Restorative Justice (RJ) Hubs are a community led restorative justice approach to youth crime and conflict. Our vision is that RJ Hubs are safe spaces in the community where youth are welcomed and supported in building healthy relationships, expressing themselves, addressing trauma, and developing necessary skills and competencies. Importantly, the RJ Hub model is directly informed by the latest science on childhood trauma. It is designed as a strategy for helping people to move beyond the effects of adverse childhood experiences, guiding them towards sustainable healing and growth. The development of the RJ Hub model holds the promise of reducing violence in our communities and will uplift our youth to claim their full potential as irresistible forces for positive change. We believe our youths’ futures and the safety of the public depend on the implementation of Restorative Justice Hubs in communities throughout Chicago and Cook County. Currently we are recruiting a full-time Fundraising Coordinator; this position is grant funded for two years with the hopes of continued funding beyond this time.
Adler University’s Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice convenes and supports the Community Restorative Justice Hubs. The Fundraising Coordinator will support collaborative development needs for the Community Restorative Justice Hubs. The Community Restorative Justice hubs are comprised of 12 organizations who use restorative justice to provide alternatives to incarceration, violence prevention and healing, and community revitalization in Chicago communities. The Fundraising Coordinator will work to build relationships with public and private funding sources, and will diversify funding streams for sustainability.
Identify and collaborate with a fundraising team comprised of members from each organization in the Community Restorative Justice Hubs collaborative.
Develop a fundraising strategy to increase public, private, and individual support.
Develop sustainable funding support for resources and positions shared by the collaborative.
Develops and submits proposals collaboratively with participating organizations.
Travel is required. Individual will spend at-least 50% of their time in community areas
Identify and write private and public grants supportive of the Community RJ Hubs’ collaborative programming.
Adler University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, genetic information, arrest or criminal record, source of income, or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, provincial, state, and law equal employment opportunity laws.
About Adler University
Adler University pursues social change through service to communities, especially to disenfranchised and marginalized populations, and through its Centers and the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ).
The University differs from traditional education to prepare practitioners imbued with social responsibility, and we build new models for engaging communities in social change. We do this by addressing the wider systemic and structural issues that underlie poor health and that make traditional service necessary in the first place. We have innovated our education and training to prepare practitioners as highly skilled advocates.