University of Oregon Administrator of the Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution in Eugene, Oregon

Administrator of the Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution

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Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Administrative/Professional, Legal/Law

Department:School of Law

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:$60,000 - $72,000 per year


Application Review Begins

August 7, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, a minimum of three professional references, and responses to the following supplemental questions:

  1. Give an example from your work or personal experience when you utilized your problem-solving skills and your interpersonal skills to help resolve a conflict between individuals or organizations. Please be specific about the nature of the conflict and describe the outcome(s) of your efforts.

  2. Describe your experience with facilitating and administering federal or state grant-funded contracts and how you ensured enforcement of the contract provisions while maintaining excellent relationships with grant awardees. Please include details about the nature and purpose of the contract(s).

  3. Describe an experience you have had leading a discussion with a diverse group of individuals wherein the subject or topic may have been controversial. What specifically did you do, either as a leader or member of the group, to help ensure an inclusive and collaborative outcome? Please be specific as to when this took place, what outcomes were achieved and how you ensured that stakeholders views were heard, understood, acknowledged and considered in the problem-solving process.

Department Summary

As a statewide program, the Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution (OOCDR) receives, distributes and administers legislative general fund appropriations that support community dispute resolution centers (CDRCs) in Oregon. OOCDR is housed within the University of Oregon School of Law, the state’s only public law school. The law school provides a broad-based legal education to approximately 500 graduate students, offering Juris Doctorate, Master of Laws and Masters in Conflict and Dispute Resolution degrees, in addition to an undergraduate program in Legal Studies.

Position Summary

As Administrator of the Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution (OOCDR), this position provides oversight of state grant funding dedicated for use by community dispute resolution programs as well as contracts established by OOCDR that support program development. The Administrator ensures that grants and contracts are compliant with Oregon state statutes and University of Oregon policies, collects and aggregates statewide data; and works with dispute resolution programs, as appropriate, to promote dispute resolution in Oregon. This position reports directly to the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center Faculty Director and is responsible for hiring, supervising and providing performance feedback for an administrative support specialist and applicable student workers.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

• 5 years of experience managing a program or organization in a relevant field, including fiscal management and supervisory responsibility.

This position must be able to work occasional nights and/or weekends to fulfill special projects and events.

Professional Competencies

• Committed to promoting and supporting a diverse and inclusive work environment.

• Superior interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate with diverse groups, governmental and university employees, advisory board members, program constituents and community stakeholders.

• High level of integrity, professionalism and collegiality; ability to work effectively in a team environment.

• Superior communication skills.

• Excellent judgment, discretion, and the ability to make decisions in a timely manner.

• Collaborative problem-solving skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and develop consensus to meet program goals and deadlines.

• Excellent attention to detail and strong project management skills.

• Demonstrated ability to select, train, motivate, and inspire staff while holding them accountable for performance.

• Exceptionally skilled in Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with grant administration and contracting processes.

• Experience with community dispute resolution programs, mediation and/or conflict resolution programs.

• Proficiency in public-speaking and representing the interests of a group or organization.

FLSA Exempt:Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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Advertised:17 Jul 2017Pacific Daylight Time

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