Join the SEEDS Team!

 

SEEDS Community Resolution Center is a non-profit community-based organization that offers a range of affordable, low cost or free conflict resolution programs and services to residents, businesses, schools and communities in Alameda County. We have an excellent reputation for supplying high-quality programs in the community for over thirty years.

 

We are a growing organization with opportunities for those passionate about conflict resolution. Join the SEEDS team and be a part of providing these invaluable services to the community. 

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Community Programs Manager

Programs Coordinator

Operations Associate

Communications Coordinator

Organizational Effectiveness Services Senior Practitioner

School Services Practitioner

Community Programs Manager

The Organization:

SEEDS envisions a future in which all individuals, organizations and communities recognize conflict as an opportunity for positive growth – and have the skills and capacity to engage in effective dialogue and promote peaceful resolution of interpersonal and intergroup challenges and conflicts.

 

SEEDS is a professional service organization that offers a range of skilled conflict transformation services to residents, governments, businesses, school districts, and communities throughout the Bay Area. We have an excellent reputation for supplying high quality programs in the across the Bay Area for over 30 years.

 

COVID policies:

All staff are required to be fully vaccinated (2 doses of a 2-dose sequence or 1 dose of a 1-dose sequence), barring a medical or religious exemption. We base our in-office masking policy on current public health data and governmental guidelines. As of April 2022, staff are asked to wear masks in public areas of the office unless otherwise agreed by everyone present. We have a hybrid remote/in-person work model and currently require employees to be present in the office at least 3 days per week with the option to work remotely up to 2 days per week. We work remotely when public health guidelines require it.

 

The Opportunity:
Join a dynamic, highly communicative, and collaborative team committed to providing brave spaces, services, and capacity building to bring people together across differences. The Community Programs Manager plays a key role to the success of SEEDS’ foundational programs, offering conflict transformation trainings and interventions to local communities through restorative processes including mediation, facilitation, training, coaching and restorative justice circles.

 

Reporting Structure: Member of the Program Leadership Team. Reports to the Executive Director. Supervises Mediation Case Coordinator. Supervises part-time coaches and intermittent associate trainers/facilitators on an as needed basis. Manages Community Volunteers.

 

In this position, you will:

  • Develop, implement, evaluate and expand the following programs:

    • Public Trainings: skills building trainings open to the public for a fee. Including mediation, restorative justice, facilitation and conflict transformation trainings, both live and asynchronous.

      • Develop curriculum, evaluations, and digital learning tools

      • Develop and manage all program processes and components  

      • Ensure high quality service delivery

      • Develop and implement continuous program improvement and growth strategies.

      • Manage public training alumni membership network (launching soon)

    • Community Mediation and Community Restorative Justice: programs offered to individual community members and families experiencing disputes.

      • Expand community program offerings including adding conflict coaching, circle processes, and other responsive services

      • Manage community grants and data collection

      • Oversee community programs budget ensuring annual fee-for-service targets are met

      • Develop and implement continuous program improvement and growth strategies.

    • Community Conflict Transformation Cases: Programs offered to community groups, community based organizations, governmental entities working with the public, etc. on a fee for service basis.

      • Ensure annual fee-for-service/earned income goals are reached

      • Cultivate and recruit new clients/develop outreach strategies

      • In collaboration with other SEEDS staff, promote SEEDS’ Community Programs offerings, including developing marketing strategy and collateral and ensuring CP clients are integrated into mailing and outreach lists

      • Produce and disseminate regular communications and resources to share with current and former clients

      • Develop contractual agreements with clients

      • Ensure timely data collection and entry

      • Develop evaluation strategies

      • Develop and implement continuous program improvement and growth strategies.

      • Training and Facilitation Delivery: Expand, refine, deliver, and evaluate a full range of relational capacity building training, facilitation, mediation, and restorative circle sessions, both live and asynchronous.

  • Hold Organizational Leadership

    • Participate in program leadership team (biweekly gathering of all program directors and managers)

    • Contribute to organizational budget development

    • Contribute to and execute organizational business plan

  • Volunteer and Staff Practitioner Management and Development

    • Develop and manage volunteer and staff practitioner pools

    • Expand and improve volunteer program to increase community impact and improve volunteer experience

    • Ensure accurate data collection and evaluation

  • Develop and expand community outreach to:

    • Increase training participants

    • Raise organizational visibility

    • Increase community mediation/RJ clients

  • Strategic Partnership Development

    • Identify and cultivate key partnership relationships (e.g. service delivery practitioners, community based organizations, governmental entities, community leaders, business partners) to expand and strengthen community programs

    • Participate in BACCM (Bay Area Coalition for Community Mediation) and other relevant coalitions/networks

  • Additional projects and duties as assigned

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Willingness to work in-person in Berkeley at least 3 days/week

  • If interested in working from home, access to a quiet, private space with a working internet connection to conduct confidential meetings and service delivery

  • Experience with non-profit program management, including staff supervision

  • Experience with conflict transformation processes (community mediation, Restorative Practices, facilitation, and/or training)

  • Valid CA Driver’s License and access to a working vehicle (for required in-person service delivery)

  • Ability and willingness to travel within the Bay Area and beyond for in-person service delivery

  • Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed

  • Ability and willingness to utilize organizational technological systems (MacOS, Salesforce, Google Classroom, Box, Microsoft Office, etc.) and to implement new systems (online teaching platforms, other systems as needed)

 

This job is for you if:

  • You enjoy learning new things, learn quickly and can roll with change. You’re open to trying on the “beginner’s mindset” and committed to continuous growth.

  • You are a team player with a capacity for both collaboration and independent initiative.  

  • You are committed to relationship building, restorative communication, moving through difficult conversations, and non-adversarial problem solving.

  • You can manage multiple projects at the same time and quickly reprioritize competing needs.

  • You enjoy problem solving and thinking creatively. You don’t get flustered if you don’t have all the answers. You take initiative until you get what you need.

  • You have a service mindset, are eager to create client satisfaction, and engage with humility when it comes to working with people from diverse backgrounds.

  • You have a commitment to self-reflection, self-knowledge, and self-growth so that you can offer better support to those you’re serving.

  • You get energized by identifying new opportunities for partnership and program growth and thrive on being resourceful and innovative. 

  • You are committed to equity and learning how to exist in today’s current society while moving the needle forward.

  • You understand that a non-profit is a business and that our work costs money.

  • You love thinking about better ways to educate and train adults, taking into consideration diverse identities, lived experiences, cultures, and neurodiversity.

  • You have a strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills and are a go getter.

  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and flexible with the changing nature of growing organizations.

  • You love building processes and procedures to improve program impact.

  • You are patient and able to meet people where they are

 

Compensation

Full-time exempt position. $73,000-$76,000 commensurate with experience. SEEDS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: $500 monthly allocation for health, dental, and vision insurance and 403(b) retirement plan; 13 paid holidays per year; 2 weeks’ vacation per year; 12 sick days per year; and a yearly professional development allowance.

 

We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, including bilingual and multicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. SEEDS is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, and breastfeeding and related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, veteran or military status, marital status, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws.

 

To apply: Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@seedscrc.org asap. We will be accepting applications and interviewing on a rolling basis and will begin review of applications on May 17. Position open until filled. Please note that we cannot respond to applicant queries outside of our typical process.

Programs Coordinator

The Organization:

SEEDS envisions a future in which all individuals, organizations and communities recognize conflict as an opportunity for positive growth – and have the skills and capacity to engage in effective dialogue and promote peaceful resolution of interpersonal and intergroup challenges and conflicts.

 

SEEDS is a professional service organization that offers a range of skilled conflict transformation services to residents, governments, businesses, school districts, and communities throughout the Bay Area. We have an excellent reputation for supplying high quality programs in the across the Bay Area for over 30 years.

 

COVID Policies:

All staff are required to be fully vaccinated (2 doses of a 2-dose sequence or 1 dose of a 1-dose sequence), barring a medical or religious exemption. We base our in-office masking policy on current public health data and governmental guidelines. As of April 2022, staff are asked to wear masks in public areas of the office unless otherwise agreed by everyone present. We have a hybrid remote/in-person work model and currently require employees to be present in the office at least 3 days per week with the option to work remotely up to 2 days per week. We work remotely when public health guidelines require it.

 

The Opportunity:
Join a dynamic, highly communicative, and collaborative team committed to providing brave spaces, services, and capacity building to bring people together across differences. The Programs Coordinator plays a key role to the success of SEEDS’ foundational programs supporting and project managing trainings, facilitations and projects across each service area.

 

Reporting Structure: Reports to Director of Operations. Provides support to all programs and services managers and directors.

 

In this position, you will ensure high quality delivery of all services by:

  • Coordinating all logistical and program planning aspects of SEEDS’ Public Trainings

    • Project manage each public training from calendaring through follow-up 

    • In collaboration with service managers develop annual calendar, book locations, coordinate food, registration, materials etc.

    • Serve as main point of contact for all training students and prospective students.

    • Manage all promotion and registration duties and communication with students and prospective students

    • Maintain strong relationships with staff trainers and volunteer mediators/case developers

    • Coordinate with volunteers to serve as coaches in trainings

    • Provide onsite logistical and coordination support for trainings

    • Post training follow-up, communication etc.

    • Improve and maintain systems for program effectiveness, efficiency, and tracking

    • Ensure accurate data tracking

  • Coordinating client services and community programs

    • Triage initial email inquiry inbox

    • Assist in client intake

    • Project manage contracting and service delivery process

    • Ensure staff delivering service have all materials and information needed

    • Prepare, coordinate and support meetings, trainings, facilitations, and other events

    • Ensure consistency and quality of all facilitation and training materials

    • Update and maintain materials, handbooks, process documentation etc.

    • Ensure accurate data tracking

    • Improve and maintain systems for program effectiveness, efficiency, and tracking

    • Support promotion and outreach activities, including in-person support for outreach events

  • Supporting office management

    • Participate in office management team to ensure timely opening and closing of office and any office management duties are fulfilled.

    • Uphold organization and cleanliness of office space

    • Maintain inventory and organization of kitchen space

    • Manage mailing systems

    • Manage distribution of shared office resources (e.g. Zoom lines, conference room space)

    • Support planning, scheduling, and execution of organizational events​

  • Additional projects and duties as assigned

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Willingness to work in-person in Berkeley at least 3 days/week

  • If interested in working from home, access to a quiet, private space with a working internet connection

  • Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed (to support public trainings)

  • Ability and willingness to utilize organizational technological systems (MacOS, Salesforce, Google Classroom, Box, Microsoft Office, etc.) and to implement new systems (online teaching platforms, other systems as needed)

 

This job is for you if:

  • You are a detail-oriented, systems thinker who is energized by designing, implementing and maintaining systems that contribute to the consistent and high-quality delivery of client-bases services.

  • Planning and project management are your jam. You love identifying gaps and anticipating problems and fixing them before they happen.

  • You love the behind the scenes work that each training and facilitation requires to ensure high-quality and smooth implementation.

  • You believe plan B is just as important as plan A.

  • You are a team player with a capacity for both collaboration and independent initiative.  

  • You are committed to relationship building, restorative communication, moving through difficult conversations, and non-adversarial problem solving.

  • You can manage multiple projects at the same time and quickly reprioritize competing needs.

  • You enjoy problem solving and thinking creatively. You don’t get flustered if you don’t have all the answers. You take initiative until you get what you need.

  • You take initiative and make sure that any information that might impact another staff is communicated effectively-no need to wait around and be asked.

  • You have a service mindset, are eager to create client satisfaction, and engage with humility when it comes to working with people from diverse backgrounds.

  • You have a commitment to self-reflection, self-knowledge, and self-growth so that you can offer better support to those you’re serving internally and externally.  

  • You get energized by identifying areas for improvement and growth and thrive on being resourceful and innovative.  

  • You are committed to equity and learning how to exist in today’s current society while moving the needle forward.

  • You understand that a non-profit is a business and that our work costs money.

  • You have a strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills and are a go getter.

  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and flexible with the changing nature of growing organizations.

  • You love building processes and procedures to improve program impact.

  • You are patient and able to meet people where they are

 

Compensation

Full-time exempt position. $63,000-$66,000 commensurate with experience. SEEDS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: $500 monthly allocation for health, dental, and vision insurance and 403(b) retirement plan; 13 paid holidays per year; 2 weeks’ vacation per year; 12 sick days per year; and a yearly professional development allowance.

 

We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, including bilingual and multicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. SEEDS is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, and breastfeeding and related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, veteran or military status, marital status, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws.

 

To apply: Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@seedscrc.org asap. We will be accepting applications and interviewing on a rolling basis and will begin review of applications on May 31. Position open until filled. Please note that we cannot respond to applicant queries outside of our typical process.

Operations Associate
0.5 FTE position 

 

The Organization:

SEEDS envisions a future in which all individuals, organizations and communities recognize conflict as an opportunity for positive growth – and have the skills and capacity to engage in effective dialogue and promote peaceful resolution of interpersonal and intergroup challenges and conflicts.

 

SEEDS is a professional service organization that offers a range of skilled conflict transformation services to residents, governments, businesses, school districts, and communities throughout the Greater Bay Area and beyond. Our excellent reputation for supplying high quality programs was built over 30 years of service.

 

COVID policies:

All staff are required to be fully vaccinated (2 doses of a 2-dose sequence or 1 dose of a 1-dose sequence), barring a medical or religious exemption. We base our in-office masking policy on current public health data and governmental guidelines. As of April 2022, staff are asked to wear masks in public areas of the office unless otherwise agreed by everyone present. We have a hybrid remote/in-person work model and currently require employees to be present in the office at least 3 days per week with the option to work remotely up to 2 days per week. We work remotely when public health guidelines require it.

 

The Opportunity:
Join a dynamic, highly communicative, and collaborative team committed to building the relational capacity of school systems. The Operations Associate works under the direction and supervision of the Director of Operations to oversee the operational success of the organization.

 

Reporting Structure: Part of operations team. Reports to Director of Operations.

 

In this position, you will:

  • Support Accounting and Budget Management

    • Process bills through Bill.com

    • Receive payments and post in QuickBooks

    • Process deposits on a regular basis

    • Create and follow up on client invoices

    • Handle some purchasing for the organization (supplies, equipment, snacks, etc)

  • Support Office Administration

    • Serve on Office Management team

    • Support the day to day business and function of the office

    • Provide IT support and assistance when necessary.

    • Coordinate and track staff meetings

    • Maintain equipment and key tracking logs

    • Acts as secondary point of contact for office procedures and protocol; guide staff through office protocol and sends reminders when necessary; document procedures.

    • Enter data in database and communication systems

    • Manage Google groups and email users

    • Coordinate with janitorial service, landlord and contractors for office needs.

    • Perform general clerical duties including photocopying, faxing, mailing, and filing

    • Be available to staff for questions and assistance during working hours

    • Manage mailing systems

    • In collaboration with Director of Operations, maintain policies and procedures wiki

  • Support Fundraising

    • Support board-initiated fundraising efforts, both mailing campaigns and events

    • Process all donations and send written acknowledgement.

    • Maintain accurate donor and donation tracking in Salesforce

    • Prepare donor reports

    • Prepare, print, and mail letters for fundraising campaigns

    • Provide in-person support for fundraising events

  • Support Human Resources

    • Send time sheet reminders and follow up on missing time sheets

    • Aid in the orientation and on boarding of new employees.

    • Maintain confidentiality, standards of ethics and personal accountability

    • Assist management with the development and drafting of job descriptions

    • Maintain documentation relating to HR activities

    • Post job descriptions

    • Track staff birthdays and work anniversaries

    • Organize staff events, including ordering lunch, reserving spaces, etc.

  • Additional projects and duties as assigned

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Willingness to work in-person in Berkeley at least 3 days/week

  • If interested in working from home, access to a quiet, private space with a working internet connection to conduct confidential meetings and service delivery

  • Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed (for in-person event support)

  • Ability and willingness to utilize organizational technological systems (MacOS, Salesforce, Google Classroom, Box, Microsoft Office, etc.) and to implement new systems

 

This job is for you if:

  • You pay strong attention to detail

  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment with creativity and speed

  • You have honesty, a high degree of integrity and personal accountability, respect for self and others, a strong work ethic, appropriate discretion, maturity, and professionalism, and a commitment to and passion for the mission of SEEDS

  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • You can manage multiple priorities. 

  • You are an independent, systems thinker and clear, thoughtful decision maker with the ability to exercise good judgment in the face of high stakes issues

  • You are a collaborative team player and quick learner

  • You demonstrate initiative and ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • You can move forward positively and tactfully in the face of barriers and challenges

  • You can identify and clearly articulate our mission and vision and respond to requests accordingly

 

Compensation

This is a half-time staff position. 20 hours/week at $35/hour, equivalent to $36,400/year. This role receives 40 hours of paid vacation time and 12 days of sick time per year. No other benefits are offered for this position.

We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, including bilingual and multicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. SEEDS is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, and breastfeeding and related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, veteran or military status, marital status, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws.

 

To apply: Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@seedscrc.org asap. We will be accepting applications and interviewing on a rolling basis and will begin review of applications on June 27. Position open until filled. Please note that we cannot respond to applicant queries outside of our typical process.

Communications Coordinator
0.25 FTE position 

 

The Organization:

SEEDS envisions a future in which all individuals, organizations and communities recognize conflict as an opportunity for positive growth – and have the skills and capacity to engage in effective dialogue and promote peaceful resolution of interpersonal and intergroup challenges and conflicts.

 

SEEDS is a professional service organization that offers a range of skilled conflict transformation services to residents, governments, businesses, school districts, and communities throughout the Greater Bay Area and beyond. Our excellent reputation for supplying high quality programs was built over 30 years of service.

 

COVID policies:

All staff are required to be fully vaccinated (2 doses of a 2-dose sequence or 1 dose of a 1-dose sequence), barring a medical or religious exemption. We base our in-office masking policy on current public health data and governmental guidelines. As of April 2022, staff are asked to wear masks in public areas of the office unless otherwise agreed by everyone present.

The Opportunity:
Join a dynamic, highly communicative, and collaborative team committed to building the relational capacity of school systems. The Communications Coordinator works under the direction and supervision of the Special Projects Manager to oversee the operational success of SEEDS’ communications and outreach plan. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring successful creation, execution and evaluation of communications strategies and establishing SEEDS as a key community player in a larger community. This is a remote role, with occasional in-person event support and staff meeting/retreat requirements.

 

Reporting Structure: Part of operations team. Reports to Special Projects Manager.

 

In this position, you will:

  • Manage SEEDS communication channels

    • Monitor SEEDS’ social media and online presence

    • Maintain and update SEEDS website regularly

    • Maintain an engaging presence on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media outlets

    • Advertise events and announcements on website and social media outlets

    • Update and maintain program, event, fundraising, and service announcements through the various media channels

  • Create and manage content promoting the organization

    • Build and support collaborative systems to crowd source content.

    • Write content and create visuals for both print and web including the company website, social media, brochures, and organizational newsletters.

    • Support the consistency of organizational design guidelines by editing and reviewing externally facing content.

    • Make sure that all promotional and marketing materials meet the company’s brand identity strategy.

  • Develop, improve, and execute organizational communications plan

    • Contribute to and implement organizational communications strategy.

    • Seek out new outreach, fundraising and event opportunities that promote SEEDS’ image and brand

    • Organize and direct promotional events.

    • Implement Alumni Network communications

    • Recognize and engage with multiple perspectives

    • Identify and resolve any issues with promotional content in a timely and effective manner.

    • Improve and maintain systems for communications effectiveness, efficiency, and tracking

    • Assess and report on the effectiveness of communication strategies.

  • Additional duties and projects as assigned

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Located in San Francisco Bay Area

  • Ability and willingness to attend staff meetings and retreats in person at our Berkeley office

  • Ability and willingness to travel within the Bay Area to offer in-person support for events and to capture images

  • Knowledge of and experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)

  • Experience developing promotional materials for online platforms and for print

  • Experience working and communicating with stakeholders representing broad diversity in terms of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, etc.

  • Access to a quiet, private space with a working internet connection

  • Ability and willingness to utilize organizational technological systems (MacOS, Salesforce, Google Classroom, Box, Microsoft Office, etc.) and to implement new systems (online teaching platforms, other systems as needed)

 

This job is for you if:

  • You have a deep understanding of conflict resolution, mediation, facilitation, and effective communication.

  • You pay strong attention to detail.

  • You thrive in a fast past environment with creativity and speed.

  • You have honesty, a high degree of integrity and personal accountability, respect for self and others, a strong work ethic, appropriate discretion, maturity, and professionalism, and a commitment to and passion for the mission of SEEDS.

  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • You can manage multiple projects at the same time and quickly reprioritize competing needs.

  • You are an independent, systems thinker and clear, thoughtful decision maker with the ability to exercise good judgment in the face of high stakes issues.

  • You are a collaborative team player and quick learner.

  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and flexible with the changing nature of growing organizations.

  • You have strong project management skills in designing and implementing complex multifaceted services that produce successful measurable results.

  • You demonstrate initiative and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

  • You enjoy problem solving and thinking creatively. You don’t get flustered if you don’t have all the answers. You can take initiative until you get what you need.

  • You have a commitment to do the best we can with what we have, and to meet communities and organizations wherever they are – and collaborate to find a way forward.

  • You can identify and clearly articulate our mission and vision and respond to requests accordingly.

 

Compensation

This is a quarter-time staff position. 10 hours/week at $35/hour, equivalent to $18,200/year. This role receives 20 hours of paid vacation time and 6 days of sick time per year. No other benefits are offered for this position.

 

We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, including bilingual and multicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. SEEDS is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, and breastfeeding and related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, veteran or military status, marital status, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws.

 

To apply: Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@seedscrc.org asap. We will be accepting applications and interviewing on a rolling basis and will begin review of applications on June 27. Position open until filled. Please note that we cannot respond to applicant queries outside of our typical process.

Organizational Effectiveness Services Senior Practitioner
0.5 FTE

 

The Organization:

SEEDS envisions a future in which all individuals, organizations, and communities recognize conflict as an opportunity for positive growth and have the skills and capacity to engage in effective dialogue and promote peaceful resolution of interpersonal and intergroup challenges and conflicts.

 

SEEDS is a professional service organization that offers a range of skilled conflict transformation services to residents, governments, businesses, school districts, and communities throughout the Bay Area. We have an excellent reputation for supplying high quality programs across the Bay Area for over 30 years.

 

COVID Policies:

All staff are required to be fully vaccinated (2 doses of a 2-dose sequence or 1 dose of a 1-dose sequence), barring a medical or religious exemption. We base our in-office masking policy on current public health data and governmental guidelines. As of April 2022, staff are asked to wear masks in public areas of the office unless otherwise agreed by everyone present. We have a hybrid remote/in-person work model and currently require employees to be present in the office at least 3 days per week with the option to work remotely up to 2 days per week. We work remotely when public health guidelines require it.

 

The Opportunity:
Join a dynamic, highly communicative, and collaborative team committed to providing brave spaces, services, and capacity building to bring people together across differences. The Organizational Effectiveness Services (OES) Senior Practitioner plays a key role to the success of SEEDS’ foundational programs, offering conflict transformation trainings and interventions to businesses and organizations through restorative processes including mediation, facilitation, training, coaching and restorative processes. 

 

Reporting Structure: Reports to Organizational Effectiveness Services Director. Primary role is to provide support for OES cases, including contracted corporate partners and Conflict Transformation Practitioners/mediators.

 

In this position, you will:

  • Participate in the SEEDS team

    • Support service delivery in accordance with SEEDS business plans, mission, vision and values

    • Participate in team and staff meetings and circles

    • Practice congruence with CT and Restorative communication internally and externally

    • Represent SEEDS in accordance with organizational values and messaging

  • Support SEEDS OES Programs and Director of OES

    • Contracting support

    • Preparation, coordination, and support of conflict cases

    • Ensure consistency and quality of all conflict cases and conflict case materials

    • In partnership with OES Program Director: Ensure high quality infrastructure, systems, evaluation, and quality assurance for HR mediation program and conflict cases

  • Design and deliver customized conflict transformation services

    • Coordinate and conduct conflict cases from case intake through follow-up (intake, case development, case management, service implementation, evaluation, and follow-up).

    • Ensure timely and accurate case data entry

    • Ensure quality and consistency of service delivery

    • Interface with partner clients and their case managers

    • Design and deliver tailored trainings to organizations to improve effectiveness – topics may include effective communication, giving and receiving feedback, working with conflict, teaching mediation to HR departments etc.

    • Coach organizational leaders to improve communication, coaching team leaders or team members as part of a conflict case

    • Mediate personnel (HR) conflicts in organizations

    • Facilitate processes within organizations to support forward movement on business needs, decision making, conflict transformation, restorative practices and complex problem solving

    • Support restorative culture shift: customize and implement restorative processes to support organizations shift to restorative culture, practices and policies

  • Additional projects and duties as assigned

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Valid CA Driver’s License and access to a working vehicle (for required in-person service delivery)

  • Ability and willingness to travel within the Bay Area and beyond for in-person service delivery

  • Ability and willingness to utilize organizational technological systems (MacOS, Salesforce, Google Classroom, Box, Microsoft Office, etc.)

  • Conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice training

  • Experience facilitating group processes, training or teaching, and/or mediating conflict

  • Experience working and communicating with stakeholders representing broad diversity in terms of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, etc.

 

This job is for you if:

  • You are confident engaging with people in both virtual and physical spaces

  • You enjoy learning new things, learn quickly and can roll with change. You’re open to trying on the “beginner’s mindset” and committed to continuous growth.

  • You are a team player with a capacity for both collaboration and independent initiative. 

  • You are committed to relationship building, restorative communication, moving through difficult conversations, and non-adversarial problem solving.

  • You can manage multiple projects at the same time and quickly reprioritize competing needs.

  • You enjoy problem solving and thinking creatively. You don’t get flustered if you don’t have all the answers. You take initiative until you get what you need.

  • You REALLY have a service mindset, are eager to create client satisfaction, and engage with humility when it comes to working with people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse values.

  • You have a commitment to self-reflection, self-knowledge, and self-growth so that you can offer better support to those you’re serving.

  • You get energized by identifying areas for improvement and growth and thrive on being resourceful and innovative. 

  • You are committed to equity and learning how to exist in today’s current society while moving the needle forward.

  • You understand that a non-profit is a business and that our work costs money.

  • You love thinking about better ways to educate and train adults, taking into consideration diverse identities, lived experiences, cultures, and neurodiversity.

  • You have a strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills and are a go getter.

  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and flexible with the changing nature of growing organizations.

  • You love building processes and procedures to improve program impact.

  • You are patient and able to meet people where they are

  • You love working with people, hearing their stories and serving needs.

  • You love the details and ensuring you’re using and/or creating the systems needed to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.

  • You recognize that being a conflict transformation provider is a life-long learning process of addressing your own triggers/activators.

 

Compensation

This is a half-time staff position. 20 hours/week at $40/hour, equivalent to $41,600/year. This role receives 40 hours of paid vacation time and 12 days of sick time per year. No other benefits are offered for this position.

 

We strongly encourage and seek applications from Black, indigenous and people of color, including bilingual and multicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. SEEDS is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, and breastfeeding and related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, veteran or military status, marital status, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws.

 

To apply: Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@seedscrc.org asap. We will be accepting applications and interviewing on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. Please note that we cannot respond to applicant queries outside of our typical process.

School Services Practitioner
Part Time Intermittent Role

 

The Organization:

SEEDS envisions a future in which all individuals, organizations and communities recognize conflict as an opportunity for positive growth – and have the skills and capacity to engage in effective dialogue and promote peaceful resolution of interpersonal and intergroup challenges and conflicts.

 

SEEDS is a professional service organization that offers a range of skilled conflict transformation services to residents, governments, businesses, school districts, and communities throughout the Bay Area. We have an excellent reputation for supplying high quality programs in the across the Bay Area for over 30 years.

 

COVID policies:

All staff are required to be fully vaccinated (2 doses of a 2-dose sequence or 1 dose of a 1-dose sequence), barring a medical or religious exemption. We base our in-office masking policy on current public health data and governmental guidelines. As of April 2022, staff are asked to wear masks in public areas of the office unless otherwise agreed by everyone present. We have a hybrid remote/in-person work model and currently require employees to be present in the office at least 3 days per week with the option to work remotely up to 2 days per week. We work remotely when public health guidelines require it.

 

The Opportunity:
Join a dynamic, highly communicative, and collaborative team committed to fostering positive relationships between educators and students and supporting schools in the paradigm shift from a punitive model to a framework that embodies restorative justice and practices.

 

The core to SEEDS’ approach to Restorative Justice Implementation in schools centers on community building, conflict resolution, restorative inquiry, de-escalation, harm repair, relationship restoration and positive school culture and climate development.

 

In addition to restorative justice trainings, SEEDS’ School Services offers support services in building the capacity of relational school systems including effective communication strategies, feedback, customer service, facilitation, transition management, interest-based decision making, and conflict mediation.

 

We are looking for highly skilled, energetic practitioners who can deliver high-quality, engaging trainings with administrators and teachers in a direct and compassionate way and facilitate structured, organized group processes.

 

Reporting Structure: Reports to the School Services Manager.

 

In this position, you will:

  • Support the implementation of restorative practices with contracted schools and education-based organizations using the SEEDS fee for service model. Our model supports school culture shift by working with the adults in a school system.

  • Support School Services Manager in training and implementation of restorative practices in schools (including formal training, circle facilitation, coaching of school administrators and faculty), both in-person and virtually

  • Train cohorts of staff and/or admin, often with the background of conflict/tension among staff/parents/students

  • Provide mediation services for education-based clients and organizations

  • Give feedback on school-based offerings including materials, program models, toolkit resources, etc.

  • Meet quarterly with School Services Manager and other practitioners to review best practices, give feedback on curriculum, and update resources

  • Respond to project offers in a timely manner

  • Ensure accurate tracking of service delivery data

 

Note: Most training and facilitation work takes place during the school day, between 8AM and 4PM PT, depending on the client.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Access to a quiet, private space with a working internet connection and appropriate technology to conduct confidential meetings and service delivery

  • Experience with conflict transformation processes (community mediation, Restorative Practices, facilitation, and/or training)

  • Experience delivering trainings both in-person and remotely via video conference

  • Valid CA Driver’s License and access to a working vehicle (for required in-person service delivery)

  • Ability and willingness to travel within the Bay Area and beyond for in-person service delivery

  • Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed

  • Ability and willingness to utilize organizational technological systems (MacOS, Salesforce, Google Classroom, Box, Microsoft Office, etc.)

  • Ability to conduct service delivery in English (proficiency in Spanish preferred)

 

This position is for you if:

  • You have prior experience delivering trainings, facilitations, and/or coaching around restorative justice in schools.

  • You are energized by the SEEDS model and values and are excited to implement our curriculum.

  • You are confident engaging with people in both virtual and physical spaces.

  • You are enthusiastic about supporting school and education serving communities in their transition to restorative practices.

  • You believe intersectionality to be critical to restorative practices and the building of healthy heterogeneous communities.

  • You enjoy learning new things, learn quickly, and can roll with change. You’re open to trying on the “beginner’s mindset” and committed to continuous growth.

  • You are comfortable supporting people in conflict.

  • You have embodied experience with racial literacy.

  • You can take initiative until you get what you need.

  • You are committed to equity and learning how to exist in today’s current society while moving the needle forward.

  • You understand that a non-profit is a business and that our work costs money.

  • You love thinking about better ways to educate and train adults, taking into consideration diverse identities, lived experiences, cultures, and neurodiversity.

  • You are committed to relationship building, restorative communication, moving through difficult conversations, and non-adversarial problem solving.

  • You REALLY have a service mindset, are eager to create client satisfaction, and engage with humility when it comes to working with people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse values.

  • You have a commitment to self-reflection, self-knowledge, and self-growth so that you can offer better support to those you’re serving.

  • You are a team player with a capacity for both collaboration and independent initiative.  

 

Compensation:

This is an intermittent part-time position. Working hours are dependent on each case and may vary. Practitioners may accept or decline cases based on fit and availability. We anticipate approximately 5-12 hours of support will be needed each week when working on an active project. You will earn $50-$60/hr for direct service work and $35-$45/hr for prep and support services (e.g. travel, preparation for training/facilitation). You will also have access to a fee waiver for SEEDS core public trainings while actively engaged in projects.

 

We strongly encourage and seek applications from Black, indigenous and people of color, including bilingual and multicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. SEEDS is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, and breastfeeding and related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, veteran or military status, marital status, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws.

 

To apply: Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@seedscrc.org asap. We will be accepting applications and interviewing on a rolling basis and will begin review of applications on June 13. Position open until filled. Please note that we cannot respond to applicant queries outside of our typical process.