Job Posting Description, Restorative Justice School Coordinator
Contact Information
Human Resources Department
215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (4th Floor)
South Bend, IN 46601
Job Locations
Jefferson Traditional School
Application Open: 09/03/2020, Filing Deadline: (none)
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 Job # Description
179 Restorative Justice School Coordinator
Position Title:           Restorative Justice School Coordinator

Salary Range:            Per teacher contract

Contract Length:    Contractual Year-10 1/2 months

Reports to:                 Building Principal

Position Summary: The Restorative Justice in Education/ Service-Learning Coordinator is responsible for supporting the coordination and organization of staff and family engagement programming to support restorative practice whole community learning and implementation.


  • Applicants for the position of restorative justice school coordinator must possess the following:
    Bachelor’s degree and experience working with children and families in a field related to education, sociology, or psychology.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a team of professionals, problem-solve issues, organize events, and meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills in working with multiple cultures and individuals in a variety of media and settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer technology to maintain records, complete equipment inventory, create communication tools, and report student progress.
  • Experience implementing/leading PBIS and whole building professional development. Experience coaching educators through a racial equity lens,
  • Experience developing curriculum
  • Experience working with students 5-8th grade with specialized support potentially inclusive of ELL, SPED and racially diverse settings.
  • Completion of Foundational and Advanced Trainings in Circle, Restorative Practices

 Roles and Responsibilities:

Create a restorative practice implementation team of school administration, and community partners to support effective implementation of RJE.

  • Establish implementation goals and timeline.
  • Support professional learning community and team meetings through restorative processes
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate all in-building restorative practice professional development
  • Support classroom teachers with restorative circles, offer opportunities for co-facilitation, modeling, observation, and ongoing support as they develop their own classroom community circle practice
  • Facilitate (and support the facilitation of) restorative circles/conferencing and mediation for healing process when conflict/harm occurs between students, staff, staff and students, families and staff, etc.
  • Coordinate service-learning projects for all students

Create educational opportunities for students through outreach to community and business resources

  • Provide opportunities for, and training of, students as circle keepers
  • Assign responsibility and maintain documentation for grants and projects
  • Train teachers in service-learning projects and restorative practices and provide necessary resources
  • Work directly with teachers to implement restorative practices and service learning instruction
  • Participate on school-wide improvement/leadership team to provide expertise on all matters related to service-learning instruction and restorative practices
  • Maintain weekly communication with the building principal, by submitting schedules, plans, and any other information as requested;
  • Maintain frequent and timely communication with staff members and outside agencies
  • Maintain and generate a list of materials to be housed in the school’s Parent Resource Room/Area
  • Maintain a database for student / parent attendance to events

Additional School Community and School Climate Roles

  • Work with school leadership team to ensure restorative practice data collection and school goals are reflected in the school implementation plan
  • Coordinate and organize family engagement programming to support restorative practice whole community learning and implementation
  • Solicit and coordinate parent and community volunteers
  • Attend relevant professional development in restorative practices in advanced circle processes: Family Group Conferencing, repairing harm circles, welcome back and re-entry circles
  • Contribute to the school and parent newsletters with restorative justice in education information and opportunities
  • Attend parent organization(s) (i.e. PTO) to assist with student /parent events and provide staff representation


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