Part-Time (3 days per week), Director, Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice Practice (PCRJP) Center for Restorative Justice:
The Center for Restorative Justice (CRJ) at Suffolk University was founded to foster collaborative partnerships to support a growing social movement to institutionalize restorative approaches to community building, response to harm, problem-solving, and violations of legal and human rights. Since 1997 Suffolk University Center for Restorative Justice has served as a regional/national/international thought-leader in restorative justice policy and practice development.
The mission of the CRJ is to serve as a bridge between the academy, professionals, and communities through institutions such as public education, training, technical assistance, research, evaluation, and scholarship. As a community-engaged academic center, CRJ fosters restorative approaches to community building, resolving conflict, and harm in justice systems, schools, and communities.
Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice
The goal of the Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice is to provide mid-career professional leaders prepare leaders in educational and criminal legal systems to merge the theory and practice of restorative justice, into integral aspects of those systems. Through online coursework and campus residency, these leaders will develop the skillset needed to advocate, implement, and lead restorative justice practices and programs in their systemic communities. The program will provide in-depth instruction in restorative justice and the restorative justice movement. With course work and semester-long practicum students will learn what it means to lead adoption, implementation, and capacity building of restorative justice practices within their organizations.
The Part-time Program Director furthers the CRJ mission for restorative justice by leading the co-design, co-development, and co-implementation of the certificate in the restorative justice program with CRJ's co-directors. S/he will also work collaboratively with other university staff in the admissions and special projects to manage marketing, recruitment, and evaluation for the program.
The Program Director is also responsible for assisting the faculty in identifying, securing, and supporting guest speakers and mentors as needed in the program as well as planning and delivery of the coaching and support of the students throughout the program in coordination with CRJ co-directors.
The ideal candidate has: demonstrated experience teaching at the college and graduate levels; organizational development experience in urban schools, the criminal legal system, and/or social service settings; substantial experience with restorative justice practices in one or more of those settings; experience working with adult professional development; cultural acuity and cultural humility; and is able to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team.
Design, Develop, and Deliver Certificate Program:
* Reports to and works with CRJ co-directors to design, develop, refine and conduct all instructional elements of the program including course work, practicum and program, and student evaluations
* Establishes milestones and deliverables for enrollment, marketing, course satisfaction, and program evaluation and assessment
* Works with CRJ co-directors and other university staff (e.g. admissions and special projects) to manage and monitor marketing, recruitment, and program evaluation
* Coordinates the logistics of the program in collaboration with CRJ program manager staff
* Interfaces with students, guest faculty, and mentors as needed throughout the program
* Support CRJ strategic development and training as time/schedule allow (e.g. networking including, making connections and representing the Center at talks/conferences; and contributions to research/writing about the practice of restorative justice, etc.)
* Act as the primary liaison between CRJ and university admissions functions around marketing and recruitment
* Acts as the primary liaison between program collaborators at the institution level
* Administers, analyses, and reports on all programmatic evaluations
* Provides timely reports and records.
* Min. BA/BS and an advanced degree in a related field
* Experience, knowledge, and commitment in restorative justice
* Experience and knowledge in urban educational settings
* Experience working in diverse settings/and demonstrated cultural acuity and cultural humility
* Ability to work effectively with adults and youth
* Highly organized, detail-oriented with excellent writing and computer skills
* Public speaking skills and ability to present ideas persuasively
* Marketing in various media and in social media
Position is contingent on funding.
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About Suffolk University
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