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Restorative Justice

  Program Manager 



Location: Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan - Lansing, MI

Employment Type: Full-time


The Restorative Justice Program Manager is responsible for managing the Restorative Justice program, supervising RJ Practitioners, implementing Restorative Justice practices, referral development, and intake assessment in over 20 k-12 schools.  Additional responsibilities could include scheduling and conducting Restorative Justice Interventions, maintaining case files and related program data, and designing and conducting various seminars and trainings.



  •  The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by this job classification. Not all duties assigned are included, nor is it expected that this job classification will be assigned every duty. 

  •  Manage the Restorative Justice Program and caseload within area schools and/or communities, including staff recruitment, training, supervision, and Restorative Justice Interventions.

  •  Supervise Restorative Justice staff, including practitioners and Program Assistant(s).

  •  Monitor and evaluate the program and organizational performance to assess efficiency and effectiveness.

  •  Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with local police departments and/or school districts.

  •  Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with local teachers, school administrators, and public safety officers.

  •  Direct various provisions of Restorative Justice Interventions, including peace circles and conferences.

  •  Prepare grants and/or support grant writing to obtain additional program funding. 

  •  Direct and participate in the designing and conducting of surveys or special studies to determine needs and to assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs.

  •  Report to various committees and individuals in schools and/or in the community. 

  •  Perform other tasks appropriate to the classification as assigned by the Executive Director.




Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and techniques of Program management; including organization, planning, staffing, training, budgeting, and reporting. 

  •  Ability to exercise independent judgment as well as motivate and lead others.

  • Ability to develop, plan, and conduct training sessions, workshops, conferences, seminars, and programs.

  •  Ability and willingness to delegate assignments and responsibilities.

  •  Ability to actively listen, facilitate dialogue, and problem solve.

  •  Ability to communicate and present ideas clearly and effectively.

  •  Ability to conduct studies, evaluate results, and assign and supervise the preparation of reports. 

  •  Ability to develop proposals for grants as well as supervise and participate in grant writing. 

  •  Ability to recommend changes in personnel and procedures to meet changing conditions.

  •  Ability to appropriately allocate available resources.

  •  Ability to relate to youth and to gain their respect and confidence.

  •  Ability to sustain a pleasant demeanor and to be cordial with the public.

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (e.g. copiers, faxes, etc…) and use various computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suites and Google Apps is desirable.



Possession of a master’s degree is preferred, but equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.



Training in transformative conferencing and peace circles, such as those taught by the International Institute for Restorative Practices is required as soon as practical upon being hired


To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to

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