The Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program is hiring a mediator who will be responsible for supporting existing program activities and developing new projects. The program seeks someone with significant experience in conflict resolution and consensus building, as well as expertise in training and capacity building. The anticipated start date for the position is Aug.1.
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Capacity building: Develop curriculum and provide instructional support for workshops and other training programs. This can also include guest speaking in the College of Law and other graduate-level courses across campus. If interested and qualified, there may be opportunities to teach Environmental Conflict Resolution or Conflict Management at the College of Law.
Third-party neutral services: Provide process design, mediation, facilitation, conflict coaching, and/or other third-party neutral services on request from stakeholders. This includes work on projects the EDR Program is already involved in, and developing new projects that demonstrate best practices, pilot new approaches, and/or provide skill development opportunities for students.
Public education: Identify opportunities to conduct situation assessments or convene dialogues to proactively address ENR issues of local, regional, and national importance by bringing together stakeholders of differing ideologies to identify common ground.
Convening and situation assessments: Identify opportunities to conduct situation assessments or convene dialogues to proactively address ENR issues of local, regional, and national importance by bringing together stakeholders of differing ideologies to identify common ground.
Program development: Work with the director on program development activities, such as newsletters, conference presentations, fundraising, donor relations, and grant writing.
Research: Engage in research and writing, to the extent the applicant is interested and has time available. Development of a case study library highlighting best practices and lessons learned would be very useful to the program.
The EDR Program was established in 2012 as part of the Wallace Stegner Center at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.
The program promotes collaboration, mediation, and other dispute resolution processes as a means to address contemporary environmental and natural resource (ENR) conflicts, with particular focus on Utah and the Mountain West.
The program encompasses four general categories of activity:
- academic instruction;
- public education;
- research and analysis; and
- process design, facilitation and mediation services.
More information about the EDR Program’s mission and activities is available on the EDR Program website.
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