OrganizationMediation Center of Charlottesville
Application DeadlineJuly 15, 2023
College Degree Required?Yes
The Mediation Center of Charlottesville (MCC) seeks an Executive Director to join a dedicated team advancing alternative dispute resolution in the greater Charlottesville community. The Executive Director provides leadership internally and externally to build support for the Center’s mission of providing affordable and accessible dispute resolution services through mediation and education, enabling its clients to transform conflict into an opportunity for growth and change.
The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board of Directors and directly supervises two employees. He/she/they must be committed to creating an environment that is welcoming and inclusive and that reflects and respects the rich diversity of the communities we serve. Learn more about MCC’s work at https://mediationcville.org/.
Oversee implementation and evaluation of current programs (court mediation, self-referred mediation, mediator certification training, continuing mediator education, co-parenting classes, community education and workshops)
Develop, implement, and evaluate new programs
Maintain compliance with state mediator standards and contractual obligations as local Mediation Coordinator
Board relations and development
Work with the MCC Board of Directors on strategic planning and organizational goals and objectives as well as organizational policies and procedures for attaining goals
Prepare ED reports for MCC board meetings and communicate regularly with the Board to provide all information needed for it to make informed decisions
Serve on the Board of Directors of Resolution Virginia, a statewide consortium of community mediation centers
Supervision of staff and volunteers
Hire and supervise staff responsible for the daily operation of the Center (intakes, record-keeping, data reporting, scheduling, class enrollment and preparation)
Train and supervise interns and office volunteers
Supervise volunteer mediators and provide necessary training
Increase public awareness of mediation and of MCC
Market MCC services to diverse populations
Forge working relationships with local community agencies, courts, government entities, and other mediation providers locally and throughout the state.
Recruit volunteers of diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds
Develop written materials (newsletters, brochures, webpage) to create brand identity, describe and publicize benefits of mediation, and explain services offered by MCC
Work with Board of Directors on development committee
Direct an annual fundraising appeal
Develop and maintain list of possible donors
Conduct outreach to individuals, businesses, and faith organizations
Work with Board on fundraising events
Identify sources of funding from foundations and other grantors
Write grants to fund new and existing programs
Prepare and manage the annual budget
Keep impeccable financial records
Execute rigorous fiscal management for sustainable financial operations
Manage all finances including payment of bills, payroll, tax forms, invoices for services, collection of fees, investments, insurance
Maintain computers and keep up to date on computer programming and software
Oversee purchase of office supplies and replenishment of brochures and other MCC literature
Dedication to community peacebuilding through alternative conflict resolution
Experience in a senior management or administrative role with supervisory experience
Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Knowledge of mediation and VA’s court system or willingness to undergo training in needed areas
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to listen and respond to concerns of all stakeholders–staff, board members, volunteers, court personnel, and clients
Commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity in the workplace and beyond
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter briefly describing your interest in the position to Brian Nagel, Pres. of MCC Board of Directors, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Executive Director Application.
Applications will be accepted until July 15, and we expect to hire a candidate in August with a start date in mid-August for onboarding.
This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week. MCC is open Monday through Thursday.
MCC does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law. The Mediation Center of Charlottesville is an equal opportunity employer.
Community Mediation Center d/b/a
FairField Center & Harrisonburg International Festival
The Fairfield center has been a pillar in the Shenandoah Valley since 1982 as the first mediation
center in Virginia. Fairfield Center is committed to inclusivity, equity, and the just resolution of
conflicts by empowering individuals and communities to live and work together.
The Executive Director is responsible for managing and providing leadership to:
1. staff, adjunct service providers, and Center volunteers
2. program areas and administrative operations
3. publicity, fundraising and financial management activities.
A. Report to the Board of Directors in general and specific Committees (Executive, Finance, Board &
Staff Development, Marketing, and Ad Hoc).
B. Supervise Program Directors, sub-contractors, and select volunteers and student interns. Respond to
mediator inquiries as appropriate.
C. Oversees the Harrisonburg International Festival and acts as the main point of contact.
● Board of Directors:
○ Work with the Nominations Committee to maintain a membership of 10+ Board Members.
○ Set agendas for Board and Executive Committee meetings in cooperation with the
President and regularly attend meetings.
○ Report to the Board on program/staff activities, finances, and issues of policy or direction.
○ Assist the President in organizing Board committees and assist those committees as
● Management and Development of Personnel and Programs:
○ Conduct assessment for the current organizational structure and propose a strategic plan
to reflect the center’s goals.
○ Oversee program retention, expansion and new program development.
○ Maintain personnel functions including:
■ hire, supervise and terminate employees
■ conduct job description reviews
■ work with employees to establish goals, objectives and priorities
■ administer annual evaluations.
○ Prepare annual budgets with the Finance Committee and present to the Board for
○ Oversee and ensure completion of bookkeeping operations and audits.
○ Promote grant initiatives by:
■ seeking out grant sources
■ supervising the development of new & renewing grant proposals
■ managing current grants
■ overseeing grant reporting activities.
○ Plan annual fundraising and solicitation events with Board committees/staff.
○ Identify and develop new partnerships and potential revenue generation opportunities by
way of networking with other local agencies, businesses, organizations, universities and
● Public Relations & Communications:
○ “Build the Brand” - Arrange and deliver speaking engagements committed to outreach.
○ Represent the FairField Center at regional events.
○ Building relationships with regional partners.
○ Oversee production and distribution of Center social media and publicity materials that
communicate the organization’s purpose and programs to the public through varied
● 5+ years of experience in leadership and conflict resolution.
● Experience with grant writing and budget design.
● Strong work ethic and solution driven.
● Ability for quality partnership and collaboration.
● Outstanding networking and communication skills.
● Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
● Ability to take on challenges and pursue new strategic planning in line with Fairfield center’s
mission and values.
● Ability to build and lead strong and effective teams.
Reports to: Board Chair, Board of Directors
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range : $55,000-$65,000
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
The Fairfield Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion,
disability or age in its employment or activities.