Restorative Justice Coordinator

Location
Brooklyn, New York
Salary
Starting salary is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will dep
Posted
Aug 05, 2019
Closes
Sep 04, 2019
Focus Areas
Education
Position Type
Full Time

Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of immigrant and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road New York operates community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; Brentwood, Long Island and White Plains, Westchester County. With a membership of 23,000, MRNY tackles the critical issues facing our communities, including workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights and civil rights, TGNCIQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform. (TGNCIQ = transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex and queer)

Make the Road New York's Youth Power Project reaches working class youth of color and supports them in becoming effective thinkers, leaders and change-makers.  Make the Road New York is the lead partner to the four high schools at Bushwick Campus Community School Our School Based Team works on campus supporting all four schools. A community school is a hub of resources, programs, and services that contribute to meeting the needs and building on the strengths of the whole student, family and broader community. It supports a culture of community where trust and accountability among all stakeholders are nurtured and strengthened.

Make the Road New York (MRNY) is seeking a full time Restorative Justice Coordinator to be a part of our School Based Team at Bushwick Campus Community School to support and implement restorative justice . Restorative Justice is an integral part of our community school strategy as it builds and strengthens relationships and supports all school stakeholders to respond to conflict and harm in a way that encourages social emotional growth. Applicants must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends.

 Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with school administration, youth and MRNY staff to create and maintain a vision for restorative school climate and culture at Bushwick Campus
  • Conduct a yearly school climate needs assessment, on the needs of students, families, administrators, and school community to continuously inform the school vision
  • Collaborate with the Community School Director, the Community Engagement Coordinator, and the Campus Restorative Justice Action Team to create campus-wide plan and individual school plans for supporting and sustaining the implementation of restorative approaches
  • Lead an action team of school stakeholders responsible for implementing and sustaining the restorative justice implementation plan
  • Facilitate ongoing restorative justice trainings for key school stakeholders (youth, staff, and families)
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Community Engagement Coordinator to implement  community building circles as well as workshops in restorative justice approaches with students and parents
  • Act as the point person for out-of-classroom interventions (e.g., restorative conversations/mediations; circles; reintegration meetings) and support teachers in facilitating in-classroom interventions (e.g., talking circles/connection circles/community builders)
  • Track and report data on all student interventions
  • Participate in monthly community school team meetings
  • Ensure restorative justice practices are integrated with a racial justice lens

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Experience using restorative justice practices such as restorative circles and conferences for community building, accountability, in response to harm and conflict, and for re-integration.
  • Experience working in school based settings, with knowledge of youth development theories
  • Expertise in skills and knowledge of restorative practices and restorative justice including: philosophy, principles, models, interventions, forms, and techniques with a focus on communities of color
  • Commitment to social  and racial justice and knowledge of community organizations

Job Competencies:

  • Strong outreach, interpersonal, writing, and communication skills;
  • Strong ability to work with a team as well as independently;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders including  youth, educators, families and communities from a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish a plus

Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive annual salary based on a democratically designed salary scale, depending on relevant work experience, education, and other factors. MRNY offers a generous benefit package including health insurance and 401K

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should email cover letters and resumes to communityschooljobs@maketheroadny.org

Applications will be accepted until August 23rd, 2019. Salary commensurate with experience, depending on relevant work experience and education. MRNY offers a generous benefit package including health insurance, maternity/paternity leave, and 401K.

MRNY is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without Discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.