Restorative Justice Program Manager at Colorado State University

The Restorative Justice Program Manager (RJPM) is responsible for the effective management of the Student Resolution Center’s Restorative Justice Program, which encompasses court-affiliated diversion processes, community group conferences, impact circles, problem-solving circles and restorative mediations. This position has oversight of the day-to-day management of the Student Resolution Center's restorative justice caseload, ensuring the provision of high quality and timely processes that appropriately address incidents of harm and foster community well-being. The RJPM also assists in the maintenance and growth of the Restorative Justice Program through strategic partnerships with community stakeholders, volunteer engagement, community education, program development and assessment. The RJPM has decision-making authority for the admittance of student offenders into the Restorative program, determining appropriate application of restorative justice processes, selection, training, and supervision for up to 30 program volunteers annually, and oversight of the Restorative Justice Program budget.

This position manages and maintains strong partnerships with Division of Student Affairs units, University academic departments and administrative offices, CSU and Fort Collins law enforcement, Municipal and County Courts, the Colorado Coalition of Restorative Justice Directors, and the Colorado Restorative Justice Council. This position leads and manages communication in high-level incidents, including felony and first-degree criminal charges, bias-related offenses, and student emergencies.

 

Application Instructions:

For more information and to apply please go to: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/73883

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume which specifically addresses how their professional experiences align with the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Applicants also are required to submit the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted until after on-campus interviews.

Deadline for full consideration: 11:59pm (MT) on 2/09/2020

 

Position Description

 This Restorative Justice Program Manager (RJPM) is responsible for the effective management of the Student Resolution Center’s Restorative Justice Program, which encompasses court-affiliated diversion processes, community group conferences, impact circles, problem-solving circles and restorative mediations. This position has oversight of the day-to-day management of the Student Resolution Center's restorative justice caseload, ensuring the provision of high quality and timely processes that appropriately address incidents of harm and foster community well-being. The RJPM also assists in the maintenance and growth of the Restorative Justice Program through strategic partnerships with community stakeholders, volunteer engagement, community education, program development and assessment. The RJPM has decision-making authority for the admittance of student offenders’ into the Restorative program, determining appropriate application of restorative justice processes, selection, training, and supervision for up to 30 program volunteers annually, and oversight of the Restorative Justice Program budget.

This position manages and maintains strong partnerships with Division of Student Affairs units, University academic departments and administrative offices, CSU and Fort Collins law enforcement, Municipal and County Courts, the Colorado Coalition of Restorative Justice Directors, and the Colorado Restorative Justice Council. This position leads and manages communication in high-level incidents, including felony and first-degree criminal charges, bias-related offenses, and student emergencies.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, conflict studies, alternative dispute resolution, criminal justice, social work, sociology, higher education, psychology, counseling, or related field AND two years of full-time professional experience working in a related field (i.e. restorative justice, conflict resolution, case management, criminal justice). Note: two years of graduate school experience can be substituted for one year of full-time professional experience.

    OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in peace studies, conflict studies, criminal justice, social work, sociology, psychology, education, counseling, or related field AND four years of full-time professional experience working in a related field (i.e. restorative justice, conflict resolution, case management, criminal justice).
  • Experience facilitating restorative justice processes, such as restorative justice conferences, family group conferences, victim offender mediation/dialogues, and/or peace circles.
  • Demonstrated experience managing programs.
  • Public speaking experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a complex caseload.
  • Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented populations including students of color, low-income, first generation, international, transfer, etc.
  • Direct supervisory experience of staff and/or volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience managing events, projects, and/or programs.
  • Knowledge and/or working experience of the criminal justice system.
  • Experience working with college students in a higher education setting.

 

Description of the Work Unit

 The Student Resolution Center (SRC) supports the developmental, behavioral, and educational needs of students. Through a myriad of approaches, the SRC strives to maximize individual student success while upholding community standards and helping students overcome mistakes. SRC aims to assist, educate and support CSU students through two processes:

Conflict Resolution Services – voluntary, neutral, confidential process to assist students when conflicts, disputes or issues arise. Programs and services includes Conflict Coaching, Restorative Justice Mediation, Process Consultation, and training.

Student Conduct Services – one-on-one meetings to discuss alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code, hear perspectives, explore personal responsibility, hold students accountable and provide educational and restorative outcomes when appropriate.

Departmental Website: www.resolutioncenter.colostate.edu 

EEO Statement

 Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

 

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