Director, Restorative Justice Programs and Services

  • Director
  • Imperial, CA
  • September 12, 2024

Website Imperial Valley College

Director, Restorative Justice Programs and Services (Contingent on Funding)

Salary: $124,525.00 – $162,485.00 Annually

Job Type: Educational Administrator

Job Number: 24-063

Closing: Continuous

Location: Imperial, CA

Division: Student Equity

Representative Duties

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY

With the goal of ensuring the equal educational opportunity of all students, Imperial Valley College embraces diversity among students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve as an integral part of our history, a recognition of the complexity of our present state, and a call to action for a better future. Embracing diversity means that we must intentionally practice equity and respect toward one another, and understand that discrimination and prejudices create and sustain privileges for some while creating and sustaining barriers for others. In order to embrace diversity, we also acknowledge that institutional discrimination and implicit bias exist, and that our goal is to eradicate those vestiges from our system. Our commitment to diversity requires that we strive to eliminate those barriers to equity, and that we act deliberately to create a safe and positive environment where individual and group differences are valued and leveraged for our growth and understanding as an educational community.

To advance the goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice for the success of students and employees, we must honor that each individual is unique and that our individual differences contribute to the ability of the college to prepare students on their educational journeys. This requires that we develop and implement policies and procedures, encourage individual and systemic change, continually reflect on our efforts, and hold ourselves accountable for the results of our efforts in accomplishing our goals.

We are invested as a community in cultivating and maintaining a climate where equity and mutual respect are both intrinsic and explicit by valuing individuals and groups from all backgrounds, demographics, and experiences. Individual and group differences can include, but are not limited to the following dimensions: race, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, immigration status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, religion, creed, military or veteran status, socioeconomic status, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. We acknowledge that the concept of inclusion and diversity is ever-evolving, thus we create space to allow our understanding to grow through the periodic review of this statement. In service of these goals, Imperial Valley College is committed to fostering an employment environment that offers equal employment opportunity for all and an educational environment that ensures the equal educational opportunity of all students.

THE COLLEGE
Imperial Valley College is co-recipient of the 2023 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence. It offers a full range of associate degrees, professional certificates and basic skills courses as well as a comprehensive array of university transfer and education courses. IVC has an annual full-time enrollment of more than 10,000 students. The Aspen award committee noted that IVC has created one of the nation’s most effective partnerships with local K-12 systems and has excelled in graduation rates and post-graduation success of its student population. Its student success is based upon IVC’s work in eliminating barriers, addressing student challenges and fostering a culture of care in a rural area with high rates of poverty and traditionally low rates of educational attainment. Imperial Valley College is known throughout the region for its outstanding career programs, excellent programs of study in business, quality allied health, renewable energy and public safety programs and for excellent transfer and general education courses. IVC is also a major economic engine in Imperial County. It is responsible for infusing millions of dollars annually into the local economy through its construction projects, general operations and annual earnings of its current students and graduates. For additional details regarding Imperial Valley College click here.

DEFINITION
Under the supervision of an appropriate administrator, the Director of Restorative Justice Programs and Services organizes, directs, coordinates, and supervises the day-to-day activities and operations of the Restorative Justice programs, which consist of the State correctional facilities, local jail and campus-based programs for currently and formerly incarcerated students. The Director coordinates appropriate instructional and student support services for currently and formerly incarcerated students.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

• Provides management, leadership, and coordination of the College’s Restorative Justice Program.

• Provides supervision and direction to assigned staff, faculty, short-term employees, student workers and interns.

• Reviews, assesses, and evaluates assigned programs and services; recommends and implements plans and policies to facilitate and improve outcomes, operations, and programs with the Restorative Justice program. This includes working with administrators and faculty to build an expanding schedule of courses, learning services, and student services.

• Establish scheduled times and locations for courses within the prisons and jail, including potential times for makeup hours due to unforeseen events and interruptions at the correctional facility.

• Monitors and facilitates student enrollments; ensures integrity of student program pathways.

• Assists department chairs in recruiting faculty to teach courses and in facilitating faculty evaluations at the correctional facilities and jail.

• Works with correctional staff and administrators to ensure all faculty and staff are appropriately trained, orientated, and cleared to work inside the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), including the clearance of instructional materials.

• Maintains compliance with State and Federal regulatory guidelines.

• Administers college policy with respect to educational services in the local jail and correctional facilities. Plans, implements, and evaluates short and long-range strategies, goals, and objectives related to the Restorative Justice Program.

• Works with administration, participatory governance leaders, and constituents to plan the expansion of the College’s Restorative Justice Program.

• Oversees program outreach to recruit, identify, and select program participants; prepares and conducts presentations to the community stakeholders, campus, correctional facilities, and organizations assisting justice-impacted individuals.

• Ensures students’ program files are updated, maintained, and reported in accordance with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); monitors students’ academic and assessment records to analyze satisfactory academic progress; compiles
• and analyzes evaluation data to identify barriers to progress; provides recommendations for interventions for students experiencing and demonstrating academic difficulties.

• Supervises faculty in orientation activities such as student orientation, educational planning, transition workshops and activities to assist formerly and currently incarcerated students.

• Meet with students as required to assess academic progress and student needs for academic and student support services.

• Participates in monthly meetings and committees as assigned.

• Prepares and submits mid-year and annual performance reports on program and participant progress; develops and recommends appropriate budgets and budget narratives for multiple programs and grants. Establishes projected direct and indirect costs and revenues of the prison program; oversees expenditures and maintains fiscal responsibility; adheres to requirements for all grant reporting program regulations; ensures maximization of funds to adhere to and implement specialized grants and programs.

• Provides staff training and development to educate stakeholders on equity, best ways to serve formerly and currently incarcerated students, and general procedures on working with CDCR.

• Facilitate ceremonies, or other special events, to recognize the attainments of incarcerated students upon their completion of IVC certificate or degree programs.

• Performs other duties related to the position as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Knowledge of student success strategies to improve retention and persistence for
justice-impacted and socially or economically disadvantaged students.

• Knowledge of contemporary practices and theories to enhance success of non-traditional and adult learners.

• Knowledge of practices of student learning outcomes and measurements of student success.

• Ability to write grant reports.

• Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.

• Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

• Ability to lead, direct, evaluate and assign staff.

• Ability to work collaboratively with faculty.

• Ability to maintain accurate and well-organized records.

• Ability to travel between sites

• Ability to work evenings and weekends as required

• Ability to learn, interpret, and apply regulations, rules, policies, and procedures.

• Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Master’s degree in a related field.

• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to this assignment is required.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Experience working with individuals who have been impacted by the criminal justice system or individuals who have experienced significant hardship, such as homelessness, foster-youth, etc.

• Master’s degree in Social Work.

Supplemental Information

RANGE 8 ON THE CLASSIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE: Initial salary placement is normally at step 1. Initial placement may be negotiated at a higher step depending on experience and education. Please click here to review current salary schedule.

FIRST REVIEW DATE
First review date is July 26, 2024:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by July 26, 2024 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

A standard application consists of the following:

• Online District Application
• Professional Resume
• All Academic Transcripts showing the date degree was awarded/conferred.
• NOTE: Please note that no additional attachments or information beyond the required documents noted above will be considered as part of the application. We kindly request that you adhere to the specified requirements outlined in the application guidelines.

For Additional inquiries please contact:Martha GutierrezHR Technician – RecruitmentPhone: 760-355-6212Email: mailto:martha.gutierrez@imperial.edu

EEO Information

EEO INFORMATION
Imperial Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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The Imperial Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and will implement a comprehensive program to put those principles into practice. It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, political or organizational affiliation, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will strive to achieve a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment. Such an environment fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy and free expression of ideas.

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