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CLA actively seeks to represent the diversity of the arts community in its staff and board of directors. CLA is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. CLA prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is prohibited by CLA.


Berkeley

Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS) Program Coordinator 

Time Commitment: Flexible, 25 - 30 hours/week

Program Description: AAMS which was founded by CLA as a national alternative dispute resolution model program in 1980, helps artists and arts organizations of all disciplines resolve conflicts.  

Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator of AAMS will serve as a neutral third party conciliator/mediator, discuss AAMS services with prospective clients, answer questions, and conduct intakes with diverse artists and arts organizations, conciliate arts-related conflicts, coordinate mediation sessions with volunteer mediators, and maintain accurate records in order to generate required monthly and annual reports for the Alameda County Dispute Resolution Program and other funding agencies, as well as to provide periodic reports to the AAMS committee of the CLA Board. 

In addition, the Program Coordinator will maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego, and work with statewide staff to market AAMS to the arts, alternative dispute resolution and legal communities. The Program Coordinator will also develop program funding, help lead a variety of ADR training programs, as well as recruit and supervise program volunteers and interns, and perform other tasks as needed. 

SupervisionThe Program Coordinator reports to the Associate Director and will assist in maintaining quality standards for the program in order to fulfill the mission of CLA.

Prerequisites: BA degree and completion of 25-hour mediation training program required; JD degree and legal background helpful. Experience with alternative dispute resolution, Bay Area arts and entertainment sectors, non-profit administration, city and county government, legal programs or other volunteer services will contribute to success. Desired qualities include excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical abilities, facilitative leadership skills, ability to work on multiple tasks as a member of a team, flexibility and a sense of humor.   

Starting Salary: $20 - $24 per hour, depending on experience

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, a current resume and three references via e-mail to: careers@calawyersforthearts.org.  No phone calls please.

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Los Angeles

There are no open opportunities at this time

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Sacramento

Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS) Program Administrator

Time Commitment: 40 hours/week

Program Description: AAMS which was founded by CLA as a national alternative dispute resolution model program in 1980, helps artists and arts organizations of all disciplines resolve conflicts.  

Responsibilities: The Program Administrator will manage the initial public contact with CLA Sacramento. Duties include taking and logging all telephone calls and/or emails from the public and from internal referrals, initial case development, case and client referrals, resource development and tracking, program reporting, and general administration of mediation and training programs.

The Program Administrator maintains confidentiality and accurately reports all calls and inquiries. They may closely collaborate with all members of the Sacramento office, statewide staff members as needed, staff interns, volunteers, and members of the public. They must accurately report cases and statistics and maintain complete records to generate required monthly and annual reports for Sacramento County, CLA databases, CLA funders, and the board of directors. Accessing confidential records and accounts may be required, along with some banking responsibilities. In addition, they may be asked to provide a wide range of general research, help market our programs, provide outreach, and event planning, and may work on a wide variety of projects including fund and program development, performing other related tasks as needed.

SupervisionThe Program Administrator reports to the Associate Director and will assist in maintaining quality standards for the program in order to fulfill the mission of CLA.

Prerequisites: BA degree and excellent written, verbal, and professional skills are required. Experience with alternative dispute resolution and conflict resolution is also required: the completion of a 25-hour mediation training program will be required when available. A strong connection and/or interest in the arts is desired. Prior experience with non-profit administration, city and county government, legal programs or other volunteer services will contribute to success. The Program Administrator will need the ability to work on multiple tasks as a member of a team and will need flexibility and a sense of humor. 

Starting Salary: $20 - $22 per hour, depending on experience

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, a current resume and three references via e-mail to: careers@calawyersforthearts.org.  No phone calls please.

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San Diego

Designing Creative Futures Program Manager 

Time Commitment: Part-time, non-exempt and flexible 20 - 25 hours/week 

Program Description: The Program Manager will work with CLA’s executive team in implementing Designing Creative Futures, a creative workforce development program for returning residents in San Diego. The Program Manager will be charged with coordinating with CLA’s team and collaborating organizations/work sites throughout the planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting phases of the pilot program.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include helping to identify viable candidates for participation in the project and facilitating their onboarding with participating organizations, reviewing proposed curriculum of partner organizations, maintaining weekly contact with trainees to monitor mentorship, supervision and support at their respective work sites, devising evaluative tools to measure the success of the interns throughout their employment, coordinating documentation of all aspects of the program, scheduling CLA’s monthly supplemental job readiness, communications and conflict resolution  skills workshops for trainees, identifying and coordinating interns’ support by a   career/college counselor(s) during the  of internships , collecting requisite data for grants reporting, assisting in seeking additional funding as CLA seeks to replicate and scale the program, and other program-related duties, as needed. The role will require considerable personal initiative, creativity, flexibility and innovation, as the Manager will initiate the role  -- and the program -- at CLA. Although initially intended as a part-time, non-exempt position, there is the possibility of expanding the program and expanding the role to a full-time position.

SupervisionThe Program Manager reports to the Deputy Director and will assist in maintaining quality standards for the program in order to fulfill the mission of CLA.

Prerequisites: Bachelor of Arts degree and 3-5 years experience working with non-profit organizations, arts in corrections and/or re-entry programs required. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communications skills, as well as the capacity to work both independently and collaboratively on multiple tasks with competing timelines with flexibility and a sense of humor.  

Starting Salary: $23 - $25 per hour, depending on experience

To Apply: please send a letter of interest, a current resume and two references via e-mail to: careers@calawyersforthearts.org.  No phone calls please.

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San Francisco

There are no open opportunities at this time

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