Center for Restorative Justice, Associate Director of Education-Systems Capacity Building

Staff Exempt Boston, Massachusetts


The Associate Director of Education-Systems Capacity Building furthers the CRJ mission for restorative justice by overseeing the internal operations of CRJ’s education system work including coordinating ongoing training and curriculum development, client management, and marketing in collaboration with training staff.  CRJ’s education system operations include but are not limited to the: Open Enrollment training program; client training contracts; Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice Practice and other special projects.

The Associate Director of Education-Systems Capacity Building will report to the CRJ Executive Director and Senior Director of Operations. S/he/they will also work collaboratively with full and part-time staff as needed to manage the education system operations and evaluation of projects and programs.

The Associate Director of Education-Systems Capacity Building is responsible for the development of all CRJ work in schools and school district clients – to train, coach, strategically plan, and facilitate their restorative justice whole school development. The Associate Director of Education-Systems Capacity Building will help build the capacity of others to accomplish education system implementation of restorative justice practices. S/he/they will lead collaborative work with other CRJ staff to design, hone, and offer restorative justice training to education system focused individuals, institutions, and organizations, as well as provide more comprehensive supports to both school districts and individual schools. In addition to supporting the significant K-12 work underway, the Associate Director of Education-Systems Capacity Building will also help to build the nascent work of CRJ in the post-secondary and early childhood areas.

The Associate Director of Education-Systems Capacity Building will also, from time to time, plan and deliver trainings and coaching in support of school or district-wide restorative justice implementation. (including coordination with district level or site coordinators; facilitating communication among all stakeholders; troubleshooting at the district level or in schools and coordination with CRJ directors).

The ideal candidate thinks strategically and systemically and has substantial experience with restorative justice practices in one or more of the following settings: urban schools, criminal legal systems, and/or social service settings.  S/he/they have experience building, maintaining, and collaboratively working with teams and clients, understanding organizational development, working with adult professional development, cultural acuity, cultural humility, and is able to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team.


  • In alignment with CRJ directors, manage most internal education system focused operations. This includes, but is not limited to:

○        Building and managing CRJ education system client base, scheduling of trainings, and coaching relationships

○        Building and managing the Professional Certificate program

○        Lead the development of a process for ongoing review and updating of training materials in collaboration with education team members

○        Coordinating, troubleshooting, and resolving education system operational issues with the directors

○        Coordinating with the directors on education system marketing and website development

○        Establishing regular internal education team development and related structures

  • Leads education system staff internal professional development in restorative justice and provides guidance on growth of CRJ practitioners
  • In alignment with CRJ directors, leads education system staff, including setting and reviewing short- and long-term goals; performance evaluations, supervision of scheduling
  • Works with CRJ directors and other university staff (e.g. admissions and special projects) to manage and monitor Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice Practices program marketing, recruitment, and program evaluation
  • Leads and participates in trainings and coaching as needed, frequency to vary based on other responsibilities and CRJ growth, and
  • Is responsible for education system client contracting in close coordination with CRJ directors


CRJ Team Engagement:

  • Participates regularly in all CRJ planning, CRJ team meetings, and meetings with CRJ partners.
  • Collaborates with other CRJ staff (and consultants) on specific project design and delivery
  • Oversees all project-related communication with assigned partners and institutions


Administrative/Reporting Functions:

  • In coordination with the CRJ directors, development and maintain a system for tracking education system client interactions, contracts, and training and coaching notes
  • Administers, analyses, and reports on all programmatic evaluations
  • Provides timely reports and records
  • Represents the work of CRJ and partners to media and community members
  • Represents the work of CRJ positively in meetings with other agency personnel, community members, partnering organizations/agencies and stakeholders



  • Minimum BA/BS. Advanced degree in related field preferred
  • Experience, knowledge and abiding commitment in restorative justice
  • Experience and knowledge in urban educational and/or criminal legal settings
  • Experience working in diverse settings/and demonstrated cultural acuity and cultural humility
  • Ability to work effectively with adults and youth
  • Highly organized, detail oriented with excellent writing and computer skills
  • Public speaking skills and ability to present ideas persuasively
  • Marketing in various media and in social media


SALARY AND BENEFITS - Commensurate with experience plus full benefits package

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