We are a non-profit mediation center focused on promoting and bringing about the peaceful settlement of disputes and preventing the escalation of conflict. We work with individuals, groups and institutions and offer youth programs and regular training sessions in our community.

We are hiring!

Restorative Justice/Practices Associate

Dispute Settlement Center seeks a Restorative Justice/Practices Associate with experience in and passion for conflict transformation and Restorative Practices, along with strong organizational skills. Mediation and facilitation training a plus.

DSC, based in Carrboro (Orange County) is North Carolina’s original community mediation center, founded in 1978.  Its six staff and forty volunteers provide mediation, facilitation, training, and restorative justice services to about 3000 people per year. DSC’s budget is $600,000. Our focus is Orange County and the Triangle area, but we work statewide and nationally as needed.  www.disputesettlement.org

Please apply if you 1) have the ability to work with schools, courts, community organizations, and the youth and adults they serve; 2) desire a transformative approach to interpersonal conflicts; 3) can advocate effectively for Restorative approaches; 4) want to work in collaborative environment; and 5) have a commitment to anti-racist practices.

Full-time, exempt; salary commensurate with experience; health care stipend; generous 403(b) contribution; 13 holidays; PTO; professional development; flexible working environment with great colleagues; COVID-safety observed.

Resume and cover letter to fhenderson@nulldisputesettlement.org

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We offer mediation, facilitation and conflict resolution services.


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