Restorative Practices Specialist

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
01 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2021
Ref
JR00028554
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

The University of Pennsylvania’s Restorative Practices at Penn Program (RP@P) is committed to enhancing student development and campus culture through restorative opportunities and using restorative practices to address harms and trauma that originate both from within and outside of the Penn community. The RP@P program is rooted in indigenous practices that revolve around peacemaking, healing and community building. The RP@P Team consists of 65+ trained partners from across campus and is led by the Associate Director (AD) of Restorative Practices and the RP@P Steering Committee. The AD of Restorative Practices oversees the implementation of RP for healing, accountability and community building for students, staff, and faculty in collaboration with campus partners; and working closely with the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) to support RP response in student conduct cases.

The Restorative Practices Specialist (RP Specialist) will support the continued development of the RP@P program and supplement the work of the AD in all areas. The RP Specialist will be housed alongside the AD in OSC and will report directly to the AD. The RP Specialist will support training for students, staff and faculty. They will support intake, coordination, and follow up for all RP facilitations (both within and outside of OSC) and support data management and evaluation for the RP@P program. These duties include coordinating facilitators, scheduling conferences and pre-conference meetings, and managing all relevant data and records. The RP specialist will play an integral role in supporting faculty development in RP and in creating support spaces for faculty and staff, particularly around racial harm and other forms of bias related harm.  In addition, the RP Specialist will co-advise the RP@P student group. Finally, the RP specialist will spearhead the RP@P program’s social media and online presence.

Job Description

The University of Pennsylvania’s Restorative Practices at Penn Program (RP@P) is committed to enhancing student development and campus culture through restorative opportunities and using restorative practices to address harms and trauma that originate both from within and outside of the Penn community. The RP@P program is rooted in indigenous practices that revolve around peacemaking, healing and community building. The RP@P Team consists of 65+ trained partners from across campus and is led by the Associate Director (AD) of Restorative Practices and the RP@P Steering Committee. The AD of Restorative Practices oversees the implementation of RP for healing, accountability and community building for students, staff, and faculty in collaboration with campus partners; and working closely with the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) to support RP response in student conduct cases.

The Restorative Practices Specialist (RP Specialist) will support the continued development of the RP@P program and supplement the work of the AD in all areas. The RP Specialist will be housed alongside the AD in OSC and will report directly to the AD. The RP Specialist will support training for students, staff and faculty. They will support intake, coordination, and follow up for all RP facilitations (both within and outside of OSC) and support data management and evaluation for the RP@P program. These duties include coordinating facilitators, scheduling conferences and pre-conference meetings, and managing all relevant data and records. The RP specialist will play an integral role in supporting faculty development in RP and in creating support spaces for faculty and staff, particularly around racial harm and other forms of bias related harm.  In addition, the RP Specialist will co-advise the RP@P student group. Finally, the RP specialist will spearhead the RP@P program’s social media and online presence.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree preferred with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; direct experience in restorative practices, circles, restorative conferences, conflict resolution and mediation. Experience in student services or human resources preferred; experience in higher education preferred. Demonstrated strong people skills, organizational skills and ability to work on a team; a general understanding of higher education policies and practices preferred. Excellent oral and written communications skills.

University Benefits:

Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect your and your family’s health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.

Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn’s Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.

Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.

Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you’re newly hired, you won’t have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.

Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That’s why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.

Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.

University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University’s libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you’re right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Provost Interdisciplinary Programs

Pay Range
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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