NCDD Friends, NAFCM - the National Association for Community Mediation, are accepting applications for the 2023 Incentive for Emerging Community Mediation Center (CMC). For those in conflict and peace work, this is a great opportunity to join the next cohort of emerging community centers. Learn more in the post below and on the NAFCM site here. Thank you to D.G. Mawn, NAFCM's President, for sharing this announcement with the NCDD network!
2023 Incentive for Emerging Community Mediation Center (CMC)
Opportunity is knocking, today, for those working on their own or informally to help create peace, address issues of social justice, and, strengthen connections with their communities.
If you or your group wants to strengthen and sustain your work then you may be ready to join our next cohort of emerging community centers. A new round of support, thanks to funding provided by the JAMS Foundation, is now available.
Interested community leads may reach out to Jill Cheeks (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a 15-minute conversation to take place between June 1st – June 15th for an overview of the emerging center process before completing the application. Read more here for additional information and application steps. Read Elaine Dickhoner’s story in the next column for inspiration!
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For our IAP2 friends in North America - the U.S. and Canada chapters of the International Association for Public Participation are now accepting nominees for the 2023 Core Values Awards. These awards celebrate individuals and organization doing public participation and engagement work that best showcase the IAP2 Core Values. Both countries' chapters have deadlines of Wednesday, May 31st. In the post below you'll find the U.S. and Canadian announcements, respectively.
IAP2 USA 2023 Core Values Awards
Each year, IAP2 Affiliates around the world celebrate excellence in the profession through the IAP2 Core Values Awards. The awards go to projects and organizations which best demonstrate IAP2's Core Values and help to raise the bar in the field of public engagement by sharing best practices and inspiring the P2 community to learn from one another. As a friendly competition, the Core Values Awards encourage new approaches and innovative uses of existing ones.
Each year winners of the "national" awards (see below) go on to compete against winners from other IAP2 affiliates from around the world.
Learn more on IAP2 USA site at: https://iap2usa.org/cva.
IAP2 Canada 2023 Core Values Awards
The annual International Association for Public Participation’s (IAP2 Canada) Core Values Awards recognize and encourage organizations and individuals in the practice of public participation and engagement - promoting excellence, quality and innovation in the way they execute their projects and programs and exemplify the IAP2 Core Values.
The award categories:
Why apply for the Core Values Awards?
Learn more on IAP2 Canada site at: https://iap2canada.ca/Core_Values_Awards/.
Interfaith America is offering an exciting fellowship and leadership development opportunity for interfaith emerging leaders. "The Sacred Journey Fellowship provides two years of support including $15,000, coaching, a cohort experience, and workshops to interfaith leaders who demonstrate the power of interfaith cooperation to bridge deep divisions in America’s civic fabric." Applications are due June 16th. Learn more in the post below and on the Interfaith America's site here.
Sacred Journey Fellowship
The Sacred Journey Fellowship is dedicated to supporting the leadership development of our most outstanding and experienced members of Interfaith America’s Emerging Leaders Networks and those beyond our network. The fellowship will bring together a cohort of ten civically engaged leaders to support, inspire, and connect bridgebuilding efforts across various sectors. With the generous support of Fellowship in Prayer, we are dedicated to investing in the ongoing leadership development, and collaboration among this dynamic group of interfaith leaders.
Interfaith America will create spaces for these individuals to continue building their interfaith leadership skills while also harnessing the mutual power of their relationships toward achieving the common good. Through this program, and with the support of Fellowship in Prayer, the Fellows will engage in individual and collaborative projects that will offer interfaith solutions within their professional, social, and community networks.
Learn more details at: www.interfaithamerica.org/grants/sacred-journey-fellowship/.
The Interactivity Foundation (IF) announces an opening for a full-time position of Visiting Fellow. This position is for an original term of two years, with the possibility of renewal or transition to a permanent position. This is a hybrid position, largely remote with the possibility of some in-person activities. Learn more about the position and how to apply here: https://www.interactivityfoundation.org/were-hiring/
The Interactivity Foundation is a small nonprofit operating foundation whose mission is to strengthen our democracy through the use of a small-group discussion process to explore diverse perspectives and generate an expanding set of divergent possibilities for addressing complex areas of concern. The Visiting Fellow will collaborate on, and eventually lead, activities in IF’s core focal areas of 1) Sustained Dialogue Projects, 2) Community Conversations, and 3) Education.
We recognize that there is no one single path to being successful in this position, so we are open and committed to looking at candidates who have traveled different pathways. Successful candidates will show:
The Interactivity Foundation views diversity as foundational to democracy and to our mission to strengthen democracy through inclusive and robust civic discourse. IF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment for all employees. For full consideration, please apply by January 29, 2023.
NCDD is excited to share these three job opportunities with you all. Please read on for more information and links to the opportunities. Best of luck to those who apply!
Commission on Ca State Govt Organization & Economy - Communications and Outreach Analyst
Do you want to help promote and implement well-researched recommendations that aim to improve the lives of Californians? Come join the respected Little Hoover Commission as a Communications and Outreach Analyst in this unique opportunity where you can help make a significant impact in state government!
The Little Hoover Commission is California’s independent oversight agency. The Commission researches and investigates state government operations and policy, and makes recommendations to the Governor and Legislature to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government.
The new Communications and Outreach Analyst will assist in all efforts to communicate the Commission’s work to external audiences and to implement its report recommendations.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, though operating with substantial independence, the Communications and Outreach Analyst will:
NCDD is excited to share the below Fellowship opportunity from Mediators Beyond Borders International! Read on for more information and how to apply.
Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) is an impact organization that builds local skills for peace and promotes mediation worldwide. We bring together experienced volunteer mediators to improve conflict resolution capacity and support alternative approaches to expressing, negotiating, and resolving interpersonal, political, economic, social, ethnic, and religious differences.
MBBI has been engaged in training peacebuilders, supporting and facilitating a variety of local and national peace processes in regions around the world. We have done this with nimble adaptations to conditions created by the pandemic and remained focused on inclusion and adaptation. One of these processes is focused on creating space for the different factions to jointly develop a platform that can be used as part of the larger national peace process and this effort is led by MBBI’s SE Asian Representative Shadia Marhaban. MBBI is looking for a peace practitioner interested in capturing the process, learning from this initiative, and assisting in possible next steps.
Below are two opportunities to work with the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University. Best of luck to all who apply!
Analyst, Dialogue and Engagement (APSA, Gr. 7)
The Coordinator, Dialogue and Engagement supports the SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre (Centre for Dialogue) social enterprise, which conducts citizen and stakeholder engagement on behalf of government clients. The role manages the design and delivery of dialogue and engagement projects at the Centre for Dialogue, including the operations of the Projects Team. The Coordinator oversees the completion of major engagement deliverables and maintains infrastructure and planning tools across the Projects Team.
Bachelor's degree in Arts, Business, Communications, Social Sciences or another relevant discipline, and three years of relevant experience in consulting, public policy, planning, project management, communications, public engagement or similar fields, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Coordinator, Dialogue and Engagement, (APSA, Gr. 6)
The Coordinator, Dialogue and Engagement supports the Centre's social enterprise by helping to implement stakeholder and public dialogue engagement initiatives on behalf of government clients, as well as support other dialogue and engagement projects at SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The position is responsible for the delivery of stakeholder outreach activities, research and authoring sections of documents. The role oversees the work of students and volunteers. The Coordinator's key functions include servicing government clients through the Centre's social enterprise, supporting capacity building programming, assisting in the delivery of dialogue-based programming, and enabling collaboration between and across Centre programming.
Bachelor's degree in Arts, Business, Communications, Social Sciences or another relevant discipline, with one year of relevant experience in consulting, public policy, planning, project management, communications, public engagement or similar fields, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Check out the below recent job postings. Best of luck to all who apply!
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.
2 Job Opportunities: Program Manager, Mitigating Wildfire & Budget Coordinator at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
The SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
The Centre uses dialogue and engagement to facilitate transformative conversations and create real-world impact for society’s most pressing challenges.
We strengthen Canadian democracy by promoting democratic values and innovation, spread best practices by providing dialogue training and tools, and help governments to engage citizens and stakeholders through our consulting services.
As a bridge between the university and community, we enable student success through the Semester in Dialogue and other experiential learning opportunities and provide a home to select initiatives run by our Dialogue Fellows and Associates.
The Centre is hiring for two job positions (Program Manager & Budget Coordinator). You can find their descriptions & links to the application below.
Program Manager, Mitigating Wildfire
Do you want to help mitigate the impact of catastrophic wildfires in British Columbia? Are you passionate about combatting climate change, protecting biodiversity, effective forestry management, and building consensus through dialogue? Are you a proactive program manager with experience in brokering partnerships and dialogue-based events? Are you excited for the opportunity to work for a globally recognized convener of dialogue, and to embody an inclusive approach to engagement across government, industry, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities?
If your answer to these questions is yes, then please apply now to the role of Program Manager, Mitigating Wildfire at SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
To view the detailed job description, and to apply, please visit the SFU Careers site:
Are you a spreadsheet genius with a knack for managing and creating financial systems and processes? As the Budget Coordinator at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, you work within university systems to complete day-to-day functions and create efficient solutions to financial complexities that help power dialogue and engagement programming. You take a customer service approach when interacting with any stakeholder and have a high attention to detail. Your organizational skills, care and problem-solving set you apart and you are ready to join a financial team that supports a fast-paced and dynamic organization creating positive and enduring social change.
To see the detailed job posting, and to apply, please visit the SFU Careers site:
Thank you Phil Chalk for submitting these jobs, please email him with any questions: email@example.com