Fields: restorative justice, youth, correctional system, immigrants, social work
Location: Los Angeles, California
About the Organization: Founded in 1989, the APADRC provides low-cost mediation and conflict resolution services to the diverse communities in the Los Angeles region, and focuses on reaching traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities which face barriers such as language, culture, and income. The APADRC strives to improve human relations and race relations by addressing complex, cross-cultural community conflicts and their root causes through collaboration with community partners. We are dedicated to serving traditionally under-served and underrepresented people in order to ensure equal access for all.
About the Position: The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) is expanding our Restorative Justice program. We’re looking for a part-time coordinator (20-25 hours/week) to work with students and at-risk youth in Los Angeles County, especially in the San Gabriel Valley area. The Restorative Justice Coordinator oversees the implementation, outreach, and development of APADRC’s restorative justice program in 4-5 school districts in the San Gabriel Valley, and in coordination with the courts, police departments, juvenile centers, and social service agencies. The program provides restorative justice practices and conflict resolution methods to victim-offender type cases. The program will be working with highly diverse victim and offender populations including juvenile offenders from ages 7 to 17.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: (all of these are “desired”)
- Degree in a related field or commensurate experience / 1-2 years volunteer supervision experience in a non-profit setting
- Background and experience in restorative justice, conflict resolution, mediation or facilitation
- Experience working with school districts, law enforcement, court, corrections, and/or mental health systems; Experience with case management
- Passion for conflict resolution/mediation/peacebuilding, work with immigrant or other marginalized populations, LGBTQ issues, social justice, social service or related work.
- Skilled in cultural awareness and adept at navigating complex cultural dynamics.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish or an Asian or Pacific Islander language, especially Chinese
- Ability to travel and work flexible hours. Must own a car registered and insured in California. Must have valid CA driver’s license. Legal authorization to work in the United States.
Estimated Salary: $15.50/hour with sick and vacation time
Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center