires 20 hours per week out of our NVMS office in Fairfax. This is a contracted position, lasting up to one year.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
• Assist with coordination/implementation of Co-Parenting Classes: tasks may include but are not limited to completing class registrations, conducting follow-up calls, organizing class materials, collecting data for monthly grant reporting.
• Assist with opening and management of Family Mediation case files: use Microsoft Access to create intake reports; email pertinent documents to clients & mediators.
• Additional administrative duties to be specified by the Family Programs Manager, assisting in the coordination of court ordered Family Mediation cases.
Job Qualifications:
1. Undergraduate degree plus two years work experience or equivalent.
2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
3. Bilingual (Spanish) is preferred
4. Excellent organizational skills
5. Strong interpersonal skills
6. Ability to manage sensitive information while honoring confidentiality requirements.
7. Flexibility/willingness to adapt
8. Ability to take initiative and work independently with approval from Family Programs Manager.

Salary and Benefits: The position will be paid $15/hour. Professional development opportunities awarded in alignment with hours dedicated to supporting NVMS.

Application Instructions: Send a cover letter, resume, and two references to:
Megan Borishansky, Family Programs Manager: mborishansky@nvms.us.

NVMS is an equal opportunity employer. NVMS recruits qualified applicants and makes all employment-related decisions based exclusively on job-related qualifications, without regard to characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law. U.S. work authorization required.

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  1. Ryan Jacobs

    I am looking to gain experience through a career, internship, or volunteering. I am currently residing in Wytheville, Virginia. I have a master degree in International Conflict Management and Resolution from UNC-W. I also took courses and trained at the New Hanover Alternative Dispute Resolution Center during my final grad school year. Please, let me know if any position becomes available. I can provide you with any additional information that you may deem necessary. Thank you for your time.

    -Ryan T Jacobs

    1. Christine Poulson

      Hi Ryan,

      I have let our members know of your request. The closest center to where you currently reside is Better Agreements in Blacksburg. I suggest that you contact T’aiya Shiner at shiner@betteragreements.org or 540 552-1200.

      Thank you for contacting us!

  2. Elizabeth Swen

    Dear Sr./Madame:

    I am a recent graduate of George Mason University and I would like to gain an entry level Intake/Mediation position at your organization. I received a bachelor degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and a minor in Legal Studies at George Mason University. If given the opportunity, I will contribute to the organization’s success through my hard working, fast learning, thoughtful and interpersonal skills. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

    Sincerely,

    Elizabeth Swen

    1. Christine Poulson

      Hi Elizabeth. Thank you for being in touch. Are you hoping to stay in the Northern Virginia area? If so, I suggest you contact Megan Johnston at NVMS in Fairfax (see our list of member centers on the vaccr.org site.) If you have some flexibility with regards to where you live, I suggest that you contact each of our member centers to see if a position is available with another one of our member centers.

      Best regards,

      Christine

      1. Elizabeth Swen

        Dear Ms. Poulson,

        Thank you for the information. I will contact Megan Johnston as suggested.

        Sincerely,

        Elizabeth Swen

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