Terrace Restorative Justice Program Director
The Restorative Justice Program Director reports directly to the Executive Director. The RJ Director is responsible for the overall delivery of the Restorative Justice programs in compliance with the program’s mission, vision and values and the TRJS Code of Conduct.
In addition, the RJ Program Director’s role and responsibilities will be fulfilled in a way that meets and aligns with the goals and objectives and values of the organization, including Volunteer Terrace – host organization – in an ethical and responsible manner.
The successful candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following, depending on the successful applicant’s experience and subject to the discretion and oversight of the Executive Director:
· Supervision, in partnership with TRJP’s coordinator, over restorative justice files
· Support RJ coordinator with the supervision of volunteers and completion of case files in a timely, ethical and effective manner
· Researching and coordinating the delivery of education and training opportunities for volunteer development and continuous delivery of safe and ethical restorative justice practices and processes
· Develop, maintain and coordinate initiatives, methods and procedures, including MOU’s with Community Partners
· Providing support to victims of crime, accused persons, offenders, their families, and community members through the restorative justice process.
· Preparing correspondence, program reports, and information summaries for the Executive Director, board members and referring agencies as required.
· Research and grant writing as needed
· Carrying out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
Qualifications and Experience
· Educational background in Criminology, Restorative Justice, Peace and Conflict Studies, Psychology, Counselling, Sociology or Education are preferred but not required. Equivalent and/or other relevant work/life experience will also be considered.
· Started and/or completed a college/university degree or certificate program (preference is given to those who have completed at least 2 years of education or equivalent life experience)
· An understanding of restorative justice interventions, philosophy and processes
· Excellent interpersonal skills, strong ethics, a high standard of excellence and service
· Ability to work in a team environment
· Experience in the non-profit sector is preferred but not required
· Ability to work with Office Suite which includes, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook
· A valid BC Driver’s License including a safe driving record
· Obtain and maintain and clear Criminal Record Check
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Ability to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers and community stakeholders
· Computer and technology competencies
· Ability to multi-task and manage scheduling priorities that may vary
· Strong organization and record-keeping skills with attention to details.
· Understanding of conflict of interest and general protocols and guidelines required when working within the public social sector
Personal Qualities and Attributes
· Restorative in nature, team player, open to learning, committed and community-focused
· Demonstrates attributes of respect, responsibility, integrity, empathy, courage and service.
· A flexible and excellent attitude that ensures the ability to work as a contributing and positive team member.
· Ability to work well under pressure and deal with conflict situations in a respectful and restorative manner.
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
Salary: $25.00-$30.00 per hour
Certain aspects of this job could be done from home but having the candidate in the office is preferred.