Thursday, September 11, 2014

Job Announcement: Environmental Dispute Resolution Prorgram at Utah

University of Utah is hiring an Associate Director for its Environmental Dispute Resolution Program

The Environmental Dispute Resolution Program (EDRP) Associate Director will be responsible for   working with the EDRP Director to support existing and develop new program activities. 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.

EDRP 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: (1)  academic instruction; (2) public education; (3) research and analysis;  and (4) process design, facilitation and  mediation services. More information about the EDR Program’s  mission and activities is available at  the program’s website.

The Associate Director position is new to the EDR Program. The position  has secure funding for  one year; the position’s continuation  is contingent  on continued or additional funding. The Associate  Director will have the following minimum responsibilities, with additional opportunities  possible according to the applicant’s interests and  background:

  • Capacity Building: Develop curriculum  and provide instructional support for workshops and other training programs. This can also include guest-­‐speaking in law school and other graduate-­‐ level courses across campus.
  • Public Education: Develop content for public education materials, including coordinating the  recently launched EDR Blog. Develop new approaches for educating key constituencies  about the benefits of collaboration and mediation as  ways for resolving ENR conflicts. Work with the Director to forge relationships with the public,  government and other stakeholders  to facilitate alternative dispute resolution solutions on these issues.
  •  Third Party Neutral Services: Provide process design, mediation, facilitation, conflict  coaching, and/or other third party neutral services on request from ENR stakeholders.This includes work on projects EDRP is already involved in, and developing new projects that demonstrate best practices, pilot new approaches and/or provide skills development  opportunities for clinical law students.
  • Convening and Situation  Assessments: Work with the Director to identify opportunities to  conduct situation assessments or convene dialogues to proactively address issues of local,
    regional, and national importance by bringing together stakeholders of differing ideologies to identify common ground.
  • Program development: Provide support to the Director in program development activities, such as newsletters, conference presentations, fundraising, donor relations, and grant writing.
  • Research: 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.

Posting Title:  Assoc Director, Administration
Posting Number: PRN06748B
Department:  00096 - College of Law – Dean

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