Restorative Justice Project Coordinator (RJPC) for Succeed Boston

Boston Public Schools Boston, MA
Background & Overview:

The Office of Social Emotional Learning and Wellness (SELWell) is comprised of the following departments and programs: Athletics (ATH), Behavioral Health Services (BHS), Social Emotional Learning Instruction (SEL), Safe and Welcoming Schools (SAWS), Succeed Boston, Student Health Services (SHS), Opportunity Youth (OY), Guidance Counseling, and the Health & Wellness Department (HWD). SELWell works across departments to provide an array of interdisciplinary services and supports to Boston Public Schools including: professional development, tiered instructional coaching, assessment & data management, program evaluation support, resource development and selection, and crisis responses. Target areas (prevention, intervention, intensive intervention, crisis/trauma response) include technical assistance/ implementation, marketing & communications, family engagement, and community partnership brokering & development. The mission of SELWell is to build the capacity of schools while eliminating inequities, to improve the social, emotional, and physical skills and knowledge of all students to support their healthy development, readiness to learn and preparedness for life.

Position Summary and General Responsibilities:

Succeed Boston, formerly named the Counseling Intervention Center, is part of the Office of Social Emotional Learning and Wellness. In September of 2017, Succeed Boston (BPS) with Suffolk University's Center for Restorative Justice (CRJ) and American Institutes for Research (AIR) received a 3 year grant to implement restorative justice practices in 30 Boston Public Schools. This is a partnership to examine the effectiveness of the Circle Forward (CF) restorative practices intervention on school safety and student outcomes in schools in Boston.

Restorative Justice at Succeed Boston

The RJPC may participate as needed in the RJ practices currently being implemented at Succeed Boston such as community building and harm circles. The RJPC will provide support to Succeed Boston's Senior Director and Program Manager with all office duties related to the grant such as filing, copying materials, database management and other duties as assigned by Succeed Boston's Director.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Grant Management & Grant Operations:

* Assist with development and implementation of project management tools such as work plans, timelines, deadlines

* Assist with project planning and implementation of pertinent activities

* Compile, manage and maintain spreadsheets, graphs, reports based on data collected; and assist in grant and district monitoring requirements

* With Suffolk Center for Restorative Justice, will assist in identifying opportunities to develop and deliver professional development to department and district staff

* Maintain notes of meetings with schools, RJ Coordinators, and the Center for Restorative Justice

* Prepare high quality products such as Powerpoint presentations, flyers, brochures and letters

* Utilize available outlets (websites, social media, etc.) to publicize the work

* Appropriately update supervisor regarding progress towards project goals and supports needed

* Attend RJ meetings with Succeed Boston's team as needed

* Support School Restorative Justice Coordinators

Grant Data Management:

* Analyze grant's implementation data and coordinate areas of need with Succeed Boston's Senior Director, Program Manager as well as with Suffolk CRJ & AIR

* Oversee the tracking and recording of whole school and individual student data as needed regarding RJ implementation

* Develop and maintain case management systems; determine mechanisms to ensure services are effectively deployed and monitored using data

* Collect/enter into tracking system, maintain and support the dissemination of data regarding the schools part of the grant


* Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years of managerial experience including office systems management

* Excellent planning, project management and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail

* Strong ability to work as part of an active team, work simultaneously on multiple tasks and projects, prioritizing daily activities

* 1-3 years working in urban districts

* Skilled in the use of technology to support effective communications, presentation design and delivery, and data management

* Proficiency with Microsoft programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Access

* Ability in developing/maintaining websites

* Ability to gather data and develop spreadsheets and reports as well as maintain Succeed Boston's database and its requirements

* Strong organizational, written and oral communication skills

* Very strong interpersonal skills, ability to develop good relationships and network with various diverse populations

* Compassionate and inclusive and able to empathize with others in stressful situations

* Growth mindset orientation

* Resident of Boston

* Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment


* Commitment to young people and the values, principles of Restorative Justice

* Bilingual (Spanish)

* Knowledge of restorative justice work within schools, organizations and/or the juvenile justice arenas or interest to learn and participate in professional development opportunities provided by Suffolk University's Center for restorative Justice

TERMS: Managerial, Tier C , This position subject to the City of Boston residency requirement."

Please refer to (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.