Position Title: Positive Culture Coordinator
Reports To: Principal
Position Summary: The Positive Culture Coordinator (PCC) will spearhead the efforts to improve the school culture. The PCC will design and implement restorative justice practices, such as Peer Jury, in order to increase student ownership and enhance student decision-making. The PCC will inspire a family-friendly school climate through facilitation of preventative interventions and significant communication and outreach to increase family and community engagement.
Responsibilities of the PCC:
- Design and implement Peer Jury which will operate as a student governing body in correspondence with the Dean.
- Facilitate restorative justice activities such as victim-offender mediation, family group conferencing, and Peace Circles with students, guardians, staff, and other relevant stake holders in order to prevent escalation of interpersonal conflicts.
- Monitor the fulfillment of agreements established during restorative justice practices.
- Serve as a liaison between parents, staff, and students when managing discipline issues and intervention plans.
- Lead communication efforts to build community and parent engagement.
- Manage a group of community liaisons that conduct outreach and communication activities.
- Encourage and support staff to reach out to families in regards to student progress, important dates, celebrations, etc.
- Develop programs and activities designed to engage families in improving student academic and social emotional achievement.
- Collaborate with staff to make universal recommendations to improve the school environment (e.g, bulletin boards, fliers, greeting at school offices, displays of student work, etc.)
- Consult with other professional staff, outside agencies, and other organizations in order to improve school culture and climate.
Data Collection and Analysis:
- Periodically assess Key Performance Indicators and other relevant data as they relate to student participation in restorative justice interventions.
- Conduct periodic needs assessments amongst students and their families to ensure programs and activities are meeting identified needs.
- Assess the degree to which communication efforts increase parent and community engagement in the school.
Recommended Criteria for Selection of the PCC:
- Bachelor's Degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or other related field is required; Master's Degree desired
- Illinois Type 75 Certification and previous teaching experience is highly desirable
- A minimum of 2-3 years of highly successful related experience
- Strong working knowledge of CPS Policy & Procedures, Student Code of Conduct (SCC)
- Proficient with teamwork and collaborating with colleagues and administration
- Demonstrated mastery of restorative justice and school culture & climate best practices
- Exhibit passion and the ability to thrive amidst change and challenging conditions while maintaining a positive outlook and forward looking perspective
- Attention to detail, highly organized
- Possess an attuned appreciation for cultural awareness and competency and a staunch commitment to continuously develop insight and proficiencies related to such matters
Current schools with vacancies include but are not limited to:
How to Apply:
Interested candidates please visit http://www.cpstransformation.org