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.
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 by supporting schools to build community and intentional, responsive relationships that can be restored when conflict and harm occur. The ultimate goal is to position schools and youth-serving organizations to be restorative in service of students.
Reporting Structure: Member of the Program Leadership Team. Reports to the Executive Director. Supervises part-time coaches and intermittent associate trainers/facilitators on an as needed basis.
In this position, you will:
Lead and manage all aspects of School Services fee-for-service business model (ensuring high quality service delivery), including:
- 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’ 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
- Developing Contractual Agreements with schools and educational serving organizations
- Ensure timely data collection and entry
- Manage School Services budget
- Cultivate new partnerships
- Identify and cultivate new clients
- 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 and facilitation sessions.
- 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
- Cultivating Restorative Culture and Climate:
- Transforming culture from punitive to restorative
- Relationship building circle practice
- Restorative classroom management practices
- Conflict Transformation for youth, administrators and families
- Peer Mediation
- Peer Circle Practice
- Collaborative Leadership
- Principles and Practices of Restorative Justice
- Tier I and Tier II Restorative Practices
- Three Year RJ Implementation Model
Training curriculum, materials and toolkits: develop, expand, refine and curate
- Develop business model to integrate toolkit access into the School Services fee for service structure
- Manage and market toolkit, ensuring up to date and relevant resources
- Manage toolkit distribution
- Develop and update core training materials including visuals, training guides, power point, etc.
- Develop new and refine existing curricula for specific training components – for example, the school-based peer mediation program
Support schools and districts that are working within the SEEDS 3 year RJ Implementation Model
- Conduct periodic RJ implementation audits, assessments, and classroom observations
- Produce reports and craft recommendations in response to the assessment
- Identify resources that are responsive to needs identified by the assessment
- Designing and implementing electronic, educator self-assessments
- Coaching school leaders, teachers and youth serving organizational staff
Strategic Partnership Development
- Identify and cultivate key partnership relationships to expand and strengthen School Services and SEEDS organizational advancement
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)
0.8-1.0 FTE exempt position. Salary: $56,000-$60,000 (0.8FTE)/$70,000-$75,000 (1.0 FTE) 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 email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed in the order received.