About the Program
The Peacemaking Project began in 2015 and accepts referrals from the justice system, neighborhood schools, and the community at large. The Peacemaking Associate will work with children and their parents/guardians who have been identified as at-risk for juvenile justice involvement or have been referred by the juvenile justice system. Neighborhood volunteers are trained to serve as peacemakers and use non-adversarial methods to help heal damaged relationships and empower the community to resolve its own disputes.
The Center for Court Innovation is seeking a full-time Peacemaking Associate to facilitate peacemaking circles, a Native American-inspired form of dispute resolution, to help Onondaga County residents resolve disputes and improve relationships. The Peacemaking Associate will be responsible for managing peacemaker volunteers, completing intakes with clients, scheduling peacemaking circles, facilitating peacemaking circles, and providing follow-up to all parties.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Coordinate peacemaker volunteers, clients, and community support people to participate in peacemaking circles
- Maintain case notes and data tracking
- Participate in monthly training opportunities for peacemaker volunteers
- Develop and maintain relationships with community organizations, faith leaders, neighborhood groups, and justice system stakeholders
- Complete monthly grant reports
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, or a minimum of 5 years in a related area, preferably as a human services practitioner, or exceptional life experiences that qualify him/ her for the position. Candidate must be a skilled communicator able to work in multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community. Intensive training will be provided, but familiarity with restorative justice principles is strongly encouraged. The preferred candidate has both the experience and the temperament to work with adolescents and parents, and to develop meaningful relationships with people from all walks of life. Spanish language skills are a plus.
Position Type: Full time, with some evening work required.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to Email , with Associate, Peacemaking as the subject line of the email.
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Attn.: Esther Houston, Office Administrator
601 Tully Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.