|Organization||Mediation Center of Charlottesville|
|Primary Focus Area||Civic|
|Service Areas||Albemarle, Buckingham, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange|
|Year Organization Established||1984|
|Number of Paid Staff||3|
|Current Operating Budget||107,000|
|Board Meeting Frequency||6 times/year (every other month)|
|City In Which Board Meetings Are Held||Charlottesville (or Zoom)|
Desired skills, perspectives, experiences, and characteristics of new board members
We are a small organization with an active pool of volunteers who serve as mediators, instructors, and board members. The board seeks new members who support our mission and who want to make a difference in our community by advocating for peaceful solutions to conflict; a basic understanding of or desire to learn about mediation is recommended.
We are seeking candidates with marketing, grant writing, community outreach, fund raising, financial management, and/or technology skills.
Prospective board members should be able to commit to attending meetings as well as advocate for our organization in the community, contribute to our annual campaign, help recruit other board members as needed, develop and/or participate in fundraising events, and support an environment of equity, inclusion, and diversity.
Annual Time Commitment (including committee meetings, special events, work outside the board, etc.)
Average of 3 hours/month including one committee assignment. The board currently meets 6 times/year, plus a possible periodic retreat or get together (such as holiday or volunteer appreciation events).
Is a minimum financial contribution required?
Does the Board have term limits?
Board Term Limit
Officers shall not serve more than 2 consecutive 2-year terms. This does not apply to non-officer Directors.
The Mediation Center of Charlottesville’s mission is to provide affordable and accessible dispute resolution services through mediation and education in order to transform conflict into an opportunity for growth and change. We offer mediation services, mediator training for certification, co-parenting classes for parents raising children in separate households, continuing education for mediators, and community education (workshops/presentations on conflict resolution). Many of our mediation and co-parenting clients are referred to us by the Courts. Self-referred clients’ fees are based on their income (sliding scale). We help resolve many types of disputes, from family matters (custody, visitation, support) and divorce to workplace disputes, landlord/tenant problems, neighbor issues, eldercare concerns, and more. Our clients are from a diverse range of economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds, and we endeavor to reflect this diversity among our volunteers. If you have an interest in joining our board in supporting our mission, we would love to hear from you!
Does The Organization have Directors & Officer's insurance?