Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3325631 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: July 21, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Mediator - Due to conversion - Pending Budget Approval

Job Goal: The Mediator is responsible for working with the Lead Mediator to provide mediation services to students and staff district-wide. The Mediator is also responsible in assisting the Lead Mediator to reach out to students, parents, teachers and other school personnel and provide training in the techniques of conflict mediation.

Somerville Public Schools strives to create an inclusive and racially affirming environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

We welcome and value different perspectives and experiences in our staff, recognizing the powerful impact that a diverse workforce has on all students. We are committed to supporting educators through a strong induction and mentorship program, educator-driven professional development, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

As a district, we are also committed to supporting the whole child by promoting a trusting, mutually respectful and inspiring culture that values the individuality of our students and the professionalism of the field.

•Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field preferred.
•Specific coursework/training in conflict resolution and/or mediation required.
•Bilingual ability desirable.
•Ability to function independently.
•Attention to detail, and prioritize multiple projects is essential.
•Proven communication and effective interpersonal skills required.
•Should demonstrate leadership qualities and effective consensus skills.

•Assist in processing mediation requests/referrals; scheduling mediations, coordinating and conducting mediation sessions, monitoring agreements, maintaining records, and issuing reports on services provided.
•Assist in creating and delivering presentations regarding mediation and the conflict mediation program.
•In collaboration with the Lead Mediator, provide individual and small group services relative to mediation issues of clients.
•In collaboration with the Lead Mediator, conduct and share research studies which determine the nature. of conflicts and analyze factors affecting. attitudes and morale.
•Assist in the exploration of grant application opportunities.
•Along with the Lead Mediator, serve as a resource for Somerville Public Schools crisis situations and help coordinate professional mediator response as required.
•In collaboration with the Lead Mediator, support K-12 mediation initiatives, and oversee peer mediation programming at SPS.
•In collaboration with the Lead Mediator, coordinate with community agencies and others with related responsibilities.
•Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Reports to: Lead Mediator, Director of Student Services, and High School Principal

Terms of Employment:
40 hours per week- 11 months per year. Non-union position.

Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools. Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Elizabeth Doncaster
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600