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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.


Arts 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:  No phone calls please.

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