The Restorative Justice Coordinator supervises a team of Coaches and Specialists within the Restorative Justice program, which includes youth programming as well as RJ training and capacity-building for youth and staff at schools and other youth-serving institutions. This position reports to the Restorative Justice Manager.
Coordinate and oversee the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of Restorative Justice programming for an assigned portion of the RJ team.
Conduct regular site visits and provide weekly supervision to designated RJ staff and interns.
Ensure compliance of all relevant contracts and grants, including effective performance documentation and timely completion of all necessary reports.
Conduct community outreach as needed. This includes initiating informational meetings and creating opportunities for collaborative efforts among community stakeholders and schools.
Maintain ongoing relationships with staff and administration at schools and community partner agencies.
Represent Alternatives, Inc. at relevant forums, grantee meetings and community events.
Facilitate Alternatives’ RJ trainings for Chicago Public Schools, other agencies or Alternatives’ staff as needed.
Complete in a timely fashion these and all other tasks, as assigned.
Minimum of BA / BS degree.
Minimum two years supervisory experience, preferably in a community-based organization.
Contract management experience and consistently meets deadlines.
Highly effective as a restorative justice practitioner, facilitator of RJ trainings and coach on RJ skills with adults.
Experience in restorative justice program development and implementation preferred
Demonstrated cultural competency working with system-involved/homeless/LGBTQ/Black youth.
Demonstrated application of youth leadership development, harm reduction and trauma-informed frameworks.
Experience in public speaking and engagement with both youth and adult audiences.
Strong organization, follow-up and networking skills.
Proficiency in MS Office and Google Drive.
Interest in and commitment to working with schools and community- based organizations
Must have a car.
About Alternatives, INC
Alternatives, Inc. is a 47 year old non-profit, community-based youth and family agency whose mission is to facilitate personal development, strengthen family relationships, and enhance the community’s well-being. Alternatives, Inc. is known for its innovative work with young people in providing behavioral health and youth development programs in Chicago. Alternatives has a long history of partnerships to make services accessible to youth and to include expertise beyond the scope or modality needed by young people. Our agency’s mission reflects a commitment to systematic change through work with individuals, families, and communities.