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A recent USA News article, Best Careers in 2009, includes Mediator.

The article also cites the following predictions:

  • An explosion of interest in time for the next International Conflict Resolution Day, celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October under the auspices of the Association for Conflict Resolution.

  • Increasing attention to mediator standards and competence, a long-standing interest of the American Bar Association's Section on Dispute Resolution. Check out its new online resource launched in 2009, National Clearinghouse of Mediation Ethics Opinions.

However, the article does note that currently there are more mediators than there are mediation demand right now. In part, this is because the barriers to entry are so low-most mediators are required only to complete a 30-to-40-hour training course. The oversupply means that most mediators do not earn a middle-class income for one to five years. And even to do that, a mediator must embrace marketing.

"Until mediators develop a reputation, they must schmooze with potential referral sources, write articles or give talks on mediation, perhaps blog or create a YouTube video, and certainly find well-connected champions willing to recommend them. Ironically, success may be more likely in a slow economy as people and businesses seek lower-cost alternatives to attorneys to solve their disputes."

However, you can both built your reputation and get paid if you find a job in the field, rather than setting up a practice right away. The list below contains a wide range of resources to help you do just that:


These particular sites have been cited by members of several different ADR chat groups I belong to as worthwhile checking for dispute resolution jobs. is the largest online job site in the United States,with a 34% market share of help-wanted web sites in the United States. Non-profit jobs, internships, career fairs and consulting opportunities. gives job seekers free access to employment opportunities from thousands of Web sites. They include job listings from all of the other major job boards, newspapers, and company career pages.

New York Times Job Market. It's the N.Y. Times, enough said. is the largest job search engine in the world, with over a million job postings at any time and over 150 million resumes in the database.

Jobs at MySpace.

Simply Hired gathers job postings from a huge set of sites, including Monster, the Wall Street Journal, CareerBuilder, Hotjobs, Craigslist and others. is the U. S. government's one-stop clearinghouse for civil service job opportunities with federal agencies.

Conflict Resolution Job Sites

Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, Fresno Pacific University Law School.

Conflict Resolution Information Source, lists some job opportunities as well as a wealth of information for those interested in a Conflict Resolution Career.

Federal ADR Network distributes a listing of ADR jobs and other useful information. To subscribe, send an e-mail with your full name, title, organization, address, city, state, zip, telephone, fax, and e-mail to Deborah S. Laufer, Director of the Network.

National Association for Community Mediation. Jobs and internships in community mediation. You have to provide your email address to subscribe.

National Center for State Courts, Employment Opportunities from the State Courts.

New York State Dispute Resolution Association includes job listings throughout the U.S.

The Ombuds Blog, lists job openings and information for Ombudspeople.

Search for Common Ground, employment and internships through SCG.

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University Law School Lists job openings in Dispute Resolution.

Paid Conflict Resolution Job Sites

You have to subscribe to view the job listings. Mediation information and resource center. Also allows members to list their services in the Find Dispute Resolution Professionals area.

Professional Mediation Association. The Professional Mediation Association Posts Mediation opportunities to members on this page that are not generated by the association.

Southern California Mediation Association. Job listings are under Professional Development.

Guide to MA and Ph.D. Programs in Conflict Resolutionand Related Fields

Craig Zelizer of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network has published the following:

Download PeaceandconflictPhdPrograms.doc

For MA Programs in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields.

Rotary Clubs Offer Peace Fellowships. The fellowships are for study at one of the six Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution to obtain a master's degree in international relations, peace studies, conflict resolution and related areas or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies. The Rotary Peace Centers have been established by The Rotary Foundation in partnership with universities throughout the world.For more information and a fellowship application, contact a local Rotary club. Interested individuals can also consult the Rotary Web site for more information and to download an application.

If you know of sites we have missed or would like your site included or if you find a job through one of these sites, drop us a line.

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