PCRC – Initiative Associate

PCRC is a communication and dispute resolution nonprofit organization serving San Mateo County for over 30 years. We are a dynamic organization, with a team of 25-30 highly skilled staff, and over 150 dedicated volunteers. We partner with individuals, groups and institutions to empower people, build relationships, and reduce violence through collaborative and innovative processes. We assist clients in solving their most complex personal, organizational, and social challenges by utilizing strategies in mediation, facilitation, training and coaching. We rely on our organizational principles of inclusivity, congruency, collaboration, communication and respect to positively impact communities throughout the county.


Position Summary:


  • Ensure program congruence with PCRC’s mission, vision, values, and business plan

  • Deliver high quality programming based on the agency’s core competencies

  • Support collaboration between various school, youth/family/community service-agencies, and community members

  • Meet data and other administrative deliverables

  • Collaborates with the team to deliver high quality training for various partners,

  • Participate as an agency member in various meetings and events

  • Represent PCRC in the community and connect the agency with potential individual, community, and institutional partners

  • Conducts community outreach for upcoming trainings and community events by using a variety of strategies including flyers, presentations at parent meetings, tabling at community events, phone calls to families

  • Mediate, facilitate, and train as needed by the agency

  • Other duties may be assigned and prioritized in conversation with the supervisor


  • Bachelors degree preferred, and minimum of two years work experience in project management in related field

  • Content expertise in any one of the following: Community Engagement, Public Participation,

  • Dialogue and Deliberation, Violence Prevention, Education, Youth Development, etc.

  • Proven ability to supervise multi-disciplinary program teams

  • Experience managing partnerships with community-based organizations and/or law enforcement

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Training in facilitation and 40-hour basic mediation or equivalent. * If not trained at time of hire,

  • PCRC will provide the trainings to be completed outside of work hours as a term of employment

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Proficient in basic computer uses including data management, reporting, and design of basic outreach materials

  • Successful past experience in non-profit or community service organizations

  • Experience managing complex budgets, subcontractors, reporting, and grant writing

  • Ability to manage flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends

  • Ability to plan, initiate, and execute program activities in a timely manner

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with 1) partners from community, non-profit, business, and government sectors, 2) various levels of an organization, and 3) socio-economically diverse populations

  • Knowledge of San Mateo County is desirable

  • Ability to remain neutral and professional in emotionally charged situations

  • Willingness to promote the integrity and professionalism of PCRC

  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and appropriate auto insurance

  • Completion of background check and fingerprinting

Reports to:

  • Reports to Initiative Manager

  • Supports Organization Volunteers


Salary: Starting Salary $44,000 – $51,000 FTE . This is an exempt position offering a competitive salary and a compensation package that includes medical, dental, life insurance, 403(B) plan, vacation, and holidays.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter in PDF format NO LATER THAN end of day May 24th, 2019 (11:59pm) to:

Human Resources


Please include “Initiative Associate” in the subject line of your email