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How to apply for positions below: Please submit a cover letter and resume to director@nvms.us. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We appreciate your interest.

Restorative Justice Coordinator

This position is made possible from a grant from Fairfax County and funding from the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia. Funding permitted, NVMS may be able to turn this position into a full time one sometime in 2022. The position reports to the executive director. Collaboration with the AAP Liaison and AAP data manager is required.

Responsibilities

Case management for Alternative Accountability Program

NVMS oversees the case management effort for restorative justice cases referred through the Fairfax County Alternative Accountability Program (AAP), a collaborative community-oriented response to juvenile crime. The program is overseen by the AAP Fairfax County partner agencies, including: Juvenile & Domestic Relations, Neighborhood Community Services, Police Patrol, and Public Schools, and NVMS.

Primary contact for and engagement with RJ facilitators.

Assign cases to facilitators upon receipt from the Juvenile Court.

Collect, quality check, and submit case work packets to the Juvenile Court.

Track the progress of all cases at all phases of completion.

Conduct periodic case update meetings with facilitators.

Aid facilitator in troubleshooting problems encountered throughout the process/escalate if necessary.

Submit invoicing information for facilitator services rendered, on a monthly basis.

Coordinate interpreters for meetings as needed.

Coordinate with NVMS Court and Community Program Coordinator for database management. Cases may originate from the Fairfax County Police Department but the role of NVMS is to keep track of data from Fairfax County Public Schools.

Ensure AAP facilitator access to AAP procedures, forms, links, and other relevant information on the website.

Other duties as assigned.

Community Partnership and Outreach

This position responsibility is part of the commitment to expand restorative justice practices in the Route 1 Corridor, as part of the 2021 grant from the Community Foundation from Northern Virginia.

Assist the executive director in developing a youth conflict resolution training program by summer 2022.

Assist in developing a training curriculum design for the summer training program.

Assist in identifying and recruiting trainers for the training program.

Develop an advisory council to serve as support network for youth fellows.

Identify organization partners in the region.

Coordinate presentations on pro-active restorative justice practices with Route 1 Corridor NGOs.

Develop process and track the number of organizations and individuals reached.

Create a contact database to reflect the developing partnership.

Develop print collateral for marketing and promotion.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in conflict resolution, criminal justice, social work, restorative justice, or related field, preferred.

At least two years of experience administrative tasking and interpersonal skills.

Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Microsoft Excel; Access Database a plus.

Ability to conduct business using virtual platforms such as Zoom

Ability to work independently, set priorities and manage time efficiently.

Confidence to coach others in the use of technology and the AAP process.

Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Work Environment

This individual works with a talented and cohesive staff. The organizational culture values quality in client service, communication, professionalism, teamwork, flexibility, and accountability. All staff are currently working from home due to COVID-19, with one day in the office per week following distancing & handwashing protocol with masks.

Hours

Part-time, flexible schedule – 20 hours/week.

Compensation

$15/hour up to 20 hours a week. Restorative justice training upon hire; complimentary enrollment to any two other NVMS mediation and conflict training courses after 3 months of hire and as approved by the supervisor. The position does not include any other benefits at this time.

EEO Statement

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 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.


Volunteer Administrative Coordinator

May be one or more individuals. Looking for full 8 hours/day volunteer time, 1-2 days/week. Must be able to work in person (all NVMS team members are fully vaccinated as of 5/15/21). To start after July 4, 2021.Must be comfortable/proficient in workplace computer technologies.

Essential Needs for Volunteer Support

General Office Administration

  • Manage vendor accounts, order supplies.
  • Develop operations systems and procedures; help to develop an operation manual.
  • Liaise with team members regarding general office needs.
  • Maintain and update the password and membership documents.
  • Manage the reception area, answer phone inquiries.
  • Follow up on opportunities to strengthen office operations.

Fundraising

  • Create, manage, update, and maintain accurate records in the contact/fundraising database.
  • Conduct fundraising research.
  • Write and mail thank you letters and other correspondence.
  • Support execution of fundraising appeals and other fundraising special events.
  • Assist in grant writing.

Communication

  • Draft press releases and announcements.
  • Maintain and update Constant Contact general list.
  • Assist in the writing, layout, production and distribution of print and electronic newsletters, annual reports, brochures, and other informational pieces.
  • Manage the organization’s social media platforms.

Training Program Support

  • Design and execute marketing plan for training programs.
  • Assist in developing digital and printed collateral.
  • Maintain and update training contacts, contracts
  • Provide administrative support to the senior manager for training and development

IT Support

  • Provide trouble-shooting computer help desk support using the Microsoft platform.
  • Assist in the transfer to the Microsoft platform, including the Access database.
  • Help to build a robust, safe, technology infrastructure.
  • Develop policies and procedures for the use of the organization’s technology infrastructure.
  • Maintain relationships with key vendors dealing with IT needs – software, hardware, Wi-Fi connection.

Competencies

  • Ability to work with multiple supervisors.
  • Execution of high-quality work. This includes exercise of promptness, accuracy, and sound judgment, meeting required outcomes and the ability to perform all agreed-upon aspects of the volunteer description.
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment that requires quick adjustment.
  • Ability to work as part of a small but cohesive team 
  • Willingness to undertake a broad range of tasks.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Qualifications 

  • Skill in using Microsoft Office platform essential. 
  • Experience in CRM systems.
  • Experience in developing and using websites and graphic design programs.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse work force and client base.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strength in leading customer-focused efforts both internally and externally.
  • General office administrative experience in a non-profit environment.

Civil Mediator Roster

Openings Announcement

Please check back each October/November for announcements of openings on our civil mediation roster.


Summer Internship Positions

Openings Announcement

Court Mediation Intern: Summer Semester; 10-20 hours/week; unpaid position; college credit available

Internship Description:
NVMS holds contracts with local courts in Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Arlington County, and the City of Falls Church to provide mediation services. Prior to COVID, our mediators appear in each of these courts to mediate for plaintiffs and defendants who elect this option as an alternative to a traditional hearing.  In response to COVID, we have been providing these services prior to the court date via Zoom/WebEx. The court mediation process is free of charge for parties and is coordinated by NVMS. The Court Mediation Intern will support Program Manager with implementation needs for the contracts. In addition, the intern will support the data management for NVMS’s restorative justice program the Alternative Accountability Program.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with coordinating mediators for Fairfax Small Claims Court mediations.
  • Compile case files to be processed and submitted to the Virginia Supreme Court for payment and recordkeeping, 
  • Assist Program Manager with tracking results.
  • General office duties: filing, answering phones, organizing.
  • Oversee occasional programmatic activities.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate, master’s or a law degree program.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Familiarity with Access database preferred.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Team player with excellent communications skills.
  • Strong passion for conflict resolution.

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EEO Statement

NVMS Conflict Resolution Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NVMS CRC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.