Ohio's largest school district is hiring two Ombudsman Specialists for its Office of the Ombudsman. The primary role for these new positions is "to understand and seek to resolve concerns raised by parents and guardians of children enrolled in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District." According to its website, the CMSD Ombuds Office is "fair, impartial and confidential."
Applicants must have completed high school, familiarity with school administration, mediation and conflict resolution skills, and willingness to work a flexible schedule. College experience and fluency in Spanish are desired. The positions pay $25,000-$50,000 and applications are due October 23, 2010. Although the district increased its budget this year, it is facing a significant shortfall next year when federal stimulus money runs out. (CMSD Jobs, Office of the Ombudsman; Catalyst Ohio.)