College of Southern Maryland Community Conferencing Program Assistant in La Plata, Maryland

Community Conferencing Program Assistant

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Job Description

The Community Conferencing Program Assistant assists the Director in managing the Community Conferencing Program, which provides community conferencing services to the residents of Charles County and various referral partners. Community Conferencing is a restorative justice practice bringing in the community and participants affected by an event and provide a dialogue to restore the community and all participants. This person must become proficient in facilitating Community Conferences by taking the training and successfully working through the apprenticeship process within 6 months. Duties related to the program aspect include managing volunteer facilitators, scheduling and conducting community conferences. The Program Assistant responds to telephone inquiries, e-mails; and performs intakes for citizens who wish to utilize the service. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable and passionate about restorative justice practices. Employee must be able to manage, track, and keep accurate statistics. They will assist in preparation of grant reports pertinent to the program. This position is supervised by the Charles County Community Mediation Center Director.

The work schedule for this part-time position is 20 hours per week with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed. Effective 7/1/15, permanent employees who work less than 30 hours per week are no longer eligible for medical, dental or vision benefits.

When applying for this position, please be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What experience do you have in restorative justice or conflict resolution?

  • What do you know about Community Conferencing?

College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the college's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check.

This position is open until filled. For best consideration, apply by 11:59 pm EST Thursday, 03/29/18. The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Skills

  • Possession of a high school diploma or GED Certificate

  • Excellent oral, active listening, written, presentation, interpersonal skills

  • Effective and creative problem solver that has training as a Community Conference Facilitator or is committed to being trained as a Facilitator

  • Receptive to constructive feedback from partners, staff, Local Advisory Council, volunteers and others

  • Proven ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies

  • Ability to work with a diverse staff and client community

  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communications

  • High ethics, integrity and confidentiality consistent with the position

  • Preference given to applicants with 16 Hour Community Conference Facilitator Training by Community Conference Center (CCC)

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Access database

  • Attention to detail and follow-through and ability to juggle multiple projects effectively,

  • Ability to work well with people of diverse ages, ethnicities and education levels

  • Ability to use good judgment, respect confidentiality, and exercise sensitivity when confronted with conflict,

  • Ability to stay focused during time constraints and high emotions of clients

Job Location

La Plata, Maryland, United States

Position Type



17,860.00 - USD