September 10, 2015

Job Posting: University of Colorado

CU-Boulder has opened a search to replace its long-time Ombuds Office Director, Tom Sebok. The position provides overall direction for the work of the office in offering confidential, informal, impartial, and independent conflict management and consultation services to about 38,000 students, faculty, staff and administrators. Applicants must have an advanced degree in a relevant field and at least five years of experience. The position pays at least $80,000 and applications should be submitted by September 23, 2015. Sebok is expected to remain in the position until the end of the year to assist with the transition.

According to the CU Ombuds Office website:
Sebok has been an Ombuds at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1990 and Director of the Ombuds Office since 1992. He serves as associate editor for the Journal of the International Ombudsman Association and is a former officer on the Board of Directors of the International Ombudsman Association (IOA). He is an instructor for the IOA Professional Development course, Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice. He chaired an IOA Task Force which developed a system to classify the issues with which all organizational Ombuds assist constituents. Tom is the author of numerous publications on Ombuds practice, mediation, workplace bullying, and restorative justice and he has presented on those topics at national and international conferences and webinars. He helped create the first restorative justice program in the U.S. in higher education and holds a master’s degree from the University of Delaware.
(JobsatCU; CU-Boulder Ombuds Profile.)

By classifying this as a job posting, I probably buried the lede.

Related posts: University of Colorado Ombuds Talks About Workplace BullyingOmbuds for University of Colorado at Boulder Posts Biennial Report; National Renewable Energy Lab Names Ombuds; Job Posting; University of Colorado Hires Ombuds; University of Colorado Ombuds Posts VideoUniversity of Colorado Designates Ombuds Office as Confidential Resource for Title IX Matters.


  1. Please see my website and write to tell me how to apply for the position Tom has occupied for 25 years.

    Thank you, Janet Miller Wiseman CDFM, LICSW

    1. A link to the job opening is included at the end of the article.