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Current Position – Restorative Justice Program Coordinator

The Opportunity

Resolve has an opening for a creative and energetic professional restorative justice practitioner. The Restorative Justice Program Coordinator will bring experience in the practice of restorative justice service and program delivery to Resolve. The ideal candidate for this mid-management position is a person who wants to lead and support the development of new and existing programs, and actively serve as a practitioner by providing consultation and training for community partners, and restorative justice services for southern Oregon communities.

Description of Duties

Coordinating Services and Programs
Working as part of a team, the Restorative Justice Program Coordinator is the lead for several programs and services. Resolve’s restorative justice team works collaboratively with the other professional staff of Resolve to lead and manage programs in support of Resolve’s mission. Restorative Justice programs currently include work in regional schools, juvenile and community justice, and service to the public.

Managing Volunteers and Fostering Community Partnerships
Many of Resolve’s programs and services are volunteer-driven. The Restorative Justice Program Coordinator will have an active role in recruiting, mentoring, and managing volunteers to provide restorative justice services for individuals, schools, justice facilities, and other groups and organizations. The Restorative Justice Program Coordinator also manages key community partnerships that support the fulfillment of Resolve’s contracts with regional schools and community justice.

Delivering Training in Restorative Justice
In addition to coordinating direct services and partnership management, the Program Coordinator may also serve as a trainer; providing professional development opportunities for volunteers, community members and organizations, and for various partnering agencies.
A Program Coordinator may serve as a co-trainer for the Restorative Justice Facilitator training and for continuing education for developing restorative justice practitioners.

Representing Resolve
Resolve restorative justice practitioners serve as representatives for community resolution practices in southern Oregon, for regional and statewide leadership and professional initiatives and conferences. This may include in-person presentations, specialized trainings, communication by phone and email, and participation in community functions.

Administrative Duties
The Restorative Justice Program Coordinator is actively engaged in maintaining program budgets, generating revenue, invoicing, and reporting outcomes for grant funding. Data collection, aggregation and case management are also administrative duties of this position.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or a two-year degree in a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience providing restorative justice services
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking and presenting
  • Self-starter, initiator, strong professional boundaries, ability to multi-task, and see projects to completion
  • The ability to work effectively across cultures as well as sectors, celebrating and incorporating the gifts that diversity brings to our work, our lives, and our practice
  • Computer literacy
  • Flexibility, humility, and a sense of humor

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to travel to work locations across the southern Oregon region
  • Must be able to help transport training supplies (such as manuals, charts, easels, laptops) to various training venues.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Two years of experience providing restorative justice services
  • Experience in mediation, or another related practice
  • Coordinating, mentoring, and training program volunteers
  • Networking and relationship cultivation
  • Work in K-12 schools or with juvenile or community justice
  • Developing and delivering trainings for adults and youth

Other Duties as Assigned

Requirements for Employment

  • Criminal background check
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license or the ability to obtain one
  • Employees who work with community partners including but not limited to courts, community justice and schools may be subject to drug testing

Status: Salary Exempt, Full Time (.9 FTE) Four-day work week

Salary: $44 – $46K depending on experience

Benefits: 11 paid holidays annually, generous ETO, health insurance

Time Commitment: Monday-Thursday. Occasional evenings, Fridays, and weekend work may be required.

Start Date: January 2023, negotiable

How to Apply

Submit a single-page cover letter, resume, and a list of four professional references (including contact information). Email your application materials (in the form of clearly labelled PDFs) to, Executive Director, contact@resolvecenter.org. In the subject line of the email please type your full name and “Restorative Justice Program Coordinator”.

Open until filled. No phone calls please.

About Resolve

Founded in 1990, Resolve serves southern Oregon communities by helping people manage conflict through mediation, restore harmed relationships and communities through restorative justice, and advance peace through education and training.

Resolve transforms the way the people and diverse communities of southern Oregon manage and resolve conflict and repair from harm.

Resolve’s restorative justice programs work in partnership with juvenile justice and youth corrections with at-risk youth, crime victims, community members, and those impacted by juvenile crime. Restorative justice practices are brought to regional K-12 schools to help maintain a safe learning environment by strengthening relationships and teaching how to repair them when harm is done. Student bystander empowerment and bullying intervention education, and restorative justice implementation are all part of Resolves school based education programs and services.

Each year Resolve produces professional level trainings and seminars open to the public and an in-depth Fundamentals of Mediation course that provides individuals with the education required to work as civil mediators.

Resolve’s mediation services include dispute resolution in areas of family relations, schools, property, workplace, neighbor-to neighbor, landlord/tenant, and foreclosure avoidance facilitation. In addition, Resolve provides mediation in partnership with the Jackson County Circuit Court, for small claims and FED (Forcible Entry and Detainer) eviction proceedings.

Beautiful Southern Oregon
Medford is situated in the heart of southern Oregon’s beautiful Rogue River Valley, just off of Interstate 5 and about 27 miles north of the California-Oregon border. Pear orchards bloom profusely in the spring, surrounded by snow-capped peaks still white with the last snows of winter. The summers are very warm and fall colors are beautiful. Few places in Oregon combine scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, historical, and cultural attractions more successfully than southern Oregon. Medford and the neighboring towns, including Grants Pass, Ashland, and Jacksonville bring world-class arts, fine wine, and a friendly welcome.

Resolve is committed to building a culturally diverse team of practitioners and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. Resolve does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability in accordance with Federal and State law. In addition, Resolve does not discriminate based on gender identity or sexual preference.