The mission of the Restorative Justice Center is to create opportunities for people to connection deeper levels by sharing stories, engaging in deep listening, and developing respectful relationships, and community-based strategies for responding to conflict and harm. When harm occurs, we offer processes for understanding impacts and needs, and taking accountability in ways that result in transformation and repair. We believe that an increased emphasis on these principles and practices in our communities can improve climate, equity, inclusivity and belonging and reduce harm in the short and long terms.
Summer-Fall 2021 Job Announcements
See below for descriptions for these jobs:
Starting dates for these positions can be immediate or at the beginning of fall semester.
If you are interested in any one of these positions, please email Julie Shackford-Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name of the job you are applying for, and a cover letter and resume.
Restorative Justice Center Student Leaders (multiple positions)
8 hours/week $17.50 per hour
The Restorative Justice Center, is seeking student restorative justice (RJ) practitioners. No experience with RJ is necessary-- RJ Student practitioners or “RJ Student Leaders” will be trained in Restorative Practice (RP), Restorative Justice (RJ) and other forms of conflict resolution.
RJ Student Leaders will be responsible for the following tasks:
The ideal applicant will:
As an RJ Student Leader, we will support you to be:
Candidates who can commit to 6-8 hours of work per week, and will attend weekly meetings, are preferred.
Community Manager for the Restorative Justice Center
The Restorative Justice Center seeks a Graduate Student for the position of Community Manager. The Community Manager will play a pivotal role this year to help us scale up our work on campus, as we accept more requests for our workshops and services, increase our education and outreach work, and develop new partnerships to improve communication and responses to conflict and harm across campus.
No experience with Restorative Justice is required, however, we welcome people who are passionate about social justice and change. Students interested in learning more aboutRestorative Justice and practice and its intersections with current social justice movements will have opportunities to attend workshops and trainings and to participate in Restorative Processes with the team and co-develop educational opportunities for the campus community.
Applicants must be self-motivated / independent, able to identify what needs to be done, and ideally, to bring fresh ideas that will help us to update our processes for record keeping, outreach and coordination. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic team players who are committed to helping the RJ Center complete its mission for the year.
This job is part time at 10-15 hours a week and pays $19. Per hour for undergraduates and $25. per hour for graduate students. The schedule is flexible from week to week. The position will start ASAP.
The Community Manager will:
Graduate Student Restorative Justice Practitioner / Liaison
The UC Berkeley RJ Center is seeking to hire a Graduate Student RJ Practitioner. The RJ Center offers workshops and trainings in Restorative Practices and Restorative Justice on campus and provides direct services in response to conflict and harm. Our current work is focused mainly on improving campus climate through community building, and we are seeking applicants who can lead peers and others in community building workshops designed to build relational foundations that can reduce conflict and harm and offer strategies for responding restoratively when harm does occur. Further, we are increasingly responding to “climate harms,” that is, harms that involve people’s identities or social positions, and which often involve whole communities. Ideal applicants will therefore also be open to engaging people and communities in restorative processes that emphasize validation and repair for those who have experienced harm, and education and transformation for those who have committed acts of harm.
This job is part time at 8-10 hours a week, $25. per hour. The schedule is flexible from week to week. The position will start ASAP.
The Graduate Student RJ Practitioner will:
Graduate Student Researcher for Legal Studies Courses on Truth, Accountability, and Reconciliation in California and the US
The Restorative Justice Center seeks a Graduate Student Researcher to assist in designing and developing student-led Research Projects for two Legal Studies courses on Truth, Accountability and Reconciliation. This position will be best suited for, but is not limited to, a professional or doctoral student with a disciplinary focus in social justice issues, Law, Native American or other Ethnic Studies, Anthropology/Archaeology, California History, Human Rights, or ESPM.
These courses will be taught in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, and present content on a wide range of state-sponsored historical and current harms committed against BIPOC and other communities, with a specific focus on Indigenous Peoples. The courses will address, among other topics, land grabs, the California Genocide, grave looting of Indigenous ancestral remains and sacred objects, racialized legal violence, and scientific racism such as the practice of eugenics across the US, and at universities including UC Berkeley.
Research projects will focus on aspects of Truth, Accountability and Reconciliation, in the sense of surfacing lost truths and narratives/stories, imagining or designing memorials, and envisioning opportunities for accountability-taking, and restoring communities through repatriation and rematriation, reparations and more. Focus will be placed on campus institutions, including the Hearst Museum and the Botanical Gardens, among others.
This position will start asap, and will ideally extend throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. A stipend of $7500-$10,000 will be provided, depending on the candidate’s availability during that time.
This position includes: