Seeking New Program Director

Southern Minnesota/Rice County Dispute Resolution Program 501 (c) 3 organization is seeking a new Executive Director.

Interested applicants should submit their resume to SM/RCDRP, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, HS 125, Northfield, MN 55057 or via email to director@rcdrp.org no later than 6 Mar 2015.

Salary dependent upon funding.

The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and overall coordination of the SM/RCDRP. The Executive Director reports to and works closely with the Board of Directors.

Coordination and Management

  • Ensure services support the organization’s mission and goals in order to meet the needs of the community members
  • Foster and direct the planning and implementation of activities that support the SM/RCDRP and goals
  • Ensure the evaluation of the program and overall effectiveness through systematic monitoring
  • Ensure accurate and timely communication to the Board of Directors

Fiscal Responsibilities

  • Provide accurate financial reports depicting revenue and expenditures
  • Ensure an effective accounting system is established to ensure expenditures are within the established budget

Fundraising

  • Direct all fundraising activities; develop strategies for future fundraising activities
  • Collaborate with foundations; government entities and private sources for annual funding

Board Relations

  • Provide the board with information on a regular and requested basis as it pertains to the SM/RCDRP
  • Make policy recommendations to the Board
  • Make recommendations as to goals for the SM/RCDRP
  • Perform duties as required by the Board

Public Relations

  • Ensure collaborative relationships are maintained within the private sector of the community, state and local organizations
  • Ensure the organization is represented at appropriate state, local and national functions
  • Act as organization’s spokesperson to educate individuals, and donors about the merits of the SM/RCDRP services and mediation process
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive public relations strategy

 

Northfield Classes – Community Ed

 

 

Happy Children

Don’t let disagreements between your children cause you frustration, come learn some easy and simple techniques that will help your children deal with conflict.  If you want Happy Children, teaching them how to deal with what bothers them is the starting place.

Monday, May 18th

Wednesday, June 3rd.

Same program both days.

Fun Parenting

You loved the little quirks of the person that you made your children with, now these seems to drive you nuts.  Come learn how to enjoy those little quirks, eliminate them or make positive changes for your children.  This workshop will give you techniques that you will be able to demonstrate and share with your children to help them develop into the person you want them to be.

Wednesday, May 20th

Thursday, June 4th.

Same Program both days.

Register through: website: http://nfld.k12.mn.us/communityservices/

 

Support Requested

If you are looking for a cause to support, please consider donating monies to support this non-profit.  Your monetary donation is tax-deductible.  A receipt is provided for any donations over $250.

If you are looking for an organization to donate your time, and  or want some valuable training, please contact Debra Petersen, at 507.664.3522 or 507.332.0294 or email director@rcdrp.org to find out how you can receive training and or become a volunteer with Southern Minnesota / Rice County Dispute Resolution Program.

Fundraising Sale

BETHEL RIDGE CHURCH a partner with SOUTHERN MINNESOTA / RICE COUNTY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM is having a huge Church Rummage Sale.

If you have any items you would like to donate please contact Debra Petersen at 507.664.3522 or 507.332.0294 or email director@rcdrp.org.

Thursday, May 28th, 3 – 7 p.m.

Friday, May 29th, 8 – 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 30th, 8 – 2 p.m.

Location: Bethel Ridge Church, 1401 Bethel Court, Faribault – Just north of 20th St., across the pond in the north part of Faribault

 

 

FABRIC SALE

BETHEL RIDGE CHURCH AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA / RICE COUNTY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM IS HAVING THEIR LAST FABRIC SALE.

ANYONE HAVING FABRIC THEY WISH TO DONATE TO THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT DEBRA PETERSEN AT 507.664.3522 OR 507.332.0294  or email director@rcdrp.org  FOR PICK UP.

FABRIC SALE DATES:

THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH 8 – 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH 8 – 2 p.m.

LOCATION: BETHEL RIDGE CHURCH, 1401 BETHEL COURT, FARIBAULT.  Just north of 20th St, across the pond in the north part of Faribault.

CLOTH / CLOTHES for CONFLICT RESOLUTION

 

Bethel Ridge Church has partnered with Southern Minnesota /Rice County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program to collect CLEAN cloth, clothes, bedding, blankets, shoes, boots anything made of cloth.  The items DO NOT have to be serviceable, but they must be CLEAN.  Any items “non-reusable” mark the bag as such.

The fabric items will be weighed and the funds received will be used to continue providing Alternative Dispute Resolution Services.  All items will be recycled back into the community.  The non-reusable items will be shredded and recycled.

If your group or organization is willing to support this event please contact Debra Petersen, Executive Director at 507.664.3522 or 507.332.0294 or send an email to director@rcdrp.org to discuss options.

Drop off dates and times for this event at Bethel Ridge Church, 1401 Bethel Court, Faribault are:  Thursday, Mar 26th,  3 p.m – 7 p.m.  Friday and Saturday,  Mar 27 – 28th,  8 – 5 p.m. each day during the Fabric Sale  and again  Thursday, May 28th, 3 – 7 p.m.  Friday and Saturday, May 29 – 30th, 8 – 5 p.m. each day during the church rummage sale.    NOTE:  If you are unable to drop off your items on these dates or times, contact Debra Petersen for personal arrangements. 

THIS EVENT ENDS ON MAY 30TH.  AFTER THIS DATE PLEASE DONATE YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS TO YOUR FAVORITE THRIFT TYPE STORE OR ONE OF THE AREA USA AGAIN BOXES.

FUN Fundraising

If you want to help support community mediations there are several ways you can do that:

Show your support for Southern Minnesota Alternative Dispute Resolution – RCDRP by using Goodshop for all your online purchases. While you help raise money, you can save money at the same time on items for your home, car, closet, or pantry with more than 100,000 online deals, like <a href=ʺhttp://www.goodsearch.com/old-navy/coupons ʺ> Old Navy promos</a>, <a href=ʺhttp://www.goodsearch.com/gap/coupons ʺ> Gap coupons </a>, and <a href=ʺhttp://www.goodsearch.com/target/coupons ʺ> Target savings</a>. Feel good knowing that you are doing more with your online shopping!

Use the link below and shop at Amazon Smiles – a portion of your purchase will go to support this non-profit.  Ensure you identify you want to support Southern Minnesota/Rice County Dispute Resolution Program.

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0263134

You can always make a monetary donation directly to SM/RCDRP and mail the check or money order to SM/RCDRP, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, HS #125, Northfield, MN  55057.  If your donation is over $250 a letter of receipt will be furnished to you for tax purposes.

Uses our mediation/facilitative services for disputes that you have with family, friends, businesses, neighbors, cities, county or townships.

Attend a workshop the Executive Director offers within your community.

Refer a family member, friend or even an acquaintance to our office.

FREE Confidential Consultations are always available.

2015 GOALS

Southern Minnesota/Rice County Dispute Resolution Program has one main goal and several smaller goals for 2015.

The main goal is for the community to come to the trainings; free informational talks and to support the program by using the trained volunteers to help them resolve disputes.

The smaller goals are to get a Conflict Resolution class in the local community college; get an Attendance Mediation Program in the Faribault School District; and to train more community minded individuals that want to become volunteer mediators.

If you have questions about the program or want to help the program reach the goals, then contact the Executive Director, Debra Petersen, LPC with your questions or desire to become part of a wonderful non-profit.

2015 Community Education Classes

Debra Petersen, Executive Director is offering a variety of Dispute Resolution classes through the Faribault Community Education Dept.

Sibling Rivalry:  Jan 27th @ 7 p.m. and Jan 31st @ 9:30 a.m.

Parenting Conflict:  Feb 3rd @ 7 p.m.  and   Feb 21st @ 9:30 a.m. and Feb 24th @ 7 p.m.

Adolescent Growing Pains:  Mar 3rd @ 7 p.m. and Mar 7th @ 9:30 a.m.

Cost: $8 per class

Go to https://faribault.thatscommunityed.com/   for more information on the classes and to register.   NOTE:  There is an error on the website, but the community education booklet has the correct dates and locations.

2014 Year End Notes

Thanks to everyone that used our services in 2014 or made a referral to our organization.

Thank you for making financial donations to SM / RCDRP.  PLEASE continue making those tax deductible donations.  Your financial supports helps provide services to those individuals that are unable to afford traditional legal services.  Checks can be made out to SM / RCDRP and sent to 1651 Jefferson Parkway, HS 125, Northfield, MN 55057.  If the amount is over $250 a tax donation receipt will be sent to you.

Remember SM /RCDRP has FREE confidential consultation.  So call 507.664.3522 or email: director@rcdrp.org with your question or request of information.