Apr 26, 2021

Director of Dispute Resolution

  • Project Sentinel
  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
Full-Time Fundraising/Development Legal Strategic Planning

Job Description

The Director of Dispute Resolution Programs assumes overall responsibility for the performance of all Dispute Resolution staff and programs as well as compliance with the Dispute Resolution contracts. The Director is the ultimate point of contact for all Dispute Resolution program contracts and oversees all personnel decisions made for Dispute Resolution staffing.

In addition, the Director is tasked with the following:

  • Develops counseling, mediation and arbitration programs, including having responsibility for the successful implementation of new Dispute Resolution programs and contracts
  • Attends meetings with governmental staff or ruling bodies to address funding and programmatic issues arising from the activities of the Agency
  • Looks and applies for new funding from the public sector as well as private foundations etc. Works with the executive director to secure new sources of funding from the public.
  • Leads collaborative efforts with other agencies, advocate groups and local government departments
  • Oversees strategic planning efforts
  • Networks with current and future partnering agencies and funding sources
  • Carries out special projects and other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Submits annual reports and reviews quarterly reports
  • Represents the agency in program performance audits
  • Attends the agency’s Board of Directors meetings, providing input as appropriate


  • Full-time, 40 hrs/week
  • Monday to Friday, some evening meetings
  • Flexible schedule 

COVID-19 considerations

  • Remote interview process
  • Virtual meetings

Work Location

  • One location with ability to commute/relocate Santa Clara, CA

Working Remotely

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19
  • Hybrid model following return to work

COVID-19 Precaution(s)

  • Remote interview process
  • Virtual meetings


We are accepting resumes on a rolling basis, but encourage those interested to apply as soon as possible. Will interview until the position is filled with the best candidate. Can begin immediately upon hire. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Project Sentinel to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, religion, age, gender, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, disability or AIDS/HIV status, medical conditions, gender identity, or status as a Vietnam-Era veteran. These categories specifically include status as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning person.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

Hiring Organization

Project Sentinel



Those in this role tend to be most successful if they have a master’s degree in law, human services, dispute resolution or related field and prior employment experience as a community mediation manager and/or professional mediator. But you don’t need to meet these requirements to apply and relevant training and experience will be considered. 

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Compensation and Benefits

$65,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year, salary is dependent on experience.


  • Health insurance 
    • If opting for other insurance provider, will go in 403b plan
  • Paid time off: 
    • 2-4 weeks PTO dependent on duration of employment 
    • Last week of the year 
    • 10 days for specific holidays 
    • 4 floating holidays (1 per quarter)
  • Retirement plan in lieu of health coverage
  • Opportunities for growth include mentorship to apply for the Executive Director position in 3-4 years

Application Instructions

Please appply on Indeed

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