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Associate Director of Restorative Practices, Yale University

Associate Director of Restorative Practices, Yale University

Higher Education

The Associate Director of Restorative Practices will support Yale University’s efforts to develop and implement restorative practices in campus programs and activities. Reporting to the Director of Restorative Practices, the Associate Director will lead trainings and facilitate processes to cultivate community and respond restoratively to a broad range of campus conflict and harm, including informal reports of discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.

The Associate Director will assist schools, departments, programs and individual units in adapting restorative practice frameworks to the unique needs of their respective communities. The Associate Director will provide training, coaching and consultation in the principles and applications of restorative practices, to build community, to engage in constructive dialogue across difference, to resolve conflict, to repair primary, secondary and community harm, and to promote meaningful accountability. In collaboration with the Restorative Practices team, the Associate Director will train students, faculty and staff in peer- to-peer led restorative practices, including community building circles and shuttle dialogues. The Associate Director will work with the RP team to formulate online resources for students, faculty and staff seeking strategies, tools and practices in these areas.

The Associate Director will facilitate the restorative resolution of cases of conflict and harm. Utilizing a trauma-informed lens and a commitment to promoting individual and community healing, the Associate Director will meet with participants, conduct restorative intakes, assess readiness, support participants in the restorative resolution process and when needed, draft resolution agreements.

The Associate Director will assist in qualitative and quantitative program assessment and undertake other duties as assigned by the Director of Restorative Practices.

Skills & Abilities

1. Demonstrated ability in successfully facilitating a range of restorative practices, e.g.,  shuttle dialogue, facilitated dialogue, mediation, circles, and restorative conferencing.

2. Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of trainings and workshops in restorative practices to diverse constituencies.  Demonstrated fidelity to the origins and principles of restorative practices and to the principles of diversity, equity,  inclusion and belonging. Demonstrated commitment to restorative practices rooted in dignity and respect.

3. Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to engage all constituents with empathy, compassion and care. 

4. Ability to work collaboratively and generatively with team members and stakeholders. Demonstrated excellence in planning, organizational skills, prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines in a team-centered, time-sensitive environment.  

5. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion and care.

Required education and experience

Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Eight to ten years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred education and experience

Master’s Degree or equivalent, with a concentration in restorative practices or a related field.  Certification in restorative practices, mediation or adjacent competencies.  

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Location (Ie, City, State, Remote, etc) : New Haven, CT

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