Healthy Relationships Breakout Worldwide!
Sound like the impossible dream? Perhaps it's not too far off. Do you have a burning desire to be a part of social change? If so, read on and find out how the Trauma-Responsive Schools approach and an extraordinary communication skill set called Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can transform any school's culture especially in this period of the health crisis and the long overdue reckoning with systemic racism. Our work directly addresses this paradigm shift.
We ask this important question:
We spend 12 years in school preparing for a career.
How much time do we spend preparing for a relationship?
Have you been asking this question along with the rest of the population? With the increase in youth suicides, social cruelty, self-harm, uncensored media, and now mandated isolation from schools and colleges, offering Relationship Education that focuses on respectful communication is more necessary than ever.
The Relationship Foundation is seeking a part time executive assistant to support the Executive Director. We are in a period of exponential growth. Since June, we've given 10 trainings for 275 NYC schools. There's a story behind this. We recently started trainings for the Head Start staff in a First Nations Community (aka American Indians) in Oregon.
This position will give you a sense of purpose, and you will learn relationship skills you may never have imagined were possible to embrace.
Pay is a stipend of $200 per week for 13 hours split throughout the week. Some days will include up to 2 hours on zoom though not all at once.
Here is what we do and who we are:
The Relationship Foundation (TRF), a 501(c)3 non-profit, has been teaching its "Healthy Relationships 101" program in high schools in New York City and in cities in several other states for over ten years. We instruct students and teachers on how to sustain healthy, thriving, meaningful, and fulfilling relationships with everyone in their lives. (and now how to have these during limited social access)
One of the most effective things we do is support students and teachers to articulate their needs and feelings without blame and judgment and to listen empathically; everything we wish we had learned growing up. Given how disconnected (or over-connected) our society is today, learning this work can make all the difference both in and out of school.
The communication skill set we teach is based on Marshall Rosenberg's "Nonviolent Communication (NVC)," and the results from this approach have been extraordinary. See our website for details. Equally as important is introducing the Trauma-Responsive Schools approach to help schools' staff to understand that so called problem students are actually kids with toxic stress in their brain chemistry due to abuse, neglect, and unstable home lives (or homeless lives). Understanding this changes how kids are treated and the positive outcomes are phenomenal. The Trauma-Informed approach with a disruptive student is not what's wrong with you, but what's going on with you? We also go into detail about the neuroscience of trauma and how decreased neural networks can be regenerated.
At one training,an administrator called our work, "CPR for the Soul."
We have a book, a curriculum for schools, and a guidebook for organizations that are available on our website. Our guidebook for facilitators is being used by women's organizations and has been requested by other social service organizations, domestic violence prevention groups, mental health clinics, prison counselors, and therapists.
We have a collaboration with the Compassion Prison Project. Watch their 6 minute video.
A candidate will be selected for the skills they bring to the organization and their commitment to the organization's mission. A motivated self-starter with a keen sense of organization is a must.
Excellent typing and computer skills are also required.
As the Executive Assistant, you will become a valued staff member and learn the history of the project, gain new insights, and help to focus opportunities to maximize their potential.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for someone who dreams big, wants to join a non-profit on the brink of wider recognition, and desires to make a difference in the world. We're closing in on grants and and an increase in paid services so the position could lead to further compensation and eventually a full time paid position.
Thank you for reading all the way to the end!
Michael Jascz, Executive Director
The Relationship Foundation
Submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com, and state your qualifications and tech skills.
Please review our website http://www.therelationshipfoundation.org/ to make sure this is the right fit for you. Watch my Google Talk on the home page, some of the short videos and listen to a radio interview (Nash FM) on the media page for added insight into the essentials of the work we are advocating.
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Healthy Relationships Breakout Worldwide!
Sound like the impossible dream? Perhaps it's not too far off. Do you have a burning desire to be a part of social change? If so, read on and find out how the Trauma-Responsive Schools approach and an…
Please review the website and comment on it in your cover letter. To get a good sense of the work, listen to a short interview at Nash FM on the media page. Put something catchy in the subject line so I know you actually read the post to the end. It's important!
Please review the website and comment on it in your cover letter. To get a good sense of the work, listen to a short interview at Nash FM on the media page. Put something catchy in the…