Restorative Justice Professional Development Specialist


Job Title: Restorative Justice Professional Development Specialist

Organization: Umoja Student Development Corporation


Job Description

Job Title: Restorative Justice Professional Development Specialist
Reports To: Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Organization Mission
Umoja Student Development Corporation (Umoja) is a premiere on-the-ground partner for high schools and districts focused on ensuring that all students graduate from high school equipped for college, career and life success. Umoja’s core competencies include college & career readiness, social & emotional learning and restorative justice–each of which Umoja believes is essential to students and schools reaching their academic and postsecondary goals. During the past year, Umoja provided 100 professional development trainings to schools and districts throughout the Chicagoland area. For more information, please visit

Position Summary
Umoja Student Development Corporation seeks a dynamic Restorative Justice Professional Development Specialist for a full-time position. This individual is an educator, community organizer, and entrepreneur who uses professional development with faculty and staff to improve high school culture. The position requires passion and creativity with strong facilitation, planning, and organizational skills. The primary responsibilities for the Restorative Justice Professional Development Specialist are to schedule, plan, and implement high quality, customized professional learning for schools, districts, and other community organizations. This position is also responsible for developing new relationships with educational organizations by attending conferences, networking at events, and creating marketing materials. To fulfill these responsibilities, the Restorative Justice Professional Development Specialist works collaboratively with Umoja team members. Together with colleagues, the Specialist will ensure that educators receive the most current and appropriate services to build their organizational capacity for implementing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Restorative Practices, and College and Career Readiness initiatives. This position reports directly to the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Plan, prepare, and facilitate Umoja’s PD, ensuring the highest engagement, quality, and effectiveness
• Write and refine engaging professional development materials to build capacity among adults to implement SEL, Restorative Practices, and College and Career Readiness
• Manage relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and communicate by email, phone, and in person to coordinate the logistics of trainings
• Coordinate all PD engagements, including maintaining the internal PD calendar and organizational documents, securing space, collecting and assessing evaluations, and invoicing clients
• Develop marketing materials for Umoja’s work, including publishing a biweekly newsletter showcasing Umoja’s work and advertizing upcoming programming
• Actively and continuously generate new clients and PD partners
• Stay current with professional learning research and practices to enhance professional learning offerings

Benefits of working at Umoja include:
• Being part of a team and organization that is results-driven, mission focused, and committed to work life balance.
• Opportunities for growth, leadership, and professional development.
• Health and dental insurance
• Generous paid and sick time off package
• Parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child
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Umoja Student Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and believes in fostering a diverse and inclusive staff. To do this, we not only recognize each individual’s diverse identity but also actively create and maintain a culture of inclusion where all Umoja employees feel involved, respected, and supported for their diverse identities. Please let us know if there are any accommodations you require.

Location: Chicago, IL.

Job Type: Full Time

Desired Skills & Experience
• Has extensive experience facilitating/teaching a variety of educational content; strong understanding of teacher and adult learning
• Experience writing educational and marketing materials using varied modalities and the full range of multi-media content delivery tools and techniques (proficiency in all Microsoft Office and Google Office applications)
• Ability to communicate in an effective and compelling manner both orally and in writing
• Top-notch organization and follow-through skills
• Experience planning meetings, conferences, and events of varying sizes
• Independent thinker and problem-solver, with strong ability to manage projects and time
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders

Other Qualifications
This position requires a valid driver’s license, reliable automobile, insurance and good driving record. This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to Attachments should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. Please include the job title in the email subject line.

Last Day to Apply: 08/31/2017

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