Restorative Practices Project Analyst (7398U) - 5664

Location
San Francisco
Posted
Feb 06, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Restorative Practices Project Analyst (7398U) - 5664 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners.  In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: February 21, 2020

Departmental Overview

The Center for Student Conduct (CSC) is a department within the Division of Student Affairs that handles matters concerning student conduct, i.e., alleged violations of University Policies, and/or campus regulations regarding the activity of students. The CSC is the office on campus that adjudicates and enforces the Code of Student Conduct. CSC may resolve matters through informal resolution, i.e., student agreements with CSC and/or alternative resolution, or through formal resolution, i.e., investigations and formal hearings.

The Restorative Practices Project Analyst supports the Center for Student Conduct's (CSC) mission to administer the UC Berkeley Code of Student Conduct through equitable practices that promotes community-building and encourages mutual respect through the development of a robust alternative resolution process. The Restorative Practices Project Analyst will spearhead the CSC's Restorative Education Practices and Initiative for Alternative Resolution (REPAIR). CSC's Restorative Education Practices and Initiative for Alternative Resolution is an effort to empower UC Berkeley students and encourage student development by responding to violations of people, community, and institutional principles through the repair of the harm caused and by creating equitable dynamics for conflict resolution. The alternative resolution process and restorative practices that the Restorative Practices Project Analyst develops will provide students and community members with greater autonomy in the resolution of student conduct referrals to CSC and additional opportunities to deliver educational resources to responding students and impacted communities. These restorative practices will support efforts in both informal and formal resolution pathways. The successful candidate will be a campus subject matter expert on engaging restorative justice and other alternative resolution processes in alignment with student conduct structures that involve both academic and behavioral referrals and varying levels of severity and harm.  

The Restorative Practices Project Analyst will support CSC's commitment to student development and community-building by developing processes that center around student engagement in resolving and repairing alleged harms. The CSC seeks, through this initiative, to offer alternative pathways for responding to conflict and harm that are culturally relevant for UC Berkeley students, particularly in underrepresented populations. To this end, the Initiative aims to ensure that CSC processes are more inclusive of, and give more of a voice to those who have been harmed. The Restorative Practices Project Analyst will build a Restorative Education Practices and Initiative for Alternative Resolution enriching CSC's offerings with alternative pathways to those reporting alleged student misconduct and responding students to craft resolutions that repair harm and lead to community justice. 

The Restorative Practices Project Analyst will report to the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of CSC.

Responsibilities

Research and Policy Analysis:
  • Interpret campus policies including the Berkeley Code of Student Conduct and the operating procedures of the CSC to produce business process improvements that create alternative resolution pathways for the administration of student conduct referrals.  
  • Review how existing CSC adjudication processes impact underrepresented students in order to design alternative resolution processes that better serve the needs of these students.
  • Research alternative resolution pathways at other universities and speak to staff leading those efforts about best practices.
  • Design robust options for alternative resolution of alleged student harm, including academic and behavioral misconduct, and deliver concrete avenues through CSC's internal procedures and the Berkeley Code of Student Conduct. 
  • Work with campus stakeholders to design outcomes and educational sanctioning programming that are rooted in restorative practices and the repair of interpersonal and community harm. 
  • Determine which allegations of prohibited student conduct, bias, and institutional violations are appropriate for alternative resolution interventions.
  • Operationalize the Restorative Education Practices and Initiative for Alternative Resolution and develop intake procedures for alternative resolution. 
  • Refine and streamline case referral processes from all sources to effectively identify appropriate cases for alternative resolution and assign staff and or volunteers to address the harm and meet with impacted parties. 

Campus Liaison: 
  • Lead campus-wide collaborative efforts with stakeholders, including faculty, staff, registered student organizations, and student leaders to promote and build support for restorative practices and identify additional partnerships to address community harm. 
  • Partner with the CSC's key campus partners, including the Restorative Justice Center, the LEAD Center, the Ombuds Office for Students and Postdocs, and Student Legal Services, etc. to seek opportunities for collaboration and referrals to CSC. 
  • Gain a deep understanding of the available alternative resolution resources on campus, and work with campus partners providing those resources to determine which alternative resolution pathways should be situated within CSC.
  • Partner with student groups invested in restorative justice, including the Student Advocate's Office and Restorative Justice Center student leaders, to ensure that student voices and needs are driving the development and implementation of alternative resolution pathways.
  • Meet with student communities to gain understanding about their experiences and feedback on alternative resolution pathways that can meaningfully respond to harm against and/or within those communities.  
  • Explore partnership opportunities with external agencies and practitioners.  
  • Prepare and draft memoranda of understanding with various campus and external parties regarding the administration of alternative resolutions. 
  • Partner with the Student Affairs Communications team to develop promotional material on newly (or to be) designed alternative resolution pathways.

Training and Implementation:
  • Coordinate programming, training, and implementation of restorative practices for students and community members who wish to pursue the resolution of conduct referrals through informal resolution. 
  • Lead the CSC's campus-wide collaborative efforts to train students and community members on newly (or to be) designed alternative resolution pathways in CSC's procedures. 
  • Provide oversight and timely on-going training for potential alternative resolution facilitators. 
  • Monitor the delivery of educational sanctioning and modify the developed curriculum as needed to meet the needs of students and community members. 

Program and Data Management:
  • Develop assessment metrics for the usage and efficacy of the Restorative Education Practices and Initiative for Alternative Resolution.
  • Identify opportunities for greater incorporation into CSC's informal and formal resolution processes of student misconduct.
  • Organize record keeping and develop FERPA-compliant referral forms. 
  • Prepare report templates that collects statistical data on usage and qualitative experiences of participants. 
  • Identify business needs, such as additional staffing and or volunteers, and or resources for the effective administration of all projects related to the Restorative Education Practices and Initiative for Alternative Resolution.

Other Duties:
  • Facilitate alternative resolution conferences and other designed processes within CSC as needed. 
  • Participate in alternative resolution remedies with campus partners such as restorative conferences with the Restorative Justice Center or conflict coaching and mediation with the Ombuds Office for Students and Postdocs.
  • Provides limited support to impacted parties and responding students, which may include referrals to additional campus partners such as University Health Services, the Center for Support and Intervention and others. 
  • Conducts limited intake meetings for cases that require additional information prior to case assignment to staff and volunteer facilitators 

Required Qualifications
    Experience administering alternative resolution or restorative justice practices in educational settings. Advanced knowledge of student conduct and legal issues in higher education, particularly as they apply to due process, students with disabilities, sexual harassment, behaviorial intervention teams, the First Amendment, and rights/responsibilities of students.  Advanced knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and its application to the administration of student conduct through alternative resolution.  Ability to analyze a conflict, identify root causes and key stakeholders, and assist parties in finding a mutually agreed upon resolution. Ability to facilitate various restorative meetings ranging from two-person mutual responsibility mediations to large-scale community circles. Experience in working with diverse populations with an emphasis on multicultural, LGBTQ, underrepresented and underserved populations with strong cultural competence.

Education/Training:
    Masters degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education, Conflict Resolution, or in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
    At least 2 years experience administering alternative resolution or restorative justice practices in educational settings. Experience developing and implementing restorative justice processes and structures in a higher education setting is a plus. Experience working with a variety of stakeholders to develop an infrastructure for restorative justice and alternative resolution processes on campus. Mediation experience. Experience in a large, public institution. Experience supervising volunteers. Experience supervising students, including graduate students, and professional staff. Experience producing year-end reports and strong data assessment skills.  Deep sense of cultural humility and the experience with educational equity.

Education/Training:
    Masters degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education, Conflict Resolution, or in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position.  Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Important Message:

UC Berkeley's Applicant Tracking System is down to all users on the following dates, which will restrict access for applicants:

February 14, 2020 at 5:00pm until Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 8:00am

Other Information

This is a 6-month, full-time (40-hours per week), Contract (temporary) appointment with the possibility of extension.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities.  Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.  The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct



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