Amherst College invites applications for the Assistant Director of the Center for Restorative Practices position. The Assistant Director of the Center for Restorative Practices is a full time, year round, term position, job group and level PT-2. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.
Under the supervision of the Director, the Assistant Director will help establish The Center for Restorative Practices at Amherst College (RPAC). The Assistant Director will share with the Director and Advisory Team in the organizational planning, priority setting, and program implementation. As a member of the RPAC team, the Assistant Director organizes and facilitates regular restorative workshops, circles, intergroup dialogues, and events with a diverse group of students, staff and faculty. The Assistant Director ensures efficient operation of the office and manages the office's budget.
Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Planning and Management
Co-create the goals and vision for The Center
Oversee project prioritization, planning, and management
Guide facilitator recruitment, training, and development
Manage relevant databases (i.e., track projects, workshops, and their assessment)
Organize event planning and management
RPAC Circle Facilitation
Facilitate restorative circles and conferences
Conduct intergroup dialogues
Create RPAC handbook/resource guide
Assist in creation and maintenance of RPAC website
Assist in creation of announcements and alerts for digital display
Correspond with RPAC advisory team and project partners
Coordinate emails on behalf of RPAC
Effectively engage with a diverse student, staff and faculty body
Research best practices in restorative practices, intergroup dialogue, cultural competency, and related topics
Research and develop program assessment instruments
Maintain a budgeting system for RPAC
Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
Strong time management and organizational skills with attention to detail
Strong communication skills
Commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive community
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel
Proficiency with or learning readiness for project management software
Master's degree or equivalent in social justice or related field
Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!
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About Amherst College
Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,800 students in the fall of 2013.