- Philadelphia, PA, USA
- Full Time
Medical benefits with two options of coverage (coverage begins on the 1st of the month following date of hire), with generous company contribution Company-paid Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-term Disability coverage Voluntary programs including Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance 403 (b) Pension Plan with generous company contribution after one year of service Generous paid time off package Warm, welcoming, and supportive environment
Community Coordinator for the Transforming Justice Hub
Interested in working for a non-profit organization rooted in a tradition of care and compassion? Join our team! CORA is a fast-paced, growing organization with over 500 team members and growing with a lucrative benefits package to offer. Our team has been helping children and families experiencing emotional, academic, and social challenges which impede their development and productivity throughout Philadelphia for the past 50 years and we have continued to put our community first.
CORA Services is a non-profit agency whose mission is to assist youth, children, and families experiencing emotional, academic, and social challenges which impede their development and productivity. CORA provides this assistance throughout the greater Philadelphia area. "Children are the Heart of the Matter"
CORA's Good Shepherd Mediation programs aim to encourage peace, reconciliation, and social justice by equipping communities with the tools to transform conflict. Our teen programs help youth navigate relationship building, decision-making, conflict management, and accountability through peer mediation and restorative justice.
The Restorative Justice department of CORA Services is launching the Transforming Justice Hub: a two-tiered project that seeks to empower Philadelphian youth who have been both impacted by and involved in neighborhood gun violence to interrupt cycles of conflict, and the systems of oppression that cause them, through community organizing and community dialogue.
In service of this mission, The Hub will host a recurring six-month Popular Education course that trains youth, in neighborhoods most familiar with the conditions of gun violence, to become certified circle keepers, peer mediators, and community organizers. The course comprises 40 hours of facilitation training, 10 hours of political education, and 6 hours of hands-on practice leading restorative justice models. The second component of this project is providing restorative justice services, from de-escalation to healing circles, to our overall community by partnering with the youth apprentices to facilitate these practices in their respective neighborhoods.
This project was designed with the understanding that gun violence, and other forms of interpersonal violence, is a symptom of the material conditions that marginalized communities are subjected to, and that "those closest to the problem are closest to the solution". We seek staff who share this analysis and can engage those at the epicenter of our gun violence epidemic to be leaders in this movement.
Community Coordinator for the Transforming Justice Hub Role:
The Community Coordinator sustains The Hub's relationships and quality of service by being the first point of contact for referrals and communications; conducting trauma-informed case management; maintaining important records, schedules, and data; and providing key administrative assistance to all aspects of the program.
Community Coordinator for the Transforming Justice Hub Educational Requirements:
· Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Community Coordinator for the Transforming Justice Hub Experience/ Knowledge/ Skills:
· Minimum of 4 years of experience with office administration systems and procedures.
· Minimum of 1 year of experience with trauma-informed practices.
· Experience working with youth.
· Excellent organizational and time management skills.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to lead presentations in public forums.
*Candidates with bilingual proficiency are strongly preferred.
· Ability to work proficiently with Microsoft Outlook, Zoom, and databases.
· Demonstrated understanding and commitment to racial justice, economic justice, disability justice, and gender liberation, with the ability to develop supportive and trusting relationships with people directly impacted by these issues.
· Demonstrated understanding of the systemic causes of gun violence within marginalized communities.
· Candidates with lived experience and direct knowledge of the issues this project seeks to address are preferred.
· Enthusiasm for the mission of CORA GSM and loyalty to the goals and objectives of CORA GSM.
Does this sound like the perfect fit for you? Interested applicants should submit a resume along with a cover letter detailing why they think restorative justice is valuable and why they would make a valuable member of our team.
CORA Services has been named 2021 TOP WORKPLACE in the Philadelphia Region and received the 2021 TOP WORKPLACE WOMEN-LED CULTURE EXCELLENCE AWARD, which signifies our commitment to developing and sustaining a culture that supports, promotes, and values its employees. We provide our employees with solid benefits, a positive atmosphere, meaningful work, and a culture of strong leadership, which in turn drives growth and innovation.
Please note: All new hires are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 prior to starting work with CORA Services.
CORA Services Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.