Program Manager, National Center on Restorative Justice

Vermont Law School
May 13, 2020
South Royalton, VT
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Description: The National Center on Restorative Justice at Vermont Law School, in conjunction with its partners the University of Vermont, the University of San Diego, and the Department of Justice, seeks a Program Manager to support the work of the Center. The National Center will educate and train the next generation of justice leaders with a restorative approach, broaden educational opportunities for those under correctional supervision, and research how best to provide direct services to reduce social inequities, focusing particularly on simultaneous access to substance abuse treatment and educational opportunities for participants in treatment courts. The Program Manager will work closely with the Assistant Director and Director, as well as the partner entities, to ensure federal grant management and compliance, and will possess a background that includes understanding and/or experience in restorative justice principles and applications. This position is half-funded by a Federal grant; continuation of the position after four years will be affected by grant renewal.

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in the development of the National Center's mission and goals, and promotes program philosophy and objectives
  • Coordinates daily activities and calendars for the National Center
  • Drafts internal and external documents on behalf of the National Center
  • Supports initiatives of the Director and Assistant Director including drafting initial documents
  • Liaising with marketing and communications team to increase awareness of programs
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with staff within VLS and at partnering institutions
  • Planning and coordinating events and workshops
  • Updates and maintains program regulations
  • Maintains financial records and processes budgetary requests
  • Gathers feedback and presents insights; anticipates program needs/obstacles and designs collaborative, inclusive responses
  • Provides immediate supervision to other program staff or work study students
  • Provides executive level support to National Center leadership and administrative support to RJ/VLS faculty and instructors
  • Ensures relevant standards, processes, and regulations are upheld
  • Other duties as assigned

. Requirements: Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of one year of relevant experience
  • Willingness to learn and apply restorative principles in the workplace
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to develop and maintain record-keeping systems and procedures
  • Program planning and implementation skills
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports
  • Skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Ability to supervise employees; to include organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments
  • Basic knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating and fiscal management principles and procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Collaborative, creative, and interpersonal skills
  • Solid computer skills, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment; experience with Microsoft Office (0365) applications, virtual work environments and social media applications
  • Ability to receive and process feedback and make appropriate changes to work habits

Physical Requirements:

  • 90% Desk-oriented work, primarily computer-oriented
  • Repetitive motion (keyboard, mouse, etc.)
  • Limited travel required, some within the State of Vermont and some Nationally

Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines and reorganize under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to manage the pressure of multiple deadlines

Note: All job requirements are subject to possible revision to reflect changes in the position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a threat or risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to which will be required in this position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor/manager (within guidelines and compliance with Federal and State Laws). Vermont Law School is committed to a diverse and equitable application and employment environment for all qualified candidates. Please contact for reasonable accommodations with your application. Continued employment with Vermont Law School remains on an at-will basis. PM20 PI120230330

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