SummaryThis announcement is posted for the Chicago, IL area, and will close on 11:59pm on the day that we receive 100 applicants or on the specified closing date (whichever comes first). Please ensure to submit your application as soon as possible to receive consideration.
The Community Relations Service (CRS) serves as "America's Peacemaker" for communities facing conflict based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. CRS works toward its mission by providing facilitated dialogue, mediation, training, and consultation to assist these communities to come together, develop solutions to the conflict, and enhance their capacity to independently prevent and resolve future conflict.
The incumbent serves as a Conciliation Specialist in a Regional Office providing facilitation, mediation, and conciliation services for communities facing conflicts and tensions arising from jurisdictional categories included in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA) of 2009. The incumbent also mitigates conflicts, and supports communities working to prevent or respond to bias incidents and hate crimes committed on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion. More specifically:
- You will provide complex facilitation, mediation, and conciliation services for communities facing conflicts and tensions related to race, color, or nationality, pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related to race, color, nationality, LGBTQ status, gender, disability status, or religion, pursuant to the HCPA of 2009.
- You will complete conflict assessments, in order to: determine CRS jurisdiction, identify key stakeholders and key issues, determine the appropriateness of CRS services, and develop action plans that address the issues identified.
- You will provide training and consultation services to public officials and community representatives that provide them with the skills and mechanisms necessary to prevent and resolve future tensions.
- You will lead regional projects or initiatives, as assigned by leadership to improve CRS's visibility, ability to deliver services, and ability to anticipate and prevent conflict in jurisdictional communities.
- You will develop and implement comprehensive outreach plans for each state/location assigned to you that target all jurisdictional communities.
- You will serve as a mentor to staff by modeling professional behavior. Provides advice regarding mediation, facilitation, conflict resolution practices and procedures, and identifies areas needed for improvement.
- You will perform other duties as assigned in accordance and within scope of the position description.
25% or less - This position generally requires up to 25% travel but may exceed if tensions or conflicts occur.
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