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. 

School Services 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 Greater Bay Area and beyond. Our excellent reputation for supplying high quality programs was built over 30 years of service.

 

The Opportunity:
Join a dynamic, highly communicative, and collaborative team committed to building the relational capacity of school systems. The School Services Manager plays a key role in the success of SEEDS’ School Services schools and education serving organizations to be restorative.

 

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

 

In this position, you will: Lead and manage all aspects of School Services fee-for-service business model (ensuring high quality service delivery), including:

 

Program development, implementation, management and evaluation

  • Oversee and implement Restorative Justice support plans with contracted schools and school districts using SEEDS fee-for-service business model (contracts are typically 3 years long) 

  • Oversee and implement conflict transformation services in schools (including peer mediation and conflict engagement)

  • Refine and design school-based offerings, including materials, program models, toolkits, resources, etc.

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

  • Ensure timely data collection and entry

  • Manage School Services budget and staff

  • Refine and develop evaluation strategies

  • Manage and coach restorative practitioners working with contracted schools

  • Design and refine training curriculum, materials and toolkits: develop, expand, refine and curate

 

Service Delivery:

  • Deliver trainings, facilitations, coaching and restorative justice delivery in schools to implement restorative school culture and RJ programs in schools and school districts

  • Facilitate a wide variety of meetings and engagements, often with a backdrop of conflict, at all stages of the process from intake through design and delivery

  • Conduct periodic RJ implementation audits, assessments, and classroom observations

 

Partner development and management

  • Identify and cultivate key partnerships to expand and strengthen School Services and SEEDS’ organizational advancement 

  • Cultivate and recruit new clients/develop outreach strategies

  • Develop and maintain contracting relationships with schools

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

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

 

Additional projects and duties as assigned

 

This job is for you if:

  • You are passionate about working to transform school systems and youth-serving organizations.

  • You are eager to understand the limitations of our current school system and work within it to create change, even when moving the dial is slow.

  • You love the feeling of identifying and securing new clients.

  • You are passionate about win-win, non-adversarial approaches to social change.

  • 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 capacity for both collaboration and independent initiative. 

  • You take initiative and can execute from A-Z on any project while asking for what you need and ensuring you are representing the larger organization with integrity and congruency.

  • 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 exploring how to balance functioning in today’s society and systems with 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 and excellent communication skills, and you 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 speak both English and Spanish (preferred)

 

Compensation

1.0 FTE exempt position. Salary: $70,000 -$75,000 commensurate with experience. SEEDS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance and 403(b) retirement plan.

 

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. Submissions without cover letters will not  be considered. Applications will be reviewed in the order received.